LG | GM-F238SS | LG GM-F238SS 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
GM-F238SS
P/No. MFL61987630
www.lg.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions
Requirements for Ground Connection
Parts and Features
Refrigerator Installation
Unpacking
Installation Installation of Base Grille
How to remove and install Handle
How to remove and Install the
Refrigerator Doors
How to remove and Install Pull-Out Drawer
Closing and Aligning the doors
Using your Refrigerator
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
Multi Flow
Door Alarm
Setting the controls
Adjusting Control Settings Water Dispenser
Food Storage Guide
Storing Frozen Food
Refrigerator Section
Refrigerator Shelves
Frozen Meat Compartment
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
2-3
3
4
5-11
5
5
5
6
7-8
9-10
11
12-17
12
12
12
12
13
13
14
14
15-17
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15
16
16
16
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Refrigerator Care and Cleaning
Refrigerator Cleaning
Outside
Inside
Door Lining & Gaskets
Plastic Parts (Covers and Panel)
Back Cover
Replacing Refrigerator Lights
Replacing Freezer Lights
Power Interruptions
When Going on Vacation
When Moving
Water Filter
18-20
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18
18
18
18
18
18
19
19
19
19
20
About the Automatic Icemaker
Connecting the Water Line
Troubleshooting Guide
21
22-24
24-27
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY MESSAGES
This manual contains several important safety notices. Always read and obey all of the following safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol is a warning to potential dangers that could cause death, injury
or damage to you, others or the product. All safety messages will follow after this warning symbol and the
word “DANGER”, “CAUTION” or “WARNING”. These words mean:
DANGER
You may be killed or suffer fatal damage if you do not follow instructions.
WARNING
You may be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor injury
or damage to the product.
All safety messages inform you of potential danger, advise you on how to reduce the risk of injury and tell you what
can occur if the instructions are not followed.
WARNING
•For your safety, this product should be properly
grounded. Have a qualified professional check the
electrical circuit and outlet to ensure a proper ground
connection.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or personal
injury, the following precaution measures should be
followed:
•NEVER disconnect the refrigerator by pulling the
power cord, always grip the plug firmly and disconnect
it directly from the outlet.
•Read all instructions before utilizing the product. Utilize
this product only as explicitly expressed in this guide.
•Immediately repair or replace all faulty or damaged
service cables. Do not use cords that have cracks or
abrasion damage on the length of the cord or on the
plug.
•Once the refrigerator is operating, avoid touching cold
surfaces of the freezer with damp or wet hands; the
skin could become adhered to these surfaces.
•DO NOT store or use gasoline or other combustible
liquids or vapors in proximity with this or any other
electrical appliance.
•In refrigerators with an automatic ice dispenser, avoid
contact with moving parts of the ejector mechanism
or with the heating mechanism that discharges the
cubes. DO NOT place your fingers or hands in the
ice dispenser mechanism while the refrigerator is
connected.
•DO NOT permit children to climb, stand or swing from
the doors or shelves of the refrigerator. This can cause
serious injury to them and damage to the product.
•DO NOT refreeze foods which have already thawed.
“...You can refreeze food that has thawed if they contain
ice crystals or are cold and below 40 °F (4 °C)”.
•Keep your fingers away from areas in which they
can become caught, such as the doors, hinges and
cabinets. Be careful closing the doors when children
are near.
“...Ground beef, perishable food or seafood that is
discolored or has an unpleasant odor should not be
frozen or consumed. Consumption of melted ice cream
should also be avoided. If the odor or color of food is
questionable, discard it. The food may be dangerous to
consume”.
•When moving your refrigerator, take care not to roll
over the electrical cord.
•Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning or repairing.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any repair
services be performed by a qualified professional.
“Partial thawing or refreezing reduces the quality of the
food, especially fruit, vegetables and prepared meals.
The quality of red meat is less affected than other foods.
Use refrozen products as soon as possible in order to
maintain their quality”.
•Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, unplug the
refrigerator or shut down the circuit breaker to avoid
contact with a live wire (the bulb could break while
being replaced). NOTE: Setting the control to the OFF
position does not disconnect the power from the light
bulb circuit.
•Do not keep bottles in the freezer compartment, they
could explode after freezing and cause damage.
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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CAUTION
This appliance is not intended for use by children, persons with physical or mental disabilities, persons with reduced
sensory or mental capacity, or persons with lack of experience or know-how, unless they have supervision or instruction
in relation to the use of the appliance by the person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to
assure that they do not play with the appliance.
DANGER: CHILDREN MAY BECOME TRAPPED
BEFORE DISPOSING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
OR FREEZER WHEN NO LONGER IN USE:
• Remove the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so that children
cannot easily become stuck in them.
Children becoming trapped or suffocated is not
a problem of the past. Discarded and abandoned
refrigerators are a hazard, even if they remain there
“for just a few days”. If you would like to dispose of
your old refrigerator, please follow the instructions
below to prevent any accidents.
