Table of Contents Introduction Entry Important Safety Instruction Identification of Parts Installation Where to Install Door Removal Mount the freezer and Feed Water refrigerator compartment doors Pipe Installation Height Adjustment Operation Starting Adjusting the Temperatures and Functions (Dispenser / Automatic ice maker) Home bar (Applicable to some models only) Shelf Egg Box (Applicable Humidity control Convert into a Deodorizer to some in the vegetable or compartment (Applicable to some models only) to Optichill Temperature Transition Temperature Change at Optichill Suggestion on food storage Care and maintenance Location of Foods Storing Foods How to Dismantle Parts General Information Cleaning Trouble Shooting only) vegetable compartment meat (Applicable models some models Corner Optichill only) (Applicable to some models only) Entry The model and serial numbers are found on compartment of this unit. These numbers available to others. You should record this guide as a the inner are case unique of the refrigerator to this unit and not requested information here and retain permanent record of your purchase. Staple your receipt here. Date of Purchase : Dealer Purchased From : Dealer Address : Dealer Phone No. : Model No. : Serial No. : Important Safety Instruction Before it is used, this refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance with the installation instructions in this document. Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling and pull it straight out from the outlet. on When the wall, be careful not to roll moving your appliance away from or to damage it in any way. the power cord. Always grip plug firmly over the power cord After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer are damp or wet. Skin could adhere to compartment, particularly when your hands these extremely cold surfaces. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet for cleaning or other requirements. Never touch it with wet hands because you can get an electric shock or be hurt. Never damage, process, severely bend, pull out, or twist the power cord because damage the power cord may cause a fire or electric shock. You have doubts on whether the appliance is properly grounded. place glass products in the freezer because they may expansion when their contents are frozen. Never be broken due to Never allow your hands within the ice storage bin of the automatic ice maker. You could be hurt by the operation of the automatic ice maker. Never allow anyone to climb, sit, stand or hang on the Home Bar door. These actions may damage the refrigerator and even tip it over, causing severe personal injury. Don't use an extension cord If possible, it and other cause a Power cord replacement connect the appliances refrigerator or to its own individual electrical outlet to household lights from causing an prevent overload that could power outage. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced from the manufacturer or its service agent. by a special cord or assembly Introduction Child entrapment DANGER: Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer: Take off the doors but leave the shelves in place so that children may not inside. warning easily climb appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. The Don't store Don't store or use gasoline any other appliance. Grounding (Earthing) In the event of an or other flammable vapor and liquids in the vicinity of this or electric short circuit, grounding (earthing) reduces the risk of electric an escape wire for the electric current. shock by providing In order to prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be grounded Improper grounding plug can result in an electric shock. 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. use of the Identification of Parts Freezer Compartment Refrigerator Compartment Dairy Compartment Water Filter Lamp (Upper) Door Rack Shelf Automatic Ice Maker Door Rack Wine holder Lamp (Optional) Nano-Carbon (Optional) Can Server (Optional) Shelf Snack Drawer Home Bar Shelf (Optional) (steel or glass) Egg Box Jet Freezing (Optional) Lamp (Lower) Door Rack Vegetable Drawer Door Rack Drawer Optichill (Optional) Door Rack Lower Cover NOTE ? 4 If you found some parts missing from your unit, they may be models. (i.c. the "Home Bar" is not included in all models) parts only used in other Installation Where to lnstall Unstable installation may cause vibration and noise. If the floor to install the refrigerator on Strong and even floor is not even, make the refrigerator level by rotating the height adjusting screw. Carpet or floorcloth on which a refrigerator is installed may be discolored by heat from the bottom of the refrigerator. So, it is necessary to place a thick pad below the refrigerator. Please A proper distance from adjacent items Where feed water Select a place where a feed water pipe can easily connected between the automatic ice maker and dispenser. A wet or near-water place, refrigerator may be rusted or electricity may be leaking pipe can be easily connected in the refrigerator at a proper things. Too small a distance from adjacent items may result in lowered freezing capability and increased electricity charges consumption. keep distance from other be a dry place Bottom Pad Where is free from heat or coal Places where ambient temperature are high, freezing capability