Frigidaire FRS26F5AB4 Refrigerator User Manual

Use & Care Manual
Side by Side
Refrigerator
Welcome
2
Safety Instructions
3
Installation --
Includes Connecting
Ice Maker To Water Supply
4-5
Door Removal
Instructions
6
Features at a Glance
7
Temperature Controls
7
Looking Inside
8-9
Automatic Ice and Water
Dispenser
10 - 15
Food Storage
& Energy Saving Tips
16
Normal Operating Sounds 17
Care & Cleaning
Warranty
Español
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Before You Call
Solutions to
Common Problems
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This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use your refrigerator only as
instructed in this manual. These instructions are not meant to
cover every possible condition and situation that may occur.
Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing,
operating and maintaining any appliance.
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NOTE
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
WARNING
Please Read All Instructions Before Using This
Refrigerator.
These Guidelines Must Be Followed To Ensure That
Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator Will Operate
Properly.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
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ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
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.
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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.
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PROPER DISPOSAL OF YOUR REFRIGERATOR OR
FREEZER
Risk of child entrapment
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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.
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IMPOR
TANT
IMPORT
Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to “0” turns
off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator from
cooling, but does not disconnect the power to the light bulb
and other electrical components. To turn off power to your
refrigerator you must unplug the power cord from the wall
outlet.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator/ freezer:
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The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated
115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only electric outlet. The power cord
of the appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding
plug for your protection against electrical shock hazards. It
must be plugged directly into a properly grounded 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.
If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by the
manufacturer, service technician or a qualified person to
prevent any risk.
Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power
cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out
from the receptacle to prevent damaging 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 outlet controlled by a wall
switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being
turned off accidentally.
Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor
(GFI) circuit.
Remove doors.
Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb
inside.
Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service
technician.
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INSTALLATION
This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions for
your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use &
Care Manual. Before starting the refrigerator, follow these
important first steps.
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.
Consider water supply availability for models equipped
with an automatic ice maker.
To Remove Toe Grille:
1. Open freezer and fresh food compartment doors.
2. Working from left side of toe grille, slip your fingers
between top of toe grille and cabinet. Gently pull
forward until first set of
tabs are free. Slide
your hand down past
the free tabs and pull
forward again until the
second set of tabs are
free. Continue this
process until all tabs
are free and the toe
grille can be removed.
(See graphic at top of
page in right column.)
INSTALLATION
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 toe grille on the lower front of your
refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation is essential for the
proper operation of your refrigerator.
Installation Clearances
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Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical
connections:
Sides & Top ------------------ 3/8”
Back --------------------------- 1”
LEVELING
All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor.
Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers to help level
your unit. To ensure proper door seal and assist door closing, the
refrigerator should be tilted 1/4” (6 mm), front to back.
To Level Your Refrigerator:
1. Remove toe grille. (See “To Remove Toe Grille” .)
2. Use flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8” socket wrench to adjust
front rollers.
DOOR OPENING
NOTE
NOTE
If you 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.
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 drawers and
freezer baskets, the refrigerator should be in a position where
both the refrigerator and freezer doors can be fully opened.
TOE GRILLE INSTALLATION / REMOVAL
To Install Toe Grille:
1. Open freezer and fresh food compartment doors.
2. Line up toe grille at base of refrigerator, making sure the
four bottom tabs are resting through holes at base of
cabinet.
3. Starting from left side of toe grille, press in on first top tab
using your thumb and push toe grille forward until it snaps
in place. Continue this process until all tabs are snapped
in place and toe grille is secured to refrigerator.
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Check both doors to be sure seals touch cabinet on all four
sides.
INSTALLATION - CONNECTING ICE MAKER TO WATER SUPPLY
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve
WARNING
1.
2.
Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
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. Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard
cap.
4. Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto
water supply line, as shown.
5. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will
go (¼ inch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and
finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another
half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.
6. With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to
rear panel of refrigerator as shown.
7. Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns) behind
refrigerator as shown and arrange coils so they do not
vibrate or wear against any other surface.
8. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any
connections that leak.
9. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.
10. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (side
mounted) or set the ice maker’s On/Off power switch to the
“I” position. (rear mounted)
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:
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Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply
line. Water supply tubing made of ¼” plastic is not
recommended since it greatly increases the potential
for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible
for any damage if plastic tubing is used for supply
line.
DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can
damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected
to soft water, ensure that the softener is maintained
and working properly.
IMPOR
T ANT
IMPORT
Ensure that your water supply line connections comply
with all local plumbing codes.
Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need:
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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 (6.4 mm) OD, copper
tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing needed,
you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker
inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water
pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the
refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).
A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your
household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type
shutoff valve.
A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the
water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
NOTE
IMPOR
TANT
IMPORT
Water line kit number 5303917950, available from your
appliance dealer at additional cost, contains 25 feet (7.6
meters) of ¼ inch OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff
valve (nonpiercing), (2) ¼ inch brass compression nuts, (2)
ferrules/sleeves, and instructions for installing a water
supply line.
It takes approximately 24 hours for the ice maker to begin
producing ice. Air in new plumbing lines may cause ice
maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray
of ice. New plumbing may cause ice to be discolored or
have poor flavor. Discard ice made during the first 24
hours.
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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS
DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS:
If it is necessary to move the refrigerator through narrow doorways, follow
these steps to remove the doors.
NOTE
Before you begin, turn Freezer and Fresh Food controls to “O” and remove
electrical power cord from wall outlet. Remove any food from door shelves.
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Disconnect electrical supply.
Open both doors, then remove toe grille.
Close doors.
Remove Refrigerator Door:
Remove top hinge cover screw on refrigerator door and remove cover.
Trace around hinge with soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign doors
when they are replaced.
Remove top hinge and lift refrigerator door off bottom hinge pin. Set door aside.
