Frigidaire 241721000 Refrigerator User Manual

Use & Care Manual
Freestanding
Wine Cooler
Record Serial/Model Numbers
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Safety Instructions
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First Steps
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Energy Saving Tips
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Setting
the Temperature Control
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Wine Cooler Features
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Care and Cleaning
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Warranty
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Troubleshooting Guide
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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P/N: 241846000 (Mar 2007)
be plugged directly into a properly grounded threeprong 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.
SERIAL / MODEL NUMBERS
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions
for your model. Use your Wine Cooler only as instructed in
this guide. 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.
• If voltage varies by 10% or more, performance of your
wine cooler may be affected. Operating wine cooler with
insufficient power can damage the compressor.
• To prevent the wine cooler from being turned off
accidentically, do not plug unit into an outlet controlled
by a wall switch or pull cord.
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
Record the model and serial numbers in the space provided
below. The serial plate is located on the upper left wall
inside the Wine Cooler.
• Do not pinch, knot, or bend the cord in any manner.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
• Never unplug the wine cooler by pulling on the cord.
Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from
the receptacle.
Purchase Date:
• To avoid electrical shock, unplug the wine cooler before
cleaning and before replacing a light bulb.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS
NOTE: Turning the temperature control to OFF turns off
the compressor, but does not disconnect the power to
the light bulb or other electrical components.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
THIS WINE COOLER.
• Do not operate wine cooler in the presence of explosive
fumes.
Proper Disposal of Your Wine Cooler
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read
product labels for flammability and other warnings.
CHILD SAFETY
• Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping
material immediately after the wine cooler 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.
Risk of child entrapment. Child entrapment
and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned Wine Coolers are still dangerous — even if they
will sit for "just a few days." If you are getting rid of your old
wine cooler, please follow the instructions below to help
prevent accidents.
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY YOUR OLD
WINE COOLER:
• Remove doors.
• Leave shelves in place so children may not
easily climb inside.
• Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause
severe cuts, and destroy finishes if they come in
contact with other appliances or furniture.
• An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator, or freezer is a
very dangerous attraction to children.
Avoid fire hazard or
electric shock. Do
not use an
extension cord or an
adapter plug. Do not
remove any prong
from the power cord.
Remove the door(s) of any appliance that is not in use,
even if it is being discarded.
ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety
mechanisms in the design of this wine cooler will
operate properly.
• Wine Cooler must be plugged into its own 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 shock hazards. It must
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FIRST STEPS
This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions
for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this
Owner’s Guide. Before starting the wine cooler, follow
these important first steps.
INSTALLATION
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
The wine cooler glass door can be opened from left to right
and vice versa. Should you desire to change the opening
direction, please follow these instructions.
NOTE: All parts removed must be saved to do the
reinstallation of the door.
• Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
1. Remove the two screws (1) that hold the lower hinge
(2)(right side) to the frame. Also remove the screw-type
leveling front leg (3).
• For optimal performance, it is recommended that you
install the wine cooler where the ambient temperature is
between 70 and 78 degrees fahrenheit.
2. Remove the left front leg (4) and transfer it to the right
side.
• Allow space around the unit for good air circulation.
Leave a 2 inch space on the back and sides of the
wine cooler for adequate circulation.
• Be sure the wine cooler stays in the upright position
during transport.
• Keep the wine cooler from any hazardous or combustible
agents.
NOTE: The exterior walls of the wine cooler may become
quite warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from
the inside. Temperatures as much as 30° F warmer than
room temperature can be expected. For this reason it is
particularly important in hotter climates to allow enough
space for air circulation around your wine cooler.
LEVELING
The wine cooler must have all bottom corners resting firmly
on solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support a
fully loaded wine cooler. NOTE: It is Very Important for
your wine cooler to be level in order to function properly. If
the wine cooler is not leveled during installation, the door
may be misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing
cooling, frost, or moisture problems.
To Level Your Wine Cooler:
After removing all interior and exterior packaging materials,
use a carpenter’s level to level the wine cooler from front-toback. Adjust the leveling legs in front, ½ bubble higher, so
that the door closes easily when left halfway open.
CLEANING
• Wash any removable parts of the wine cooler interior,
and exterior with mild detergent and warm water. Wipe
dry. Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces.
• Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments,
which can scratch the appliance surface when removing
adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape can be
removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or touch the residue with the sticky side of tape
already removed. Do not remove the serial plate.
Important Safeguards: Do not store food in your wine
cooler as interior temperature may not get cool enough to
prevent spoilage. In summer months or areas of high
humidity, the glass door may build up moisture. To
remove the moisture, wipe it away.
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3. Lift the door and place it on a padded surface to prevent
scratching it. Make sure to remove the spring (5) located
inside the upper right hole of the door, and the upper right
side pin (6).