CFC DISPOSAL
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that
uses CFC’s (chlorofluorocarbons). CFC affects the
stratospheric layer of the ozone.
If you decide to throw out your old refrigerator, ensure
that CFC contaminants are properly disposed of by a
qualified professional. If you intentionally remove the
CFC refrigerant, you could be subject to fines or prison
in accordance with environmental legislation in effect.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GROUND CONNECTION
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
(Plug type depending on region)
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully.
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
Your refrigerator must always be plugged to its own
outlet which is adequately grounded. The energy current
should only be 240 Volts, 50 Hz, A.C. and fused at 10
Amperes.
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY, this appliance must
be properly grounded (earthed). Have a qualified
electrician check your wall outlet to ensure that the
plug is grounded properly.
This provides the best performance and prevents an
overload which could cause a fire from the overheating
of the cables. It is recommended that a separate circuit
be used for this appliance, as well as a receptacle that
cannot be disconnected with a switch.
Do not use an extension cable.
ACCESSIBILITY OF SUPPLY CORD
When you decide the placement of your refrigerator, as
a stationary appliance, it should have its plug accessible
at all times.
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.
Do not, under any circumstance, cut or extract the third
(pin) prong from the power cord.
NOTE: Before installation, cleaning or replacing light
bulbs, you must disconnect the appliance from the
power source. When finished, plug the appliance back in
and adjust the thermostat to the desired position.
DO NOT USE EXTENSION CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
condition, we strongly recommend against the use of an
extension cord.
WARNING
REPLACING ELECTRICAL CABLE
If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
our service center or qualified LG technician to avoid
any risk.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
Drawer Model
A
L
B
K
C
D
J
E
F
I
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 Light
I
B Shelves
J Freezer Light
C Optibin Crisper
K Door Racks
Keeps fruits and vegetable fresh and crisp
D Icemaker*
Pull Out Drawer
L Water Filter
E Ice Bin*
F Durabase
G Durabase divider
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* On some models
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
2.Install the refrigerator in an area between 55 °F
(13 °C) and 110 °F (43 °C). If the surrounding temperature
is lower or higher than previously mentioned, it can
adversely affect the unit.
WARNING
EXCESSIVE WEIGHT HAZARD
Use the assistance of two or more persons to move or
install the refrigerator. Not following these instructions
may cause injury to the back and other parts of the
body.
ONCE INSTALLED
1.Carefully clean your refrigerator and remove and dust
accumulated during shipping.
2.Install accessories such as the ice bin, door racks,
shelves, etc., in their proper places. These are already
packed to prevent any possible damage during
shipping.
3.Leave your refrigerator on for 2 to 3 hours before
storing food inside. Verify that there is a flow of cold air
in the freezer compartment to ensure proper cooling.
Your refrigerator is now ready for use.
UNPACKING
Before installing your refrigerator, remove any tape
or temporary stickers. Do not remove any stickers
that feature warnings, the model serial number or the
technical label of the product located on the back of the
refrigerator.
To remove adhesive tape residue, rub it well with your
fingers and a little liquid detergent. Clean with warm
water and let dry.
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.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
liquids or abrasive cleaning products to remove the
adhesive tape or glue. These products can damage the
surface of your refrigerator. For more information, see
the section on “Important Safety Instructions”.
The shelves come already installed in their factory
position. Remove the shelves and replace them
according to your spacing needs.
INSTALLATION OF BASE GRILLE
Uninstalling or Replacing the Base Grille
1.Remove the 2 screws from the bottom front part of
your refrigerator (see Figure A).
2.Take off the cover.
Moving Your Refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is extremely heavy. Make sure you
protect the floor when moving your refrigerator for
cleaning or servicing. Always pull your refrigerator
straight out when moving it. Do not shift from side
to side or “walk” the refrigerator when attempting to
move it as this can cause damage to the floor.
Figure A
WARNING
Installing the Base Grille
1.Align the bottom cover and place in position. Insert
the 2 screws and twist in place (see Figure B).
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Figure B
Keep all flammable materials and vapors (such as
gasoline) away from the refrigerator. Not following
these instructions may cause death, explosion or fire
INSTALLATION
CAUTION: Avoid placing the unit near heat
sources, direct sunlight or humidity.
Keep a Proper Distance from Adjacent
Objects
Please keep the refrigerator at an
adequate distance from other objects.
Insufficient spacing can reduce the
refrigerator’s freezing efficiency and
increase electricity consumption.
1.To avoid vibration, the unit should be leveled. If needed,
adjust the leveling screws to compensate for an
unleveled floor. The front should be slightly taller than
the rear to ensure that the doors close properly. The
leveling screws can easily be turned by slightly tilting
the front of the refrigerator, turning the leveling screws
clockwise (
) to raise it and counter-clockwise
(
) to lower it.