Remove bottom hinge, if necessary.
Reverse this procedure to reinstall refrigerator door.
Remove Freezer Door:
Disconnect water line coming from lower hinge of freezer door at connection
located under front of freezer: Press outer ring against face of fitting, then pull to
remove tube.
Remove top hinge cover screw on freezer door and remove cover.
Disconnect wiring harness connector plug at top hinge: place your thumbs on flat
sides of each connector and bend both parts back and forth, then with firm grasp,
pull both pieces apart.
Trace around hinge with soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign doors
when they are replaced.
Remove top hinge, allowing wiring harness to pull through hinge and lift freezer
door off of bottom hinge pin. Lay door down flat to avoid kinking water line.
Remove bottom hinge, if necessary.
Reverse this procedure to reinstall freezer door.
When both doors have been reinstalled, connect water line by inserting tube and
push until mark touches face of fitting, replace toe grille and plug in electrical power
cord. Turn both temperature controls to center position. Adjust settings as necessary.
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FEATURES AT A GLANCE
TEMPERATURE CONTROLS
COOL DOWN PERIOD
To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate
with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before loading
it with food.
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER CONTROLS
NOTE
When changing control settings, wait 24 hours for the
temperature to stabilize before making additional changes.
Refrigerator & Freezer Controls
(Features may vary according to model.)
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT
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After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Adjust
temperatures gradually; move the knob in small
increments, allowing the temperature to stabilize.
For colder temperatures, turn the knob towards Colder.
For warmer temperatures, turn the knob towards Cold.
To maintain temperatures,
a fan circulates air
in the VARY
FEATURES
MAY
refrigerator and freezer compartments. For good circulation,
do not block cold air vents with food items.
IMPORTANT
Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to “0” turns
off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator from
cooling, but does not disconnect the power to the light
bulb and other electrical components. To turn off power to
your refrigerator you
mustMODEL
unplug the power cord from the
ACCORDING
TO
wall outlet.
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT GUIDE
Turn Fresh Food Control Slightly Towards Colder.
If Fresh Food Compartment Is Too Warm
Features may vary according
Turn Fresh Food Conto
trol Slmodel
ightly Towards Cold.
If Fresh Food Compartment Is Too Cold
If Freezer Compartment Is Too Warm
Turn Freezer Control Slightly Towards Colder.
If Freezer Compartment Is Too Cold
Turn Freezer Control Slightly Towards Cold.
* To Turn Refrigerator Off
Turn Freezer and Fresh Food Controls To O.
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LOOKING INSIDE
PIZZA SHELF (SOME
CANTILEVER SHELF ADJUSTMENT
MODELS)
Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual
needs. Before adjusting the shelves, remove all food.
Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator.
This shelf is attached to the
freezer wall beside the ice
dispenser container. This
convenient area allows for
storage of pizza and other tall
items placed vertically between
the ice dispenser container and
the freezer wall.
ICE CREAM SHELF (SOME
MODELS)
To adjust cantilever shelves:
1
2
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.
Pizza Shelf
* SpillSafeTM glass shelves (some models) catch and hold
accidental spills. In some models, the * SpillSafeTM shelves slide
out for easy access to food and for fast cleaning. The shelves
slide out independently of their mounting brackets. Just pull the
front of the shelf forward. Shelves can be extended as far as the
stopper will allow but are not removable from their mounting
brackets.
This shelf attaches to the top of
the ice dispenser container. It
allows storage of both round and
rectangular cartons of your
favorite ice cream.
TIP-UP SHELF (SOME
MODELS)
A Tip-Up shelf in the freezer
section allows tall items to be
easily stored.
1
2
Ice Cream Shelf
1
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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Cantilever Glass Shelf
Cantilever Sliding Glass Shelf
DOOR STORAGE
Door bins and shelves are provided for convenient storage of
jars, bottles, and cans. Frequently used items can be quickly
selected.
ADJUSTABLE DOOR BINS
Some models have adjustable door bins that can be moved to
suit individual needs.
Some models have door bins that can accommodate gallonsized plastic drink containers and economy-sized jars and
containers. Some bins are adjustable for maximum storage
capacity.
To move door bins
1. Lift bin straight up.
2. Remove bin.
3. Place bin in desired position.
4. Lower bin onto supports until locked in place.
The dairy compartment, which is warmer than the general food
storage section, is intended for short term storage of cheese,
spreads, or butter.
Adjustable Door Bin
Fixed Door Bin
* WhiteWestinghouse - SpillFreeTM
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LOOKING INSIDE (CONTINUED)
TALL BOTTLE RETAINER (SOME MODELS)
SPECIAL ITEM RACK
The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from
falling forward when opening or closing the refrigerator door.
To install, hold the retainer at the top, and slide it over the
outside wall of the bin, as shown in the diagram. The Tall
Bottle Retainer works best with a Bin Snugger.
(SOME MODELS)
The innovative design of
the Special Item Rack
allows you to store a sixpack of 12 ounce drink
cans, a bottle of wine, a
two-liter soft drink bottle,
or a carton of eggs. The
Special Item Rack mounts
on the left side of your
refrigerator. To install, just
slide the Special Item
Rack onto any shelf as
shown in the drawing.
Special ItemRack
Tall Bottle Retainer (left) and Bin Snugger (right)
LOOKING INSIDE - SPECIAL STORAGE AREAS
CRISPERS (SOME
DELI DRAWER (SOME MODELS)
MODELS)
The crispers, located under
the bottom refrigerator shelf,
are designed for storing
fruits, vegetables, and other
fresh produce. Wash items in
clear water and remove
excess water before placing
them in the crispers. Items
with strong odors or high
moisture content should be
wrapped before storing.
Some models are equipped with a Deli Drawer for storage of
luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items.
