Use & care guide | Frigidaire 241567601 Refrigerator User Manual

All about the
Use & Care
of your
Refrigerator
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Storage Features..................................................18
Features at a Glance...............................................4
Storing Food and Saving Energy............................22
Installation............................................................5
Normal Operating Sounds and Sights.....................23
Door Removal Instructions......................................9
Changing the Filter...............................................24
Installing Door Handles.........................................11
Care and Cleaning................................................26
Connecting Water Supply......................................13
Before you Call.....................................................29
Controls...............................................................14
Major Appliance Warranty.....................................31
Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser..........................16
www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044
www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352
242046800 (February 2010)
Important Safety Instructions..................................2
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
Please read all instructions before using this
refrigerator.
For your Safety
• 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.
Definitions
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert
you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury
or death.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious
injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate
injury.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or
maintenance information which is important but not
hazard-related.
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Installation Checklist
Doors
 Handles are secure and tight
 Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides
 Freezer drawer is level across the top
Leveling
 Refrigerator is level, side-to-side and tilted
1/4” (6mm) front-to-back
 Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator
 Cabinet is setting solid on all corners
Electrical Power
 House power turned on
 Refrigerator plugged in
Ice Maker
 House water supply connected to refrigerator
 No water leaks present at all connections recheck in 24 hours
 Ice maker is turned ON
 Ice & water dispenser operates correctly
Final Checks
 Shipping material removed
 Fresh food and freezer temperatures set
 Crisper humidity controls set
 Registration card sent in
Important Safety Instructions
Child Safety
Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and any
exterior wrapping material immediately after the
refrigerator is unpacked. Children should never
use these items to play. Cartons covered with rugs,
bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may become
airtight chambers, and can quickly cause suffocation.
Proper Disposal of your Refrigerator or
Freezer
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.
Proper Disposal of Refrigerators/Freezers
We strongly encourage responsible appliance recycling/
disposal methods. Check with your utility company or
visit www.recyclemyoldfridge.com for more information
on recycling your old refrigerator.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator/
freezer:
• Remove doors.
• Leave shelves in place
so children may not
easily climb inside.
Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit. Do not use an
extension cord or adapter plug.
• If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced
by an authorized service technician to prevent any
risk.
• Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and
pull straight out from the receptacle to prevent
damaging the power cord.
• 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 electrical outlet
controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent
the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.
IMPORTANT
Pressing and holding the On/Off button for 3 seconds,
located on the left side of the temperature control
panel will disable your refrigerator’s cooling system, but
does not disconnect the power to the light bulb and
other electrical components. To turn off power to your
refrigerator you must unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet.
• Have refrigerant
removed by a qualified
service technician.
WARNING
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that
safety mechanisms in this refrigerator will operate
properly.
Electrical information
• The refrigerator must be plugged into its
own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., 15 Amp, AC
only electrical outlet. The power cord of the
appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding
plug for your protection against electrical shock
hazards. It must be plugged directly into a properly
grounded three prong receptacle. The receptacle
must be installed in accordance with local codes
and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician.
Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground
CAUTION
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.
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Features At A Glance
Features may vary according to model
Incandescent Light (select models)
Ice
Bin
Flipper Guide
Ice
LED Light (select models)
Maker
Water
Filter
Dairy
Compartment
Air Filter
Can
Rack
SpillSafeTM
Shelves
(select models)
SpillSafeTM
Shelves
Flipper
Mullion
Crisper
Drawer
Crisper
Drawer
Door
Bin
Store-More TM
Drawer
Adjustable
Hinges
Freezer Baskets
Toe
Grille
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Installation
Required Tools
You will need the following tools:
This Use & Care Guide provides general installation and
operating instructions for your model. We recommend
using a service or kitchen contracting professional to
install your refrigerator. Use the refrigerator only as
instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting
the refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
Location
• Choose a place that is near a grounded, non-GFCI,
electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or
an adapter plug.
• If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct
sunlight and away from the range, dishwasher, or
other heat sources.
• The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is
level and strong enough to support a fully loaded
refrigerator.
• Consider water supply availability for models
equipped with an automatic ice maker.
CAUTION
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.
Installation
• Allow the following clearances for ease of
installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing
and electrical connections:
Sides & Top
Back
/8 inch (9.5 mm)
1 inch (25.4 mm)
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 NOTE
If your refrigerator is placed with the door hinge side
against a wall, you may have to allow additional space
so the door can be opened wider.
Door opening
 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
refrigerator drawers and freezer baskets, the refrigerator
should be in a position where both can be fully opened.
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.
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Installation
Leveling Freezer Drawer (if necessary)

Level Refrigerator & Adjust Doors
(if necessary)
NOTE
DO NOT remove center screw from freezer drawer.
This is a factory adjustment.
To level the cabinet using the front rollers (select
models):
1 Slightly open freezer drawer. Lift the toe grille and
gently pull forward (see illustration).
Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator:
• All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on
the floor.
• The sides should tilt 1/4 inch (6 mm) from front to
back (to ensure that doors close and seal properly).
• Doors should align with each other and be level.
Most of these conditions can be met by raising or
lowering the adjustable front rollers.
To level the cabinet using the front rollers:
1 You can raise or lower each door. use a 3/8 inch
socket wrench to turn the adjustment screws (1
per side).
2 Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of
freezer drawer.
3 If gasket is not sealed, open drawer and slightly
loosen four (4) drawer screws (two (2) on each
side) to allow drawer to rotate.
4 Close drawer and recheck the seal on the gasket
(A). Open the drawer grabbing by the sides in the
center (B). Be careful not to rotate the drawer.