(5.08 cm) 2”
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
10 mm (.375 in)
6.35 mm (1/4 in)
9.52 mm (3/8 in)
Hex Socket Wrench
Phillips Screwdriver
Flat Head Screwdriver
6.35 mm (1/4 in)
2.38 mm (3/32 in)
Allen Wrench
NOTE: It is always recommended that the doors be removed when it is necessary to move the refrigerator through a
narrow opening. If it is necessary to remove the handles follow the directions below.
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from illustrations on this page.
DOOR HANDLE REMOVING
1. Removing Refrigerator Handle
Loosen the set screws with the 2.38 mm (3/32 in) Allen
wrench and remove the handle.
•NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need to be
tightened or removed, use a 6.35 mm (1/4 in) Allen
wrench.
DOOR HANDLE INSTALLATION
1. Reinstalling Refrigerator Handle
Place the handle on the door by aligning
handle footprints to fit mounting fasteners and
tighten the set screws with a 2.38 mm (3/32 in) Allen
wrench.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need to be
tightened or removed, use a 6.35 mm (1/4 in) Allen
wrench.
Mounting
Fasteners
Set Screw
Mounting
Fasteners
Allen Wrench
2. Reinstalling Freezer Drawer Handle
Place the handle on the door by aligning
handle footprints to fit mounting fasteners and
tighten the set screws on the bottom of the
handle with a 3.17 mm (1/8 in) Allen wrench.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need to be
tightened or removed, use a 6.35 mm (1/4 in) Allen
wrench.
2. Removing Freezer Drawer Handle
Loosen the set screws located on the lower side of
the handle with the 3.17 mm (1/8 in) Allen wrench and
remove the handle.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need to be
tightened or removed, use a 6.35 mm (1/4 in) Allen
wrench.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL REFRIGERATOR DOOR
1. Removing Refrigerator Doors
Remove the left-side door first.
NOTE: Handle, top hinge and hinge cover appearance may vary from illustrations on this page.
WARNING
• Disconnect electrical supply to the refrigerator before installing. Failure to do so could result in death or serious
injury.
• Do not put hands or feet or metal sticks into the air vents, base grille, or bottom of the refrigerator. You may be
injured or receive an electrical shock.
• Be careful when you work with the hinge, base grille, and stopper. You may be injured.
• Remove food and any bins from doors.
XX Left Door
• Loosen the screws and remove the cover on back side (see figure A).
• Disconnect water supply tube by pushing back on the disconnect ring (3).
• Loosen the cover screw (1).
• Disconnect door switch wire (2).
• Pull out the tube (4).
CAUTION: If a tube end is deformed or worn out, cut the damaged portion away.
• Disconnect wire harness (5).
• Loosen screws (6) and lift off the top hinge (7).
• 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.
XX Right Door
• Loosen the cover screw (1).
• Disconnect door switch wire (2).
• Disconnect wire harness (4).
• Remove the ground screw (8).
• Loosen screws (6) and lift off the top hinge (7).
• Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
(1)
(1)
(2)
(2)
(6)
(5)
(4)
(8)
(4)
(6)
(7)
(7)
Figure A
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL REFRIGERATOR DOOR (CONT.)
2. Refrigerator Door Reinstallation
Install the right-side door first.
XX Right Door
• Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (1).
• Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet.
• Fit the top hinge (2) over the hinge lever latch (3) and into place. Rotate the lever (4) counterclockwise to secure
the hinge.
• Hook the tab on the door-switch side of the cover (5) under the edge of the wire opening in the cabinet top.
• Position the cover into place.
• Insert and tighten the cover screw (6).
XX Left Door
• Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (7).
• Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet.
• Fit the top hinge (8) over the hinge lever latch (9) and into place. Rotate the lever (10) clockwise to secure the
hinge.
• Install the grounding screw (11) and connect all the wire harnesses (12).
• Push the water supply tube (13) into the hole on the top case and pull it through the backplate.
Disassembly:
Caution
1. Pull out tube while pressing
collets and disassemble it.
Connecting tube color
• Blue to Blue
• White to White
Assembly:
1. Insert tube until you can see only one line.
2. After inserting, pull out tube to check if it’s
properly inserted.
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9
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE PULL
OUT DRAWER
CAUTION: When laying down the drawer, be
careful not to damage the floor or hurt your feet
with the sharp edges on hinge side.
1. Removing Pull out Drawer
• With both hands, hold both sides of the door
(Fig. 4) and pull it up to separate it from the rails.
(Fig. 5)
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury, product or
property damage, you will need two persons to
perform the following instructions.
Fig. 4
• Pull the drawer open to full lower extension.
Remove the durabase by lifting it from rail system.
(Fig. 1)
Fig. 1
Durabase
Fig. 5
Door
supports
Rail tabes
•Put pressure on the two hangers (2) with your
thumbs in order to lift it up. (Fig. 2)
•Separate the left and right rail cover.
