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BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
User's Guide
Please read this
keep
it
handy
guide thoroughly
before
operating
and
for reference at all times.
P/No. 3828JL8057G
TABLE OF CONTENTS
English
Version
2
Instructions
3--4
Parts and Features
5
Safety
Refrigerator
Installation
Glide N Serve
19
Design-A-Door
19
Bin
20
Dairy
6--12
Egg
Box
(Optional)
20
(Optional)
6
u Freezer section
Installation
6
Ice Bin
20
Base Cover
6
Freezer Wire Door Rack
20
Durabase
21
Durabase Divider
21
Pull out Drawer
21
Your
Unpacking
Refrigerator
Removing and Replacing
Refrigerator Handles
Your
and Doors
Leveling
Using
7--11
and Door
Your
Circulation
Multi-Flow
Food
u
13
13
Control
14
Settings
Guide
14
Frozen Food
15
Storage
Storing
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
Wine Holder
Shelves
Crisper Humidity
Control
inner Surface
22
Door Liner and Gaskets
22
Plastic Parts
22
Condenser Coils
22
Bulb
Replacement
22--23
23
Interruptions
on
vacation
23
23
move
About the Automatic Icemaker
17
Connecting
17
Removing Crisper
Cover with Lattice
Inside Walls
When you
17
22
Cleaning Tips
When you go
16
(Optional)
22--23
22
Power
16
Cleaning
Outside
Light
section
Optibin Crisper
Crisper
General
13
the Controls
Adjusting
Care and
13--21
Refrigerator
Ensuring Proper Air
Setting
12
Alignment
the Water Line
Troubleshooting
on
18
2
Guide
24
25--28
29--32
This
guide
contains many
This is the
that
All
can
important safety
safety
kill
or
alert
symbol.
hurt you
or
Always
messages.
read and
obey
all
safety
messages.
It alerts you to
others,
safety messages that inform you of hazards
damage to the product.
or cause
messages will be preceded by the safety alert
DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION. These words mean:
safety
symbol
and the hazard
signal
You will be killed
or
seriously injured
if you don't follow instructions.
You
or
seriously injured
if you don't follow instructions.
can
be killed
word
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury, or product damage only.
All
safety
what
can
messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of
if the instructions are not followed.
injury
and tell you
happen
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:
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This refrigerator must be properly installed in
accordance with the Attention Installer
Instructions that were taped to the front of the
Read all instructions before
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After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch
the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment when
hands are damp or wet. Skin may adhere to the
extremely cold surfaces.
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refrigerator.
using this appliance.
NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull it
straight out from the outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all electric service
cords that have become frayed or otherwise
damaged. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or
abrasion damage along its length or at either the
plug or connector end.
When moving your refrigerator away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
DO NOT allow children to climb, stand or hang on
the refrigerator doors or shelves in the refrigerator.
They could damage the refrigerator and seriously
injure themselves.
Keep fingers out of pinch point areas; clearances
between the doors and cabinet are necessarily
small. Be careful closing doors when children are
in the
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Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or making
any repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing
be performed by a qualified individual.
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Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, unplug
the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit
breaker or fuse box in order to avoid contact with a
live wire filament. (A burned-out light bulb may
break when being replaced.)
NOTE: Setting either or both controls to the OFF
position does not remove power to the light circuit.
refrigerators
with automatic
icemakers, avoid
moving parts of the ejector
mechanism, or with the heating element that
releases the cubes. DO NOT place fingers or
hands on the automatic icemaking mechanism
while the refrigerator is plugged in.
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DO NOT refreeze frozen foods which have thawed
completely. The United States Department of
Agriculture in Home and Garden Bulletin No. 69 says:
...You may safely refreeze frozen foods that have
thawed if they still contain ice crystals or if they are
still cold---below 4°C.
...Thawed ground meats, poultry or fish that have
any off-odor or off-color should not be refrozen and
should not be eaten. Thawed ice cream should be
discarded. If the odor or color of any food is poor
or questionable, get rid of it. The food may be
dangerous to eat.
Even partial thawing and refreezing reduces the
eating quality of foods, particularly fruits, vegetables
and prepared foods. The eating quality of red meats
area.
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In
contact with the
is affected less than that of many other foods. Use
refrozen foods as soon as possible to save as much
of their quality as you can.
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The appliance is not intended for use by young
children or infirm persons without supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Child
entrapment and suffocation
are
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY
not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators are still dangerous...even if they
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.
YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR
will
OR FREEZER
?
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Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in
that children may not
climb inside.
that used CFCs
Your old
refrigerator may have a cooling system
(chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are
to harm stratospheric ozone.
If you
make
believed
proper
are
place so
easily
away your old refrigerator,
the CFC refrigerant is removed for
throwing
sure
disposal by a qualified servicer. If you
intentionally release this CFC refrigerant, you
be subject to fines and imprisonment under
provisions of environmental legislation.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
A
M
N
L
B
B
H
C
I
D
J
E
F
K
G
Use this page to become
your convenience.
NOTE: This
have
more
familiar with the
parts and features. Page references
are
included for
covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may
all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not
guide
some or
match your model.
Sensor Control
A
Digital
B
Design-A-Door
G Ice Bin
H Pull out Drawer
C Shelves
D
I
J Divider
Optibin Crisper
(Keeps
fruits and
Durabase
vegetable
fresh and
crisper)
K Freezer Door Rack
E Glide N Serve
L Wine Holder
F Customcube Icemaker
M
N
5
Dairy
Egg
Bin
Box
(Tilting-GR-B258**)
(Optional)
(Optional)
(Optional)
INSTALLATION
1. To avoid
Excessive
Use two
Weight
people
or more
to
compensate for
Failure to do
so can
result in back
or
other
injury.
UNPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
2.
or
high, cooling ability
any remaining tape or glue, rub the
briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue
also be
removed
a
amount of
Do not
use
tape
or
glue.
or
abrasive cleaners to
These
products
can
sources, direct
with
shelves
Please reinstall shelves
individual
installed in the
are
according
near
heat
moisture.
or
1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and
all dust accumulated during shipping.
the
wipe
off
2. Install accessories such
as ice cube bin,
drawers, shelves, etc., in their proper places.
They are packed together to prevent possible
surface of your refrigerator. For more information,
see the Important Safety Instructions section.