Grab Drawer
At Center
From Both Sides
Then
Pull Drawer Out
Push Against
Freezer Drawer
To raise: turn adjustment screw clockwise.
To lower: turn adjustment screw counterclockwise.
2 Ensure both doors are bind-free with their seals
touching the cabinet on all four sides and that
cabinet is stable.
3 After unit is leveled, lower anti-tip leg until it
contacts the floor.
Door
Door
Raise
Anti-tip
Leg
Lower
A
B
5 Tighten four (4) drawer screws.
6 Recheck gasket seal.
7 Install the toe grille by fitting into place.
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Installation
To adjust the door stop:
5 Re-tighten screw.
Door stop is adjustable between 85 to 145 degrees.
 NOTE
View shown is looking up at the bottom of the
refrigerator door.
Re-tighten Screw
6 Ensure door stops in desired location before
resuming normal use.
To level the doors using the adjustable lower
hinge (select models):
Adjustable Door Stop
1 Open door to provide access to screw.
2 Loosen screw.
3 Adjust door to desired location.
1 Remove all food items from door bins on door
being adjusted.
2 Open doors to 90 degrees.
3 Loosen or remove screw.
B Loosen or Remove
Screw
Open
A Door
90
degrees
Bottom of Door
Loosen/Remove Screw
Adjusting Door
4 Rotate door stop until it makes contact with the
lower hinge.
 NOTE
Adjustable hinge should only be used after doors have
been leveled with rollers.
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Installation
4 Lift the door while adjusting the washer. To raise
the door, rotate washer clockwise (when viewed
from the bottom). To lower door, rotate washer
counter-clockwise (when viewed from the bottom).
To adjust the flipper mullion:
1 Loosen the screw located on the flipper mullion
hinge.
Adjusting Flipper Mullion Screw
Raising/Lowering Door
5 Re-tighten the screw, ensuring it is between the
spokes of the washer. Screw will not be tight, just
insert until it is flush with the hinge.
2 Adjust flipper mullion height. For proper
connection with the flipper mullion guide, there
should be a separation about the thickness of a
coin (0.060 inches, or 1.5 mm) between the guide
and flipper mullion.
Screw

NOTE
If after adjusting doors higher the door makes a
popping/clicking sound, remove screw and replace with
the longer one supplied in the handle package.
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Adjusting Flipper Mullion Height
3 Re-tighten screw.
Door Removal Instructions
Getting through narrow spaces
If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area,
you can remove the doors. Check first by measuring the
entrance.
To remove the refrigerator doors:
1 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinges with a
pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.
To prepare for removing the doors:
1 Make sure the electrical power cord is unplugged
from the wall outlet.
2 Open the freezer drawer and remove the toe grille
(see “Installation” section).
3 Remove any food from the door shelves and close
the doors.
To remove the top hinge covers:
1 Remove the two (2) screws from each cover over
the top door hinges.
2 Lift inside edge of hinge cover and tilt back.
2 Disconnect the harness by grasping both sides of
the connector firmly, depress the latch, and pull
apart. Remove the two (2) screws from the top
hinge. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge and set
it aside.
3 Detach the water tube from the connector located behind the refrigerator and pull the tube
back out to the front of the unit. The connector
releases when you press inward on the outer
sleeve while pushing the tube toward the
connector then while continuing to hold in the
sleeve, pull the tube away.
 NOTE
DO NOT remove the ground screw from hinge.
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Door Removal Instructions

Installing Freezer Drawer
NOTE
You will be pulling approximately three (3) feet of
water tube from the back of the refrigerator.
1 With lower slides pulled out, hang drawer onto
slide brackets ensuring pins on each side are fully
inserted into slots on each side.
4 Unscrew the three (3) lower hinge screws and
hinge if necessary.
To reinstall the right door, reverse the above steps.
Drawer
Assembly
Fully Extend
Drawer Slides
Lower Hinge Removal
Pin
Cabinet
Slot
Once both doors are in place, ensure they are aligned
with each other and level (Please see the “Installation”
section for more details), and replace the top hinge cover.
2 Reinstall four (4) drawer screws (two (2) per side),
tighten down, and close drawer (C).
CAUTION
Install Screws
(2) Each Side
Be sure doors are set aside in a secure position where
they cannot fall and cause personal injury, or damage
to the doors or handles.
Removing Freezer Drawer
1 Open freezer drawer.
2 Remove drawer screws on right and left sides (two
(2) screws on each side).
3 Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of
freezer drawer.
4 If gasket is not sealed, open drawer and slightly
loosen four (4) drawer screws (two (2) on each
side) to allow drawer to rotate.
5 Close drawer and recheck the seal on the gasket
(A). Open the drawer grabbing by the sides in the
center (B). Be careful not to rotate the drawer.
 NOTE
Grab Drawer
At Center
From Both Sides
Then
Pull Drawer Out
Push Against
Freezer Drawer
DO NOT remove center screw from freezer drawer.
This is a factory adjustment.
CAUTION
Drawer is heavy. Use caution when lifting.
3 Lift drawer up and out to remove.
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A
B
6 Tighten four (4) drawer screws.
7 Recheck gasket seal.
8 Install the toe grille by fitting into place.
Installing Door Handles
Door Handle Mounting Instructions for Frigidaire Gallery®
1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging.
2 Position fresh food handle end over upper and lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door,
ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the opposite door. 3 While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper and lower Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install opposite handle. Ensure the holes for the set screws are facing towards the first door.
5 Position freezer handle end over left and right pre-installed handle mounts that are fastened to the door, ensuring
the holes for the set screws are facing down.
6 While holding handle firmly against door, loosely tighten far right Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench until there is
no gap between handle and door.
7 Still holding the handle firmly to the door, firmly tighten far left Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench.
