LG | GR-L218STSL | LG GR-L218STSL 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. MFL37933565
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Instructions
3–10
Parts and Features
11
Refrigerator Installation
12–19
Crisper Humidity Control
28
Removing Crisper
28
Glide‘N’Serve
28
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
12
Modular Door Bin
29
Installation
12
Dairy Bin
29
Base Cover
12
Utility Bin
29
Dispenser Drip Tray
29
Removing and Replacing
Your Refrigerator Handles
and Doors
❿ Freezer section
13–16
How to Remove and Reinstall
the Pullout Drawer
17–18
Leveling and Door Alignment
Using Your Refrigerator
19
20–32
Tilting Door
30
Ice Bin
30
DuraBase
30
DuraBase Divider
31
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
20
Pull out Drawer
31
Multi-Flow
20
Filter
32
Setting the Controls
20
Adjusting the Temperatures
and Display
General Cleaning Tips
33
21
Outside
33
Operating the Dispenser
22
Inside Walls
33
Setting the Functions
23
Door Liner and Gaskets
33
In-Door Ice Bin
24
Plastic Parts
33
Adjusting Control Settings
25
Condenser Coils
33
Food Storage Guide
25
Power Interruptions
34
Storing Frozen Food
26
When you go on vacation
34
When you move
34
Care and Cleaning
❿ Refrigerator section
33–34
Refrigerator Shelves
27
About the Automatic Icemaker
Bottle Holder
27
Connecting the Water Line
36–38
Troubleshooting Guide
39–42
35
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This product is exclusive use at 240V/50Hz.
You should purchase transformer of more than 2.0KVA when you want to use it at the 110V area.
You can't use it anywhere except 50Hz area.
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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.
• 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.
• When moving your refrigerator away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power
cord.
• Don’t touch the lamp, in case of light on the long
time, Because it can be very hot.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with
a switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension
cord.
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully.
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is
encountered, it is your personal responsibility and
obligation to have it replaced with a properly
grounded three-prong wall outlet.
w WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, this appliance
must be properly grounded. Have the wall
outlet and the circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly
grounded.
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or
remove the third (ground) prong from the
power cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation,
cleaning,or removing a light bulb, turn the control
(Thermostat, Refrigerator Control or Freezer
Control, depending on the model)to OFF and
then disconnect the refrigerator from the electrical
source. When you are finished,reconnect the
refrigerator to the electrical source and reset the
control (Thermostat, Refrigerator Control or
Freezer Control, depending on the model) to the
desired setting.
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING
METHOD
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its
own individual properly grounded electrical outlet
rated for 240 Volts, 50 Hz, AC only, and fused at
15 or 20 amperes.
This provides the best performance and also
prevents overloading house wiring circuits which
could cause a fire hazard from overheated wires.
It is recommended that a separate circuit serving
only this appliance be provided.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Don’t use an extension cord
• If water pressure does not reach the rating
147 kPa (1.5 kgf/cm2) or below, it is necessary to
purchase a separate pressure pump for normal
automatic icing and cool water feed.
• Keep the total length of the feed water pipe tube
within 8 m and be careful for the tube not be bent. If
the tube is 8 m or longer it may cause trouble in
water feed owing to the drain water pressure.
If possible, connect the refrigerator to its own
individual electrical outlet to prevent it and other
appliances or household lights from causing an
overload that could cause a power outage.
Accessibility of Supply Plug
The refrigerator-freezer should be so positioned that
the supply plug is accessible for quick disconnection
when accident happens.
• Install the feed water pipe tube at a place free from
heat.
Supply Cord Replacement
w WARNING
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer or its service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
• Connect to potable water supply only.
• Refer to instructions with water filter kit for
installation.
w WARNING
FEED WATER PIPE INSTALLATION
• The refrigerant and insulation blowing gas used in
the appliance require special disposal procedures.
When disposal, please consult with service agent or
a similarly qualified person.
Before installation
• Automatic ice maker can be installed only by
manufacturer.
• Automatic ice maker operation needs water pressure
of 147~834 kPa (1.5~8.5 kgf/cm2) (That is, an instant
paper cup (180 cc) will be fully filled within 3 sec.).
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.
Prevent the power cord from being squeezed
or imprinted if the refrigerator is pushed in
after the power plug is extracted during the
installation.
When moving your appliance away from the
wall, be careful not to roll over the power cord
or to damage it in any way.
It becomes the cause of fire or electric shock.
Do not allow the power cord bent or pressed
by the heavy object to
be damaged.
It may damage the power
cord to cause fire or
electric shock.
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w WARNING
Do not extend or modify the length of the
power plug.
Unplug the power plug when cleaning,
handling or replacing the interior lamp of the
refrigerator.
It causes electric shock or fire by
the electric damage of the power
cord or others.