Refrigerator
position.
sunlight
NEXT
remove
damage
affected.
air circulation and electrical connections.
sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids
adversely
w CAUTION: Avoid placing the unit
small
easily
by rubbing
liquid dish soap over the adhesive
your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
can
may be
ceiling and 1 inch from the side walls for better
cooling efficiency, ease of installation, proper
refrigerator.
remove
area
slightly higher than the rear to
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.
Install this appliance in an area where the
3. Allow the clearance of at least 2 inch from the
the TechSheet that is attached to back
wall of the
To
to
of the floor. The
temperature is between 13°C and 43°C. If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or
tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator before using. Do not remove any
warning-type labels, the model and serial number
label,
screws
unevenness
aid in door
refrigerator.
Remove
must be level. If
front should be
and install
move
vibration, the unit
required, adjust the leveling
Hazard
shipping
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
to your
storage needs.
air in the freezer
cooling.
Your
compartment
is
refrigerator
to
now
ensure
ready
proper
for use.
w WARNING
When
Moving
Your
Refrigerator:
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Be careful when you work with
etc. You may be
grille, stopper
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.
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put hands
or
foot
vents, base grille
Do not
or
bottom of
may be
injured
or
or
receive
hinge, base
injured.
metal items into air
an
refrigerator.
You
electrical shock.
BASE COVER
To
1.
remove
the base
Open the Freezer
for clarity.)
cover
Drawer.
(Drawer
not shown
2. Once drawer is open there is sufficient
clearance to remove screws on top of cover.
To
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replace
Place
screws.
Explosion
Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors,
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do
or
so can
result in
such
as
death, explosion
fire.
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base
cover
into
cover:
position
and insert and
tighten
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE DOOR HANDLES
To
move
refrigerator through
a
house
door, it maybe necessary
to
remove
the
refrigerator
door
handles.
NOTE: Handle appearance may
vary from illustrations on this
page.
1.
Handle
Removing Refrigerator
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Grasp
the handle
tightly
with
both hands and slide the handle
up (1)(this
force).
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The
may
keyhole
require
slots
(2)
some
on
1
the
back of the handle allow the
handle to
separate from the
mounting
screws
Screws
mounted 3
(3).
w CAUTION: It could be
damaged
on
2
and broken when
w CAUTION: When you
or
handle, you
disassemble
must
push
with moment force.
and
pull
on
back of
handle
door
you hit with hammer while you
remove and attach the handle.
assemble
Keyhole slots
1
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REPLACE DOOR HANDLES
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from
illustrations on this page.
1.
Replacing Refrigerator
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Align keyhole
slots
(1)
Door Handle
on
the
top and
bottom of the back of the handle with
the
screws
(2)
mounted
on
the front of
the door.
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Press the handle
1
against
the door
making sure that the screws (2)
keyhole slots (1).
front,
3
go into
the
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Holding
the handle with both
hands,
press it firmly against the front of the
door and slide the handle down (3).
2
Screws
mounted
on
door
1
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOOR
1.
Removing Refrigerator
Door
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the
from doors.
refrigerator
OFF and
unplug
it. Remove food and any bins
u Left Door
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Loosen the
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Disconnect door switch wire
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Remove the
cover screw
(1).
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(2) and wire harness (3).
ground screw (4).
Rotate the lever hinge (5) counter clockwise and lift off the top hinge (6).
Raising it up enough to clear the middle hinge pins.
Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
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u
Right
Door
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Remove the
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Removing
right
the
door follwed
top hing (6),
by
the
same
rotate the lever
way described above.
clockwise at this time.
hinge (5)
w CAUTION: When removing top hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forward.
1
2
1
2
56
54
6
3
4
3
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
2.
u
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Replacing Refrigerator
Right
Door
Door
Lower the door onto the middle
hinge pin (7).
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Make
sure
the door is
aligned
with the cabinet.
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Replace the top hinge (6) by
rotating the lever hinge (5)
counter clockwise to
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Make
sure
is flush
the
secure
gasket
against
on
7
it.
the door
the cabinet and is
8
not folded.
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Support the door on the handle
side while securing. And make
sure the door is straight and the
gap between the doors is
across the front.
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Install the
even
(4) and
(3).
Connect the door switch wire (2).
Tighten the cover screw (1).
ground
screw
connect the wire harness
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u Left Door
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Replace
the
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the left door followed
by
way described above.
When replacing the top hinge (6),
same
rotate the lever
hinge (5)
clockwise at this time.
w CAUTION: Be careful of
missing
the washer
Because it
can
be
[part(8)].
easily taken
off.
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8
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL
2.
THE PULLOUT DRAWER
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IMPORTANT: To avoid
or
1.
Pullout Drawer
(1)
out to full extension.
possible injury, product
two people to
property damage, you will need
perform
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Installing
Pull both rails
the
following
Removing
instructions.
Pullout Drawer
Pull the drawer open to full extension. Remove the
lower basket (1) by lifting basket from rail system.
1
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1
Hook the door
as
supports (2) into the rail tabs (3),
illustrated, and lower the door into final
position.
And
replace
the
screw
(4).
2
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Remove the
screw
(2)
3
from each side of rail
system.
4
2
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With the drawer
pulled
insert the lower basket
until it doesn't
move
out to full
(5)
extension,
in the rail
assembly
forward.
5
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Lift the
rail
top of door to unhook door supports from
system. Lift door up to remove.
w WARNING: To prevent accidental child and
pet entrapment
allow them to
or
play
suffocation risk. DO NOT
inside of drawer.
w WARNING: DO NOT step
Freezer Door.
w CAUTION: When you
not hold handle. If it
the drawer, do
off, it could cause
remove
comes
personal injury.
w CAUTION: When laying down the drawer, be
careful not to
feet
by
the
damage the floor or hurt your
sharp edges on hinge side.
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or
sit down
on
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT
Door
Leveling
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow
the instructions below to align the doors:
Your
refrigerator has two front leveling screws--the right and one on the left. If your
refrigerator seems unsteady or you want the
doors to close easier, adjust the refrigerator's tilt
using the instructions below:
1. With
one on
1.
Plug
the
as
refrigerator's power cord grounded
refrigerator into its final
lower it. It may take several turns of the
leveling screw to adjust the tilt of the
refrigerator.
