Frigidaire 297081000 Refrigerator User Manual

Use & Care Manual
Refrigerador
Record Serial/Model Numbers
Safety Instructions
2-3
First Steps
3-4
Energy Saving Tips
4
Setting
the Temperature Control
4
Refrigerator Features
4-5
Care and Cleaning
5
Warranty
6
Troubleshooting Guide
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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P/N 297081000 (Jan 2000)
CHILD SAFETY
SERIAL / MODEL NUMBERS
• Destroy 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.
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions
for your model. Use your refrigerator 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.
• Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause
severe cuts, and destroy finishes if they come in
contact with other appliances or furniture.
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
• An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator, or freezer is a
very dangerous attraction to children.
Record the model and serial numbers in the space provided
below. The serial plate is located on the upper left wall
inside the refrigerator.
• Remove and discard any spacers used to secure the
shelves during shipping. Small objects are a choke
hazard to children.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Remove the door(s) of any appliance that is not in use,
even if it is being discarded.
Purchase Date:
Proper Disposal of Your
Refrigerator/Freezer
Risk of child entrapment.
Child entrapment and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned refrigerators or freezers are
still dangerous — even if they will sit for
"just a few days." If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator or freezer, please
follow the instructions below to help
prevent accidents.
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY YOUR
OLD REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER:
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• Remove doors.
• Leave shelves in place
so children may not
easily climb inside.
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Electrolux Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety
mechanisms in the design of this refrigerator will
operate properly.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
THIS REFRIGERATOR.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read
product labels for flammability and other warnings.
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• Refrigerator 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
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.
• Allow space around the unit for good air circulation.
Leave a 3 inch (75 mm) space on all sides of the
refrigerator for adequate circulation.
• If voltage varies by 10% or more, performance of your
refrigerator may be affected. Operating refrigerator with
insufficient power can damage the compressor.
• To prevent the refrigerator from being turned off
accidentically, do not plug unit into an outlet controlled
by a wall switch or pull cord.
• Do not pinch, knot, or bend the cord in any manner.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS
• Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the cord.
Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from
the receptacle.
• To avoid electrical shock, unplug the refrigerator before
cleaning and before replacing a light bulb.
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.
Installation
• Do not operate refrigerator in the presence of explosive
fumes.
NOTE: The exterior walls of the refrigerator 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 refrigerator.
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.
LEVELING
The refrigerator must have all bottom corners resting firmly
on a solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support
a fully loaded refrigerator. NOTE: It is Very Important for
your refrigerator to be level in order to function properly. If
the refrigerator 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 Refrigerator:
After discarding crating screws and wood base, use a
carpenter’s level to level the refrigerator from front-to-back.
Adjust the plastic leveling feet in front, ½ bubble higher, so
that the door closes easily when left halfway open.
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 refrigerator, follow
these important first steps.
INSTALLATION
• Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
• For the most efficient operation, the refrigerator should
be located where surrounding temperatures will not drop
below 10° F (-12° C) or exceed 110° F (43° C). The
Freeze Control Feature is designed to automatically
maintain the selected interior refrigerator temperature
within these boundaries.
Unpacking and Leveling
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• 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.
CLEANING
• Wash any removable parts of the refrigerator 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.
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL
COOL DOWN PERIOD
For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the refrigerator to
cool down completely. The refrigerator will run continuously
for the first several hours.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
The temperature control is located inside the refrigerator. The
temperature is factory preset to provide satisfactory food
storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is
adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your
personal satisfaction. If a colder temperature is desired, turn
the temperature control knob toward COLDEST and allow
several hours for temperatures to stabilize between adjustments.
DOOR REMOVAL
If door must be removed :
1. Gently lay refrigerator on its back, on a rug or blanket.
2. Remove two base screws and base panel. Remove wire
clips on bottom of cabinet.
3. Remove bottom hinge screws.
4. Remove plastic top hinge cover.
5. Remove screws from top hinge.
6. Remove top hinge from cabinet.
7. Remove door and bottom hinge from cabinet.
8. To replace door, reverse the above order and securely
tighten all screws to prevent hinge slippage.
Cold Control
REFRIGERATOR FEATURES
TILT-OUT SHELF
This shelf is located inside on the refrigerator door and
provides additional storage space. To access an item, tilt
top of “basket” shelf down.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
• Install 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.
