All about the
Use & Care
of your
Refrigerator
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Product Registration...........................................2 Energy-Saving Tips.............................................7
Important Safety Instructions...............................2 Care and Cleaning..............................................8
First Steps.........................................................4 Before You Call..................................................9
Setting the Temperature Control...................... ..6 Major Appliance Warranty.................................11
www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044
www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352
A01063001 (August 2014)
Optional Features....................................6
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Please read all instructions before using
this unit.
Definitions
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to
alert you to potential personal injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol
to avoid possible injury or death.
Read and Save These Instructions
This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use your appliance
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.
Record Your Model and
Serial Numbers
Record the model and serial numbers in the
space provided below.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
Model and Serial
Number Plate
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or
maintenance information which is important
but not hazard-related.
WARNING
For your safety
• Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
unit or any other appliance. Read product
labels for flammability and other warnings.
• Do not operate the unit in the presence of
explosive fumes.
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION
CARD (shown above) should be filled in
completely, signed and returned to Electrolux
Home Products.
This Use and Care Guide provides operating
instructions for your model. Use your unit only as
instructed in this Use and Care Guide.
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• Remove and discard any spacers
used to secure the shelves during
shipping. Small objects are a choke
hazard to children.
• 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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Child Safety
• Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately after the
unit is unpacked. Children should never use
these items for play. Cartons covered with
rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch
wrap may become airtight chambers and
can quickly cause suffocation.
• An empty, discarded appliance is a very
dangerous attraction to children.
WARNING
Avoid fire hazard or electric shock. Do not use
an extension cord or an adapter plug. Do not
remove any prong from power cord.
Grounding type wall receptacle
Do not, under
any circumstances,
cut, remove,
or bypass the
grounding prong.
• Remove the door(s) of any appliance that is
not in use, even if it is being discarded.
WARNING
Proper Disposal of Your Appliance
Power cord with
3-prong grounded plug
WARNING
Risk of child entrapment
Electrical Information
Child entrapment and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
appliances are still dangerous – even if they
will sit for “just a few days”. If you are getting
rid of your old appliance, please follow the
instructions below to help prevent accidents.
These guidelines must be followed to ensure
that safety mechanisms in the design of this
appliance will operate properly.
• Refer to the serial plate for correct electrical
rating. The power cord of the appliance is
equipped with a three-prong grounding plug
for your protection against electrical shock
hazards. It must be plugged directly into a
properly grounded three-prong receptacle,
protected with a 15-amp time delay fuse
or circuit breaker. The receptacle must be
installed in accordance with the local codes
and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician. Receptacles protected by Ground Fault
Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are NOT RECOMMENDED. Do NOT use an extension cord or
adapter plug.
• If voltage varies by 10% or more, appliance
performance may be affected. Operating the
unit with insufficient power can damage the
compressor. Such damage is not covered
under the warranty. If you suspect your
household voltage is high or low, consult
your power company for testing.
• To prevent the appliance from being turned
off accidentally, do not plug unit into an outlet
controlled by a wall switch or pull cord.
• Do not pinch, knot, or bend power cord in
any manner.
We strongly encourage responsible
appliance recycling/disposal methods. Check
with your utility company or visit www.
recyclemyoldfridge.com for more information
on recycling your old appliance.
Before you throw away
your old appliance:
• Remove door.
• Leave shelves in place so
children may not easily
climb inside.
• Have the refrigerant
removed by a
qualified technician.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
FIRST STEPS
3” (75 mm)
WARNING
Other Precautions
• Never unplug the unit by pulling on the power
cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull
straight out from the receptacle.
• To avoid electrical shock, unplug the appliance before cleaning and before replacing a
light bulb.
• Do not operate the unit in the presence of
explosive fumes.
 NOTE
3” (75 mm)
3” (75 mm)
3” (75 mm)
Turning the temperature control to OFF turns off
the compressor but does not disconnect power
to the light bulb or other electrical components.