Fig. 2
• Push the rails back into drawer cavity. With both
hands, hold the center of the bar and push it in
so that both rails go back simultaneously. (Fig.6)
(Fig. 7)
2
Fig. 6
•Remove the screws of the rail on both sides.
(Fig. 3)
Fig. 3
Fig. 7
screw
CAUTION: When removing drawer door, do not
hold it by the handle. The door could fall down
and you may be injured. Grasp the door with both
hands as pictured below when removing.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE PULL OUT
DRAWER (CONT.)
2. Installing Pull out Drawer
• Compare the left and right rail covers on each
side. (Fig. 11)
Fig. 11
Right
Rail
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury, product
or property damage, you will need two people to
perform the following instructions.
Left
Rail
• With both hands, hold the center of the bar and
pull it out to let both rails out to full extension
simultaneously. (Fig. 8)
Fig. 8
• Align the top holes of the rail cover with the top
holes of the door supports to mount the cover.
(Fig. 12)
Fig. 12
• Hook door supports into rail tabs, starting in the
back first and then connecting the part in the
front last, as shown in the figure. (Fig. 9)
Fig. 9
Door Supports
Verify the hole’s
alignment
Rail tabes
• Lower door into final position and tighten the
screws. (Fig. 10)
Fig. 10
• With the rails pulled out to full extension, insert
the durabase in the rail assembly. (Fig. 13)
Screws
Fig. 13
Durabase
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
Drawer.
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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.
3.Insert additional snap rings until the doors are aligned.
(Three snap rings are provided per unit.)
1.Plug the refrigerator into a 3 prong grounded outlet.
Move the refrigerator into its final position.
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.
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
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.
SETTING THE CONTROLS
(Models with water dispenser)
IMPORTANT: Wipe out moisture before using the
display button as operation of the button is based
on touch sensing method and becomes slow or
other buttons may operate if moisture is stuck to the
surface of the button.
• Your refrigerator has a control pad on the
dispenser that lets you regulate the temperature
in the freezer and refrigerator compartments.
• Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL at
37 °F (3 °C) and the FREEZER CONTROL at 0
°F (–18 °C). Leave it at this setting for 24 hours
(one day) to stabilize. Then adjust adjust the
compartment temperature as desired.
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.
•
•
•
Refrigerator Temp Control: 33 °F to 46 °F (0 °C
to 8 °C) The lower the number setting, the colder
the refrigerator compartment will become.
Freezer Temp Control: -6 °F to 8 °F (-21 °C to
-13 °C) When the setting is at a lower number,
the freezer compartment becomes colder. The
refrigerator compartment becomes warmer
because less cold air flows into the refrigerator.
Display OFF Mode: To activate this mode press
and hold ICE PLUS and FREEZER key over 5
seconds until the lights turn off. If the Display is
touched or any door opens the lights will turn on
and after 20 seconds of inactivity the lights will
turn off automatically.
To exit Display OFF Mode press and hold ICE
PLUS and PLUS and FREEZER key over 5
seconds until the lights tilt. Display Energy Save
Mode does not affect the temperature control
settings of the unit.
NOTE: If you want to change °F to °C or the reverse,
press and hold FREEZER key and REFRIGERATOR
key simultaneously for 5 seconds or more.
NOTE: Touch display once to activate, then touch
again to change the settings or activate a function. If
10 seconds have passed since the display has been
touched, it will be necessary to touch “once” again to
reactivate.
This is to prevent accidental display setting changes.
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).
•
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.
•
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Ice Plus: Press the ICE PLUS button and the LED
will turn on. This function will remain activated for
24 hours and increase the cooling speed of the
freezer and the amount of ice produced.
Filter Reset: It displays in months the number
of months left to exchange the filter from the
moment power is connected to the refrigerator. If
you have changed the filter after 6 months of use,
press and hold the FILTER button 3 seconds or
more and the filter display will be initialized with a
buzzing sound.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
•
WATER DISPENSER
Dispenser Lock: Press and hold the LOCK button
for 3 seconds to lock the dispenser When it is
locked, the dispenser will not operate. To unlock,
press and hold the LOCK button for 3 seconds.
Dispenser
Switch
NOTE: The average life of the filter is 6 months.
WARNING: If a door is open, the dispenser does not
work.
Push the dispenser pad
with a glass until you hear a
click to get cold water.
Push
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.
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.
Tray can be easily removed
by pressing and pulling it.
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.
Tilt up the front of tray
slightly and snap the ribs
into the holes to replace
the tray.
Ribs
Holes
Important: When the refrigerator is first connected
to the water supply, it’s necessary to dispense 2.5
gallons (9.46 liters) of water to remove trapped air
from the system. (Approximately 5 minutes). This is
necessary to avoid possible leaks or problems when
dispensing water.
