Use & care guide | Frigidaire 297298700 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
Sabbath Mode .................................................... 10
Features at a Glance............................................. 4
Alerts ................................................................ 11
Installation .......................................................... 5
Changing The Filter / Interior Lighting ................. 12
Door Handle Removal Instructions ......................... 6
Storage Features ................................................ 13
Leveling Instructions ............................................ 7
Storage And Cleaning ......................................... 15
Door Removal Instructions .................................... 8
Major Appliance Warranty ................................... 17
Electronic Control ................................................. 8
Before you Call................................................... 18
Electronic Control Features.................................... 9
www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044
www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352
297298700 (August 2010)
Important Safety Instructions ................................ 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Please read all instructions before using this
refrigerator.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or
maintenance information which is important but not
hazard-related.
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.
• 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.
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Installation Checklist
Doors
 Handles are secure and tight
 Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides
 Refrigerator door is level across the top
Leveling
 Refrigerator is level, side-to-side and tilted
1/4” (6mm) front-to-back
 Kick plate is properly attached to refrigerator
 Cabinet is setting solid on all corners
Electrical Power
 House power turned on
 Refrigerator plugged in
Final Checks
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Shipping material removed
Fresh food 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.
• Have refrigerant
removed by a qualified
service technician.
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 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
To disconnect power to the unit, unplug the unit or
switch the breaker that supplies power to the unit to
the off position.
WARNING
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that
safety mechanisms in this refrigerator will operate
properly.
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FEATURE OVERVIEW
Understanding Features and Terms
Your Frigidaire refrigerator is designed for optimal convenience and storage flexibility. The illustration below is
provided to assist you with familiarizing yourself with product features and terminology.
 NOTE
Features may vary according to model.
Pro-Select™
Electronic
Control
Pure
Advantage®
Air Filter
Dairy Compartment
Air
Baffle
Upper Level
Incandescent
Lighting
Adjustable Door
Bins
SpaceWise™
Glass Shelves
Deli
Drawer
Gallon Door
Bins
Mid Level
Incandescent
Lighting
Crisper
Drawer
with
Humidity
Controls
Adjustable
Bottom Hinge
Light
Switch
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Kick
Plate
INSTALLATION
Required Tools
You will need the following tools:
This Use & Care Guide provides general operating
instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as
instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting the
refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
Location
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Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical
outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an
adapter plug.
If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct
sunlight and away from the range, dishwasher or
other heat sources.
The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is
level and strong enough to support a fully loaded
refrigerator.
Installation
Installation clearances:
• Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical
connections:
Sides - 3/8 inch
Top and Back - 1 inch
• Allow for trim kit if it to be installed with the unit.
 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.
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.
DO NOT block the kick plate on the lower front of your
refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation is essential for the
proper operation of your refrigerator.
Refrigerator
3/8”
(10mm)
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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS
Door Handle Mounting Instructions
1. Remove handle from carton and any other
protective packaging.
2. Position refrigerator handle end caps 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 outside of door
if a single unit installation or the freezer door (if
installing the matching freezer)
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 freezer handle
(if installing the matching freezer). Ensure the
holes for the set screws are facing towards the
refrigerator door.
A
B
Single Unit Installation
 NOTE
All set screws should be tightened and sub-flush (Allen
set screw should be seated just below the surface of
the end cap) of handle end cap. The end caps should
be drawn tight to refrigerator door with no gaps.
Kick Plate Removal
To remove the kick plate, use a Phillips head
screwdriver and remove the two screws holding the
kick plate to the cabinet. Then pull the kick plate
away from the unit.
Matching Refrigerator and Freezer Door Handle
Installation
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.
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.
Leveling instructions continued on next page.
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Remove Screws
Kick Plate Removal
LEVELING INSTRUCTIONS
To Level The Refrigerator:
While unit is lying on its back for wood skid removal,
note the location of the four (4) leg levelers installed at
each corner. These leg levelers will be used to level the
refrigerator and to adjust the height. Use a carpenter’s
level to level the refrigerator from front to back and side
to side.
