LG | GM-B208BVS | LG GM-B208WVS Owner’s Manual

BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
Owner’s Manual
Please read this guide thoroughly
before operating and keep it handy for
reference at all times.
Model
GM-B208***
P/No. MFL62761602
TABLE OF CONTENTS
English Version
Safety Instructions
Grounding Requirements
Parts and Features
Refrigerator Installation
Unpacking your refrigerator
Installation
Base Grille
Removing, Reversing and Replacing
Your refrigerator doors
Pull out drawer
Leveling and door alignment
Using your refrigerator
Ensuring proper air circulation
Multi Flow
Door alarm
Setting the controls
Food storage guide
Storing frozen food
Refrigerator Section
Refrigerator shelves
Chef Fresh
Crisper humidity control
Crisper cover with lattice on inner surface
Design-A-Door
Dairy Bin
Egg Box
Freezer Section
Ice Bin
Wire Durabase
Guide-out drawer basket
Care and Cleaning
General cleaning tips
Outside
Inside walls
Door liner and gaskets
Plastic parts
Condenser coils
Light bulb replacement
Power interruptions
When you go on vacation
About the Custom Cube Ice Maker
Connecting the Water Line
Troubleshooting Guide
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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, CAUTION. These words mean:
DANGER
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
CAUTION
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 NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
DO NOT allow 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 cabinet are necessarily small. Be careful
when you open the 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. (Aburnedout 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.
Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment - they may
break when frozen, causing damage.
The refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned that the supply
plug is accessible for quick disconnection when accident happens.
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.
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 NOT refreeze 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 quality as you can.”
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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CAUTION
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduce physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
DANGER: RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
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.
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY
YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR
OR FREEZER
Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in place so that
children may not easily climb inside.
CFC DISPOSAL
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that used
CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are believed to harm
stratospheric ozone.
This appliance contains fluid (refrigerant, lubricant), is
made of parts and materials which are reusable and / or
recyclable. All the important materials should be sent to
the collecton center of waste material and can be reused
after rework (recycling).
For take back, please contact with the local agency.
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.
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GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully.
ACCESSIBILITY OF SUPPLY CORD
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
When you decide the placement of your refrigerator,
as a stationary appliance, it should have its plug accesible
at all times.
WARNING
Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsability and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly grounded three-ping wall outlet.
Electrical Shock Hazard
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, this appliance must be
properly grounded (earthed). Have the wall outlet and
the circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make
sure the outlet is properly grounded.
3-pins
grounding type
wall receptacle
3-pins
grounding
plug
Ensure proper
ground exists
before use.
3-pins
grounding type
wall receptacle
3-pins
grounding
plug
Do not,under any circumstances,cut or remove the
third (pin) prong from the power cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation,
cleaning, or removing a light bulb, turn the control
(Thermostat, Refrigerator Control 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 Control or
Freezer Control, depending on the model) to the desired
setting.
DO NOT USE EXTENSION CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions,we strongly recommend against the use of
an extension cord.
POWER CORD REPLACEMENT
Iif the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer or its service agent or similary
qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
Ensure proper
ground exists
before use.
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHODS
(Plug type depending on region)
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual properly grounded electrical outlet rated for
240 Volts, 50 Hz, AC only, and fused at 10 amperes.
This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could case a fire
hazard from overheated wires.
It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only
this appliance be provided.
Use a receptacle which can not be turned off with a
switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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Use this section to become more familiar with the parts and features.
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.
A Digital Sensor Control *
K Filter (Inside)*
B Refrigerator Light
L Dairy Bin
C Shelves
M Egg Box *
D Chef Fresh / Snack Pan
N Refrigerator Door Rack
E Can Dispenser *
O Freezer Light
F Optibin Crisper
P Pull out Drawer
Keeps fruits and vegetable fresh and crisper
G Custom cube Icemaker *
H Ice Tray *
*On some models
I Durabase
J Divider
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REFRIGERATOR 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
Tech Sheet 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.