8 Return to the far right Allen set screw (B) and firmly tighten with supplied Allen wrench.
 NOTE
All set screws should be tightened so the screw is below the surface of the handle. The handles should be drawn
tight to freezer and refrigerator doors with no gaps. Opening the opposite door while tightening the Allen screw
makes installation easier.
The door handle may loosen over time or if it was installed improperly. If this happens, tighten the set screws on the
handles.
Mounting Refrigerator Handles
Mounting Freezer Handle
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Installing Door Handles
Door Handle Mounting Instructions for Frigidaire Professional®
1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging.
2 Position fresh food handle end over upper and lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door,
ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the opposite door. 3 While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper and lower Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install opposite handle. Ensure the holes for the set screws are facing towards the first door.
5 Position freezer handle end over left and right pre-installed handle mounts that are fastened to the door, ensuring
the holes for the set screws are facing down.
6 While holding handle firmly against door, loosely tighten far right Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench until there is
no gap between handle and door.
7 Still holding the handle firmly to the door, firmly tighten far left Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench.
8 Return to the far right Allen set screw (B) and firmly tighten with supplied Allen wrench.
9 Firmly tighten the inside Allen set screws.
 NOTE
All set screws should be tightened so the screw is below the surface of the handle. The handles should be drawn
tight to freezer and refrigerator doors with no gaps. Opening the opposite door while tightening the Allen screw
makes installation easier.
The door handle may loosen over time or if it was installed improperly. If this happens, tighten the set screws on the
handles.
Mounting Refrigerator Handles
Mounting Freezer Handle
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Connecting the Water Supply
WARNING
To avoid electric shock, which can cause
death or severe personal injury, disconnect
the refrigerator from electrical power before
connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.
CAUTION
To Avoid Property Damage:
•Copper or Stainless Steel braided tubing is
recommended for the water supply line. Water
supply tubing made of ¼ inch plastic is not
recommended to be used. Plastic tubing greatly
increases the potential for water leaks, and the
manufacturer will not be responsible for any
damage if plastic tubing is used for the 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 30 and 100 psi.
• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4mm) OD,
copper or stainless steel tubing. To determine the
length of tubing needed, measure the distance
from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the
refrigerator to your cold water pipe. Then add
approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator
can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).
• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to
your household water system. DO NOT use a selfpiercing type shutoff valve.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting
a copper water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
 NOTE
Check with your local building authority for
recommendations on water lines and associated
materials prior to installing your new refrigerator.
Depending on your local/state building codes, Frigidaire
recommends for homes with existing valves its Smart
Choice® water line kit 5305513409 (with a 6 ft.
Stainless Steel Water Line) and for homes without an
existing valve, Frigidaire recommends its Smart Choice
water® line kit 5305510264 (with a 20 ft. Copper Water
Line with self-tapping saddle valve). Please refer to
www.frigidaire.com/store for more information.
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 shutoff
valve.
3. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet and
discard cap.
4. If you use copper tubing - Slide brass
compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water
supply line. Push water supply line into water valve
inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch/6.4 mm). Slide
ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten
compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half
turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See
Figure 1.
If you use stainless steel tubing - The nut and
ferrule are already assembled on the tubing. Slide
compression nut onto valve inlet and finger tighten
compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half
turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See
Figure 2.
5. With steel clamp and screw, secure water
supply line (copper tubing only) to rear panel of
refrigerator as shown.
6. Coil excess water supply line (copper tubing only),
about 2½ turns, behind refrigerator as shown and
arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against
any other surface.
7. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten
any connections that leak.
8. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.
Plastic Water Tubing
to Ice Maker
Fill Tube
Steel
Clamp
Brass
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(Sleeve)
Copper
water line
Water Valve
Bracket
Valve Inlet
Water Valve
Copper water line
from household water supply
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
Figure 1
Figure 2
IMPORTANT
After connecting the water supply, refer to “How to Prime
the Water Supply System” for important information about
priming an empty water supply system.
Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes several tubing
lines, a water filter, a water valve, and a water tank. To ensure
that your water dispenser works properly, this system must
be completely filled with water when your refrigerator is first
connected to the household water supply line.
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Controls
ice off
Press and hold for three (3) seconds
to turn the ice maker “ON” or “OFF”.
Turning the ice maker “OFF” disables
the ice dispensing feature. Neither
“CUBE” nor “CRUSH” will operate with
the ice maker “OFF”.
quick freeze
Activates a faster rate for freezing
food.
light
On / Off
control lock
Press and hold for three (3) seconds to
activate and deactivate. This restricts
undesired changes to the refrigerator’s
settings and prevents use of the ice
and water dispenser.
IMPORTANT
When the ice maker is turned off, the ice in the bucket
should be transferred to the freezer or discarded to
prevent it from melting.
water filter
air filter Touch to display filter condition status.
Press and hold for three (3) seconds to
reset after filter change.
Touch to display filter status. Press
and hold for three (3) seconds to reset
after filter change.
display on-off Toggles the temperature displays On
and Off.
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C / F
Touch to toggle display from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
default settingsHold to Reset all refrigerator settings
such as temp, and temp display to
their factory default settings.
power
Press and hold for three (3) seconds
to turn off the cooling system to clean
the refrigerator. It also turns off the
ice maker, all dispenser functions. The
temperature display will read OFF.
Your refrigerator is equipped with a touch control panel.
It is only necessary to gently touch the control panel.
There are three (3) dispenser modes:
1 Water
2 Ice Cubes
3 Crushed Ice
A green indicator light will be illuminated above the active
feature.
IMPORTANT
Pressing the power on/off icon does not turn off
power to your refrigerator. You must unplug the power
cord from the wall outlet.