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NOTE
Make sure to allow for the Trim and Leveling Kit if it is
to be installed with the unit.
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•
Slide second unit into place leaving a minimum
gap of 3/16” between units for door swing clearance.
This last step may require at least one extraction of
the second unit to properly align units in a “built-in”
application.
Leveling Door with Adjustable Hinge
Use the lower hinge adjustment to fine tune the door
height and for final cabinet spacing. Use a 7/16” socket
or wrench to adjust the screw at the bottom of the lower
hinge.
Adjusting Doors For Matching
Refrigerator / Tall Freezer Pair
The doors may also be adjusted side to side with the
slotted hinge for aligning the doors parallel to each other.
Loosen the two bolts with a 3/8” wrench and one screw
with a Phillips screwdriver. Shift the doors until parallel,
then retighten the screws securely. (See illustration
below.)
Lower Hinge Adjustment For Leveling
The Doors Of The Matching Refrigerator /
Freezer Pair
Level Front to Back
& Side to Side
To level the doors using the adjustable lower hinge (some
models):
1. If the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer door,
raise the refrigerator door by turning the adjustment
screw clockwise using a 7/16 inch socket wrench.
(See illustration below.)
2. If the freezer door is lower than the refrigerator door,
raise the freezer door by turning the adjustment
screw clockwise using a 7/16 inch socket wrench.
(See illustration below.)
Slotted Hinge
Adjustment
Leveling Instructions For Matching
Refrigerator / Freezer Pair:
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Level door of first unit using all four levelers and slide
unit into place. Recheck for levelness and adjust if
necessary.
Measure distance from floor to bottom of door on
first unit. Adjust and level second unit so door height
matches.
Leg Level Adjustments:
One full turn of all four leg levelers will raise door
5/32”.
3/8” Bolts
Screw
Freezer
Refrigerator
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DOOR REMOVAL / ELECTRONIC CONTROL
DOOR REMOVAL
CAUTION
If door must be removed:
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Unplug the unit or switch the breaker that supplies
power to the unit to the off position.
Remove the plastic top hinge cover.
Hold the door in place while removing the top hinge
from the cabinet.
Remove the two 3/8” hex head bolts from the top
hinge with a 3/8” wrench or socket.
Lift the door upwards and pull up and away from the
cabinet until free of the bottom hinge pin mounted
on the front of the cabinet.
To replace the door, reverse the above procedures
and securely tighten all screws to prevent hinge
slippage.
Doors are heavy. It is recommended to have two
people to remove or replace the door assembly from
the cabinet.
Hinge Cover
Hinge Bolts (2)
Hinge Plate
SETTING THE PRO-SELECT™ ELECTRONIC CONTROL
Cool Down Period
For safe food storage, allow four (4) hours for refrigerator to cool down completely. The refrigerator will run
continuously for the first several hours.
Pro-Select™ Electronic Control
The Pro-Select™ Electronic Control is located inside the refrigerator. 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.
°F
To adjust the temperature setting, press the UP (▲) key for warmer temperature and DOWN (▼) key for colder
temperature on the control panel. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize between adjustments. The
refrigerator can be adjusted between 33°F (1°C) and 46°F (8°C). By pressing the TEMP MODE key, the temperature
display will toggle between °F to °C.
To turn the refrigerator OFF, press the UP (▲) key until the warmest temperature setting of 46F° (8C°) shows in the
display. Then press the UP (▲) key three (3) times within three (3) seconds to turn the refrigerator OFF. The display
will then show “OF”. To turn the unit back ON, press the DOWN (▼) key three (3) times within three (3) seconds.
The control will then display “46F° (8C°)” and may be adjusted to the desired temperature.
