LG | GR-B218STS | LG GR-B218STS Owner’s Manual

BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
User’s Guide
Please read this guide thoroughly before operating and
keep it handy for reference at all times.
P/No. MFL51765501
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2
Dairy Bin
23
Safety Instructions
3–8
Utility Bin
23
Parts and Features
9
English Version
Refrigerator Installation
❿ Freezer section
10–17
Tilting Door
23
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
10
Ice Bin
24
Installation
10
Ice Making
24
Base Cover
10
Durabase
25
Durabase Divider
25
Pull out Drawer
25
Removing and Replacing
Your Refrigerator Handles
and Doors
11–16
Leveling and Door Alignment
Using Your Refrigerator
Care and Cleaning
17
18–25
26–27
General Cleaning Tips
26
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
18
Outside
26
Multi-Flow
18
Inside Walls
26
Setting the Controls
18
Door Liner and Gaskets
26
Adjusting Control Settings
19
Plastic Parts
26
Food Storage Guide
19
Condenser Coils
26
Storing Frozen Food
20
Light Bulb Replacement
❿ Refrigerator section
26–27
Power Interruptions
27
Refrigerator Shelves
21
When you go on vacation
27
Wine Holder
21
When you move
27
Crisper Humidity Control
22
Removing Crisper
22
Glide ‘N’ Serve
22
Modular Door Bin
23
Troubleshooting Guide
2
28–31
SAFETY MESSAGES
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you
of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard signal word
DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION. These words mean:
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury, or product damage only.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you
what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
w DANGER: RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
Child entrapment and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators are still dangerous…even if they will
sit for just a few days. If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator, please follow the
instructions at right to help prevent accidents.
BEFORE YOU THROW
AWAY YOUR OLD
REFRIGERATOR OR
FREEZER
• Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so
that children may not easily
climb inside.
CFC DISPOSAL
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system
that used CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are
believed to harm stratospheric ozone.
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator,
make sure the CFC refrigerant is removed for
proper disposal by a qualified servicer. If you
intentionally release this CFC refrigerant, you can
be subject to fines and imprisonment under
provisions of environmental legislation.
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w WARNING
• Repair or replace immediately all electric service
cords that have become frayed or otherwise
damaged. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or
abrasion damage along its length or at either the
plug or connector end.
• When moving your refrigerator away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power
cord.
• Keep fingers out of pinch point areas; clearances
between the doors and cabinet are necessarily
small. Be careful closing doors when children are
in the area.
• This refrigerator must be properly installed in
accordance with the Attention Installer
Instructions that were taped to the front of the
refrigerator.
• Don’t touch the lamp, in case of light on the long
time, Because it can be very hot.
• 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 is affected less than that of many
other foods. Use refrozen foods as soon as
possible to save as much of their quality as you
can.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
w WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your product,
basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
1. When connecting the power
The dedicated outlet should be used.
Do not allow the power plug to face upward
or to be squeezed at the back of the
refrigerator.
• Using several devices at
one outlet may cause fire.
• The electric leakage
breaker may damage food
and the dispenser may be
leaked.
Water may be flown into or
the plug may be damaged,
which causes fire or
electric shock.
Do not allow the power cord bent or pressed
by the heavy object to
be damaged.
Do not extend or modify the length of the
power plug.
It causes electric shock or fire
by the electric damage of the
power cord or others.
It may damage the power
cord to cause fire or electric
shock.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. When connecting the power
Unplug the power plug when cleaning,
handling or replacing the interior lamp of the
refrigerator.
Do not pull out the cord or touch the power
plug with wet hands.
• It may cause electric
shock or injury.
• It may cause electric shock or injury.
• When replacing the interior
lamp of the refrigerator, make
sure that the rubber ring for
preventing the electric spark
within the socket is not taken
off.
Remove water or dust from the power plug
and insert it with the ends of the pins
securely connected.
Make sure of grounding.
The incorrect grounding
may cause breakdown
and electric shock.
Dust, water or unstable
connection may fire or
electric shock.
Grounding
Conductor
Copper
flat
When the power cord or the power plug is
damaged or the holes of
the outlet are loosed, do
not use them.
More than
75cm
It may cause electric shock or
short circuit to make fire.
2. When using the refrigerator
Do not place the heavy object or the
dangerous object
(container with liquid) on
the refrigerator.
Do not install the refrigerator in the wet
place or the place which
water or rain splashes.
Deterioration of insulation of
electric parts may cause
electric leakage.
It may be dropped to cause injury,
fire or electric shock when
opening or closing the door.
Do not cling to the door or the shelves of the
door or the home bar of the freezer or the
cool chamber.
Do not use or store inflammable materials
ether, benzene, alcohol, medicine, LP gas,
spray or cosmetics
near or in the
refrigerator.
Ether
5
Thinner
It may cause explosion
or fire.
Benzene
It may make the refrigerator
fallen down or damage the
hands. Especially, do not
allow the children to do the
above.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
2. When using the refrigerator
Do not place the lit candle within the
refrigerator to deodorize.
