Refrigerador Record Serial/Model Numbers ..... = Safety instructions First Steps ......................... 2 - 3 3 - 4 Energy Saving Tips ................... 4 Setting the Temperature 4 Refrigerator Warranty ControJ ............ Features Care and Cleaning ............. 4 - 5 .................... 5 ............................... Troubleshooting READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS ................ Guide ........... 6 7-8 P/N297081000(Jan2000) r'."l','1-'_:t_ll,_[_CHILD READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This Owner's Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your refrigerator only as instructed in this guide. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance. SAFETY * Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately after the refrigerator is unpacked. Children should never use these items to play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can quickly cause suffocation. * Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause severe cuts, and destroy finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture. Record Your Model and Serial Numbers An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator, or freezer is a very dangerous attraction to children. Record the model and serial numbers in the space provided below. The serial plate is located on the upper left wall inside the refrigerator. Remove and discard any spacers used to secure the shelves during shipping. Small objects are a choke hazard to children. Model Number: Serial Number: Remove the door(s) of any appliance even if it is being discarded. Purchase Date: Proper Disposal of Your Refrigerator/Freezer Model and Serial Number Plate [!!rAVl_,1;t_ll_[_ Risk of child entrapment. Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators or freezers are still dangerous -- even if they will sit for "just a few days." If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator or freezer, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents. BEFOREYOU THROW AWAY YOU R OLD REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER: Version en espahol Si desea obtener una copia en espaSol de este Manual del Usuario, sfvase escribir a la direcci6n que se incluye a continuaci6n. Solicite la P/N 297081100. •' Remove doors. •' Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb inside. Spanish Owner's Guides Electrolux Home Products RO. Box 212378 Augusta, GA 30917 _'!'_,_v_._:t_nl_[_ ELECTRICAL READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THIS REFRIGERATOR. that is not in use, BEFORE USING _'.,'l,_v_._:_nn_[_ FOR YOUR SAFETY Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for flammability and other warnings. INFORMATION These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety mechanisms in the design of this refrigerator will operate properly. * Refrigerator must be plugged into its own 115Volt, 60 Hz., AC only electric outlet. The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for your protection against shock hazards. It must be plugged directly into a properly grounded threeprong receptacle. The receptacle must be installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician. Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug. • If voltage varies by 10% or more, performance of your refrigerator may be affected. Operating refrigerator with insufficient power can damage the compressor. Allow space around the unit for good air circulation. Leave a 3 inch (75 mm) space on all sides of the refrigerator for adequate circulation. • To prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentically, do not plug unit into an outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord. Do not pinch, knot, or bend the cord in any manner. [.,'_w,J;t_tl_[€'t OTHER • PRECAUTIONS Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from the receptacle. To avoid electrical shock, unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before replacing a light bulb. NOTE:Turning the temperature control to OFF turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect the power to the light bulb or other electrical components. Installation • Do not operate refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes. r!VLV_,!:;_II_[€ Avoid fire hazard or electric shock. Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug. Do not remove any prong from the power cord. Grounding type wall receptacle NOTE: The exterior walls of the refrigerator may become quite warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from the inside. Temperatures as much as 30 ° F warmer than room temperature can be expected. For this reason it is particularly important in hotter climates to allow enough space for air circulation around your refrigerator. LEVELING The refrigerator must have all bottom corners resting firmly on a solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator. NOTE: It is Very Important for your refrigerator to be level in order to function properly. If the refrigerator is not leveled during installation, the door may be misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or moisture problems. Power supply cord with 3-prong grounding plug To Level Your Refrigerator: After discarding crating screws and wood base, use a carpenter's level to level the refrigerator from front-to-back. Adjust the plastic leveling feet in front, 1/2bubble higher, so that the door closes easily when left halfway open. This Owner's Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Owner's Guide. Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps. Plastic Leveling iNSTALLATiON o Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug. o For the most efficient operation, the refrigerator should be located where surrounding temperatures will not drop below 10 ° F (-12 ° C) or exceed 110 ° F (43 ° C). The Freeze Control Feature is designed to automatically maintain the selected interior refrigerator temperature within these boundaries. Feet Crating Screw "'- 4) Crating And (2) Wood Cases Unpacking and Leveling Screws CLEANING Wash any removable parts of the refrigerator interior, and exterior with mild detergent and warm water. Wipe d ry. Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments, which can scratch the appliance surface when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or touch the residue with the sticky side of tape already removed. Do not remove the serial plate. _To allow door to close and seal properly, DO NOT let food packages extend past the front of shelves. • 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. COOL DOWN PERIOD For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the refrigerator to cool down completely. The refrigerator will run continuously for the first several hours. TEMPERATURE CONTROL The temperature control is located inside the refrigerator. The temperature is factory preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfaction, if a colder temperature is desired, turn the temperature control knob toward COLDEST and allow several hours for temperatures to stabilize between adjustments. Shelf DOOR Front REMOVAL If door must be removed: 1. Gently lay refrigerator on its back, on a rug or blanket. 2. Remove two base screws and base panel. Remove wire clips on bottom of cabinet. 3. Remove bottom hinge screws. 4. Remove plastic top hinge cover. 5. Remove screws from top hinge. 6. Remove top hinge from cabinet. 7. Remove doorand bottom hinge from cabinet. 8. To replace door, reverse the above order and securely tighten all screws to prevent hinge slippage. Cold Control TILT-OUT SHELF This shelf is located inside on the refrigerator door and provides additional storage space. To access an item, tilt top of "basket" shelf down. install the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room, out of direct sunlight and away from heating ducts or registers. Do not place the refrigerator next to heat- producing appliances such as a range, oven or dishwasher. Level the refrigerator so the door close tightly. Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy. Shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the refrigerator less efficient, which could cause food spoilage. Tilt-Out Shelf ADJUSTABLE INTERIOR SHELVES Multi-position adjustable interior shelves can be moved to any position for larger or smaller packages. The shipping spacers that stabilize the shelves for shipping should be removed and discarded. CLEANING THE INSIDE Wash inside surfaces of the refrigerator with a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart (1.136 litres) warm water. Rinse and dry. Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area of the controls, or any electrical parts. Wash the removable parts with the baking soda solution mentioned above, or mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or alkaline solutions on any surface. Do not wash removable parts in a dishwasher. CLEANING Adjustable THE OUTSIDE Interior Shelves Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth. Replace parts and food. r'!,TAVI_'I"I_II_[LII If leaving the refrigerator door open while on vacation, make certain that children cannot get into the refrigerator and become entrapped. VACATION Adjustable Interior Shelves and Slide-Out Basket SLIDE=OUT BASKET AND MOVING TIPS Vacations: If the refrigerator will not be used for several months: • Remove all food and unplug the power cord. • Clean and drythe interior thoroughly. A Slide-Out Basket (some models) located at the bottom of the refrigerator, provides separate storage space for items that are difficult to store on refrigerator shelves. To remove the basket, pull out and lift up. ,, Leave the refrigerator door open slightly, blocking itopen if necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth. AUTOMATIC • Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet. • Remove foods and clean the refrigerator. • Secure all loose items by taping them securely in place to prevent damage. • In the moving vehicle, secure refrigerator in an upright position to prevent movement. Also protect outside of refrigerator with a blanket, or similar item. FREEZE CONTROL The Freeze Control Feature will maintain proper interior refrigerator temperature even when the refrigerator is placed in an area where the surrounding temperature drops down to 10 ° F (-12 ° C). INTERIOR LIGHT The light comes on automatically when the door is opened. To replace the light bulb, turn the temperature control to OFF and unplug the electrical cord. Replace the old bulb with a bulb of the same wattage. Moving: When moving the refrigerator, follow these guidelines to prevent damage: Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. Exclusions This warranty does not cover 1. Products 2. Product Canada. with original 3. Rust on the interior 4. Products 5. Food 6. Products 7. Service that purchased "as-is" calls which Service Expenses etc.,which calls to correct 10. Service calls knobs, handles, owner be readily determined. outside the USA or failures. setting. malfunction use or used other the installation or replace or other or cannot party or removed by this warranty. or freezer or defects than in materials in accordance of your appliance appliance cosmetic light bulbs, or workmanship, with the provided or to instruct for making the appliance accessible for servicing, are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped to repair altered to another of the unit. do not involve household its original are not covered used in a commercial 9. 13. or exterior that have been removed, from loss due to any refrigerator 8. 12. serial numbers has been transferred not in ordinary 11. the following: you how to use your appliance. such as removal from the factory. air filters, or for appliances instructions. water filters, of trim, other cupboards, shelves, consumables, or parts. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska. Damages to the finish cabinets, walls, Damages genuine external of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, etc. caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND WARRANTIES; EXCLUSIVE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT INCLUDING WARRANTIES LIMITATION REMEDY use of parts other than service companies; or fires, or acts of God. OF REMEDIES UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY EXCLUSION OR ANY IMPLIED OR LIMITATION WARRANTY. OF INCIDENTAL SOME STATES AND PROVINCES OR CONSEQUENTIAL DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. If You Need Keep your receipt, Service should service be required. Service under this warranty numbers below. This warranty North America, only applies a division delivery slip, or some Home appropriate as described or illustrated In the USA, your Products, payment appliance Inc. In Canada, record is warranted your appliance are subject to change without to establish Augusta, GA 30907 the warranty period by Electrolux is warranted Major by Electrolux Appliances Canada Obligations for service Product features or and notice. USA 1.800.944.9044 Electrolux Major Appliances North America P.O. Box 212378 THE ON THE OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. specifications DO NOT ALLOW OR LIMITATIONS If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone in the USA and Canada. of Electrolux other DAMAGES, Canada 1.800.668.4606 Electrolux Electrolux Canada Corp. 5855Ter_ Fox Way Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list 'includes common occurences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance. PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION REFRIGERATOR OPERATION Refrigerator does not run. _- Refrigerator is plugged into a circuit that has a ground fault ! e interrupt. Temperature control is in the OFF position. !,D Refrigerator may not be plugged in, or plug may be loose. House fuse blown or tripped circuit breaker. I- i ,, Large weather is hot. has recently been for a period of amounts of warm or hot food have been stored recently. • Doors are opened too frequently or too long. , ,, Refrigerator door may be slightly open. , • Temperature low. Control , ,, Refrigerator o Ensure gasket worn, cracked, the Temperature plug is tightly o Check Room or outside i ,, Refrigerator disconnected time. • See Setting • ChecWreplace circuit breaker. !,D Power outage. Refrigerator runs too much or too long. • Use another circuit. If you are unsure it checked by a certified technician. is set too is dirty, o It's normal conditions. Control pushed • Warm fuse with a 15 amp time-delay lights. Call local Electric for the refrigerator to work food will cause refrigerator desired temperature is reached. o Warm air entering the refrigerator Open doors less often. • See "DOOR PROBLEMS" o Turn control Section. into outlet. • It takes 4 hours for the refrigerator completely. o or poorly fitted. house about the outlet,have fuse. Reset Company. harder under these to cool down to run more causes until the it to run more. Section. knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize. Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired temperature. interior refrigerator is too cold. temperature interior refrigerator is too warm. temperature I e iI Temperature Control is set too low. • Turn the control to a warmer Temperature warm. o Turn control to a colder Control is set too Door is kept open too long or is opened. Open the door less often. • See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section. Refrigerator disconnected time. external is warm. surface setting. Allow opened too frequently. Door may not be seating of warm or hot food may have been stored recently. temperature setting. Allow o Wait until the refrigerator selected has recently been for a period of The external refrigerator walls can be as much as 30°F warmer several hours to stabilize. temperature to stabilize. • Warm air enters the refrigerator properly. !,D Large amounts Refrigerator for the temperature several hours for the every time the door is has had a chance to reach its temperature. • Refrigerator requires 4 hours to cool down completely. o This is normal while the compressor works to transfer heat from inside the refrigerator cabinet. than room temperature. SOUND AND NOISE Louder sound levels refrigerator is on. whenever I " Modern refrigerators have increased storage capacity more stable temperatures. require and They o This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low, you might hear the compressor running while it cools the interior. a high efficiency compressor. Longer sound levels when compressor comes on. ! • Refrigerator pressures ON cycle. operates during at higher the start of the o This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear refrigerator continues to run. as 1- | PROBLEM SOUND AND NOISE CAUSE CORRECTION (Cont.) Fan runs when room temperature is below 45°E ,, Exterior thermostat has activated the heater and fan. ,, This is normal. Popping or cracking sound when compressor comes on. ,, Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction, as in hot water pipes. ,, This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as refrigerator continues to run. Bubbling or gurgling like water boiling, ,, Refrigerant (used to cool refrigerator) is circulating throughout the system. ,, This is normal. ,, Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. ,, Refrigerator is touching the wall. ,, Level the unit. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps Section. ,, Cold Control turning the refrigerator on and off. ,, This is normal. Vibrating sound, or rattling noise. Snapping Sound. WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE Moisture forms on inside of refrigerator walls. WATER/MOISTURE/FROST Moisture forms on outside refrigerator, ODOR ,, Open the door less often. REFRIGERATOR ,, Door may not be seating properly, causing the cold air from inside the refrigerator to meet warm moist air from outside. ,, See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section. ] ,, Interior needs to be cleaned. ,, Foods with strong odors are in the refrigerator. ,, Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda. ,, Cover the food tightly. ],, ,, This condition can force the cabinet out of square and misalign the door. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps Section. / PROBLEMS Door will not close. LIGHT OUTSIDE ,, This is normal. ,, See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section. IN REFRIGERATOR Odors in refrigerator. DOOR REFRIGERATOR ,, Weather is hot and humid. ,, Door may not be seating properly. ,, Door is kept open too long, or is opened too frequently. of ,, Relevel the refrigerator or move refrigerator slightly. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps Section. BULB / Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. IS NOT ON Light bulb is not on. ,, Light bulb is burned out. ,, Follow directions under "Interior Light" in the Refrigerator Features Section. ,, No electric current is reaching the refrigerator. ,, See "REFRIGERATOR OPERATION" Section.