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 be adversely affected.
CAUTION: Avoid placing the unit near heat sources,
direct sunlight or moisture.
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.
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.
WARNING:
Be careful when you work with hinge, base grille,
stopper etc. You may be injured.
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.
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping position.
Please reinstall shelves according to your individual
storage needs.
BASE GRILLE INSTALLATION
To install or replace Base Grille:
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.
1. Remove the 2 screws from the bottom front part of
refrigerator.
2. Place Base Grille into position and insert and tighten
screws.
To remove the base grille
1. Remove screws from Base Grille and remove.
2. Reattach screws to the base of refrigerator.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion or fire.
INSTALLATION
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.
A proper distance from adjacent items
Please keep the refrigerator at a proper distance from other
things. Too small a distance from adjacent items may result
in lowered freezing capability and increased electricity
consumption charges.
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(5.08 cm) 2”
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
10 mm
1/4 in
3/8 in
Hex head socket wrench
1/4 in
3/32 in
Flat head screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Allen wrench
To move refrigerator through a house door, it maybe necessary to remove refrigerator and freezer door handles.
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from illustrations on this page.
1.Removing Refrigerator Handle
• Loosen the set screws with the 3/32 ” Allen
wrench and remove the handle.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners
need to be tightened or removed, use a 1/4 ”
Allen wrench.
Mounting
Fasteners
Set Screw
Allen Wrench
2.Removing Freezer Drawer Handle
• Loosen the set screws located on the lower
side of the handle with the 3/32 ” Allen
wrench and remove the handle.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners
need to be tightened or removed, use a 1/4 ”
Allen wrench.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOOR
1.Removing Refrigerator Door
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF and unplug it. Remove food and any bins from doors.
Left Door
Loosen the cover screw (1).
Disconnect door switch wire (2).
Loosen hinge bolts (3).
Lift off the top hinge (4).
Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
Right Door
Loosen the cover screw (1).
Disconnect door switch wire (2).
Disconnect wire harness (5).
Loosen hinge bolts (3).
Loosen ground screw (6).
Lift off the top hinge (4).
Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
CAUTION: When removing top hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forward.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
2.Replacing Refrigerator Door
Right Door
Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (7).
Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet.
Replace the top hinge (4) installing hinge
screws (3) to secure it.
Make sure the gasket on the door is flush
against the cabinet and is not folded.
Support the door on the handle side while
securing. And make sure the door is straight
and the gap between the doors is even across
the front.
Install the ground screw (6).
Connect the door switch wire (2).
Tighten the cover screw (1).
Left Door
Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (5).
Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet.
Replace the top hinge (4) installing hinge
screws (3) to secure it.
Make sure the gasket on the door is flush
against the cabinet and is not folded.
Support the door on the handle side while
securing. And make sure the door is straight
and the gap between the doors is even across
the front.
Connect the door switch wire (2).
Tighten the cover screw (1).
Note: To use like reference the previous image.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE
PULL OUT DRAWER
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury, product or property
damage, you will need two people to perform the following
instructions.
• With both hands, hold both sides of the door and pull it
up to separate it from the rails.
1.Removing Pull out Drawer
• Pull the drawer open to full lower extension. Remove the
lower basket (1) by lifting basket from rail system.
1
• Press both hangers with yours thumbs to lift it up.
• Separate the left and right rail cover.
• With both hands, hold the center of the bar and push it
in to let both rails fitted simultaneously.
• Remove the screws (2) of the rail on both sides.
2
CAUTION: When you remove the drawer, do not hold
handle. If it comes off, it could cause personal injury.
CAUTION: When laying down the drawer, be careful
not to damage the floor or hurt your feet by the sharp
edges on hinge side.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE
PULL OUT DRAWER
• Make sure you have a right rail cover for each side.
Right
Rail cover
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or product or property
damage, you will need two people to perform the following
instructions.