Do not use the combustible spray near the
refrigerator.
It may cause explosion or fire.
It may cause fire.
Do not store the medicine or the academic
materials at the refrigerator.
Do not place flower vase, cup, cosmetics,
medicine or any container
with water on the
refrigerator.
When the material with the
strict temperature control is
stored, it may be
deteriorated or it may
make an unexpected
reaction to cause any risk.
It may cause fire, electric shock
or injury by dropping down.
The Academic
Medicine
dicine
The Me
Avoid the heating devices.
When gas is leaked, do not touch the
refrigerator or the outlet and ventilate the
room immediately.
It may cause fire.
• The explosion by spark may cause fire or burn.
• Because this refrigerator uses natural gas (isobutene,
R600a) as the environment-friendly refrigerant, even a
small amount (80~90g) is combustible. When the gas
is leaked by the severe damage during delivering,
installing or using the
refrigerator, any
spark may cause fire
or burn.
Use the submerged refrigerator after
checking it.
It may cause electric
shock or fire.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
2. When using the refrigerator
Do not spray water at the outside or the
inside of the refrigerator or do not clean it
with benzene or
thinner.
Thinner
Deterioration of insulation of
electric parts may cause
electric shock or fire.
When any strange smell or smoke is
detected from the refrigerator, power plug
get rid of electric
outlet immediately
Service
center
and contact to the
service center.
It may cause fire.
Do not allow any person except the qualified
engineer to disassemble, repair or alter the
refrigerator.
Do not use the refrigerator for non-domestic
purpose (storing medicine or testing
material, using at the ship, etc.).
It may cause injury,
electric shock or fire.
It may cause an unexpected
risk such as fire, electric
shock, deterioration of
stored material or chemical
reaction.
When disposing the refrigerator, remove the
packing materials from
the door.
Install the refrigerator on the solid and level
floor.
Installing it on the unstable
place may cause death by
falling down the
refrigerator when opening
or closing the door.
It may cause to lock out the
child.
Do not insert the hands or the metal stick
into the exit of cool air, the cover, the bottom
of the refrigerator, the heatproof grill
(exhaust hole) at the
backside.
When you want to dispose the refrigerator,
contact to the local council.
When you want to dispose
the large living waste such
as electric home appliance
and furniture, you’d better
contact the local council.
It may cause electric
shock or injury.
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Local council
w CAUTION
Violating this direction may cause injury or damage house or furniture. Always be careful, please.
Do not touch food or containers at the
freezer with wet hands.
Wait for 5 minutes or
longer when
reconnecting the plug.
It may cause frostbite.
It may cause the operation of
the freezer to fail.
Pull out the power plug not by grasping
the cord but the plug
of its end.
After
5minutes
Do not put bottle in the freezer.
It may freeze the
contents to break the
bottle to cause injury.
It may cause electric shock
or short circuit to fire.
Do not insert the hands into the bottom
of the refrigerator.
Do not install the refrigerator in the wet
place or the place
which water or rain
splashes.
The iron plate of the
bottom may cause injury.
Deterioration of insulation of
electric parts may cause
electric leakage.
Because opening or closing the door of
the refrigerator may cause injury to the
person around it, be careful, please.
Carry the refrigerator with the handle bar
at the bottom of the front and the top of
the rear.
Opening or closing the
door may cause feet or
hands to be caught in
the chink in door or the
child to be get hurt by
the corner.
Otherwise, your hands
may be slipped to
cause injury.
Do not put any living
animal in the
refrigerator.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
A
K
L
M
B
B
C
H
I
D
J
E
F
G
Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features.Page references are included for
your convenience.
NOTE: This guide covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may
have some or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not
match your model.
A Digital Sensor Control
G Ice Bin (p.24)
B Modular Door Bins (p.23)
H Pull out Drawer (p.25)
C Shelves (p.21)
I Durabase (p.25)
D Crisper (p.22)
(Keeps fruits and vegetable fresh and crisper)
J Divider (p.25)
K Dairy Bin (p.23)
E Glide ‘N’Serve (p.22)
L Utility Bin (p.23)
F Ice Tray(p.24)
M Wine Holder (p.21)
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
w WARNING
• To minimize noise and vibration, the refrigerator
MUST be installed on a solidly constructed floor.
• Carpeting and soft tile surfaces are not
recommended.
• Never install the refrigerator on a platform or
weakly supported structure.
1. To avoid vibration, the unit must be level. If
required, adjust the leveling screws to
compensate for unevenness of the floor. The
front should be slightly higher than the rear to
aid in door closing. Leveling screws can be
turned easily by tipping the cabinet slightly. Turn
the leveling screws clockwise (
) to raise the
unit, counterclockwise (
) to lower it.
2. Install this appliance in an area where the
temperature is between 13°C and 43°C. If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or
high, cooling ability may be adversely affected.
3. Too small a distance from adjacent items may
result in lowered freezing capability and
increased electricity consumption charges.
