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TOP FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
User´s Guide
Please read this guide thoroughly
before operating and keep it handy
for reference at all times.
Model(s):
LRTN1931#**
Printed in Mexico
Rev.0
LRTN2231#**
P/No.3828JL8014A
English Version
2
Warranty Card
3–6
Safety Instructions
7-8
Grounding Requirements
8
Parts and Features
9
Refrigerator Installation
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
Installation
Base Grille
Removing, Reversing and Replacing
Your Refrigerator Doors
Door Cloosing and Alignment
10–13
10
10
10
Using Your Refrigerator
14–19
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
Setting the Controls
Adjusting Control Settings
Food Storage Guide
Storing Frozen Food
Refrigerator Shelves
Ice Tray
Snack Corner
Crisper and Crisper Cover
Crisper Humidity Control
Flap Door Crisper
Door Racks
Door Bin
Dairy Corner/Can Dispenser
Freezer Shelf
Care and Cleaning
11–12
13
14
14
15
15
16
17
17
18
18
2
18
18
19
19
19
19
20–21
General Cleaning Tips
Outside
Inside Walls
Door Liner and Gaskets
Plastic Parts
Condenser Coils
Light Bulb Replacement
Power Interruptions
Vacation and Moving Care
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
21
21
About the Automatic Ice Maker
22
Connecting the Water Line
23–25
Troubleshooting Guide
26–29
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LIMITED WARRANTY
United States of America
LG Electronics will repair or at its option replace, without charge, your product which proves to be defective
in material or workmanship under normal use during the warranty period listed below from the date of
original purchase.
This warranty is good only to the original purchaser of the product during the warranty period as long as it is
in the U.S. including Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories.
LG Refrigerator / Freezer Warranty Period
Product
Parts
Refrigerator / Freezer
1 year
Sealed System
7 years
(Compressor, Condenser, Evaporator)
Labor
1 year [In-Home Service (Except Model GR-051)]
1 year [In-Home Service (Except Model GR-051)]
No other express warranty is applicable to this product. THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF
THE EXPRESS WARRANTY HEREIN. LG ELECTRONICS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF
USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVIENCE, LOSS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, DIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PRODUCT OR FOR
ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT.
Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts; so these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
THE ABOVE WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Service trips to your home to deliver and pickup, install, instruct, or replace house fuses or correct house wiring or
plumbing, or correction of unauthorized repairs.
Damage to the product caused by accident, pests, fire, floods, or acts of God.
Repairs when your LG product is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, or improper installation.
Therefore, these costs are paid by the consumer.
If the product is installed outside the normal service area, any cost of transportation involved in the repair of the product, or the
replacement of defective parts, shall be borne by the owner.
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE NUMBERS:
To obtain Warranty Coverage:
Retain your Bill of Sale to prove date of purchase.
A Copy of your Sales Receipt must be submitted at the time
warranty service is provided.
To obtain Product or Customer
Call 1-800-243-0000
Service Assistance:
To obtain the nearest
Authorized Service Center:
(Mon.~ Fri. 7AM~8PM CT)
(Sat. 8AM~5PM CT)
Press the appropriate menu option, and have your product type
(Refrigerator), model number, serial number, and ZIP/Postal
Code ready.
Call 1-800-243-0000 (24 hrs a day, 7 days per week)
Press the appropriate option, and have your product type
(Refrigerator), model number, serial number, and ZIP/Postal
Code ready.
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GARANTÍA LIMITADA
Estados Unidos de América
LG Electronics reparará o en su defecto reemplazará sin cargo, el producto defectuoso en material o mano de
obra bajo uso normal durante el periodo de garantía que se menciona a continuación desde la fecha original de
compra.
Esta garantía es válida solo para el comprador original del producto durante el periodo de garantía mientras
permanezca en los E.E. U.U. Incluyendo Alaska, Hawaii y otros territorios de E.E.U.U.
Período de Garantía del refrigerador/Congelador LG
Producto
Partes
Refrigerador/Congelador
Sistema Sellado
(Compresor, Condensador, Evaporador)
1 año
7 años
Mano de Obra
1 año [Servicio a domicilio (ExceptoModelo GR-051)]
1 año[Servicio a domicilio (ExceptoModelo GR-051)]
No se aplicará otro tipo de garantía a este producto. LA DURACION DE OTRAS GARANTIAS ,
INCLUYENDO LA DE COMPRA, ESTAN LIMITADAS A LA DURACION DE ESTA GARANTIA. LG
ELECTRONICS NO SE HACE RESPONSABLE POR LA PERDIDA EN EL USO DEL PRODUCTO,
POR INCONVENIENCIA O CUALQUIER OTRO DAÑO DIRECTO O CONSECUENTE QUE PROVENGA
DEL USO Y/O NO USO DE ESTE PRODUCTO O POR ALGUNA VIOLACION A LAS GARANTIAS
IMPLEMENTADAS INCLUYENDO LA GARANTIA DE COMPRA APLICADA A ESTE PRODUCTO.
Algunos estados no permiten la exclusión o limitación de daños incidentales o consecuenciales o limitaciones
en cuanto al tiempo que dura una garantía implícita; por lo que algunas de estas limitaciones o exclusiones
pueden no aplicarse a usted. Esta garantía le otorga derechos legales específicos y usted puede además tener
otros derechos los cuales varían de Estado a Estado.
LA GARANTIA ANTERIOR NO APLICA A :
1.
2.
3.
Servicio a su casa para entregar, recoger, instalar o reemplazar fusibles caseros, corregir cableado casero o
plomería corrección de reparaciones no autorizadas.
Daño al producto causado por accidente, plagas, incendios, inundaciones o actos por naturaleza.
Reparaciones cuando su producto LG sea usado diferente a lo normal.
Daño resultante de accidente, alteración, mal uso o instalación inadecuada.
4.
Por lo tanto, estos costos serán pagados por el consumidor.
Si el producto es instalado fuera del área normal de servicio, cualquier costo de transportación relacionado en la
reparación del producto, o el reemplazo de partes defectuosas, serán cargados al propietario.
NÚMEROS DE ASISTENCIA AL CLIENTE:
Para obtener cobertaura de la Garantía:
Conserve su factura para comprobar la fecha de
compra.