Left
Rail cover
2.Installing Pull out Drawer
• With both hands, hold the center of the bar and pull it
out to let both rails out to full extension simultaneously.
• Align the top holes of the rail cover with the top holes of
the door supports to assemble the rail cover.
Verify the hole’s assembly
• Hook door supports (1) into rail tabes (2).
1
• With the drawer pulled out to full extension, insert the
lower basket (4) in the rail assembly.
2
4
• Lower door into final position and tighten the screws (3).
3
WARNING: To prevent accidental child and pet
entrapment or suffocation risk. DO NOT allow them to
play inside of drawer.
WARNING: DO NOT step or sit down on Freezer Door.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT
Leveling
Door Alignment
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:
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow the
instructions below to align the doors:
1. Plug the refrigerator’s power cord into a 3-prong
grounded outlet. Move the refrigerator into its final
position.
2. 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.
1. With one hand, lift up the door you want to raise at
middle hinge.
2. With other hand, use pliers to insert snap ring as
shown.
3. Insert additional snap rings until the doors are aligned.
(Three snap rings are provided with unit.)
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.
3. 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.
4. Re-adjust if necessary.
5. Replace the base cover.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator is uniquely designed with
two fresh food doors. Either door can be opened or
closed independently of one another. You may have to
exert slight pressure on doors to get them to close
completely.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ENSURING PROPER AIR CIRCULATION
In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must flow
between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown
in the illustration below, air enters at top of freezer and
circulates down. From bottom of freezer, air is forced up
to top of refrigerator. Air enters refrigerator through top
vent, then circulates and exists at bottom, where it returns
to freezer.
Leave it at this setting for 24 hours (one day) to
stabilize. Then adjust the compartment temperature
as desired.
Refrigerator control: position 1 to 7, represent the
following temperature range (32 °F to 47 ° F or 0 ° C to 8 °C)
The higher the number setting, the colder the refrigerator
compartment will become.
MULTI-FLOW
REFRIGERATOR TEMP
Multi-Flow means powerful and effective cooling
operation. This is especially noticeable when new food
is placed in the refrigerator compartment.
ADJUST
If water or foreign substances enter the cool air vent
while cleaning, efficiency will be lowered. In addition, if
gasket is damaged, efficiency may be lowered because
of escaping cool air.
WARMER
4 IS RECOMMENDED
Freezer control:position 1 to 7
(-6 °F to 8 °F or -21 ° C to -13 ° C)
When the setting is at a higher number, the freezer
compartment becomes colder.
Ice Plus
Press the Ice Plus key and the LED will turn
on. This function will remain activated for 24 hours and
intensify the cooling speed of freezer and increase the
amount of ice.
FREEZER TEMP
WARMER
4 IS RECOMMENDED
COLDER
ADJUST
ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS
Do not block any of cool air vents with food packages.
If the vents are blocked, airflow will be interrupted and
temperature and moisture problems may occur.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both
sections, any odors formed in one section will transfer to
the other. You must thoroughly clean both sections to
eliminate odors. To prevent odor transfer and drying out of
food, wrap or cover foods tightly. (See the Food Storage
Guide section for details.)
DOOR ALARM
With this feature you´ll listen a alarm when the freezer or
refrigerator door is not closed within 1 minute after it is
opened. These tones repeat every 30 seconds.
The alarm is cancelled when the freezer or the
refrigerator is closed correctly.
CONTROL PANEL
Your refrigerator has two controls that let you regulate
the temperature in the freezer and refrigerator
compartments.
Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL and the
FREEZER CONTROLat position number “4”.
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.
The refrigerator control functions as the thermostat for 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.
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.
Use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide.
Always remember to wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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
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 a
plastic bag or plastic container and store in the crisper.
Vegetables with skins (carrots,peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic container and store
in crisper.
Turn FREEZER
control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
Then re-check
Fish
Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day purchased.
Chef fresh
Store most chef fresh in original wrapping as long as it is
airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary.
Move items out of
airstream
Turn
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
containers with tight lids can also be used.