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ELECTRONIC CONTROL FEATURES
Air Filter Reset Key
Adjust UP Key
Temp Mode Key
Alarm Reset Key
°F
Adjust DOWN Key
Door Ajar
Indicator
Replace Air Filter
Indicator
Power Fail Indicator
Control Lock Key
Electronic Control Panel Layout
PRO-SELECT™ ELECTRONIC CONTROL
FEATURES
Replace Air Filter
When the “REPLACE AIR FILTER” LED is illuminated
yellow, the air filter needs to be replaced. The control
will signal for air filter replacement after 3600 hours
of refrigerator operation. After replacing the air filter,
reset the air filter timer by pressing the AIR FILTER key
for 3 seconds. The “REPLACE AIR FILTER” LED will be
illuminated green for three (3) seconds, confirming a
timer reset.
°F
Resetting Air Filter Alarm
Control Lock
To disable the keypads on the control, begin by pressing
the CONTROL LOCK key for three seconds until “LO” is
displayed for 1 second. With the control locked, when
keys are pressed on the control panel, “LO” will be
displayed. To unlock the control, press the CONTROL
LOCK key for three seconds. The display will show “UL”
for one second.
Power Fail
The POWER FAIL indicator light informs you that due
to a power failure, the cabinet temperature exceeded
55°F (13°C). If the power failure lasted more than one
(1) hour, the display alternates between showing the
power failure duration (Hours and DURATION LED
illuminate in the display) and the cabinet temperature
(°F or °C illuminates) every ½ second. This safety
feature will aid in determining what food spoilage action
to take.
Setting Control Lock
°F
HRS
HI-TEMP DURATION
Power Fail Indicator
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SABBATH MODE
SABBATH MODE
The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables portions of the freezer and its controls in accordance with the observance
of the weekly Sabbath and religious holidays within the Orthodox Jewish community.
To initiate or cancel Sabbath Mode, press the CONTROL LOCK and TEMP MODE keys at the same time and hold for
three (3) seconds. The display will now show “Sb” and the confirmation tone will sound. When AC power is cycled
while the control is in Sabbath mode, the control enters into Sabbath mode automatically. “Sb” will again be displayed.
While in Sabbath Mode, the display will show “Sb”.
In the interest of food safety, only the HIGH TEMP Alert remains active and takes precedence over other Sabbath
Mode features.
For ice making, the wire signal arm of the ice maker must be lifted to its OFF position and ice cubes be made using a
standard ice tray.
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.
Setting Sabbath Mode
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ALERTS
ALERTS
There are four possible conditions that will cause the alert tone to sound.
High Temp Alert
If the temperature inside the cabinet has exceeded 55ºF (13ºC) for 1 hour or more, the HIGH TEMP LED will illuminate,
the HIGH TEMP Alert will sound with 4 short beeps every ½ second, and the cabinet temperature is shown in the
display. The LED and temperature alert will remain active until the cabinet temperature is below 55ºF (13ºC).
The audible alert can be turned off by pressing Alert RESET key.
°F
HI-TEMP
Turning Alarm Off
Door Ajar Alert
This alert will sound to alert you that the door has been open for 5 minutes or more. The DOOR AJAR LED will
illuminate and the audible alert will sound until the door is closed.
The audible alert can be turned off by pressing the Alert RESET key or by closing the door. If the door is ajar for 15
minutes, the interior light will turn off.
Temp Error Alert
The sensor alert signals you that a problem exists with a temperature sensor. The audible alarm will sound after one
(1) hour and the display will alternate between “E8” or “E9” and 33°F (1°C) at ½ second intervals. The control will
then enter a mode that runs the refrigerator in a manner that maintains the factory set cabinet temperature.
The audible alert can be turned off by pressing the Alert RESET key.
Stuck Key Alert
The stuck key alert will sound if the control reads a keypress for longer than 30 seconds. The audible alert will sound
and will be limited to one minute and will stop automatically. The display will alternate between “E7” and 33°F (1°C) at
½ second intervals. The control will then enter a mode that runs the refrigerator in a manner that maintains the factory
set cabinet temperature until the condition is resolved.
The audible alert can be turned off by pressing the Alert RESET key.