Una copia de su recibo de compra debe ser entregada
cuando se le proporcione el servicio de garantía.
Para obtener información:
Lla me 1-800-243-0000
Servicio de Asistencia:
Presione la opción de menú apropiado, y tenga su tipo de
producto (Refrigerador), número de modelo, número de
serie, y ZIP Código Postal listos.
Lla me 1-800 243-0000 (24hrs al día, 7 días a la
semana)Presione la opción adecuada, y tenga su tipo de
producto(Refrigerador), número de modelo, número
de serie, y ZIP /código Postal listos.
Para obtener el Centro de Servicio Autorizado
más cercano:
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(Lu. ~ Vie. 7 AM 8 PM CT)
(Sáb. 8 AM 5 PM CT)
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GARANTIE LIMITÉE
Canada
LG Electronics réparera ou remplacera, à sa discrétion, sans frais, le produit présentant des défauts de matériaux ou de
fabrication, dans des conditions normales d’utilisation pendant la période de garantie indiquée ci-dessous à partir de la
date d’achat d’origine.
Cette garantie est valide pour seulement l’acheteur d’origine du produit pendant la période de garantie en autant que cela
soit aux É.-U., incluant Alaska, Hawaii, territoires américains et toutes les provinces canadiennes.
Période de garantie du refrigérateur/congélateur LG
Produit
Réfrigérateur/congélateur
Système scellé
(compresseur, condensateur,
évaporateur)
Pièces
2 ans
5 ans
Main-d’œuvr e
2 ans (service à domicile, sauf modèle GR-051)
2 ans (service à domicile, sauf modèle GR051)
Aucune autre garantie expresse est applicable à ce produit. LA DURÉ DE TOUTE GARANTIE IMPLICITE, INCLUANT LA
GARANTIE IMPLICITE DE COMMERCIALISATION, EST LIMITÉ À LA DURÉE DE LA GARANTIE EXPRESSE. LG
ELECTRONICS NE POURRA ÊTRE TENUE RESPONSABLE POUR TOUTE PERTE OU UTILISATION DE CE
PRODUIT, INCONVÉNIENT, PERTE OU TOUT AUTRE DOMMAGE, INDIRECT OU ACCESSOIRE, SURVENANT DE
L’UTILISATION OU DE L’INHABILITÉ À UTILISER CE PRODUIT OU POUR TOUT BRIS DE GARANTIE EXPRESSE
OU IMPLICITE, INCLUANT LA GARANTIE IMPLICITE DE COMMERCIALISATION APPLICABLE À CE PRODUIT.
Certains états ne permettent pas l’exclusion ou la limitation de dommages accessoires ou indirects ou les limitations sur
la durée d’une garantie implicite, par conséquent ces limitations ou exclusions peuvent ne pas s’appliquer. Cette garantie
donne des droits légaux et l’on peut en avoir d’autres qui varient d’un état à un autre ou d’une province à une autre.
LA GARANTIE CI-DESSUS NE´S APPLIQUE PAS À :
1. Les déplacements de service à domicile pour la livraison ou la cueillette, l’installation, le remplacement de fusibles ou
de câblage résidentiel approprié, plomberie ou correction de réparations non autorisées.
2. Dommage au produit causé par accident, parasites, incendie, inondation ou actes de Dieu.
3. Réparations lorsque le produit LG est utilisé à d’autres fins qu’une utilisation domestique unifamiliale normale.
4. Dommage résultant d’accidents, de modifications, de mauvaise utilisation, d’abus ou d’une installation inadéquate.
Par conséquent, les frais encourus sont imputés au consommateur.
Si ce produit est installé à l’extérieur d’une zone de service normale, tous frais de déplacement requis pour la réparation
du produit ou le remplacement de pièces défectueuses seront imputés au propriétaire.
NUMÉROS D’E AIDE À LA CLIENTÈLE
Pour obtenir une garantie
Conserver la facture comme preuve de la date d’achat
Un exemplaire de la facture doit être présenté au moment où un service sous
garantie est fourni.
Pour obtenir un produit ou
de l’aide
Téléphoner au 1-888-542-2623 (lun. au ven. 7 h à 20 h Central)
(sam. 8 h à 17 h Central)
Presser l’option du menu appropriée et avoir le type de produit (réfrigérateur),
numéro de modèle, numéro de série et code postal.
Pour obtenir le centre de service
le plus proche
Téléphoner au 1-888-542-2623 (24 heures par jour, 7 jours par semaine)
Presser l’option du menu appropriée et avoir le type de produit (réfrigérateur),
numéro de modèle, numéro de série et code postal.
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LG Electronics
Visiter notre site web:http://www.lgservice.com
LIMITED WARRANTY
Canada
LG Electronics will repair or at its option replace, witouth charge, your product which proves to be defective in
material or workmanship under normal use, during the warranty period listed below from the date of original
purchase. This warranty is good only to the original purchaser of the product during the warranty period as
long as it is in any Canadian Province.
WARRANTYPERIOD
MODEL# :
LABOR : 2 Years
PARTS : 2 Years
SERIAL NUMBER :
SEALED SYSTEM : 5 Years (Compressor, condenser, and evaporator)
HOW SERVICE IS HANDLED : Call 1-888-542-2623(1-888-LG-CANADA)and choose the appropriate
prompt. Please have product type (refrigerator)and ZIP Code ready.
See our website at http://www.lg.ca
This warranty provides in-home service.
No other express warranty is applicable to this product. THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTYOF MERCHANTABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE
DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTYHEREIN. LG ELECTRONICS USA, INC. SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVIENCE, LOSS OR ANY
OTHER DAMAGES, DIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL,ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR
INABILITYTO USE, THIS PRODUCT OR FOR ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTYOF MERCHANTABILITYAPPLICABLE TO
THIS PRODUCT.
Some provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequentialdamages or limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts; so these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from province to province.
THE ABOVE WARRANTYDOES NOT APPLY TO:
1.
2.
3.
Service trips to your home to deliver and pickup, install, instruct, or replace house fuses or correct wiring, plumbing,
or correction of unauthorized repairs.
Damage to the product caused by accident, vermin, fire, flood, alteration, misues, abuse, improper installation, or acts
of God.