4. Remove the plug button (7) from the upper left hole of
the door and transfer it to the uncovered hole on the right
side. Be sure to press the button firmly into the hole.
5. Insert the upper pin (6), previously removed from the
right side in step 3, and transfer it to the hole on the left
side of the top frame.
6. Insert the spring (5), previously removed from step
3,inside the upper left side hole of the door.
7. Set the door in its place making sure the pin (6) enters
the bushing at the lower upper frame section (hole).
8. While holding the door in the closed position, secure the
left hinge (2) previously removed in step 1.
9. Insert the 2 screws (1) previously removed in step 1 and
tighten them.
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FIGURE 1
Position prior to door reversal
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FIGURE 2
Position prior to door reversal
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Door Hinge Screws
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Lower Door Hinge
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Front Leveling Legs
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Left Front Leg
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Door Frame Spring
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Door Frame Pin
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Hinge Plug (Door Frame) Left Side
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
WINE COOLER FEATURES
• Install the wine cooler in the
coolest part of the room, out of
direct sunlight and away from
heating ducts or registers. Do not
place the wine cooler next to heatproducing appliances such as a
range, oven or dishwasher.
ADJUSTABLE INTERIOR SHELVES
Multi-position adjustable interior shelves can be moved to
any position for larger or smaller packages. The shipping
spacers that stabilize the shelves for shipping should be
removed and discarded.
INTERIOR LIGHT (Some models)
• Level the wine cooler so the door close tightly.
The light comes on automatically when the door is opened.
To replace the light bulb, turn the temperature control to
OFF and unplug the electrical cord. Replace the old bulb
with a bulb of the same wattage.
• Do not overcrowd the wine cooler or block cold air vents.
Doing so causes the wine cooler to run longer and use
more energy. Shelves should not be lined with aluminum
foil, wax paper or paper toweling. Liners interfere with
cold air circulation, making the wine cooler less efficient,
which could cause food spoilage.
• Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them
in the wine cooler. This cuts down on moisture build-up
inside the unit.
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• Organize the wine cooler to reduce door openings.
Remove as many items as needed at one time and close
the door as soon as possible.
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL
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COOL DOWN PERIOD
For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the wine cooler to
cool down completely. The wine cooler will run continuously
for the first several hours.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
1. The wine cooler can be operated by adjusting the
temperature control knob to the various settings: OFF,
NORMAL, MIN or MAX.
2. Note that by turning the temperature control knob to
OFF, it only stops the cooling cycle but does NOT turn
off the wine cooler.
3. If the wine cooler is unplugged from the power supply,
you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before restarting the wine
cooler.
The temperature range MIN and MAX is 46° - 60° F, which
is ideal for wine storage.
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Internal light switch
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Temperature control knob
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Top cover
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Reversible wooden door frame
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Glass door
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Adjustable leveling legs
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Wine rack
CARE OF PLASTIC PARTS
CARE AND CLEANING
• Be sure and protect the door gasket. It should be kept
clean at all times.
WARNING
Before removing the light bulb,
disconnect the wine cooler from the power supply. Failure
to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
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• If the plastic parts in the wine cooler remain
contaminated by oil (animal or vegetable) for a long
period of time, they will age and crack easily. Please
clean them on a regular basis.
Push the light switch(4) OFF.
Remove the light bulb cover (1) by gently pulling on
the bottom end of the cover.
Unscrew the bulb (2).
Replace with a 10 watt bulb of the same shape
and size.
Replace the light cover.
Push the light switch (4) ON.
This part is used to hold liquid
and juice to prevent damage to
the door gasket. Please keep
this area clean and dry.
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VACATION AND MOVING TIPS
Vacations:
If the wine cooler will not be used for several months:
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• Remove all wine bottles and unplug the power cord.
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Bulb Cover
• Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
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Bulb
• Leave the wine cooler door open slightly, blocking it open
if necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.
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Housing
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Light Switch
Moving: When moving the wine cooler, follow these
guidelines to prevent damage:
• Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
CLEANING THE WINE COOLER
• Remove wine bottles and clean the wine cooler.
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Before cleaning, turn the temperature control to OFF,
unplug the wine cooler and remove the bottles.
• Secure all loose items by taping them securely in place
to prevent damage.
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Clean your wine cooler once every two months.
• In the moving vehicle, secure wine cooler in an upright
position to prevent movement. Also protect outside of
Inside:Wash inside surfaces of the wine cooler with a
solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart
(1.136 litres) warm water. Rinse and dry. Wring excess
water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the
area of the controls, or any electrical parts.
WARNING If leaving the wine cooler
door open while on vacation, make
certain that children cannot get into the
wine cooler and become entrapped.
Wash the removable parts with the baking soda solution
mentioned above, or mild detergent and warm water.
