Frigidaire 218954901 Refrigerator User Manual

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Contents
This Owner's Guide provides specific
operating instructions for your model.
Use the refrigerator only as instructed
in this Owner's Guide.
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Important Safety Instructions
For Your Safety
Child Safety
Electrical Information
Other Precautions
First Steps
Location
Installation
Door Opening
Leveling
Cleaning
Connecting Ice Maker to Water Supply
Energy Saving Ideas
Setting the Controls
Cool Down Period
Refrigerator Control
Freezer Control
Fresh Food Storage
Automatic Ice and Water Dispenser
Care and Cleaning
Inside
Outside
Replacing the Light Bulb
Vacation and Moving Tips
Removing Handles and Doors
To Remove Handles
To Remove Freezer Door
To Remove Refrigerator Door
To Reinstall Freezer Door
To Reinstall Refrigerator Door
Avoid Service Checklist
Normal Operating Sounds
Warranty
Service Information in Canada
© 2001 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
All rights reserved.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Read all instructions before using this refrigerator.
For Your Safety
Do not store, or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for flammability and other warnings.
Proper Disposal of
Your Refrigerator/Freezer
Risk of child entrapment.
Child entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned refrigerators or freezers are
still dangerous — even if they will sit for
"just a few days." If you are getting rid
of your old refrigerator or freezer, please
follow the instructions below to help
prevent accidents.
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY YOUR
OLD REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER:
• Remove
doors.
• Leave shelves
in place so
children may
not easily
climb inside.
Child Safety
• Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately
after refrigerator is unpacked. Children should never use these items for play.
Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may
become airtight chambers, and can quickly cause suffocation.
• Remove all staples from carton. Staples can cause severe cuts, and destroy
finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.
• An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator, or freezer is a very dangerous attraction
to children. Remove door of any appliance that is not in use, even if it is
being discarded.
Electrical Information
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety mechanisms in the
design of this refrigerator will operate properly.
• Refrigerator must be plugged into its own 115 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only
electrical outlet. The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a threeprong grounding plug for your protection against 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 voltage varies by 10 percent or more, performance of your refrigerator may be
affected. Operating refrigerator with insufficient power can damage compressor.
Such damage is not covered under your warranty. If you suspect your voltage is
high or low, consult your power company for testing.
• To prevent refrigerator from being turned off accidentally, do not plug unit into
an outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord.
• Do not pinch, knot, or bend power cord in any manner.
Other Precautions
Avoid fire hazard or
electric shock. Do not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug. Do not remove
any prong from the power cord.
• Never unplug refrigerator by pulling on power cord. Always grip plug firmly, and
pull straight out from receptacle.
• To avoid electrical shock, unplug refrigerator before cleaning and before replacing
a light bulb. NOTE: Turning control to OFF turns off compressor, but does not
disconnect power to light bulb or other electrical components.
• Do not operate refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.
• Avoid contact with any moving parts of automatic ice maker.
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First Steps
This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use
refrigerator only as instructed in this Owner’s Guide. Before starting refrigerator,
follow these important first steps:
Location
Install refrigerator:
• near a grounded electrical outlet. DO NOT use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
• out of direct sunlight and away from range, dishwasher, or other heat sources,
if possible.
• on a floor that is level and strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator.
• where a water supply is available for automatic ice maker.
Installation
• Do not install refrigerator where temperature will drop below 60°F (15°C), or rise
above 110°F (43°C). Compressor will not be able to maintain proper temperatures.
• In a recessed installation, allow an extra 1/2 inch (10-15 mm) on each side for
ease of installation.
• If the hinge side of the unit will be placed against a wall, allow a 1-3/4 inch (44
mm) space between wall and refrigerator to permit proper door swing.
Door Opening
For best use of drawers and freezer basket, refrigerator should be in a position where
both the refrigerator and freezer doors can be opened about 135°.
Leveling
• Refrigerator must be leveled with all bottom corners resting firmly on a solid floor.
Adjust front rollers to level cabinet both front-to-rear and side-to-side. Keep
cabinet as low as possible for stability. Never adjust cabinet rollers so front is lower
than rear.
