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

Safety Instructions
Top-Frez
Refrigators
ConnectElectricity...............3
ProperDisposal....................2
SafetyPrecautions................2
Owner's Manual &
Installation Instructions
Model 18 & 20
Operating Instructions
AutomaticIcemaker..............7
Controls.......................4
CrispersandPans................6
ShelvesandBins.................5
CareandCleaning............7,8
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Installation Instructions
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Before You Call For Service
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Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model #__________________________
Serial #__________________________
Find these numbers
on
the left
side,
the gray label
the top of the
on
near
refrigerator compartment.
P/No. 3828JD8463W
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
Use this
appliance only for its intended purpose
as
described in this Owner's Manual.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When
This
using
electrical appliances, basic
refrigerator
be
must
safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
properly installed
and located in accordance with the Installation
Instructions before it is used. Also
the How
see
To Connect Electricity section.
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Do not
attempt
to
stand
Doing so may result in
the refrigerator.
refrigerator.
bodily injur y or damage to
the
refrigerator
tamper with the controls.
Do not allow children to
on
play with
or
hang
the shelves in the
the
damage
refrigerator. They could
refrigerator and seriously injure
themselves.
Do not touch the cold
faces in the freezer
sur
compartment when hands
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Skin may stick to these
damp or wet.
extremely cold sur faces.
"pinch point"
areas;
In
are
necessarily small.
doors when children
are
area.
refrigerators with
automatic
icemakers,
with the
moving parts of the
ejector mechanism, or with the heating element
contact
located
on
the bottom of the icemaker. Do not
or
hands
mechanism while the
on
the automatic
refrigerator
is
icemaking
plugged in.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and
making repairs.
NOTE: We
strongly recommend that any servicing be
performed by a qualified individual.
are
gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
Do not store
in the
closing
place fingers
climb, stand
the
the doors and cabinet
avoid
Do not allow children to
or
of the
out of
clearances between the doors and between
Be careful
top
on
Keep fingers
Setting
either
does not
or
both controls to the 0 (off) position
remove
power
or use
to
the
light
circuit.
Do not refreeze frozen foods which have
thawed
completely.
DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
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PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR
Child
entrapment and suffocation are not problems
of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are
still
dangerous...even if they will sit for "just a few
days." If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator,
please follow the instructions below to help prevent
accidents.
Before You Throw Away Your Old
or Freezer:
Take off the doors and discard
Leave the shelves in
not
easily
If the
2
place
so
Refrigerator
separately.
that children may
climb inside.
refrigerator
has
a
lock, make
it unusable.
Refrigerants
All
refrigeration products contain refrigerants,
which must be removed prior to product disposal.
If you are getting rid of an old refrigeration
product, check with the company handling
disposal about what to do.
WARNING!
HOW TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
For personal
safety,
this
appliance
must be
properly earthed.
The power cord of this appliance is equipped with
an
earthing plug which mates with a standard
earthed wall outlet to minimize the
possibility
appliance.
electric shock hazard from this
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked
qualified electrician
properly earthed.
Where
an
to
make
sure
by
Insure proper earthing
exists before using.
of
a
the outlet is
Earthing plug
unearthed wall outlet is
encountered,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to
Never
have it replaced with a properly earthed wall outlet.
unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight
The
refrigerator
should
own
individual electrical outlet.
always
be
plugged
into its
provides the best performance and also
prevents overloading house wiring circuits which
cause a
fire hazard from overheated wires.
Please refer to the
for the
rating plate
correct voltage, wattage
on
the
and
refrigerator
frequency
If the
product plug does not fit your outlet, the
product should be fitted with a new plug.
IMPORTANT: The
of electric
and cables
refitting
plugs
should be done by a qualified technician or service agent.
In some countries the refitting of electric plugs and cables
is only permitted when the work is completed by a
qualified technician.
If the power supply cord becomes damaged, it must
be replaced by a qualified service agent in order to
avoid
a
safety
hazard.
the outlet.
replace immediately all power 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 end.
Repair
This
could
out from
When
or
moving
the
careful not to roll
refrigerator away from the wall, be
over or
damage the power cord.
Mains lead replacement
If the mains lead
on
refrigerator needs
must be replaced by
your
a
replacing at any time, it
special lead which is obtainable from your local
dealer A charge will be made for the replacement
of the mains lead if you have damaged the lead.
