LG | GR-T622DE | LG GR-T622DE Owner’s Manual

Safety Instructions
Connect Electricity
Proper Disposal
Safety Precautions
Owner's Manual &
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Installation Instructions
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Model 18 & 20
Operating Instructions
Automatic Icemaker
Controls
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and Pans
Crispers
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4
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Shelves and Bins...................................... 5
Care and
Cleaning
Replacing the Light Bulb
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Installation Instructions
Preparing to install
the Refrigerator......................................
Reversing the Door Swing.....................
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Water Line installation........................... 11
Troubleshooting Tips
Before You Call For Service............
Normal
Operating
Sounds
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Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model #
Serial #
Find these numbers on the gray label on
the left side, near the top of the refrigerator
compartment.
P/no.: 3828JD8463U
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
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WARNING!
Use this
appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner's Manual.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When
using electrical appliances,
This
refrigerator
must be
properly
basic safety precautions should be
installed and located
in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it
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the How To Connect
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Keep fingers
Do not attempt to stand
on
top of the refrigerator.
Doing so may result in bodily injury or damage to
the refrigerator.
Do not allow children to
play with
the
refrigerator or
tamper with the controls.
Do not allow children to
climb, stand or hang on the
refrigerator. They could damage the
refrigerator and seriously injure themselves.
and cabinet
sur
faces in the freezer
compartment when hands are damp or wet.
Skin may stick to these extremely cold sur faces.
gasoline or other flammable
and
in
vapors
liquids the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
or use
"Pinch
point"
areas;
necessarily small.
closing doors when children
are
are
in the
area.
In
refrigerators
contact
with automatic icemakers, avoid
with the
mechanism,
or
moving parts of the ejector
with the heating element
on
fingers
or
the bottom of the icemaker. Do not
located
hands
Unplug
repairs.
the
place
icemaking
the refrigerator is plugged in.
on
mechanism while
shelves in the
Do not touch the cold
out of the
clearances between the doors and between the doors
Be careful
section.
Do not store
followed, including the following:
the automatic
refrigerator before cleaning
and
making
NOTE: We
strongly recommend that any
servicing be performed by a qualified individual.
Setting either or both controls to the 0 (off )
position does not remove power to the light circuit.
Do not refreeze frozen foods which have thawed
completely.
DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR
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 below to help prevent accidents.
Before You Throw Away Your Old
Refrigerator or
Freezer:
Take off the doors and discard
Leave the shelves in
2
place
easily
climb inside.
If the
refrigerator has
a
so
separately.
that children may not
lock, make it unusable.
Refrigerants
refrigeration products contain refrigerants, which
removed prior to product disposal.
If you are getting rid of an old refrigeration product,
check with the company handling disposal about what
All
must be
to do.
WARNING!
HOW TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
For personal safety, this
The power cord of this
earthing plug
which
appliance must be properly earthed.
appliance is equipped
mates
with
a
outlet to minimize the
hazard from this
with
an
standard earthed wall
possibility of electric
appliance.
shock
Where
an
sure
the outlet is
unearthed wall outlet is
and
encountered, it is
personal responsibility
obligation
replaced with a properly earthed wall outlet.
your
The
refrigerator
should
does not fit your
a new
outlet, the product
plug.
refitting of electric plugs and cables
by a qualified technician or service agent. In
some countries the refitting of electric plugs and cables is
only permitted when the work is completed by a qualified
should be done
by a qualified
properly earthed.
to
product plug
should be fitted with
IMPORTANT: The
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked
electrician to make
If the
have it
always be plugged into
technician.
supply cord becomes damaged, it must be
replaced by qualified service agent in order to avoid a
safety hazard.
If the power
a
its
own
individual electrical outlet.
Insure proper earthing
exists before using.
This
provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a
fire hazard from overheated wires.