Allow at least 24 in. (61 cm) in front of the
refrigerator to open the doors.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
UNPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Remove tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator before using. Do not remove any
warning-type labels, the model and serial number
label, or the TechSheet that is attached to back
wall of the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the
area briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue
can also be easily removed by rubbing a small
amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with
your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners to remove
tape or glue. These products can damage the
surface of your refrigerator. For more information,
see the Important Safety Instructions section.
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping
position.
Please reinstall shelves according to your
individual storage needs.
w WARNING
2" (5 cm)
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
NEXT
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the
refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to
protect the floor. Always pull the refrigerator
straight out when moving it. Do not wiggle or
walk the refrigerator when trying to move it, as
floor damage could occur.
1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off
all dust accumulated during shipping.
2. Install accessories such as ice cube bin,
drawers, shelves, etc., in their proper places.
They are packed together to prevent possible
damage during shipment.
3. Let your refrigerator run for at least 2 or 3 hours
before putting food in it. Check the flow of cold
air in the freezer compartment to ensure proper
cooling. Your refrigerator is now ready for use.
w WARNING
Explosion Hazard
BASE COVER
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion
or fire.
To remove the base cover
1. Open the Freezer Drawer. (Drawer not shown
for clarity.)
2. Once drawer is open
there is sufficient
clearance to remove
screws on top of cover.
To replace base cover:
• Place cover into position and insert and tighten
screws.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
install the refrigerator in a wet or damp area.
• Select a place where a water supply can be
easily connected for the automatic icemaker.
w CAUTION: Avoid placing the unit near heat
sources, direct sunlight or moisture.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE DOOR HANDLES
To move refrigerator through a house door, it maybe necessary to remove refrigerator and freezer door
handles.
NOTE: Handle appearance may
vary from illustrations on this
page.
Mounting
Fasteners
1. Removing Refrigerator Handle
• Loosen the set screws with the
3/32" Allen wrench and remove
the handle.
NOTE: If the handle mounting
fasteners need to be tightened
or removed, use a 1/4" Allen
wrench.
Set Screw
Allen
Wrench
2. Removing Freezer Drawer
Handle
• Loosen the set screws located
on the lower side of the handle
with the 3/32" Allen wrench and
remove the handle.
NOTE: If the handle mounting
fasteners need to be tightened or
removed, use a 1/4" Allen
wrench.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REPLACE DOOR HANDLES
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary
from illustrations on this page.
1. Replacing Refrigerator Door
Handle
• Place the handle on the door by
adjusting handle footprints to fit
mounting fastners and tighten the
set screws with the 3/32" Allen
wrench.
NOTE: If the handle mounting
fasteners need to be tightened or
removed use a 1/4" Allen wrench.
Mounting
Fasteners
2. Replacing Freezer Drawer Handle
• Place the handle on the door by
adjusting handle footprints to fit
mounting fastners and tighten the
set screws on the bottom of the
handle with a 3/32" Allen wrench.
NOTE: If the handle mounting
fasteners need to be tightened or
removed use a 1/4" Allen wrench.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOOR
1. Removing Refrigerator Door
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF and unplug it. Remove food and any bins
from doors.
❿ Left Door
• Loosen the cover screw (1).
• Disconnect wire harness (2).
• Remove the ground screw (3).
• Rotate the lever hinge (4) counter clockwise and lift off the top hinge (5).
• Raising it up enough to clear the middle hinge pins.
• Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
❿ Right Door
• Remove the right door followed by the same way described above.
• Rotate the lever hinge (4) clockwise at this time, removing the top hinge (5).
w CAUTION: When removing top hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forward.
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1
4
4
3
5
3
2
2
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5
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
2. Replacing Refrigerator Door
❿ Right Door
• Lower the door onto the middle
hinge pin (6).
• Make sure the door is aligned with
the cabinet.
• Replace the top hinge (5) by
rotating the lever hinge (4) counter
clockwise to secure it.
6
• Make sure the gasket on the door
is flush against the cabinet and is
not folded.
7
• Support the door on the handle
side while securing. And make sure
the door is straight and the gap
between the doors is even across
the front.
• Install the ground screw (3) and
connect the wire harness (2).
• Tighten the cover screw (1).
❿ Left Door
• Replace the left door followed by
the same way described above.
• When replacing the top hinge (5),
rotate the lever hinge (4) clockwise
at this time.
6
w CAUTION: Be careful of missing
the washer [part(7)]. Because it
can be easily taken off.
7
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
• With both hands, hold both sides of the door
and pull it up to separate it from the rails.
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL
THE PULLOUT DRAWER
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or product
or property damage, you will need two people to
perform the following instructions.
1. Removing Pullout Drawer
• Pull the drawer open to full extension. Remove the
lower basket (1) by lifting basket from rail system.
(If you tilt the door, it will be easier.)
1
• With both hands, hold the center bar and push it
in to let both rails fitted simultaneously.
• Press both hangers with your thumbs to lift it up.
• Separate the left and right rail cover.
• Remove the screws (2) of the rail on both sides.