is deteriorated and gas electric charge is increased. Coal gas and smoke may discolor the appearance of refrigerator. NOTE ? Install the Too high refrigerator or between the 5 at a low ambient place where the ambient temperature may dispenser and cause temperature is 5˚C~43˚C. Also, the tube functional troubles. automatic ice maker may be frozen. Installation Door Removal If your access door is too narrow for the refrigerator to pass the the refrigerator door and pass the refrigerator through, laterally. Remove lower cover and then feed water remove Lower Cover Remove the lower cover by lifting upward, and then pull up the feed water tube while pressing area shown in the figure to the right. Feed Water Tube pipe NOTE ? If a tube end is deformed or abraded, cut the part away. Hinge Remove the freezer compartment door Connection wires Cover all connection wires except for the earth line after removing the hinge cover by loosening the screws. 1) Separate Earth Line Upper Hinge 2) Remove the Upper Hinge Keeper it to counted keeper by rotating ( ) and then lifting the upper hinge up ( ). clockwise NOTE ? 3) In removing the upper hinge, be careful so that the door does not to fall over frontward. Remove the freezer compartment door by it upward. This time, the door should be lifted enough for the feed water pipe tube to be completely pulled out. lifting Lower Hinge NOTE ? Move the laying Remove the refrigerator compartment it down but be careful not to door passing through the access door damage the feed water pipe tube. 1) Loosen the hinge cover screws and remove Remove all connection wires, if any, except for the earth line the refrigerator door cover. Connection wires 2) Remove keeper by rotating it clockwise ( ) and then remove the upper hinge by lifting Upper Hinge Keeper itup( ). 3) Remove the refrigerator compartment door by lifting it up. Lower 6 Hinge and Installation Pass the Pass the door refrigerator as refrigerator laterally through right figure. the Mount the freezer and compartment doors Mount them in the door. Feed water Before installation access shown in the reverse pipe refrigerator sequence of removal after they pass through the access Installation Automatic ice maker operation needs water pressure of 147~834kPa (1.5~8.5kgf/cm2) (That is, an instant paper cup (180 cc) will be fully filled within 3 sec.). 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 straightly. If the tube is 8 m or longer it may cause trouble in water tube not be bent feed owing to the drain water pressure. Install the feed water Warning Connect to Disposal of the old appliance This appliance which All the and are a place free from heat. supply only. contains fluid important can water reusable and/or (refrigerant, lubricant)and recyclable. is made of parts and materials materials should be sent to the collection center of waste material be reused after rework local agency. 7 potable tube at pipe (recycling). For take back, please contact with the Installation Height Adjustment If the freezer Make them level by inserting flat ( type) driver into the groove of the left and rotating it clockwise ( ). - compartment door height adjusting screw is lower than the refrigerator compartment door If the freezer Make them level by screw and adjusting compartment door is higher than the inserting flat ( type) driver rotating it clockwise ( ). - into the groove of the right height refrigerator compartment door After leveling the height Refrigerator door will close smoothly by heightening the front side by adjusting the height adjusting screw. If the door does not close well because of bad Open/Close, performance may be affected. door 8 Operation Starting When your refrigerator is first installed, allow it to stabilize at normal operating temperatures for 2-3 hours prior to filling it with fresh or frozen foods. If is operation interrupted, wait 5 minutes before restarting. Adjusting the temperatures and functions ICEBEAM FILTER RESET CUBE DOORCOOLING HOLD 3 SEC. FRZ TEMP EXPRESS FRZ WATER CRUSH JET FRZ DISPENSER : FREEZER pushed, the buzzer sounds. ROOM TEMP 6 5 4 3 2 LOCK 3 SECS UNLOCK 1 REFRIGERATOR FILTER RESET APPLICABLE TO SOME MODEL ONLY. When the button is 9 FILTER STATUS 54321 OFF EXPRESS FRZ REF TEMP LOCK Operation You can adjust temperature of and freezer room and refrigerator room. How to adjust the temperature in the freezer compartment How to adjust the temperature in the refrigerator compartment pressing button, setting is repeated in the order (Middle Strong) (Strong) (Weak) (Middle Weak). Whenever of (Middle) The actual inner temperature varies depending on the food status, as the indicated setting temperature is a target temperature, not actual temperature within refrigerator. Refrigeration function is weak in the initial time. Please adjust temperature above after using refrigerator for minimum 2~3days. Dispenser You use selection can select water or ice. Please select water, slice ice and square ice button as you desire. pressing Please press the push button pushing in cup. by lightly by catching and The border line is indicated for the selected function, "Tak!" sounds if 5 seconds pass after ice comes Pressing Switch out. It is sound that the outlet of ice is closed. ? Reference : Please wait for 2-3 seconds in order to take final ice slices or pressing 10 drops of water when switches