LG | GM-B208ST | LG GM-B208ST Owner’s Manual

ENGLISH
OWNER’S MANUAL
BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this manual carefully before operating
your set and retain it for future reference.
Model Name/Nombre de Modelo
GM-B208ST
P/No. MFL61987631
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions
Requirements for Ground Connection
When Connecting the Power
When Using Refrigerator
Parts and Features
3-4
4
5-6
7-9
Glide ‘N’ Serve
Crisper Humidity Control
OptiBin Crispers
Crisper cover with interior lattice
Door Racks
Dairy Compartment
Egg Compartment
Freezer Section
Ice Bin
DuraBase
Durabase Divider
Tilting Door
Glide Out Drawer
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Refrigerator Installation
Unpacking
Installation
Installation of Base Grille
How to remove and Install the
Refrigerator Doors
How to remove and Install Pull-Out Drawer
Closing and Aligning the doors
12-18
12
12
12
Using your Refrigerator
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
Multi Flow
Door Alarm
Adjusting the Controls
Adjusting Control Settings
Food Storage Guide
Storing Frozen Food
Refrigerator Section
Refrigerator Shelves
19-24
19
19
19
19
20
20
20-21
13-16
16-17
18
21-22
2
22
22
23
23
23
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
Refrigerator Care and Cleaning
Refrigerator Cleaning
Outside
Inside Walls
Door Lining & Gaskets
Plastic Parts (Covers and Panel)
Back Cover
Replacing Refrigerator Lights
Power Interruptions
When Going on Vacation
When Moving
25-26
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
26
26
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Troubleshooting Guide
27-29
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY MESSAGES
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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.
DANGER: RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
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.
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.
CFC DISPOSAL
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that
used CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are believed to
harm stratospheric ozone.
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator,
make sure the CFC refrigerant is removed for
proper disposal by a qualified servicer. If you
intentionally release this CFC refrigerant, you can
be subject to fines and imprisonment under
provisions of environmental legislation.
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WARNING
•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.
•Keep fingers out of pinch point areas; clearances
between the doors and cabinet are necessarily
small. Be careful closing doors when children are
in the area.
•When moving your refrigerator away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power
cord.
•This refrigerator must be properly installed in
accordance with the Attention Installer
Instructions that were taped to the front of the
refrigerator.
•Don’t touch the lamp, in case of light on the long
time, Because it can be very hot.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
REQUIREMENTS FOR GROUND CONNECTION
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully.
Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a
switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is
encountered, it is your personal responsibility
and obligation to have it replaced with a properly
grounded three-prong wall outlet.
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
FOR YOUR 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.
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove
the third (ground) 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.
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING
METHOD
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its
own individual properly grounded electrical outlet
rated for 230-240 Volts, 50 Hz, AC only, and fused
at 9 or 10 amperes.
This provides the best performance and also
prevents overloading house wiring circuits which
could cause a fire hazard from overheated wires.
It is recommended that a separate circuit serving
only this appliance be provided.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Don’t use an extension cord
If possible, connect the refrigerator to its own
individual electrical outlet to prevent it and other
appliances or household lights from causing an
overload that could cause a power outage.
Accessibility of Supply Plug
The refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned
that the supply plug is accessible for quick
disconnection
when accident happens.
Supply Cord Replacement
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced
by the manufacturer or its service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a
hazard.
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.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
1. When connecting the power
The dedicated outlet should be used.
Do not allow the power plug to face upward or to
be squeezed at the back of the refrigerator.
Water may be flown into or the plug may be
damaged, which causes fire or electric shock.
• Using several devices at one outlet may cause
fire.
• The electric leakage breaker may
damage food and the dispenser
may be leaked.
Prevent the power cord from being squeezed or
imprinted if the refrigerator is pushed in after the
power plug is extracted during the installation.
Do not allow the power cord bent or pressed by the
heavy object to be damaged.
It may damage the power cord to cause fire or
electric shock.
When moving your appliance away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over the power cord or to
damage it in any way.
It becomes the cause of fire or electric shock.
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WARNING
Do not extend or modify the length of the
power plug.
Unplug the power plug when cleaning,
handling the refrigerator.
It causes electric shock or fire by the electric
damage of the power cord or others.
• It may cause electric shock or injury.
Do not pull out the cord or touch the power
plug with wet hands.
Remove water or dust from the power plug
and insert it with the ends of the pins
securely connected.
It may cause electric shock or injury.
Dust, water or unstable connection may fire or
electric shock.
Unplug the power cord from the power
outlet for cleaning or other requirements.
Pull out the power plug not by grasping the
cord but the plug of its end.
It may cause electric shock or injury.
It may cause electric shock or
short circuit to fire.
Make sure of grounding.
Consult a qualified electrician or service
person if the grounding instructions are not
completely understood, or if you have doubts
on whether the appliance is properly grounded.
Be sure to use grounded exclusive proper
voltage consent for the power plug.
The incorrect grounding
may cause breakdown and
electric shock.
It becomes the cause of fire.
Be sure to use grounded extension consents
when extension consents are used.