MEAT KEEPER (SOME MODELS)
Some models are equipped with a Meat Keeper. Meat Keeper
temperatures can be adjusted by sliding the Meat Keeper
Temperature Control in either direction. Use this pan for short
term storage of bulk meat items. If meats are to be kept longer
than one or two days, they should be frozen. The Meat Keeper
is fixed and cannot be moved up or down. If fruits or vegetables
are to be stored in the Meat Keeper, set the Meat Keeper
Temperature Control to a warmer setting to prevent freezing.
Crisper Drawer
HUMIDITY CONTROL (SOME MODELS)
The Humidity Control, present on some models with crisper
drawers, allows you to adjust the humidity within the crisper.
This can extend the life of fresh vegetables that keep best in
high humidity.
Meat Keeper with
Temperature Control
NOTE
Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with the Humidity
Control set on Higher Humidity, or in a drawer without a
Humidity Control. This keeps incoming air to a minimum
and maintains maximum moisture content.
Wine Rack
WINE RACK (SOME
MODELS)
The wine rack stores bottles of
wine, or single two-liter plastic
bottles of juice or soda pop. To
install, slide the Wine Rack
onto the shelf with the curve
facing in. To remove, slide the
Wine Rack out. Install on either
side of shelf.
Crisper Humidity Control
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AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER
AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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2
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Features may vary according to model.
EXTREME
FREEZE
To freeze food at a faster rate to preserve freshness, push the Touch Pad 1 for 3-5 seconds to
activate this feature. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Push the Touch Pad 1 again
for 3-5 seconds to deactivate.
EXTRA
ICE
To increase ice production for special occasions, such as parties, push the Touch Pad 2 for
3-5 seconds to activate this feature. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Push the
Touch Pad 2 again for 3-5 seconds to deactivate.
CUBE
Press the CUBE Touch Pad 3 to get cubed ice. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad.
Press glass against ICE dispensing paddle 8 as far up as possible to catch all ice.
CRUSH
Press the CRUSH Touch Pad 4 to get crushed ice. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad.
Press glass against ICE dispensing paddle 8 as far up as possible to catch all ice.
LIGHT
Press the LIGHT Touch Pad 5 to turn on dispenser light. Press 5 again to turn the light off.
The light also turns on automatically when ice and/or water is dispensed. Replace light bulb with
an appliance bulb of the same wattage.
FILTER
STATUS
The FILTER STATUS indicator light above the Touch Pad 6 will light up each time the dispenser
is used. The following filter light indications are:
Green
The filter is still operating within its specified life cycle.
Amber The filter has reached approximately 80% of its useful life. This is the recommended time
to purchase a replacement filter.
Red
The filter is 100% used up. Change the filter as soon as possible.
After the filter cartridge has been changed, press and hold the FILTER RESET Touch Pad 6 for
10-15 seconds.
NOTE: The Green, Red and Amber lights will flash when reset is completed.
LOCK
WATER
The Ice & Water Dispenser can be locked out to prevent unwanted use.
To Lock Out
Press the LOCK Touch Pad 7
the Touch Pad.
To Unlock
Press the LOCK Touch Pad 7 for 3-5 seconds until the Red light above the
Touch Pad goes out.
for 3-5 seconds. A Red light will appear above
To operate the water dispenser, press a glass against the WATER dispensing paddle 9 . To
stop dispensing water, pull the glass away from the dispensing paddle 9 . Dispensed water is not
cold. For colder water, add crushed ice or cubes before dispensing water. A drip tray located at
the base of the dispenser catches small spills and allows them to evaporate. This drip tray is
removable and dishwasher safe. Do not pour water and excess ice in this area because there
is no drain.
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AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER
AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1
2
3
4
6
5
Features may vary according to model.
Crushed
Press the Crushed Touch Pad 1 to get crushed ice. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad. Press glass against
ICE dispensing paddle 5 as far up as possible to catch all ice.
Cubed
Press the Cubed Touch Pad 2 to get cubed ice. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad. Press glass against ICE
dispensing paddle 5 as far up as possible to catch all ice.
Light On
Press the Light On Touch Pad 3
to turn on dispenser light. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad.
Light Off
Press the Light Off Touch Pad
to turn off dispenser light. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad.
WATER
To operate the water dispenser, press a glass against the WATER dispensing paddle 6 . To stop dispensing water, pull
the glass away from the dispensing paddle 6 . Dispensed water is not cold. For colder water, add crushed ice or cubes
before dispensing water. A drip tray located at the base of the dispenser catches small spills and allows them to evaporate.
This drip tray is removable and dishwasher safe. Do not pour water and excess ice in this area because there is no drain.
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AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER
“O” position to turn it Off and press it to the “I” position to turn it
On. With no usage it will take approximately 2 days to fill the ice
container. The ice maker also has a built-in wire signal
arm,which automatically stops ice production when the ice bin
is full. This signal arm should not be used to manually stop the
ice maker.
HOW THE WATER DISPENSER WORKS
The water tank, located behind the drawers in the refrigerator
compartment, automatically fills as water is dispensed. For
proper dispenser operation, the recommended supply water
pressure should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi.
After the refrigerator is connected to the water supply, fill the
water tank by drawing one glass of water. It may take about
1½ minutes after activating the dispenser paddle before water
begins to fill this first glass. Continue flushing the system for 3
minutes to rid the tank and plumbing connections of any
impurities. The water dispenser has a built in shutoff device
that will stop the water flow after 3 minutes of continuous use.
Simply release the dispenser paddle to reset the shutoff
mechanism.
CAUTION
Water pressure must not exceed 100 lbs. Excessive
pressure may cause water filter to malfunction.
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.