after taking taking out cup from the ice water. or as Operation The icemaker automatically make 8 pieces of ice cubes at anyone time, approximately pieces per day. However these quantities may vary according to certain conditions. E.g. the duration and amount of times the refrigerator door is opened. Automatic ice maker can 80 The Ice making proceeds ceases automatically when the ice storage bin is full. NOTE ? It is normal that a noise is produced when ice made is dropped into the ice storage bin. Ice is When ice maker does not operate lumped together When ice is lumped together, take the ice lumps out of the ice storage bin, break them into small pieces, and then place them into the ice storage bin again. When the ice maker produces too small or lumped together ice, the amount of water supplied to the ice maker need to adjusted. Contact the service center. smoothly If ice is not used frequently, it may lump together. Power failure Ice may drop into the freezer compartment. Take the ice storage bin out and discard all the ice then dry it and place it back. After the machine is powered again, crushed ice will be automatically selected. The unit is newly installed It takes about 12 hours for a newly installed refrigerator to compartment. Super Please select this function for prompt freezer. freezer "On" or "Off" is button. repeated whenever pressing graphic remains at the On flickering 4times when selecting Special Refrigeration "On". Super freezer function automatically turns The arrow mark status after off if a fixed time passes. This button stops operation of different Lock button. Locking or Release pressing the is repeated whenever . Pressing the other button when 'LOCK', the button does 11 not selecting operate. make ice in the freezer Operation The other functions Ambient temperature Temperature Temperature is display window. displayed only by --9°C 49°C. ~ less than -10°C is indicated with 'LO' and temperature more than 50°C is indicated with 'HI'. Temperature may differ from the actual ambient temperature on the upper part of refrigerator (top of door). Door open as it is monitors warning 3 times of warning sounds at the interval of 30 seconds if a minute passes with the door of refrigerator and the hombar door opened or completely closed. Please contact with the local service center if the door. warning continue to sound even after closing Diagnosis (failure detection) function automatically detects failure when failure is found in product during refrigerator. If failure occurs at product, it does not operate though pressing any button and normal indication is not done. In this case, do not turn power off but immediately contact with the local service center. A lot of time are need for service engineer to detect the failed part if turning it off. Diagnosis the function of use Water is cooled while stored in the water tank in the How ice/cold water is supplied then sent to the and dispenser. Ice is made in the automatic ice maker and sent to the or refrigerator compartment, dispenser divided into crushed cubed form ice. NOTE ? It is normal that the water is not very cold at first. If you want colder water, add ice into the How to glass. Select one among crushed ice, water, and cubed ice and switch with a glass or other container. use dispenser Cubed ice Water Light the water indicating lamp by pressing the selection ? 12 button. Water will be dispensed by pressing the push switch with a glass. slightly press selection button. Cubed ice will be dispensed by pressing the push switch with a glass. push Crushed ice Light the cubed ice indicating lamp by pressing the ? the Light the crushed ice indicating lamp by pressing the selection button. ? Crushed ice will be dispensed by pressing the push switch with a glass. Operation 6 Filter condition As demonstrated below, it displays the months left in units of 30 days until the filter replacement is required, starting from when the refrigerator power usage is authorized. (filter replacement cycle) display will appear After 6 months, the following sentence and part of the LCD. "Press for 3 seconds after replacing filter" function on the filter condition After 6 months have passed, and if the filter has been replaced or you want to reset the filter condition display, press the filter replacement button for more than 3 seconds and it will reset to the initial Power On state. Cautions Throw away the ice (about 20 refrigerator installation. pieces) The first ice and water may include and water particles water box. This is necessary in case that the or (about 7 glasses) first made after odor from the feed water refrigerator pipe or has not been used for a feed long time. Keep children away from the dispenser. Children may push switch incorrectly bad or damage lamps. Be careful that food is not block the ice passage. If foods are placed at the entrance of ice passage, ice may not be dispensed. The ice passage may also be covered with ice powder if remove the ice powder accumulated. splinter ice is used Never store beverage cans or other foods in ice storage rapid cooling. Such actions may damage the automatic ice maker. only. This time, bin for the purpose of Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to collect ice. Such glasses or containers may be broken. Put ice first into Water may be Never touch Touch may Never a glass