Grounding
Conductor
Copper
flat
More than
75cm
When the power cord or the power plug is
damaged or the holes of the outlet are loosed,
do not use them.
Wait for 5 minutes or longer when reconnecting
the plug.
It may cause the operation of the freezer to
fail.
It may cause electric shock or short circuit to
make fire.
After
5minutes
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
2. When using the refrigerator
Prevent children from entering the product.
It may endanger the life of a child if the child
enters the refrigerator.
Opening and closing the door of the
refrigerator vigorously may cause the stored
food in the refrigerator basket to fall by
shock and hurt the foot, so take precautions.
Do not use or store inflammable materials
ether, benzene, alcohol, medicine, LP gas,
spray or cosmetics near or in the refrigerator.
It may cause explosion or fire.
Do not use drier to dry the inside, nor light a
candle to remove odor.
It may cause explosion or fire.
Do not store the medicine or the academic
materials at the refrigerator.
When the material with
the strict temperature
control is stored, it may
be deteriorated or it may
make an unexpected
reaction to cause any risk.
Ether
Do not cling to the door or the shelves of the
door or the home bar of the freezer or the
cool chamber.
It may make the refrigerator fallen down or
damage the hands. Especially, do not allow the
children to do the above.
Benzene
Do not install the refrigerator in the wet place
or the place which water or rain splashes.
Deterioration of insulation of electric parts
may cause electric leakage.
Thinner
Do not place the heavy object or the
dangerous object (container with liquid) on
the refrigerator.
It may be dropped to cause injury,
fire or electric shock when opening
or closing the door.
The Academic
Medicine
dicine
The Me
Install in places away from the fire such as
the place where flammable gas is leaked.
It may cause fire.
Do not use the combustible spray near the
refrigerator.
It may cause fire.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Do not place flower vase, cup, cosmetics,
medicine or any container with water
on the refrigerator.
It may cause fire, electric shock or
injury by dropping down.
In case of thunder and lightning, or not in use
for a long period of time, detach the power
plug.
There is a danger of electric shock or fire.
Use the submerged refrigerator after
checking it.
It may cause electric shock or
fire.
When any strange smell or smoke is detected
from the refrigerator, power plug get rid of
electric outlet immediately and contact to the
service center.
It may cause fire.
Service
center
Do not use the refrigerator for non-domestic
purpose (storing medicine or testing material,
using at the ship, etc.).
It may cause an unexpected
risk such as fire, electric shock,
deterioration of stored material or
chemical reaction.
Do not allow any person except the qualified
engineer to disassemble, repair or alter the
refrigerator.
It may cause injury, electric
shock or fire.
This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
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 a person
responsible for their safety.
When disposing the refrigerator, remove the
packing materials from the door or take off
the doors but leave the shelves in place so
that children may not easily climb inside.
It may cause to lock out the child.
Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
Thinner
Do not spray water at the outside or the inside
of the refrigerator or do not clean it with
benzene or thinner.
Deterioration of insulation of
electric parts may cause electric
shock or fire.
Do not insert the hands or the metal stick into
the exit of cool air, the cover, the bottom of
the refrigerator, the heatproof grill (exhaust
hole) at the backside.
It may cause electric shock or injury.
Install the refrigerator on the solid and level
floor.
Installing it on the unstable place may cause
death by falling down the refrigerator when
opening or closing the door.
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CAUTION
Violating this direction may cause injury or damage house or furniture. Always be careful,
please.
Do not place the food in disorder inside the
refrigerator.
The food may fall during opening and closing
the door of the refrigerator and hurt people.
Do not touch food or containers at the freezer
with wet hands.
It may cause frostbite.
Do not insert the hands into the bottom of the
refrigerator.
The iron plate of the bottom may cause injury.
Do not put bottle in the freezer.
It may freeze the contents to break the bottle
to cause injury.
Because opening or closing the door of the
refrigerator may cause injury to the person
around it, be careful, please.
Opening or closing the door may cause feet or
hands to be caught in the chink in door or the
child to be get hurt by the corner.
Carry the refrigerator with the handle bar at
the bottom of the front and the top of the
rear.
Otherwise, your hands
may be slipped to cause
injury.
Because the product is
heavy, carrying it alone
may hurt people or
accidents may occur.
Do not put any living animal in the refrigerator.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure,
clear of obstruction.
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting
process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the
appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
The refrigerant and insulation blowing gas used in the appliance require special
disposal procedures. When disposal, please consult with service agent or a
similarly qualified person.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
Drawer Model
A
B
C
D
K
E
J
I
F
H
G
Read this section to familiarize yourself with the parts and features of your new refrigerator.
NOTE: This guide covers different models. Your refrigerator could have some or all of the features and parts listed
below. The location of some of the parts may not correspond to that of your model.