HOW THE ICE DISPENSER WORKS -SIDE MOUNTED
The ice maker and container are located in the top of the
freezer compartment. After the refrigerator is installed properly
and has cooled for several
hours, the ice maker can
ON
begin making ice within 24
hours. Air in new plumbing
lines may cause the ice
OFF
maker to cycle two or three
times before making a full
Wire
Signal Arm
tray of ice. To begin ice
production, lower the wire
signal arm to the "down" or
ON position. With no usage it
will take approximately 2
days to fill the ice container.
The ice maker turns off automatically when the ice container
becomes full. To stop the ice maker, lift the wire signal arm until
it clicks, and locks in the "up" or OFF position.
The ice maker produces 4 to 6 pounds of ice every 24 hours
depending on usage conditions. Ice is produced at a rate of 8
cubes every 75 to 90 minutes.
Because of new plumbing connections, the first production of
ice cubes may be discolored or have an odd flavor. These
should be discarded until the cubes made are free of
discoloration and taste.
ICE AND WATER DISPENSER FEATURES
The ice and water dispenser conveniently dispenses chilled
water, and ice cubes or crushed ice, depending on the model.
To operate the ice dispenser, select the ice option desired
using the touchpad. Press a glass against the dispensing
paddle as far up as possible to catch all ice. To stop
dispensing ice, pull glass away from dispensing paddle. Do
not remove the glass until the ice has completely dispensed.
(Complete instructions for the dispenser operation are
attached to the inside of the freezer door.)
ICE DISPENSER TIPS
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Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor.
Empty the ice container and ensure that the wire signal
arm is in its “down” or ON position (side mounted) or the
ice maker’s On/Off power switch is turned On-set to the “I”
position (rear mounted). The ice maker will then produce
more ice.
Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice
separated.
Keep the wire signal arm in its “up” or OFF position (side
mounted) or the ice maker’s On/Off power switch turned
Off-set to the “O” position (rear mounted) until the
refrigerator is connected to the water supply or whenever
the water supply is turned off.
IMPOR
TANT
IMPORT
Your ice maker is shipped with the wire signal arm in the
ON position (side mounted) or turned ON (rear mounted)
at the factory. To ensure proper function of your ice maker,
hook up water supply immediately or turn ice maker OFF
by lifting the wire signal arm until it clicks and locks in the
UP position (side mounted) or turn the On/Off switch to the
Off (“O”) position. If the icemaker is not turned off and the
water supply is not connected, the water valve will make a
loud chattering noise.
HOW THE ICE DISPENSER WORKS -REAR MOUNTED
The ice maker and container are located in the top of the
freezer compartment. After the
OFF
refrigerator is installed
properly and has cooled for
several hours, the ice maker
can begin making ice within
ON
24 hours. Air in new plumbing
lines may cause the ice maker
to cycle two or three times
before making a full tray of ice.
Ice production is controlled by
the ice maker’s On/Off power
switch. Press the switch to the
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AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER
IMPOR TANT
CAUTION
If the dispensing paddle is pushed for more than 4
minutes, the dispenser motor may overload and stop.
The overload protector will reset automatically after 3
or 4 minutes.
•
When removing or replacing the ice bin, do not rotate the
auger in the ice bin. If the auger is accidentally turned, you
must realign the auger by turning it in 90° turns until the ice
bin fits into place with the drive mechanism.
Remove and empty the ice storage bin if:
If a large quantity of ice is needed at one time, it is best to
remove cubes directly from the ice container.
The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is
operating:
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Motor running
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Ice dropping into ice container
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Water valve opening or closing
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Ice loosening from tray
Running water
Stop the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during
vacations.
If the ice maker will be turned off for a long period of time,
turn the water supply valve to the closed position.
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1.
2.
CAUTION
CLEANING THE ICE DISPENSER
Clean the dispenser and ice container at regular intervals,
particularly before you take a vacation or move, or if the ice
dispenser sticks.
1.
2.
3.
4.
An extended power failure (one hour or longer) causes ice
cubes in the ice storage bin to melt and freeze together
and jam the dispenser mechanism.
The ice dispenser is not used frequently. Ice cubes will
freeze together in the bin and jam the dispenser
mechanism. Remove the ice storage bin and shake to
loosen the cubes.
Stop ice production by lifting the wire signal arm to the
"up" or OFF position (side mounted) or the ice maker’s On/
Off power switch turned Off-set to the “O” position (rear
mounted) .
Remove ice container by lifting up and out. Empty and
carefully clean the container with mild detergent. Rinse
with clear water. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
Allow ice container to dry completely before replacing in
the freezer.
Remove ice chips and clean the shelf and chute that
supports the ice container.
Replace the ice container. Lower the wire signal arm on
the ice maker to the "down" or ON position (side
mounted) or the ice maker’s On/Off power switch is turned
On-set to the “I” position. (rear mounted)and the ice
maker will resume production.
WARNING
Do not use the ice chute as a
handle when removing or
replacing the ice storage bin.
Surfaces there may be
sharp.
Do not put fingers up ice chute.
Surfaces there may be sharp.
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NEVER use an ice
pick or similar sharp
instrument to break
up the ice. This could
damage the ice
storage bin and
dispenser
mechanism.
AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER
PURESOURCE TM * ICE AND WATER FILTER (SOME
MODELS)
The dispenser system will also operate without filtration (with
filter cartridge removed).
System Startup:
To change filter:
Water supply does not need to be turned off, however, do not
use ice and water dispenser while installing filter. The filter
cartridge has already been installed in the filter housing at the
factory. Refer to the How The Water Dispenser Works section to
properly fill the system with water.
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter.
1.
Open freezer door and leave open until filter change is
complete.
2. Set ice maker wire signal arm to the OFF (up) position (side
mounted) or the ice maker’s On/Off power switch turned Off-set
to the “O” position (rear mounted) .
3. Hold filter cup firmly, and unscrew towards left (Some water
could leak out as you remove cup. This is normal.). Filter
cartridge should come down with cup. If cartridge remains in
housing, pull down gently, while twisting filter back and forth.