Please refer to the
the correct
rating plate on the refrigerator for
voltage, wattage and frequency
Earthing plug
unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power
Always grip plug firmly and pull straight out
Never
cord.
from the outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all power cords
frayed or otherwise damaged.
that
have become
Do not
cord that shows cracks
use a
damage along
its
When
the
moving
careful not to roll
Mains lead
length
or
at
or
abrasion
either end.
refrigerator away from the wall,
damage the power cord.
be
over or
replacement
If the mains lead
refrigerator needs replacing at
any time,
replaced by a special lead which is
obtainable from your local. A charge will be made for
the replacement dealer of the mains lead if you have
damaged the lead.
on
your
it must be
The
refrigerator must be positioned so that the plug is accessible.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETYINFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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About the controls
the
on
refrigerator.
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COLD
1
NORMAL
2
COLDEST
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Initially, set the refrigerator control at 5and the freezer control at 2and allow
temperature to stabilize.
12 hours for the
Several adjustments may be required. Adjust the controls one increment at a time, and allow 12
hours after each adjustment for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you have set.
Setting
either
or
compartments
Control
both controls to 0
settings
will vary based
conditions and may
Ambient Room
This
(off) stops cooling
require
Temperature
on
more
refrigerator and freezer
refrigerator.
in both the
but does not shut off electrical power to the
personal preferences, usage
one adjustment.
and
operating
than
Limits
refrigerator is designed to operate in ambient temperatures specified by its Temperature Class which is marked on the rating plate.
Temperature
Class
Ambient
Symbol
Maximum
Temperature
Minimum
Extended-
SN
32°C
10°C
Temperate
N
32°C
16°C
Subtropical
Tropical
ST
Temperate
T
NOTE : Internal temperature may be affected by such factors
door openings.
as
the location of the
Adjust temperature controls as required to compensate for these factors.
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38°C
18°C
43°C
18°C
refrigerator, ambient temperature and frequency of
About the shelves and bins.
Not all features
are on
all models.
Freezer
To
Compartment
remove:
Slide the shelf forward until the stops
line up with the gaps in the molded shelf
supports. Lift the front of the shelf up and
pull
the shelf out.
To
replace:
Rest the back of the shelf on the back portion of
the shelf supports. Lower the front of the
shelf,
lining up the stops on the shelf with the gaps on
NOTE: For models with
the shelf supports.
the freezer shelf must be in the lower position
Slide the shelf back.
for the ice cube bucket to catch the cubes.
Adjust
Bins
on
To
remove: Lift bin
To
replace
or
an
automatic icemaker,
the Door
straight up,
then
pull
out.
relocate: Engage the bin in the
molded supports
on
the
door, and push down.
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About the shelves and bins.
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Not all features
are on
all models.
Fruit and
Vegetable Crisper
Excess water that may accumulate in the
bottom of the drawers or under the drawers
should be
wiped dry.
To Remove:
These drawers
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lifting up slightly while pulling the drawer
past the stop location.
Adjustable Humidity Crisper (on some models)
Slide the control all the way
MAX
MIN
setting
to
to the
MAX
provide high humidity recommended
recommended for most fruits.
for most vegetables.
Snack Pan (on some models)
To remove, slide the pan
position, lift the pan up
position and lift it out.
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Slide the control all the way to the MIN
setting to provide lower humidity levels
out to the
stop
stop
and past the
About the automatic icemaker.
A
newly-installed refrigerator may take
(on
models)
some
12 to 24 hours to
Automatic Icemaker
Power
Switch
Icemaker
The icemaker will
produce seven cubes per
cycle---approximately 100 --130 cubes in a 24hour period, depending on freezer compartment
temperature,
room
temperature, number of door
openings and other use conditions.
If the refrigerator is
Green
Power
Light
ice.
begin making
Feeler Arm
operated before the water
connection is made to the
power switch to O
icemaker,
set the
(off).
When the refrigerator has been connected to the
water
supply,
set the power
The green power
switch
to
I
(on)
.
freezing.