A Refrigerator Temperature Control
I
B Refrigerator Light
J Door Racks
C Shelves
K Freezer Light
Freezer Light
D Optibin Crisper
Keeps fruits and vegetable fresh and crisp
E
Glade ’N’ Serve *
F Durabase
G Durabase divider
H Pull Out Drawer
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* On some models
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
WARNING
EXCESSIVE WEIGHT HAZARD
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
UNPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Remove tape and any temporary labels from
your refrigerator before using. Do not remove any
warning-type labels, the model and serial number
label, or the TechSheet that is attached to back
wall of the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the
area briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue
can also be easily removed by rubbing a small
amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with
your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners to remove
tape or glue. These products can damage the
surface of your refrigerator. For more information,
see the Important Safety Instructions section.
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping
position
WARNING
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
• To minimize noise and vibration, the refrigerator
MUST be installed on a solidly constructed floor.
• Carpeting and soft tile surfaces are not
recommended.
• Never install the refrigerator on a platform or
weakly supported structure.
1. 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.
2. Install this appliance in an area where the
temperature is between 13°C and 43°C. If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or
high, cooling ability may be adversely affected.
3. Too small a distance
from adjacent items may
result in lowered freezing
capability and increased
electricity
consumption charges.
Allow at least 24 in.
(61 cm) in front of the
refrigerator to open the
2" (5 cm)
doors
NEXT
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. 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 at least 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.
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.
Please reinstall shelves according to your
individual storage needs.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not install
the refrigerator in a wet or damp area.
CAUTION: Avoid placing the unit near heat
sources, direct sunlight or moisture.
WARNING:
• Take care when working with the hinges, base
cover and stops, etc. You may injure yourself.
• DO not place your hands or any tools in the
air vents, the base cover or in the bottom of the
refrigerator. This may cause injury or electrical
shock.
BASE COVER
To remove the base cover
1. Open the Freezer Drawer. (Drawer not shown
for clarity.)
2. Once drawer is open there is sufficient
clearance to remove screws on top of cover.
To replace base cover:
• Place cover into position
and insert and tighten screws.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS
For moving the refrigerator through a house door, it might be necessary to remove refrigerator and freezer door
handles.
IMPORTANT: Before starting, turn off and unplug the refrigerator. Remove all food and the racks from the doors.
TOOLS YOU MIGHT NEED OR USE
10 mm
1/4 in
3/8 in
Hex Socket Wrench Phillips Screwdriver
1/4 in
3/32 in
Allen Wrench
Flat Head Screwdriver
1. Removing Refrigerator Door
NOTE: The appearance of the handle, hinge and cover hinge might be different. Also the screws quantity used in
cover hinge might vary according to your model specification. THE APPEARANCE VARIATION DOES NOT AFFECT
REMOVING OR INSTALLING DOORS.
Left Door
•With the Phillips screw driver, loose the screw from the
upper lid (1) remove it after that.
Right Door
• Loose both screws from the upper lid (4) and remove
it.
1
4
•Unplug the cable harness pulling up the hook located
in the upper part of it (5) and separate both parts of
the harness (6).
•With the 10 mm socket wrench, loose the two pins from
the hinge (2) and remove it (3).
Upper view of
the harness
2
3
5
Front view of
the harness
•Place the door with the inner face over the surface so
it won’t scratch.
6
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
•Loose the grounding screw (7) and the pins (8) located
over the hinge, after, lift the hinge and remove it (9).
5
8
•Place the hinge lid (6) and install both screws (7). Be
sure the door is correctly assembled.
9
6
7
7
•Remove the door and place it over its inner face to
avoid scratching.
2. To install the refrigerator doors
Left Door
•Take the left door and place it over the hinge (8).
Right Door
• Take the door and place it gently over the pin of the
hinge (1).
8
1
Pin
Pin
• Place the hinge in its original position (9) and place
the two screws (10).
• Place the hinge in its original position (2) assembly the
two pins (3) and the ground screw (4)..
3
10
9
2
4
•Plug the cable harness (5).
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
4. To install the handle of the refrigerator
• Place the hinge’s lid (11) and screw the two screws (12).
Check that the door is well installed.
• Install the mounting screws over the door (1) place the
handle over them (2) and tight the screws up (3).
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11
Mounting
Screws
1
Fixation Screws
2
3
3. To remove the refrigerator handle
Allen Wrench
• Loose the screws (1) with the Allen tool 3/32” and
remove the handle (2).
• Remove the mounting screws with the 1/4” Allen tool
(3).
5. To remove the freezer handle
Mounting
Screws
•With an 3/32” Allen tool, loose the screws (1) located
the bottom of the handle, remove it (2) remove the
screws on from the door (3) with an 1/4” Allen tool.
Fixation Screws
3
3
2
3
1
2
Allen Wrench
1
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
6. To install the freezer handle
•Remove the screws (2) from both sides of the rail track.
• Install the mounting screws over the door (1) place the
handle over them (2) and tight the screws up (3).
2
1
1
2
•With both hands, hold both sides of the door and pull
up to separate it.
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HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE PULL OUT
DRAWER
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or damage to
the product or your property, please use two people to
perform the following instructions:
1. Removing the Pull Out Drawer
•Pull the drawer out to maximum extension. Remove
the bottom rack (1) by tilting it back a little and then
lifting it off the railing tracks.
1
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
•With both hands, hold the center of the bar and push
it in so that it is fit to both rails simultaneously.