• It may cause electric shock or injury.
• 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.
Do not pull out the cord or touch the power
plug with wet hands.
Remove water or dust from the power plug
and insert it with the ends of the pins
securely connected.
It may cause electric shock or
injury.
Dust, water or unstable
connection may fire or
electric shock.
Unplug the power cord from the power
outlet for cleaning or other requirements.
Pull out the power plug
not by grasping
the cord but the plug
of its end.
It may cause electric shock or injury.
It may cause electric shock
or short circuit to fire.
Make sure of grounding.
Consult a qualified electrician or service
person if the grounding instructions are not
completely understood, or if you have
doubts on whether
the appliance is
properly grounded.
The incorrect grounding
may cause breakdown
and electric shock.
Be sure to use grounded exclusive proper
voltage consent for the power plug.
Be sure to use grounded extension consents
when extension consents are used.
It becomes the cause of fire.
Grounding
Conductor
Copper
flat
More than
75cm
When the power cord or the power plug is
damaged or the holes of
the outlet are loosed, do
not use them.
Wait for 5 minutes or
longer when
reconnecting the plug.
It may cause the operation of
the freezer to fail.
It may cause electric shock or
short circuit to make fire.
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After
5minutes
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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.
Prevent children from entering the product.
It may endanger the life of a
child if the child enters the
refrigerator.
It may make the refrigerator
fallen down or damage the
hands. Especially, do not
allow the children to do the
above.
Opening and closing the door of the
refrigerator vigorously may cause the stored
food in the refrigerator basket to fall by
shock and hurt the foot, so take precautions.
Do not use or store inflammable materials
ether, benzene, alcohol, medicine, LP gas,
spray or cosmetics
near or in the
refrigerator.
Ether
Do not use drier to dry the inside, nor light a
candle to remove odor.
Do not store the medicine or the academic
materials at the refrigerator.
It may cause explosion or fire.
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.
The Academic
Medicine
dicine
The Me
Do not use the combustible spray near the
refrigerator.
Install in places away from the fire such as
the place where flammable gas is leaked.
It may cause fire.
It may cause fire.
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Thinner
Benzene
It may cause explosion
or fire.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Do not place flower vase, cup,
cosmetics, medicine or any
container with water on the
refrigerator.
In case of thunder and lightning, or not in use
for a long period of time,
detach the power plug.
There is a danger of electric shock
or fire.
It may cause fire, electric shock or
injury by dropping down.
Use the submerged refrigerator after
checking it.
When gas is leaked, do not touch the refrigerator
or the outlet and ventilate the room immediately.
It may cause electric shock or
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 (50~60g) 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.
Do not spray water at the outside or the inside
of the refrigerator or do not
clean it with benzene or
thinner.
When any strange smell or smoke is detected
from the refrigerator, power plug get rid of
electric outlet
immediately and contact
to the service center.
Thinner
Deterioration of insulation of electric
parts may cause electric shock or fire.
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 or take off the
doors but leave the shelves in
place so that children may not
easily climb inside.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
It may cause to lock out the child.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
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.
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 electric shock or
injury.
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w CAUTION
Violating this direction may cause injury or damage house or furniture. Always be careful, please.
Do not insert the hands into the ice bucket
or the ice dispenser.
Do not touch food or containers at the
freezer with wet hands.
Operating the ice maker may
cause injury.
It may cause frostbite.
Do not put ice in thin crystal cup or
ceramic ware.
Supply the automatic ice maker with
drinkable water only
(only for the model
with the dispenser).
It may break cup or ceramic
ware to cause injury.
Drinkable
water
Otherwise, it may cause
any risk.
Do not place the food in disorder inside
the refrigerator.
Do not put bottle in the freezer.
It may freeze the contents to
break the bottle to cause
injury.
The food may fall during opening and closing the
door of the refrigerator and hurt people.
Do not insert the hands into the bottom
of the refrigerator.
Carry the refrigerator with the handle bar at
the bottom of the front and the top of the
rear.
The iron plate of the
bottom may cause injury.
Otherwise, your hands
may be slipped to cause
injury.
Because the product is
heavy, carrying it alone
may hurt people or
accidents may occur.
Because opening or closing the door of
the refrigerator may cause injury to the
person around it, be careful, please.
Do not put any living
animal in the
refrigerator.
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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
w WARNING
w Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure,
clear of obstruction.
w Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting
process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
w Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
w Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the
appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
w The refrigerant and insulation blowing gas used in the appliance require special
disposal procedures. When disposal, please consult with service agent or a
similarly qualified person.
This appliance contains a small amount of isobutane refrigerant (R600a),
natural gas with high environmental compatibility, but it is also combustible.