Remove any objects
blocking air flow.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
ITEMS
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.
HOW TO STORE
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
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.
Follow these packaging or container instructions in order
to reach the best freezing
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.
Freezing
IMPORTANT: Do not keep bottles in the freezer
compartment, they may explode after freezing and
cause damage.
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.
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.
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.
WARNING
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.
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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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR SECTION
Sliding Shelves (in some models)
You can slide some of the shelves in your refrigerator
towards inside or outside like explained below.
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
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.
•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.
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.
Figure A
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.
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.
Adjusting Shelves
Remove the shelves and adjust them to your convenience.
Functional Shelves (Folding Shelves, in some models)
You can store tall articles like gallons or bottles just by
simply folding the shelf in half.
•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.
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2
FROZEN MEAT COMPARMENT
(in some models)
To remove the frozen meat compartment:
Pull the frozen meat compartment forward while holding
it with your other hand, slightly lift and pull.
• 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.
To replace the frozen meat compartment just follow the
steps in reverse.
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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.
On some models
applied an in dependant
temperature control.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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.
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cover because it could loose.
Removing the Interior Lattice
2
• 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.
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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).
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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).
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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).
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2
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2
WARNING: Somebody can be hurt if door racks
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are not firmly assembled.
CAUTION: DO NOT allow children to play with
baskets. Sharp corners on baskets could cause
injury.
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NOTE: DO NOT adjust a rack that is loaded with food.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
DAIRY COMPARTMENT (in some models)
WARNING: There is enough space for the children
• 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).
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to play.
WARNING: In order to prevent accidents, such
as suffocation, DO NOT let children and pets play
inside the durabase.
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TILTING DOOR (in some models)
The tilting door provides an
easy access to the frozen
food.
How to use:
Incline the door downwards
and pull it out.
EGG COMPARTMENT (in some models)
Keep the eggs compartment in an interior shelf, not in
a door rack.
CAUTION: Do not use the
WARNING: Be careful when opening the door, do
eggs compartment as a
container for keeping ice in
the freezer compartment. If it
freezes, it could break easily.
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)
To remove Ice Bin:
•Pull the drawer as much as possible (1).
•Raise the ice box and take it out carefully (2).
To reinstall Ice Bin:
•Take the drawer off as much as possible and put the
ice bin in the right position.
GLIDE-OUT DRAWER BASKET (in some models)
Drawer
2
• Pull the box as much as
possible, pick up the basket
a bit (1) and pull it out (2).
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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).
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).
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1
2
2
DURABASE DIVIDER
(in some models)
3
Allows organizing the Durabase
area in 2 sections.
For moving the divider, just move
it in the direction that you want.
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REFRIGERATOR CARE AND CLEANING
BACK COVER
WARNING
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Before you begin, either unplug the refrigerator or turn
off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
Do not use flammable cleaners. Not following these
instructions can cause death, explosion or fire.
NOTE: Back Cover should only
be removed by a qualified
technician.
The refrigerator, as well as the freezer, do their own
de-freezing. This process does not prevent the build
up of contaminants, therefore it is suggested that you
clean both parts once a month; clean spilled liquids
immediately.
In order to get an efficient
performance of your refrigerator,
clean the back cover of it at least
twice a year.
REFRIGERATOR CLEANING
REPLACING REFRIGERATOR LIGHTS
•Unplug your refrigerator.
•Pull out all of the removable parts (such as the
vegetable and dairy doors).
•Use a clean sponge (or a soft rag) and use it with
lukewarm water mixed with detergent. Do not use
abrasive or concentrated cleaners.
•Hand wash it, and dry it thoroughly.
•Plug the refrigerator back in.
BACK
COVER
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
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 light bulbs for electric-domestic products
will fit your refrigerator. When replacing them, make
sure they are the same size, shape, and of a potency of
40 watts.
NOTE: The light bulbs will turn off, if the door of the
refrigerator is left open for seven minutes. If the door is
shut, the bulbs will turn on again.
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.
Replacing the Refrigerator Light:
1. Unplug your refrigerator.
2.Pull out all of the shelves.
3.Slide a flat screwdriver (1) into the opening of the
light bulb, and pull it downwards (2).
NOTE: Avoid the usage of chemical products that
contain phosphates or bleach.
INSIDE (Allow freezer to slightly warm up a small
degree to prevent cloth from sticking)
In order to eliminate bad odors, clean the inside of
the refrigerator with a mixture of baking powder and
lukewarm water (one teaspoon of baking powder per cup
of water). Ensure that the powder dissolves thoroughly, in
order to prevent any sort of damage.
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2
DOOR LINING AND GASKETS
Use only a mild detergent (such as dish soap).
PLASTIC PARTS (Covers and Panels)
Do not use abrasive, paper or rough products. These
could damage the product.