•Push the drawer down into position and tighten the
screws (3).
3
•With the drawer fully extended, insert the lower basket
over the front part of the rail assembly and then the
back part (4).
CAUTION: When removing the drawer, do not hold
the handle. If it comes off, it could cause personal
injury.
CAUTION: To place the drawer on the floor, take
care not to damage the floor or hurt your feet with
the sharp edges on the side with the hinges.
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2. Installing the Pull Out Drawer
•With both hands, hold the center of the bar and pull it
outward so that the two rails extend out at the same
time.
WARNING: To prevent entrapment risk and
accidental child or animal suffocation, DO NOT
permit them to play inside of the drawer.
WARNING: DO NOT step or sit on the Freezer
Door.
•Mount door supports (1) into the tabs on the railing
track (2), starting in the back first and then connecting
the part in the front last, as shown in the figure.
1
2
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
CLOSING AND ALIGNING THE DOORS
Aligning the Doors
If the spacing between the doors is uneven, follow the
instructions below to align them:
Closing the Doors
Your refrigerator has two front leveling screws, one on
the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems
unstable or if you would like the doors to close more
easily, simply adjust the inclination of the refrigerator by
following the instructions below:
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.
1.Plug the refrigerator into a 3 prong grounded outlet.
Move the refrigerator into its final position.
3.Insert additional snap rings until the doors are aligned
(Three snap rings are provided per unit).
2.Remove the base grille (Refer to the section on
“Installation of Base Grille”).
3.Use a flat head screwdriver to adjust the leveling screws,
turning clockwise to raise the side of the refrigerator
and counter-clockwise to lower it. It may take several
turns to adjust it to the inclination you would like.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws.
This will make it easier to adjust the screws.
2
1
When moving your refrigerator
Note: Your refrigerator is extremly heavy. When moving
the refrigerator for installing, cleaning or service be sure
to follow the next instructions.
1.
Adjust leveling legs up.
2. Cover the floor with cardboard or hardboard to
avoid floor damage.
3. Always pull or push the refrigerator straight out
when moving it. Do not wiggle or “walk” the
refrigerator when trying to move it, as floor damage
could occur.
4.Open both doors again and check to make sure that
they close easily. If not, slightly tilt the refrigerator
further back by turning both leveling screws clockwise.
It may take several more turns. Make sure that you turn
both leveling screws the same amount.
5.Ensure that the refrigerator is even by using a level.
6.Replace the base grille.
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
CAUTION WHEN CLOSING THE DOOR
In order to obtain stable temperature, the air must flow
between the freezer and refrigerator sections. As shown
in the illustration below, the cold air enters through
the bottom part and circulates upward. This air returns
below the freezer floor and the rest of the air enters the
refrigerator section through the top vent.
MULTI FLOW
• The cooling fan operates more powerful and effective
than when in normal operation. This is especially
noticeable when new food is placed in the refrigerator
compartment.
• If the lining is damaged, water or other substances
could enter through the cool air vent causing
decreased efficiency.
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of door scratches, please make
sure that the refrigerator door mullion is always folded
in.
ADJUSTING THE CONTROLS
•Your refrigerator has two controls that allow you to
regulate the temperature the freezer and refrigerator
compartments.
•Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL and the
FREEZER CONTROL at position number “4”. Leave it
on these settings for 24 hours (one day) in order to
stabilize the refrigerator. After this you may adjust the
compartments to your desired temperature.
•Refrigerator Control: Position 1 to 7 (0°C to 8°C)
The lower the degree, the colder the refrigerator
compartment will become.
Do not block any of these vents with packages of food.
This can interrupt the flow of air and cause temperature
and moisture problems.
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, make sure you wrap or cover foods tightly (See
the “Food Storage Guide” section for details).
•Freezer Control: Position 1 to 7 (-21°C to -13°C)
The lower the degree, the colder the freezer compartment
will become. Despite this, the compartment of the
refrigerator will be less cold because air flows in smaller
quantities.
DOOR ALARM
With this feature you will hear an alarm when the freezer
or refrigerator door is ajar for more than 1 minute.
These tones will repeat every 30 seconds. The alarm is
cancelled when the door is properly shut.
•Ice Plus
Press the button Ice Plus. The LED light will turn on.
This function will remain activated for 24 hours and
intensify the cooling speed of the freezer and increase
ice production.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS
Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before
adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before adding
food to 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 cold to your liking and ice cream is firm.
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
ITEMS
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.
The refrigerator control functions as the thermostat for
the entire appliance. 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 the temperature in the refrigerator
or freezer, begin 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 table below as a guide.
CONDITION/REASON:
RECOMMENDED
ADJUSTMENT:
REFRIGERATOR section
is too warm
•Opening the door often
•Adding a large amount
of food
•Room temperature is
very warm
Adjust the
REFRIGERATOR setting
to the next highest
number and wait 24
hours, then check.
FREEZER section is too
warm/ ice is made too
slowly
•Opening the door often
•Adding a large amount
of food
•Room temperature is
very low (not cycling
often enough)
•Using ice frequently
•Air vents blocked by
objects
Adjust the FREEZER
setting to the next
highest number and wait
24 hours, then check.
