Operating instructions | Frigidaire 241553001 Refrigerator User Manual

P/N 241567601 (0804)
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This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use your refrigerator only as
instructed in this manual. These instructions are not meant
to cover every possible condition and situation that may
occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when
installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
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Important Safety Instructions
Please Read All Instructions Before Using This Refrigerator.
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 presense of
explosive fumes.
Avoid contact with any moving parts of automatic ice
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
suffocation are not problems of
the past. Junked or abondoned
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.
Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and any exterior
wrapping material immediately after the refrigerator is
unpacked. Children should NEVER use these items to play.
Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or
stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can
quickly cause suffocation.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator/ freezer:
Remove doors.
Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb
Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service
These Guidelines Must Be Followed To Ensure That Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator
Will Operate Properly.
IMPORTANT: Turning the refrigerator temperature
control to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents
your refrigerator from cooling, but does not disconnect
the power to the light bulbs 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 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.
This Use & Care Manual 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.
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 Level Your Refrigerator:
1. Remove toe grille.
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
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.
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.
2. Use flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8” socket wrench
to adjust front rollers.
NOTE: Raise the front of the refrigerator enough so
the doors close freely when opened halfway. The
refrigerator should slope ¼” to ½” from front-to-back.
Then level the refrigerator from side to side.
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
Sides & Top --------------- 3/8”
Back ------------------------ 1”
NOTE: If your refrigerator is placed with the door hinge
side against a wall, you may have to allow additional
space so the door can be opened wider.
Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access
to a counter when removing food.
The drip tray for
your refrigerator’s
water dispenser
comes from the
factory detached. Its
removal also allows
easy cleaning. To
install the drip tray,
fit it into the bottom
of the dispenser bay
and snap into place.
Installation - Connecting Optional 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:
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 120 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
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.
Door Removal Instructions
Top Hinge
Top Hinge
Tube Cable Bracket
Wood Block
If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can reduce its size by
removing the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator temperature control to “0” and
remove the electrical power cord from the wall outlet. Remove food from door shelves.
1. Disconnect electrical supply.
2. Remove toe grille (see page 4 to learn how).
To remove freezer door:
1. Remove top hinge cover and screws.
2. Trace around the hinge with a soft lead pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.
3. Remove top hinge and lift door off bottom hinge pin.
4. Reverse this procedure to reinstall freezer door.
To remove refrigerator door:
1. Place wood block under door to support its weight.
2. Unfasten the multi-wire cable bracket by removing its screw from the cabinet.
3. Detach the multi-wire cable connector located below the door.
Place your thumbs on flat sides of each connector, grasp firmly, and bend both
ends back and forth while pulling apart.
NOTE: You may need to insert a flat screwdriver between the connector ends to
release the locking tab (see illustration).
4. Detach the water tube from the connector located below the door. The connector
releases when you press its outer sleeve inward.
NOTE: If refrigerator has been used, have a container ready to catch excess water
from tube.
5. Remove the bottom hinge screws and hinge, holding the door as its weight rests
on the wood block. Lay the door on its side to avoid damage to cable and tube.
6. Remove the center hinge screws and hinge. Ensure plastic washer stays on
hinge pin.
7. Reverse this procedure to reinstall refrigerator door. When both doors are
reinstalled, connect water line by inserting tube and pushing until mark touches
face of fitting. Connect cable, replace toe grille, and plug in electrical power cord.
Features At A Glance
Features may vary according to model
Temperature Controls
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.
NOTE: When changing control settings, wait 24 hours before making additional adjustments.
NOTE: When first turning refrigerator on, move refrigerator
and freezer controls to ▼ which is the recommended
initial setting. After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed.
Adjust temperature gradually: move the knob in
small increments, allowing the temperature to
• For colder temperatures, turn the knob towards Colder.
• For warmer temperatures, turn the knob towards Cold.
Turning the refrigerator control will change temperatures in
both compartments. For example, if the refrigerator control
is turned to a colder setting, the freezer control may have to
be adjusted to a warmer setting. Turning the freezer control
will change only the freezer temperature.