When transporting and installing the appliance, care should be taken to
ensure that no parts of the refrigerating circuit are damaged. Refrigerant
squirting out of the pipes could ignite or cause an eye injury. If a leak is
detected, avoid any naked flames or potential sources of ignition and air the
room in which the appliance is standing for several minutes.
In order to avoid the creation of a flammable gas air mixture if a leak in the
refrigerating circuit occurs, the size of the room in which the appliance may
be sited depends on the amount of refrigerant used. The room must be 1m2 in
size for every 8g of R600a refrigerant inside the appliance. The amount of
refrigerant in your particular appliance is shown on the identification plate
inside the appliance. Never start up an appliance showing any signs of
damage. If in doubt, consult your dealer.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
A
I
B
J
K
D
C
E
L
F
M
G
N
H
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 Led Interior Lamps
H Ice bin (p. 30)
B Filter (Inside) (p. 32)
I Dairy Bin (p. 29)
C Modular Door Bins (p. 29)
J Utility Bin (p. 29)
D In Door Ice bin(p.24)
K Bottle Holder (p. 27)
E Shelves (p. 27)
L Pull out Drawer (p. 31)
F Crisper (p. 28)
(Keeps fruits and vegetable fresh and crisper)
M Divider (p. 31)
N Durabase (p. 30)
G Glide’N’Serve (p. 28)
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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.
2" (5 cm)
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.
w WARNING
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
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion or fire.
BASE COVER
To remove the base cover
1. Open the Freezer Drawer. (Drawer not shown
for clarity.)
2. Once drawer is open there is sufficient
clearance to remove screws on top of cover.
Please reinstall shelves according to your
individual storage needs.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
install the refrigerator in a wet or damp area.
• 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.
To replace base cover:
• Place cover into position
and insert and tighten screws.
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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.
1. Removing Refrigerator Handle
Mounting
Fasteners
• Loosen the set screws with a 2.5
mm (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
a 3.1 mm (1/8") 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 a 2.5 mm (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 3.1 mm (1/8") 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
IMPORTANT: When lifting the hinge free of the
latch, be careful that the door does not fall
forward.
REMOVING AND REPLACING
REFRIGERATOR DOORS
To remove the left refrigerator door:
• Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
Pull the water tube out of the fitting while pressing
the release ring on the fitting. When you pull out
the tube, first you have to push the collet by
opposite direction of arrow in the upper picture
and tube pull out by direction of arrow.
• Place the door, inside facing up, on a
nonscratching surface.
Collet
To remove the right refrigerator door:
(2)
(1)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(4)
(3)
w CAUTION: Before you begin, remove food and
bins from the doors.
(2)
(1)
1. Open door. Loosen top hinge cover screw (1).
Lift up cover (2).
2. Remove cover.
3. Disconnect wire harness (3).
(3)
(5)
4. Remove the grounding screw (5).
(4)
5. Rotate hinge lever(5) clockwise.
Lift top hinge (6) free of hinge lever latch (7).
(6)
(7)
IMPORTANT: When lifting the hinge free of the
latch, be careful that the door does not fall
forward.
(8)
1. Open the door. Remove the top hinge cover
screw (1).
• Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
2. Use a flat-head screwdriver to pry back the
hooks (not shown) on the front underside of
the cover (2). Lift up the cover.
w CAUTION : Always attach/detach with the
door open to 90°.
3. Remove the cover. Pull out the tube (3).
• Place the door, inside facing up, on a
non-scratching surface.
4. Disconnect all the wire harnesses (4).
5. Remove the grounding screw (5).
6. Rotate hinge lever(6) ounterclockwise. Lift the
top hinge (7) free of the hinge lever latch (8).
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Replacing Refrigerator Door:
❿ Left Door
❿ Right Door
• Lower the door onto middle hinge pin (9).
• Lower the door onto middle hinge pin (8).
• Fit top hinge (7) over hinge lever latch (8) and
into place. Rotate lever (6) clockwise to secure
hinge.
• Make sure the plastic sleeve is inserted in the
bottom of the door.
• Install the grounding screw (5) and connect the
three wire harnesses (4).
• Fit top hinge (6) over hinge lever latch (7) and
into place. Rotate lever (5) counterclockwise to
secure hinge.
• Push the water supply tube into the hole on the
top case and pull it out on the backplate.
• Install the grounding screw (4) and connect wire
harnesses (3).
• Insert the water supply tube (3) into the
connector tube until you see only one scale
mark. (Fully insert the tube over 5/8” (15mm)).
• Hook tab on door switch side of cover under
edge of wire opening in cabinet top.
Position cover (2) into place. lnsert and tighten
cover screw (1).
• Hook tab on door switch side of cover (2) under
edge of wire opening in cabinet top.
Position cover into place. Insert and tighten
cover screw (1).
Correct
Incorrect
(9)
(8)
w CAUTION
Collet
1. Insert the tube until you can see only one of
the lines printed on the tube.