Commercial use or use for other than the intended purpose.
Therefore, these costs are the responsibilityof the consumer.
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE NUMBERS:
To Prove Warranty Coverage:
Retain your Sales Receipt to prove date of purchase.
A copy of your Sales Receipt must be submitted at the time
warranty service is provided.
To Obtain Product, Customer, or
Service Assistance
by phone:
Call 1-888-542-2623(1-888-LG-CANADA)and choose the
appropriate prompt.
or by Internet:
To Obtain Nearest Authorized
Service Center, Parts Distributor,
or Sales Dealer
by phone:
or by Internet:
http://www.lg.ca
Call 1-888-542-2623(1-888-LG-CANADA)and choose the
appropriate prompt. Please have your product type
(refrigerator)and ZIP Code ready.
http://www.lg.ca
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY MESSAGES
This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you
of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard
signal word DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION. These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury, or product damage only.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury and tell you what can happen if
the instructions are not followed.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury
to persons when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following:
NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord.
Always grip the plug firmly and pull it straight out from the
outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all electric service cords that
have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord
that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at
either the plug or connector end.
When moving your refrigerator away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
DO NOTsto re or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
DO NOTallow children to climb, stand or hang on the
refrigerator doors or shelves in the refrigerator. They could
damage the refrigerator and seriously injure themselves.
Keep fingers out of “pinch point” areas; clearances between
the doors and between the doors and cabinet are necessarily
small. Be careful closing doors when children are in the area.
Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or making any repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing be
performed by a qualified individual.
Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, unplug the
refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box
in order to avoid contact with a live wire filament. (A burnedout light bulb may break when being replaced.) NOTE: Setting
either or both controls to the OFF position does not remove
power to the light circuit.
For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
Have the wall outlet and the circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described
in this use and care guide.
This refrigerator must be properly installed in accordance with
the Attention Installer Instructions that were taped to the front
of the refrigerator.
After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold
surfaces in the freezer compartment when hands are damp or
wet. Skin may adhere to the extremely cold surfaces.
In refrigerators with automatic icemakers, avoid contact with
the moving parts of the ejector mechanism, or with the heating
element that releases the cubes. DO NOT place fingers or
hands on the automatic icemaking mechanism while the
refrigerator is plugged in.
DO NOTrefre eze frozen foods which have thawed completely.
The United States Department of Agriculture in Home and
Garden Bulletin No. 69 says:
“...You may safely refreeze frozen foods that have thawed if
they still contain ice crystals or if they are still cold below
40°F (4°C).
“...Thawed ground meats, poultry or fish that have any off-odor
or off-color should not be refrozen and should not be eaten.
Thawed ice cream should be discarded. If the odor or color of
any food is poor or questionable, get rid of it. The food may be
dangerous to eat.
“Even partial thawing and refreezing reduces the eating quality
of foods, particularly fruits, vegetables and prepared foods.
The eating quality of red meats is affected less than that of
many other foods. Use refrozen foods as soon as possible to
save as much of their eating quality as you can.”
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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DANGER: RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY
YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR
OR FREEZER
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of
the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still
dangerous...even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If
you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please follow
the instructions at right to help prevent accidents.
Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in place so that
children may not easily climb inside.
CFC DISPOSAL
Your old refrigerator has a cooling system that used CFC´s
(chlorofluorocarbons). CFC´s are believed to harm
stratospheric ozone.
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure
the CFC refrigerant is removed for proper disposal by a
qualified servicer. If you intentionally release this CFC
refrigerant, you can be subject to fines and imprisonment
under provisions of environmental legislation.
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully.
separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch
or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall outlet.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the
third (ground) prong from the power cord.
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, this appliance must be
properly grounded. Have the wall outlet and the
circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure
the outlet is properly grounded.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation,
cleaning, or removing a light bulb, turn the control
(Thermostat, Refrigerator or Freezer Control depending
on the model) to OFF and then disconnect the refrigerator
from the electrical source. When you are finished,
reconnect the refrigerator to the electrical source and
reset the control (Thermostat, Refrigerator or Freezer
Control, depending on the model) to the desired setting.
3-prong
grounding type
wall receptacle
3-prong
grounding
plug
USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, we strongly recommend against the use of
an extension cord. However, if you still elect to use
an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be
a UL-listed (in the United States) or a CSA-listed
(in Canada), 3-wire grounding type appliance extension
cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that
the electrical rating of the cord be 15 amperes (minimum)
and 120 volts.
Ensure proper
ground exists
before use.
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual properly grounded electrical outlet rated for
115 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only and fused at 15 or 20 amperes.
This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a fire
hazard from overheated wires. It is recommended that a
Use of an extension cord will increase the clearance
needed for the back of the refrigerator.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
A
H
B
C
D
J
E
I
K
F
G
M
L
Use this section to become more familiar with the parts and features. Page references are included for your
convenience.
NOTE: This guide covers several different models.The refrigerator you have purchased may have some
or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model.
H Freezer Door Bin
A Ice Bin
B Freezer Shelf
I Dairy Corner
C Digital Sensor Control
J Can Dispenser
D Refrigerator Light
K Door Bin
E Snack Pan
L Refrigerator Door Rack
F Shelves
M Base Grille
G Crisper
Keeps fruits and vegetables fresh and crisp
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
UNPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Remove tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator before using. Do not remove any warningtype labels, the model and serial number label or the
TechSheet that is attached to back wall of the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area
briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue can also be
easily removed by rubbing a small amount of liquid dish
soap over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm
water and dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your refrigerator. For
more information, see the Important Safety Instructions
section.
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping position.
Please reinstall shelves according to your individual
storage needs.
1. Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct sunlight
or moisture.
2. To avoid vibration, the unit must be level. If required,
adjust the leveling screws to compensate for
unevenness of the floor. The front should be slightly
higher than the rear to aid in door closing. Leveling
screws can be turned easily by tipping the cabinet
slightly. Turn the leveling screws clockwise (
) to
raise the unit, counterclockwise (
) to lower it.
3. Install this appliance in an area where the temperature
is between 55°F (13°C) and 110°F (43°C.) If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or high,
cooling ability may lessen.
NEXT
1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all dust
accumulated during shipping.