REFRIGERATOR section
is too cold
•Controls not set
correctly for your
conditions
Adjust the
REFRIGERATOR setting
to the next lowest
number and wait 24
hours, then check.
FREEZER section is too
cold
•Controls not set
correctly for your
conditions
Adjust the FREEZER
setting to the next lowest
number and wait 24
hours, then check.
HOW TO STORE
Remove any objects
blocking air flow.
Butter or
margarine
Store opened butter in a covered
dish or in a closed compartment.
When storing a larger quantity,
wrap in freezer packing and
freeze.
Cheese
Store in original packaging until
you are ready to use it. Once
opened, tightly rewrap with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Vegetables with
skins (carrots,
peppers)
Place in bags or plastic containers
inside the crisper.
Fruit
Wash and let dry; store in plastic
bags in the refrigerator. Do not
wash or pit berries until you
are ready to eat them. Berries
should be selected and kept in
their original packaging (if there
is any) or in a paper bag closed
halfway and set on a shelf.
Leafy Vegetables
Remove original packaging and
trim any dirty or discolored parts.
Wash in cold water and drain.
Place in a plastic bag or plastic
container and store in the crisper.
Fish
Consume fish or seafood the
same day purchased.
Chef Fresh
Store any meat in original airtight,
moisture-proof
packaging
Rewrap if necessary.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic
wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
containers with airtight lids can
also be used.
STORING FROZEN FOOD
NOTE: For more information on how to prepare food to
be frozen such in a way to see the period they can be
stored consult a frozen food guide or cook book.
Packaging
A great freezing depends on how great you package the
food. When you seal the package make sure you remove
all excess air and do not allow humidity. A package that
is incorrectly sealed will result in the transmission of bad
odors, contaminants inside your refrigerator and will
cause your foods to dry.
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REFRIGERATOR SECTION
Packaging Recommendations:
• Use sealed plastic containers.
• Use plastic containers with a smooth surface.
• Package with aluminum foil of high resistance.
• Wrap with paper layered with plastic.
• Use water proof plastic.
• Use recommended plastic bags to store frozen foods.
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
Follow these packaging or container instructions in order
to reach the best freezing
The shelving of your refrigerator can be adjusted to
comply with your storage necessities; Depending on
the model you have in can include glass shelving or
wired shelving. The storing of your foods together and
adjusting the shelving to different heights will ease to
help you locate what you need. This also helps your
refrigerator to stay shut longer which will save you energy.
Do not use:
• Bread Wrapping.
• Plastic container not safe for storing.
• Containers without lids or seals.
• Waxed paper or waxed plastic.
• Thin wrapping paper or not water proof.
IMPORTANT: While your refrigerator glass shelving are
cold do not clean with hot or warm water. The glass
shelving may break if exposed to rapid temperature
changes or hard impacts. For your safety the glass
shelving are made out of tempered glass so when at
breaking they will fracture into tiny fragments.
Freezing
NOTE: Be careful while moving or relocating the shelves
they are heavy. If moving the shelves is required keep in
mind to locate them in a safe environment to prevent
them from breaking.
CAUTION: Do not keep beverage cans or plastic
food containers in the freezer compartment.
They may be break if it freezes.
Adjusting Shelves
Remove the shelves and adjust them to your convenience.
For the maximum use of your freezer do not store excess
food. Do not introduce a large amount of unfrozen foods
that cannot be frozen within 24 hours (no more than
2 – 3 pounds or ,91 kg - 1,36 kg of food per square
inch of space in the freezer). Sufficient space must be
left in order for the air to circulate properly around the
packages. Leave enough space in order to close your
refrigerator with out difficulty.
•Removing Shelves
Incline the front of the shelf in the direction indicated by
figure 1 and lift in the direction indicated by figure 2. Pull
the shelf towards you.
1
Storage times can vary depending on the type and
quality of the food, the way its package, or packaging
container used, (in comparison to air and humidity), and
the temperature it being stored in. Ice crystals formed
inside your package are normal it indicates the air and
humidity inside your package have condensed.
2
NOTE: Let warm foods cool off at room temperature
for approximately 30 min, then wrap accordingly with
the methods mention above and freeze. By letting your
warm foods cool off before you introduce them to your
freezer it will save you energy.
• Replacing Shelves
Incline the frontal part of the shelf (1) and guide the
shelf hooks towards the openings at the height desired.
Then lower the front of the shelf (2) so the hooks can be
inserted (3) in the shelf supports.
WARNING
1
SUFFOCATING DANGER
Adequate ventilation is required when using dry ice.
Dry ice is Carbon Dioxide (CO2). When it evaporates it
produces oxygen, causing dizziness, slight headaches,
unconsciousness or death. Do not inhale these vapors
and properly ventilate the room while you use dry ice.
3
2
NOTE: Make sure that the shelf is installed in the
horizontal manner. If not secured it can cause the shelves
to fall, which will cause your stored food to spill.
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Sliding Shelves (in some models)
You can slide some of the shelves in your refrigerator
towards inside or outside like explained below.