STORING FROZEN FOOD
Turn FREEZER
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
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 date code to
ensure freshness.
Butter or margarine
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.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for
freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or a
reliable cookbook.
Packaging
Successful freezing depends on 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.
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene plastic containers
Containers without tight lids
Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
Thin, semi-permeable wrap
Eggs
Store in original carton on interior shelf, not on door shelf.
Fruit
Wash, let dry, and store in refrigerator in plastic bags or in
the crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until you are ready
to use them. Sort and keep berries in their original
container in a crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Freezing
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.
IMPORTANT: Do not store bottles in the freezer
compartment - they may break when frozen,
causing damage.
To replace a shelf : Tilt the front of the shelf up and
guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a desired height.
Then lower the front of the shelf so that the hooks drop
into the slots.
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 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: 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.
NOTE: Do not store food near the sensor; it may cause
the sensor to malfunction.
Sliding Out Shelves (optional on some models)
You can slide some glass shelves in and out of your
refrigerator as follows.
WARNING
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.
To slide the shelf out, carefully pull front of shelf
toward you.
To slide shelf in, push shelf in until it stops.
REFRIGERATOR SECTION
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet
your individual storage needs. These units are all glass
shelves.
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 remove a sliding shelf from its metal frame:
1. Pull the shelf out to the stop position.
2. Tilt the front of the shelf up and pull it past the stop position.
3. Lift up the shelf to remove.
Replace the shelf by reversing the above steps.
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.
Convenience Shelves (on some models)
Folding Shelf: You can store taller items such as gallon
containers or bottles by simply sliding the shelf back.
NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Use special care when
removing them to avoid dropping them.
Adjusting Shelves
Remove shelves from the shipping position and replace
shelves in the position you want.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
CHEF FRESH / SNACK PAN (on some models)
While holding the chef fresh with one hand, pull it forward
slightly. Lift slightly and pull it out.
To remove the glass:
1. Lift up the glass after inserting a screwdriver under
the crisper cover.
2. Pull up and out.
On some models is applied an
independent temperature
control.
To remove the crisper:
NOTE: DO NOT store lettuce or other leafy produce in
this drawer.
COLD
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Zucchinis
Apples
Corn
Oranges
Grapes
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front of the crisper, then pull it out to remove.
3.Replace the crisper by sliding it back in fully past
the drawer stop.
COLDER
Steaks
Hard cheeses
Cold cuts
Bacon
Hot dogs
WARNING: Fruits and vegetables may be damage
at the coldest setting.
CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL
(on some models)
You can control the amount of humidity in the moisturesealed crispers. Adjust the control to any setting between
and
.
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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USINGYOURREFRIGERATOR
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
CRISPER COVER WITH LATTICE ON INNER
SURFACE (on some models)
To remove the crisper cover:
1. Remove both crisper drawers.
2. While holding the crisper cover support (2), pull the
cover up and out(1).
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DESIGN-A-DOOR
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.
2
CAUTION: Be careful when handing glass cover since
glass is not attached to cover.
WARNING: Somebody can be hurt if door bins are not
firmly assembled.
NOTE: DO NOT adjust a bin that is loaded with food.
To remove the lattice on inner surface:
CAUTION: DO NOT allow children to play with
baskets. Sharp corners on baskets could cause injury.
DAIRY BIN
1. Remove crisper cover(as illustrated above).
2. Hold the glass cover and overtum crisper cover.
3. For each lattice hold lattice and pull sides of the cover
outward to remove lattice.
1.To remove the dairy bin , simply lift it and pull straight
out.
2.To replace the dairy bin, slide it in above the desired
location and push down until it stops.
To replace lattice on inner surface:
1. For each lattice insert middle tab in 1 (closed to glass
cover)and pull sides of the cover to insert lattice.
EGG BOX (on some models)
Store Egg Box on interior shelf, not on door shelf.
