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ENGLISH
OWNER’S MANUAL
FRENCH DOOR
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before
operating and keep it handy for reference at all times.
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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:
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
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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GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
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.
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully.
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
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.
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING
METHOD
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its
own individual properly grounded electrical outlet
rated for 220 Volts, 50 Hz, AC only, and fused at
15 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.
Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with
a switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
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.
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 1 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.
WARNING
• Repair or replace immediately all electric
service cords that have become frayed or
otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord that
shows cracks or abrasion damage along its
length or at either the plug or connector end.
• When moving your refrigerator away from the
wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
• Keep fingers out of pinch point areas;
clearances between the doors and cabinet are
necessarily small. Be careful closing doors
when children are in the area.
• This refrigerator must be properly installed in
accordance with the Attention Installer
Instructions that were taped to the front of the
refrigerator.
• Don’t touch the lamp, in case of light on the long
time, Because it can be very hot.
• DO NOT refreeze frozen foods which have
thawed completely. The United States
Department of Agriculture in Home and Garden
Bulletin No. 69 says:
…You may safely refreeze frozen foods that
have thawed if they still contain ice crystals or if
they are still cold—below 4°C.
…Thawed ground meats, poultry or fish that
have any off-odor or off-color should not be
refrozen and should not be eaten. Thawed ice
cream should be discarded. If the odor or color
of any food is poor or questionable, get rid of it.
The food may be dangerous to eat.
Even partial thawing and refreezing reduces the
eating quality of foods, particularly fruits,
vegetables and prepared foods. The eating
quality of red meats is affected less than that of
many other foods. Use refrozen foods as soon
as possible to save as much of their quality as
you can.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Don’t use an extension cord
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.
Supply Cord Replacement
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.
• 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.
• Install the feed water pipe tube at a place free from
heat.
w WARNING
• Connect to potable water supply only.
• Refer to instructions with water filter kit for installation.
w WARNING
• 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.
w WARNING
• Please do not use a dishwasher to clean the lower
drawers; the high temperature may cause damage to
the baskets which make them unusable.
FEED WATER PIPE INSTALLATION
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.
It may cause electric shock or injury.
Pull out the power plug
not by grasping
the cord but the plug
of its end.
It may cause electric shock
or short circuit to fire.
Be sure to use grounded exclusive proper
voltage consent for the power plug.
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 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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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 store the medicine or the academic
materials at the refrigerator.
When the material with
the strict temperature
control is stored, it may be
deteriorated or it may
make an unexpected
reaction to cause any risk.
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
Do not use drier to dry the inside, nor light a
candle to remove odor.
It may cause explosion or
fire.
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.
Do not spray water at the outside or the
inside of the refrigerator or
do not clean it with benzene
or thinner.
Deterioration of insulation of
electric parts may cause electric
shock or fire.
When any strange smell or smoke is
detected from the refrigerator, power plug
get rid of electric
Service
outlet immediately
center
and contact to the
service center.
Thinner
It may cause electric shock
or fire.
Do not allow any person except the qualified
engineer to disassemble, repair or alter the
refrigerator.
It may cause injury,
electric shock or fire.
It may cause fire.
Do not use the refrigerator for non-domestic
purpose (storing medicine or testing
material, using at the ship,
etc.).
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.
It may cause to lock out the
child.
It may cause an unexpected risk
such as fire, electric shock,
deterioration of stored material or
chemical reaction.
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.
Install the refrigerator on the solid and level
floor.
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.
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.
The food may fall during opening and
closing the door of the refrigerator and hurt
people.
Do not put bottle in the freezer.
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.
It may freeze the contents to
break the bottle to cause
injury.
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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PARTS AND FEATURES
A
L
M
B
B
H
C
I
D
J
E
F
K
G
Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features.Page references are included for
your convenience.
NOTE: This guide covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may
have some or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not
match your model.
A Digital Sensor Control
H Pull out Drawer (p. 25)
B Modular Door Bins (p. 24)
I Durabase (p. 25)
C Shelves (p. 22)
J Divider (p. 25)
D Crisper (p. 23)
(Keeps fruits and vegetable fresh and crisper)
K Tilt-Out Door Basket(Optional) (p. 25)
L Dairy Bin (p. 24)
E Glide’N’Serve (p. 23)
M M Mullion
F Automatic Icemaker (p. 28)
G Ice Bin (p. 24)
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
w WARNING
• To minimize noise and vibration, the refrigerator
MUST be installed on a solidly constructed floor.