NOTE:
Having someone push against the top
refrigerator takes some weight off the
leveling screws. This makes it easier to adjust
of the
screws.
again and check to make
they close easily. If not, tilt the
refrigerator slightly more to the rear by turning
both leveling screws clockwise. It may take
Open
sure
4.
5.
both doors
that
several
more
leveling
screws
Re-adjust
Replace
turns, and you should turn both
the
same
amount.
if necessary.
the base
NOTE: Your
hand,
use
cover.
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.
new
12
pliers
to insert snap
ring
shown.
aligned. (Three
unit.)
leveling screw clockwise to raise that
refrigerator or counterclockwise to
want to
hinge.
3. Insert additional snap
side of the
3.
hand, lift up the door you
2. With other
position.
the
one
raise at middle
outlet. Move the
2. Turn the
Alignment
snap
rings until the doors are
rings are provided with
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ENSURING PROPER AIR
SETTING THE CONTROLS
CIRCULATION
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In order to
ensure
flow between the
proper
temperatures, air
refrigerator
must
and freezer
sections. As shown in the illustration
below, air
top of freezer and circulates down.
From bottom of freezer, air is forced up to top of
refrigerator. Air enters refrigerator through top
vent, then circulates and exists at bottom, where
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enters at
Multi-Flow
new
Initially
set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL at
Leave it at this
stabilize. Then
temperature
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as
Refrigerator
setting for 24 hours (one day)
adjust the compartment
desired.
setting, the colder
refrigerator compartment will become.
powerful and effective cooling
especially noticeable when
placed in the refrigerator
to
control: 0°C to 8°C
The lower the number
MULTI-FLOW
operation.
refrigerator has two controls that let you
regulate the temperature in the freezer and
refrigerator compartments.
3°C and the FREEZER CONTROL at --18°C.
it returns to freezer.
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Your
the
means
This is
food is
EXPRESS
FREEZING
REFRIGERATOR TEMP
compartment.
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If water
COLDER
foreign substances enter the cool air
cleaning, efficiency will be lowered. In
addition, if gasket is damaged, efficiency may
be lowered because of escaping cool air.
or
WARMER
3 °C IS RECOMMENDED
vent while
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Freezer control: --21°C to --13°C
When the
setting is at a lower number, the
compartment becomes colder. But the
refrigerator compartment becomes warmer
freezer
because less cold air flows into the
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Express Freezing:
Press the Express Freezing key
will turn
on.
refrigerator.
and the LED
This function will remain activated
for 24 hours and
intensify
the
cooling speed
freezer and increase the amount of ice.
EXPRESS
FREEZING
FREEZER TEMP
-18 °C IS RECOMMENDED
Do not block any of cool air vents with food
packages. If the vents are blocked, airflow will be
interrupted and temperature
problems may occur.
and moisture
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between
both sections, any odors formed in
will transfer to the other. You must
one
section
thoroughly
clean both sections to eliminate odors. To
prevent odor transfer and drying
or cover
foods
Guide section
tightly. (See
for details.)
out of
the Food
food, wrap
Storage
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COLDER
WARMER
of
ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely
before making final adjustments. It is best to wait
24 hours before doing this. The mid-settings
indicated in the previous section should be
correct for normal household refrigerator usage.
The controls are set correctly when milk or juice
is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm.
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight
and moisture-proof material unless otherwise
throughout
The refrigerator control functions as the
thermostat for the entire appliance (refrigerator
and freezer sections). The higher the number
setting, the longer the compressor will run to
Butter
noted. This
Items
or
margarine
an
Cheese
--
--
--
Door
opened often
Large amount of food
added
Room temperature very
Milk
--
--
--
enough
opened often
Large amount of food
Door
added
Very cold
Eggs
Set
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Fruit
--
--
Air vents blocked
u Store in original carton
on
interior
Egg
or
not
on
refrigerator in plastic bags or
crisper. Do not wash or
hull berries until you are ready
to use them. Sort and keep
berries in their original
container in a crisper, or store
in a sloosely closed paper bag
on a refrigerator shelf.
Set FREEZER
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Leafy
vegetables
u Remove store wrapping and
trim
or
tear off bruised and
areas.
Wash in
cold water and drain. Place in
plastic bag
items
Move items out of
airstream
REFRIGERATOR section
too cold
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Set
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
Vegetables
with skins
plastic
crisper.
or
and store in
FREEZER section too
cold
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
shelf,
u Wash, let dry, and store in
discolored
by
aluminum foil.
in the
room
enough)
Heavy ice usage
or
door shelf.
often
--
wrap
u Wipe milk cartons. For best
Box
temperature (can't cycle
--
u Store in the original wrapping
storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
warm
FREEZER section too
warm/ice not made fast
supply, wrap in
packaging and freeze.
extra
plastic
RECOMMENDED
ADJUSTMENT:
warm
a
closed
too
settings listed in the chart below as a
guide. Always remember to wait at least 24
hours between adjustments.
REFRIGERATOR section
or
until you are ready to use it.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
Use the
too
covered dish
freezer
adjust temperatures in the
refrigerator or freezer, start by adjusting the
refrigerator. Then wait 24 hours before checking
CONDITION/
REASON:
u Keep opened butter in
compartment. When storing
to make it colder.
or
products,
freshness.
ensure
How to
If you need to
the freezer temperature. If it is too warm
cold, then adjust the freezer control.
taste transfer
For dated
refrigerator.
check date code 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
prevents food odor and
the
u Place in plastic bags
container
plastic
crisper.
or
container and store in
(carrots,
peppers)
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Fish
Set FREEZER
control to next
Leftovers
u Use fresh fish and shellfish
the
same
day purchased.
u Cover leftovers with plastic
wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
containers with tight lids can
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
also be used.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
STORING FROZEN FOOD
NOTE: For further information about
food for
freezer
Freezing
Your freezer will not
preparing
freezing or food storage times,
guide or a reliable cookbook.
check
quantity
a
freezing depends
packaging.
package, it
When you close and seal the
must not allow air or moisture in
dry
correct
enough room
close tightly.
or
the
throughout
refrigerator
and
and also
Packaging
containers with
Rigid plastic
tight-fitting
Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
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Heavy-duty
lids
Plastic-coated paper
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Non-permeable plastic
?
Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic bags
proper
Do not
instructions for
use:
Bread wrappers
containers
?
Non-polyethylene plastic
?