CAUTION: Do not use the egg box as an ice storage
bin in the freezer compartment. The egg box can
easily break if it freezes.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
FREEZER SECTION
ICE BIN (on some models)
DURABASE DIVIDER (on some models)
1.To separate the ice bin, pull out the drawer as much as
possible.
2. Gently lift and pull out the ice bin.
The Durabase divider allows the option to organize
the Durabase area into sections.
3. To reinstall, pull out the drawer as much as possible and set
the ice bin in its correct position, and then push in the drawer.
DRAWER
ICE BIN
(a)
(b)
WARNING: There is enough open space in it for
children to climb inside.
WARNING: To prevent accidental child and pet
entrapment or suffocation risk.
DO NOT allow them to play inside the drawer.
WIRE DURABASE
GLIDE - OUT DRAWER BASKET
(on some models)
1. To remove, lift basket up and pull out straight out.
1. To remove wire Durabase, pull wire durabase out to full
extension.
Tilt up the front of the wire Durabase and pull it straight
out.
2. To install, insert the wire Durabase into frame rails and
push back into place.
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2
2. To Install, pull both rails out to full extension.
Hook the basket supports into the rail tabs and push to
the back of compartment.
DRAWER TRAY
The drawer tray prevents small food items from falling
between the basket rungs.
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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 grille base. (See the grille base section )
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 grille base.
COVER BACK
Clean the cover back at least
twice a year keep your
refrigerator working efficiently.
GENERAL CLEANING TIPS
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
Remove all removable parts, such as shelves,
crispers, etc.
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
COVER BACK
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
WARNING
OUTSIDE
Electrical Shock Hazard
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)
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 plastic parts.
Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker
or fuse box.
NOTE: Moving the control to the OFF position
does not remove power to the light circuit.
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be
sure to replace the bulb with one of 40 watts and the same
size and shape.
NOTE: The light bulbs will turn off if door is left open for
seven continuous minutes. Shutting door for one second
will make light bulbs to come back on.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
2. Remove refrigerator shelves.
3. Release the hooks on the front of the light shield
with the help of a flat screwdriver and pull the
shield down to remove it.
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CARE AND CLEANING
OR
b) Place 2 lbs of dry ice in the freezer for every cubic
foot 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 can perishable food at once.
4. Turn the bulb counterclockwise.
5. To assemble, first insert the hooks at the back and
then push up the light shield.
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you
are away, follow these steps to prepare your refrigerator
before you leave.
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.
To change the freezer light:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Depending on your model, set the thermostat control
(refrigerator control) to OFF. See the Setting the
Controls section.
2. Reach behind light shield to remove bulb.
3. Replace bulb with a wattage indicated in
the refrigerator section, as shown in picture
1.
1
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
4. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
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.
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
If the electricity goes off, call the power company and ask
how long it will be off.
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.
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
NOTE: Automatic Ice Maker feature is included only in
certain models. Please check your product specification.
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 stuck together.
WARNING
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes will become
cloudy, taste stale, and shrink.
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.
NOTE: If the cube size is smaller or larger than you
expected, you can regulate the size with the cube size
button. (Normally caused by variations in water pressure.)
Every time you press the cube size button, the indicator
light go up. The higher position light is on, the larger
cubes will be. (1st step is the next after the 3th step.)
WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE ICEMAKER
POWER SWITCH TO O (OFF)
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
When the water supply will be shut off for several hours.
A newly-installed refrigerator may take
12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.
When the ice storage bin is removed for more than a
minute or two.
When the refrigerator will not be used for several days.
Icemaker
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).
NOTE: Keeping the power switch in the I (on) position
before the water line is connected can damage the
icemaker.
Feeler Arm
Cube Size
Indicator Light
Power Switch
You will hear the sound of cubes dropping into the bin
and water running in the pipes as the icemaker refills.
Cube Size
Select Button
PREPARING FOR VACATION
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.
If the refrigerator is used before the water connection is
made to the icemaker, set the power switch to O (off).
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.
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.