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REFRIGERATOR CARE AND CLEANING
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
4. Turn the bulb counter clockwise and remove it.
5. Install the new light bulb.
6. Take the cover (1), lock the hooks (2) from the rear
part of the light bulb and push it upwards (3).
1.
In case of a black out, call your electric company
and ask how long it will last.
2. In case of a 24 hour or less black out, do not open
the refrigerator; this will keep the food fresh.
3. In case of a longer black out, do one of the following
options:
• Pull out all of the frozen food and keep them in an
ice chest.
• 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 fro 2 to 4 days.
• In case you do not possess neither ice chest or dry
ice, consume your food as soon as possible.
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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.
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Replacing the Freezer light
1. Unplug the refrigerator.
2. Unlock the cover of the light bulb using your thumbs
(2).
WHEN GOING ON VACATION
If you decide to leave your refrigerator on when going
away, consider these steps:
1.Consume all of the perishable items and freeze the
rest.
2.Empty the ice bin.
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If you decide to leave your refrigerator off:
1.Remove all of the food.
2.Unplug your refrigerator.
3.Clean and dry it well.
4.Make sure the doors stay open (use blocks or tape) in
order to prevent bad odors and fungi from happening.
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3. Remove the light bulb and replace it with a new one.
4. Take the cover (3), lock the hooks of it (4) and push
it upwards (5).
5. Plug the refrigerator back in.
WHEN MOVING
If you decide to take your refrigerator with you when
moving, consider the following:
1.Remove all of the food from it, and place the frozen
food in an ice chest with dry ice.
2.Unplug your refrigerator.
3.Empty the water from its tray.
4.Clean and dry it with a rag.
5.Pull out all of the removable parts, and wrap them with
adhesive tape.
6.Depending on the model of the refrigerator, lift the top
part of the refrigerator so it can roll with ease, or screw
the levelers so it won´t scratch the floor. Consult to the
section “Closing and Aligning Doors”.
7.Keep the doors closed with the cable glued to the
refrigerator cabinet with an adhesive tape.
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3
5
When your refrigerator arrives to your home, put
everything back into place and read the section
“Refrigerator Installation” in order to obtain installation
preparation. In case your refrigerator has a factory ice
maker, remember you have to reconnect the water
supply.
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REFRIGERATOR CARE AND CLEANING
FILTER
It is recommended that you replace the filter when the
water filter indicator light turns on or your water
dispenser or ice maker decreases noticeably.
4.Replace with a new cartridge.
Take the new cartridge out of its packaging and
remove protective cover from the o-rings.
With cartridge knob in the vertical position, push the
new filter cartridge into the cover until it stops.
After changing the water filter cartridge, reset the water
filter status display and indicator light by pressing and
holding the BUTTON for 3 seconds.
If you can´t turn the filter from side to side, it isn’ t
fully inserted. Push it in firmly and twist it into place.
You will hear it click into place.
Using its handle, twist the cartridge clockwise about
1/4 turn. You will hear when it clicks into place.
How to change the old cartridge.
1. Turn the shutoff valve off (house valve).
2.Dispense water from the system to empty the tubing
(approximately for 50 seconds).
3.Remove the old cartridge.
Rotate the knob of the cartridge counter clockwise.
5.Turn the shutoff valve on (house valve).
When the cartridge is removed, it will click out of
place.
Pull out the cartridge.
After installing water filter:
1. Turn on household water supply.
2.Dispense 2.5 gallons (9.46L) of water to purge the
system, depressing and releasing the dispenser
button (30 seconds ON, 60 seconds OFF). Open
the refrigerator door and shelf area to check for water
leaks.
NOTE: There will be water in the cartridge. Some
spilling may occur through the hole at rear bottom side
of cover. You may use a cup or something like that to
prevent spilt water drop into food.
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ABOUT THE AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER
YOU MUST TURN THE SWITCH TO O (OFF)
NOTE: The automatic Ice maker is only included in some
models. Check your specifications of your refrigerator.
• When the water supply is interrupted for many hours.
• When the ice container is left out of its place for more
than one or two minutes.
• When the refrigerator will not be in use for various
days.
WARNING
PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD
Avoid contact with any moving parts of the ejector
mechanism.
DO NOT place your fingers in the automatic ice maker
when the refrigerator is plugged in.
NORMAL SOUNDS
• The valve will emit a buzzing sound when the ice maker
is full of water. If the switch is placed in the off position
the buzz will still be heard even when the water pipe
has not been connected. To avoid this sound, move
switch to O (off) position.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
After turning on your refrigerator, the ice will start to be
made between 12 and 24 hours.
NOTE: The ice maker can get damaged if the switch is
kept in the ON position before the water pipe has been
connected.
• While the ice maker is filling up with water and
producing ice, you will hear the sound of the ice falling
and water flowing through the pipes.
PREPARING FOR VACATIONS
Ice maker
Move the ice maker switch to the O (off) position and cut
the flow of water going into the refrigerator.