1” (25 mm)
 NOTE
FIRST STEPS
The exterior walls of the unit 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 appliance.
Leveling This Use & Care Guide provides general operating
instructions for your model. Use the unit only as
The appliance must have all bottom corners
instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting resting firmly on a solid floor. The floor must be
the unit, follow these important first steps.
strong enough to support a fully loaded unit.
Location
Choose a place that is near a grounded
electrical outlet.
For the most efficient operation, the appliance
should be located where surrounding
temperatures will not exceed 110°F (43°C).
The Freeze Control Feature is designed to
automatically maintain the selected interior
temperature within these boundaries.
Allow space around the unit for good air
circulation. Leave a 3 inch (75 mm) space on all
sides of the unit for adequate circulation.
 NOTE
It is very important for your appliance to be
level in order to function properly. If the unit
is not leveled during installation, the door may
be misaligned and not close or seal properly,
causing cooling, frost, or moisture problems.
To Level Your Appliance:
After discarding crating screws, use a carpenter’s
level to level the unit from front-to-back. Adjust the
plastic leveling feet in front, ½ bubble higher, so
that the door closes easily when left halfway open.
Cleaning
Wash any removable parts of the appliance interior
and exterior with mild detergent and warm water.
Wipe dry. DO NOT USE HARSH CLEANERS ON
THESE SURFACES.
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FIRST STEPS
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 the
residue can be touched with the sticky side of
tape already removed. DO NOT REMOVE THE
SERIAL PLATE.
CAUTION
To allow door to close and seal properly, DO
NOT let food packages extend past the front
of shelves.
3. Slide the shelf grommet into the grommet
already in the unit wall until it is flush.
To install the handle clips to the basket:
1. Place the basket on a firm, flat surface.
To install the shelf grommet to the shelf:
2. With the narrow side of the handle clip on
the inside of the basket, snap the handle
clip to the recessed area in the basket.
1. With the wire shelf installed, press the
shelf grommet down onto the wire that
is anchored into the appliance wall. Be
sure to keep the larger end of the shelf
grommet away from the wall.
2. Push the shelf grommet onto the wire until
it snaps in place.
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FIRST STEPS
3. Once the inside surface snaps in place,
continue the process by rolling the handle
clip slightly outward and pressing down
firmly to snap onto the outside surface. If
installed incorrectly, the handle clip will not
lay flat.
Door Removal
If door must be removed, unplug the unit.
1. Gently lay appliance on its back, on a rug
or blanket.
2. Remove 2 base screws and base panel.
SETTING THE
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Cool Down Period
For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the unit
to cool down completely. The appliance will run
continuously for the first several hours.
Temperature Control
The temperature
control is located
inside the unit. 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 stabalize between adjustments.
3. Remove wire from clips on bottom of
cabinet if required.
4. Unplug connector, if required, by holding
the cabinet connector in place, and pulling
door connector out.
5. Remove bottom hinge screws.
6. Remove plastic top hinge cover.
7. Remove screws from top hinge.
8. Remove top hinge from cabinet.
OPTIONAL FEATURES
 NOTE
Your appliance may have some, or all of the
features listed below. Become familiar with
these features, and their use and care.
9. Remove door and bottom hinge
from cabinet.
Tilt-Out Shelf
10.To replace door, reverse the above order
and securely tighten all screws to prevent
hinge slippage.
This shelf is located inside on the door and provides
additional storage space. To access an item, tilt top
of “basket” shelf down.
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OPTIONAL FEATURES
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.
Slide-Out Basket (some models)
The slide-out basket located at the bottom of the
unit provides separate storage space for items that
are difficult to store on shelves. To remove the
basket, pull out and lift up.
Adjustable Interior Shelves
Adjustable
Interior
Shelves
and Slide-Out
Basket
and Slide-Out Basket
ENERGY-SAVING TIPS
• The appliance should be located in the coolest area of the
room, away from heat-producing appliances or heating
ducts, and out of direct sunlight.