Freezer Control (some models)
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 Control (some models)
* IMPORTANT: Turning
the refrigerator temperature control to “0”
tur ns off the compressor, 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.
Refrigerator & Freezer Control (some models)
If Refrigerator compartment Is Too Warm
Turn Refrigerator Control Slightly Towards Colder.
If Refrigerator compartment Is Too Cold
Turn Refrigerator 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 Refrigerator Control To 0.
Looking Inside
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.
Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual needs. Before
adjusting the shelves, remove all food.
To adjust sliding shelves:
1 Remove shelf by pulling forward to stop position.
2 Lift front edge up and pull out.
Replace the shelf on any pair of rails by reversing this procedure.
Sliding Wire Shelf
To adjust cantilever shelves:
NOTE: Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator.
Cantilever shelves are available in either glass or wire.
1 Lift front edge up.
2 Pull shelf out.
Replace the shelf by inserting the hooks at rear of the shelf into the wall
bracket. Lower the shelf into the desired slots and lock into position.
SpillSafeTM glass shelves (some models) catch and hold accidental spills. In
some models, the SpillSafeTM shelves slide out for easy access to food and
for fast cleaning. The shelves slide out independently of the cantilever
brackets. Just pull the front of the shelf forward. The shelf can be extended
as far as the stopper will allow but it is not removable from the cantilever
Sliding Glass Shelf
Full Width Cantilever Glass Shelf
Cantilever Glass Shelf - Fixed and Sliding
Looking Inside (continued)
Door bins, shelves, and racks 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 racks or bins that can accommodate
gallon-sized plastic drink containers and economy-sized jars
and containers. Some racks 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)
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.
Door Rack
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
Looking Inside - (continued)
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
Some models are equipped with a Deli Drawer for storage
of luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items.
Deli Drawer
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 Drawer
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 High Humidity, or in a drawer
without a Humidity Control. This keeps incoming air to a
minimum and maintains maximum moisture content.
Wine Rack
Crisper Humidity Control
Water Dispenser & Ice Service
How the Water Dispenser Works
Your refrigerator includes an automatic water dispenser on
the front of the refrigerator door. The dispenser is designed
to accommodate containers up to 7½ inches high.
The water tank, located inside the refrigerator door,
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 button
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
button to reset the shutoff mechanism.
Drip Tray
Water Dispenser
Dispensing Water
To operate the water dispenser, press a drinking glass
against the dispensing button. Hold the glass as far up as
possible, ensuring that the water dispensing spout is inside
the lip of the glass.
To stop dispensing water, pull the glass away from the
dispensing button. The dispensed water is not cold. For
colder water, first add ice to your drinking glass.
Drip Tray
The drip tray located at the base of the dispenser catches
small spills and allows them to evaporate. This tray is
removable for easy cleaning.
NOTE: Please do not pour excess water or ice into the
drip tray. It does not have a drain.
Water Dispenser & Ice Service (continued)
If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, it will provide a sufficient
supply of ice for normal use. During the initial startup of your refrigerator,
however, no ice will be produced during the first 24 hours of operation.
Automatic ice makers are also optional accessories that may be installed in
most models at any time. Call your local dealer for information.
Turning Your Ice Maker On
After the plumbing connections have been completed, the water supply valve
must be opened. Place the ice container under the ice maker, pushing it as
far back as possible. Lower the wire signal arm to its “down” or ON position.
New plumbing connections may cause the first production of ice cubes to
be discolored or have an odd flavor. These first cubes should be discarded
until the cubes produced are free of discoloration and taste.
Turning Your Ice Maker Off
To stop the ice maker, lift the wire signal arm until it clicks and locks in the
“up” or OFF position. The ice maker also turns off automatically when the ice
container is full. If your model has an adjustable freezer shelf, place the
shelf in the lower position, so that the wire signal arm will hit the ice when
the container is full.
Ice Maker
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.
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.
Ice Maker Tips
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.
The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:
• Motor running
• Ice loosening from tray
• Ice dropping into ice container
• Running water
• Water valve opening or closing
NOTE: For more information on these operations, see the Normal Operating Sounds and Sights section.
Do Not place the ice container in your dishwasher.
Wash the ice container in warm water with mild detergent. Rinse well and dry.