Containers without
?
Wax paper
?
Thin, semi-permeable wrap
or
tight
lids
wax-coated freezer wrap
w CAUTION: Do not keep beverage
plastic
(airtight
according
so
the door
to the
can
quality
or
wrap
and
temperature for
30
freeze.
hot foods before
energy.
wraps
package or container
freezing methods.
times will vary
the front
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at
aluminum foil
?
Follow
position
moisture-proof) and the storage
temperature. Ice crystals inside a sealed package
are normal. This simply means that moisture in
the food and air inside the package have
condensed, creating ice crystals.
recommendations:
?
at
type of food, the type of packaging
used
out frozen food.
?
?
Storage
does, you could have food odour and
taste transfer
any large
unfrozen food
more
Leave enough space in the freezer for air to
circulate around packages. Be careful to leave
Successful
out. If it
put
into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours.
Packaging
on
quick-freeze
of food. Do not
cans or
food containers in the freezer
compartment. They may be break if it freezes.
15
Cooling
room
minutes, then package and
freezing
saves
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
w CAUTION: Make
REFRIGERATOR SECTION
from
may result in the shelf
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
The shelves in your
meet your individual
may have
glass
or
refrigerator
are
adjustable
falling
or
spilling
so
food.
Out Shelves
Sliding
wire shelves.
You
slide
can
refrigerator
?
glass
as
shelves in and out of your
follows.
To slide the shelf
out, carefully pull front of
shelf toward you.
exact item you want easier; it will also reduce the
amount of time the refrigerator door is open,
?
To slide shelf
in, push
shelf in until it
stops.
energy.
IMPORTANT: Do not clean
warm
level
are
to
storage needs. Your model
Storing similar food items together in your
refrigerator and adjusting the shelves to fit
different heights of items will make finding the
saving
that shelves
sure
side to the other. Failure to do
one
water when
they
are
glass
shelves with
cold. Shelves may
break if
exposed to sudden temperature changes
impact, such as bumping. For your protection,
glass shelves are made with tempered glass,
which will shatter into small pebble-sized pieces.
or
NOTE: Glass shelves
when
removing
Adjusting
are
?
To
care
Shelves
Remove shelves from the
replace
heavy. Use special
dropping them.
them to avoid
shelves in the
remove a
shipping position
position you want.
and
shelf---Tilt up the front of the shelf
(1) and lift it in the direction of
WINE HOLDER
in the direction of
(2).
?
Bottles
Pull the shelf out.
can
holder. This
Wine holder
and
Wine holder
straight
with this wine
adjustment
separated by pulling it
by placing it at the
want and pushing it inward.
can
be
out and installed
of the shelf you
16
laterally
be attached to any shelf.
can
To
replace a shelf---Tilt the front of the shelf up
guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a
desired height. Then lower the front of the shelf
so that the hooks drop into the slots.
(Optional)
be stored
end
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
u
OPTIBIN CRISPERS
Crispers
To
remove
with rails
crisper:
1. Pull drawer out to full extension.
2
2. Lift the front of basket up and
pull straight
out.
1
The
Optibin Crispers provide fresher-tasting fruit
vegetables by letting you easily control
humidity inside the crisper. The Optibin Crispers
include: 1) a humidity control knob at the front of
the crisper cover and 2) a large lattice on the inner
and
surface of the
cover
to hold
or
release moisture.
To
You
control the amount of
replace crisper:
1. Push rails to the back of the
CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL
compartment.
in the
humidity
vegetables or
fruits requiring more or less humidity in separate
crispers. Adjust the control to any setting
can
moisture-sealed
between
Store
crispers.
and
.
lets moist air out of the
?
crisper for
best
storage of fruits.
keeps
?
moist air in the
for best
crisper
2. Insert the back
storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
w CAUTION: The glass shelf
not
firmly
over
the
secured. Be careful when
crisper
tilting.
corner
of the basket into frame.
is
REMOVING CRISPER
u
Crispers
without rails
1. To remove,
pull
2. Lift the front of the
3. To
3.
drawer out to full extension.
crisper,
then
pull straight
out.
install, slightly tilt up the front and insert
drawer into frame and
push
back into
Slightly
tilt up the front and
snaps into
place.
17
place.
push
back until it
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
To
remove
crisper
1. Raise the door
2. Press the
door
flap
door
flap
as
INNER SURFACE
it will open.
toward the center of the
plastic hinge
finger.
To
the lattice
remove
inner surface:
on
with your
3. Lift the door out of its
4. To
CRISPER COVER WITH LATTICE ON
flap:
high
as
replace,
reverse
place.
above
procedure.
1. Remove
crisper
2. Hold the
glass
cover
cover
(as
illustrated
and turn the
above).
crisper
cover
over.
3. For each lattice hold lattice and
To
remove
the
1. Lift up the glass after inserting
hole under the crisper cover.
2. Pull the
glass
the
glass:
a
finger
into
cover
outward to
remove
sides of
pull
lattice.
a
up and out.
1
2
To
replace
lattice
on
inner surface:
1. For each lattice insert middle tab in 1
to
glass cover)and pull
insert lattice.
23
1
18
sides of the
(closed
cover
to
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
GLIDE N SERVE
The Glide N Serve
provides storage space with
temperature control that keeps the
compartment colder than refrigerator
temperature. The drawer also features a self-
a
variable
opening lid that
pulled open.
This drawer
items,
or
opens whenever the drawer is
can
be used for
large party trays,
deli
beverages.
Food
storage guide
in Glide N Serve
NOTE: DO NOT store lettuce
produce
COLD
Cold
Temp
Control
Colder
or
other
leafy
in this drawer.
COLDER
?
cauliflower
?
?
cucumbers
?
steaks
hard cheeses
?
zucchinis
?
cold cuts
?
apples
?
bacon
?
corn
?
hot
?
oranges
?
grapes
dogs
Controls
The control
regulates
the air
temperature in the
drawer. Set control level to cold to
refrigerator temperature.
for meats
w WARNING: Fruits and vegetables may be
provide normal
setting
damaged
Use the colder
other deli items.
or
NOTE: Cold air directed to the Glide N Serve
frozen, they
can
refrigerator temperature.