2
w CAUTION: When you remove the drawer, do
not hold the handle. If it may come off and it
could cause personal injury.
w CAUTION: When laying the drawer down, be
careful not to damage the floor or hurt your
feet by the sharp edges on hinge side.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
• Make sure you have a right rail cover for each
side.
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL
THE PULLOUT DRAWER
Right
Rail Cover
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or product
or property damage, you will need two people to
perform the following instructions.
Left
Rail Cover
2. Installing Pullout Drawer
• With both hands, hold the center bar and push it
out to let both rails out to full extension
simultaneously.
• Align the top holes of the rail cover with the top
holes of the door supports to assemble the rail
covers.
Assembly Hole
• Hook door supports (1) into rail tabs (2).
1
• With the drawer pulled out to full extension,
insert the lower basket (4) in the rail assembly.
2
4
• Lower door into final position and tighten the
screws (3).
3
w WARNING: To prevent accidental child and
pet entrapment or suffocation risk. DO NOT
allow them to play inside of drawer.
w WARNING: DO NOT step or sit down on
freezer door.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT
Door Alignment
Leveling
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow
the instructions below to align the doors:
Your refrigerator has two front leveling screws—
one on the right and one on the left. If your
refrigerator seems unsteady or you want the
doors to close easier, adjust the refrigerator’s tilt
using the instructions below:
1. With one hand, lift up the door you want to
raise at middle hinge.
2. With other hand, use pliers to insert snap ring
as shown.
1. Plug the refrigerator’s power cord grounded
outlet. Move the refrigerator into its final
position.
3. Insert additional snap rings until the doors are
aligned. (Three snap rings are provided with
unit.)
2. Turn the leveling screw clockwise to raise that
side of the refrigerator or counterclockwise to
lower it. It may take several turns of the
leveling screw to adjust the tilt of the
refrigerator.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top
of the refrigerator takes some weight off the
leveling screws. This makes it easier to adjust
the screws.
3. Open both doors again and check to make
sure that they close easily. If not, tilt the
refrigerator slightly more to the rear by turning
both leveling screws clockwise. It may take
several more turns, and you should turn both
leveling screws the same amount.
4. Re-adjust if necessary.
5. Replace the base cover.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator is uniquely
designed with two fresh food doors. Either door
can be opened or closed independently of one
another. You may have to exert slight pressure
on doors to get them to close completely.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ENSURING PROPER AIR
CIRCULATION
SETTING THE CONTROLS
• Your refrigerator has two controls that let you
regulate the temperature in the freezer and
refrigerator compartments.
In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must
flow between the refrigerator and freezer
sections. As shown in the illustration below, air
enters at top of freezer and circulates down.
From bottom of freezer, air is forced up to top of
refrigerator. Air enters refrigerator through top
vent, then circulates and exists at bottom, where
it returns to freezer.
• Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL at
3°C and the FREEZER CONTROL at –18°C.
Leave it at this setting for 24 hours (one day) to
stabilize. Then adjust the compartment
temperature as desired.
• Refrigerator control: 0°C to 8°C
The lower the number setting, the colder the
refrigerator compartment will become.
MULTI-FLOW
EXPRESS
FREEZING
REFRIGERATOR TEMP
• Multi-Flow means powerful and effective cooling
operation. This is especially noticeable when
new food is placed in the refrigerator
compartment.
COLDER
WARMER
3 °C IS RECOMMENDED
• Freezer control: –21°C to –13°C
When the setting is at a lower number, the
freezer compartment becomes colder. But the
refrigerator compartment becomes warmer
because less cold air flows into the refrigerator.
• If water or foreign substances enter the cool air
vent while cleaning, efficiency will be lowered. In
addition, if gasket is damaged, efficiency may
be lowered because of escaping cool air.
• Express Freezing:
Press the Express Freezing key and the LED
will turn on. This function will remain activated
for 24 hours and intensify the cooling speed of
freezer and increase the amount of ice.
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 and moisture
problems may occur.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between
both sections, any odors formed in one section
will transfer to the other. You must thoroughly
clean both sections to eliminate odors. To
prevent odor transfer and drying out of food, wrap
or cover foods tightly. (See the Food Storage
Guide section for details.)
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COLDER
WARMER
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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.
The refrigerator control functions as the
thermostat for the entire appliance (refrigerator
and freezer sections). The higher the number
setting, the longer the compressor will run to
keep the temperature colder. The freezer control
adjusts the cold air flow from the freezer to the
refrigerator. Setting the freezer control to a lower
temperature keeps more cold air in the Freezer
compartment to make it colder.
If you need to adjust temperatures in the
refrigerator or freezer, start by adjusting the
refrigerator. Then wait 24 hours before checking
the freezer temperature. If it is too warm or too
cold, then adjust the freezer control.
Use the settings listed in the chart below as a
guide. Always remember to wait at least 24
hours between adjustments.
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.