Rinse and dry. Never use metallic scouring pads,
brushes, abrasive cleaners, or alkaline solutions on any
surface. Do not wash removable parts in a dishwasher.
Outside: Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild
liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean
soft cloth.
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Compact Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to
be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
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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.
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Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
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Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty.
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Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
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Products used in a commercial setting.
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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.
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Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
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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.
14. Labor costs after ninety (90) days from your original date of purchase incurred for product repair or replacement
as provided herein for carry-in appliances.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada
Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and
parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1.800.668.4606
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE
PROBLEM
Before calling for ser vice, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list
includes common occurences that are not the result of defective workmanship or
materials in this appliance.
CAUSE
CORRECTION
WINE COOLER OPERATION
Wine Cooler does not run.
Wine Cooler runs too much or
too long.
• Wine Cooler is plugged into a
circuit that has a ground fault
interrupt.
• Temperature control is in the
OFF position.
• Wine Cooler may not be
plugged in, or plug may be
loose.
• House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
• Power outage.
• Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the
outlet,have it checked by a cer tified technician.
• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
• Room or outside weather is
hot.
• It's normal for the Wine Cooler to work harder under
these conditions.
• Wine Cooler has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
• Large amounts of warm or hot
food have been stored recently.
• Doors are opened too
frequently or too long.
• Wine Cooler door may be
slightly open.
• Temperature Control is set too
low.
• Wine Cooler gasket is dir ty,
worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.
• It takes 4 hours for the Wine Cooler to cool down
completely.
• See Setting the Temperature Control Section.
• Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
• Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
• Warm food will cause Wine Cooler to run more until the
desired temperature is reached.
• Warm air entering the Wine Cooler causes it to run more.
Open doors less often.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
• Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will
cause Wine Cooler to run longer in order to maintain
desired temperature.
In t er i o r Wi n e Co o l er
t em p er at u r e i s t o o c o l d .
• Temperature Control is set too
low.
• Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.
Interior Wine Cooler
temperature is too warm.
• Temperature Control is set too
warm.
• Door is kept open too long or is
opened too frequently.
• Door may not be seating
properly.
• Large amounts of warm or hot
food may have been stored
recently.
• Wine Cooler has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
• Turn control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for
the temperature to stabilize.
• Warm air enters the Wine Cooler ever y time the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
• See " DOOR PROB L EMS" Section.
• The external Wine Cooler walls
can be as much as 30°F
warmer than room temperature.
• This is normal while the compressor works to transfer
heat from inside the Wine Cooler cabinet.
Louder sound levels whenever
Wine Cooler is on.
• Modern wine coolers have
increased storage capacity and
more stable temperatures.
They require a high efficiency
compressor.
• This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low,
you might hear the compressor running while it cools the
interior.
Longer sound levels when
compressor comes on.
• Wine cooler operates at higher
pressures during the star t of
the ON cycle.
• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
refrigerator continues to run.
Wine Cooler external surface
temperature is warm.
• Wait until the Wine Cooler has had a chance to reach its
selected temperature.
• Wine Cooler requires 4 hours to cool down completely.
SOUND AND NOISE
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
SOUND AND NOISE (Cont.)
Fan runs when room
temperature is below 45°F.
• Exterior thermostat has
activated the heater and fan.
• This is normal.
Popping or cracking sound
when compressor comes on.
• Metal par ts undergo expansion
and contraction, as in hot water
pipes.
• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
Wine Cooler continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling sound,
like water boiling.
• Refrigerant (used to cool
Wine Cooler) is circulating
throughout the system.
• This is normal.
Vibrating or rattling noise.
• Wine Cooler is not level. It
rocks on the floor when it is
moved slightly.
• Wine Cooler is touching the
wall.
• Level the unit. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps
Section.
Snapping Sound.
• Cold Control turning the
Wine Cooler on and off.
• Relevel the Wine Cooler or move Wine Cooler slightly.
Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps Section.
• This is normal.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE WINE COOLER
Moisture forms on inside of
refrigerator walls.
• Weather is hot and humid.
• Door may not be seating
properly.
• Door is kept open too long, or
is opened too frequently.
• This is normal.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• Open the door less often.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE WINE COOLER
Moisture forms on outside of
refrigerator.
• Door may not be seating
properly, causing the cold air
from inside the Wine Cooler to
meet warm moist air from
outside.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• Interior needs to be cleaned.
• Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking
soda.
• Wine Cooler is not level. It
rocks on the floor when it is
moved slightly.
• This condition can force the cabinet out of square and
misalign the door. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps
Section.
• Light bulb is burned out.
• Follow directions under "Interior Light" in the Wine
Cooler Features Section.
• See "WINE COOLER OPERATION" Section.
ODOR IN WINE COOLER
Odors in refrigerator.
DOOR PROBLEMS
Door will not close.
LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON
Light bulb is not on.
• No electric current is reaching
the Wine Cooler.
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