before filling water or other beverages. splashed if ice is added to existing liquid in a glass. a hand cause a remove or other tools on ice outlet. part breakage the ice maker or hand injury. cover. Sometimes level the surface so that the ice storage bin is fully filled with ice. Ice is piled up just near the ice maker. So, such status may be considered, by the ice maker, that the ice storage bin is fully filled and ice making operation may stop. If discolored ice is dispensed, Never use Ice may be too narrow or jammed immediately contact service center, deep glass. in ice passage and, thus, the refrigerator may Keep the glass at a proper distance from ice outlet. glass too close to the outlet may hinder ice from coming A 13 stopping out. be failed. use. Operation Home Bar How to Gently pull use (Applicable to some the handle of the home bar to open it. You the home bar without can access opening the refrigerator door, thus saving electricity. The Inner lamp is lit in the refrigerator compartment when the home bar door opens. So it is easy to see item in the compartment. You the home bar door as a stand and such but never use the home bar door as a chopping board and take care not to damage it with sharp Use the home bar door as a stand can use to pour beverages objects. Never rest your it. heavy press down The Home bar will not function without the cover. Never take out the inner home bar cover Never arms or Not only damaged, place matters on the home bar door or allow children to hang on it. 14 on properly the home bar door may be but also children may get hurt. models only) Operation Shelf Slide type shelf allows you to place or take or put it in more conveniently. Slide type food out tempered glass shelf (In select models only) Attachable wine (In select models only) corner Bottles can corner. This be stored laterally with this wine be attached to any shelf. can Wine holder adjustment : be separated by pulling out and installed by placing it at straight Wine holder it can the end of the shelf you want and pushing it inward. Shelf The Refrigerator compartment shelf is movable so that you can place height according to the space you need for different food items.. height adjustment How to separate a shelf : At delivery, shelves are fixed with so that they cannot be moved distribution. So, remove keepers during keepers first, lift the shelf up ( ), and then separate it pushing it down ( ). How to install a shelf : Position the shelf at the desired hang its links on the lower the front side of on height and grooves.This time, the shelf and hang it the grooves. NOTE ? Make the shelf horizontal. Otherwise it may fall off. 15 it at a proper Operation Egg You Box (Applicable to the egg box to can move according a some place you models only) want and select another form of box to the amount of eggs. [Normal] [For Many Eggs] NOTE ? ? Never use the egg box as an ice storage bin. It Never store the egg box in the freezer Humidity control in the can break. compartment or fresh compartment. vegetable compartment The humidity can be controlled by adjusting left/right when storing vegetabes or fruits. the humidity control switch to the High humidity Humidity Control Low High Low humidity Humidity Control Low High Convert into a (Applicable to some models only) vegetable or The bottom drawer in the refrigerator meat can compartment be converted into a vegetable or compartment The meat compartment maintains the temperature at a lower point than the refrigerator compartment so that meat or fish can be stored fresh longer. NOTE ? 16 Vegetables or fruits compartment. Be are sure frozen if the conversion switch is set to meats to check it before storing foods. meat Operation Deodorizer (Applicable to some models only) This system efficiently absorbs strong odors by using the optical catalyst. This system does hot have any affect on stored food. Nano-Carbon Deodorization System (only for model applicable to Pull the right part of the cover of deodorization agent ahead and take the whole out while moving it to the right 1 . How to Nano-Carbon) recycle and use deodorization 2 agent The deodorization agent continues to be used through recycle if well drying it with hair a How to use the dryer. Since it is installed deodorizing system the already installed onto the cool air intake duct from the from refrigerator compartment, you Please need no separate installation. closed containers to store food with pungent odors. Otherwise, this oder can be absorbed by other food in the compartment. 17 use Operation OptiChill Temperature Transition Corner (Applicable to some models only) By pressing fruits or the button, store vegetables, other types of food such be defrosted, fish, raw as meat to etc. Temperature Change at OptiChill Method to Use You can select optimum temperature range depending stored. - on types of foods three steps of temperature selection available, including -3°C,-1°C, 4°C.Vegetables, fruits, cold storage are items requiring humidity maintenance, meats, and fishes be stored under optimal can conditions the correct storage for the foods being stored. temperature by selectiong When using the OptiChill to store meats or When using the OptiChill to store fruits in the freezer compartments. or fishes, fruits, vegetables, If you open the refrigerator door, an indicator The lamp goes off when the door