CONDITION/
REASON:
RECOMMENDED
ADJUSTMENT:
■ REFRIGERATOR section
too warm
– Door opened often
– Large amount of food
added
– Room temperature very
warm
Set
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
■ FREEZER section too
warm/ice not made fast
enough
– Door opened often
– Large amount of food
added
– Very cold room
temperature (can’t cycle
often enough)
– Heavy ice usage
– Air vents blocked by items
Set FREEZER
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Move items out of
airstream
■ REFRIGERATOR section
too cold
– Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Set
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
■ FREEZER section too
cold
– Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Set FREEZER
control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
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Items
How to
Butter or
margarine
❿ Keep opened butter in a
covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an
extra supply, wrap in freezer
packaging and freeze.
Cheese
❿ Store in the original wrapping
until you are ready to use it.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Milk
❿ Wipe milk cartons. For best
storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Eggs
❿ Store in original carton or
Utility Bin on interior shelf, not
on door shelf.
Fruit
❿ Wash, let dry, and store in
refrigerator in plastic bags or
in the crisper. Do not wash or
hull berries until you are ready
to use them. Sort and keep
berries in their original
container in a crisper, or store
in a sloosely closed paper bag
on a refrigerator shelf.
Leafy
vegetables
❿ Remove store wrapping and
trim or tear off bruised and
discolored areas. Wash in cold
water and drain. Place in
plastic bag or plastic container
and store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
❿ Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
Fish
❿ Use fresh fish and shellfish the
same day purchased.
Leftovers
❿ Cover leftovers with plastic
wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
containers with tight lids can
also be used.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
STORING FROZEN FOOD
Freezing
NOTE: For further information about preparing
food for freezing or food storage times, check a
freezer guide or a reliable cookbook.
Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large
quantity of food. Do not put more unfrozen food
into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours.
Leave enough space in the freezer for air to
circulate around packages. Be careful to leave
enough room at the front so the door can close
tightly.
Packaging
Successful freezing depends on correct
packaging. When you close and seal the
package, it must not allow air or moisture in or
out. If it does, you could have food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator and also dry
out frozen food.
Storage times will vary according to the quality
and type of food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (airtight and moisture-proof) and the storage
temperature. Ice crystals inside a sealed package
are normal. This simply means that moisture in
the food and air inside the package have
condensed, creating ice crystals.
Packaging recommendations:
• Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
• Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at room
temperature for 30 minutes, then package and
freeze. Cooling hot foods before freezing saves
energy.
• Heavy-duty aluminum foil
• Plastic-coated paper
• Non-permeable plastic wraps
• Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic bags
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use:
• Bread wrappers
• Non-polyethylene plastic containers
• Containers without tight lids
• Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
• Thin, semi-permeable wrap
w CAUTION: Do not keep beverage cans or
plastic food containers in the freezer
compartment. They may be break if it freezes.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR SECTION
w CAUTION : Make sure that shelves are level
from one side to the other. Failure to do so
may result in the shelf falling or spilling food.
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to
meet your individual storage needs. Your model
may have glass or wire shelves.
Sliding Out Shelves
Storing similar food items together in your
refrigerator and adjusting the shelves to fit
different heights of items will make finding the
exact item you want easier; it will also reduce the
amount of time the refrigerator door is open,
saving energy.
• To slide the shelf out, carefully pull front of
shelf toward you.
You can slide glass shelves in and out of your
refrigerator as follows.
• To slide shelf in, push shelf in until it stops.
IMPORTANT: Do not clean glass shelves with
warm water when they are cold. Shelves may
break if exposed to sudden temperature changes
or impact, such as bumping. For your protection,
glass shelves are made with tempered glass,
which will shatter into small pebble-sized pieces.
NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Use special
care when removing them to avoid dropping
them.
WINE HOLDER
Adjusting Shelves
Bottles can be stored laterally with this wine
holder. This can be attached to any shelf.
Remove shelves from the shipping position and
replace shelves in the position you want.
• To remove a shelf—Tilt up the front of the shelf
in the direction of (1) and lift it in the direction of
(2). Pull the shelf out.
Wine holder adjustment
Wine holder can be separated by pulling it
straight out and installed by placing it at the end
of the shelf you want and pushing it inward.
• To reinstall a shelf—Tilt the front of the shelf
up and guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a
desired height. Then lower the front of the shelf
so that the hooks drop into the slots.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL
GLIDE‘N’SERVE
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crispers. Store vegetables or
fruits requiring more or less humidity in separate
crispers. Adjust the control to any setting
between HIGH and LOW.
• LOW lets moist air out of the crisper for best
storage of fruits.
• HIGH keeps moist air in the crisper for best
storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
The Glide‘N’Serve provides storage space with a
variable temperature control that keeps the
compartment colder than refrigerator.
This drawer can be used for large party trays, deli
items, or beverages.
Controls
The control regulates the air temperature in the
drawer. Set control level to COLD (print on
surface) to provide normal refrigerator
temperature. Use the COLDER (print on surface)
setting for meats or other deli items.
NOTE: Cold air directed to the Glide‘N’Serve can
decrease refrigerator temperature. Refrigerator
control may need to be adjusted.
w CAUTION : The glass shelf over the crisper is
not firmly secured. Be careful when tilting.
REMOVING CRISPER
1. To remove, pull the drawer out to full
extension.