• To adjust front rollers: Open refrigerator and freezer doors. Remove toe grille
by pulling it straight out. Adjust rollers by turning each roller adjusting bolt with an
adjustable wrench, a socket wrench, or a nutdriver until refrigerator is level and
stable. Rear rollers are not adjustable.
• Check both doors to be sure seals touch cabinet evenly on all four sides.
• If freezer door is higher than refrigerator door, raise right corner and/or lower left
corner until doors align across top of cabinet.
• If refrigerator door is higher than freezer door, raise left corner and/or lower right
corner until doors align across top of cabinet.
• To replace toe grille: Line up tabs with holes, and push grille straight on.
Cleaning
• Wash the inside, all removable parts, and the outside with mild detergent and
warm water. Wipe dry. Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces.
• Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments that can scratch appliance
surface, when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape or energy
label can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or touch
glue with sticky side of tape already removed.
• Do Not Remove Serial Plate.
Replacing Toe Grille
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First Steps
Connecting Ice Maker to Water Supply
(continued)
Do Not Install Ice Maker Tubing Where Temperature May
Fall Below Freezing.
Check to be sure your water connection will comply with local plumbing codes.
Water quality determines your ice quality. It is best to connect the ice maker to
water that is not softened. 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.
The ice maker requires a 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) copper water supply line (with
shutoff) from your household water system. Allow enough tubing behind your
refrigerator to permit moving out to clean floor.
Figure 1
A water line kit is available through your dealer at extra charge. This kit includes
1/4 inch diameter copper tubing, plus parts to connect to your cold water line.
You will need to purchase a 1/4 inch brass compression nut and ferrule from
your local hardware or plumbing store.
1. Turn ON water supply and flush out copper tubing. Turn off water supply.
2. Unplug refrigerator.
3. Install WATER SUPPLY LINE as follows (figure 2):
• Slide brass nut, then ferrule, onto copper tubing.
• Push end of copper tubing as far into the metal water valve fitting as it will
go (1/4 inch). Slide ferrule into fitting and thread brass nut onto inlet,
tighten finger tight plus 1/2 turn with wrench.
NOTE: Some models may have a cap on the valve. Unscrew the cap and
discard.
Figure 2
4. Secure copper tubing with STEEL CLAMP and screw to rear panel at location
shown (Figure 3).
5. Coil water supply tubing as shown (figure 3).
NOTE: To prevent vibration noise and wear, leave a space between all
tubing and other surfaces.
6. Turn on water supply and check all connections for leaks (figure 3).
7. Plug refrigerator cord into wall outlet.
Figure 3
Figure 4
8. To begin ice production, lower the Wire Signal Arm to the “down” or “ON”
position (Figure 4).
IMPORTANT
Ice production will begin when freezer reaches normal operating temperature.
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. After installation, if you wish to shut the ice
maker off, lift the Wire Signal Arm until it clicks and locks in the “UP” position.
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Energy Saving Ideas
• 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 heatproducing 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 the doors close tightly.
• Refer to this Owner's Guide for the suggested refrigerator settings.
• Periodic cleaning of the condenser will help the refrigerator run more efficiently.
See Outside in the "Care and Cleaning" section.
• Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes the
refrigerator to run longer and use more energy. Shelves should not be lined with
aluminum foil, wax paper or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air
circulation, making the refrigerator less efficient, which could cause food
spoilage.
• Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them in the refrigerator. This
cuts down on moisture build-up inside the unit.
• Organize the refrigerator to reduce door openings. Remove as many items as
needed at one time and close the door as soon as possible.
Setting the 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 with food.
Refrigerator Control
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• The refrigerator control should be set at the midpoint (-) of the dial for a trial period
of 24 hours.
• After 24 hours, adjust the control as needed. For colder temperatures, turn the
dial a notch toward COLDEST. For warmer temperatures, turn the dial a notch
toward COLD. Adjust temperatures by one increment at a time.
Freezer Control
Refrigerator Control
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• The freezer control should be set at the midpoint (-) of the dial for a trial period
of 24 hours.