is closed. lamp or vegetables may be frozen. meats and fishes must be stored shows the status of the Optichill. Press the left SELECT button to cycle through FRUIT VEGE(4°C) CHILLED (-1°C) PARTIAL FREEZING(-3°C) FRUIT VEGE(4°C). OptiChill When First, Removing OptiChill When remove the vegetable bin. After holding back and front of the pull it outward. Fit the OptiChill slideitin . Installing OptiChill case on When forced, the 18 to the OptiChill ledge connecting parts can and be and gently damaged. ROOM Suggestion on Food storage Location of Foods Automatic ice maker Automatically Wine rack made ice is stored. Store wine. Store small foods such Snack Drawer Freezer as bread, snacks, etc. Store various frozen foods such ice cream, frozen snacks, etc. compartment as meat, fish, shelf Freezer Store small packaged frozen food. Temperature is likely to increase as compartment door rack opens. So, do not store ice cream. Freezer long-term door food such as Store meat, fish, chicken, etc. after wrapping them with aluminum. compartment drawer Dairy compartment Egg Store dairy products such as butter, cheese, etc. box Place this egg box in the proper location. Store Home bar frequently beverage, etc.. Refrigerator compartment accessed foods such as Store side dishes or other foods at a proper distance from each other for effective shelf cooling. Refrigerator compartment Store small such as milk, packaged food juice, beer, etc.. or beverages door rack Vegetable compartment Store Vegetable compartment/fre sh compartment vegetables or fruits. Store vegetable, fruits, meat to thaw, fish, etc. setting the conversion switch as necessary. Be conversion corner 19 to check the conversion switch before storing foods. sure setting Suggestion Storing Food storage Foods Store fresh food in the important on factor in refrigerator compartment. How food maintaining its freshness and flavor. Do not store food which goes bad easily at is frozen and thawed is low temperatures, such as an bananas, and melons. Allow hot food to cool other food, and lead to prior to storing, placing hot food higher energy consumption. in the refrigerator could spoil storing the food, cover it with vinyl wrap or store in a container with a lid. This prevents moisture from evaporating, and helps food to keep its taste and nutrients. When Please keep a distance at least 15 mm from the air vents to food. Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the cause temperatures to rise. refrigerator, and Never so Freezer keep too much food in door rack because that the door cannot be they may push against by Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment compartment Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This When storing inner racks fully closed. frozen food like ice cream for a - they may causes break when frozen. loss of taste and nutrient. long period, place it on the freezer shelf, not in the door rack. Refrigerator compartment Avoid placing moist food in top refrigerator shelves, it could freeze from direct contact with chilled air. Always clean food prior to refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and wiped, and packed food should be wiped, to prevent adjacent food from spoiling. storing eggs in their storage rack or box, ensure that they are fresh, them in an upright position, which keeps them fresh longer. When store and always NOTE ? If you keep the refrigerator in a hot and humid place, and frequently open the door or vegetables in it, moisture may form in it which has no effect on its performance. Just wipe the moisture with a cloth free. put 20 a lot of Care and Maintenance How to Dismantle Parts NOTE ? Dismantling is done in the reverse sequence of assembly. sure to unplug the power plug before dismantling and assembly. Never apply severe force to dismantle parts. Parts may be damaged. Be Freezer Separate the lamp by pulling it out ( ) while slightly lifting the lamp cover ( ). compartment lamp Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 40 W bulb for Dispenser lamp refrigerator is used and purchased at a service center. can Remove the a cover by inserting be flat (- type) driver into the front groove and pulling it out, and then remove the ramp. Max. 15 W bulb for refrigerator is used and be can purchased at a service center. Freezer Lift the front side compartment ( ) and pull it out ( ). shelf Door rack and Lift the door rack support Ice it out to pull storage bin holding ( ) direction. both sides and ( ) Hold the ice storage bin as shown in the right figure and pull it out ( ) while slightly lifting it ( ). It is recommended not to dismantle the ice storage bin unless it is necessary. Be sure to use both hands when the ice storage bin, not to If the ice storage bin does rotate the After dispenser rotating no So it should be cleaned cover by pressing collector the the 21 cover point right to not fit on the floor. well, slightly self-drainage function. regularly.Remove the the left side of water and marked removing it device. Water collector has is used drop dry as remove it with a cloth.Press shown in the figure the water collector to cover. Care and Maintenance To Upper lamp in refrigerator compartment remove cover the pull the lamp pressing the bottom cover lamp upwards. Turn the lamp cover, forwards while side of the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 