A
light will come on.
newly installed refrigerator may
begin making ice cubes.
take 12 to 24 hours to
You will hear
a
nothing inter feres with the sweep of the
sure
feeler
arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler arm,
the icemaker will stop
producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be joined
together
.
If ice is not used
frequently, old ice cubes will
become
taste stale and
cloudy,
shrink.
If ice cubes get stuck in the icemaker, the green
light will blink. To correct this, set the
power
The icemaker will fill with water when it cools
to
Be
buzzing sound each time the
icemaker fills with water.
power switch to O (off)and remove the cubes.
Set the power switch to I (on)to restart the
icemaker.
NOTE: In homes with lower -than-average water
pressure, you may hear the icemaker cycle
multiple times when making one batch of ice.
Throw away the first few batches of ice to allow
the water line to clear.
WARNING!
Connect to potable water supply
only.
Installation of the icemaker must be
done
by a qualified service
technician.
Icemaker Accessory Kit
If your refrigerator did not
equipped with
an
an
Check the back of the refrigerator for the
already come
automatic
specific icemaker kit needed for your model.
icemaker,
icemaker accessory kit is available at
WARNING!
extra cost.
Connect to potable water supply
only.
Installation of the icemaker must be
done
Care and cleaning of the
Cleaning
the Outside
a
dampened with soapy water.
Dry with a soft cloth.
Keep the
technician.
refrigerator.
The door handles and trim. Clean with
cloth
by a qualified service
outside clean.
Wipe with a clean
cloth lightly dampened with mild liquid dish
detergent. Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Do not
wipe the refrigerator with
dish cloth
a
soiled
wet towel. These may leave a
residue that can erode the paint. Do not use
or
scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach or
cleaners containing bleach because these
products can scratch and weaken the paint
finish.
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Cleaning
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of
baking soda in the refrigerator and freezer
Unplug
the
refrigerator before cleaning.
If this is not practical,
wring excess moisture
out of sponge or cloth when cleaning
around switches, lights or controls.
water and baking soda solution--tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to a
quart (1 liter) of water. This both cleans and
neutralizes odors. Thoroughly rinse
and wipe dry.
warm
about
Avoid
cleaning cold glass shelves (on some
models) with hot water because the extreme
temperature difference may cause them
compartments.
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a
Behind the
break. Handle
to
shelves
glass
carefully.
Bumping tempered glass can cause it to
shatter.
Do not wash any
dishwasher.
refrigerator parts in the
Wash ice trays in lukewarm water only--an automatic dishwasher.
do not put them in
Refrigerator
Be careful when
moving the refrigerator away
from the wall. All types of floor coverings can
be damaged, particularly cushioned coverings
When pushing the
refrigerator back, make
you don't roll over the power cord or
icemaker supply line (on some models).
sure
and those with embossed surfaces.
Pull the refrigerator straight out and return it to
position by pushing it straight in.
Moving the refrigerator in a side direction may
result in damage to the floor covering or
refrigerator.
Preparing
For
and
for Vacation
long vacations or absences, remove food
unplug the refrigerator. Move the freezer
control to the 0
position,
If the temperature
a
qualified
system (on
(off)
and clean the interior with
a
baking
can
drop below freezing, have
supply
servicer drain the water
some
property damage
models)
due to
to
prevent serious
flooding.
soda solution of one
baking soda to
tablespoon (15 ml) of
one quart (1 liter) of water.
Leave the doors open.
Set the icemaker power switch
to the
O
(off)
position and shut off the water supply to the
refrigerator.
Preparing
to Move
Secure all loose items such
base
grille,
by taping them securely
in place to prevent damage.
shelves and drawers
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as
Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright
position during moving.
Replacing the light bulb.
Turning
the control to the 0
(off) position does
not remove power to the
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Refrigerator Compartment
CAUTION: Light bulb may be hot.
1
Unplug the refrigerator.
2
The bulb is located at the top of the
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the
5
refrigerator compartment, behind the
temperature control.
