LG | GR-F258JTK | LG GR-F258JTK Owner’s Manual

BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
User’s Guide
Please read this guide thoroughly before operating and
keep it handy for reference at all times.
CONGÉLATEUR
INFÉRIEUR
RÉFRIGÉRATEUR
Guide d’Utilisation et
d’Entretien
Veuillez lire ce manuel en entier avant de mettre en
marche l'unité et conservez-le à portée de la main pour le
consulter à tout moment.
COMBINADO
FRIGORÍFICO E
CONGELADOR
Guia do Utilizador
Por favor, leia este guia completo antes de utilizar o seu
aparelho e conserve-o para futuras consultas.
P/No. 3828JD8992U
TABLE OF CONTENTS
English Version
2
Modular Door Bin
20
Safety Instructions
3–4
Dairy Bin (Optional)
21
Parts and Features
5
Egg Box (Optional)
21
6–13
u Freezer section
Refrigerator Installation
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
6
Tilting Door
21
Installation
6
Ice Bin
21
Base Cover
6
Tilt-Out Door Basket (Optional)
22
Durabase
22
Durabase Divider
22
Pull out Drawer
22
Filter
23
Removing and Replacing
Your Refrigerator Handles
and Doors
7–12
Leveling and Door Alignment
Using Your Refrigerator
13
14–23
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
14
Multi-Flow
14
Setting the Controls
14
Adjusting Control Settings
15
Food Storage Guide
15
Storing Frozen Food
16
Care and Cleaning
u Refrigerator section
Water Dispenser
16
Refrigerator Shelves
17
Bottle Holder (Optional)
17
Optibin Crisper
18
Crisper Humidity Control
18
Removing Crisper
18
Crisper Cover with Lattice on
inner Surface
19
Glide N Serve
20
24–25
General Cleaning Tips
24
Outside
24
Inside Walls
24
Door Liner and Gaskets
24
Plastic Parts
24
Condenser Coils
24
Light Bulb Replacement
24–25
Power Interruptions
25
When you go on vacation
25
When you move
25
About the Automatic Icemaker
2
26
Connecting the Water Line
27–29
Troubleshooting Guide
30-33
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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:
w
w DANGER
w WARNING
w 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 WARNING
• This refrigerator must be properly installed in
accordance with the Attention Installer
Instructions that were taped to the front of the
refrigerator.
• After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch
the cold surfaces in the freezer compartment when
hands are damp or wet. Skin may adhere to the
extremely cold surfaces.
• In refrigerators with automatic icemakers, avoid
contact with the moving parts of the ejector
mechanism, or with the heating element that
releases the cubes. DO NOT place fingers or
hands on the automatic icemaking mechanism
while the refrigerator is plugged in.
• 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.
• Do not modify or extend
the Power Cord length.
It will cause electric shock
or fire.
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.
• NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull it
straight out from the outlet.
• 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.
• DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
• DO NOT allow children to climb, stand or hang on
the refrigerator doors or shelves in the refrigerator.
They could damage the refrigerator and seriously
injure themselves.
• 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.
• Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or making
any repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing
be performed by a qualified individual.
• Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, unplug
the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit
breaker or fuse box in order to avoid contact with a
live wire filament. (A burned-out light bulb may
break when being replaced.)
NOTE: Setting either or both controls to the OFF
position does not remove power to the light circuit.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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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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PARTS AND FEATURES
A
B
M
N
O
C
C
I
D
J
E
K
F
G
L
H
Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features. Page references are included for
your convenience.
NOTE: This guide covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have
some or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your
model.