.
The
refrigerator must be positioned so that the plug
is accessible.
Do not modify
It will
cause
or
extend the Power Cord length
electric shock
or
fire.
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READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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About the controls
on
the
refrigerator.
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REFRIGERATOR CONTROL
FREEZER CONTROL
0ISOFF
9 IS COLDEST
Initially,
set the
temperature
1
COLD
2
NORMAL
3
COLDEST
1
2
3
control at 5and the freezer control at 2and allow 12 hours for the
refrigerator
to stabilize.
Several
adjustments may be required. Adjust the controls one increment at a time,
after each adjustment for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you have set.
either or both controls to 0 (off)stops cooling in both the
but does not shut off electrical power to the refrigerator.
Setting
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refrigerator and
and allow 12 hours
freezer compartments
Control settings will vary based on personal preferences, usage and operating conditions and
may require
more
Ambient Room
than
adjustment.
Temperature Limits
This
the
one
refrigerator is designed
rating plate.
Temperature
Class
to
operate
in ambient
temperatures specified by its Temperature Class which
Symbol
Ambient
Maximum
is marked
on
Temperature
Minimum
Extended-
Temperate
Temperate
Subtropical
Tropical
SN
32°C
10°C
N
32°C
16°C
ST
38°C
18°C
T
43°C
18°C
NOTE: Internal temperature may be affected by such factors as the location of the
Adjust temperature controls as required to compensate for these factors.
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refrigerator, ambient temperature and frequency of door openings.
About the shelves and bins.
Not all features
are on
all models.
Freezer
To
Compartment
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remove:
Slide the shelf forward until the
stops
line up with the gaps in the molded shelf
supports. Lift the front of the shelf up
and
To
pull
the shelf out.
replace:
Rest the back of the shelf on the back
portion
of the shelf supports. Lower the
front of the
shelf, lining up the stops on the
shelf with the gaps on the shelf supports.
NOTE: For models with
automatic icemaker,
the freezer shelf must be in the lower position
an
for the ice cube bucket to catch the cubes.
Slide the shelf back.
Adjustable
To
remove: Lift
pull
To
Bins
bin
on
the Door
straight up,
then
out.
replace or relocate: Engage
the molded
push
supports
on
the
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the bin in
door, and
down.
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About the
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Not all features
crispers
are on
and pans.
all models.
Fruit and
Vegetable Crisper
Excess water that may accumulate in the
bottom of the drawers or under the drawers
should be
wiped dry.
To Remove:
These drawers
can
be removed
up slightly while
past the stop location.
lifting
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the drawer
Adjustable Humidity Crisper (on some models)
Slide the control all the way to the
MAX
MIN
MAX setting
provide high humidity
recommended for most vegetables.
to
Snack Pan (on some models)
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pulling
easily by
To remove,slide the pan
position, lift the pan up and
position and lift it out.
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the
stop
past the stop
out to
Slide the control all the way to the MIN
setting to provide lower humidity levels
recommended for most fruits.
About the automatic icemaker.
A
newly-installed refrigerator may take
(on
12 to 24 hours to
some
models)
begin making
ice.
Automatic Icemaker
Power
Switch
Icemaker
The icemaker will
produce seven cubes
per cycle---approximately 100 --130 cubes
in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer
compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings
and other
Green
Power
Light
Feeler Arm
If the
use
conditions.
refrigerator
is
operated
the power switch to O
before the
icemaker,
(off).
When the
refrigerator has been connected
to the water supply, set the power switch to
I (on) The green power light will come 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.
You will hear
a
buzzing
sure
nothing
inter feres 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 joined
water connection is made to the
set
Be
sound each time the
together
If ice is not used
will become
If ice cubes
frequently, old ice cubes
cloudy, taste stale and shrink.
icemaker, the
green power light will blink. To correct this,
get stuck
in the
the power switch to O (off)and remove
the cubes. Set the power switch to I (on)to
set
the icemaker.
restart
NOTE: In homes with lower -than-average water
pressure, you may hear the icemaker
times when making one batch of ice.
cycle multiple
WARNING! Connect
icemaker fills with water.
Throw away the first few batches of ice
to allow the water line to clear.