3
To
remove
the
with two hands
the shield
light shield, grasp the shield
as
out.
lower wattage.
replace the light shield, insert the tab at
the front of the shield into the opening at the
front of the recess and push the back of the
To
shield snap into
slightly toward the center until the
comes
same or
shield up until the tabs
shown. Bend the sides of
tabs release and the back of the shield
Replace the bulb with an appliance bulb of
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on
the sides of the
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Plug the refrigerator back in.
Slide the shield back and take it out.
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Installation
Instructions
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Refrigerator
Model 18 & 20
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions
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IMPORTANT
--
CLEARANCES
completely and carefully.
Save these instructions for local
inspector's use.
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IMPORTANT
--
Observe all
governing codes and
ordinances.
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Note to Installer
--
Be
sure
to
leave these instructions
with the Consumer.
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Allow the
following clearances for ease of installation,
plumbing and electrical
proper air circulation and
connections:
Sides
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(4 mm)
?Top1$j?(25mm)
?Back1$j?(25mm)
refrigerator is against a wall on either side,
1/8$j (3 mm) door clearance.
If the
allow
a
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Note to Consumer
--
Keep these instructions for
future reference.
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Skill level
--
Installation of this
appliance requires basic
mechanical skills.
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Completion time Refrigerator Installation
--
15 minutes
Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer.
Product failure due to
under the
LEVELING LEGS
The
leveling legs have 3 purposes:
Leveling legs adjust so the doors close on their own when
opened about 45.°
improper installation is not covered
Warranty.
Leveling legs adjust so the refrigerator is firmly positioned
on
the floor and does not wobble.
To
WATER SUPPLY TO THE
ICEMAKER (on
some
easily move the refrigerator, raise the leveling legs
supported by the rollers.
until the unit is
To
models)
refrigerator has an icemaker, it will have to be
connected to a cold drinking water line. A water supply kit
1
is available at extra cost from your dealer.
Installation of the icemaker must be done
2
If the
Remove the base
positioning hands
Pull the
until the
by a
qualified service technician.
adjust the leveling legs:
3
Pull the
4
Insert
grille by
as
shown.
grille straight out
clips snap out.
grille away from
the refrigerator.
a
flat blade
screwdriver into the slots
on
the
turn
the refrigerator,
REFRIGERATOR LOCATION
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counterclockwise
to lower it.
Do not install the
refrigerator where the temperature will go
below 60°F (16°C) because it will not run often enough to
leveling leg and
clockwise to raise
maintain proper temperatures.
Replace the grille so the
notch in the grille will fit
Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature will go
above 100°F (37°C) because it will not perform properly.
hinge.
Install it
on a
floor strong
enough to support it fully loaded.
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around the bottom door
6 Line up the
clips on the
grille with the openings on
the refrigerator and push
into place.
Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
BEFORE YOU BEGIN (cont.)
The water line installation is not warranted by the refrigerator
icemaker manufacturer. Follow these recommendations
minimize the risk of expensive water
Water hammer
(water banging
or
carefully to
damage.
in the pipes) in house
plumbing can
Do not install the icemaker
tubing in areas where temperatures fall
freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a power drill) during
below
installation, be sure the device is insulated or wired in a manner to
damage refrigerator parts and lead to water leakage or
flooding. Call a qualified plumber to correct water hammer before
prevent the hazard of electric shock.
installing the water supply line to the refrigerator.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook up the water
code
line to the hot water line.
technician.
to
cause
If you
sure
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use
your refrigerator before
connecting the water line, make
(off) position.
CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
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making the connection to the refrigerator, be sure the
refrigerator power cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.
We recommend installing a water filter if your water supply has
sand or particles that could clog the screen of the refrigerator's
water valve. Install it in the water line near the refrigerator.
Before
Remove the
plumbing
requirements.