• Level the unit so the door closes tightly.
• Do not overcrowd the appliance or block cold air vents.
Doing so causes the unit 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 appliance less efficient, which
could cause food spoilage.
• Cover foods andwipe containers dry before placing
them in the unit. This cuts down on moisture build-up
inside the unit.
• Organize and label food to reduce door openings and
extended searches. Remove as many items as needed
at one time, and close door as soon as possible.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Automatic Freeze Control
The Freeze Control Feature will maintain proper interior temperature even when the unit 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 buib with a bulb of the
same wattage.
Cleaning the Inside
Wash inside surfaces of the unit with a solution of 2 tbsp. (25 g) of baking soda in 1 qt. (1 l) warm
water. Rinse and dry. Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area of the
controls, or any electrical parts.
Wash the removable parts with the baking soda solution mentioned above or mild detergent and
warm water. Rinse and dry. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or alkaline
solutions on any surface. Do not wash removable parts in a dishwasher.
Cleaning the Outside
Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean
soft cloth.
WARNING
If leaving door open while on vacation, make certain that children cannot get into the appliance
and become entrapped.
Vacation and Moving Tips
Vacations: If the unit will not be used for several months, remove all food and unplug the power cord.
Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. Leave the door open slightly, blocking it open if necessary, to
prevent odor and mold growth.
Moving: Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet. Remove food and clean the appliance.
Secure all loose items such as base panel, baskets, and shelves by taping them securely in place to
prevent damage. In the moving vehicle, secure the unit in an upright position, and secure to prevent
movement. Also protect outside of unit with a blanket, or similar item.
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BEFORE YOU CALL
1-800-944-9044 (United States)
1-800-265-8352 (Canada)
Visit our web site at
www.frigidaire.com.
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
APPLIANCE OPERATION
Appliance
• Appliance is plugged into a
does not run.
circuit that has a ground
fault interrupt.
CORRECTION
• Use another circuit. If you are unsure
about the outlet, have it checked by a
certified technician.
• Temperature Control is in the
OFF position.
• See Setting the Temperature
Control section.
• Appliance may not be
plugged in or plug is loose.
• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
• House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
• Check/replace fuse with a 15-amp time-delay
fuse. Reset circuit breaker.
• Power outage
Appliance
• Room or outside weather
runs too much
is hot.
or too long.
• Appliance has recently been
disconnected for a period
of time.
• Check house lights. Call local electric company.
• It’s normal for the appliance to work longer
under these conditions.
• Large amounts of warm
or hot food have been
stored recently.
• It takes 4 hours for the appliance to cool
down completely.
• Warm food will cause appliance to run more
until the desired temperature is reached.
• Door is opened too frequently • Warm air entering the appliance causes it to
or too long.
run more. Open door less often.
• Door may be slightly open.
• See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
• Temperature control is set
too low.
• Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow
several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
• Gasket is dirty, worn, cracked,
or poorly fitted.
• Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal
will cause appliance to run longer in order to
maintain desired temperatures.
APPLIANCE TEMPERATURES
Interior tem- • Temperature control is set
• Set control to a warmer setting. Allow several
perature is
hours for temperature to stabilize.
too low.
too cold.
Temperature • Temperature control is set
• Turn control to a colder setting. Allow several
inside is
too warm.
hours for temperature to stabilize.
too warm.
• Door is opened too frequently • Warm air enters the appliance every time the
or too long.
door is opened. Open door less often.
• Door may not be seating properly. • See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
External temperature is
too warm.
• Large amounts of warm
or hot food has been
stored recently.
• Wait until the appliance has had a chance to
reach its selected temperature.
• Appliance has recently been
disconnected for a period
of time.
• The external walls can be as
much as 30º F warmer than
room temperature.
• Appliance requires 4 hours to cool
down completely.