2. Install accessories such as ice cube bin, drawers,
shelves, etc., in their proper places. They are packed
together to prevent possible damage during shipment.
3. Let your refrigerator run for 2 or 3 hours before putting
food in it. Check the flow of cold air in the freezer
compartment to ensure proper cooling. Your refrigerator
is now ready for use.
CAUTION:
Be careful when you work with hinge, base grille,
stopper etc. You may be injured.
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the
refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to protect
the floor. Always pull the refrigerator straight out when
moving it. Do not wiggle or walk the refrigerator when
trying to move it, as floor damage could occur.
Do not put hands or metal sticks into air vents, base
grille or bottom of refrigerator. You may be injured or
receive an electrical shock.
BASE GRILLE
To attach the base grille:
1. Open the refrigerator door.
WARNING
2. There are two plastic flaps. Fold only the plastic flap
on same side as door hinge.
3. Push clips in opening on metal panel toward refrigerator
until it snaps firmly.
To remove the base grille:
1. Open the refrigerator door.
2. Grasp the grille with both hands.
Explosion Hazard
3. Pull the grille toward you.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion or fire.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Before
REMOVING, REVERSING (OPTIONAL) AND
REPLACING REFRIGERATOR DOORS
1
TOOLS NEEDED: 1/4-inch hex-head socket wrench,
No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver, 1/4-inch
open-end wrench, flat 2-inch putty knife.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF
and unplug it. Remove food and any adjustable door or
utility bins from doors.
After
6
6
7
8
5
7
8
5
2
After
Before
HOW TO REVERSE DOOR OPENING DIRECTION
(when converting from the left-opening type to rightopening type)
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1. Removing Freezer Door
10
4
Remove the top hinge cover (1).
9
3
Remove the 3 screws and lift off the top hinge (2).
Before
Lift the freezer door (3) slightly and remove it.
Pry off the cover (4) using a slotted screwdriver and
attach it on the right.
After
23
Loosen the screw (5), remove (6), (7), (8), Reverse (6)
(7), (8) as illustrated exactly and attach it to the left
of the door.
2. Removing Refrigerator Door
24
16
22
14
15
Loosen the screws (9) and lift off the middle
Hinge (10).
18
20
Before
Lift the door (11) slightly and remove it.
After
Take off the base grille (12).
14
Loosen the screw (14) and remove the pin (15) from
right side on hinge (20) to left side on hinge (20).
15
20
Remove screw (17) on left side of the base.
Loosen 3 screws (18) on right side of the base.
Remove the bottom hinge (20) and replace it on the
left side of the base.
Before
After
12
Attach screw (17) on right side of the base.
17
Loosen 2 screws (22) and reverse (16) and (23) as
illustrated exactly and attach it to the left side
17
4
Pry off the cover (24) using a slotted screwdriver and
attach it on the right.
1
3
3. Moving Freezer Handle
A-TYPE, B-TYPE
Remove cap (3) and cover (4).
Loosen the screws (1) (two on the top
and two on the bottom), take off the handle (2), and
attach it on the right.
3
2
Attach the removed cover (4) on the left.
1
Attach cap (3) on the top right side.
11
4
1
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
4. Moving Refrigerator Handle
9
Remove caps (8) and (9).
Pull cover (5) downward and take it off.
Loosen 3 screws (6) (two on the top and one on the
center), take off handle (7) and attach it on the right.
Attach the cover (5) by pushing it up.
Take off cap (10) and attach it on the right.
Attach the removed caps (8) and (9) on the left side.
10
6
7
8
6
5
5. Attaching Refrigerator Door
11
2
Attach the base grille (1).
Remove screw (2) from left side to right side.
Attach the door (3) to the bottom hinge pin.
Attach the middle hinge (4) on the opposite side with the
3 screws (5).
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6. Attaching Freezer Door
Place the door (8) onto the middle
hinge pin (7).
Attach the top hinge (10) with 3 screws.
Reinstall top hinge cover (11).
8
7
7. After Completing the Job
Make sure that the four corners of the door gasket are
not folded over. To ensure a good seal, apply a small
amount of silicon grease on the corner gaskets.
6
Corner
5
4
3
1
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
DOOR CLOSING AND ALIGNMENT
Door Alignment
Door Closing
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow the
instructions below to align the doors:
Your refrigerator has two front leveling screws __ one on
the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems
unsteady or you want the doors to close easier, adjust the
Refrigerator’s tilt using the instructions below:
1. Plug refrigerator power cord into a 3-prong grounded
outlet. Move the refrigerator into its final position.
2. Remove the base grille by pulling it straight out.
The two leveling screws are located at the bottom of
the refrigerator on either side.
1. Pry off the top hinge cover.
2. Loosen the top hinge screws using a 10mm socket
or wrench.
3. Have someone hold the door in place or put a
spacer between the doors while you tighten the
top hinge screws.
4. Replace the top hinge cover.
3. Insert a flat screwdriver in slots to adjust the leveling
screws.Turn the leveling screw clockwise to raise that
side of the refrigerator or counterclockwise to lower it.
It may take several turns of the leveling screw to adjust
the tilt of the refrigerator.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws.
This makes it easier to adjust the screws.
4. Open both doors again and check to make sure that
they close easily. If not, tilt the refrigerator slightly more
to the rear by turning both leveling screws clockwise. It
may take several more turns, and you should turn both
leveling screws the same amount.
5. Replace the base grille.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before
adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put
food into the refrigerator. The mid-settings indicated in the
previous section should be correct for normal household
refrigerator usage. The controls are set correctly when
milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream
is firm.
Storing Fresh Food
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and
moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator. For dated products, check code date to
ensure freshness.
Butter or margarine
The refrigerator control functions as the sensor the
entire appliance (refrigerator and freezer sections.) The
higher the number setting, the longer the compressor will
run to keep the temperature colder. The freezer control
adjusts the cold air flow from the freezer to the
refrigerator. Setting the freezer control to a lower
temperature keeps more cold air in the Freezer
compartment to make it colder.
Keep opened butter in a covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap
in freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to
use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or
aluminum foil.