Refrigerator control may need to be
adjusted.
remove
straight
on
it's closed
The door bins
position
and
can
be broken and
are
cause
DESIGN-A-DOOR
Glide N Serve:
Tilt up the front
setting.
personal injury.
decrease
To
at the coldest
w CAUTION: DO NOT store bottles. If they
pull
and
out.
removable for easy
are
cleaning
adjusting.
1. To
remove
the
pull straight
bin, simply lift the bin up and
out.
2. To
replace the bin, slide it in above the desired
support button and push down until it stops.
w WARNING: Somebody
are
To
replace
Glide N Serve:
1. Push metal rails to the back of the
firmly
can
be hurt if door bins
assembled.
w NOTE: DO NOT adjust
a
bin that is loaded
with food.
refrigerator.
w CAUTION: DO NOT allow children to play with
2. Place drawer onto rails and slide drawer back
until it falls into
not
baskets.
place.
cause
19
Sharp
injury.
corners on
baskets could
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
DAIRY BIN
1. To
straight
2. To
FREEZER WIRE DOOR RACK
(Optional)
the
remove
dairy bin, simply
lift it and
(GR-B258**)
pull
out.
Tilt-out Door Basket
dairy bin, slide it in above the
location and push down until it stops.
replace
desired
the
You
can remove
foods
easily by tilting
wire basket in the freezer
out the
compartment.
1. To remove, pull the bracket upward until you
hear a clicking sound and remove the wire
rack.
2. To
replace,
hook the end of the rack in the
bracket, and push down until it locks into place.
1
EGG BOX
Store
Egg
(Optional)
Box
on
interior
w CAUTION: Do not
storage
egg box
shelf,
not
on
door shelf.
the egg box as an ice
bin in the freezer compartment. The
can
easily
use
break if it freezes.
2
FREEZER SECTION
ICE BIN
1. To
remove
ice
bin, pull it
out
as
far it
Tilt up the front of the ice bin and
comes.
pull straight
out.
2. To
Install, insert ice bin into frame rails and
push
back into
place.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
DURABASE
1. To
remove
end
as
much
the Durabase
2. To
PULL OUT DRAWER
the
Durabase, push it back
possible. Tilt up the
and pull straight out.
as
to the
1. To remove, lift basket up and
pull straight
out.
front of
install, insert the Durabase in rail assembly.
1
2
12
2. To
Install, pull both rails out to full extension.
supports into the rail tabs and
push to the back of compartment.
Hook the basket
w WARNING: When the guide of the freezer
drawer is
removed, children may crawl inside.
DURABASE DIVIDER
The Durabase divider allows you to
Durabase area into sections.
1. To remove,
2. To
pull
divider
install, hook top
edge
staight
corners
organize
the
up.
of divider
over
top
of durabase.
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CARE AND CLEANING
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
w WARNING
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic refrigerator parts.
PLASTIC PARTS
Do not
(covers
and
window sprays, abrasive
flammable fluids. These can scratch
Explosion
or
so can
death, explosion,
Remove base
fire.
on
page
Use
refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. However, clean both sections
about once a month to prevent odors. Wipe up
spills immediately.
or
parts, such
as
?
Use
a
Vacuum coils when
dusty
need to be cleaned
as
clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
in warm water. Do not use abrasive
Plug
or
Coils may
every other
dirty.
as
base.
circuit breaker
NOTE:
refrigerator
or
often
replacing a burned-out light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the
wash, rinse and dry all surfaces
in
extended
Before
thoroughly.
?
an
Electrical Shock Hazard
or
harsh cleaners.
Hand
section
w WARNING
Your
detergent
?
cover
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
shelves,
crispers, etc. Refer to sections in Using
Refrigerator for removal instructions.
cleaner with
a vacuum
Replace grille
disconnect power.
Remove all removable
the base
(See
month.
GENERAL CLEANING TIPS
Unplug refrigerator
cover.
6.)
attachment to clean condenser coils.
Both the
?
or
damage
CONDENSER COILS
result in
?
or
the material.
Hazard
Use non-flammable cleaner.
Failure to do
panels)
cleansers,
use
reconnect power.
or
Moving
does not
fuse box.
the control to the OFF
remove
power to the
light
position
circuit.
OUTSIDE
NOTE: Not all
Waxing external painted metal surfaces helps
provide rust protection. Do not wax plastic parts.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a year
using appliance wax (or auto paste wax). Apply
wax
For
with
a
of the
To
clean, soft cloth.
products
with
a
1.
stainless steel
exterior,
use a
Dry thoroughly
with
a
same
change
Unplug
the
refrigerator light:
refrigerator
3. Pull the shield down
to
soft cloth.
one
the power cord from the outlet.
2. Remove
clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleaners.
appliance bulbs will fit your
sure to replace the bulb with
size, shape and wattage.
Be
refrigerator.
remove
shelves.
it backwards
by pushing
it.
4. Turn the bulb counterclockwise.
INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to
warm up so cloth won't stick)
5.
To
help remove odors, you can wash the inside
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
of the
does it not scratch the surfaces
of the
refrigerator.
w CAUTION: While cleaning the inside, do not
spray water.
22
Assembly
is the
reverse
order of
disassembly.
To
1.
change
the freezer
Unplug refrigerator
2. Reach behind
3.
4.
Replace
Plug
in
light
bulb with
or
disconnect power.
shield to
40-watt
a
refrigerator
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
light:
or
remove
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on
while you are away, follow these steps to
bulb.
appliance
prepare your
bulb.
refrigerator
1. Use up any
items.
reconnect power.
2.
before you leave.
and freeze other
perishables
the ice bin.
Empty
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off
before you leave, follow these steps.
1. Remove all food from the
2.
3. Clean
4.
may be hot.
Lamp
Tape
it and
refrigerator, wipe
rubber
or
dry
well.
wood blocks to the
tops of both
doors to prop them open far enough for air to
get in. This stops odour and mold from building
w CAUTION: DO NOT place fingers inside of
cover.
refrigerator.
Depending on your model, set the thermostat
control (refrigerator control) to OFF. See the
Setting the Controls section.
up.
WHEN YOU MOVE
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
If the
and
electricity goes off, call the
ask how long it will be off.
move.
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or
keep both refrigerator doors closed to
foods
1. Remove all food from the
less,
all frozen food in
help
stay cold and frozen.
2. If the power will be out for
a)
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new
home, follow these steps to prepare it for the
power company
2.
more
a
frozen food locker.