Tube
2. After inserting, pull the tube to ascertain that it
is secure.
Insert Line
3. Assemble the clip.
Clip
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
3. Remove the screws of the rail on both sides.
HOW TO REMOVE AND REINSTALL
THE PULLOUT DRAWER
w CAUTION
• To avoid possible injury or product or property
damage, you will need two people to perform
the following instructions.
• When you remove the drawer, do not hold the
handle. It may come off and could cause injury.
• When laying the drawer down, be careful not to
damage the floor or hurt your feet with the sharp
edges on the hinge side.
Removing Pullout Drawer
4. With both hands, hold both sides of the door
and pull it up to separate it from the rails.
1. To remove the freezer drawer, pull the drawer
open to full extension. Remove the lower
DuraBase ® basket by lifting the basket from
the rail system.
5. With both hands, flex the center bar enough to
allow the gears on both ends to release from
the track.
2. Separate the left and right rail cover
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
3. Lower door into final position and tighten the
screws (3). Make sure you have a right rail
cover for each side.
HOW TO REMOVE AND REINSTALL
THE PULLOUT DRAWER
w CAUTION
• To avoid possible injury or product or property
damage, you will need two people to perform
the following instructions.
w DANGER
Risk of Child Entrapment
3
• To prevent accidental child and pet entrapment
or suffocation risk, DO NOT allow them to play
inside of the freezer drawer.
• DO NOT step or sit on the freezer drawer.
4. Align the top holes of the rail cover with the top
holes of the door supports to assemble the rail
covers.
Reinstalling Pullout Drawer
1. To reinstall the freezer drawer, hold the center
bar with both hands and pull it out until both
rails are fully extended.
Right
Rail Cover
Assembly Hole
Left
Rail Cover
5. With the drawer pulled out to full extension,
insert the lower basket in the rail assembly.
2. Hook door supports (1) into rail tabs (2).
1
2
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.
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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:
1. With one hand, lift up the door you want to
raise at middle hinge.
2. With other hand, use pliers to insert snap ring
as shown.
3. Insert additional snap rings until the doors are
aligned. (Three snap rings are provided with
unit.)
After installing, secure the product with the LEG
not to move left or right.
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. Plug the refrigerator’s power cord into a
3-prong grounded outlet. Move the refrigerator
into its final position.
2. Turn the leveling leg clockwise to raise that
side of the refrigerator or counterclockwise to
lower it. It may take several turns of the
leveling leg to adjust the tilt of the refrigerator.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top
of the refrigerator takes some weight off the
leveling legs. This makes it easier to adjust the
legs.
w CAUTION
• To avoid possible injury or product or property
damage, you will need two people to perform
the following instructions.
Level the refrigerator by using an 11/32 inch
(8mm) wrench or a flat blade screw driver.
Turn the leveling legs (CCW) to raise or (CW) to
lower the height of the front of the refrigerator.
NOTE: The front of the refrigerator should be
slightly higher than the back.
NOTE: If someone pushes backward against the
top of the refrigerator, weight is lifted off of the
leveling legs, which makes adjustment easier.
Open both doors to make sure they close easily.
If not, raise the leveling legs higher by turning
both clockwise the same amount. Once the
refrigerator is level, replace the kick-plate.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator is uniquely
designed with two fresh food doors. Either door
can be independently opened or closed.
You will have to exert slight pressure on the
doors to close them completely.
NOTE: In order not to move the refrigerator back
and forth, fix it with the 'Adjust' to the floor to
install and use.
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
• The LED display shows the temperature settings,
dispenser options, water filter, door alarm, and
locking status messages.
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.
ICE TYPE
MULTI-FLOW
• Multi-Flow means powerful and effective cooling
operation. This is especially noticeable when
new food is placed in the refrigerator
compartment.
EXPRESS
FRZ.
• 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.
DISPENSER SELECTION INDICATOR
Shows Cubed ice or Crushed Ice selection that will
be dispensed when the push switch is pressed.
FREEZER TEMPERATURE
Indicates the set temperature of the freezer
compartment in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
REFRIGERATOR TEMPERATURE
Indicates the set temperature of the refrigerator
compartment in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
EXPRESS FRZ.
When the EXPRESS FRZ. button is pressed, the
display will indicate the selected function has been
activated.
DISPENSER LIGHT INDICATOR
When the LIGHT button is pressed, the display will
indicate the selected function: The dispenser light is
on, this indicator will appear on the display panel.
DOOR ALARM INDICATOR
This indicator shows that the door-open warning
alarm is activated.
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.
WATER FILTER STATUS
This indicator shows the current status for the water
filter. See Resetting the Filter Indicator.
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.)
LOCK STATUS
This indicator shows the current status for the
control panel functions is set to LOCK.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Display Power-Saving Mode
ADJUSTING THE TEMPERATURES
AND DISPLAY
This function places the display into the PowerSaving Mode.