2. Lift the front of the crisper up, then pull it
straight out.
3. To install, slightly tilt up the front and insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into place.
To replace Glide‘N’Serve
1
1. To remove, pull the drawer out to full
extension.
2. Lift the front of the drawer up, then pull it
straight out.
3. To install, slightly tilt up the front and insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into
place.
To remove the glass
1. Lift up the glass under the crisper cover.
2. Pull the glass up and out.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
MODULAR DOOR BIN
UTILITY BIN
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning
and adjusting.
Store the utility bin on interior shelf, not on door
shelf.
1. To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and
pull straight out.
w CAUTION : Do not use the utility bin as an ice
storage bin in the freezer compartment. The
utility bin can easily break if it freezes.
2. To replace the bin, slide it in above the desired
support button and push down until it stops.
w WARNING : Somebody can be hurt if door
bins are not firmly assembled.
w NOTE : DO NOT adjust a bin that is loaded
with food.
FREEZER SECTION
w CAUTION : DO NOT allow children to play
with baskets. Sharp corners on baskets could
cause injury.
TILTING DOOR
The tilting door provides easy access for stored
foods.
How to use:
DAIRY BIN
Tilt the door down and pull it out.
1. To remove the dairy bin, simply lift it and pull
straight out.
2. To replace the dairy bin, slide it in above the
desired location and push down until it stops.
w WARNING: Be careful when you open tilting
door so that you do not injure your foot!
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ICE BIN
ICE MAKING
1. To separate the ice bin, pull out the drawer as
much as possible.
When making Ice
1. To make ice cubes, fill the ice tray with water
and place it on the Ice cube box. Then insert
the ice cube box in the freezer compartment.
2. Gently lift and pull out the ice bin.
3. To install, pull out the drawer as much as
possible and set the ice bin in its correct
position, then push in the drawer.
DRAWER
ICE BIN
Ice Tray
Ice Bin
2. To remove ice cubes, hold the tray at its ends
and twist gently.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
DURABASE
PULL OUT DRAWER
1. To remove the Durabase, push it back to the
end as much as possible. Tilt up the front of
the Durabase and pull straight out.
To separate the drawer, push the front left and
right hooks in direction to pull up and remove.
Then gently lift the gear part of rear left and right
side of the drawer and pull it out in direction.
2. To install, insert the Durabase in rail assembly.
1
1
2
3
2
To install, reposition the gear part of rear left and
right side of the drawer after pulling out both rails
as much as possible, and gently push down both
left and right side while checking the hook on the
front part.
w WARNING: When the guide of the freezer
drawer is removed, children may crawl inside.
Hook
DURABASE DIVIDER
The Durabase divider allows you to organize the
Durabase area into sections.
1. To remove, pull divider staight up.
2. To install, hook top corners of divider over top
edge of durabase.
w WARNING: If the Durabase divider is
removed, there is enough open space for
children or pets to crawl inside. To prevent
accidental child and pet entrapment or
suffocation risk, DO NOT allow them to play
inside of drawer.
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CARE AND CLEANING
PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels)
w WARNING
Do not use window sprays, abrasive cleansers, or
flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage the
material.
CONDENSER COILS
Remove Back cover.
Use a vacuum cleaner with an
extended attachment to clean
condenser coils.Vacuum coils
when dusty or dirty.Coils may
need to be cleaned as often
as every other month.
Explosion Hazard
Use non-flammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. However,clean both sections about
once a month to prevent odors. Wipe up spills
immediately.
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
w 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.
GENERAL CLEANING TIPS
• Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
• Remove all removable parts, such as shelves,
crispers, etc. Refer to sections in Using Your
Refrigerator for removal instructions.
• Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water.Do not use abrasive or
harsh cleaners.
• Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces
thoroughly.
• Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
NOTE:
• Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure
to replace the bulb with one of the same size, shape
and wattage.
• The light bulbs will turn off if door is left open for seven
continuous minutes. Shutting door for one second will
light bulbs to come back on.
OUTSIDE
Waxing external painted metal surfaces helps
provide rust protection. Do not wax plastic parts.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a year
using appliance wax (or auto paste wax). Apply
wax with a clean, soft cloth.
For products with a stainless steel exterior, use a
clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
To change Refrigerator Light Bulbs
1. Unplug Refrigerator, or disconnect power at the
circuit breaker.
2. If necessary, remove top shelf or shelves.
3. Using a flat instrument, gently pry the lamp cover
loose in the front as shown. Rotate downward to
remove rear tabs.
4. Make sure the bulbs are cool to the touch. Turn
bulbs counterclockwise to remove. Insert new
bulb(s).
5. Replace with a new 60-watt appliance bulb.
6. Assemble in reverse order by snapping the Lamp
Cover in, engaging the rear tabs followed by the front
tabs.
INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to
warm up so cloth won’t stick)
To help remove odors, you can wash the inside
of the refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda
and warm water. Mix 2 tablespoons baking soda
to 1 quart of water (26 g soda to 1 liter water.) Be
sure the baking soda is completely dissolved so
does it not scratch the surfaces of the
refrigerator.
w CAUTION: While cleaning the inside, do not
spray water.