• After 24 hours, adjust the control as needed. For colder temperatures, turn the
dial a notch toward COLDEST. For warmer temperatures, turn the dial a notch
toward COLD. Adjust temperatures by one increment at a time.
NOTE: When first setting the controls or when changing a setting, wait 24 hours for
the temperature to stabilize before making additional changes.
Freezer Control
Turning the freezer control may change temperatures in both compartments. For
example, if the freezer control is turned to a colder setting, the refrigerator control
may have to be adjusted to a warmer one. Turning the refrigerator control will
change only the refrigerator temperature.
IMPORTANT: If the freezer control is turned to OFF, cooling stops in both
compartments.
You may hear the "Frost Free" system working. A fan circulates air in the refrigerator
and freezer compartments. For good circulation and maintenance of proper cooling
temperatures, do not block cold air vents with food items. Water draining into the
defrost water pan and hissing sounds are normal during the automatic "Frost Free"
cycle.
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Fresh Food Storage
Shelf Adjustment
Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual needs. Before adjusting
shelves, remove all food. The shipping clips which stabilize the shelves for shipping
may be removed and discarded.
To adjust the cantilever shelves (shelves supported at the rear of the refrigerator),
lift the back of the shelf up and out. Replace shelf by inserting hooks at rear into slots.
Lower and lock into position. Some models have Spillfree ™ glass shelves, which
catch and hold accidental spills.
Door Storage
Remove Shipping Clips
Door bins and shelves are provided for convenient storage of jars, bottles and cans.
Items used often are available for quick selection.
The door bins can be moved to suit individual needs. Remove bins by lifting straight
up. Place bins in the desired position and lower over the supports.
The Dairy compartment is warmer than the general food storage section and is
intended for short term storage of cheese, spreads, or butter.
Lift up
and out
Crisper
The Crisper drawer, located under the bottom refrigerator shelf, is for storing fruits
and vegetables. Most produce should be washed in clear water and drained before
placing in this drawer. Items with strong odors or high moisture should be wrapped
before storing.
The Humidity Control (some models) allows you to adjust the humidity within the
Crisper drawer. This can extend the life of fresh vegetables which keep best in high
humidity. Leafy vegetables, however, keep best when stored with the Humidity
Control set on HIGHER, or in a drawer without a Humidity Control. This keeps
incoming air to a minimum and maintains maximum moisture content.
Cantilever Shelf
LOWER
ES
Meat Keeper
Humidity Control
The Meat Keeper is located at the bottom of the refrigerator. The temperature in
this compartment can be made colder than the rest of the refrigerator compartment
by sliding the Chilled Air Control knob within the COLDEST or COLD range. Meat
will be partially frozen and may be kept fresh longer than if stored on a refrigerator
shelf.
HIGHER
FRUITS
HUMIDITY
VEGETABL
FRESH
CONTROL
FRUITS
& VEGE
TABLES
Before placing items in the Meat Keeper, follow these steps to keep the meat fresh:
1. Carefully handle meat with clean hands and always keep the compartment
clean.
2. Store meat in its original wrapper. If necessary, overwrap in plastic wrap or foil
to prevent drying. Wrap fish tightly to prevent odor transfer to other foods.
3. If spoilage ever occurs, disinfect the compartment with liquid chlorine bleach
following label directions. Then rinse with a solution of baking soda and water.
Rinse with clear water and dry.
Chilled Air Control
Freezer Basket
A slide-out wire basket (some models have two) hangs below the bottom freezer
shelf. This basket provides easy access to frozen food packages.
Tall Storage Compartment (some models)
Tall Storage
Compartment
A shelf is attached to the freezer wall just below the ice server. This allows for
convenient storage of tall items placed vertically between the ice server and the
freezer wall.
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Automatic Ice and
Water Dispenser
The ice and water dispenser on the freezer door conveniently dispenses chilled
water and ice cubes. To operate the dispenser, slide the knob to the selection of your
choice and press a glass against the dispensing arm, as shown. Be sure to hold the
glass as far up as possible to catch all cubes. To stop dispensing, pull glass away from
dispensing arm. Release dispensing arm before the glass is full, but do not remove
the glass until the ice has completely dispensed.