Controls
Setting cooling temperatures
1 Down "∨” and Up "∧” indicators are located beside
the displayed temperatures.
2 Press the "∨” or "∧” indicator to adjust the
temperature to the desired setting.
The temperature display will begin to blink with the
first touch. After five (5) seconds of inactivity, the
display will beep to accept the new temperature.
After 10 seconds, the display times out and returns
to the basic display.
Alarms
Door Ajar
If the door has been left open for an
extended period of time, an alarm will
sound and the door ajar indicator will
illuminate on the display. Press the
alarm reset key to reset any system
alarms.
High Temp In the event of a high temperature
condition, the temperature display
will blink and display “HI”. After 20
minutes, the high temp alert will
be illuminated. Press alarm reset to
acknowledge the alarm, at which time
the highest temperature reached will
be displayed and the refrigerator will
resume normal operation. All other
modes are turned off until the alarm is
acknowledged.
Power Fail
In the event of a power failure, the
power fail alert will be illuminated.
Press alarm reset to acknowledge the
alarm. Other modes may be turned off
until the alarm is acknowledged. When
the power fail alert is acknowledged,
the refrigerator will resume normal operation. The high temp alarm may also
be illuminated until a safe operating
range temperature has been reached.
Sabbath Mode
The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables portions
of the refrigerator and its controls in accordance with
observance of the weekly Sabbath and religious holidays
within the Orthodox Jewish community.
Sabbath Mode is turned ON and OFF by pressing
and holding both the freezer “∨” and refrigerator “∧”
indicators for five (5) seconds. The display shows “Sb” while in Sabbath mode.
In the Sabbath Mode, the High Temp alarm is active for
health reasons. If a high temperature alarm
is activated during this time, for example
due to a door left ajar, the alarm will sound
intermittently for about 10 minutes. The
alarm will then silence on its own and a red
high temperature icon will display. The high temp icon
will continue to display, even if the door is closed, until
the Sabbath mode is exited and the icon reset. The
refrigerator will function normally once the door is closed,
without any violation of the Sabbath/Holidays.
For further assistance, guidelines for proper usage and a
complete list of models with the Sabbath feature, please
visit the web at http:\\www.star-k.org.
 NOTE
While in Sabbath Mode, neither the lights, dispenser,
nor the control panel will work until Sabbath Mode is
deactivated.
Refrigerator stays in Sabbath Mode after power failure
recovery. It must be deactivated with the buttons on
the control panel.
 NOTE
Although you have entered the Sabbath Mode, the ice
maker will complete the cycle it had already initiated.
The ice cube compartment will remain cold and new ice
cubes can be made with standard trays.
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Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser
Priming the water supply system
CAUTION
For proper dispenser operation, recommended water
supply pressure should fall between 30 psi and 100
psi. Excessive pressure may cause water filter to
malfunction.
1 Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding a
drinking glass against the water dispenser paddle.
2 Keep the glass in this
position until water
comes out of the
dispenser. It may
take about 1½
minutes.
3 Continue dispensing
water for about four
(4) minutes to flush the
system and plumbing
connections of any
impurities (stopping to empty the glass as necessary).
 NOTE
The water dispenser has a built-in device that shuts off
the water flow after three (3) minutes of continuous
use. To reset this shutoff device, simply release the
dispenser paddle.
Ice maker operation & care
After the refrigerator is installed properly and has cooled
for several hours, the ice maker can produce ice within
24 hours. It can completely fill an ice bin in about eight
(8) hours.
The ice maker produces approximately nine (9) pounds of
ice every 24 hours depending on usage conditions.
IMPORTANT
Your ice maker is turned on at the factory so it can work
as soon as you install your refrigerator. If you cannot
connect a water supply, set the ice maker’s On/Off icon
to Off and turn off the water supply valve; otherwise,
the ice maker’s fill valve may make a loud chattering
noise when it attempts to operate without water.
Turning the ice maker on and off
Ice production is controlled by the ice maker’s On/Off
icon on the control panel. Press and hold the “Ice Off”
icon for three (3) seconds to turn the ice maker “ON” or
“OFF”. Where the ice maker is “OFF” the red LED above
the icon will be illuminated.
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IMPORTANT
Turning off the ice maker will result in existing ice
melting in the bin.
IMPORTANT
Turning off the ice maker will disable the ice dispenser.
You will still be able to dispense water.
 NOTE
The ice maker also has a built-in plastic signal bale arm
that automatically stops ice production when the ice bin
is full. This signal arm should not be used to manually
stop the ice maker.
Using the ice maker after installation
Before making ice for the first time, be sure to prime
the water supply system. Air in new plumbing lines can
result in two (2) or three (3) empty ice maker cycles.
Furthermore, if the system is not flushed, the first ice
cubes may be discolored or have an odd flavor.
IMPORTANT
On occasion, unusually small disc-shaped ice may be
noticed in the bucket or in dispensed ice. This could
occur in normal operation of the ice maker. If you start
seeing these more frequently, it may be an indication
of low water pressure or the water filter needs to
be replaced. As the water filter nears the end of its
useful life and becomes clogged with particles, less
water is delivered to the ice maker during each cycle.
Remember, if it’s been six (6) months or longer since
you last changed your water filter, replace the water
filter with a new one. Poor quality household water may
require the filter to be changed more frequently.
Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser (Continued)
Ice maker/dispenser tips
• If your refrigerator is not connected to a water
supply or the water supply is turned off, turn off
the ice maker by holding the On/Off soft-touch
icon and the water shut-off valve for three (3)
seconds.
• The following sounds are normal when the ice
maker is operating:
- Motor running - Ice dropping into ice bin
- Water valve opening or closing
- Running water
• When dispensing ice, you will hear a snapping
or clicking sound when the ice chute opens and
closes.