Anewly-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.
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CONNECTING THE WATERLINE
NOTE: Water line installation is needed when the
Automatic Ice Maker and/or Water Dispenser features
are available on your product.
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.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
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.
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 0.137 y 0.82 MPa (1.4 and 8.2 bar) or 20 and
120 PSI on models without a water filter and between
0.275 and 0.82 MPa (2.8 and 8.2 bar) or 40 and 120 PSI
on models with a water filter.
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.
Power drill.
1/2” or adjustable
wrench.
Straight- and Phillipsblade screwdriver
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.
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.
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.
Shut off 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.
All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing
code requirements.
NOTE: Wear eye protection.
Ÿ If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected
to your cold water supply, This water line installation is not
warranted by the refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer.
Follow next instructions carefully to minimize the risk of
expensive water damage.
Ÿ If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected
to your cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse
osmosis system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 PSI or
0.27 MPa to 0.41MPa (2.8 kg·f/cm² ~ 4.2 kg·f/cm², less than
2 ~ 3 seconds to fill a cup of 7 oz capacity [0.2 liters]).
If the water pressure from the reverse osmosis system is less
than 21 PSI or 0.14 MPa (1.5 kg·f/cm², more than 4 seconds
to fill a cup of 7 oz capacity [0.2 liters]).
Ÿ Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse
osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.
Ÿ Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to
refill after heavy usage.
Ÿ If the issue about water pressure from reverse osmosis
remains, call a licensed, qualified plumber.
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.
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 relieve the pressure on
the line.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
(CONTINUED)
6. ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the tubing between the cold water line and the
refrigerator.
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.
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 coiled into 3 turns of about 10 diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation.
7. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
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.
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.
Saddle-Type
Shut off Valve
4. FASTEN THE SHUT OFF VALVE
Compression
Nut
Packing
Nut
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with
the pipe clamp.
Outlet
Valve
Ferrule (sleeve)
Pipe Clamp
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.
Saddle-Type
Shut off Valve
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water supply on
and flush out the tubing until the
water is clear.
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.
Shut the water off at the water
valve after about one quart of
water has been flushed through
the tubing.
5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush
the tubing.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
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9. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
10.TURN THE WATER ON AT THE
SHUT OFF VALVE
NOTES:
Tighten any connections that
leak.
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.
Reattach the compressor
compartment access cover.
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.
IMPORTANT: Do not use old, worn or used waterlines,
only use new for a better use and service.
Connect only to the supply of drinking water for your
safety and health.
Remove the plastic flexible cap from the 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 connection as far
as possible. While holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.
Refrigerator
Connection
Ferule
(sleeve)
Tubing
Clamp
1/4”
Compression
Nut
1/4”
Tubing
Fasten the tubing into the tubing Clamp attached to
the back of the refrigerator.
First, loosen the screw fastening the clamp. Next,
insert the tubing in the groove. Finally, re-fasten the
screw.
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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.
You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating the air
through the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due
to the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause
a popping noise.
Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost
cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
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.
Ahousehold 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 .
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.
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.
Unplug the refrigerator prior to the replacement. Replace the
old bulb with a new 40 watts appliance bulb with same size
and shape on your local hardware store. (See Changing the
Light Bulb (s) section).
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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.
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 was not set correctly for the
surrounding conditions.
See the Adjusting control settings Section.
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.
DOORS WILL NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY
Check if...
Then...
The refrigerator is not level.
See the Installation Section 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.
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.
The doors were removed during product installation
and not properly replaced.
Remove and replace the doors according to the Removing,
Reversing and Replacing Refrigerator Doors section
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.
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.
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.
Door left open.
Check to see if something is holding the 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 appliance polish or kitchen wax on the gaskets after
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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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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.
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 multi flow Section 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.
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.
The doors are not closed completely.
See Doors will not close completely.
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.
Cover back is dirty and is blocking the refrigerator’s
air supply.
Clean cover back to allow air to come through.
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