Switch
Sensor
If room temperature is at freezing point, have a
specialized technician drain the flow of water from the
inner pipes (certain models) to avoid broken pipe related
damage.
The ice maker produces 12 cubes per cycle (in between
80 and 100 cubes in a 24 hour period), depending on
the temperature of the freezer, the times in which the
door opens, and other using conditions (amount of food
in the freezer, etc).
NOTE: It is necessary to have a water source when both
water and/or Ice dispensers are available in your product.
If the refrigerator is used before the connection of water
to the ice maker was performed, you must turn its dial
to O (off).
When the water connections are performed, turn its dial
to I (on).
The ice maker will fill up (and start making ice) between
12 and 24 hours after the refrigerator is turned on.
Throw away the first batch of ice. Make sure that nothing
interferes with the sensor.
When the ice reaches the sensor, the ice maker will stop
to make ice immediately.
It’s normal that some ice gets stuck. If the ice is not used
frequently, the older cubes of ice will be opaque in color,
smaller, and with a strange flavor.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
BEFORE START
To determine how much pipe material is needed,
measures the distances between the valves located
behind the refrigerator and the source of water and add
to that 8 feet (2,4 m). Make sure there is sufficient pipe
material to allow the free movement of the refrigerator
from the wall
The water source is not guaranteed by the refrigerator
manufacturer. Follow instructions carefully in order to
reduce damage.
Air located inside the water pipes can cause hammering
or tapping causing damage to the inner pipes or water
spillage in the inside of the refrigerator. Call a qualified
plumber to fix such hammering on the connections
before installing the water pipe.
• A cold water source. Water pressure should be between
0,138 and 0,82 MPa or 20 and 120 PSI for models not
containing water filter and between 0,276 and 0,82
MPa or 40 and 120 PSI for models containing water
filter.
To avoid burn damage or such, never connect refrigerator
to hot water pipes.
• A drill.
If you are to use the refrigerator before connecting it
to the water source, make sure the ice maker is the off
position.
• Adjustable 1/2” (12,7 mm) key.
Never attempt to install the ice maker pipes in areas
where room temperature is below freezing point.
• Two 1/4” (6,35 mm) diameter
compression nuts with two
sides to connect the copper
pipe to the refrigerator valve.
• Flat and Phillips style (star) screwdriver.
When using any electrical device (like a drill) during
the installation, make sure device is doubly isolated or
making ground to prevent risk of electrical surge or
discharge.
If your current copper pipe has some reduction on the
ends, it will be necessary to get and
adaptor (found in hardware stores)
to connect the water line to the
refrigerator. It is also possible to cut
such reductions with a pipe cutter
and use the compression connections mentioned above.
All installations should be done considering local water
and drainage requirements.
• If an inverted osmosis water filtration system is
connected to the cold water source, the water hose
installation is not assured or guaranteed by the
refrigerator or automated ice maker manufacturer.
Follow the next instructions carefully to minimize costly
water related damages.
• When having an inverted osmosis water filtration
system connected to the cold-water flow, the water
pressure for such system must be at least between
40-60 PSI or 0,27 MPa (2,8 kg · f / cm ² ~ 4,2 kg · f
/ cm ², (2,8 kg · f / cm ² ~ 4,2 kg · f / cm ², less than
2 ~ 3 seconds to fill a 7 oz of capacity cup [0,2 liters]).
• If the inverted osmosis water filtration system pressure
is less than 21 PSI or 0,14 MPa (1,5 kg · f / cm ², more
than four (4) seconds to fill a 7 oz of capacity cup [0,2
liters]):
a) Identify if the sediments filter in the inverted osmosis
system is being blocked. Replace filter if necessary.
b) Allow inverted osmosis system storage tank to refill
after extensive usage.
c) Call a qualified plumber if the inverted osmosis water
pressure problem continues.
• Bypass valve to connect to
the cold water line. The valve
must have a water opening
with an interior 5/32” (3,46
mm) diameter in the coldwater connection point. These
valves can be located in any cold-water connection
package. Before buying make sure such valve meets
local standards and requirements.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Install the valve to the pipe that you use to drink water.
(Connect only to a potable water source).
IMPORTANT: Use only new hose-sets supplied with the
appliance and do not reuse old hose-sets.
1. CLOSE THE MAIN WATER SOURCE
Open the nearest water faucet to let water flow and
empty pipes.
2. SELECT THE LOCATION OF THE
VALVE
REQUIREMENTS
Select the location of the valve that will
provide a better access. It is best to
connect to a vertical pipeline. When
connecting to a horizontal pipeline is
necessary, make the connection in the
lateral or upper area instead of the lower
area to prevent accumulation of sediment.
• 1/4” (6,35 mm) in diameter copper pipe to
connect refrigerator to the water pipe. Make
sure both terminals are cut in
squared manner.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
3. DRILL A HOLE FOR THE VALVE
7. CONNECT PIPELINE TO VALVE
Drill a 1/4” (6,35 mm) diameter
hole in the water pipeline.