If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator or
freezer, start by adjusting the refrigerator first. Wait 24
hours after the refrigerator adjustment to check the
freezer temperature. If it is too warm or too cold, then
adjust the freezer control as well.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Eggs
Store in original carton on interior shelf, not on door shelf.
Use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide.
Always remember to wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments.
CONDITION/REASON:
REFRIGERATOR section
too warm
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature very warm
FREEZER section too warm/
ice not made fast enough
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(Can’t cycle often enough)
Heavy ice usage
Air vents blocked by items
REFRIGERATOR section too
cold
Controls not set correctly for
your conditions
FREEZER section too cold
Controls not set correctly for
your conditions
Fruit
Wash, let dry, and store in refrigerator in plastic bags or
crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until they are ready
to use. Sort and keep berries in original container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper bag on a
refrigerator shelf.
RECOMMENDED
ADJUSTMENT:
Turn
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Leafy vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off bruised and
discolored areas. Wash in cold water and drain. Place in
plastic bag or plastic container and store in crisper.
Turn FREEZER
control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Vegetables with skins (carrots, peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic container and store
in crisper.
Fish
Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day purchased.
Move items out of
airstream
Turn
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Turn FREEZER
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Meat
Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it is
airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary. See the
following chart for storage times. When storing meat
longer than the times given, freeze the meat.
Chicken ........................................................... 1-2 days
Ground beef .................................................... 1-2 days
Organ meats (liver, heart, etc.) ....................... 1-2 days
Cold cuts ......................................................... 3-5 days
Steaks/roasts .................................................. 3-5 days
Cured meats ...................................................7-10 days
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
Containers with tight lids can also be used.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
STORING FROZEN FOOD
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for
freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or
reliable cookbook.
Packaging
Successful freezing depends on the correct packaging.
When you close and seal the package, it must not allow
air or moisture in or out. If you do, you could have food
odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator, and
also dry out frozen food.
Packaging recommendations:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
Heavy-duty aluminum foil
Plastic-coated paper
Non-permeable plastic wraps
Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic bags
Follow package or container instructions for proper
freezing methods.
Freezing
Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity of
food. Do not put more unfrozen food into the freezer than
will freeze within 24 hours (no more than 2 to 3 lbs of food
per cubic foot [907-1350 g per liter] of freezer space).
Leave enough space in the freezer for air to circulate
around packages. Be careful to leave enough room at
the front so the door can close tightly.
Storage times will vary according to the quality and type
of food, the type of packaging or wrap used (airtight and
moisture-proof) and the storage temperature. Ice crystals
inside a sealed package are normal. This simply means
that moisture in the food and air inside the package have
condensed, creating ice crystals.
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at room temperature for
30 minutes, then package and freeze. Cooling hot foods
before freezing saves energy.
NOTE: Do not store food near the sensor; it may cause
the sensor to malfunction.
WARNING
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene plastic containers
Containers without tight lids
Suffocation Hazard
When using dry ice, provide adequate ventilation.
Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide (CO2). When it
vaporizes, it can displace oxygen, causing dizziness,
light-headedness, unconsciousness and death by
suffocation. Open a window and do not breathe
the vapors.
Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
Thin, semi-permeable wrap
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet
your individual storage needs. This units are all glass
shelves.
Slide Out Shelves
You can slide some glass shelves in and out of your
refrigerator as follows.
To slide the shelf out, carefully pull front of shelf
toward you.
Storing similar food items together in your refrigerator and
adjusting the shelves to fit different heights of items will
make finding the exact item you want easier; it will also
reduce the amount of time the refrigerator door is open,
saving energy.
To slide shelf in, push shelf in until it stops.
IMPORTANT: Do not clean glass shelves with warm
water when they are cold. Shelves may break if exposed
to sudden temperature changes or impact, such as
bumping. For your protection, glass shelves are made
with tempered glass, which will shatter into small pebblesized pieces.
NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Use special care when
removing them to avoid dropping them.
Adjustable Shelves
Remove shelves from the shipping position and replace
shelves in the position you want.
To remove a shelf Tilt up the front of the shelf in the
direction of (1) and lift it in the direction of (2). Pull the
shelf out.
To replace a shelf Tilt the front of the shelf up and
place the shelf hooks into metal slots at desired position.
Then lower the front of the shelf so that the hooks drop
into the slots.
To remove a sliding shelf from its metal frame:
1. Pull the shelf toward you until it stops.
2. Tilt the front of the shelf up and pull it past the stop.
3. Lift up the shelf to remove.
Replace the shelf by reversing the above steps.
ICE TRAY (on some models)
Icemaking
If the tray is filled with water
to the highest level, it will be
difficult to remove ice cubes.
To remove ice cubes, twist the tray.
Do not bend the ice tray. Doing
so may result in damage to the
tray.
NOTE: Make sure that shelves are level from one side to
the other. Failure to do so may result in the shelf falling or
spilling food.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
SNACK CORNER
FLAP DOOR CRISPER
While holding the snack corner with one hand, pull it
forward slightly. Lift slightly and pull it out.
You can store small vegetables or fruits requiring more or
Less humidity in a separate drawer.
CRISPER AND CRISPER COVER
To remove the crisper:
To remove the glass:
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front of the crisper, then pull it out to remove.
3. Remove the crisper by sliding it back in fully past the
Drawer stop.
1. Lift up the glass after inserting a screwdriver under the
crisper cover.
2. Pull up and out.
CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL
To remove the crisper cover:
You can control the amount of humidity in the moisturesealed crispers. Adjust the control to any setting between
and .
1. Remove both crispers.
2. While holding the crisper cover support, pull the cover
up and out.
lets moist air out of the crisper for best storage of
fruits.
keeps moist air in the crisper for best storage of
fresh, leafy vegetables.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
DOOR RACKS
DAIRY CORNER
The door racks may be removed for easier cleaning.
The diary corner /can dispenser can be relocated to
another position.
Snap-On Door Racks
1. To remove the dairy corner/can dispenser
Simply lift it up and pull out.
To remove the racks:
1. Remove all items in the door racks.
2. Push the rack away from the inside wall of the door (A)
and lift up the door rack (B).
2. To replace the bin, Slide it in above the
desired support button and push down until it stops.
B
A
To assemble the racks:
1. Hold either end of the door rack against the inside wall
of the door.