Installation of the icemaker must be done by
WARNING!
the icemaker power switch is in the O
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All installations must be in accordance with local
a
qualified service
Connect to
potable water
supply only.
j TURN THE WATER ON AND
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.
access cover.
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Remove the plastic
START THE ICEMAKER
Set the icemaker power switch
flexible cap from the water valve.
It will then
Place the
compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end of
the tubing as shown.
Insert the end of the tubing into the water valve connection as
far as possible. While holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.
Fasten the tubing into the clamp provided to hold it in a
vertical position. You may need to pry open the clamp.
Tubing
Clamp
Reattach the
to the
I
(on) position.
The icemaker will not begin to operate until it reaches its
operating temperature of -9°C or below.
begin operation automatically if the icemaker
(on) position.
power switch is in the I
Power
switch
Tubing
Typical
Compression
Nut
access cover.
Ferrule
(sleeve)
Refrigerator
Connection
NOTE: In lower water pressure conditions, the water valve
may turn on up to 3 times to deliver enough water to the
icemaker.
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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
IMPORTANT NOTES
When
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reversing the door swing:
Read the instructions all the way
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Handle parts
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screws
wrong
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carefully to avoid scratching paint.
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by their related parts to avoid using them in the
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Phillips
screwdriver
places.
Provide
non-scratching work surface for the doors.
IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move the cabinet until
door-swing reversal is completed.
These instructions are for changing the hinges from the right side to
the left side---if you ever want to change the hinges back to the
right side, follow these same instructions and reverse all references
to left and right.
Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet.
Empty all door shelves, including the dairy compartment.
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TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
10
mm
socket wrench
a
Masking tape
Putty knife or
thin-blade screwdriver
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REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR
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Tape the door shut with masking tape.
REMOVE THE
REFRIGERATOR DOOR
Tape the door shut with masking tape.
attaching the center hinge to the cabinet.
straight up to free the hinge
pin from the socket in the top of the door. Be sure to keep
the washer with the hinge.
Remove the
screws
Then lift the hinge
Washer
Remove the hinge
cover on
top of the freezer door.
Remove the screws, then lift the
Hinge
hinge straight up to free the
Pin
hinge pin from the socket in the top of the door.
Top
Hinge
Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the cabinet.
straight off the bottom hinge bracket.
Lift the door
Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the cabinet.
Lift it off the center hinge pin.
Set the door
Set the door
on a
non-scratching
on a
non-scratching surface, with the inside up.
surface with the inside up.
CAUTION: Do
To do
so
could
not let door
damage
drop to the floor.
the door stop.
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DOOR STOP TO THE LEFT
Remove the freezer door stop, located
right
on
the bottom
side of the freezer door, and install it
on
the
left side.
TRANSFER THE REFRIGERATOR
DOOR STOP TO THE LEFT
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Remove the
2-piece refrigerator door stop, located on the
refrigerator door, and install it on
bottom right side of the
the left side.
Bottom of Freezer Door
Bottom of Freezer Door
(Right Side)
(Left Side)
Bottom of
Refrigerator
(Right Side)
Door
Bottom of
Refrigerator
(Left Side)
Door
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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.)
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TRANSFER BOTTOM HINGE
BRACKET TO THE LEFT
Remove the base
grille by pulling it straight out.
attaching the hinge pin to the right side of
the hinge bracket. Attach the hinge pin to the left side of the
Remove the
screw
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TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR DOOR
HANDLE TO THE RIGHT (Cont.)
Move the
screws
from the top
right side of the door
top and insert them into the handle
opposite side.
screw
holes
on
the
bracket.
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Remove the bottom hinge bracket from the right side and
install it
on
the left side.
Screws
Move the
large plug button from the left edge of the
on the opposite side.
door and insert it into the hole
Plug
n
Button
TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR
DOOR HANDLE TO THE RIGHT
Remove the plug button, located
of the handle,
a
on
by carefully prying
the lower part
under the
putty knife. Remove the exposed
screw
Transfer the door plug button to the
holding
Button
the handle.