Remove jagged edges produces
after perforation. Make sure
water does not reach the drill.
Not performing the 1/4” (6,35
mm) perforation can lead to a
low or smaller ice production.
Place the compression nut and the copper pipe ferule at
the end of the pipe and connect to the valve. Make sure
the pipe is completely inserted into the valve. Tighten
nut carefully.
Saddle Type
Shutoff Valve
Compression Nut
4. TIGHTEN THE VALVE
Tight the valve into the cold water pipeline with a tube
trap.
Packing Nut
Pipe Clamp
Outlet Valve
Ferule (sleeve)
8. DRAIN THE PIPE
Saddle Type
Shutoff Valve
Open the main water source (1) and drain the pipe until
water comes out clear.
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
NOTE: Codes for 248 CMR pipelines of the state of
Massachusetts must be attached to the connection.
Valves of this type are banned in Massachusetts. Call an
authorized plumber.
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5. TIGHTEN THE TRAP
Tighten the trap until the sealing ring begins to grow.
NOTE: Make sure it is not too tight, this can break the
pipe.
Allow water flow from the bypass valve (2) and close after
draining 1/4 of a gallon (1L) of water.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
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9. CONNECT PIPE TO REFRIGERATOR
6. PLACE THE PIPELINE
NOTES:
• Before making connection to refrigerator, make sure it
is not connected to any energy source.
• If your refrigerator does not have a water filter, it is
advised to install one.
• If your water source contains sand or related particles
that can travel to the valve, install a water filter near the
refrigerator.
Place the pipeline between the cold water pipe and the
refrigerator. Place it through a hole in the wall or floor
(behind the refrigerator or next to the cabinet) as close
to the wall as possible.
NOTE: Make sure there is a sufficient amount of extra
pipeline (8 feet [244 mm] coiled up three times with a
10” [25 cm] in diameter) to allow free movement of the
refrigerator from the wall after installation was made.
WARNING
Connect always to a potable water source to
avoid security and health issues.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
10. OPEN THE BYPASS VALVE
• Remove the plastic flexible cap from the refrigerator
connection.
• Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) on to
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.
Tighten all connections containing leaks. Place access
cover back on compressor.
11. CONNECT TO REFRIGERATOR
Fix pipeline in a way that
it does not vibrate on the
refrigerator or wall. Push
refrigerator against wall.
12. TURN ICE MAKER ON
• 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.
Turn ice maker switch into the ON position. Ice maker
will start only after reaching its operating temperature
of 15 °F (-9 °C) or less. It will automatically begin the ice
production if switch is located in the ON position.
Refrigerator
Connection
Ferule
Handle
(Grabbers)
Compression
Nut
1/4" (6,35 mm)
Pipeline
1/4" (6,35 mm)
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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
THE REFRIGERATOR
WON´T TURN ON
THE LIGHT WON’T
TURN ON
Possible Causes
Solutions
•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 refrigerator is plugged.
•The light bulbs are loose.
•A light bulb has gone bad.
•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).
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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 IS A WEIRD
TASTE AND SMELL
IN THE ICE
•The ice maker has been installed
correctly.
•The ice has been on storage too
long.
•The food hasn’t been packed in the
correct way.
•The water supply contains mineral
and sulfur.
•The inside of the refrigerator need
cleaning.
•The ice bin needs cleaning.
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•Don’t use the first ices made.
•Dispose of that old ice and make new.
•Pack again the food because it can transfer odors
and tastes to the ice.
•You might need to install a filter in order to
eliminate the odors and taste problems.
•Read the section Refrigerator Care and Cleaning.
•Empty the bin and discard the old ice cubes.
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Problem
THERE´S WATER IN
THE DRAINING BIN
Possible Causes
Solutions
•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 ICE MAKER IS
NOT PRODUCING
ICE OR ICE CUBES
ARE FREEZING
TOO SLOWLY
•Door left open.
•Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice production.
See the Adjusting the Controls section.
•Check to see if something is holding the door
open.
•The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
THE DOORS ARE
HARD TO OPEN
•Clean the gaskets and surface that they are in
contact with. Use a damp cloth with paraffin also
apply over the seal rings.
•The door opens itself as soon as •When you open the door, the warm air enters
you close it.
in the refrigerator. When this air is cooled down
it occupies less volume and creates a vacuum
effect. If it is difficult to open wait 5 minutes then
check.
THE ICE MAKER
DOES NOT WORK
•The ice maker is off.
•Turn the ice maker to the position on (I).
•The water supply is down or not •Read the section Connecting the Water Line.
plugged.
•The freezer temperature is warm.
•Wait 24 hrs for the freezer to reach its ideal
temperature.
•The ice cubes turn off the ice maker. •Hand level the ice cubes.
•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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