• Level the refrigerator so the door
close tightly.
• Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air
vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer
and use more energy. Shelves should not be lined with
aluminum foil, wax paper or paper toweling. Liners
interfere with cold air circulation, making the refrigerator
less efficient, which could cause food spoilage.
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ADJUSTABLE INTERIOR SHELVES
CARE AND CLEANING
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.
CLEANING THE INSIDE
Wash inside surfaces of the refrigerator 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.
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.
CLEANING THE OUTSIDE
Adjustable Interior Shelves
Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Replace parts and food.
WARNING If leaving the refrigerator
door open while on vacation, make
certain that children cannot get into the
refrigerator and become entrapped.
VACATION AND MOVING TIPS
Vacations:
If the refrigerator will not be used for several months:
Adjustable Interior Shelves
and Slide-Out Basket
• Remove all food and unplug the power cord.
SLIDE-OUT BASKET
• Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
A Slide-Out Basket (some models) located at the bottom of
the refrigerator, provides separate storage space for items
that are difficult to store on refrigerator shelves. To remove
the basket, pull out and lift up.
• Leave the refrigerator door open slightly, blocking it open
if necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.
AUTOMATIC FREEZE CONTROL
• Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
Moving: When moving the refrigerator, follow these guidelines to prevent damage:
• Remove foods and clean the refrigerator.
The Freeze Control Feature will maintain proper interior
refrigerator temperature even when the refrigerator is
placed in an area where the surrounding temperature drops
down to 10° F (-12° C).
• Secure all loose items by taping them securely in place
to prevent damage.
• In the moving vehicle, secure refrigerator in an upright
position to prevent movement. Also protect outside of
refrigerator with a blanket, or similar item.
INTERIOR LIGHT
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.
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Major 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:
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
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 service, 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
• Refrigerator is plugged into a
circuit that has a ground fault
interrupt.
• Temperature control is in the
OFF position.
• Refrigerator 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 certified technician.
REFRIGERATOR OPERATION
Refrigerator does not run.
Refrigerator runs too much or
too long.
• Room or outside weather is hot.
• Refrigerator 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.
• Refrigerator door may be slightly
open.
• Temperature Control is set too
low.
• Refrigerator gasket is dirty,
worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.
• See Setting the Temperature Control Section.
• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
• Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
• Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
• It's normal for the refrigerator to work harder under these
conditions.
• It takes 4 hours for the refrigerator to cool down
completely.
• Warm food will cause refrigerator to run more until the
desired temperature is reached.
• Warm air entering the refrigerator 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
refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired
temperature.
Interior refrigerator temperature
is too cold.
• Temperature Control is set too
low.
• Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.
Interior refrigerator 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.
• Refrigerator 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 refrigerator every time the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• Wait until the refrigerator has had a chance to reach its
selected temperature.
• Refrigerator requires 4 hours to cool down completely.
• The external refrigerator 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 refrigerator cabinet.
Louder sound levels whenever
refrigerator is on.
• Modern refrigerators 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.
• Refrigerator operates at higher
pressures during the start of the
ON cycle.
• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
refrigerator continues to run.
Refrigerator external surface
temperature is warm.
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 parts undergo expansion
and contraction, as in hot water
pipes.
• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
refrigerator continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling sound,
like water boiling.
• Refrigerant (used to cool
refrigerator) is circulating
throughout the system.
• This is normal.
Vibrating or rattling noise.
• Refrigerator is not level. It rocks
on the floor when it is moved
slightly.
• Refrigerator is touching the wall.
• Level the unit. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps
Section.
• Cold Control turning the
refrigerator on and off.
• This is normal.
Snapping Sound.
• Relevel the refrigerator or move refrigerator slightly. Refer
to "Leveling" in the First Steps Section.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR
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 REFRIGERATOR
Moisture forms on outside of
refrigerator.
• Door may not be seating
properly, causing the cold air
from inside the refrigerator to
meet warm moist air from
outside.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• Interior needs to be cleaned.
• Foods with strong odors are in
the refrigerator.
• Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda.
• Cover the food tightly.
• Refrigerator 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 Refrigerator
Features Section.
• See "REFRIGERATOR OPERATION" Section.
ODOR IN REFRIGERATOR
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 refrigerator.
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