A small heated area beneath the dispenser floor catches and evaporates small spills.
Do not pour water or excess cubes into this area because there is no drain.
Light
The dispenser has a light that can be turned on and off by sliding the knob to the
desired position. The light also turns on automatically when ice and/or water is
dispensed. Replace light bulb with an appliance bulb of the same wattage.
How the Water Dispenser Works
The water tank is located behind the drawers in the refrigerator compartment. As
the water is dispensed, the tank is automatically refilled. For proper operation of the
dispenser, the supply water pressure must fall between 30 psi and 120 psi.
Dispenser Selector
After the refrigerator is installed and the plumbing connections are complete, the
water tank should be filled by drawing one glass of water.This will take about 11/2 minutes. Then, draw and discard 7 more glasses to be sure that the tank and
plumbing connections are rinsed of any impurities.
To ensure fresh-tasting water, plan to use the dispenser every day. If the water
dispenser has not been used for a week or more, draw and discard 7-8 glasses to
freshen the tank supply.
How the Ice Dispenser Works
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Press glass against dispensing arm.
Wire
Signal Arm
Ice Maker
The ice maker and ice storage bin are located in the top left corner of the freezer
compartment. After the refrigerator is installed properly and has cooled for several
hours, the ice maker can begin making ice. To begin ice production, lower the wire
signal arm to the "down" or ON position. As cubes are made, they are stored in the
storage bin. With no usage it will take approximately 2 days to fill the bin. However,
the dispenser may be used after the first batch of ice is made. The ice maker turns
off automatically when the ice storage bin is full.
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.
Remember, water quality determines
your ice quality. It is best to connect the ice maker to water that is not softened.
Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker. If ice maker
is connected to soft water, ensure the softener is maintained and working properly.
To stop the ice maker, lift the wire signal arm until it clicks and locks in the "up"
or OFF position.
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Automatic Ice and
Water Dispenser
(continued)
Do not use the ice
chute as a handle when removing
or replacing the ice storage bin.
Surfaces there may be sharp.
WARNING
DO NOT PUT FINGERS UP ICE CHUTE.
SURFACES THERE MAY BE SHARP.
Ice Dispenser Tips
1. Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the container and
return it to the proper position. The ice maker will then produce more ice.
2. Occasionally shake the container to keep ice separated.
3. If the dispensing arm is pushed in for more than 4 minutes, the dispenser motor
may overload and stop. The overload protector will reset automatically after 3
or 4 minutes. If a large quantity of ice is needed at one time, it is best to remove
cubes directly from the ice storage bin.
4. Certain sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating. They are:
• Motor operation
• Ice being loosened from the tray
• Ice dropping into the storage bin
• Running water
• Water valve opening or closing
For more information on these operations, see "Normal Operating Sounds."
5. Stop the ice maker when cleaning the freezer or for long vacations.
6. If the ice maker is to be turned off for a long period of time, turn the water supply
valve to the closed position.
Cleaning the Ice Dispenser
Clean the dispenser and ice storage bin 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 storage bin by lifting up and out. Empty and carefully clean the bin
with mild detergent. Do not submerge the bin while cleaning. Rinse with clear
water. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Allow ice bin to dry completely
before replacing in the freezer.
3. Remove ice chips and clean the shelf and chute that supports the ice storage
bin.
4. Replace the ice storage bin. 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. For further
instruction, see the label on the ice bucket.
Remove and empty the ice storage bin if:
1. 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.
DRIVER
MECHANISM
AUGER
NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp instrument to break up the ice. This could
damage the ice storage bin and dispenser mechanism.
Repositioning the Auger
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Care and 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 wall outlet before cleaning.
NOTE: Turning the control to OFF does not disconnect power to the controls, light bulb,
or other electrical components.
Inside
Damp objects stick to cold
metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated
surfaces with wet or damp hands.
Wash inside surfaces of the refrigerator and freezer with a solution of 2 tablespoons
baking soda in 1 quart warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Be sure to wring
excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around the controls, light
bulb, or any electrical parts.