• Carpeting and soft tile surfaces are not
recommended.
• Never install the refrigerator on a platform or
weakly supported structure.
1. To avoid vibration, the unit must be level. If
required, adjust the leveling screws to
compensate for unevenness of the floor. The
front should be slightly higher than the rear to
aid in door closing. Leveling screws can be
turned easily by tipping the cabinet slightly. Turn
the leveling screws clockwise (
) to raise the
unit, counterclockwise (
) to lower it.
2. Install this appliance in an area where the
temperature is between 13°C and 43°C. If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or
high, cooling ability may be adversely affected.
3. Too small a distance from adjacent items may
result in lowered freezing capability and
increased electricity consumption charges. Allow
at least 24 in. (61 cm) in front of the refrigerator to
open the doors.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
UNPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Remove tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator before using. Do not remove any
warning-type labels, the model and serial number
label, or the TechSheet that is attached to back
wall of the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the
area briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue
can also be easily removed by rubbing a small
amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with
your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners to remove
tape or glue. These products can damage the
surface of your refrigerator. For more information,
see the Important Safety Instructions section.
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping
position.
Please reinstall shelves according to your
individual storage needs.
w WARNING
2" (5.08 cm)
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
NEXT
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the
refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to
protect the floor. Always pull the refrigerator
straight out when moving it. Do not wiggle or
walk the refrigerator when trying to move it, as
floor damage could occur.
1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off
all dust accumulated during shipping.
2. Install accessories such as ice cube bin,
drawers, shelves, etc., in their proper places.
They are packed together to prevent possible
damage during shipment.
3. Let your refrigerator run for at least 2 or 3 hours
before putting food in it. Check the flow of cold
air in the freezer compartment to ensure proper
cooling. Your refrigerator is now ready for use.
w WARNING
Explosion Hazard
BASE COVER
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion
or fire.
To remove the base cover
1. Open the Freezer Drawer. (Drawer not shown
for clarity.)
2. Once drawer is open there is sufficient
clearance to remove screws on top of cover.
To replace base cover:
• Place cover into position
and insert and tighten
screws.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
install the refrigerator in a wet or damp area.
• Select a place where a water supply can be
easily connected for the automatic icemaker.
w CAUTION: Avoid placing the unit near heat
sources, direct sunlight or moisture.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE DOOR HANDLES
To move refrigerator through a house door, it maybe necessary to remove refrigerator and freezer door
handles.
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary
from illustrations on this page.
Mounting
Fasteners
1. Removing Refrigerator Handle
• Loosen the set screws with the 3/32”
Allen wrench and remove the
handle.
NOTE: If the handle mounting
fasteners need to be tightened or
removed, use a 1/4” Allen
Set Screw
wrench.
Allen Wrench
2. Removing Freezer Drawer Handle
• Loosen the set screws located on
the lower side of the handle with the
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
the 3/32” Allen wrench.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners
need to be tightened or removed use a
1/4” Allen wrench.
Mounting
Fasteners
2. Replacing Freezer Drawer Handle
• Place the handle on the door by
adjusting handle footprints to fit mounting
fastners and tighten the set screws on
the bottom of the handle with a 1/8” Allen
wrench.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners
need to be tightened or removed use a
1/4” Allen wrench.
w WARNING
When the customer takes apart the handle or
assemble it from a refrigerator, please be
cautious of following things.
• Hold the handle with your own hand to make
sure not to drop the handle to the floor or instep
while taking apart the handle from a refrigerator.
• Do not swing the handle towards people or
animals after taking apart the handle.
• Insert the bracket hole of the handle into the
stopper bolt of the door exactly, and then
assemble the set screws to fix the handle.
• Check if there's any gap between the door and
handle after fixing the handle.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOOR
1. Removing Refrigerator Door
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF and unplug it. Remove food and any bins
from doors.
(1)
(2)
(2)
(1)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(4)
(5)
(3)
(7)
1. To remove the left refrigerator door:
2. To remove the right refrigerator door:
• Open the door. Remove the top hinge cover
screw (1).
• Use a flat blade screwdriver to lift the tabs
on the front underside of the cover(2).
Lift up the cover.
• Rotate hinge lever (3) clockwise.
Lift the top hinge (4) free of the hinge lever
latch (5).
IMPORTANT: When lifting the hinge free of
the latch, be careful that the door is heavy
and may fall forward.
• Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
• Place the door, inside facing up, on a nonscratching surface.
• Open the door. Remove the top hinge cover
screw (1).
• Use a flat blade screwdriver to lift the tabs
on the front underside of the cover(2).
Lift up the cover.
• Disconnect all the wire harnesses (3).
• Remove the grounding screw(4).
• Rotate hinge lever (5) counterclockwise.
Lift the top hinge (6) free of the hinge lever
latch (7).
IMPORTANT: When lifting the hinge free of
the latch, be careful that the door does not fall
forward.
• Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and
remove the door.
• Place the door, inside facing up, on a nonscratching surface.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
2. Replacing Refrigerator Door
(4)
(1)
(2)
(3)
Install the right-side door first.
• Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin as
shown.
• Make sure the plastic sleeve is inserted in
the bottom of the door.
2 • Fit the top hinge (1) over the hinge lever
latch (2) and into place. Rotate the lever (3)
counterclockwise to secure the hinge.
• Insert and tighten the cover screw (4).
(2)
(4)
(5)
(1)
(3)
• Fit the top hinge (1) over the hinge lever
latch (2) and into place. Rotate the lever (3)
clockwise to secure the hinge.
• Install the grounding screw (4) and connect
all the wire harnesses (5).
Install the left-side door.
• Lower the door onto middle hinge pin.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL
THE PULLOUT DRAWER
• With both hands, hold both sides of the door
and pull it up to separate it from the rails.
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or product
or property damage, you will need two people to
perform the following instructions.
1. Removing Pullout Drawer
• Pull the drawer open to full extension. Remove the
lower basket (1) by lifting basket from rail system.
(If you tilt the door, it will be easier.)
• With both hands, hold the center bar and push it
in to let both rails fitted simultaneously.
• Press both hangers with your thumbs to lift it up.
• Separate the left and right rail cover.
CAUTION: When you remove the drawer, do
not hold the handle. If it may come off and it
could cause personal injury.
• Remove the screws (2) of the rail on both sides.
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
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL
THE PULLOUT DRAWER
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or product
or property damage, you will need two people to
perform the following instructions.
2. Installing Pullout Drawer
• With both hands, hold the center bar and push it
out to let both rails out to full extension
simultaneously.
• Align the top holes of the rail cover with the top
holes of the door supports to assemble the rail
covers.
Right
Rail Cover
Assembly Hole
Left
Rail Cover
• Hook door supports (1) into rail tabs (2).
1
• With the drawer pulled out to full extension,
insert the lower basket (4) in the rail assembly.
2
• Lower door into final position and tighten the
screws (3).
WARNING: To prevent accidental child and
pet entrapment or suffocation risk. DO NOT
allow them to play inside of drawer.
WARNING: DO NOT step or sit down on
freezer door.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT
Door Alignment
Leveling
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.
Both the left and right refrigerator doors have
an adjustable nut, located on the bottom hinge,
to raise and lower them to align properly.
If the space between your doors is uneven,
follow the instructions below to align the doors
evenly:
Use the wrench (included with the Owner’s
Manual) to turn the nut in the door hinge to
adjust the height. To the right to raise or to the
left to lower the height.
3. Open both doors again and check to make
sure that they close easily. If not, tilt the
refrigerator slightly more to the rear by turning
both leveling screws clockwise. It may take
several more turns, and you should turn both
leveling screws the same amount.
4. Re-adjust if necessary.
5. Replace the base cover.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator is uniquely
designed with two fresh food doors. Either door
can be opened or closed independently of one
another. You may have to exert slight pressure
on doors to get them to close completely.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ENSURING PROPER AIR
CIRCULATION
SETTING THE CONTROLS
• Your refrigerator has two controls that let you
regulate the temperature in the freezer and
refrigerator compartments.
In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must
flow between the refrigerator and freezer
sections. As shown in the illustration below, air
enters at top of freezer and circulates down.
From bottom of freezer, air is forced up to top of
refrigerator. Air enters refrigerator through top
vent, then circulates and exists at bottom, where
it returns to freezer.
• Initially set the FRIDGE CONTROL at
3°C and the FREEZER CONTROL at –18°C.
Leave it at this setting for 24 hours (one day) to
stabilize. Then adjust the compartment
temperature as desired.
• Freezer control: –21°C to –13°C
When the setting is at a lower number, the
freezer compartment becomes colder. But the
refrigerator compartment becomes warmer
because less cold air flows into the refrigerator.