2. Push down the rack end until it locks in place.
FREEZER SHELF
To remove the shelf, lift the end up. Pull the right end bars
out of the side wall cups.
To replace the shelf, reposition the removabler support
plugs on the left side wall to the desired level and reverse
the removal procedure.
DOOR BIN
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning and
adjusting.
1. To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and pull
straight out.
2. To replace the bin, slide it in above the desired support
button and push down until it stops.
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CARE AND CLEANING
PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels)
WARNING
Do not use paper towels, window sprays, abrasive
cleansers or flammable fluids. These can scratch or
damage the material.
CONDENSER COILS
Remove base grille. (See the base grille section on
page 10.)
Explosion Hazard
Use non-flammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. However, clean both sections about once
a month to prevent odors. Wipe up spills immediately.
Use a vacuum cleaner with an extended attachment to
clean condenser coils.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may need to be
cleaned as often as every other month.
Replace base grille.
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
GENERAL CLEANING TIPS
WARNING
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Remove all removable parts, such as shelves,
crispers, etc.
Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker
or fuse box.
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
NOTE: Moving the control to the OFF position
does not remove power to the light circuit.
Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
OUTSIDE
Waxing external painted metal surfaces helps provide rust
protection. Do not wax plastic parts. Wax painted metal
surfaces at least twice a year using appliance wax (or
auto paste wax). Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth.
For products with a stainless steel exterior, use a clean
sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly
with a soft cloth.
INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to warm up so
cloth won‘t stick)
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be
sure to replace the bulb with one of the same size, shape
and wattage.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
2. Remove refrigerator shelves.
3. Release the hooks on both ends of the light shield and
pull the shield down to remove it.
4. Turn the bulb counterclockwise and remove.
5. Replace a burned-out light bulb with a new bulb, turning
it clockwise.
6. Replace the light shield pushing it up.
7. Replace the refrigerator shelves.
8. Plug the power cord to the oulet.
To help remove odors, you can wash the inside of the
refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda and warm water.
Mix 2 tablespoons baking soda to 1 quart of water (26 g
soda to 1 liter water.) Be sure the baking soda is
completely dissolved so does it not scratch the surfaces
of the refrigerator.
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents,
bleaches or cleaners containing petroleum on plastic
parts.
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CARE AND CLEANING
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
If the electricity in your house goes off, call the power
company and ask how long it will be off.
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you
are away, follow these steps to prepare your refrigerator
before you leave.
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep
both refrigerator doors closed to help foods stay
cold and frozen.
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours:
a) Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen
food locker.
OR
b) Place 2 lbs (ca. 1kg) of dry ice in the freezer for
every cubic foot (28 L) of freezer space. This will
keep the food frozen for two to four days. While
handling dry ice, wear gloves to protect your hands
from frostbite.
OR
c) If neither a food locker nor dry ice is available,
consume or perish food at once.
REMEMBER: In a power failure, a full freezer stays
cold longer than a partially filled one. A freezer full of
meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of baked
goods. If you see that food contains ice crystals, it may
be safely refrozen, although the quality and flavor may
be affected. If the condition of the food is poor, or if you
feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. Empty the ice bin.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off before you
leave, follow these steps.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Depending on your model, set the thermostat control
(refrigerator control) to OFF. See the “Setting the
Controls” section.
3. Clean refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to
prop them open far enough for air to get in. This stops
odor and mold from building up.
WHEN YOU MOVE
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home,
follow these steps to prepare it for the move.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack all
frozen food in dry ice.
2. Depending on your model, turn the thermostat control
(refrigerator control) to OFF. See the “Setting the
Controls” section.
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Empty water from the defrost pan.
5. Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
6. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well and tape
them together so they don’t shift and rattle during the
move.
7. Depending on the model, raise the front of the
refrigerator so it rolls more easily OR screw in the
leveling legs all the way so they don’t scrape the floor.
See the “Door Closing” section.
8. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord to the
refrigerator cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything back
and refer to the “Installing Your Refrigerator” Section for
preparation instructions.
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ABOUT THE AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER
On some models
NOTE: As displayed by the cube size indicator lights, each
push of the cube size button will cycle you through
the various cube sizes from smallest to largest back
to smallest.
WARNING
Personal Injury Hazard
Avoid contact with the moving parts of the ejector
mechanism, or with the heating element that releases
the cubes. DO NOT place fingers or hands on the
automatic icemaking mechanism while the refrigerator
is plugged in.
WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE ICEMAKER
POWER SWITCH TO O (OFF)
When the water supply will be shut off for several hours.
When the ice storage bin is removed for more than a
minute or two.
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
When the refrigerator will not be used for several days.
A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12 to
24 hours to begin making ice.
NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
The icemaker water valve will buzz as the icemaker fills
with water. If the power switch is in the I (on) position, it
will buzz even if it has not yet been hooked up to water.
To stop the buzzing, move the power switch to O (off).
Icemaker
NOTE: Keeping the power switch in the I (on) position
before the water line is connected can damage the
icemaker.
You will hear the sound of cubes dropping into the bin
and water running in the pipes as the icemaker refills.
Feeler Arm
Cube Size
Indicator Light
Power Switch
Cube Size
Select Button
The icemaker will produce eight cubes per cycle
approximately 100 130 cubes in a 24-hour period,
depending on freezer compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings and other
operating conditions.
PREPARING FOR VACATION
Set the icemaker power switch to O (off) and shut off the
water supply to the refrigerator.
If the ambient temperature will drop below freezing, have
a qualified servicer drain the water supply system (on
some models) to prevent serious property damage due to
flooding from ruptured water lines or connections.
If the refrigerator is used before the water connection is
made to the icemaker, set the power switch to O (off).
When the refrigerator has been connected to the water
supply, set the power switch to I (on).
The icemaker will fill with water when it cools to freezing.
A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to
begin making ice cubes.
Throw away the first few batches of ice to allow the water
line to clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep of the feeler
arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler arm, the
icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be joined together.
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes will become
cloudy, taste stale and shrink.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
Two 1/4 “ outer diameter
compression nuts and
2 ferrules (sleeves) to
connect the copper tubing to
the shutoff valve and the
refrigerator water valve.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Unless it is performed by Sears service this water line
installation is not warranted by the refrigerator or icemaker
manufacturer.
Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the risk of
expensive water damage.
If your existing copper water
line has a flared fitting at the
end, you will need an
adapter (available at
plumbing supply stores) to
connect the water line to the
refrigerator OR you can cut off the flared fitting with a
tube cutter and then use a compression fitting.
Shutoff valve to connect to
the cold water line. The
shutoff valve should have a
water inlet with a minimum
inside diameter of 5/32 “ at the
point of connection to the
COLD WATER LINE. Saddle-type shutoff valves are
included in many water supply kits. Before purchasing,
make sure a saddle-type valve complies with your local
plumbing codes.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in house
plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and lead
to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified plumber to
correct water hammer before installing the water supply
line to the refrigerator.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook up
the water line to the hot water line.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting the water
line, make sure the icemaker power switch is in the O
(off) position.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is doubleinsulated or grounded in a manner to prevent the hazard
of electric shock, or is battery-powered.
All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing
code requirements.
NOTE: Wear eye protection.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Copper Tubing, 1/4“ outer
diameter to connect the refrigerator
to the water supply. Be sure both
ends of the tubing are cut square.
To determine how much tubing you
need: measure
the distance from the water valve on the back of the
refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then add 8 feet
(2.4 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about 8 feet
[2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about 10 “ [25 cm] diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation.
Be sure that the kit you select allows at least 8 feet
(2.4 m) as described above.
A cold water supply. The water pressure must be
between 20 and 120 p.s.i. (1.4 - 8.2 bar) on models
without a water filter and between 40 and 120 p.s.i.
(2.8 - 8.2 bar) on models
with a water filter.
Power drill.
1/2" or adjustable
wrench.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used
drinking water line.
1. SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet to clear the line of water.
2. CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for the valve that
is easily accessible. It is best to
connect into the side of a vertical
water pipe. When it is necessary to
connect into a horizontal water
pipe, make the connection to the
top or side, rather than at the
bottom, to avoid drawing off any
sediment from the water pipe.
3. DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a 1/4“ hole in the water
pipe (even if using a selfpiercing valve) using a
sharp bit. Remove any burrs
resulting from drilling the
hole in the pipe. Take care
not to allow water to drain
into the drill. Failure to drill a 1/4“ hole may result in
reduced ice production or smaller cubes.
Straight- and Phillips-blade screwdriver.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
(CONTINUED)
7. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and
connect it to the shutoff valve. Make sure the tubing is
fully inserted into the valve. Tighten the compression
nut securely.
4. FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with
the pipe clamp.
Pipe Clamp
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Packing
Nut
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
Outlet
Valve
8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water supply on
and flush out the tubing until the
water is clear.
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush
the tubing.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Ferrule (sleeve)
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves
are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Compression
Nut
Shut the water off at the water
valve after about one quart (1
liter) of water has been flushed
through the tubing.
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
6. ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the tubing between the cold water line and the
refrigerator.
Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the wall or
floor (behind the refrigerator or adjacent base cabinet)
as close to the wall as possible.
NOTE: Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about
8 feet [244 cm] coiled into 3 turns of about 10 “ [25
cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move out
from the wall after installation.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
9. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
11.PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
Arrange the coil of tubing so
that it does not vibrate against
the back of the refrigerator or
against the wall. Push the
refrigerator back to the wall.
NOTES:
Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be
sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into
the wall outlet.
If your refrigerator does not have a water filter,
we recommend installing one if your water supply
has sand or particles that could clog the screen of
the refrigerator‘s water valve. Install the filter in the
water line near the refrigerator.
Remove the plastic flexible cap
from the water valve (refrigerator
connection).
12. START THE ICEMAKER
Set the icemaker power switch to the ON position.
The icemaker will not begin to operate until it reaches
its operating temperature of 15°F ( -9°C) or below. It
will then begin operation automatically if the icemaker
power switch is in the I (on) position.
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto
the end of the tubing.
Insert the end of the tubing into the water valve
connection as far as possible. While holding the
tubing, tighten the fitting.
Fasten the tubing into the tubing Clamp attached to
the back of the refrigerator.
First you loosen the screw fastening the clamp, next
insert the tubing in the groove, last re-fasten the
screw.
10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
Tighten any connections that
leak.
Reattach the compressor
compartment access cover.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends. The thermostat control (or
refrigerator control, depending on the model) will also
click when cycling on and off.
UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one
didn’t make. Because the sounds are new to you, you
might be concerned about them. Most of the new sounds
are normal. Hard surfaces, like the floor, walls and
cabinets, can make the sounds seem louder than they
actually are. The following describes the kinds of sounds
and what may be making them.
Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the
water line or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently
to keep your food items at the desired temperature.
The high efficiency compressor may cause your new
refrigerator to run longer than your old one, and
you may hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause
a popping noise.
You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating the air
through the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost
cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due
to the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
condenser fan.
You may hear water running into the drain pan during the
defrost cycle.
REFRIGERATOR DOES NOT OPERATE
Check if...
Then...
The power supply cord is unplugged.
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown or circuit
breaker tripped.
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
The refrigerator control is set to the OFF position.
Refer to the Setting the Controls section on page 14.
Refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
VIBRATION OR RATTLING NOISE
Check if...
The refrigerator is not resting solidly on
the floor.
Then...
Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need adjusting.
See Installation section on page 10.
LIGHTS DO NOT WORK
Check if...
Then...
The power supply cord is unplugged.
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage.
Light bulb is loose in the socket.
Turn the refrigerator control to the OFF position and unplug
the refrigerator. Gently remove the bulb and reinsert. Then
plug in refrigerator and reset the refrigerator control.
Light bulb has burned out.
Replace with an appliance bulb of the same wattage, size
and shape available at your local hardware store. (See the
Changing the Light Bulb(s) section on pages 20.) Turn the
temperature control to the OFF position and unplug the
refrigerator prior to replacement.
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COMPRESSOR MOTOR SEEMS TO RUN TOO MUCH
Check if...
Then...
The refrigerator that was replaced was an
older model.