4. Rinse out cup under running water.
5. The large o-ring that seals the filter system sets in the o-ring
groove down inside the cup. Should the o-ring fall out during
filter cartridge replacement, simply place it back in the groove
prior to screwing the cup back in place. If the o-ring becomes
damaged, you will need to order one from the Consumer
Assistance Center.
6. Discard old filter cartridge.
7. Remove new filter cartridge from packaging. Place in cup. The
end with the small o-ring should be up, out of the cup.
8. Screw cup, with filter, back onto housing. Do Not Use Wrench
To Reinstall Cup. Filter cartridge will self-align as cup is
tightened. Be sure cup is completely tightened with
PureSource™ logo facing outward. Do Not Tighten Past Stop.
9. Set ice maker wire signal arm to the ON (down) position (side
mounted) or the ice maker’s On/Off power switch is turned
On-set to the “I” position. (rear mounted).
10. Check for leaks. Open refrigerator door. Wipe any water droplets
from the filter cup. Fill a glass with water. If there is a leak,
unscrew filter cup, and reinsert the filter cartridge. Check
placement of large O-ring. Reinstall filter cup, making certain it is
tightened completely.
11. To condition filter system and purge air from water line, fill a
glass with water. Continue flushing the system for approximately
3 minutes to assure that the purest water possible is stored in
the water tank.
NOTE
If you purchased a refrigerator with a PureSource TM *
Ice and Water filter, please read the following use and
care information. This ice and water filter system filters
water to your ice maker and water dispenser. It is located
in the upper right back corner of the fresh food
compartment.
Order new filter
cartridges through the
dealer where you bought
the refrigerator, contact
the Consumer
Assistance Center at 1800-944-9044, or go to
our web site at
www.frigidaire.com. It
might be good to order
some filter cartridges
when you first install your
refrigerator. Be sure to
ask for the RG-100
PureSource™*
replacement cartridge.
The PureSource™ * NGRG-2000 Ice and Water
Filter System with the RG-100 cartridge is tested
and certified by NSF International, the nationally
recognized and respected, not for profit,
certification organization for public health safety.
The PureSource™* system is tested and certified to ANSI/NSF
Standard 42. See performance data sheet for specifications.
This system should not be used on water that is
microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality
unless the water has been adequately disinfected before or
after traveling through the filtration system.
IMPOR
TANT
IMPORT
Resetting The Filter Status Light (some models)
After replacing the filter cartridge, it will be necessary to
press the Filter Status reset button located on the ice and
water dispenser. This will reset the Filter Status light. Push
the reset button until the green, red and amber lights flash
(10-15 seconds). Please refer to the complete dispenser
operating instructions attached to the inside of the freezer
door.
On models without a Filter Status reset button, there is a
set of Reminder Stickers included in the envelope that the
Use & Care Manual came in. Choose a dated sticker that
indicates 6 - 9 months (depending on your water quality
and usage) from the date of installation. Place the sticker
on the front of the filter cup to remind you when it is time to
change the filter.
• Rated Capacity - 400 gallons
• Rated service flow - .5 GPM
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 PSI
• Maximum Operating Temp. - 100° F
Changing the Filter:
Water conditions vary throughout the world, but changing the
water filter every 6 - 9 months normally will ensure the highest
possible water quality. The Filter Status light will turn red after
400 gallons of water has flowed through the ice and water
dispenser (some models). Also, if the filter has been in a
refrigerator that has not been in use for awhile (during moving
for example), change the filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.
* White Westinghouse uses the name CrystalClear instead of PureSource, but they are the same filter.
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AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER
PURESOURCE2TM * ICE AND WATER FRONT FILTER
(SOME MODELS)
filter before reinstalling the refrigerator. The dispenser system
will also operate without filtration (with filter cartridge removed
and bypass installed).
NOTE
To change filter:
If you purchased a refrigerator with a PureSource2TM *
Ice and Water front filter, please read the following use
and care information. This ice and water filter system
filters water to your ice maker and water dispenser. It is
located in the upper right front corner of the fresh food
compartment.
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the
filter.
1.
2.
System Startup:
Water supply does not need to be turned off, however, do not
use ice and water dispenser while installing filter.
The filter cartridge has already been installed in the filter
housing at the factory. Refer to the How The Water Dispenser
Works section to properly fill the system with water.
Set ice maker wire signal arm to the OFF (up) position (side
mounted) or the ice maker’s On/Off power switch turned Off-set
to the “O” position (rear mounted) .
Push the Filter Release Button, located to the right of the
filter cartridge, to release the filter from the housing. To
minimize the possibility of the filter falling out of the
housing during removal, it would be best to hold the
filter as it moves out toward you.
NOTE
A small amount of water may be released during this
operation. You should have a paper towel or dish cloth
handy to wipe up any water that may drip out of the filter or
housing. Two small holes near the back of the housing
have been added for any excess water to escape. It would
be best to clear away any food near this area on the top
shelf in advance of removing the filter.
Order new filter
cartridges through the
dealer where you
bought the refrigerator,
contact the Consumer
Assistance Center at 1800-944-9044, or go to
our web site at
www.frigidaire.com. It
might be good to order
some filter cartridges
when you first install
your refrigerator. Be
sure to ask for the FC100 PureSource™*
replacement cartridge.
3.
4.
5.
6.
The PureSource2TM* Ice and Water Filter
System NGFC 2000 with the PureSource2TM*
cartridge FC 100 is tested and certified by
NSF International, the nationally recognized
and respected, not for profit, certification
organization for public health safety. The PureSource2TM*
Filter system is tested and certified to ANSI/NSF Standards
42 and 53. See performance data sheet for specifications.
This system should not be used on water that is
microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality
unless the water has been adequately disinfected before or
after traveling through the filtration system.