•To slide the shelf towards the outside: Pull towards
you, figure A.
•To slide the shelf towards the inside: Push until it
stops, figure B.
Figure A
CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL (in some models)
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crispers. Adjust the control to any
setting between HIGH and LOW.
•“High”: keeps moist air in the crisper for best storage
of vegetables.
•“Low”: lets moist aire out of the crisper for best
storage of fruits.
Figure B
In order to remove a shelf from a metal frame
•Pull the shelf until it stops.
•Incline the front of the shelf towards the top and pull
forward.
•Lift the shelf in the manner it moves across the
support openings.
To put back into place just reverse these steps.
I I
I I
I
I
I
To remove the crisper:
•Slide crisper straight out to the stop.
•Lift the front of the crisper, then pull it out to remove
•Replace the crisper by sliding it back in fully past the
drawer stop.
Functional Shelves (Folding Shelves, in some models)
You can store tall articles like gallons or bottles just by
simply folding the shelf in half.
CAUTION: Be careful when you handle the glass
cover because it could loose.
To remove the glass:
•Lift up the glass after inserting a screwdriver under
the crisper cover.
•Pull glass cover up and out.
GLIDE‘N’SERVE (in some models)
For storage of meat or fresh food. Adjust the control
to desired temperature by moving from COLD to
COLDER.
Pull forward to open. Lift slightly and pull it out to
remove.
To remove the crisper cover support:
NOTE: Remove glass before removing the crisper cover
support.
•While holding the crisper cover support with both
hands (as shown in the image below). Pull forward
and slightly lift the front part.
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OPTIBIN CRISPERS (in some models)
CAUTION: Be careful when you handle the glass
The OptiBin crisper maintains fruits and vegetables
fresh allowing you to easily control the humidity inside
the drawers. The Optibin crispers include 1) a front
humidity control and 2) a system that allows you to
preserve or avoid humidity.
cover because it could loose.
Removing the Interior Lattice
1
• Remove the cover (See “Removing the Vegetable
Drawer Cover”).
• Hold the glass and spin the drawer cover (1).
• Hold the rack and pull the sides of the drawer cover
out to take them off (2).
Removing the Vegetable Drawer / Crisper
• Slip out the drawer towards the outside until it stops
(1).
• Slightly lift the front part and pull the rest (2), in order
to completely remove the drawer.
• To relocate the drawer slip out towards the front until
it stops.
2
Replacing the Interior Lattice
• For each rack insert the central edge 1 (near the glass
cover) and pull the cover sides to insert it.
1
CRISPER COVER WITH INTERIOR LATTICE
(in some models)
Removing the Vegetable Drawer Cover
•Remove both drawers (see “Removing the Vegetable
Drawer/Crisper”).
•Hold onto the support (1) and pull towards the top
and then towards the outside (2).
2
DOOR RACKS
The door racks are removable for easy cleaning and
adjusting.
• To remove the rack, simply lift the rack up and pull
straight out (1).
• To replace the rack, slide it in above the desired
support button and push down until it stops (2).
1
Installing the Vegetable Drawer Cover
•Put the cover over the supports (1).
•Slightly lift the cover (2) while introducing it to the
support (3).
•Put the inferior piece of the cover in the superior
support (4).
1
2
1
2
WARNING: Somebody can be hurt if door racks
3
are not firmly assembled.
CAUTION: DO NOT allow children to play with
baskets. Sharp corners on baskets could cause
injury.
4
NOTE: DO NOT adjust a rack that is loaded with food.
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DAIRY COMPARTMENT (in some models)
DURABASE DIVIDER (in some models)
• To remove the dairy compartment, simply lift it and
pull straight out (1).
• To replace the dairy compartment, slide it in above
the desired location and push down until it stops (2).
1
Allows organizing the Durabase
area in 2 sections.
For moving the divider, just move
it in the direction that you want.
WARNING: There is enough
2
space for the children to
play.
WARNING: In order to prevent accidents, such
as suffocation, DO NOT let children and pets play
inside the durabase.
TILTING DOOR (in some models)
The tilting door provides an easy access to the frozen
food.
EGG COMPARTMENT (in some models)
Keep the eggs compartment in an interior shelf, not in
a door rack.
How to use:
Incline the door downwards
and pull it out.
CAUTION: Do not use the
eggs compartment as a
container for keeping ice in
the freezer compartment. If it
freezes, it could break easily.
WARNING: Be careful when opening the door, do
not place your feet under the door or your hands
inside the freezer; you may hurt them in doing so.
FREEZER SECTION
ICE BIN (In some models)
•Pull the drawer as much as possible (1).
•Raise the ice box and take it out carefully (2).
•Take the drawer off as much as possible and put the
ice bin in the right position (3).
Drawer
2
GLIDE-OUT DRAWER BASKET (in some models)
1
• Pull the box as much as
possible, pick up the basket
a bit (1) and pull it out (2).
Ice Bin
• To install, pull the cords to
their fullest (1). Lock the
supports of the basket
into the slides of the
cords (2) and push it all
the way through (3).
3
DURABASE (in some models)
•To remove the Durabase,
push it back, raise the front
part and pull it up (1).