Wash removable parts such as shelves and drawers with baking soda solution or mild
detergent and warm water. Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces. Rinse
and dry thoroughly. Clean the door gaskets with mild suds, rinse with clear water and
wipe dry. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the
appliance surface when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape or
energy label can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or,
touch the glue with the sticky side of tape already removed. Do not remove the
serial plate.
Outside
To avoid damage and help
the refrigerator run as efficiently as
possible, clean the condenser and air
vents periodically.
Wash the cabinet and handles with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well
and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth. Do not use commercial household cleaners,
ammonia, or alcohol to clean handles.
Remove any dust or dirt from the front of the toe grille using a vacuum cleaner with
its dusting tool attachment. Remove the toe grille by pulling it straight out. While the
grille is removed, vacuum the backside of the grille and wipe with a sudsy cloth or
sponge. Periodically clean the condenser (black tubes and wires beneath the
refrigerator, behind the toe grille). Do not allow lint or dust to accumulate on the coils.
Insert a long handled brush or vacuum attachment between the two coils to bring the
lint forward. To replace the toe grille, line up tabs with holes and push grille straight
on.
Use caution when cleaning in the area of the coils. Surfaces
there may be sharp.
The air vents on the lower access panel at the rear of the refrigerator should be cleaned
periodically. Clean the vents by using a vacuum cleaner with its dusting tool
attachment. When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the
refrigerator from side to side as this may tear or gouge the floor covering. Be careful
not to move the refrigerator beyond plumbing connections.
Air Vents on Lower Access Panel
Replacing the Light Bulb
To replace the light bulb in either compartment:
1. Unplug the refrigerator.
2. Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass.
3. Replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same wattage.
4. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.
Vacation and Moving Tips
Short vacations:
• Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less.
• Use up all perishable items in refrigerator section.
• Wrap and store other items in the freezer.
• Turn off automatic ice maker, even if you will be gone just a few days.
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Care and Cleaning
Long vacations:
• Remove all food and ice if you will be gone 1 month or more.
• Turn controls to OFF and disconnect power.
• Turn off automatic ice maker and turn water supply valve to the closed
position.
• Clean interior thoroughly. Leave both doors open to prevent odor and mold
build-up. Block open if necessary.
Moving: When moving refrigerator, follow these guidelines to prevent damage:
• Remove all food and other items from both the refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
• Empty ice storage bin.
• If a hand truck is used in moving, load refrigerator from the side.
• Turn rollers as far up as possible. This will protect them during sliding or moving.
• Cabinet should be well padded and handled with care. DO NOT DROP.
(continued)
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 in service.
Contact a service representative to perform this operation.
Removing the Handles
and Doors
If it is necessary to move the refrigerator through narrow doorways, follow
these steps to remove the handles and/or refrigerator and freezer doors.
To Remove Handles
Full-length Trim:
1. Using a putty knife, carefully slide the corner of the blade under the trim. Slide
blade down until you find the trim lock. Carefully maneuver the blade against the
trim lock from the side as shown. NOTE: Pressing down on the trim lock from
above will not release it.
2. Carefully push the putty knife firmly against the trim lock and twist gently. The
trim lock will snap free from the door. (Each trim piece will have two trim locks.)
3. Grasp trim and pull up away from handle using a slight side-to-side motion.
4. Remove screws attaching handle to door.
5. Repeat these steps for each handle end. Keep screws and trim pieces.
6. To replace handles, line up handle with screw holes, insert screws and tighten.
Slide upper and lower trim pieces back on handle ends, and snap trim locks back
into holes on door front.
To Remove Doors
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Removing handles and trim
Before removing the doors, be sure the freezer control is turned to OFF. Remove all
food from the doors and unplug the refrigerator. Remove the toe grill.
Trace around the hinges with a soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign
the doors when they are replaced. Completely remove one door before starting
removal of the other.
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To Remove Freezer Door:
1. Remove the toe grille (see “Outside” in Care and Cleaning Section).
2. To disconnect water line, grip tube firmly in left hand and use tool (located
in bag under toe grille) to push in on gray collar to release water connector
(Figure 1).