Adjust Freezer Temperature
To adjust the temperature in the freezer
compartment, press the FREEZER button to
cycle through the the range of available settings.
FREEZER
EXPRESS FRZ.
FREEZER
• Simultaneously press the FREEZER and
EXPRESS FRZ. buttons and hold them for
5 seconds until a tone sounds.
Adjust Refrigerator Temperature
To adjust the temperature in the refrigerator
compartment, press the REFRIGERATOR button
to cycle through the range of available settings.
• All LED lights will turn on and then off.
• When the Power-Saving Mode is activated, the
display will remain off until the next time the
door is opened. The display will also turn on
when any button is pressed, and it will remain
on for 20 seconds after the last door opening or
button selection.
REFRIGERATOR
• To deactivate the Power-Saving Mode, press
the FREEZER and EXPRESS FRZ. buttons
simultaneously and hold them for 5 seconds
until the tone sounds.
NOTE: The actual inner temperature varies
depending on the food status, since the indicated
temperature setting is the target temperature and
not the actual temperature within the refrigerator.
Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL at
3 degrees C and the FREEZER CONTROL at
-18 degrees C. Leave them at these setting for
24 hours (one day) to stabilize. Then adjust the
compartment temperature as illustrated above.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Controlling The Dispenser Light
OPERATING THE DISPENSER
Dispensing Crushed Ice
LIGHT / FILTER
ICE TYPE
Press the ICE TYPE
button to illuminate the
Crushed Ice icon.
Press the LIGHT/FILTER
button to turn the
dispenser light on and off.
Press the push ice switch
with a glass or other
container and crushed ice
will be dispensed.
Active Water Button
Water Switch
Ice Switch
Dispensing Cubed Ice
ICE TYPE
Press the ICE TYPE
button to illuminate the
Cubed Ice icon.
Press the push switch with
a glass or other container
and cubed ice will be
dispensed.
w CAUTION
• When filling the container with a small opening,
use it near the opening of the water or ice
dispenser as close as possible.
NOTE: Hold the glass or other container in place
for a couple of seconds after dispensing ice or
water to catch the last few cubes or drops. The
dispenser is designed to not operate while either
refrigerator door is open.
• Do not dispense ice into fine china or crystal
glasses. China or crystal can break.
Incorrect
Dispensing Water
Press the push water switch or
active water button with a glass
or other container and chilled
water will be dispensed.
When the water switch or active water switch is
pressed, the light will be illuminated.
Water
NOTE: When operating the
Water Button, it does not work
when you press both ends and
not the center. It only works
when you press the center of
the button.
Ice
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Correct
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Resetting The Filter Indicator
SETTING THE FUNCTIONS
Press the button for the desired function to view
and select other settings.
LIGHT / FILTER
Setting The Dispenser Lock
ALARM / LOCK 3SECS
Press and hold the
ALARM/LOCK button for
three seconds to lock the
dispenser and all of the
other control panel
functions.
Press and hold the
LIGHT/FILTER button for
more than 3 seconds to
reset the filter indicator
after the water filter has
been replaced.
NOTE: It is recommended that you replace the
filter when the water filter indicator light reaches 0
or whenever the water or ice cube taste
deteriorates noticeably.
Press and hold again for 3
seconds to unlock.
Activating Express Freezing
Setting The Door Alarm
EXPRESS FRZ.
The ALARM/LOCK button
also controls the door
ALARM / LOCK 3SECS
alarm that sounds three
times in 30-second
intervals when a
compartment door is left
open for more than 60 seconds.The alarm stops
sounding when the door is closed.
Press the ALARM/LOCK button once to activate
and deactivate the door alarm function.
Press the EXPRESS FRZ.
button once to activate the
EXPRESS FREEZING
function.
The EXPRESS FRZ. icon
on the display panel will
illuminate when activated.
The EXPRESS FREEZING function runs the
freezer compartment at the coldest setting for a
24-hour period to increase icemaking by up to
about 20%, and then turns off automatically.
NOTE: Press the button again to cancel the
EXPRESS FREEZING function.
NOTE: Contact your local service center if the
alarm continues to sound after the doors are
closed.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
2. To remove the in-door ice bin, grip the front
handle, slightly lift the lower part, and slowly
pull out the bin as shown.
IN-DOOR ICE BIN
w CAUTION
• Keep hands and tools out of the ice bin door
and dispenser chute. You could break
something or injure yourself.
The icemaker will stop producing ice when the ice
bin is full. If you need more ice, empty the ice bin
into the extra ice bin in the freezer compartment
so the icemaker can keep producing ice. Shake
the ice bin occasionally to level the ice in it.
Sometimes the ice piles up near the icemaker,
causing the icemaker to misread the amount of
ice cubes and stop producing ice.