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CHANGING THE FILTER / INTERIOR LIGHTING
PURE ADVANTAGE™ AIR FILTER
Your new Pure Advantage air filter is located inside one of the 2 Liter Door Bins. The air filter cover is located on
the upper right side of the control box. In general, you should change the air filter with Part Number “EAFCBF” every
six months to ensure optimal filtering of freezer odors. The replacement air filter can be purchased on the Frigidaire
website (http://frigidaire.stores.yahoo.net) or call toll free in the U.S. and Canada: 1-800-599-7569. Your electronic
control is equipped with a Change Filter Indicator to remind you to change your filter. See page 9.
To Install Or Replace The Air Filter
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Pull down on the front of the Pure Advantage™ air filter cover to release the hinged bottom cover.
Allow bottom cover to swing open and then remove the old filter and discard it.
Unpackage the new filter and place it inside the hinged bottom cover of the housing.
Push the hinged bottom cover upward until the tab snaps into closed position.
Air Filter
Open Air Filter Cover
Remove Air Filter
INTERIOR LIGHTING
The mid level and upper level lighting comes on
automatically when the door is opened.
To replace the light bulbs:
IMPORTANT
To disconnect power to the unit, unplug the unit or
switch the breaker that supplies power to the unit to
the off position. Replace the old bulb with a bulb of
the same wattage.
1. To replace the light bulb, turn the temperature
control to OFF and unplug the electrical cord.
2. Remove the lens from the lamp housing by
unsnapping it from the lamp housing using your
fingers or a screwdriver. Be careful not to break the
locking tabs on the lamp housing.
3. Replace the old bulb with a bulb of the same type
and wattage.
4. To replace the lens, snap one side of the lens
opening to the tab on the lamp housing. Then
carefully attach the other side.
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Mid Level Lighting Light Bulb Removal
STORAGE FEATURES
Upper Level Lighting
The upper level lighting comes on automatically when the
door is opened.
To replace the light bulbs:
IMPORTANT
Light Shield
To disconnect power to the unit, unplug the unit or
switch the breaker that supplies power to the unit to
the off position. Replace the old bulb with a bulb of
the same wattage.
1. To replace the light bulb, turn the temperature
control to OFF and unplug the electrical cord.
2. Remove the light shield by pushing in on the sides
where the two tabs are located in the back, then
rotate the light shield down and out.
3. Replace the old bulb with a bulb of the same type
and wattage.
4. When replacing the light shield, insert the three tabs
in the front of the light shield into the slots in the
control box and then rotate the rear upward until the
two retaining latches lock into place.
Light Shield Tabs
STORAGE
Insert Into
Slots
SpaceWise™ Glass Shelves
Multi-position adjustable slide out glass shelves can be
moved to any position for larger or smaller packages. The
shipping spacers that stabilize the shelves for shipping
may be removed and discarded.
To Adjust The Shelves
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Lift front edge up.
Pull shelf out.
Replace the shelf by inserting the hooks at rear of
the shelf into the wall bracket. Lower the shelf into
the desired slots and lock into position.
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This model is equipped with a Deli Drawer for storage of
luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items.
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STORAGE FEATURES
Crisper Drawer With Adjustable Dividers
The crisper drawer, located at the bottom of the
refrigerator interior, is designed for storing fruits,
vegetables, and other fresh produce. Wash items in
clean water and then remove excess water before placing
them in the crisper. Items with strong odors or high
moisture content should be wrapped before storing.
Dividers may be adjusted for different size items within
the crisper.
To remove the Crisper Drawer or Deli Drawer:
1. Remove the glass cover from the drawer to be
removed.
2. With both hands, lift up on the front of the drawer
until it releases from the side supports.
3. Carefully remove the drawer from the refrigerator.
 NOTE
Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with the
humidity control set on HIGH HUMIDITY, or in a drawer
without a humidity control. This keeps incoming air to
a minimum and maintains maximum moisture content.
Adjustable Two Liter Door Bins
This model is equipped with adjustable door bins that can
be moved to suit individual needs.
To Move Door Bins:
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Lift the bin straight up.
Remove the bin.