3. Remove screw to detach lower hinge cover (Figure 2).
4. To disconnect wiring harness plug connector, place your thumbs on the
flat sides of each connector piece. Bend both parts back and forth. Then
with a firm grasp, pull the two pieces apart as shown (Figure 3).
5. Place a strip of tape along door bottom, over lower hinge and up the side of
the door. This will hold hinge in place when door is removed (Figure 4).
6. Loosen, but DO NOT REMOVE, bottom lower hinge bolt. Remove top
lower hinge bolt (Figure 4).
7. Remove top hinge cover by lifting back of cover and sliding forward. Remove
screws mounting hinge bracket to cabinet. Hold bracket when removing last
screw; door closer mechanism places mild spring tension on hinge. DO NOT
remove hinge bracket from door.
8. Carefully lift door up and off loosened lower hinge bolt (Figure 4).
To Remove Refrigerator Door:
1. Remove top hinge cover by lifting back of cover and sliding forward. Remove
screws mounting hinge bracket to cabinet. Hold bracket when removing last
screw; door closer mechanism places mild spring tension on hinge. DO NOT
remove hinge bracket from door.
2. Loosen, but DO NOT REMOVE, bottom lower hinge bolt. Remove top
lower hinge bolt
3. Carefully lift door up and off loosened lower hinge bolt.
Store doors in a safe place until refrigerator is moved to desired location. Keep
all hardware for reinstallation.
To Reinstall Freezer Door:
1. Position door on unit and tighten screws.
2. Reconnect the wiring connector, making sure it is locked. Fold wires as shown
and apply a twist tie (Figure 2). Insert tube through hole in cover. Position
cover over wires without pinching the wires. Install the screw to attach
cover.
3. IMPORTANT: To reinstall water line connector, push door tube firmly into
connector until connector touches the black mark on the tube and stops
(Figure 5). This step is critical to ensure that the water line does not leak.
To Reinstall Refrigerator Door
To reinstall refrigerator door, reverse instructions used to remove door.
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Avoid Service Checklist
OCCURRENCE
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense.
This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective
workmanship or materials in this appliance.
SOLUTION
RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR
Refrigerator compressor does not run.
Freezer control is off. Set freezer control. See Setting the Controls.
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle. This is normal for a fully automatic defrosting refrigerator. The defrost
cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 20 minutes.
Plug at wall outlet is disconnected. Make sure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Check and/or replace fuse with a 15 amp timedelay fuse. Reset circuit breaker.
Power outage. Check house lights. Call local electric company.
Refrigerator runs too much or too
long.
Room or outside weather is hot. It is normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these conditions.
Refrigerator has recently been disconnected for a period of time. It takes about 8-12 hours for the
refrigerator to cool down completely.
Automatic ice maker is operating. Operation of the ice maker causes the refrigerator to run slightly more.
Doors are opened too frequently or too long. Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more.
Open the doors less often.
Refrigerator or freezer door may be slightly open. Make sure refrigerator is level. Keep food and
containers from blocking door. See Occurrence section OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
Refrigerator control is set too cold. Set the refrigerator control to a warmer setting until the refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator or freezer gasket is dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted. Clean or change gasket. Leaks
in door seal will cause refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired temperatures.
Refrigerator compressor goes on and
off frequently.
Thermostat is keeping the refrigerator at a constant temperature. This is normal. Refrigerator goes on
and off to keep temperature constant.
TEMPERATURES ARE TOO COLD
Temperature in the freezer is too cold
and the refrigerator temperature is
satisfactory.
Freezer control is set too cold. Set the freezer control to a warmer setting until the freezer temperature
is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize. Then, if the refrigerator temperature
is not right, set the refrigerator control to a colder setting.
Temperature in the refrigerator is too
cold and the freezer temperature is
satisfactory.
Refrigerator control is set too cold. Set the refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for
temperatures to stabilize.
Food stored in drawers freezes.
Refrigerator control is set too cold. See above solution.