NOTE: Storing cans or other items in the ice bin
may damage the icemaker.
Keep the ice bin door closed tightly. If the ice bin
door is not closed tightly, the cold air in the ice
bin will freeze food in the refrigerator
compartment. This could also cause the icemaker
to not produce ice.
3. To reinstall the in-door ice bin, slightly slant the
bin during replacement to avoid contact with
the icemaker.
NOTE: If the On/Off switch on the icemaker is set
to Off for an extended time, the ice compartment
will gradually warm up to the temperature of the
refrigerator compartment. To prevent ice cubes
from melting and leaking from the dispenser,
ALWAYS empty the ice bin when the icemaker is
set to Off for more than a few.
1. Push on the latch firmly where noted to close
the ice bin door; it will make a clicking sound
when it is closed completely.
4. Avoid touching the automatic shutoff arm when
replacing the ice bin. See the label on the ice
bin door for details.
Automatic
shutoff Arm
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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
■ 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
Move items out of
airstream
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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.
Storage times will vary according to the quality
and type of food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (airtight and moisture-proof) and the storage
temperature. Ice crystals inside a sealed package
are normal. This simply means that moisture in
the food and air inside the package have
condensed, creating ice crystals.
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at room
temperature for 30 minutes, then package and
freeze. Cooling hot foods before freezing saves
energy.
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.
Packaging recommendations:
• Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
• Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
• Heavy-duty aluminum foil
• Plastic-coated paper
• Non-permeable plastic wraps
• Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic bags
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use:
• Bread wrappers
• Non-polyethylene plastic containers
• Containers without tight lids
• Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
• Thin, semi-permeable wrap
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
• Folding a shelf—You can store taller items
such as a gallon container or bottles by simply
pushing the front half of shelf underneath back
half of shelf.
Pull toward you to returm to a full shelf.
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to
meet your individual storage needs. Your model
may have glass or wire 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.
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.
BOTTLE HOLDER
Bottles can be stored laterally with this wine
holder. It can be attached to any shelf.
Adjusting Shelves
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. Lift up the back and pull out the shelf.
Wine holder can be removed 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 up the front of the
shelf 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. (but this drawer can’t be
used for vegetable.)
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
To remove the glass
1. Lift up the glass under the crisper cover.
2. Pull the glass up and out.
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.
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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.
DISPENSER DRIP TRAY
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.
w CAUTION : DO NOT allow children to play
with baskets. Sharp corners on baskets could
cause injury.
DAIRY BIN
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.
The dispenser drip tray has no self-draining
function. It should be cleaned regularly. Remove
the cover by pressing and pulling the tray. Dry it
with a cloth. To reinstall the tray, slightly tilt the
front of the tray and snap the ribs into the holes.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
FREEZER SECTION
ICE BIN
TILTING DOOR
To separate the ice bin, pull out the drawer to full
extension. Gently lift and pull out the ice bin.
To reinstall, simply set the ice bin in its correct
position.
The tilting door provides easy access for stored
foods.
How to use:
Drawer
Tilt the door down and pull it out.
w WARNING: Be careful when you open tilting
door so that you do not injure your foot!
DURABASE
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.
2. To install, insert the Durabase in rail assembly.
1
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2
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
DURABASE DIVIDER
PULL OUT DRAWER
The Durabase divider allows you to organize the
Durabase area into sections.
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.
1
3
2
1. To remove, pull divider staight up.
2. To install, hook top corners of divider over top
edge of durabase.
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 : 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.
Hook
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
FILTER
Replace with a new cartridge.
It is recommended that you replace the filter
when the water filter indicator reaches 0 or the
water dispenser or icemaker noticeably
decreases production.
1. Use the handle to twist the cartridge clockwise
about one turn, until the handle is in a
horizontal position. You will feel the filter click
into place.
Remove the old cartridge.
NOTE: If the filter will not turn from side to side, it
isn’t fully inserted.
1. Rotate the knob of the old cartridge
counterclockwise. When the cartridge is
released, you will feel it click out of place.
NOTE: Replacing the filter causes a small
amount of water (around 1 oz. or 25 cc) to drain.
Place a cup under the filter hole to contain it.
After replacing the filter, dispense for 2 minutes
from the water dispenser to purge the water
system. Check the filter for leaks.
LIGHT / FILTER
2. Remove the old cartridge. Take the new
cartridge out of its packaging, and remove the
protective cover from the o-rings. Hold the
cartridge handle in its vertical position, and
firmly push the new filter cartridge into place
until it stops.
When the water filter indicator displays the
message 0 Filter Month, Hold 3 Seconds, reset
the water filter status display and indicator light
by pressing and holding the LIGHT/FILTER
button for more than 3 seconds.
To purchase replacement water filter cartridges,
visit your local appliance dealer or parts
distributor.