A Refrigerator Light
H Ice Bin
B Filter (Inside)
I Pull out Drawer
C Modular Door Bin
J Durabase
D Shelves
K Divider
E Optibin Crisper
(Keeps fruits and vegetable fresh and crisper)
L Tilt-Out Door Basket (Optional)
M Dairy Bin (Optional)
F Glide N Serve
N Egg Box (Optional)
G Customcube Icemaker
O Bottle Holder (Optional)
5
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
w WARNING
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. Allow the clearance of at least 2 inch from the
ceiling and 1 inch from the side walls for better
cooling efficiency, ease of installation, proper
air circulation and electrical connections.
w CAUTION: Avoid placing the unit near heat
sources, direct sunlight or moisture.
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.
NEXT
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
w WARNING
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
• Be careful when you work with hinge, base
grille, stopper etc. You may be injured.
• Do not put hands or foot or metal sticks into air
vents, base grille or bottom of refrigerator. You
may be injured or receive an electrical shock.
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.
BASE COVER
To remove the base cover
1. Open the Freezer Drawer. (Drawer not shown
for clarity.)
2. Once drawer is open there is sufficient
clearance to remove screws on top of cover.
To replace base cover:
• Place cover into position and insert and tighten
screws.
w WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion
or fire.
6
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE DOOR HANDLES
To move refrigerator through a house door, it maybe necessary to remove refrigerator and freezer door
handles.
NOTE: Handle appearance may
vary from illustrations on this page.
1. Removing Refrigerator Handle
• Grasp the handle tightly with
both hands and slide the
handle up (1)(this may require
some force).
• The keyhole slots (2) on the
back of the handle allow the
handle to separate from the
mounting screws (3).
1
Keyhole
2 slots on
back of
handle
Screws
3
w CAUTION: The handle could mounted
on
door
be damaged if you hit it with a
hammer while removing or
attaching.
w CAUTION: When you
assemble or disassemble
handle, you must push or pull
with reasonable force.
2. Removing Freezer Drawer
Handle
• Press the handle against door
first.
1
1
Screws
mounted 3
on door
1
• Grasp the handle tightly with
both hands and slide the
handle to right (1)(this may
require some force).
• The keyhole slots (2) on the
back of the handle allow the
handle to separate from the
mounting screws (3).
2 Keyhole
slots on
back of
handle
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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
• Align keyhole slots (1) on the top
and bottom of the back of the
handle with the screws (2) mounted
on the front of the door.
• Press the handle against the door
front, making sure that the screws
(2) go into the keyhole slots (1).
• Holding the handle with both
hands, press it firmly against the
front of the door and slide the
handle down (3).
1
3
Screws
mounted 2
on door
1
2. Replacing Freezer Drawer Handle
• Align keyhole slots (4) on the right
and left sides of the back of the
handle with the screws (5) mounted
on the front of the drawer.
Screws
mounted
on door
6
5
6
• Press the handle against the
drawer front, making sure that the
screws (5) go into the keyhole slots
(4).
• Holding the handle with both
hands, press it firmly against the
front of the drawer and slide the
handle to the left (6).
4 Keyhole
slots on
back of
handle
8
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
REMOVING AND REPLACING REFRIGERATOR DOORS
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.
u Left Door
• Disconnect water supply tube by pushing back on the disconnect ring (1).
• Loosen the cover screw (2).
• Disconnect door switch wire (3).
• Attach the tube on the door with door.
• Pull out the tube.
w CAUTION: If a tube end is deformed or worn out, cut the damaged portion away.
• Disconnect 3 wire harness (4).
• Remove the ground screw (5).
• Rotate the lever hinge (6) counter clockwise and lift off the top hinge (7).
• Raising it up enough to clear the middle hinge pins.
• Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
w CAUTION: When removing top hinge, be careful that the door does not fall forward.
u Right Door
• Loosen the cover screw (1).
• Disconnect door switch wire (2).
• Disconnect wire harness (4).
• Remove the ground screw (5).
• Rotate the lever hinge (6) clockwise and lift off the top hinge (7).
• Raising it up enough to clear the middle hinge pins.
• Place the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.
1
2
1
6 7
6
5
7
3
4
2
5
4
3
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
2. Replacing Refrigerator Door
u Right Door
• Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (8). Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet.