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic refrigerator parts.
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CARE AND CLEANING
To change freezer light
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
1. Unplug refrigerator power cord form outlet.
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on
while you are away, follow these steps to
prepare your refrigerator before you leave.
2. Using a flat instrument, gently pry the lamp
cover loose in the front as shown. Rotate
downward to remove the rear tabs.
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other
items.
3. Make sure the bulb is cool to the touch. Turn
the bulb counterclockwise to remove.
2. Empty the ice bin.
4. Replace with a new 60-watt appliance bulb.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off
before you leave, follow these steps.
5. Insert tabs on back of cover into slots in
freezer ceiling. Push cover up to snap front into
place.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Depending on your model, set the thermostat
control (refrigerator control) to OFF. See the
Setting the Controls section.
3. Clean refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both
doors to prop them open far enough for air to
get in. This stops odor and mold from building
up.
WHEN YOU MOVE
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new
home, follow these steps to prepare it for the
move.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack
all frozen food in dry ice.
2. Depending on your model, turn the thermostat
control (refrigerator control) to OFF. See the
Setting the Controls section.
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
5. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well
and tape them together so they don’t shift and
rattle during the move. Refer to sections in
Using your Refrigerator for removal
instructions.
w CAUTION: DO NOT place fingers inside of
cover. Lamp may be hot.
6. Depending on the model, raise the front of the
refrigerator so it rolls more easily OR screw in
the leveling legs all the way so they don’t
scrape the floor. See the Door Closing
section.
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less,
keep all refrigerator doors closed to help foods
stay cold and frozen.
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours:
7. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord
to the refrigerator cabinet.
a) Remove all frozen food and store it in a
frozen food locker.
When you get to your new home, put everything
back and refer to the Installing Your
Refrigerator section for preparation instructions.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
• 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.
• Rattling noises may come from the flow of
refrigerant, the water line, or items stored on top of
the refrigerator.
• Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently
to keep your food items at the desired temperature.
The high efficiency compressor may cause your new
refrigerator to run longer than your old one, and you
may hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
• You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating
the air through the refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
• As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound
due to the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
• Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may
cause a popping noise.
• Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost
cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
• You may hear air being forced over the condenser
by the condenser fan.
• You may hear water running into the drain pan
during the defrost cycle.
UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU
MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old
one didn’t make. Because the sounds are new to you,
you might be concerned about them. Most of the new
sounds are normal. Hard surfaces, like the floor, walls
and cabinets, can make the sounds seem louder than
they actually are. The following describes the kinds of
sounds and what may be making them.
Check if…
Then…
REFRIGERATOR
DOES NOT
OPERATE
The power supply cord is unplugged.
❿Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet
with proper voltage.
❿Replace the fuse or reset the circuit
breaker.
❿Refer to the Setting the Controls
section on page 18.
❿Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle
to end.
VIBRATION OR
RATTLING
NOISE
The refrigerator is not resting solidly on
the floor.
❿Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs
need adjusting.
See Installation section on page 10.
LIGHTS DO
NOT WORK
The power supply cord is unplugged.
❿Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet
with proper voltage.
❿Turn 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.
❿Replace with an appliance bulb of the
same wattage, size and shape available
at your local hardware store. (See the
Changing the Light Bulb(s) section on
pages 26–27.) Turn the temperature
control to the OFF position and unplug
the refrigerator prior to replacement.
❿Shutting door for one second will light
bulbs to come back on.
A household fuse has blown or circuit
breaker tripped.
The refrigerator control is set to the OFF
position.
Refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
Light bulb is loose in the socket.
Light bulb has burned out.
Door is left open for seven continuous
minutes.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
COMPRESSOR
MOTOR SEEMS
TO RUN TOO
MUCH
Check if…
Then…
The refrigerator that was replaced was
an older model.
The room temperature is hotter than
normal.
❿Modern refrigerators with more storage
space require more operating time.
❿The motor will run longer under warm
conditions. At normal room
temperatures, expect your motor to
run about 40% to 80% of the time.
Under warmer conditions, expect it to
run even more often.
❿Adding food and opening the door
warms the refrigerator. It is normal for
the refrigerator to run longer in order to
cool the refrigerator back down. Adding
a large amount of food warms the
refrigerator. See the Food Storage
Guide section on page 19. 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.
❿The refrigerator will take up to 24
hours to cool completely.
The door is opened often or a large
amount of food has just been added.
The refrigerator was recently plugged
in and the refrigerator control was set
correctly.
The refrigerator control is not set
correctly for the surrounding conditions.
The doors are not closed completely.
The condenser coils are dirty.
DOORS WILL
NOT CLOSE
COMPLETELY
The refrigerator is not level.
Food packages are blocking the door
open.
The ice bin, crisper cover, pans,
shelves, door bins or baskets are out
of position.
The gaskets are sticking.
The refrigerator wobbles or seems
unstable.
The doors were removed during
product installation and not properly
replaced.