MULTI-FLOW
• Multi-Flow means powerful and effective cooling
operation. This is especially noticeable when
new food is placed in the refrigerator
compartment.
• 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.
• Fridge control: 1°C to 8°C
The lower the number setting, the colder the
refrigerator compartment will become.
• Express Freeze:
Press the Express Freeze key and the
LED will turn on. This function will remain
activated for 24 hours and intensify the cooling
speed of freezer and increase the amount of
ice.
CAUTION
Display Mode (For Store Use Only)
The Display Mode disables all cooling in
the refrigerator and freezer sections to
conserve energy while on display in a retail
store. When activated, OFF will display on
the control panel.
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.
To deactivate:
Open the Right hand Refrigerator door, then
while holding down the Fridge button continuously,
touch the Express Freeze button 3 times.
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.)
The control panel will been and the
temperature settings will change to confirm
that the Display Mode is deactivated. Use
the same procedure to activate the Display
Mode.
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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
Move items out of
airstream
■ REFRIGERATOR section
too cold
– Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Set
REFRIGERATOR
control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
■ FREEZER section too
cold
– Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Set FREEZER
control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
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Items
How to
Butter or
margarine
❿ Keep opened butter in a
covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an
extra supply, wrap in freezer
packaging and freeze.
Cheese
❿ Store in the original wrapping
until you are ready to use it.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Milk
❿ Wipe milk cartons. For best
storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Eggs
❿ Store in original carton or
Utility Bin on interior shelf, not
on door shelf.
Fruit
❿ Wash, let dry, and store in
refrigerator in plastic bags or
in the crisper. Do not wash or
hull berries until you are ready
to use them. Sort and keep
berries in their original
container in a crisper, or store
in a sloosely closed paper bag
on a refrigerator shelf.
Leafy
vegetables
❿ Remove store wrapping and
trim or tear off bruised and
discolored areas. Wash in cold
water and drain. Place in
plastic bag or plastic container
and store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
❿ Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
Fish
❿ Use fresh fish and shellfish the
same day purchased.
Leftovers
❿ Cover leftovers with plastic
wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
containers with tight lids can
also be used.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
STORING FROZEN FOOD
Freezing
NOTE: For further information about preparing
food for freezing or food storage times, check a
freezer guide or a reliable cookbook.
Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large
quantity of food. Do not put more unfrozen food
into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours
(no more than 2 to 3 lbs of food per cubic foot of
freezer space). Leave enough space in the
freezer for air to circulate around packages. Be
careful to leave enough room at the front so the
door can close tightly.
Packaging
Successful freezing depends on correct
packaging. When you close and seal the
package, it must not allow air or moisture in or
out. If it does, you could have food odor
and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and
also dry out frozen food.
Storage times will vary according to the quality
and type
of food, the type of packaging or wrap used
(airtight and moisture-proof) and the storage
temperature. Ice crystals inside a sealed package
are normal. This simply means that moisture in
the food and air inside the package have
condensed, creating ice crystals.
Packaging recommendations:
• Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
• Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
• Heavy-duty aluminum foil
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at room
temperature for 30 minutes, then package and
freeze. Cooling hot foods before freezing saves
energy.
• 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 they
freezer.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR SECTION
CAUTION : Make sure that shelves are level
from one side to the other. Failure to do so
may result in the shelf falling or spilling food.
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to
meet your individual storage needs. Your model
may have glass or wire shelves.
Sliding Out Shelves
Storing similar food items together in your
refrigerator and adjusting the shelves to fit
different heights of items will make finding the
exact item you want easier; it will also reduce the
amount of time the refrigerator door is open,
saving energy.
• To slide the shelf out, carefully pull front of
shelf
toward you.
You can slide glass shelves in and out of your
refrigerator as follows.
• To slide shelf in, push shelf in until it stops.
IMPORTANT: Do not clean glass shelves with
warm water when they are cold. Shelves may
break if exposed to sudden temperature changes
or impact, such as bumping. For your protection,
glass shelves are made with tempered glass,
which will shatter into small pebble-sized pieces.
NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Use special
care when removing them to avoid dropping
them.
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
in the direction of (1) and lift it in the direction of
(2). Pull the shelf out.
• To reinstall a shelf—Tilt the front of the shelf
up and guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a
desired height. Then lower the front of the shelf
so that the hooks drop into the slots.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL
GLIDE‘N’SERVE
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crispers. Store vegetables or
fruits requiring more or less humidity in separate
crispers. Adjust the control to any setting
between HIGH and LOW.