• Replace the top hinge by rotating the hinge lever (6) counter clockwise to secure hinge.
Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against the cabinet and is not folded. Support the door on
the handle side while securing hinge. Make sure the door is straight and the gap between the doors is
even.
• Install the ground screw (5) and connect the wire harness (4).
• Connect the door switch wire (2).
• Tighten the cover screw (1).
u Left Door
• Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin(8). Make sure the door is aligned with the cabinet.
• Replace the top hinge by rotating the hinge lever (6) clockwise to secure hinge.
Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against the cabinet and is not folded. Support the door on
the handle side while tightening. And make sure the door is straight and the gap between the doors is
even.
• Insert the water supply tube (3) into the connector tube until you see only one scale mark.
(Fully insert the tube over 5/8”(15mm)).
• Install the ground screw (5) and connect the 3 wire harness (4).
• Connect the door switch wire (2).
• Tighten the cover screw (1).
w CAUTION: Be careful of missing the washer[part (9)].
Because it can be easily taken off.
Correct
Incorrect
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8
9
9
10
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.)
1
• Press both hangers with your thumbs to lift it up.
• Separate the left and right rail cover
• With both hands, hold the center bar and push it
in to let both rails fitted simultaneously.
• Remove the screws(2) of the rail on both sides.
2
w CAUTION: When you remove the drawer, do
not hold the handle. If it may come off and it
could cause personal injury.
w CAUTION: When laying the drawer down, be
careful not to damage the floor or hurt your
feet by the sharp edges on hinge side.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL
THE PULLOUT DRAWER
• Make sure you have a right rail cover for each
side.
Right
Rail Cover
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or product
or property damage, you will need two people to
perform the following instructions.
Left
Rail Cover
2. Installing Pullout Drawer
• With both hands, hold the center bar and push
it out to let both rails out to full extension
simultaneously.
• Align the top holes of the rail cover with the top
holes of the door supports to assemble the rail
covers.
Assembly Hole
• Hook door supports (1) into rail tabs (2).
1
2
• With the drawer pulled out to full extension,
insert the lower basket (4) in the rail assembly.
4
• Lower door into final position and tighten the
screws (3).
3
w WARNING: To prevent accidental child and
pet entrapment or suffocation risk. DO NOT
allow them to play inside of drawer.
w WARNING: DO NOT step or sit down on
freezer door.
12
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Door Alignment
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow
the instructions below to align the doors:
1. With one hand, lift up the door you want to
raise at middle hinge.
2. With other hand, use pliers to insert snap ring
as shown.
3. Insert additional snap rings until the doors are
aligned. (Three snap rings are provided with
unit.)
LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT
Leveling
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 grounded
outlet. Move the refrigerator into its final
position.
2. Turn the leveling screw clockwise to raise that
side of the refrigerator or counterclockwise to
lower it. It may take several turns of the
leveling screw to adjust the tilt of the
refrigerator.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top
of the refrigerator takes some weight off the
leveling screws. This makes it easier to adjust
the screws.
3. Open both doors again and check to make
sure that they close easily. If not, tilt the
refrigerator slightly more to the rear by turning
both leveling screws clockwise. It may take
several more turns, and you should turn both
leveling screws the same amount.
4. Re-adjust if necessary.
5. Replace the base cover.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator is uniquely
designed with two fresh food doors. Either door
can be opened or closed independently of one
another. You may have to exert slight pressure
on doors to get them to close completely.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ENSURING PROPER AIR
CIRCULATION
SETTING THE CONTROLS
• Your refrigerator has a control pad on the
dispenser that lets you regulate the temperature
in the freezer and refrigerator compartments.
• Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL at
3°C and the FREEZER CONTROL at –18°C.
Leave it at this setting for 24 hours (one day) to
stabilize. Then adjust the compartment
temperature as desired.
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.
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.