•To put it back, insert the
Durabase in the rail assembly
(2).
1
1
2
3
1
2
2
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REFRIGERATOR CARE AND CLEANING
BACK COVER
WARNING
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Do not use flammable cleaners. Not following these
instructions can cause death, explosion or fire.
Before you begin, either unplug the refrigerator or
turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
NOTE: Back Cover should only
be removed by a qualified
technician.
In order to get an efficient
performance of your
refrigerator, clean the back
cover of it at least twice a year.
Using a vacum cleaner.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. However,clean both sections about
once a month to prevent odors. Wipe up spills
immediately.
GENERAL CLEANING TIPS
• Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
• Remove all removable parts, such as shelves,
crispers, etc. Refer to sections in Using Your
Refrigerator for removal instructions.
• 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.
• Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
BACK
COVER
REPLACING REFRIGERATOR LIGHTS
NOTE: The interior lighting for this model uses
LED lighting.
DO NOT try to change a LED module. LED
lighting should only be replaced by a qualified
service technician.
OUTSIDE
Wax the outside in order to create better protection.
Make sure you use a product specifically design to
be used for electro-domestic products (car wax is
acceptable). Use a clean, soft rag, and perform this task
twice a year. For metal-made refrigerators, do not wax,
simply clean it with water and detergent. Do not use
concentrated or abrasive products.
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.
CAUTION: While cleaning the inside, do not
spray water.
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic refrigerator parts.
PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels)
Do not use window sprays, abrasive cleansers, or
flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage
the material.
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POWER INTERRUPTIONS
WHEN YOU MOVE
1. In case of a black out, call your electric company
and ask how long it will last.
2.If the power will be out for 24 hours or less,
keep all refrigerator doors closed to help foods
stay cold and frozen.
3. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours:
a) Remove all frozen food and store it in a
frozen food locker.
b) Put 2 lbs (907 g) of frozen ice (make sure
you use gloves) for each square foot (28 L)
inside the freezer. This task will preserve the
food for 2 to 4 days.
c) In case you do not possess neither ice chest
or dry ice, consume your food as soon as
possible.
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. Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
5. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well
and tape them together so they don’t shift and
rattle during the move. Refer to sections in
Using your Refrigerator for removal
instructions.
6. 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.
7. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord
to the refrigerator cabinet.
REMEMBER: In a power failure, a full freezer
stays cold longer than a partially filled one.
A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than
a freezer full of baked goods. If you see that
food contains ice crystals, it may be safely
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may
be affected.
If the condition of the food is poor or if you
feel it unsafe, dispose of it.
When you get to your new home, put everything
back and refer to the Installing Your Refrigerator
section for preparation instructions.
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.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Depending on your model, set the thermostat
control (refrigerator control) to OFF. See the
Setting the Controls section.
3. Clean refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both
doors to prop them open far enough for air to
get in. This stops odor and mold from building
up.
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UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator might produce certain noises that
•You will hear a bell sound caused by the flow of the
your previous refrigerator did not. It is normal if you worry.
refrigerant, water pipe or objects located on the superior
Most of the new sounds you will be hearing are actually
part of the refrigerator.
normal and expected. Hard surfaces like walls or floor
can increase sounds and make them sound louder than •Your refrigerator is designed to work efficiently to
they really are. The following list has a description of such
preserve your food at the desired temperature using
sounds along with their causes.
the least of energy. You will be able to hear a pulsing
sound coming from the ventilators and the evaporator.
The speed of the ventilator can speed up when you
open the refrigerator door.
•After each cycle you will hear a dripping sound due to
the refrigerant liquid in your refrigerator.
•Contraction and expansion of the inner walls can cause
a slight popping sound.
•You will hear a dripping sound caused during the thawing
cycle
•During the defrosting cycle the water might cause a
dripping sound.
•You can hear some tight air sound over the capacitor
caused by the fan.
•Running water can be heard during the defrosting
•The thawing timer will make a “click” sound when such
cycle.
timer will start and finish. Temperature controlling
device will also make a “click” sound at the beginning •Due to its low energy consumption design of the
and ending of the refrigerator cycle.
refrigerator; the fans will remain of, while the on-off
switch activated the internal light of bin.
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
THE REFRIGERATOR
WON´T TURN ON
•The plug is correctly positioned.
•Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper
•A fuse has gone bad or the circuit
voltage.
presents failures.
•Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
•The refrigerator is in the defrosting •Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
cycle.
THE CONTROL
PANEL LIGHTS
ARE BLINKING
SECUENTIALLY.
(1-2-3-4-5-6-7)
•Refrigerator is in Demo Mode. •The Demonstration Mode disables the cooling
(Demonstration Mode)
system; only the lamps and display work
normally.
•To disable press ULTRA ICE
and Adjust
Temp buttons at the same time for 5
seconds.
•The refrigerator is plugged.
•The light bulbs are loose.
•Plug the refrigerator in a right voltage plug.
•Unplug the refrigerator. Unscrew the Light bulb
and screw it again (Read the section Refrigerator
Care and Cleaning). Plug again.