OR
b)
wear
gloves
to
Unplug
4.
Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
and
If neither
food locker
nor
consume or can
protect your
dry ice is
perishable
refrigerator.
parts, wrap them well
so they don't shift and
during the move. Refer to sections in
Using your Refrigerator for removable
tape them together
instructions.
6.
a
pack
rattle
OR
available,
the
3.
hands from frostbite.
c)
and
Depending on your model, turn the thermostat
(refrigerator control) to OFF. See the
Setting the Controls section.
5. Take out all removable
Place 2 lbs of dry ice in the freezer for every
cubic foot of freezer space. This will keep
the food frozen for two to four days. While
handling dry ice,
refrigerator
ice.
control
than 24 hours:
Remove all frozen food and store it in
dry
food at
once.
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
to the
the doors shut and
refrigerator
tape the power cord
cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put
back and refer to the Installing Your
Refrigerator
23
section for
preparation
everything
instructions.
ABOUT THE AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER
NOTE: If the cube size is smaller
w WARNING
Personal
Injury
you expected, you
cube size button.
Hazard
Every
element that releases the cubes. DO NOT
the automatic
while the
larger than
or
the size with the
time you press the cube size
moves up. The higher the
button, the
light position,
the larger the cubes will be. Pressing at highest
position returns indicator to lowest position.
moving parts of the
ejector mechanism, or with the heating
on
regulate
indicator
Avoid contact with the
place fingers or hands
icemaking mechanism
plugged in.
can
refrigerator
WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE
is
ICEMAKER POWER SWITCH TO O
(OFF)
?
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
When the water
supply
will be shut off for
several hours.
?
A
newly-installed refrigerator may take
12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.
When the ice
than
?
a
minute
storage bin is removed for
or
When the
several
more
two.
refrigerator
days.
will not be used for
Icemaker
NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
?
The icemaker water valve will buzz
as
the
icemaker fills with water. If the power switch is
in the I (on) position, it will buzz even if it has
not
yet been hooked up
buzzing,
NOTE:
Feeler Arm
?
the icemaker.
the bin and water
Indicator
Button
icemaker refills.
produce eight cubes per
cycle---approximately 100--130 cubes in a 24hour period, depending on freezer compartment
If the
room
refrigerator
operating
power switch to O
icemaker,
set the
(off).
or
When the
water
refrigerator has been connected to
supply, set the power switch to I (on).
the
The icemaker will fill with water when it cools to
freezing.
A
newly-installed refrigerator may
begin making ice cubes.
take
12 to 24 hours to
Throw away the first few batches of ice to allow
the water line to clear.
Be
sure
feeler
interferes with the sweep of the
nothing
arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler arm,
stop producing ice.
the icemaker will
It is normal for several cubes to be stuck
If ice is not used
become
cloudy,
frequently,
taste
dropping into
pipes as the
If the ambient temperature will drop below
freezing, have a qualified servicer drain the water
supply system to prevent serious property
damage due to flooding from ruptured water lines
conditions.
is used before the water
connection is made to the
in the
Set the icemaker power switch to O (off) and
shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
temperature, number of door
and other
running
PREPARING FOR VACATION
The icemaker will
openings
(off).
You will hear the sound of cubes
Cube Size Select
temperature,
stop the
the power switch in the I (on)
before the water line is connected can
Cube Size
Light
to water. To
the power switch to O
Keeping
position
damage
Power Switch
move
together.
old ice cubes will
stale, and shrink.
24
connections.
CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
?
This water line installation is not warranted
refrigerator
or
water
carefully
damage.
and 2 ferrules
to minimize the risk of
(water banging in the pipes) in
house plumbing can cause damage to
refrigerator parts and lead to water leakage or
flooding. Call a qualified plumber to correct water
hammer before installing the water supply line to
the refrigerator.
prevent burns and product damage, do
?
If you
use
line, make
your
is in the O
refrigerator
sure
before
the
the icemaker power switch
?
(off) position.
tubing
freezing.
When
using any electrical device
power drill) during installation, be
is double- insulated
or
grounded
in
areas
fitting
at the
need
an
copper
flared
a
end, you will
Shutoff valve to
(such
sure
in
water inlet with
as a
or
is
a
a
minimum inside diameter of
5/32′′ at the point of connection to the COLD
WATER LINE. Saddle-type shutoff valves are
the device
a manner
to
included in many water supply kits. Before
purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve
battery-
powered.
code
existing
water line. The shutoff
where
complies
All installations must be in accordance with local
requirements.
NOTE: Wear eye
If your
to the shutoff valve and the
valve should have
prevent the hazard of electric shock,
plumbing
water valve.
connect to the cold
Do not install the icemaker
temperatures fall below
tubing
refrigerator
adapter (available
at plumbing supply stores) to connect the water
line to the refrigerator OR you can cut off the flared
fitting with a tube cutter and then use a
compression fitting.
not
connecting
the copper
water line has
hook up the water line to the hot water line.
water
to connect
(sleeves)
Water hammer
To
nuts
compression
icemaker manufacturer. Follow
these instructions
expensive
diameter
the
by
Two 1/4′′ outer
with your local
Install the shutoff valve
Copper Tubing, 1/4′′
used
outer
Turn
of
tubing you need:
the distance from the water valve
the
refrigerator to the water supply pipe.
Then add 8 feet (2.4 m). Be sure there is
sufficient extra tubing (about 8 feet [2.4 m] coiled
into 3 turns of about 10′′ [25 cm] diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall
?
?
a
or
accessible. It is best to
easily
p.s.i.
location for the valve that
a
vertical
pipe.
make the connection to the
pipe,
or
side, rather than
drawing
at the
bottom,
to avoid
off any sediment from the water
pipe.
3. DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
on
water filter.
Drill
a
1/4′′ hole in the
pipe (even if using a
self-piercing valve) using a
sharp bit. Remove any
burrs resulting from drilling
the hole in the pipe. Take
water
adjustable
wrench.
?
a
is
top
Power drill.
1/2′′
the line.
When it is necessary to
connect into a horizontal water
supply.
water filter and between 40 and 120
models with
on
Choose
water
The water pressure must
be between 20 and 120 p.s.i. on models without
a
frequently
the nearest faucet to relieve the
connect into the side of
after installation.