• Refrigerator Temp Control: 0°C to 8°C
The lower the number setting, the colder the
refrigerator compartment will become.
• Freezer Temp 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.
NOTE: If you want to off display, press and hold
EXPRESS FRZ key and FREEZER key over 5
seconds at the same time.
NOTE: Touch display once to activate, then
touch again to change the settings or activate a
function. If 10 seconds has passed since the
display has been touched, it will be necessary to
touch “once” again to reactivate.
☞ This is to prevent accidental display setting
changes.
• Express Freezing : Press the EXPRESS FRZ
button and the LED will turn on. This function
will remain activated for 24 hours and increase
the cooling speed of the freezer and the amount
of ice produced.
• Dispenser Lock : Press and hold the LOCK
button for 3 seconds to lock the dispenser.
When it is locked, the LED will be off and the
dispenser will not operate. To unlock, press and
hold the LOCK button for 3 seconds.
• Filter Reset : When the FILTER RESET LED
turns on, you have to change the water filter.
Press the FILTER RESET button for 3 seconds
to turn LED off. You need to change the water
filter approximately every 6 months.
w WARNING: If a door is open, the dispenser
does not work.
Do not block any of cool air vents with food
packages. If the vents are blocked, airflow will be
interrupted and temperature and moisture
problems may occur.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between
both sections, any odors formed in one section
will transfer to the other. You must thoroughly
clean both sections to eliminate odors. To
prevent odor transfer and drying out of food, wrap
or cover foods tightly. (See the Food Storage
Guide section for details.)
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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
u Keep opened butter in a
covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing
an extra supply, wrap in
freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese
u Store in the original wrapping
until you are ready to use it.
Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Milk
u Wipe milk cartons. For best
storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Eggs
u Store in original carton or Egg
Box on interior shelf, not on
door shelf.
Fruit
u 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
u 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)
u Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
Fish
u Use fresh fish and shellfish
the same day purchased.
Leftovers
u Cover leftovers with plastic
wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
containers with tight lids can
also be used.
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
STORING FROZEN FOOD
REFRIGERATOR SECTION
NOTE: For further information about preparing
food for freezing or food storage times, check a
freezer guide or a reliable cookbook.
Packaging
Successful freezing depends on correct
packaging. When you close and seal the
package, it must not allow air or moisture in or
out. If it does, you could have food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator and also dry
out frozen food.
Packaging recommendations:
• Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
• Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
• Heavy-duty aluminum foil
• Plastic-coated paper
• Non-permeable plastic wraps
• Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic bags
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use:
• Bread wrappers
• Non-polyethylene plastic containers
• Containers without tight lids
• Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
• Thin, semi-permeable wrap
w CAUTION: Do not keep beverage cans or
plastic food containers in the freezer
compartment. They may be break if it freezes.
Freezing
Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large
quantity of food. Do not put more unfrozen food
into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours.
Leave enough space in the freezer for air to
circulate around packages. Be careful to leave
enough room at
the front so the door can close tightly.
Storage times will vary according to the quality
and type of food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (airtight and moisture-proof) and the storage
temperature. Ice crystals inside a sealed package
are normal. This simply means that moisture in
the food and air inside the package have
condensed, creating ice crystals.
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at room
temperature for 30 minutes, then package and
freeze. Cooling hot foods before freezing saves
energy.
WATER DISPENSER
Push up the dispenser switch with a glass until
you hear click to get cold water.
Dispenser
Switch
Push
Tray can be easily removed by pressing and
pulling it.
Tilt up the front of tray slightly and snap the ribs
into the holes to replace the tray.
Holes
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Ribs
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
w CAUTION: Make sure that shelves are level
from one side to the other. Failure to do so
may result in the shelf falling or spilling food.
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to
meet your individual storage needs. Your model
may have glass or wire shelves.
Storing similar food items together in your
refrigerator and adjusting the shelves to fit
different heights of items will make finding the
exact item you want easier; it will also reduce the
amount of time the refrigerator door is open,
saving energy.