7.
8.
9.
• Rated Capacity - 400 gallons
• Rated service flow - .5 GPM
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 PSI
• Maximum Operating Temp. - 100° F
Pull the old filter cartridge straight out of the housing.
Discard the old filter.
Remove the new filter cartridge from the packaging and
insert into the filter housing the same way the old one
came out.
When the cartridge is almost in, you will feel it stop against
the clip assembly in the back of the housing. The clip
assembly holds the filter cartridge firmly in place. At this
point, you will need to push firmly until the cartridge
snaps fully in place. When completely in place, the front of
the filter cartridge will be flush with the front of the housing.
Set ice maker wire signal arm to the ON (down) position (side
mounted) or the ice maker’s On/Off power switch is turned Onset to the “I” position. (rear mounted).
Fill a glass with water. As you are doing this, check for
leaks at the filter housing. There will be noticable spurts
and sputters as the system pushes the air out through the
system and out the dispenser nozzle. This is normal.
After you have run one glass of water, continue to flush the
system for approximately 3 minutes to assure that the
purest water possible is stored in the water storage tank.
IMPOR
TANT
IMPORT
Resetting The Filter Status Light (some models)
Changing the Filter:
After replacing the filter cartridge, it will be necessary to
press the Filter Reset button located on the ice and water
dispenser. This will reset the Filter Status light. Push the
reset button until the green, red and amber lights flash (1015 seconds). Please refer to the complete dispenser
operating instructions attached to the inside of the freezer
door.
Water conditions vary throughout the world, but changing the
water filter every
6 - 9 months normally will ensure the highest possible water
quality. The Filter Status light will turn red after approximately
400 gallons of water has flowed through the ice and water
dispenser. Also, if the filter has been in a refrigerator that has not
been in use for awhile (during moving for example), change the
* White Westinghouse uses the name CrystalClear instead of PureSource, but they are the same filter.
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FOOD STORAGE & ENERGY SAVING IDEAS
FOOD STORAGE IDEAS
ENERGY SAVING IDEAS
Fresh Food Storage
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The fresh food compartment should be kept between 34°
F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F.
Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This reduces
the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven
cooling.
Fruits and Vegetables
•
Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to help
preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time
periods.
Meat
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Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely so
leakage and contamination of other foods or surfaces
does not occur.
Frozen Food Storage
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The freezer compartment should be kept at 0° F or lower.
A freezer operates most efficiently when it is at least 2/3
full.
Packaging Foods for Freezing
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To minimize dehydration and quality deterioration, use
aluminum foil, freezer wrap, freezer bags or airtight
containers. Force as much air out of the packages as
possible and seal them tightly. Trapped air can cause food
to dry out, change color, and develop an off-flavor (freezer
burn).
Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable freezer wrap
prior to freezing.
Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed.
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.
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Level the refrigerator so that the doors close tightly.
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Refer to this Use & Care Manual for the suggested
temperature control settings.
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Periodic cleaning of the condenser will help the
refrigerator run more efficiently. See the Care and
Cleaning Chart on page 18.
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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.
Loading the Freezer
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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 the packages, so cold air can
circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as
possible.
Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods such as ice cream and
orange juice on the freezer door shelves. These foods are
best stored in the freezer interior where the temperature
varies less.
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NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS & SIGHTS
A. Evaporator
UNDERSTANDING THE SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may
create a boiling or gurgling sound.
Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar
sounds. These are all normal sounds and soon will become
familiar to you. They also indicate your refrigerator is operating
as designed. Hard surfaces, such as vinyl or wood floors,
walls, and kitchen cabinets may make sounds more
noticeable. Listed below are descriptions of some of the most
common sounds you may hear, and what is causing them.
B. Evaporator Fan
You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator
by the evaporator fan.
C. Defrost Heater
During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost
heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After
defrosting, a popping sound may occur.
NOTE
Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient, but is not a
sound insulator.
IMPOR
TANT
IMPORT
During the automatic defrost cycle, you may notice a red
glow in the vents on the back wall of your freezer
compartment. This is normal during the defrost cycle.
D. Automatic Ice Maker
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin.
E. Cold Control & Automatic Defrost Control
D
These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound
when turning the refrigerator on and off.
OR
F. Condenser Fan
You may hear air being forced through the condenser
by the condenser fan.
G. Compressor
Modern, high-efficiency compressors operate much
faster than older models. The compressor may have a
high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.
H. Water Valve
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you will hear a buzzing sound as the water
valve opens to fill the ice maker during each cycle.
IMPOR
TANT
IMPORT
Your ice maker is shipped with the wire signal arm in the
ON position. To ensure proper function of your ice maker,
hook up water supply immediately or turn ice maker OFF
by lifting the wire signal arm until it clicks or locks in the UP
position.
I. Drain Pan (not removable)
You may hear water running into the drain pan during
the defrost cycle.
J. Condenser
May create minimal sounds from forced air.
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CARE & CLEANING
Keep your refrigerator and freezer clean to prevent odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean both sections at
least twice a year. Never use 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 cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
CAUTION
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•
When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to side as this may damage the
floor. Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond the plumbing connections.
Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or damp hands.
Never use CHLORIDE to clean stainless steel.
NOTE
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•
Turning the freezer and fresh food controls to “O” turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect electrical power to the
light bulb or other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator, you must unplug the power cord from the
wall outlet.
Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface when removing adhesive
labels. Any glue left from tape or labels can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or, touch the glue
residue with the sticky side of tape you have already removed. Do not remove the serial plate.
Care & Cleaning Chart
Part
Interior/Door
Liner
Cleaning Agents
Tips and Precautions
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•
Soap and water
Baking soda and water
Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. Be sure to
wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around
controls, light bulb or any electrical part.
Door Gaskets
•
Soap and water
Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.