Food stored in Meat Keeper freezes.
Meat should be stored at a temperature just below the freezing point of water (32°F, 0°C) for maximum
fresh storage time. It is normal for ice crystals to form due to the moisture content of meat.
Chilled Air Control set too cold. Adjust the Chilled Air Control to a lower setting.
TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM
Temperature in the freezer or
refrigerator is too warm.
Doors are opened too frequently or too long. Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
Door is open slightly. See Occurrence section
OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
Condenser is dirty. Clean condenser. See "Outside" in Care and Cleaning.
Temperature in the freezer is too warm.
Freezer control is set too warm. Set the freezer control to a colder setting until the freezer temperature
is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize. Then, if the refrigerator temperature
is not right, set the refrigerator control to a warmer setting.
Temperature in the refrigerator is too
warm and the freezer temperature is
satisfactory.
Refrigerator control is set too warm. Set the refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours for
the temperature to stabilize.
Temperature in the Meat Keeper is too
warm.
Chilled Air Control is set too warm. Adjust the Chilled Air Control to a colder setting.
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OCCURRENCE
SOLUTION
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on inside of refrigerator
walls.
Weather is hot and humid which increases rate of frost buildup and internal sweating. This is normal.
Door is slightly open. See Occurrence section OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
Door is opened too often or too long. Open the door less often.
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.
Water collects in bottom of drawer.
Washed vegetables and fruits drain while in the drawer. Dry items before putting them into drawer.
Water collecting in bottom of drawer is normal.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture forms on outside of refrigerator
or between doors.
Weather is humid. This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower, the moisture should
disappear.
Door is slightly open, causing cold air from inside the refrigerator to meet warm air from outside. See
Occurrence section OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
Ice maker is not making any ice.
Ice maker wire signal arm is in "up" or OFF position. Move wire signal arm to "down" or ON position.
Household water line valve is not open. Turn on household water line valve.
Water supply valve in refrigerator is being blocked by foreign material. Unplug the refrigerator and
turn off water supply. Slide refrigerator out and locate where water is connected to the valve. Unscrew
the brass fitting and pull out the screen from inside the valve mesh. Clean the screen of foreign
material. Replace screen and brass fitting and turn the water supply on; check for leaks. Plug in
refrigerator and slide into place.
Freezer is not cold enough. See Occurrence section
TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM.
Saddle valve on cold water pipe is blocked or restricted by foreign material. Turn off household water
line valve. Remove, clean or replace valve.
Ice maker is not making enough ice.
Ice maker is producing less ice than you expect. Ice maker should produce approximately
2 1/2 to 4 pounds of ice every 24 hours.
Freezer is not cold enough. See Occurrence section TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM.
Household water line valve is not completely open. Turn on household water line valve.
Water supply valve in refrigerator is being blocked by foreign material. See Occurrence, "Ice maker
is not making any ice" above.
Ice maker will not stop making ice.
Ice maker wire arm is being held down by an item in the freezer. Remove item and release arm.
Remove any ice cubes which are frozen together over arm.
Ice maker is not separating the cubes.
Ice cubes are not being used frequently enough. Remove and shake ice bucket to separate cubes.
Ice has bad odor and taste.
Ice has picked up odor or flavor from strong food stored in refrigerator or freezer. Cover foods tightly.
Discard stale ice. Ice maker will produce fresh supply.
Water running to ice maker has poor taste or odor. Add filter to ice maker. Consult a water purifying
company.
ICE DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense ice.
Ice storage bin is empty. When the first supply of ice is dropped into the bin, the dispenser should
operate.
Freezer temperature is set too warm. Turn the freezer control to a higher setting so that ice cubes will
be made. When first supply of ice is made, the dispenser should operate.
Household water line valve is not open. Open household water line valve and allow sufficient time
for ice to be made. When ice is made, dispenser should operate.
Freezer door is not closed. Be sure freezer door is closed.
Ice dispensing arm has been held in for more than 4-5 minutes. Motor is overloaded. Motor overload
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. Remove ice storage bin, thaw and empty the contents. Clean bin, wipe dry and
replace in proper position. When new ice is made, dispenser should operate.