• This is normal while the compressor
works to transfer heat from inside the
cabinet.
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BEFORE YOU CALL
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOUND AND NOISE
Louder sound • Modern appliances have
levels when
increased storage capacity
appliance is on.
and more stable temperatures.
They require a high
efficiency compressor.
Longer sound • Appliance operates at higher
levels when
pressures during the start of
compressor
the ON cycle.
comes on.
Fan runs
• Exterior thermostat has
when room
activated the heater and fan.
temperature
is below 45ºF.
Popping or
• Metal parts undergo
cracking sound
expansion and contraction, as
when compresin hot water pipes.
sor comes on.
Bubbling
• Refrigerant (used to cool
or gurgling
appliance) is circulating
sound, like
throughout the system.
water boiling.
Vibrating or
• Appliance is not level. It rocks
rattling noise.
on the floor when it is
moved slightly.
• Appliance is touching
the wall.
Snapping
sound.
CORRECTION
• This is normal. When the surrounding noise is
low, you might hear the compressor running
while it cools the interior.
• This is normal. Sound will level off or
disappear as appliance continues to run.
• This is normal.
• This is normal. Sound will level off or
disappear as appliance continues to run.
• This is normal.
• Level the unit. Refer to ”Leveling” in the First
Steps Section.
• Re-level the appliance or move appliance
slightly. Refer to “Leveling” in the First
Steps Section.
• This is normal.
• Cold Control turning the
appliance on and off.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE APPLIANCE
Moisture
• Weather is hot and humid.
• This is normal.
forms on in•
Door
may
not
be
• See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
side walls.
seating properly.
• Door is opened too often or
•
too long.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE APPLIANCE
Moisture forms • Door may not be seating
•
on outside.
properly, causing cold air
from inside appliance to meet
warm, moist air from outside.
ODOR IN APPLIANCE
Odor in appli• Interior needs to be cleaned. •
ance.
Open door less often.
See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and
baking soda.
• Foods with strong odors are
• Cover the food tightly.
in the appliance.
DOOR PROBLEMS
Door will
• Appliance is not level. It
• This condition can force the cabinet out
not close.
rocks on the floor when it is
of square and misalign the door. Refer to
moved slightly.
“Leveling” in the First Steps Section.
LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON
Light bulb is
• Light bulb may be burned out. • Follow directions under “Interior Light” in the
not on.
Optional Features Section.
• No electric current is reaching
the unit.
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• See “APPLIANCE OPERATION”.
MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove
to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves,
etc.,which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Servicecallstorepairorreplaceappliancelightbulbs,airfilters,waterfilters,otherconsumables,or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12.Damagestothefinishofapplianceorhomeincurredduringinstallation,includingbutnotlimitedtofloors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
externalcausessuchasabuse,misuse,inadequatepowersupply,accidents,fires,oractsofGod.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIRORREPLACEMENTASPROVIDEDHEREIN.CLAIMSBASEDONIMPLIEDWARRANTIES,INCLUDING
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR
OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT
BELIABLEFORCONSEQUENTIALORINCIDENTALDAMAGESSUCHASPROPERTYDAMAGEANDINCIDENTAL
EXPENSESRESULTINGFROMANYBREACHOFTHISWRITTENLIMITEDWARRANTYORANYIMPLIED
WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
ORCONSEQUENTIALDAMAGES,ORLIMITATIONSONTHEDURATIONOFIMPLIEDWARRANTIES,SOTHESE
LIMITATIONSOREXCLUSIONSMAYNOTAPPLYTOYOU.THISWRITTENWARRANTYGIVESYOUSPECIFIC
LEGALRIGHTS.YOUMAYALSOHAVEOTHERRIGHTSTHATVARYFROMSTATETOSTATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under
thiswarrantymustbeperformedbyElectroluxoranauthorizedservicecompany.Productfeaturesorspecificationsasdescribed
or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Frigidaire
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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