• LOW lets moist air out of the crisper for best
storage of fruits.
• HIGH keeps moist air in the crisper for best
storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
The Glide‘N’Serve provides storage space with a
variable temperature control that keeps the
compartment colder than refrigerator.
This drawer can be used for large party trays, deli
items, or beverages. (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
1. To remove, pull the drawer out to full
extension.
2. Lift the front of the drawer up, then pull it
straight out.
3. To install, slightly tilt up the front and insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into
place.
To remove the glass
1. Lift up the glass under the crisper cover.
2. Pull the glass up and out.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
MODULAR DOOR BIN
ICE BIN
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning
and adjusting.
1. To separate the ice bin, pull out the drawer as
much as possible.
1. To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and
pull straight out.
2. Gently lift and pull out the ice bin.
3. To install, pull out the drawer as much as
possible and set the ice bin in its correct
position, then push in the drawer.
2. To replace the bin, slide it in above the desired
support button and push down until it stops.
DRAWER
ICE BIN
WARNING : Somebody can be hurt if door
bins are not firmly assembled.
NOTE : DO NOT adjust a bin that is loaded
with food.
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.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
TILT-OUT DOOR BASKET (Optional)
DURABASE DIVIDER
You can remove foods easily by tilting out the
wire basket in the freezer compartment.
The Durabase divider allows you to organize the
Durabase area into sections.
1. To remove, pull the bracket upward until you
hear a clicking sound and remove the wire
rack.
2. To replace, hook the end of the rack in the
bracket, and push down until it locks into place.
1
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.
PULL OUT DRAWER
2
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.
To remove the drawer, push the tabs located
on the front inside surface of each rail. Next,
gently lift the rear left and right sides of the
drawer and pull it out.
1
2
Bracket
To reinstall, pull out both rails to full
extension. Insert the end of rib in the bracket
at left and right. Making sure that the guides
at the front are lined up properly, gently push
down on both sides.
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CARE AND CLEANING
PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels)
WARNING
Do not use window sprays, abrasive cleansers, or
flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage the
material.
CONDENSER COILS
Remove Back cover.
Use a vacuum cleaner with an
extended attachment to clean
condenser coils.Vacuum coils
when dusty or dirty.Coils may
need to be cleaned as often
as every other month.
Explosion Hazard
Use non-flammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. However,clean both sections about
once a month to prevent odors. Wipe up spills
immediately.
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.
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.
INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to
warm up so cloth won’t stick)
To help remove odors, you can wash the inside
of the refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda
and warm water. Mix 2 tablespoons baking soda
to 1 quart of water (26 g soda to 1 liter water.) Be
sure the baking soda is completely dissolved so
does it not scratch the surfaces of the
refrigerator.
CAUTION: While cleaning the inside, do not
spray water.
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic refrigerator parts.
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CARE AND CLEANING
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
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on
while you are away, follow these steps to
prepare your refrigerator before you leave.
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
5. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well
and tape them together so they don’t shift and
rattle during the move. Refer to sections in
Using your Refrigerator for removal
instructions.
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other
items.
2. Empty the ice bin.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off
before you leave, follow these steps.
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.
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.
3. Clean refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both
doors to prop them open far enough for air to
get in. This stops odor and mold from building
up.
When you get to your new home, put everything
back and refer to the Installing Your
Refrigerator section for preparation instructions.
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ABOUT THE AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER
WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE
ICEMAKER POWER SWITCH TO
O (OFF)
w WARNING
Personal Injury Hazard
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.
NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
DO NOT insert your hands in to the Icemaker
in operation. It may cause to injure you.
Automatic
Shut off Arm
• 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.
Power Switch
The icemaker will produce 12 cubes per cycle—
approximately 90–130 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.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently
used drinking water line.
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.
1. SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
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.
• Rattling noises may come from the flow of
refrigerant, the water line, or items stored on top
of the refrigerator.
• Your refrigerator is designed to run more
efficiently to keep your food items at the desired
temperature. The high efficiency compressor
may cause your new refrigerator to run longer
than your old one, and you may hear a
pulsating or high-pitched sound.
• You may hear the evaporator fan motor
circulating the air through the refrigerator and
freezer compartments.
• As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling
sound due to the refrigerant flowing in your
refrigerator.
• Contraction and expansion of the inside walls
may cause a popping noise.