Modern refrigerators with more storage space require
more operating time.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
The motor will run longer under warm conditions. At normal
room temperatures, expect your motor to run about 40% to
80% of the time. Under warmer conditions, expect it to run
even more often.
The door is opened often or a large amount
of food has just been added.
Adding food and opening the door warms the refrigerator.
It is normal for the refrigerator to run longer in order to cool
the refrigerator back down. Adding a large amount of food
warms the refrigerator. See the Food Storage Guide section
on page 15. In order to conserve energy, try to get everything
you need out of the refrigerator at once, keep food organized
so it is easy to find and close the door as soon as the food
is removed.
The refrigerator was recently plugged in and
the refrigerator control was set correctly.
The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to cool
completely.
The refrigerator control is not set correctly for the
surrounding conditions.
See the Setting the Controls section on page 14.
The doors are not closed completely.
Push the doors firmly shut. If they will not shut all the way, see
“Doors will not close completely” below.
The condenser coils are dirty.
This prevents air transfer and makes the motor work harder.
Clean the condenser coils. Refer to the Care and Cleaning
section on page 20.
DOORS WILL NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY
Check if...
Then...
The refrigerator is not level.
See the Installation section on page 10 to level refrigerator.
Food packages are blocking the door open.
Rearrange food containers to clear door and door shelves.
The ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves, door bins
or baskets are out of position.
Push bins all the way in and put crisper cover, pans, shelves
and baskets into their correct positions. See the Using Your
Refrigerator section on pages 14 19.
The gaskets are sticking.
Clean gaskets and the surface that they touch. Rub a thin coat
of paraffin wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
The refrigerator wobbles or seems unstable.
Level the refrigerator. Refer to the Door Closing and Alignment
section on page 13.
The doors were removed during product installation
and not properly replaced.
Remove and replace the doors according to the Removing,
Reversing (optional) and Replacing Refrigerator Doors section
on pages 11 12, or call a qualified service technician.
FROST OR ICE CRYSTALS ON FROZEN FOOD
Check if...
Then...
The door is not closing properly.
See “Doors will not close completely” above.
The door is opened often.
When the door is opened, warm, humid air is allowed in
the freezer resulting in frost.
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ICE HAS OFF-TASTE OR ODOR
Check if...
Then...
The icemaker was recently installed.
Discard first few batches of ice to avoid discolored or
off-flavored ice.
The ice has been stored for too long.
Throw away old ice and make new supply.
The food has not been wrapped tightly in
either compartment.
Rewrap foods since odors may migrate to the ice if food
is not wrapped properly.
The water supply contains minerals such as sulfur.
A filter may need to be installed to eliminate taste and
odor problems.
The interior of refrigerator needs cleaning.
See Care and Cleaning section on page 20.
Ice storage bin needs cleaning.
Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
THERE IS WATER IN THE DEFROST DRAIN PAN
Check if...
Then...
The refrigerator is defrosting.
The water will evaporate. It is normal for water to drip into the
defrost pan.
It is more humid than normal.
Expect that the water in the defrost pan will take longer to
evaporate. This is normal when it is hot or humid.
THE REFRIGERATOR SEEMS TO MAKE TOO MUCH NOISE
Check if...
The sounds may be normal for your refrigerator.
Then...
Refer to the Understanding Sounds You May Hear section on
page 26.
THE ICEMAKER IS NOT PRODUCING ICE OR ICE CUBES ARE FREEZING TOO SLOWLY
Check if...
Then...
The freezer temperature is cold enough to produce ice. Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice production. See the Setting
the Controls section on page 14.
Door left open.
Check to see if something is holding door open.
CUBES PRODUCED BY ICEMAKER ARE TOO SMALL
Check if...
Then...
Smaller cube size level is selected.
Select larger cube size using cube size selector.
Water shutoff valve connecting refrigerator to water
line may be clogged.
Call a plumber to clear the valve.
THE DOORS ARE DIFFICULT TO OPEN
Check if...
Then...
The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
Clean gaskets and the surfaces that they touch. Rub a thin
coat of paraffin wax on the gaskets following cleaning.
The door is reopened within a short time after having
been opened.
When you open the door, warmer air enters the refrigerator.
As the warm air cools, it can create a vacuum. If the door is
hard to open, wait 5 minutes to allow the air pressure to
equalize, then see if it opens more easily.
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AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER DOES NOT WORK
Check if...
Then...
Icemaker power switch in the O (off) position.
Move the switch to the I (on) position.
Water supply turned off or not connected.
See the Connecting the Water Line section on page 23.
Freezer compartment too warm.
Wait 24 hours for the freezer to reach its ideal temperature.
Piled up cubes in the storage bin cause the icemaker
to shut off.
Level cubes by hand.
TEMPERATURE IS TOO WARM OR THERE IS INTERIOR MOISTURE BUILDUP
Check if...
Then...
The air vents are blocked. Cold air circulates
from the freezer to the fresh food section and
back again through air vents in the wall dividing
the two sections.
Locate air vents by using your hand to sense airflow and
move all packages that block vents and restrict airflow. Refer
To Ensuring Proper Air Circulation on page 14 for the location
of air vents.
The doors are opened often.
When the door is opened, warm humid air is allowed into
the refrigerator. The more the door is opened, the faster the
humidity builds up, and the more warm air the refrigerator
must cool. In order to keep the refrigerator cool, try to get
everything you need out of the refrigerator at once, keep
food organized so it is easy to find and close the door as
soon as the food is removed.
The control is not set correctly for the surrounding
conditions.
Refer to the Setting the Controls section on page 14.
Wait 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize or even out. If the
temperature is too cold or too warm, move the dial one
number at a time.
A large amount of food has just been added
to the refrigerator or freezer.
Adding food warms the refrigerator. It can take a few hours
for the refrigerator to return to normal temperature.
The food is not packaged correctly.
Wrap food tightly and wipe off damp containers prior to
storing in the refrigerator to avoid moisture accumulation. If
necessary, repackage food according to the guidelines in the
Food Storage Guide section on page 15.
The doors are not closing completely.
See “Doors will not close completely” on page 27.
The weather is humid.
In humid weather, air carries moisture into refrigerator
when doors are opened.
A self-defrost cycle was completed.
It is normal for droplets to form on the back wall after the
refrigerator self-defrosts.
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