IMPORTANT: Do not clean glass shelves with
warm water when they are cold. Shelves may
break if exposed to sudden temperature changes
or impact, such as bumping. For your protection,
glass shelves are made with tempered glass,
which will shatter into small pebble-sized pieces.
NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Use special care
when removing them to avoid dropping them.
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.
Sliding Out Shelves
You can slide glass shelves in and out of your
refrigerator as follows.
• To slide the shelf out, carefully pull front of
shelf toward you.
• To slide shelf in, push shelf in until it stops.
BOTTLE HOLDER (Optional)
Bottles can be stored laterally with this wine
holder. It can be attached to any shelf.
• To replace 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.
Wine holder can be removed by pulling it straight
out and installed by placing it at the end of the
shelf you want and pushing it inward.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
OPTIBIN CRISPERS
u Crispers with rails
To remove crisper:
1. Pull drawer out to full extension.
2. Lift the front of basket up and pull straight out.
2
1
The Optibin Crispers provide fresher-tasting fruit
and vegetables by letting you easily control
humidity inside the crisper. The Optibin Crispers
include: 1) a humidity control knob at the front of
the crisper cover and 2) a large lattice on the inner
surface of the cover to hold or release moisture.
To replace crisper:
1. Push rails to the back of the compartment.
CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL
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
and
.
•
lets moist air out of the crisper for best
storage of fruits.
•
keeps moist air in the crisper for best
storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
2. Insert the back corner of the basket into frame.
w CAUTION: The glass shelf over the crisper is
not firmly secured. Be careful when tilting.
REMOVING CRISPER
u Crispers without rails
1. To remove, pull drawer out to full extension.
2. Lift the front of the crisper, then pull straight out.
3. To install, slightly tilt up the front and insert
drawer into frame and push back into place.
3. Slightly tilt up the front and push back until it
snaps into place.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
To remove crisper door flap:
1. Raise the door flap as high as it will open.
2. Press the plastic hinge toward the center of the
door flap with your finger.
3. Lift the door out of its place.
4. To replace, reverse above procedure.
CRISPER COVER WITH LATTICE ON
INNER SURFACE
To remove the lattice on inner surface:
1. Remove crisper cover (as illustrated above).
2. Hold the glass cover and turn the crisper cover
over.
3. For each lattice hold lattice and pull sides of
the cover outward to remove lattice.
To remove the glass:
1. Lift up the glass after inserting a finger into a
hole under the crisper cover.
2. Pull the glass up and out.
1
2
To replace lattice on inner surface:
1. For each lattice insert middle tab in 1 (closed
to glass cover)and pull sides of the cover to
insert lattice.
2
3
1
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
GLIDE N SERVE
The Glide N Serve provides storage space with a
variable temperature control that keeps the
compartment colder than refrigerator
temperature. The drawer also features a selfopening lid that opens whenever the drawer is
pulled open.
This drawer can be used for large party trays, deli
items, or beverages.
NOTE: DO NOT store lettuce or other leafy
produce in this drawer.
Cold
Temp Control
COLD
• cauliflower
• cucumbers
• zucchinis
• apples
• corn
• oranges
• grapes
Colder
Controls
The control regulates the air temperature in the
drawer. Set control level to cold to provide normal
refrigerator temperature. Use the colder 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.
To remove Glide N Serve:
Tilt up the front on it ’s closed position and pull
straight out.
COLDER
• steaks
• hard cheeses
• cold cuts
• bacon
• hot dogs
w WARNING: Fruits and vegetables may be
damaged at the coldest setting.
w CAUTION: DO NOT store bottles. If they are
frozen, they can be broken and cause
personal injury.
MODULAR DOOR BIN
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning
and adjusting.
1. To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and
pull straight out.