Remove the two
screws
opposite side.
edge with
holding the handle to the
top of the door.
Attach the handle to the
Handle
Plug
Handle
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right side of the door.
Plug
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TRANSFER FREEZER DOOR
HANDLE TO THE RIGHT
Remove the
holding the handle to the top and
screws
bottom of the door. Remove handle.
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REHANG THE
REFRIGERATOR DOOR
Replace the base grille. Lower the refrigerator door
onto the bottom hinge pin.
Shut the door,
making sure to align the door with the
masking
tape. Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against
cabinet. Secure the door to the cabinet with
Move the
handle
screws on
screw
hole
the right side of the door to the
on
the cabinet and is not folded.
the left side.
Screws
Move the
large plug button from the left edge of the
on the opposite side.
door and insert it into the hole
Plug
Button
Reattach the handle
holes closest to the
on
the
edge
opposite side using the
of the door.
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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.)
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INSTALL CENTER HINGE
BRACKET ON LEFT SIDE
Remove the
screw
insert it into the
hole
screw
cover
holes
refrigerator
Lower the freezer door onto the center hinge pin.
the right side.
hinge hole on top
door.
Attach the center hinge to the cabinet with
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REHANG THE FREEZER DOOR
from the left side and
on
Insert the center hinge pin into the
of the
r
screws.
Shut the door,
making sure to align the door with
the cabinet.
Insert the top hinge pin into the hinge hole on top
of the freezer door. Attach the hinge to the top of the
cabinet loosely with the
Make
sure
the
screws.
gasket on the door is flush against the
cabinet and is not folded.
Support the door on the handle side and make sure
straight and the gap between the doors
is even across the front. While holding the door in
place, tighten the top hinge screws. Replace the
hinge cover.
the door is
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Normal
operating sounds.
Newer
refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators.
refrigerators have more features and use newer
technology.
Modern
Do you hear what I hear? These sounds
The
high efficiency compressor may run faster
and longer than your old refrigerator and you may
hear a high-pitched hum or pulsating sound while
it is operating.
new
Sometimes the
normal.
You may hear the fans
spinning at high speeds.
This happens when the refrigerator is first plugged in,
when the doors are opened frequently or when
a large amount of food is added to the refrigerator
or freezer compartments. The fans are helping to
refrigerator runs for an extended period,
are opened frequently.
especially
This means that the Frost GuardTM feature is working
to prevent freezer burn and improve food preservation.
hear the fans
You may hear
The fans
when the doors
are
maintain the correct temperatures.
If either door is open for over 3 minutes, you may
come on
in order to cool the
light bulbs.
This is due to pressure
change speeds in order to provide optimal
cooling
savings.
You may hear
The flow of refrigerant through the freezer
a
whooshing sound when the doors close.
equalizing within the refrigerator.
cracking or popping sounds when the
refrigerator is first plugged in. This happens as the
refrigerator cools to the correct temperature.
The compressor may
when
attempting
cause a
to restart
clicking or chirping sound
(this could take up to 5
minutes).
may make
a
when relays activate to control
sound
clicking
refrigerator components.
cause a
Water dropping
on
the defrost heater
sizzling, popping or buzzing
cycle.
Expansion and contraction of cooling coils during and
after defrost can cause a cracking or popping sound.
an
cycle
as
cooling coils
gurgling noise like boiling water.
A water dripping noise may
The electronic control board may
On models with
and energy
sound
occur
can cause a
during the defrost
during the defrost
ice melts from the evaporator and flows into the
drain pan.
Closing the door may cause a gurgling sound due to
pressure equalization.
icemaker, after an icemaking cycle,
you may hear the ice cubes
dropping into the ice bucket.
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Problem
Possible Causes
Refrigerator does not
Refrigerator in defrost cycle.
operate
Either
or
What To Do
both controls
?
?
set to 0
(off) position.
Refrigerator is unplugged.