• If you need a large quantity of ice at one time, it is
best to get cubes directly from the ice bin.
• Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd
flavor. Empty the ice bin as explained below.
• When dispensing cubed ice, it is normal to have a
small quantity of little pieces along with the whole
cubes.
CAUTION
If the water supply to your refrigerator is softened, be
sure the softener is properly maintained. Chemicals
from a water softener can damage the ice maker.
Remove and empty the ice bin if:
• An extended power failure (one hour or longer)
causes ice cubes in the ice bin to melt and freeze
together, jamming the dispenser mechanism.
• You do not use the ice dispenser frequently. Ice
cubes will freeze together in the bin, jamming the
dispenser mechanism.
Remove the ice bin and shake to loosen the cubes or
clean as explained above.
CAUTION
NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp instrument to
break up the ice. This could damage the ice bin and
dispenser mechanism.
To loosen stuck ice, use warm water. Before replacing
the ice bin, make sure it is completely dry.
IMPORTANT
When removing or replacing the ice bin, DO NOT
rotate the auger in the ice bin. If the auger is
accidentally rotated, you must realign the auger by
turning it in 90 degree turns (see below) until the ice
bin fits into place with the drive mechanism. If the
auger is not properly aligned when replacing the ice
bin, the refrigerator will produce no ice. The fresh food
door also may not close properly causing warm air to
leak into the fresh food compartment.
Cleaning the ice maker
Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals,
especially prior to vacation or moving.
1 Turn off the ice maker.
2 Remove the ice bin
by pulling straight
out.
3 Empty and carefully
clean the ice bin
with mild detergent.
Do not use harsh or
abrasive cleaners.
Rinse with clear
water.
Adjusting Ice Bin Auger
Removing Ice Bin
4 Allow the ice bin
to dry completely
before replacing in the freezer.
5 Replace the ice bin. Turn the ice maker on.
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Storage Features
Crispers
CAUTION
To avoid injury from breakage, handle tempered glass
shelves carefully.
Crisper drawers are designed for storing fruits,
vegetables, and other fresh produce.
 NOTE
Features may vary according to model.
Your refrigerator includes SpillSafeTM glass shelves that
are designed to catch and hold accidental spills.
You can easily adjust shelf positions in the fresh food
compartments to suit your needs. The shelves have
mounting brackets that attach to slotted supports at the
rear of each compartment.
Opening Crisper Drawer
To change the position of a shelf:
Crisper humidity control
1 Before adjusting a shelf, remove all food.
Crisper drawers include a sliding control for adjusting the
humidity inside the crisper. Leafy vegetables keep best
when stored with the Humidity Control set on Higher
Humidity. Fresh fruits keep best when stored with the
Humidity Control set on Lower Humidity.
2 Lift the front edge up and pull the shelf out.
3 Replace by inserting the mounting bracket hooks
into the desired support slots.
4 Lower the shelf and lock into position.
Shelf features
Adjusting Crisper Humidity
To remove the Crisper Drawer for cleaning:
1 Pull the drawer out until it stops.
Full SpillSafe
TM
Drawers
Shelf
Half SpillSafeTM Shelf
Your refrigerator includes a variety of storage drawers.
These drawers are located in fixed positions at the
bottom of the fresh food compartment.
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2 Lift the front slightly and remove the drawer.
Removing Crisper Drawer
Storage Features
Store-MoreTM Drawer
6 Place bin liner into bin.
Ideal for storage of deli meats and cheese.
Accessories (varies by model)
Tall bottle retainer
The tall bottle retainer keeps tall containers in the
bin from falling forward when opening or closing the
refrigerator door. To install, insert the ends of the retainer
into the holes.
Doors
Storage bins
The doors to your fresh food compartment use a system
of modular storage bins. All of these bins are removable
for easy cleaning. Some of them have fixed positions,
while others can be adjusted to your needs.
Door bins are ideal for storing jars, bottles, cans, and
large drink containers. They also enable quick selection of
frequently used items.
To change the position of an adjustable door bin:
1 Before adjusting a bin, remove all food.
2 Grip the bin firmly with both hands and lift it
upward.
3 Remove the bin.
4 Place the bin just above desired position.
5 Lower the bin onto supports until locked in place.
Dairy compartment
Use the dairy compartment, at the top of the fresh food
compartment door, for short-term storage of cheese,
spreads, or butter. The dairy compartment is designed
to be warmer than the open area and includes a lift-up
cover and a dairy divider (select models).
Dairy Compartment
Adjustable Door Bin
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Storage Features
Removable Can Dispenser
The can dispenser holds six 12 ounce cans. Insert cans
into top of bin and dispense from the bottom.
To reinstall upper basket, position basket onto the
retainer clips making sure the front of the basket rests in
the retainer clips on the stabilizer bar.
 NOTE
If basket is not resting on stabilizer bar retainer clips,
the drawer will not close properly.
To Remove Lower Basket
1 Remove all items from basket.
2 Remove the basket by tilting it forward and lifting it
from the retainer clips.
Can Dispenser
Freezer Features (varies by model)
Removing Lower Basket
To reinstall lower basket, insert basket into retainer clips.
Dividers Removal
Lift up on the front of the middle divider and pull out.
Two Freezer Baskets
To Remove Upper Basket
1 Remove all items from basket.
2 Remove basket by pulling baskets out to their full
extension and lift out.
Middle Basket Divider
Removing Upper Basket
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Storage Features
Lift up on the rear of the lower divider and pull out.
Lower Basket Divider &
Spill Guard Tray
To reposition the pivoting divider (some models), lift up
and slide to desired location. The pivoting divider is not
designed to be removed .