• Water dripping on the defrost heater during a
defrost cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
• You may hear air being forced over the
condenser by the condenser fan.
• You may hear water running into the drain pan
during the defrost cycle.
UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU
MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your
old one didn’t make. Because the sounds are
new to you, you might be concerned about them.
Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces, like the floor, walls and cabinets, can
make the sounds seem louder than they actually
are. The following describes the kinds of sounds
and what may be making them.
REFRIGERATOR
DOES NOT
OPERATE
Check if…
Then…
The power supply cord is unplugged.
❿Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet
with proper voltage.
❿Replace the fuse or reset the circuit
breaker.
❿Refer to the Setting the Controls
section on page 19.
❿Wait about 30 minutes for defrost
cycle to end.
A household fuse has blown or circuit
breaker tripped.
The refrigerator control is set to the
OFF position.
Refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
VIBRATION OR
RATTLING
NOISE
The refrigerator is not resting solidly
on the floor.
❿Floor is weak or uneven or leveling
legs need adjusting.
See Installation section on page 11.
LIGHTS DO
NOT WORK
The power supply cord is unplugged.
❿Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet
with proper voltage.
❿Turn the refrigerator control to the OFF
position and unplug the refrigerator.
Gently remove the bulb and reinsert.
Then plug in refrigerator and reset the
refrigerator control.
❿Replace with an appliance bulb of the
same wattage, size and shape
available at your local hardware store.
(See the Changing the Light Bulb(s)
section on pages 26–27.) Turn the
temperature control to the OFF
position and unplug the refrigerator
prior to replacement.
❿Shutting door for one second will light
bulbs to come back on.
Light bulb is loose in the socket.
Light bulb has burned out.
Door is left open for seven continuous
minutes.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
COMPRESSOR
MOTOR SEEMS
TO RUN TOO
MUCH
Check if…
Then…
The refrigerator that was replaced was
an older model.
The room temperature is hotter than
normal.
❿Modern refrigerators with more storage
space require more operating time.
❿The motor will run longer under warm
conditions. At normal room
temperatures, expect your motor to
run about 40% to 80% of the time.
Under warmer conditions, expect it to
run even more often.
❿Adding food and opening the door
warms the refrigerator. It is normal for
the refrigerator to run longer in order to
cool the refrigerator back down. Adding
a large amount of food warms the
refrigerator. See the Food Storage
Guide section on page 20. 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 20.
❿Push the doors firmly shut. If they will
not shut all the way, see Doors will
not close completely below.
❿This prevents air transfer and makes
the motor work harder.
Clean the condenser coils. Refer to
the Care and Cleaning section on
pages 26–27.
❿See Leveling and Door Alignment
on page 18.
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 19–25.
❿Clean gaskets and the surface that
they touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin
wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
❿Level the refrigerator. Refer to the
Leveling and Door Alignment
section on page 18.
❿Remove and replace the doors
according to the Removing and
Replacing Refrigerator handles and
doors section on pages 12–17, or call
a qualified service technician.
❿See Doors will not close completely
above.
❿When the door is opened, warm,
humid air is allowed in the freezer,
resulting in frost.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
ICE HAS OFFTASTE OR
ODOR
Check if…
Then…
The icemaker was recently installed.
❿ Discard first few batches of ice to avoid
discolored or off-flavored ice.
❿ Throw away old ice and make new
supply.
❿ Rewrap foods since odors may migrate
to the ice if food is not wrapped
properly.
❿ A filter may need to be installed (or
replaced) to eliminate taste and odor
problems.
❿ See Care and Cleaning section on
pages 26–27.
❿ Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
The ice has been stored for too long.
The food has not been wrapped tightly
in either compartment.
The water supply contains minerals
such as sulfur.
The interior of refrigerator needs
cleaning.
Ice storage bin needs cleaning.
THERE IS
WATER IN THE
DEFROST
DRAIN PAN
The refrigerator is defrosting.
It is more humid than normal.
❿ The water will evaporate. It is normal
for water to drip into the defrost pan.
❿ Expect that the water in the defrost
pan will take longer to evaporate. This
is normal when it is hot or humid.
THE
REFRIGERATOR
SEEMS TO
MAKE TOO
MUCH NOISE
The sounds may be normal for your
refrigerator.
❿ Refer to the Understanding Sounds
You May Hear section on page 32.
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 19.
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 19 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 19.
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 20.
❿ See Doors will not close completely
on page 33.
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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GC-B288ULNV
350
R600a, 60g
China
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