•Unplug the refrigerator before changing the
light bulb. Replace the bulb with a same 40
watts bulb for your local store. (Read the section
Replacing Refrigerator Lights).
THE LIGHT WON’T
TURN ON
•A light bulb has gone bad.
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Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
STRANGE SOUNDS
OR SNOOZING/
VIBRATIONS
•The refrigerator is not correctly •You need to adjust the leveling screws due the
positioned.
floor is unleveled or weak. Read the Installation
section.
IT LOOKS LIKE
THE COMPRESSOR
MOTOR STAYS ON
TOO LONG
•The replaced refrigerator was an •Modern refrigerators with a bigger storage
older model.
capacity require longer periods of operation.
•The room temperature is hotter •The motor will continue working when the room
than usual.
temperature is high. The motor might be on
between 40% or 80% of the time. In high
temperature conditions, the capacitor might run
on periods of time.
•The door is being opened very often •When adding or opening the door of the
or there has been a big amount of
refrigerator, it warms it up. It’s normal that the
food in storage.
refrigerator to run more that usual in order to cool
the bins. (Read the section Food Storage Guide).
To save energy, take what you need at once, order
your food in order so it can be easily found and
close the door immediately soon after you took
out the food.
•The refrigerator is plugged and the •The refrigerator will take 24 hours to cool down
control has been adjusted correctly.
completely.
•Doors won’t close correctly.
•Push firmly the Doors. If they don’t close. Read
Doors will not close completely below.
•The condenser pipes are dirty.
•This will stop the air transfer and marked the
motor to work longer and harder. Clean the pipes
of the condenser.
•The refrigerator is not leveled.
DOORS WILL
NOT CLOSE
COMPLETELY
•The food packages are blocking the
doors.
•The ice bin, the vegetable bin, the
panels and the shelves from the
door are out of place or position.
•The gaskets are sticking.
•The refrigerator wobbles or looks
instable.
•The doors were removed during
the installation and they weren’t
properly setup.
•Read Refrigerator Installation section to level
refrigerator.
•Adjust the food bins in order to free space
between the doors and the shelves.
•Push the containers and place the vegetable cover
lid, the panels, shelves and any other container or
bin in their right positions. Read the section Using
your Refrigerator.
•Clean the seal rings and the surface they might be
in contact with. Use a piece of cloth with a small
amount of paraffin and apply it over the seal rings.
•Level the refrigerator. Read the section Closing
and Aligning the Doors.
•Remove and place again the door according to
the section Refrigerator Doors: How to remove
and reverse.
THERE´S ICE ON
THE FOOD
•The door hasn’t been closed •Read Doors Will not Close Completely already
completely.
mentioned.
•The door is frequently opened.
•When the door is opened, warm, humid air is
allowed in the freezer resulting in frost.
THERE´S WATER IN
THE DRAINING BIN
•The refrigerator is in defrosting •The water will evaporate. It is normal that some
cycle.
water falls on the bin.
•It’s more humid than usual.
•It might take a while for the water to evaporate.
This is normal when the weather is hot and humid.
THE
REFRIGERATOR
SEEMS TO MAKE
TOO MUCH NOISE
•The sounds may be normal for your •Refer to the Understanding Sounds You May Hear
refrigerator.
section.
THE DOORS ARE
HARD TO OPEN
•The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
•Clean the gaskets and surface that they are in
contact with. Use a damp cloth with paraffin also
apply over the seal rings.
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Problem
THE DOORS ARE
HARD TO OPEN
Possible Causes
Solutions
•When you open the door, the warm air enters
•The door opens itself as soon as
in the refrigerator. When this air is cooled down
you close it.
it occupies less volume and creates a vacuum
effect. If it is difficult to open wait 5 minutes then
check.
•The air vents are blocked. The •With your hand find the vents and move and
cool air flows from freezer to the
package that might be blocking the air flow. See
refrigerator and returns thru the
the Multi Flow Section.
vents that dive this section.
•The doors open very easily.
•When the doors are opened the warm and humid
air enters. To keep your refrigerator cool, take what
you need once and you’re your food organized to
make it easy to find. Close the door a soon as
you can.
•The refrigerator control has not been •Wait 24 hours to stabilize the temperature. If the
THE TEMPERATURE
adjusted for the room conditions.
temperature is cold or hot, move the control until
IS TOO HOT
the desire temperature is reached.
OR THERE´S
•A large amount of food is just been •After adding food to the refrigerator this will warm
HUMIDITY FORMED
placed inside the refrigerator.
up. It might take some hours for the refrigerator to
INSIDE THE
reach its temperature.
REFRIGERATOR
•The food has not been well packed •Wrap the food evenly and before packing anything
dry all the bins to avoid humidity. If it is necessary,
in each bin.
pack the food according to the section Food
Storage Guide.
•The doors haven’t been closed •Read Doors will not Close Correctly section.
correctly.
•In humid weathers, the air contains humidity,
•The weather is humid.
which introduces it self if the doors are opened.
•It’s normal that some water props get formed
•The auto-defrosting cycle is over.
after the defrosting cycle is completed.
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