2. To replace the bin, slide it in above the desired
support button and push down until it stops.
w WARNING: Somebody can be hurt if door bins
are not firmly assembled.
w NOTE: DO NOT adjust a bin that is loaded
with food.
w CAUTION: DO NOT allow children to play with
baskets. Sharp corners on baskets could
cause injury.
To replace Glide N Serve:
1. Push metal rails to the back of the refrigerator.
2. Place drawer onto rails and slide drawer back
until it falls into place.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
DAIRY BIN (Optional)
ICE 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.
1. To separate the ice bin, pull out the drawer as
much as possible.
2. Gently lift and pull out the ice bin.
3. To install, pull out the drawer as much as
possible and set the ice bin in its correct
position, then push in the drawer.
DRAWER
ICE BIN
EGG BOX (Optional)
Store Egg Box on interior shelf, not on door shelf.
w CAUTION: Do not use the egg box as an ice
storage bin in the freezer compartment. The
egg box can easily break if it freezes.
FREEZER SECTION
TILTING DOOR
The tilting door provides easy access for stored
foods.
How to use:
Tilt the door down and pull it out.
w WARNING: Be careful when you open tilting
door so that you do not injure your foot!
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
TILT-OUT DOOR BASKET
(Optional)
DURABASE DIVIDER
The Durabase divider allows you to organize the
Durabase area into sections.
To remove basket
1. Pull one of the brackets upward.
2. Remove basket from both brackets.
To replace basket
1. Insert bracket into one side. Hook end of
basket into bracket.
2. Hook other basket end into other bracket. Push
bracket down into place.
3. Be sure back of basket goes behind retention
tab on each bracket.
1. To remove, pull divider staight up.
2. To install, hook top corners of divider over top
edge of durabase.
w WARNING: When the guide of the freezer
drawer is removed, children may crawl inside.
1
PULL OUT DRAWER
To separate the drawer, push the front left and
right hooks in
direction to pull up and remove.
2
Then gently lift the gear part of rear left and right
side of the drawer and pull it out in
direction.
1
3
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 install, reposition the gear part of rear left and
right side of the drawer after pulling out both rails
as much as possible, and gently push down both
left and right side while checking the hook on the
front part.
Hook
1
2
2
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
FILTER
2. Replace with a new cartridge.
It displays in months the number of months left to
exchange the filter from the moment power is
connected to the refrigerator.
Take the new cartridge out of its packaging and
remove protective cover from the o-rings.
With cartridge knob in the vertical position, push
the new filter cartridge into the cover until it stops.
If you can’t turn the filter from side to side, it isn’t
fully inserted. Push it in firmly and twist it into
place. You will hear the snap when it clicks into
place.
Using its handle, twist the cartridge clockwise
about 1/4 turn. You will hear the snap when it
clicks into place.
If you have changed the filter after 6 months of
use, press and hold the FILTER button 3 seconds
or more and the filter display will be initialized
with a buzzing sound.
NOTE: The average life of the filter is 6 months.
1. Remove the old cartridge.
Place a container under the hole of filter holder.
NOTE: When filter is being removed, the water
drains through the hole.
3. Flushing the Water System After Replacing
Filter Dispense water through the water
dispenser for 3 minutes to purge the system.
Rotate the knob of the cartridge counter
clockwise.
Pull out the filter cartridge.
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CARE AND CLEANING
CONDENSER COILS
w WARNING
Remove base cover. (See the base cover section
on page 6.)
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.
Replace grille base.
Explosion Hazard
Use non-flammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
w WARNING
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. However, clean both sections
about once a month to prevent odors. Wipe up
spills immediately.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the
circuit breaker or fuse box.
NOTE: Moving the control to the OFF position
does not remove power to the light circuit.
GENERAL CLEANING TIPS
• Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
• Remove all removable parts, such as shelves,
crispers, etc. Refer to sections in Using Your
Refrigerator for removal instructions.
• Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or
harsh cleaners.
• Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces
thoroughly.
• Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your
refrigerator. Be sure to replace the bulb with one
of the same size, shape and wattage.