Spill Guard
Tray
Lower Basket
Pivoting Divider
Lower Basket Pivoting Divider
(some models)
 NOTE
Spill Guard Tray should be hand washed in warm water.
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storing food and saving energy
Ideas for storing foods
Fresh food storage
• Keep the fresh food compartment between 34° F
and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F.
• Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves, which
reduces air circulation and causes uneven cooling.
Fruits and vegetables
• Store fruits and vegetables in crisper drawers,
where trapped moisture helps preserve food quality
for longer time periods.
• Wash items and remove excess water.
• Wrap any items that have strong odors or high
moisture content.
Meat
• Wrap raw meat and poultry separately and securely
to prevent leaks and contamination of other foods
or surfaces.
• Use the deli drawer to store meat/poultry for shortterm storage. Any meat to be kept longer than two
(2) days should be frozen.
Frozen food storage
• Keep the freezer compartment at 0° F or lower.
• A freezer operates most efficiently when it is at
least 2/3 full.
Packaging foods for freezing
• To minimize food 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
• Prior to grocery shopping, activate “quick freeze”
so that on your return you can ensure your newly
purchased food designated for the freezer will be
preserved as quickly as possible.
• Activating “quick freeze” also will help your freezer
more efficiently maintain the selected temperature
after placing new purchases with pre-existing
frozen foods.
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• 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 packages, so cold air can
circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly
as possible.
Ideas for saving energy
Installation
• 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 (2) appliances will help the refrigerator
operate more efficiently.
• Level the refrigerator so that the doors close
tightly.
Temperature settings
• Refer to the “Controls” section for procedures on
temperature settings.
Food storage
• Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator or blocking 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.
• Do not place a hot container directly on a cold
shelf. Remember, such an extreme temperature
change may damage the glass.
Normal Operating Sounds and sights
Understanding the sounds you
may hear
 NOTE
Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may introduce
unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate
your refrigerator is operating correctly. Some surfaces
on floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make these
sounds more noticeable.
Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is not a sound
insulator.
 NOTE
The following is a list of major components in your
refrigerator and the sounds they can cause:
During automatic defrost cycle, a red glow in the back
wall vents of your freezer compartment is normal.
A Evaporator 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.
D Automatic ice maker When ice has been
produced, you will hear ice cubes falling into the
ice bin. Ice maker fan, water valve activation, and
refrigerant gas fluid may create sounds from its
operation.
E Electronic control & automatic defrost
control These parts can produce a snapping or
clicking sound when turning the cooling system on
and off.
F Condenser fan You may hear air being forced
through the condenser.
G Compressor Modern, high-efficiency compressors
run much faster than older models. The
compressor may have a high-pitched hum or
pulsating sound.
H Water valve Makes a buzzing sound each time it
opens to fill the ice maker.
I Drain pan (not removable) You may hear water
dripping into the drain pan during the defrost cycle.
J Condenser May create minimal sounds from
forced air.
L Ice dispensing paddle When dispensing ice, you
will hear a snapping, clicking, or popping sound
when the solenoid opens and closes the ice chute.
M Motorized damper May produce a light
humming during operation.
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CHANGING THE FILTER
Locating the Filters
Your refrigerator is equipped with water filtering system.
The water filter system filters all dispensed drinking
water, as well as the water used to produce ice.
Water Filter
The water filter is located at the top right side of the
fresh food compartment.
Replacing the Water Filter
In general, you should change the water filter every six
months to ensure the highest possible water quality.
Water Filter Status on the user interface prompts you
to replace the filter after a standard amount of water
(200 gallons/757 liters for PureSource UltraTM) has
flowed through the system.
If your refrigerator has not been used for a period of time
(during moving for example), change the filter before
reinstalling the refrigerator.
More about your Advanced Water Filter
The PureSource UltraTM ice and water filter
system is tested and certified to NSF/ANSI
Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of claims
specified on the performance data sheet.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or
of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before
or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction
may be used on disinfected waters that may contain
filterable cysts.
Test & certification results:
• Rated Capacity - 200 gallons/757 liters for
PureSource UltraTM ice and water filter
• Rated service flow - .50 gallons per minute
• Operating Temp.: Min. 33°F, Max. 100°F
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 pounds per square
inch
• Recommended Minimum Operating Pressure: 30
pounds per square inch
To replace your PureSource UltraTM water
filter:
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change
the filter. Be ready to wipe up any small amounts of water
released during the filter replacement.
1 Turn Off the ice maker power switch.
2 Remove the filter by pushing on the end/face of the
filter.
Ordering Replacement Filters
To order your replacement filters, please visit our online
store at www.frigidaire.com/store, by calling toll-free
at 877-808-4195, or by visiting the dealer where you
purchased your refrigerator. Frigidaire recommends
that you order extra filters when you first install your
refrigerator, and that you replace your filters at least once
every six months.
Here is the product number to request when ordering:
PureSource UltraTM Water Filter
Part #ULTRAWF
3 Slide the old water filter cartridge straight out of the
housing and discard it.
4 Unpackage the new filter cartridge. Using the
alignment guide, slide it gently into the filter housing
until it stops against the snap-in connector at the
back of the housing.
5 Push firmly until the cartridge snaps into
place (you should hear a click as the cartridge
engages the snap-in connector).
6 Press a drinking glass against the water dispenser
while checking for any leaks at the filter housing.
Any spurts and sputters that occur as the system
purges air out of the dispenser system are normal.
7 After filling one glass of water, continue flushing the
system for about four minutes.
8 Turn On the ice maker.
9 Press and hold the Water Filter button on the Ice
& Water Dispenser control panel for three seconds.