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CARE AND CLEANING
INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to
warm up so cloth won’t stick)
w WARNING
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.
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.
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic refrigerator parts.
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.
PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels)
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.
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.
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CARE AND CLEANING
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
WHEN YOU MOVE
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less,
keep all refrigerator doors closed to help foods
stay cold and frozen.
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new
home, follow these steps to prepare it for the
move.
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack
all frozen food in dry ice.
a) Remove all frozen food and store it in a
frozen food locker.
2. Depending on your model, turn the thermostat
control (refrigerator control) to OFF. See the
Setting the Controls section.
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on
while you are away, follow these steps to
prepare your refrigerator before you leave.
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.
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other
items.
2. Empty the ice bin.
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.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off
before you leave, follow these steps.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Depending on your model, set the thermostat
control (refrigerator control) to OFF. See the
Setting the Controls section.
7. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord
to the refrigerator cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything
back and refer to the Installing Your
Refrigerator section for preparation instructions.
3. Clean refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both
doors to prop them open far enough for air to
get in. This stops odor and mold from building
up.
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ABOUT THE AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER
NOTE: If the cube size is smaller or larger than
you expected, you can regulate the size with the
cube size button.
Every time you press the cube size button, the
indicator moves up on light. The higher the light
position, the larger the cubes will be. Pressing at
highest position returns indicator to lowest
position.
w WARNING
Personal Injury Hazard
Avoid contact with the moving parts of the
ejector mechanism, or with the heating
element that releases the cubes. DO NOT
place fingers or hands on the automatic
icemaking mechanism while the refrigerator is
plugged in.
WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE
ICEMAKER POWER SWITCH TO
O (OFF)
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
• When the water supply will be shut off for
several hours.
• When the ice bucket is removed for more than a
minute or two.
• When the refrigerator will not be used for
several days.
A newly-installed refrigerator may take
12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.
lcemaker
NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Water Amount Water Amount ON/OFF
Indicator Lights Selection
Switch
Button
• The icemaker water valve will buzz as the
icemaker fills with water. If the power switch is
in the I (on) position, it will buzz even if it has
not yet been hooked up to water. To stop the
buzzing, move the power switch to O (off).
NOTE: Keeping the power switch in the I (on)
position before the water line is connected can
damage the icemaker.
• You will hear the sound of cubes dropping into
the bin and water running in the pipes as the
icemaker refills.
Automatic
Shutoff Arm
The icemaker will produce six cubes per cycle—
approximately 100–130 cubes in a 24- hour period,
depending on freezer compartment temperature,
room temperature, number of door openings and
other operating conditions.
If the refrigerator is used before the water
connection is made to the icemaker, set the power
switch to O (off).
When the refrigerator has been connected to the
water supply, set the power switch to I (on).
The icemaker will fill with water when it cools to
freezing. A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12
to 24 hours to begin making ice cubes.
Throw away the first few batches of ice to allow the
water line to clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep of the
Automatic Shut off Arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the Automatic Shut
off Arm, the icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be stuck together.
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes will
become cloudy, taste stale, and shrink.
PREPARING FOR VACATION
Set the icemaker power switch to O (off) and
shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
If the ambient temperature will drop below
freezing, have a qualified servicer drain the water
supply system to prevent serious property
damage due to flooding from ruptured water lines
or connections.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
• Two 1/4″″ outer
diameter
compression nuts
and 2 ferrules
(sleeves) to connect
the copper tubing to the shutoff valve and the
refrigerator water valve.
• If your existing copper
water line has a flared
fitting at the end, you will
need an adapter (available
at plumbing supply stores)
to connect the water line to the refrigerator OR
you can cut off the flared fitting with a tube
cutter and then use a compression fitting.
• Shutoff valve to
connect to the cold
water line. The shutoff
valve should have a
water inlet with a
minimum inside
diameter of 5/32″ at the point of connection to
the COLD WATER LINE. Saddle-type shutoff
valves are included in many water supply kits.
Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type
valve complies with your local plumbing codes.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
This water line installation is not warranted by the
refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow
these instructions carefully to minimize the risk of
expensive water damage.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in
house plumbing can cause damage to
refrigerator parts and lead to water leakage or
flooding. Call a qualified plumber to correct water
hammer before installing the water supply line to
the refrigerator.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not
hook up the water line to the hot water line.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting the
water line, make sure the icemaker power switch
is in the O (off) position.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a
power drill) during installation, be sure the device
is double- insulated or grounded in a manner to
prevent the hazard of electric shock, or is batterypowered.
All installations must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
NOTE: Wear eye protection.
For installation, hose set will be provided with the
refrigerator. When reinstalling, the hose must be
discarded and replaced with a new one.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently
used drinking water line.
1. SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Copper Tubing, 1/4″ outer
diameter to connect the
refrigerator to the water
supply. Be sure both ends of
the tubing are cut square.
To determine how much tubing you need:
measure the distance from the water valve on the
back of the refrigerator to the water supply pipe.
Then add 8 feet (2.4 m). Be sure there is
sufficient extra tubing (about 8 feet [2.4 m] coiled
into 3 turns of about 10″ [25 cm] diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall
after installation.
• A cold water supply. The water pressure must
be between 147-834 kPa on models without a
water filter and between 280-834 kPa on
models with a water filter.
• Power drill.
• 1/2″″ or adjustable
wrench.
• Straight- and
Phillips-blade
screwdriver.
Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the
pressure on the line.
2. CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for the valve
that is easily accessible. It is best
to connect into the side of a
vertical water pipe. When it is
necessary to connect into a
horizontal water pipe, make the
connection to the top or side, rather than at
the bottom, to avoid drawing off any sediment
from the water pipe.
3. DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a 1/4″ hole in the
water pipe (even if using
a self-piercing valve)
using a sharp bit. Remove
any burrs resulting from
drilling the hole in the
pipe. Take care not to allow water to drain into
the drill. Failure to drill a 1/4″ hole may result
in reduced ice production or smaller cubes.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
7. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
VALVE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
(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 pipe
with the pipe clamp.
Pipe Clamp
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
Packing Nut
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be adhered
to. Saddle valves are illegal and use is not
permitted in Massachusetts. Consult with your
licensed plumber.
Outlet Valve
Ferrule (sleeve)
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be adhered
to. Saddle valves are illegal and use is not
permitted in Massachusetts. Consult with your
licensed plumber.
5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing
washer begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush
the tubing.
8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water
supply on and flush out
the tubing until the water
is clear.
Shut the water off at the
water valve after about
one quart of water has
been flushed through the
tubing.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Compression
Nut
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
6. ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the tubing between the cold water line
and the refrigerator.
Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the
wall or floor (behind the refrigerator or
adjacent base cabinet) as close to the wall as
possible.
NOTE: Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing
(about 8 feet coiled into 3 turns of about 10″
diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move out
from the wall after installation.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
9. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
Removing and Replacing Valve Cover
Tighten any connections that leak.
Reattach the compressor compartment
access cover.
NOTE:
• Before making the connection to the
refrigerator, be sure the refrigerator power
cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.
1. Remove the plastic flexible cap from the
water valve.
2. Place the compression nut and ferrule
(sleeve) onto the end of the tubing as
shown.
3. lnsert the end of the copper tubing into the
connection as far as possible. While
holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.
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.
w CAUTION: Check to see if leaks occurs
at water line connections.
Tubing Clamp
1/4 " Tubing
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.
1/4 "
Compression Nut
Ferrule
(sleeve)
Refrigerator
Connection
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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.
UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU
MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your
old one didn’t make. Because the sounds are
new to you, you might be concerned about them.
Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces, like the floor, walls and cabinets, can
make the sounds seem louder than they actually
are. The following describes the kinds of sounds
and what may be making them.
• Rattling noises may come from the flow of
refrigerant, the water line, or items stored on top
of the refrigerator.
• Your refrigerator is designed to run more
efficiently to keep your food items at the desired
temperature. The high efficiency compressor
may cause your new refrigerator to run longer
than your old one, and you may hear a
pulsating or high-pitched sound.
• You may hear the evaporator fan motor
circulating the air through the refrigerator and
freezer compartments.
• As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling
sound due to the refrigerant flowing in your
refrigerator.
• Contraction and expansion of the inside walls
may cause a popping noise.
• Water dripping on the defrost heater during a
defrost cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
• You may hear air being forced over the
condenser by the condenser fan.
• You may hear water running into the drain pan
during the defrost cycle.
REFRIGERATOR
DOES NOT
OPERATE
VIBRATION OR
RATTLING
NOISE
Check if…
Then…
The power supply cord is unplugged.
❿Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet
with proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown or circuit
breaker tripped.
❿Replace the fuse or reset the circuit
breaker.
The refrigerator control is set to the
OFF position.
❿Refer to the Setting the Controls
section on page 20.
Refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
❿Wait about 30 minutes for defrost
cycle to end.
The refrigerator is not resting solidly
on the floor.
❿Floor is weak or uneven or leveling
legs need adjusting.
See Installation section on page 12.
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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 25. 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 25.
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 33–34.
❿See Leveling and Door Alignment
on page 19.
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 20–32.
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 19.
❿Remove and replace the doors
according to the Removing and
Replacing Refrigerator handles and
doors section on pages 13–16, 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 33–34.
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 39.
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 20.
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 20 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 20.
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
25.
❿ See Doors will not close completely
on page 40.
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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