Place the bin in desired position.
Lower the bin onto supports until locked in place.
Dairy Bin
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 storage area to
accommodate these types of food.
Full Width Gallon Bin
The full width gallon bin is especially designed to hold
gallon-sized containers like milk gallons.
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STORAGE AND CLEANING
IDEAS FOR STORING FOODS
VACATION AND MOVING TIPS
Fresh Food Storage
Short Vacations:
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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.
Meat
•
Wrap raw meat and poultry securely so leakage and
contamination of other foods or surfaces does not
occur.
Leave the refrigerator operating during vacations of
less than three weeks.
Long Vacations:
If the refrigerator will not be used for several months:
• Remove all food and unplug the power cord.
• Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
• Leave the refrigerator door open slightly, blocking it
open if necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.
Moving: When moving the refrigerator,
follow these guidelines to prevent
damage:
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ENERGY SAVING IDEAS
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Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of the
room, out of direct sunlight, and away from heating
ducts or registers. Do not place the refrigerator next
to heat-producing appliances such as a range, oven,
or dishwasher. If this is not possible,
a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation
between the two appliances will help the refrigerator
operate more efficiently.
Level refrigerator so that the door closes tightly.
Refer to the “SETTING THE TEMPERATURE
CONTROL” section for the suggested temperature
control settings.
Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air
vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer
and use more energy.
Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing
them in the refrigerator. This cuts down on moisture
build-up inside the unit.
Organize the refrigerator to reduce door openings.
Remove as many items as needed at one time and
close the door as soon as possible.
•
Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall
outlet.
Remove foods, then defrost, and clean the
refrigerator.
Secure all loose items such as base panel, baskets,
and shelves 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.
CARE & CLEANING
Keep your refrigerator clean to prevent odor build-up.
Wipe up any spills immediately and clean at least twice a
year. Never use metallic scouring pads,
brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions
on any surface. Do not wash any removable parts in a
dishwasher. Always unplug the electrical power.
CAUTION
•
When moving the refrigerator, pull straight
out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side
to side as this may tear or gouge the floor
covering.
•
Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces.
Do not touch interior metal surfaces with
wet or damp hands.
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CARE AND CLEANING
NOTE
•
Turning the refrigerator temperature control to “OFF” (See page 8) turns off the compressor, but does not
disconnect electrical power to the lights or other electrical components. Unplug the unit or switch the breaker
that supplies power to the unit to the off position.
•
Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface when removing
adhesive labels. Any glue left from tape or labels can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild
detergent, or, touch the glue residue with the sticky side of tape you have already removed. Do not remove the
serial plate.
CARE AND CLEANING CHART
Part
Cleaning Agents
Tips and Precautions
Interior & Door • Soap and water
Liners
• Baking soda and
water
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Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of
warm water.
Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or
cloth before cleaning around controls, light bulb
or any electrical part.
Door Gaskets
• Soap and water
•
Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.
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.
Exterior &
Handles
• Soap and water
•
Do not use commercial household cleaners,
ammonia, or alcohol to clean handles.
Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles.
Do not use a dry cloth to clean smooth doors.
Exterior &
Handles
• Non Abrasive Glass
Cleaner
• Soap and water
• Ammonia
(Stainless Steel • Stainless Steel
Cleaners
Models Only)
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Never use CHLORIDE to clean stainless steel.
Clean stainless steel front and handles with
non-abrasive soapy water and a dishcloth.
Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth.
Wipe stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked
paper towel, and rinse. Use a non-abrasive
stainless steel cleaner. These cleaners can
be purchased at most home improvement
or major department stores. Always follow
manufacturer’s instruction.
NOTE: Always, clean, wipe and dry with grain to
prevent cross-grain scratching.
Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm water
and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well, and wipe
dry with a clean soft cloth.
MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
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BEFORE YOU CALL
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences
that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this refrigerator.
Problem
Cause
Correction
Refrigerator Operation
Refrigerator does not * Refrigerator is plugged into a
circuit that has a ground fault
run.
interrupt.