When the display changes from Red to Green, the
status has been reset.
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CHANGING THE FILTER
Air filter
The air filter is located under the utility bin.
Replacing your PureAdvantageTM air filter
To ensure optimal filtering of refrigerator odors, you
should change the air filter every six (6) months (the
filter status light on the Touch Panel prompts you to
replace the filter after six (6) months).
1 Open the air filter door.
2 Remove the old filter and discard it.
3 Unpack the new filter and slide it into the housing.
4 To close the air filter door, push the top and bottom
to lock the door closed.
5 Press and hold the Air Filter Reset button on
the control panel for three (3)seconds. When the
display changes from “Replace” to “Good,” the
status has been reset.
6 The Air Filter Reset will turn itself off after a few
seconds.
Ordering replacement filters
Order new filters by calling 877-808-4195, online
at www.frigidaire.com/store, or through the dealer
where you bought your refrigerator. You may want to
consider ordering extra filters when you first install your
refrigerator.
Air Filter Replacement cartridge, part #PAULTRA
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Care & Cleaning
Protecting your investment
Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains its appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately
and clean the freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year.
 NOTE
Do not use abrasive cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes,
concentrated detergents, bleaches, or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior doors,
gaskets, or cabinet liners. Do not use paper towels, scouring pads, or other abrasive cleaning materials.
• Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or strong alkaline solutions on any surface.
• Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach to clean stainless steel.
• Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher.
• Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
 NOTE
If you set your temperature controls to turn off cooling, power to lights and other electrical components will continue
until you unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
• Remove adhesive labels by hand. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the
appliance surface.
• Do not remove the serial plate. Removal of your serial plate voids your warranty.
• Before moving your refrigerator, raise the anti-tip brackets so the rollers will work correctly. This will prevent the
floor from being damaged.
CAUTION
• Pull the refrigerator straight out to move it. Shifting it from side to side may damage flooring. 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.
IMPORTANT
If you store or move your refrigerator in freezing temperatures, be sure to completely drain the water supply
system. 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.
Refer to the guide on the next page for details on caring and cleaning specific areas of your refrigerator.
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Care & Cleaning
Care and cleaning tips
Part
Cleaning Agents
Tips and Precautions
Interior &
Door Liners
• Soap and water
• Baking soda and
water
• Use two (2) tablespoons of baking soda in one (1) quart of warm water.
• Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around
controls, light bulb or any electrical part.
Door Gaskets
• Soap and water
• Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.
Drawers &
Bins
• Soap and water
• Use a soft cloth to clean drawer runners and tracks.
• Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in dishwasher.
Glass Shelves
• Soap and water
• Glass cleaner
• Mild liquid sprays
• Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in warm water.
Toe Grille
• Soap and water
• Mild liquid sprays
• Vacuum
• Remove toe grille (see Installation Instructions).
• Vacuum both sides and wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry.
Exterior &
Handles
• Soap and water
• Do not use commercial household cleaners containing ammonia, bleach or
alcohol to clean handles.
• Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles.
• Do not use a dry cloth to clean smooth doors.
• Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach 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.
• 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. Do not use household cleaners containing ammonia
or bleach.
• NOTE: Always clean, wipe and dry with grain to prevent scratching.
• Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse
well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Exterior &
Handles
(Stainless
Steel Models
Only)
• Non abrasive glass
cleaner
• Soap and water
• Stainless steel
cleaners
Vacation and moving tips
Occasion
Tips
Short Vacations
• Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of three (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 a few days.
Long Vacations
• Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one (1) month or more.
• Turn the cooling system off (see “Controls” section for location of On/Off button) and disconnect power
cord.
• 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.
Moving
• Remove all food and ice.
• If using a handcart, load from the side.
• Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving.
• Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.
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Care & Cleaning
Replacing LED Lights (select models)
The fresh food compartments of your refrigerator
may have LED lights. Always use Frigidaire parts for
replacement.
CAUTION
Wear gloves when replacing incandescent light bulbs to
avoid getting cut.
To replace LED Lights:
To replace light bulbs:
1 Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord.
1 Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord.
2 Remove light cover by pushing up and out.
2 Wear protective gloves.
3 Hold the LED cover with one hand and pull the
connector with the other hand while pressing the
connector latch.
3 Remove light cover, if necessary.
4 Replace LED light and snap in place assuring the
light is facing in toward the unit (inside fresh food)
or facing outward on bottom of fresh food doors.
LED Light Removal
LED Light Harness Removal
 NOTE
LED lights are in series so if one is bad or unplugged,
several lights may not light up.
Replacing Light Bulbs (select models)
Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of your
refrigerator include incandescent light bulbs that will
need replacing from time-to-time. Some lights have
covers that need to be removed before replacing the
bulbs. Always use bulbs that are designed for appliance
lighting.
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4 Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance
bulb of the same type and wattage (normally 40
watts).
5 Replace light cover, if necessary.
6 Plug in the refrigerator’s power cord.
Refrigerator Light
Freezer Light
Ordering Replacement LED Lights
Order new LEDs by calling 877-808-4195, online at www.
frigidaire.com/store, or through the dealer where you
bought the refrigerator. Here is the product number to
request when ordering:
LED Light, Part #241891102
Incandescent Lights (40-watt bulb), Part
#5305514148
Before You Call
1-800-944-9044 (United States)
Visit our web site at
www.frigidaire.com.
1-800-265-8352 (Canada)
CONCERN
POTENTIAL CAUSE
COMMON SOLUTION
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
Ice maker is not making any ice.
•
•
•
Ice maker is not making enough ice.
•
Ice maker power switch is Off.
Ice maker has small cube
caught in mechanism.
Saddle valve on cold water
pipe is clogged or restricted by
foreign material.