To change Refrigerator Light Bulbs
1. Unplug Refrigerator, or disconnect power at
the circuit breaker.
2. If necessary, remove top shelf or shelves.
3. Using a flat instrument, gently pry the lamp cover
loose in the front as shown. Rotate downward to
remove rear tabs.
4. Make sure the bulbs are cool to the touch.
Turn bulbs counterclockwise to remove. Insert
new bulb(s).
5. Assemble in reverse order by snapping the
Lamp Cover in, engaging the rear tabs followed
by the front tabs.
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.
w CAUTION: While cleaning the inside, do not
spray water.
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic refrigerator parts.
PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels)
Do not use window sprays, abrasive cleansers, or
flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage
the material.
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CARE AND CLEANING
To change freezer light
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
1. Unplug refrigerator power cord from outlet.
2. Using a flat instrument, gently pry the lamp
cover loose in the front as shown. Rotate
downward to remove the rear tabs.
3. Make sure the bulb is cool to the touch. Turn
the bulb counterclockwise to remove.
4. Replace with a new 40-watt appliance bulb.
5. Insert tabs on back of cover into slots in
freezer ceiling. Push cover up to snap front into
place.
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on
while you are away, follow these steps to
prepare your refrigerator before you leave.
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.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Depending on your model, set the thermostat
control (refrigerator control) to OFF. See the
Setting the Controls section.
3. Clean refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both
doors to prop them open far enough for air to
get in. This stops odor and mold from building
up.
WHEN YOU MOVE
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new
home, follow these steps to prepare it for the
move.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack
all frozen food in dry ice.
2. Depending on your model, turn the thermostat
control (refrigerator control) to OFF. See the
Setting the Controls section.
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
5. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well
and tape them together so they don’t shift and
rattle during the move. Refer to sections in
Using your Refrigerator for removable
instructions.
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.
7. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord
to the refrigerator cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything
back and refer to the Installing Your
Refrigerator section for preparation instructions.
w WARNING: DO NOT get alive animals into a
refrigerator.
w CAUTION: DO NOT place fingers inside of
cover. Lamp may be hot.
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
If the electricity goes off, call the power company
and ask how long it will be off.
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less,
keep both refrigerator doors closed to help
foods stay cold and frozen.
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours:
a) Remove all frozen food and store it in a
frozen food locker.
OR
b) Place 2 lbs of dry ice in the freezer for every
cubic foot of freezer space. This will keep
the food frozen for two to four days. While
handling dry ice, wear gloves to protect your
hands from frostbite.
OR
c) If neither a food locker nor dry ice is
available, consume or can perishable food at
once.
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ABOUT THE AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER
NOTE: If the cube size is smaller or larger than
you expected, you can regulate the size with the
cube size button.
Every time you press the cube size button, the
indicator moves up on light. The higher the light
position, the larger the cubes will be. Pressing at
highest position returns indicator to lowest
position.
w WARNING
Personal Injury Hazard
Avoid contact with the moving parts of the
ejector mechanism, or with the heating
element that releases the cubes. DO NOT
place fingers or hands on the automatic
icemaking mechanism while the refrigerator is
plugged in.
WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE
ICEMAKER POWER SWITCH TO O
(OFF)
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
• When the water supply will be shut off for
several hours.
• When the ice storage bin 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.
Icemaker
NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
• The icemaker water valve will buzz as the
icemaker fills with water. If the power switch is
in the I (on) position, it will buzz even if it has
not yet been hooked up to water. To stop the
buzzing, move the power switch to O (off).
NOTE: Keeping the power switch in the I (on)
position before the water line is connected can
damage the icemaker.
• You will hear the sound of cubes dropping into
the bin and water running in the pipes as the
icemaker refills.