A cold water
the nearest
2. CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
on
back of the
?
on
pressure
To determine how much
measure
on
water line.
drinking
1. SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
diameter to connect the
refrigerator to the water
supply. Be sure both ends
the tubing are cut square.
codes.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
protection.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
?
plumbing
Straight- and
Phillips-blade
care
screwdriver.
not to allow water to drain into the drill.
Failure to drill
reduced ice
a
1/4′′ hole may result in
or smaller cubes.
production
NOTE: ALL PLUMBING MUST BE COMPLETED BY A LICENSED PLUMBER & COMPLY WITH
LOCAL REGULATIONS
25
CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
7. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
VALVE
(CONTINUED)
Place the
compression nut and ferrule
(sleeve) for copper tubing onto the end of the
tubing and connect it to the shutoff valve.
Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the
valve. Tighten the compression nut securely.
4. FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water
with the
pipe
pipe clamp.
Pipe Clamp
Saddle-Type
Compression
Shutoff Valve
Vertical Cold
Saddle-Type
Water
Shutoff Valve
Pipe
Packing
Nut
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered
are illegal and use is not
permitted in Massachusetts. Consult with your
licensed plumber.
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing
the clamp screws
begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not
the
overtighten
until the
are illegal and use is not
permitted in Massachusetts. Consult with your
licensed plumber.
sealing
8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
or
you may crush
Turn the main water
tubing.
on
water valve after about
quart of
Screw
flushed
6. ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the
and the
tubing between
refrigerator.
the cold water line
Route the
tubing through a hole drilled in the
(behind the refrigerator or
adjacent base cabinet) as close to the wall as
possible.
wall
or
supply
tubing
Shut the water off at the
Inlet End
Pipe Clamp
and flush out the
until the water is clear.
Washer
Clamp
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered
to. Saddle valves
5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
washer
(sleeve)
Valve
to. Saddle valves
Tighten
Ferrule
Outlet
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing
Nut
floor
NOTE: Be
sure there is sufficient extra tubing
(about 8 feet coiled into 3 turns of about 10′′
diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move out
from the wall after installation.
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one
water has been
through
the
tubing.
4. Insert the tube into the valve and fasten
9. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
with wrench
REFRIGERATOR
Removing
and
Replacing
as
shown in the
figure
below.
Valve Cover
NOTE:
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Tubing
Before
making the connection to the
refrigerator, be sure the refrigerator power
cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.
1. Loosen
screw on
top of plastic
cover.
w CAUTION: Check to
occurs
see
if water
dripping
at water line connections.
5. Bend the tube
upwards and fasten it into
clamp provided to hold it in position.
Replace the cover and tighten the cover
the
screw.
2. Lift off the
cover
by slightly pushing
up.
Tubing Clamp
Tubing
3. Place
a compression nut and a
ferrule(sleeve) onto the end of tubing.
Compression
Ferrule
Nut
(sleeve)
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
Tighten
any connections that leak.
Reattach the compressor
compartment
access cover.
11. PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not
vibrate against the back of the refrigerator or
against the wall. Push the refrigerator back
to the wall.
12. START THE ICEMAKER
Set the icemaker power switch to the ON
position. The icemaker will not begin to
operate until it reaches its operating
temperature of --9°C or below. It will then
begin operation automatically if the icemaker
power switch is in the I (on) position.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU
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The defrost timer will click when the automatic
defrost cycle begins and ends. The thermostat
control (or refrigerator control, depending on the
model) will also click when cycling on and off.
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Rattling noises may come from the flow of
refrigerant, the water line, or items stored on top
of the refrigerator.
Your refrigerator is designed to run more
efficiently to keep your food items at the desired
temperature. The high efficiency compressor
may cause your new refrigerator to run longer
MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your
old one didn't make. Because the sounds are
new to you, you might be concerned about them.
Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces, like the floor, walls and cabinets, can
make the sounds seem louder than they actually
are. The following describes the kinds of sounds
and what may be making them.
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than your old one, and you may hear
pulsating or high-pitched sound.
a
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You may hear the evaporator fan motor
circulating the air through the refrigerator and
freezer compartments.
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As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling
sound due to the refrigerant flowing in your
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Contraction and
refrigerator.
expansion of the inside walls
popping noise.
Water dripping on the defrost heater during a
defrost cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
You may hear air being forced over the
condenser by the condenser fan.
You may hear water running into the drain pan
during the defrost cycle.
may
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Check if...
REFRIGERATOR
DOES NOT
OPERATE
The power
cause a
Then...
supply
cord is
unplugged.
A household fuse has blown
breaker tripped.
or
circuit
is in the defrost
with proper
u Replace the fuse
The refrigerator is not
on the floor.
LIGHTS DO
NOT WORK
The power
supply
cycle.
resting solidly
cord is
live outlet
or
reset the circuit
u Refer to the Setting the Controls
section
on
page 13.
u Wait about 30 minutes for defrost
cycle
VIBRATION OR
RATTLING
NOISE
a
voltage.
breaker.
The refrigerator control is set to the
OFF position.
Refrigerator
u Firmly plug the cord into
to end.
u Floor is weak
leveling
or uneven or
need adjusting.
See Installation section
legs
unplugged.
Light
bulb is loose in the socket.
Light
bulb has burned out.
u Firmly plug the cord into
on
a
page 12.
live outlet
with proper
voltage.
u Turn the refrigerator control to the OFF
position and unplug the refrigerator.
Gently remove the bulb and reinsert.
Then plug in refrigerator and reset the
refrigerator control.
u Replace with an appliance bulb of the
same wattage, sizeand shape
available at your local hardware store.
(See the Changing the Light Bulb(s)
section on pages 22--23.) Turn the
temperature control to the OFF
position and unplug the refrigerator
prior to replacement.
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Check if...
COMPRESSOR
MOTOR SEEMS
TO RUN TOO
MUCH
Then...
The refrigerator that
an older model.
The room
normal.
was
replaced
was
temperature is hotter than
u Modern refrigerators with
more
storage
space require more operating time.
u The motor will run longer under warm
conditions. At normal room
temperatures, expect your
motor to
about 40% to 80% of the time.
Under warmer conditions, expect it to
run even more often.
run
The door is opened often or a large
amount of food has just been added.
u Adding food and opening the door
The refrigerator was recently
in and the refrigerator control
u The refrigerator will take up to 24
plugged
set
was
correctly.