•
•
•
Turn power switch to On (“I”) position.
Remove small cube from ice maker. The ice and water
filter cartridge may be clogged. Replace filter cartridge.
Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve. Ensure that valve is not a self-piercing saddle valve. Clean
valve. Replace valve if necessary.
Ice maker is producing less ice •
than you expect.
Check to see if water dispenser
•
is dispensing slower than normal.
The ice maker produces approximately nine (9) pounds of
ice every 24 hours depending on usage conditions.
If it is, replace the ice and water filter cartridge.
Ice maker will not stop •
making ice.
Ice maker wire signal arm is
being held down by some item
in the freezer.
Move item and release wire signal arm. Remove any ice
cubes that are frozen together over the wire signal arm.
Ice cubes are freezing
together.
•
Ice cubes are not being used
•
frequently enough.
Ice cubes are hollow (partially
•
frozen cubes with water inside).
Freezer control is set too warm. •
Remove ice container and discard ice from container. Ice
maker will produce fresh supply.
The ice and water filter cartridge may be clogged. Replace
filter cartridge.
Set freezer control to colder setting. Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize.
•
Ice storage container is empty.
•
•
Freezer temperature is set too
warm.
•
•
Household water line valve is
not open.
•
•
Ice dispensing arm has been held
in for more than 4-5 minutes.
•
When the first supply of ice is dropped into the container,
the dispenser should operate.
Turn freezer control to a higher setting so that ice cubes
will be made. When first supply of ice is made, dispenser
should operate.
Open household water line valve. Allow sufficient time
for the ice to be made. When ice is made, the dispenser
should operate.
Motor is overloaded. Motor over load protector will reset in
approximately 3 minutes. Ice can then be dispensed.
•
Ice has melted and frozen
around auger due to infrequent
use, temperature fluctuations,
and/or power outages.
Ice cubes are jammed between
ice maker and back of ice
container.
•
Remove ice container, thaw, and empty the contents.
Clean container, wipe dry, and replace in proper position.
When new ice is made, dispenser should operate.
•
Remove ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser.
Door was closed too hard, causing other door to open slightly.
Refrigerator is not level. It
rocks on the floor when moved
slightly.
Refrigerator is touching a wall
or cabinet.
•
Close both doors gently.
•
•
Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support
the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging
or sloping floor.
Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support
the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging
or sloping floor.
Food is touching shelf on top of
drawer.
Track that drawers slide on is
dirty.
•
•
•
Remove top layer of items in drawer.
Ensure drawer is properly installed on track.
Clean drawer, rollers, and track. See Care & Cleaning.
•
•
•
•
ICE DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense ice.
Ice dispenser is
jammed.
•
OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS
Door(s) will not close.
•
•
•
Drawers are difficult to •
move.
•
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Before You Call (continued)
CONCERN
POTENTIAL CAUSE
COMMON SOLUTION
RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR
Compressor does not
run.
•
•
•
•
•
Refrigerator runs too
much or too long.
•
•
•
•
Set freezer control.
•
Plug at electrical outlet is disconnected.
House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
Power outage.
•
This is normal for a fully automatic defrost refrigerator.
The defrost cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 30
minutes.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
•
•
Room or outside weather is
•
hot.
Doors are opened too frequent- •
ly or too long.
Fresh Food/freezer door may
•
be slightly open.
•
Thermostat keeps the refrigera- •
tor at a constant temperature.
This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep temperature constant.
Freezer control is set too cold.
•
•
Fresh Food/freezer gasket is
dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly
fitted.
Condenser is dirty.
•
•
Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
Check house lights. Call local electric company.
It’s normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these
conditions.
Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more.
Open doors less often.
Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and contains from
blocking door. See CONCERN column OPENING/CLOSING
OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
Set Fresh Food control to warmer setting until refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal will cause
refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired
temperatures.
Clean condenser. See Care & Cleaning.
•
•
Compressor goes off
and on frequently.
Freezer control is set to “OF”
or “0”.
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
DIGITAL TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Digital temperature
displays are flashing.
•
Electronic control system has
detected a performance problem.
•
Call your Frigidaire service representative, who can interpret any messages or number codes flashing on the digital
displays.
•
Household water line valve is
not open.
Ice and water filter cartridge is
clogged.
Filter not fully installed.
•
•
Open household water line valve. See CONCERN column
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER.
Replace filter cartridge.
•
Push filter in until you hear a “click”.
Water has an odd taste •
and/or odor.
•
Water has been in the tank for
a period of time.
Unit not properly connected to
cold water line.
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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.
Water pressure is extremely low.
Cut-off and cut-on pressures
•
are too low (well systems only).
Reverse osmosis system is in
•
regenerative phase.
WATER DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense water.
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•
•
•
•
Have someone turn up the cut-off and cut-on pressure on
the water pump system (well systems only).
It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below 20
psi during the regenerative phase.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on
inside of refrigerator
walls.
•
•
Weather is hot and humid.
Door is slightly open.
•
•
The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating increases.
See CONCERN column OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
Water collects on bottom side of drawer
cover.
•
Vegetables contain and give off
moisture.
•
It is not unusual to have moisture on the bottom side of
the cover.
Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.
Water collects in bottom of drawer.
•
Washed vegetables and fruit
drain while in the drawer.
•
Dry items before putting them in the drawer. Water collecting in bottom of drawer is normal.
This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower,
the moisture should disappear.
See CONCERN column OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
•
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on
outside of refrigerator
or between doors.
30
•
Weather is humid.
•
•
Door is slightly open, causing
cold air from inside refrigerator
to meet warm air from outside.
•
major appliance warranty
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove
to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR
OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL
EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under
this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described
or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Frigidaire
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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