FROST OR ICE
CRYSTALS ON
FROZEN FOOD
The door is not closing properly.
The door is opened often.
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❿See the Adjusting Control Settings
section on page 19.
❿Push the doors firmly shut. If they will
not shut all the way, see Doors will
not close completely below.
❿This prevents air transfer and makes
the motor work harder.
Clean the condenser coils. Refer to
the Care and Cleaning section on
pages 26–27.
❿See Leveling and Door Alignment
on page 17.
❿Rearrange food containers to clear
door and door shelves.
❿Push bins all the way in and put
crisper cover, pans, shelves and
baskets into their correct positions.
See the Using Your Refrigerator
section on pages 18–25.
❿Clean gaskets and the surface that
they touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin
wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
❿Level the refrigerator. Refer to the
Leveling and Door Alignment
section on page 17.
❿Remove and replace the doors
according to the Removing and
Replacing Refrigerator handles and
doors section on pages 11–16, or call
a qualified service technician.
❿See Doors will not close completely
above.
❿When the door is opened, warm,
humid air is allowed in the freezer,
resulting in frost.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
ICE HAS OFFTASTE OR
ODOR
Check if…
Then…
The icemaker was recently installed.
❿ Discard first few batches of ice to avoid
discolored or off-flavored ice.
❿ Throw away old ice and make new
supply.
❿ Rewrap foods since odors may migrate
to the ice if food is not wrapped
properly.
❿ A filter may need to be installed (or
replaced) to eliminate taste and odor
problems.
❿ See Care and Cleaning section on
pages 26–27.
❿ Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
The ice has been stored for too long.
The food has not been wrapped tightly
in either compartment.
The water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
The interior of refrigerator needs
cleaning.
Ice storage bin needs cleaning.
THERE IS
WATER IN THE
DEFROST
DRAIN PAN
The refrigerator is defrosting.
It is more humid than normal.
❿ The water will evaporate. It is normal
for water to drip into the defrost pan.
❿ Expect that the water in the defrost
pan will take longer to evaporate. This
is normal when it is hot or humid.
THE
REFRIGERATOR
SEEMS TO
MAKE TOO
MUCH NOISE
The sounds may be normal for your
refrigerator.
❿ Refer to the Understanding Sounds
You May Hear section on page 28.
THE
ICEMAKER IS
NOT
PRODUCING
ICE OR ICE
CUBES ARE
FREEZING TOO
SLOWLY
The freezer temperature is cold
enough to produce ice.
❿ Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice
production. See the Setting the
Controls section on page 18.
❿ Check to see if something is holding
the door open.
CUBES
PRODUCED BY
ICEMAKER
ARE TOO
SMALL
Smaller cube size level is selected.
THE DOORS
ARE
DIFFICULT TO
OPEN
The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
Door left open.
Water shutoff valve connecting
refrigerator to water line may be
clogged.
The door is reopened within a short
time after having been opened.
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❿ Select larger cube size using cube size
selector.
❿ Call a plumber to clear the valve.
❿ Clean gaskets and the surfaces that
they touch. Rub a thin coat of
appliance polish or kitchen wax on the
gaskets after cleaning.
❿ When you open the door, warmer air
enters the refrigerator. As the warm air
cools, it can create a vacuum. If the
door is hard to open, wait 5 minutes to
allow the air pressure to equalize, then
see if it opens more easily.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
TEMPERATURE
IS TOO WARM
OR THERE IS
INTERIOR
MOISTURE
BUILDUP
Check if…
Then…
The air vents are blocked. Cold air
circulates from the freezer to the fresh
food section and back again through
air vents in the wall dividing the two
sections.
The doors are opened often.
❿ Locate air vents by using your hand to
sense airflow and move all packages
that block vents and restrict airflow.
Refer to Multi-Flow on page 18 for the
location of air vents.
❿ When the door is opened, warm humid
air is allowed into the refrigerator. The
more the door is opened, the faster the
humidity builds up, and the more warm
air the refrigerator must cool. In order
to keep the refrigerator cool, try to get
everything you need out of the
refrigerator at once, keep food
organized so it is easy to find and close
the door as soon as the food is
removed.
❿ Refer to the Setting the Controls
section on page 18.
Wait 24 hours for temperatures to
stabilize or even out. If the temperature
is too cold or too warm, move the dial
one number at a time.
❿ Adding food warms the refrigerator. It
can take a few hours for the refrigerator
to return to normal temperature.
❿ Wrap food tightly and wipe off damp
containers prior to storing in the
refrigerator to avoid moisture
accumulation. If necessary, repackage
food according to the guidelines in the
Food Storage Guide section on page
19.
❿ See Doors will not close completely
on page 29.
❿ In humid weather, air carries moisture
into refrigerator when doors are
opened.
❿ It is normal for droplets to form on the
back wall after the refrigerator selfdefrosts.
The control is not set correctly for the
surrounding conditions.
A large amount of food has just been
added to the refrigerator or freezer.
The food is not packaged correctly.
The doors are not closing completely.
The weather is humid.
A self-defrost cycle was completed.
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