The refrigerator control is not set
correctly for the surrounding conditions.
The doors are not closed completely.
the refrigerator.
It is normal for the refrigerator to run
longer in order to cool the refrigerator
back down. Adding a large amount of
food warms the refrigerator. See the
Food Storage Guide section on page
14. In order to conserve energy, try to
get everything you need out of the
refrigerator at once, keep food organized
so it is easy to find and close the door as
soon as the food is removed.
warms
hours to cool
completely.
u See the Adjusting Control Settings
section
on
page 14.
u Push the doors firmly shut. If they will
not shut all the way, see Doors will
not close completely below.
The condenser coils
DOORS WILL
NOT CLOSE
COMPLETELY
The
are
u This prevents air transfer and makes
dirty.
the motor work harder.
Clean the condenser coils. Refer to
the Care and Cleaning section on
pages 22--23.
u See Leveling and Door Alignment
is not level.
refrigerator
on
Food
packages
open.
The ice
are
bin, crisper
shelves, door bins
of
blocking
the door
door and door shelves.
u Push bins all the way in and put
cover, pans,
or
baskets
are
out
position.
The
gaskets
are
page 12.
u Rearrange food containers to clear
cover, pans, shelves and
baskets into their correct positions.
See the Using Your Refrigerator
section on pages 13--21.
crisper
u Clean gaskets and the surface that
sticking.
they
touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin
the gaskets after cleaning.
wax on
The refrigerator wobbles
unstable.
or seems
u Level the refrigerator. Refer to the
Leveling
section
The doors were removed during
product installation and not properly
replaced.
and Door
page 12.
Alignment
on
u Remove and replace the doors
according to the Removing and
Replacing Refrigerator handles
doors section on pages 7--11,
qualified service technician.
FROST OR ICE
CRYSTALS ON
FROZEN FOOD
The door is not
closing properly.
or
and
call a
u See Doors will not close completely
above.
The door is
opened
u When the door is opened, warm,
often.
humid air is allowed in the
resulting in frost.
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freezer,
Check if...
ICE HAS OFF-
Then...
The icemaker
recently
was
installed.
TASTE OR
ODOR
u Discard first few batches of ice to
avoid discolored
The ice has been stored for too
long.
off-flavored ice.
or
u Throw away old ice and make
new
supply.
The food has not been
in either
The water
such
as
wrapped tightly
supply
contains minerals
sulfur.
The interior of
refrigerator
needs
THERE IS
refrigerator
is
u See Care and Cleaning section
u Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
for water to
It is
more
on
u The water will evaporate. It is normal
defrosting.
WATER IN THE
DEFROST
eliminate taste and odor
pages 22--23.
storage bin needs cleaning.
The
food is not
u A filter may need to be installed (or
replaced) to
problems.
cleaning.
Ice
u Rewrap foods since odors may
migrate to the ice if
wrapped properly.
compartment.
drip
into the defrost pan.
u Expect that the water in the defrost
humid than normal.
DRAIN PAN
pan will take longer to evaporate. This
is normal when it is hot or humid.
THE
The sounds may be normal for your
REFRIGERATOR
refrigerator.
u Refer to the Understanding Sounds
You
Hear section
May
page 29.
on
SEEMS TO
MAKE TOO
MUCH NOISE
THE
The freezer
ICEMAKER IS
enough
to
temperature is cold
produce
ice.
production.
NOT
PRODUCING
ICE OR ICE
u Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice
See the
Controls section
u Check to
Door left open.
see
if
on
Setting
the
page 13.
is
something
holding
the door open.
CUBES ARE
FREEZING TOO
SLOWLY
CUBES
Smaller cube size level is selected.
u Select larger cube size using cube
Water shutoff valve
u Call
PRODUCED BY
ICEMAKER
ARE TOO
size selector.
SMALL
refrigerator to
clogged.
THE DOORS
The
gaskets
connecting
a
plumber to
clear the valve.
water line may be
are
dirty
or
sticky.
ARE
u Clean gaskets and the surfaces that
they touch. Rub a thin coat of
appliance polish or kitchen wax
gaskets after cleaning.
DIFFICULT TO
OPEN
The door is
time after
reopened within a short
having been opened.
u When you open the door,
enters the
cools, it
refrigerator.
can
create
warmer
As the
a vacuum.
the
on
air
warm
air
If the
door is hard to open, wait 5 minutes to
allow the air pressure to equalize, then
see
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if it opens
more
easily.
Check if...
Then...
The air vents
circulates from the freezer to the fresh
sense
OR THERE IS
food section and back
that block vents and restrict airflow.
INTERIOR
air vents in the wall
Refer to Multi-Flow
MOISTURE
sections.
BUILDUP
The doors
are
blocked. Cold air
u Locate air vents by using your hand to
TEMPERATURE
IS TOO WARM
again through
dividing the two
airflow and
move
on
all
packages
page 13 for the
location of air vents.
are
opened
u When the door is opened,
often.
warm
humid
air is allowed into the
more
the
the door is
humidity
warm
air the
order to
to
refrigerator. The
opened, the faster
builds up, and the more
refrigerator must cool. In
keep
the
refrigerator cool, try
get everything you need
out of the
refrigerator at once, keep food
organized so it is easy to find and
close the door
the food is
as soon as
removed.
The control is not set
surrounding
correctly
for the
conditions.
u Refer to the Setting the Controls
section
on page 13.
Wait 24 hours for temperatures to
stabilize
or even
temperature is
move
A
large
amount of food has
added to the
refrigerator
or
just
been
freezer.
the dial
u Adding food
can
take
a
refrigerator
out. If the
too cold
one
or
too warm,
number at
warms
the
a
time.
refrigerator.
It
few hours for the
to return to normal
temperature.
The food is not
packaged correctly.
u Wrap food tightly and wipe off damp
containers
refrigerator
prior to storing
in the
to avoid moisture
accumulation. If necessary, repackage
according to the guidelines in the
food
Food
Storage
Guide section
on
page
14.
The doors
are
not
closing completely.
u See Doors will not close completely
on
page 30.
u In humid weather, air carries moisture
The weather is humid.
into refrigerator
opened.
A self-defrost
cycle
was
completed.
when doors
u It is normal for droplets to form
back wall after the
defrosts.
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are
refrigerator
on
the
self-
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