Automatic
Shut off Arm
Power Switch
Cube Size
Indicator Light
Cube Size Select
Button
The icemaker will produce eight cubes per
cycle—approximately 100–130 cubes in a 24hour 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
feeler arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler arm,
the icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be 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. Saddletype 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
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently
used drinking water line.
• 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 20 and 120 p.s.i. on models without
a water filter and between 40 and 120 p.s.i. 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
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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.
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
Outlet
Valve
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.
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
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.
Tighten any connections that leak.
Reattach the compressor compartment
access cover.
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
w CAUTION: Check to see if leaks occurs at
water line connections.
Tubing Clamp
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.
1/4 " Tubing
12. START THE ICEMAKER
1/4 "
Compression
Nut
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.
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.
Check if…
Then…
REFRIGERATOR
DOES NOT
OPERATE
The power supply cord is unplugged.
u Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet
with proper voltage.
u Replace the fuse or reset the circuit
breaker.
u Refer to the Setting the Controls
section on page 14.
u Wait about 30 minutes for defrost
cycle to end.
VIBRATION OR
RATTLING
NOISE
The refrigerator is not resting solidly
on the floor.
u Floor is weak or uneven or leveling
legs need adjusting.
See Installation section on page 6.
LIGHTS DO
NOT WORK
The power supply cord is unplugged.
u Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet
with proper voltage.
u Turn 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.
u Replace with an appliance bulb of the
same wattage, sizeand shape
available at your local hardware store.
(See the Changing the Light Bulb(s)
section on pages 24–25.) Turn the
temperature control to the OFF
position and unplug the refrigerator
prior to replacement.
A household fuse has blown or circuit
breaker tripped.
The refrigerator control is set to the
OFF position.
Refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
Light bulb is loose in the socket.
Light bulb has burned out.
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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.
u Modern refrigerators with more storage
space require more operating time.
u The 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.
u Adding 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
15. 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.
u The 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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u See the Adjusting Control Settings
section on page 15.
u Push the doors firmly shut. If they will
not shut all the way, see Doors will
not close completely below.
u This prevents air transfer and makes
the motor work harder.
Clean the condenser coils. Refer to
the Care and Cleaning section on
pages 24-25.
u See Leveling and Door Alignment
on page 13.
u Rearrange food containers to clear
door and door shelves.
u Push 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 14–23.
u Clean gaskets and the surface that
they touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin
wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
u Level the refrigerator. Refer to the
Leveling and Door Alignment
section on page 13.
u Remove and replace the doors
according to the Removing and
Replacing Refrigerator handles and
doors section on pages 7–12, or call a
qualified service technician.
u See Doors will not close completely
above.
u When 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.
u Discard first few batches of ice to
avoid discolored or off-flavored ice.
u Throw away old ice and make new
supply.
u Rewrap foods since odors may
migrate to the ice if food is not
wrapped properly.
u A filter may need to be installed (or
replaced) to eliminate taste and odor
problems.
u See Care and Cleaning section on
pages 24–25.
u 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.
u The water will evaporate. It is normal
for water to drip into the defrost pan.
u 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.
u Refer to the Understanding Sounds
You May Hear section on page 30.
THE
ICEMAKER IS
NOT
PRODUCING
ICE OR ICE
CUBES ARE
FREEZING TOO
SLOWLY
The freezer temperature is cold
enough to produce ice.
u Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice
production. See the Setting the
Controls section on page 14.
u 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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u Select larger cube size using cube
size selector.
u Call a plumber to clear the valve.
u Clean gaskets and the surfaces that
they touch. Rub a thin coat of
appliance polish or kitchen wax on the
gaskets after cleaning.
u 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.
u 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 14 for the
location of air vents.
u 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.
u Refer to the Setting the Controls
section on page 14.
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.
u Adding food warms the refrigerator. It
can take a few hours for the
refrigerator to return to normal
temperature.
u 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
15.
u See Doors will not close completely
on page 31.
u In humid weather, air carries moisture
into refrigerator when doors are
opened.
u 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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