40 W bulb for can lamp in refrigerator compartment Lower be purchased Separate the refrigerator is used and at a service center. lamp by holding both pulling it it forwards. cover lower sides of it and Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 30 W bulb for refrigerator be at a service center. Home bar purchased Separate and then is used and can the upper rack of the home bar out the home bar cover ( ). pull The Home bar corner can be removed pulling it by upwards. NOTE ? Be sure to remove parts on the snack drawer and home bar Vegetable compartment Pull out the refrigerator door to cover. vegetable compartment cover ( ) ( ), and the cover with its backside lifted up can be removed. cover To install the cover, push it touches the back wall. 22 fully until it remove the vegetable compartment, General Information Vacation time During average length vacations, you will probably find it best to leave the refrigerator operation. Place freezable items in freezer for longer storage. When you plan not to operate, keep it running remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean the interior thoroughly, and leave each door OPEN to prevent odor in formation. Power failure Most power failures are corrected in hour an or two will not affect your refrigerator temperatures. However, you should minimize the number of door openings while the power is off. During power failures of longer duration, place a block of dry ice on top of your frozen packages. If you move Remove To avoid Anti condensation pipe or securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator. damaging the height adjusting screws, turn them all the way into The outside wall of the refrigerator cabinet may sometimes get warm, the base. especially just after installation. Don't be alarmed. This is due to the anti-condensation refrigerator to prevent "sweating" on pipe, which pumps hot air the outer cabinet wall. Cleaning It is important that your food should be refrigerator be kept clean to prevent undesirable odors. Spilled wiped up immediately, since it may acidify and stain plastic surfaces if left uncleaned. Exterior Use a lukewarm solution of mild soap refrigerator. Wipe with a clean damp Interior Regular cleaning solution After or a mild or cloth and then detergent to clean the durable finish of your dry. is recommended. Wash all compartments with detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry. cleaning verify that the power cord is not damaged, power outlet power plug is inserted well into the power outlet. Warning Always Please remove electrical parts power cord from the wall outlet a baking soda is not overheated, prior to cleaning in the vicinity or of (lamps, switches, controls, etc.). Wipe up excess moisture with a sponge or cloth to prevent water or liquid from getting into any electrical part and causing an electric shock. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse abrasive cleaners, strong alkaline solutions, flammable or toxic cleaning liquids on any surface. Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet or damp hands, because damp object will stick or adhere to extremely cold surfaces. Trouble Shooting Before for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense. common occurrences that are not the result of defective calling This list includes workmanship Occurrence or materials in this appliance. Possible Cause Solution Normal Operations Refrigerator Refrigerator compressor does not run. Refrigerator control is off. Set Refrigerator is in defrost This is normal for Power outage. Check house Refrigerator runs too much or too long Room or Make sure outlet. plug is tightly pushed into Call local electric company. lights. is larger than the you owned. Refrigerator one control. a fully automatic defrosting refrigerator. The defrost cycle occurs periodically. cycle. at wall outlet is disconnected. Plug refrigerator previous outside weather is hot. This is normal. Larger, units run longer. more efficient It is normal for the refrigerator to work under these conditions. longer Refrigerator has recently been disconnected for a period of time. It takes a few hours for the refrigerator to come down to room refrigerator temperature completely. Automatic ice maker is Operation of the ice maker causes refrigerator to run slightly longer. operating. the Large amounts of warm or hot food may have been stored recently. Warm food will cause the refrigerator to run longer until the desired temperature is reached. Doors Warm air entering the causes it to run more. less often. are opened too frequently or too long. Refrigerator or slightly open. freezer door may be refrigerator Open the door Make sure the refrigerator is level. Keep food and containers from blocking the door. See problem section. OPENING/CLOSING of Doors. Refrigerator control is set too cold. Set the refrigerator control to a setting until the refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. warmer Refrigerator worn, or cracked, freezer or gasket is dirty, poorly fitted. Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause the refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired temperatures. Occurrence Refrigerator compressor does not run. Temperatures Possible Cause Thermostat is at a constant keeping the Solution refrigerator temperature. This is normal. The Refrigerator goes on and off to keep the temperature constant. are too cold Temperature in the freezer is too cold but the Refrigerator Temperature is Set the freezer control to a warmer freezer temperature is Freezer control is set too cold setting until the satisfactory. Satisfactory. in the is too cold and the freezer Temperature refrigerator Refrigerator control Set the is set too cold. warmer refrigerator control setting to a temperature is satisfactory. Food stored in drawers freezes. Meat stored in fresh meat drawer freezes. Refrigerator control See above solution. is set too cold. Meat should be stored at a temperature below the freezing point of water (32˚F, 0˚C) for maximum fresh storage time. just It is normal for ice crystals to form due to the moisture content of meat. Temperatures are too warm Temperatures in the refrigerator or freezer Freezer control is set too Set the freezer or refrigerator control to a colder setting until the freezer or refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. warm. are too warm. Refrigerator control Refrigerator control is set too warm. has some effect on freezer temperature. Doors are opened too frequently or too long. Door is slightly open. Set the freezer or refrigerator control to a colder setting until the freezer or refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. Warm air enters the refrigerator/ freezer whenever the door is opened. Open the door less often. Close the door Large amounts of warm or hot food may have been stored recently. completely. Wait until the refrigerator or freezer has had a chance to reach its selected temperature. Refrigerator has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Temperature in the refrigerator is too warm but the freezer temperature is satisfactory. Refrigerator control is set too warm. A refrigerator requires completely. some hours to cool down Set the setting. refrigerator control to a colder Possible Cause Occurrence Solution Sound and Noise Louder sound levels when Refrigerator is on. Louder sound levels when Today's refrigerators storage capacity and even have increased maintain more It is normal for sound levels to be higher. temperatures. Refrigerator operates at higher pressures during the start of the ON cycle. This is normal. The sound will level off the refrigerator continues to run. as compressor comes on. Vibrating or rattling noise. Floor is uneven or Refrigerator rocks moved slightly. Items are placed on vibrating. weak. on the floor when it is the top of the Dishes are vibrating the refrigerator. Refrigerator is on touching refrigerator the shelves in wall or cabinets. Be sure floor is level and solid and can adequately support refrigerator. Remove items. It is normal for dishes to vibrate slightly. Move dishes slightly. Make sure refrigerator is level and firmly set on floor. Move refrigerator so that it does not touch the wall or refrigerator. Water/Moisture /Ice Inside Refrigerator Moisture collects the inside walls of the refrigerator. on The weather is hot and humid which increases the rate of frost buildup and internal sweating. This is normal. Door is slightly open. See problem section doors. Door is opened too often or too long. Open Opening/Closing of the door less often. Water/Moisture/Ice Outside Refrigerator Moisture forms the outside of the refrigerator between doors. Weather is humid. This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower, the moisture should disappear. Door is slightly open,causing cold air from the inside the refrigerator to meet warm air from the outside. This time, close the door on or completely. Occurrence Possible Cause Solution Odors in Refrigerator Clean interior with sponge,warm water and baking soda. Interior needs to be cleaned. Food with strong odor is in the Some containers and produce odors. refrigerator. wrapping materials Cover food Use completely. different container wrapping materials. a or brand of Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers Door(s) will not close. Food Door(s) will not close. Door was closed too hard, door to open slightly. package is keeping causing Refrigerator is not level. It rocks floor when it is moved slightly. Floor is uneven or Refrigerator rocks is moved slightly. Move door open. other on the weak. on the floor when it packages closing. that Close both doors gently. Adjust Be the Refrigerator Drawers are difficult to move. Food is drawer is touching touching wall shelf Track that drawer slides or on on is cabinets. height adjusting floor is level and sure support refrigerator. Contact carpenter to sloping Move keep door from screw. can correct adequately sagging or floor. refrigerator.. less food in drawer. top of the Keep dirty. Clean drawer and track. Dispenser Dispenser will not dispense ice When the first into the bin, the Ice storage bin is empty. Freezer temperature is set too warm. Household water line valve is not open. supply of ice is dropped dispenser should operate. Turn the freezer control to a higher setting so that ice cubes will be made. When the first supply of ice is made, the dispenser should operate. household water line valve and allow sufficient time for ice to be made. When ice is made, dispenser should Open operate. Refrigerator or freezer door is not closed. Be sure both doors are closed.
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