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OCCURRENCE
ICE DISPENSER
Ice dispenser is jammed.
SOLUTION
Ice cubes are jammed between the ice maker arm and back of the bin. Remove the ice cubes that are jamming
the dispenser.
Ice cubes are frozen together. Use the dispenser often so that cubes do not freeze together.
WATER DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense water.
Household water line valve is not open. Open household water line valve. See Occurrence "Ice maker is not
making any ice."
Freezer door is not closed. Be sure freezer door is closed.
Water has an odd taste and/or odor.
Water has been in the tank for a period of time. Draw and discard 7-8 glasses of water to freshen the supply.
Draw and discard an additional 3-6 glasses to completely rinse out tank.
Unit not properly connected to cold water line. Connect unit to cold water line which supplies water to kitchen
faucet.
Tubing used in the household water supply and installation of unit may affect water taste and odor. For best
results, use copper tubing for water connection.
ODORS IN REFRIGERATOR
Water has a high mineral content. Contact water treatment plant for help.
Interior needs to be cleaned. Clean interior with sponge, warm water and baking soda.
Food with strong odor is in refrigerator. Cover food tightly.
OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS
Door(s) will not close.
Door is not designed to swing shut automatically. Close door securely.
Door was closed too hard, causing other door to open slightly. Close both doors gently.
Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Be sure floor is level and solid and can
adequately support refrigerator. Adjust rollers as needed.
Refrigerator is touching the wall or cabinets. Be sure floor is level and can adequately support refrigerator.
Contact carpenter to correct sagging or sloping floor.
Drawers are difficult to move.
Food is touching shelf on top of drawer. Keep less food in drawer.
Track that drawers slides on is dirty. Clean drawer, rollers, and track.
LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON
Light bulb is burned out. See "Replacing the Light Bulb" in Care and Cleaning.
Light switch is stuck. Light switch is located on the interior door frame next to the temperature control in each
compartment. Push in plunger to release.
No electric current is reaching refrigerator. See Occurrence section RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR.
Normal Operating
Sounds
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REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY
Your refrigerator is protected by this warranty
WARRANTY
PERIOD
THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS,
WE WILL:
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 2 -5
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.
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
ND
TH
THE CONSUMER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
ADDITIONAL COVERAGE FOR “THROUGH-THE-DOOR” ICE AND WATER DISPENSER AND/OR ICE ONLY DISPENSER MODELS:
WARRANTY
PERIOD
FULL TWO-YEAR
WARRANTY (Ice and
Water Dispensing
System)
During the second
year from original
purchase date.
THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS,
WE WILL:
Repair or replace, without charge, any part(s) of the
ice and water dispensing system which proves to be
defective in materials or workmanship, and all labor
associated with such repair.
THE CONSUMER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
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 ice and water dispensing system.
In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, 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 North America servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by WCI Canada, Inc.
*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 North America or
its authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux Home Products 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:
This warranty only applies in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico, and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated
are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated
Industries, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by WCI Canada, Inc.
01-U-RE-03 (Rev. 01/2001)
USA
800•944•9044
Electrolux Home Products North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Canada
866•213•9397
Electrolux Home Products North America
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 4C2
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Service Information in
Canada
To avoid unnecessary cost and inconvenience, make a few simple checks before
calling for service. Common occurrences and their solutions can be found in the
Avoid Service Checklist. Be sure you have followed the instructions in this
manual.
If you are unable to locate the cause of a problem, call for service. Insist on
factory service by an authorized ELECTROLUX PARTS AND SERVICE depot.
ELECTROLUX PARTS AND SERVICE
All Electrolux appliances are backed by ELECTROLUX PARTS AND SERVICE, one
of Canada's largest parts and service networks.
The Electrolux reputation means you can enjoy complete professional service
from one of our hundreds of trained technicians across the country.
ELECTROLUX PARTS AND SERVICE
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 4C2
Place the name, address and telephone number of your service depot in the
spaces below.
Product and feature specifications as described or illustrated are subject
to change without notice.
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