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The fuse is blown/circuit
breaker is
Vibration
or
rattling
Wait about 40 minutes for defrost
cycle to end.
Move the refrigerator and freezer control to
a
temperature setting.
completely into the outlet.
?
Push the plug
?
Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
?
See
tripped.
need
Leveling legs
adjusting.
Leveling legs.
(slight vibration
normal)
is
Motor operates for
long periods cycles
on and off frequently.
(Modern refrigerators
or
with
more
storage
space and a larger
freezer require more
operating time. They
start and stop often to
temperatures.)
Refrigerator or freezer
compartment too
Normal when
Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to
refrigerator
is first plugged in.
?
Often
?
This is normal.
?
Check to
?
This is normal.
Temperature controls
set at the coldest setting.
?
See About the controls.
Temperature control
cold enough.
?
See About the controls
occurs
when
amounts of food
large
placed in
are
refrigerator.
Door left open.
Hot weather
door
frequent
or
see
if package is
holding door open.
openings.
not set
?
Set the temperature control
See About the controls
Door left open.
?
Check to
Frost or ice crystals
on frozen food Too
(frost within package
is normal)
Door left open.
?
Check to
Automatic icemaker
Icemaker power switch
is in the O (off) position.
?
Set the power switch
?
See
warm
(on
some
Warm weather
door
models)
does not work
completely
cool down.
Too
or
frequent
openings.
frequent
openings.
or
too
one
step colder.
if package is
holding door open.
see if package is holding door open.
see
long
door
Water
supply
turned off
or
nstalling the
to the
I
(on) position.
water line.
not connected.
Freezer
compartment
too
warm.
?
Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to
completely too warm.
cool down.
Piled up cubes in the storage
bin cause the icemaker
?
Level cubes
by hand.
?
Turn off the
icemaker, remove cubes
to shut off.
Ice cubes stuck in icemaker.
(Green power light
blinking.)
Frequent "buzzing"
sound
icemaker
Icemaker power switch is in the
I (on) position, but the water supply
to the
refrigerator
connected.
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on
has not been
and turn the
icemaker back on.
?
Set the power switch to the O (off) position.
Keeping it in the I (on) position will damage the water
valve.
Possible Causes
Problem
Ice cubes have
odor/taste
What To Do
Ice storage bin needs
Food
cleaning.
transmitting odor/taste
to ice
?
?
Empty and wash bin.
Discard old cubes.
Wrap foods well.
cubes.
Interior of refrigerator needs
?
See Care and cleaning.
cleaning.
Slow ice cube
freezing
Door left open.
Temperature control
enough.
No ice cube
Supply
production
Refrigerator has odor
clogged.
line
or
Moisture collects inside
(in humid weather, air
carries moisture into
refrigerator when doors
are
shutoff valve is
Foods
transmitting
refrigerator.
Interior needs
not set cold
odor to
cleaning.
Too
frequent or too long
openings.
if package is
?
Check to
?
See About the controls.
?
Call
?
Foods with strong odors should be
?
Keep
replace every three months.
?
a
see
holding door open.
plumber.
an
tightly wrapped.
open box of baking soda in the refrigerator;
See Care and cleaning.
door
opened)
Interior light does not
work
No power at outlet.
?
Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Light bulb
?
See
Hot air from bottom of
Normal air flow
refrigerator motor.
In the
burned out.
Replacing the light bulb.
cooling motor.
refrigeration process, it is
normal that heat be expelled in the
area under the refrigerator.
Some floor coverings are sensitive
and will discolor at these normal
and safe
Food freezing in
the refrigerator
temperatures.
Food too close to air vent.
?
Refrigerator control is
?
Move the
?
See
?
This is normal.
set
Move the food away from the air vent
(near the controls).
refrigerator control to a warmer temperature.
too cold.
need
Door does not close
by itself
Leveling legs
Orange glow in
Defrost heater is
adjusting.
on.
Leveling legs.
the freezer
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