Stop the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during vacations.
If the ice maker will be turned off for a long period of time, turn the water supply valve to the closed position.
Water Dispenser & Ice Service (continued)
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. 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.
Order new filter cartridges through the
dealer where you bought the refrigerator,
contact the Customer Care 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
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.
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.
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.
• Rated Capacity - 400 gallons
• Rated service flow - .5 GPM
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 PSI
• Maximum Operating Temp. - 100° F
* White Westinghouse uses the name CrystalClear instead of PureSource, but they are the same filter
Food Storage & Energy Saving 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
Fruits and Vegetables
• Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to help preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time periods.
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.
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
Periodic cleaning of the condenser will help the refrigerator run more
efficiently. See the Care and Cleaning Chart on page 17.
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.
Normal Operating Sounds & Sights
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
A. Evaporator
The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may
create a boiling or gurgling sound.
B. Evaporator Fan
You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator
by the evaporator fan.
C. Defrost Heater
During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost
heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After
defrosting, a popping sound may occur.
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 & Defrost Timer or Automatic
Defrost Control
These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound
when turning the refrigerator on and off. The timer also
produces sounds similar to an electric clock.
F. Condenser Fan
If condenser coils are located underneath your
refrigerator as shown in the drawing at the left, you
have a 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.
I. Drain Pan (Nonremovable)
You may hear water running into the drain pan during
the defrost cycle.
J. Condenser
May create minimal sounds from forced air.
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.
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. If the refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, 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.
Turning the refrigerator temperature control to “0” 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.
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
What To Use
Tips and Precautions
Soap and water
Baking soda and water
Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. Be sure to wring
excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around controls,
light bulb or any electrical part.
Door Gaskets
Soap and water
Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.
Soap and water
Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in dishwasher.
Soap and water
Glass cleaner
Mild liquid sprays
Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays
Vacuum attachment
Soap and water
Non Abrasive Glass
Soap and water
Stainless Steel Cleaners
Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in warm water.
Glass Shelves
Toe Grille
Exterior and
Exterior and
(Stainless Steel
Models Only)
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
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 instructions.
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.
Care & Cleaning (continued)
Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of your
refrigerator include light bulbs that will need replacing from
time to time. Some lights have covers that you will need to
remove before replacing the light bulbs. Always use bulbs
that are designed for appliance lighting.
Wear gloves when replacing light
bulbs to avoid cuts.
To Replace Light Bulbs (some models)
1. Unplug refrigerator.
2. Wear gloves as protection against possible broken
3. Unsnap light shield as shown.
4. Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb
of the same wattage.
5. Replace light shield.
6. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.
Freezer Light Cover Removal
Your refrigerator is equipped with a condenser that never
needs cleaning under normal operating conditions.
Refrigerator Mid-Level Light Cover Removal
Vacation and Moving Tips
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.
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
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.
Warranty Information
Your refrigerator is protected by this 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
(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.
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time periods listed
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
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.
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:
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)
Electrolux Home Products, Inc
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Electrolux Canada Corp.
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 4C2
To Properly Install Your Refrigerator
See “Installation” Section On Pages 4-5
Before You Call
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and
expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of
defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
Refrigerator does not run.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset circuit
The temperature control is turned to "O".
Refrigerator may be in defrost cycle. Wait 20 minutes and check again.
Freezer temperature too cold.
Refrigerator temperature is
Set freezer control to a warmer setting until freezer temperature is
satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator temperature too cold.
Freezer temperature is
Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize. Then check freezer temperatures and adjust
as needed.
* Refrigerator is noisy or vibrates.
The cabinet is not level.
Floor is weak.
Odors in refrigerator.
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Foods that produce odors should be covered or wrapped.
Replace light bulb.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
Light switch may be stuck. Push in light switch, located on the
refrigerator control box, to release.
Ensure the Wire Signal Arm is not in UP position.
Ice maker should produce 4 to 5 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period.
Water supply is turned off.
Water pressure is too low.
The freezer is not cold enough.
Cabinet light not working.
Automatic ice maker not working.
(some models)
* See Normal Operating Sounds and Sights.
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