Drawers/Bins
•
Soap and water
Glass Shelves
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Soap and water
Glass cleaner
Mild liquid sprays
Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in warm
water.
Toe Grille
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Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays
Vacuum attachment
Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove toe grille (See illustration on
page 4). Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse
and dry.
Exterior and
Handles
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•
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 and
Handles
(Stainless
Steel Models
Only)
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Soap and water
Non Abrasive Glass
Cleaner
Soap and water
Ammonia
Stainless Steel
Cleaners
Condenser
Coils
•
Vacuum attachment
Use the dusting tool attachment on your vacuum to remove dust build-up
on the condenser coils (see item “J” in illustration on page 17 for location).
Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in dishwasher.
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 nonabrasive 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 the
grain to prevent cross-grain scratching. Wash the rest of the cabinet
with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well, and wipe dry with a
clean soft cloth.
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CARE & CLEANING (CONTINUED)
CAUTION
Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs to avoid getting
cut.
REPLACING LIGHT BULBS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Unplug refrigerator.
Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass.
Remove light cover, if necessary.
Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of
the same wattage.
Replace light cover, if necessary.
Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.
Refrigerator Light Replacement
Crisper Light
Cover
Light Socket
Located Behind
Left Rear
of Crispers
or
Light Bulb
Crisper Light Replacement (Models may vary)
Freezer Light Replacement
Vacation and Moving Tips
Short
Vacations
Long
Vacations
Moving
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Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less.
Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment.
Turn automatic ice maker off, even if you will only be gone for a few days.
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Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one month or more.
Turn controls to "O" ( the OFF position) and disconnect power.
Turn off automatic ice maker and turn water supply valve to closed position.
Clean interior thoroughly.
Leave both doors open to prevent odors and mold build-up. Block doors open if
necessary.
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Remove all food and ice.
If using handcart, load from side.
Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving.
Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.
IMPOR TANT
If the refrigerator is going to be stored or moved in freezing temperatures, the water in the ice and water
system must be drained completely. 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.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY Your refrigerator is protected by this warranty
WARRANTY
PERIOD
THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS,
WE WILL:
THE CONSUMER WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
One year from
original purchase
date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship. Excludes original and replacement Ice & Water
filter cartridges (if equipped). Original and replacement
cartridges are warranted for 30 days (parts only).
Costs of service calls that are listed under
NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
CONSUMER.*
LIMITED 2nd– 5TH
YEAR WARRANTY
(Cabinet Liner and
Sealed System)
Second through fifth
years from original
purchase date.
Repair or replace any parts in the cabinet liner or sealed
refrigeration system (compressor, condenser, evaporator,
dryer or tubing) which prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship.
Costs for pickup and delivery of the appliance
required because of service. Costs for labor, parts
and transportation other than with respect to the
cabinet liner or Sealed Refrigeration System.
LIMITED
WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time periods listed
above.
All of the provisions of the full warranties above and the
exclusions listed below apply.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any
costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance
required because of service.
In the U.S.A.. and Puerto Rico, 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 Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux Home
Products, Inc. and Electrolux Canada Corp. are referred to in this warranty as “Electrolux”. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our
obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux
servicer.
*NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE CUSTOMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items
listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in
accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which
are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux, or its authorized servicers; use of parts
other than genuine Electrolux parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as
abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the
warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all
receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux.
This warranty only applies in the 50 States of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico, and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated
are subject to change without notice.
USA
800-944-9044
Electrolux Major Appliances North America,
a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Canada
800-265-8352
Electrolux Major Appliances North America,
a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario
L5V 3E4
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BEFORE YOU CALL
1-800-944-9044 (United States)
Visit our web site at
www.frigidaire.com.
1-800-265-8352 (Canada)
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR
Compressor does not run.
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•
Freezer control is set to "O".
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
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•
Plug at wall outlet is
disconnected.
House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
Power outage.
•
Room or outside weather is
hot.
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
Automatic ice maker is
operating.
Doors are opened too
frequently or too long.
Refrigerator/freezer door may
be slightly open.
•
Freezer control is set too cold
(control found in refrigerator
section).
Refrigerator/freezer gasket is
dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly
fitted.
Condenser is dirty.
•
Thermostat keeps the
refrigerator at a constant
temperature.
•
This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep
temperature constant.
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•
Refrigerator runs too
much or too long.
•
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Compressor goes off and
on frequently.
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Set freezer control. See Temperature Controls section.
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.
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.
It takes 8-12 hours for the refrigerator to cool down
completely.
Ice maker operation causes refrigerator to run slightly
more.
Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run
more. Open doors less often.
Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and containers
from blocking door. See PROBLEM section
OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
Set refrigerator 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 Chart in Care
and Cleaning section.
TEMPERATURES ARE TOO COLD
Freezer temperature too
cold. Refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
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Freezer control is set too cold.
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Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours
for temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator temperature
too cold. Freezer
temperature is satisfactory.
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Refrigerator control is set too
cold.
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Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24
hours for temperature to stabilize.
Food stored in drawers
freezes.
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Refrigerator control is set too
cold.
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See solution above.
Food stored in Meat
Keeper freezes (some
models).
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Meat Keeper Temperature
Control set too cold.
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Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a lower
setting. (Meat should be stored at a temperature just
below the freezing point for maximum fresh storage
time. It is normal for ice crystals to form due to the
moisture content of meat.)
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BEFORE YOU CALL (CONTINUED)
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM
Freezer/Refrigerator
temperature is too warm.
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Doors are opened too
frequently or too long.
Door is slightly open.
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Condenser is dirty.
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Freezer temperature is too
warm. Refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
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Freezer control is set too
warm.
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Set freezer control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours
for temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator temperature is
too warm. Freezer
temperature is satisfactory.
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Refrigerator control is set too
warm.