* Temperature control set to “OFF”.
* 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 runs too * Room or outside weather is hot.
much or too long.
* Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
* Large amount of warm or hot
food have been stored recently.
* Door is opened too frequently or
kept open too long.
* Door may be slightly open.
* Temperature control is set too low.
* It’s normal for the Refrigerator to work harder under these
conditions.
* It takes 24 hours for the Refrigerator to cool down completely.
* Refrigerator gaskets are 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.
* Warm food will cause the Refrigerator to run more until the
desired temperature is reached.
* Warm air entering the Refrigerator causes it to run more. Open
the door less often.
* See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
* Set control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
* Clean Refrigerator gaskets (See Care and Cleaning Chart)
Worn, cracked or poorly fitting gaskets should be replaced.
Interior refrigerator
temperature is too
cold.
* Temperature control is set too low. * Set 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 opened too frequently or
kept open too long.
* Door may be slightly open.
* Large amount of warm or hot food
have been stored recently.
* Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
* Set control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
* Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more. Open
the door less often.
* See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
* Wait until the refrigerator has had a chance to reach its selected
temperature.
* Refrigerator requires 24 hours to cool down completely.
“LO” is displayed on
control.
* Control has been locked.
* Press the CONTROL LOCK key for three seconds to unlock.
“E7”, “E8”, “E9” is
* The control has registered an error * For toll-free telephone support in the U.S. and Canada:
code.
1-800-374-4432
displayed on control.
“Sb” is displayed on * The control is in Sabbath Mode.
control.
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* Pressing the CONTROL LOCK and TEMP MODE keys to exit
Sabbath Mode.
BEFORE YOU CALL
Problem
Cause
Correction
Sound And Noise
Louder sound levels * Modern refrigerators have
whenever refrigerator increased storage capacity and
is on.
more stable temperatures. They
require heavy duty compressors.
Louder sound levels
when compressor
comes on.
* Refrigerator operates at higher
pressures during the start of the
ON cycle.
Popping or cracking *
sound when
compressor comes on. *
Bubbling or gurgling
sound.
Vibrating or rattling
noise.
* This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low, you
might hear the compressor running while it cools the interior.
* This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as refrigerator
continues to run.
Metal parts undergo expansion and * This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as refrigerator
contraction, as in hot water pipes.
continues to run.
Refrigerant (used to cool
* This is normal.
refrigerator) is circulating
throughout the system.
* Refrigerator is not level. It rocks
on the floor when it is moved
slightly.
* Level the refrigerator. Refer to “LEVELING” section.
* Floor is uneven or weak.
* Ensure floor can adequately support refrigerator. Level the
refrigerator by putting wood or metal shims under part of the
refrigerator.
* Refrigerator is touching the wall.
* Re-level refrigerator or move refrigerator slightly. Refer to
“LEVELING” in the “FIRST STEPS” section.
Water / Moisture / Frost Inside Refrigerator
Moisture forms on
inside refrigerator
walls.
* Weather is hot and humid, which
increases internal rate of frost
buildup.
* Door is slightly open.
* Door is kept open too long.
* This is normal.
* See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
* Open the door less often.
Odor In Refrigerator
Odors in refrigerator. * Interior needs to be cleaned.
* Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda.
* Foods with strong odors are in the
Replace air filter.
refrigerator.
* Cover the food tightly.
Door Problems
Door will not close.
* Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on * This condition can force the cabinet out of square and misalign
the floor when it is moved slightly.
the door. Refer to “LEVELING” section.
* Floor is uneven or weak.
* Ensure floor can adequately support refrigerator. Level the
refrigerator by putting wood or metal shims under part of the
refrigerator.
Lighting Problems
Light bulb is not on.
* The light bulb is burned out.
* No electric current is reaching the
refrigerator.
* Control is in Sabbath mode (Sb is
displayed on control)
* Follow directions under “INTERIOR LIGHTING” section.
* See “Refrigerator DOES NOT RUN”.
* Depress TEMP MODE key and CONTROL LOCK key for 3
seconds.
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