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Set refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow 24
hours for temperature to stabilize.
Temperature in the Meat
Keeper is too warm (some
models).
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Meat Keeper Temperature
Control is set too warm.
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Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a colder
setting.
Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
Clean condenser. See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care
and Cleaning section.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on inside
of refrigerator walls.
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Weather is hot and humid.
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Door is slightly open.
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Door is opened too often or too
long.
Open containers.
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The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating
increases.
See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
Open door less often.
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Keep containers covered.
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It is not unusual to have moisture on the bottom side of
the cover.
Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.
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Water collects on bottom
side of drawer cover.
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Vegetables contain and give
off moisture.
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Water collects in bottom of
drawer.
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Washed vegetables and fruit
drain while in the drawer.
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Dry items before putting them in the drawer. Water
collecting in bottom of drawer is normal.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on
outside of refrigerator or
between doors.
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Weather is humid.
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Door is slightly open, causing
cold air from inside refrigerator
to meet warm air from outside.
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This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is
lower, the moisture should disappear.
See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
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Ice maker wire signal arm is in
the “up” or OFF position.
Household water line valve is
not open.
Freezer is not cold enough.
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Move wire signal arm to the “down” or ON position.
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Turn on household water line valve.
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Saddle valve on cold water
pipe is clogged or restricted by
foreign material.
Check to see if the water
dispenser is dispensing water.
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See PROBLEM section TEMPERATURES ARE TOO
WARM.
Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve.
Ensure that valve is not a self-piercing saddle valve.
Clean valve. Replace valve if necessary.
If not, the ice & water filter cartridge is clogged or
restricted by foreign material, and must be replaced.
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
Ice maker is not making
any ice.
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BEFORE YOU CALL (CONTINUED)
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (CONTINUED)
Ice maker is not
making enough ice.
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Ice maker is producing less ice
than you expect.
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Freezer is not cold enough.
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Household water line valve is
not completely open.
Check to see if water
dispenser is dispensing slower
than normal.
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Ice maker should produce approximately 4 – 5 pounds
of ice every 24 hours. Extra Ice should produce up to 8
pounds of ice every 24 hours.
See PROBLEM section TEMPERATURES ARE TOO
WARM.
Turn on household water line valve.
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If it is, replace the ice & water filter cartridge.
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Ice maker will not stop
making ice.
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Ice maker wire signal arm is
being held down by some item
in the freezer.
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Move item and release wire signal arm. Remove any
ice cubes that are frozen together over the wire signal
arm.
Ice maker is not
separating the ice
cubes.
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Ice cubes are not being used
frequently enough.
Ice cubes are hollow or smaller
than normal.
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Remove and shake ice container to separate cubes.
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The ice & water filter cartridge may be clogged.
Replace filter cartridge.
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Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will
produce fresh supply.
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Add filter to water supply line. Consult a water
purifying company.
Discard stale ice.
Ice has bad odor and
taste.
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Ice has picked up odor or
flavor from strong food stored
in refrigerator or freezer.
Water running to ice maker
has poor taste or odor.
Ice not used frequently enough.
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Ice storage container is empty.
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Freezer temperature is set too
warm.
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Household water line valve is
not open.
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Freezer door is not closed.
Ice dispensing arm has been
held in for more than 4-5
minutes.
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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.
Ice cubes are frozen together.
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ICE DISPENSER
Dispenser will not
dispense ice.
Ice dispenser is
jammed.
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Ice cubes are hollow or smaller
than normal.
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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.
Ensure freezer door is closed.
Motor is overloaded. Motor overload protector will
reset in approximately 3 minutes. Ice can then be
dispensed.
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.
Use the dispenser often so that cubes do not freeze
together.
The ice & water filter cartridge could be clogged.
Replace the filter cartridge. Dispensing system
operates best at 30 – 100 psi water pressure. Well
water pressures should fall within this range.
BEFORE YOU CALL (CONTINUED)
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
WATER DISPENSER
Dispenser will not
dispense water.
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Water has an odd taste
and/or odor.
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Front filter not fully installed, if
equipped
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Water has been in the tank for
a period of time.
Unit not properly connected to
cold water line.
Tubing used in the household
water supply and installation
may affect water taste and
odor.
Water has a high mineral
content.
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Water pressure is
extremely low.
Household water line valve is
not open.
Freezer door is not closed.
Ice & water filter cartridge is
clogged.
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Cut-off and cut-on pressures
are too low (well systems
only).
Reverse osmosis system is in
regenerative phase.
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Open household water line valve. See PROBLEM
section ICE MAKER IS NOT MAKING ANY ICE.
Ensure that freezer door is closed.
Replace filter cartridge.
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Push filter in until you hear a “click”. Filter should be
flush with cabinet.
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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.
For best results, use copper tubing for water
connections.
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Contact water treatment plant for help.
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Have someone turn up the cut-off and cut-on pressure
on the water pump system (well systems only).
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It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below
20 psi during the regenerative phase.
ODORS IN REFRIGERATOR
Interior is dirty.
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Interior needs to be cleaned.
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Food with strong odors is in
refrigerator.
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See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care and Cleaning
section.
Cover food tightly.
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Close both doors gently.
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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.
OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS
Door(s) will not close.
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Drawers are difficult to
move.
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.
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Keep less food in drawer.
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Food is touching shelf on top
of drawer.
Track that drawers slide on is
dirty.
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Clean drawer, rollers, and track. See Care & Cleaning
Chart in Care and Cleaning section.
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Light bulb is burned out.
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Light switch is stuck.
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No electric current is reaching
refrigerator.
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See Replacing Light Bulbs in Care and Cleaning
section.
Light switch is located on side of refrigerator and
freezer liners.
See PROBLEM section RUNNING OF
REFRIGERATOR.
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LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON
Light bulb is not on.
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