.
supply only. Installation of the
icemaker must be done by a qualified service
to
potable
water
technician.
Icemaker Accessory Kit
refrigerator did not already come
equipped with an automatic icemaker,
If your
an
Check the back of the
specific
icemaker accessory kit is available at
refrigerator for
the
icemaker kit needed for your model.
WARNING! Connect
extra cost.
supply only. Installation of the
icemaker must be done by a qualified service
to
potable
water
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technician.
Care and cleaning of the
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refrigerator.
Cleaning the Outside
The door handles and trim. Clean with
a
cloth
dampened with
Dry with
a
soapy water.
soft cloth.
Keep the outside clean. Wipe with a clean
cloth lightly dampened with mild liquid
dish detergent. Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Do not
cloth
wipe
the
refrigerator
with
a
soiled dish
wet towel. These may leave a residue
that can erode the paint. Do not use scouring
or
pads, powdered cleaners, bleach or cleaners
containing bleach because these products can
scratch and weaken the paint finish.
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Cleaning the Inside
To
help prevent odors, leave an open box of
baking soda in the refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
warm
about
to
a
a
water and
tablespoon (15 ml)
quart (1 liter)
soda solution---
baking
models)
temperature difference may cause them
to break.
of baking soda
glass shelves carefully. Bumping
tempered glass can cause it to shatter.
Do not wash any
dishwasher.
refrigerator parts in
the
Wash ice trays in lukewarm water only--do not put them in an automatic dishwasher.
of water. This both cleans
and neutralizes odors.
and
cold glass shelves (on some
with hot water because the extreme
cleaning
Handle
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning.
If this is not practical, wring excess moisture
out of sponge or cloth when cleaning
around switches, lights or controls.
Use
Avoid
Thoroughly rinse
wipe dry.
Behind the
Refrigerator
Be careful when
moving
the
refrigerator
away from the wall. All types of floor
coverings can be damaged, particularly
cushioned
coverings
When
pushing
the
refrigerator back,
you don't roll over the power cord
supply line (on some models).
or
make
sure
icemaker
and those with
embossed surfaces.
Pull the
refrigerator straight out and return
it to position by pushing it straight in.
Moving the refrigerator in a side direction
may result in damage to the floor covering
or
refrigerator.
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Preparing for Vacation
For
long vacations or absences, remove
food and unplug the refrigerator. Move
the freezer control to the 0 (off) position,
and clean the interior with a baking soda
solution of one tablespoon (15 ml) of
baking soda to one quart (1 liter) of water.
If the
drop below
freezing, have a qualified servicer drain
the water supply system (on some models)
to prevent serious property damage due
to flooding.
temperature
can
Leave the doors open.
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Set the icemaker power switch to the O (off)
position and shut off the water supply to
the
refrigerator.
Preparing
to Move
Secure all loose items such
shelves and drawers
securely in place
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to
as
base
grille,
by taping them
prevent damage.
Be
refrigerator stays in
position during moving.
sure
the
an
upright
Replacing
Turning
the
light bulb.
the control to the 0
(off) position does
not remove power to the
light circuit.
Refrigerator Compartment
CAUTION:
Light bulb may be hot.
Unplug
the
Replace
refrigerator.
The bulb is located at the
top of
the refrigerator compartment, behind
the temperature control.
To
remove
the
grasp the
shown. Bend
light shield,
shield with two hands
as
the sides of the shield
slightly toward
the center until the tabs release and the
back of the shield
comes
out.
the bulb with
bulb of the
same or
To
the
replace
an
appliance
lower wattage.
light shield,
insert the
tab at the front of the shield into the
opening at the front of the recess
and push the back of the shield up
until the tabs
on
shield snap into
Plug
the
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the sides of the
place.
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refrigerator back in.
Slide the
shield back and take it out.
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Installation
Instructions
Refrigerator
Model 18 & 20
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
CLEARANCES
Read these instructions
Allow the
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completely
IMPORTANT
instructions for local
and
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Be
--
use.
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to
Note to Consumer
--
a
Keep
and electrical
1/8′′ (4 mm)
Sides
Back 1′′
If the
leave these
instructions with the Consumer.
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plumbing
of installation,
?Top1′′(25mm)
Observe all
sure
ease
connections:
codes and ordinances.
governing
Note to Installer
clearances for
proper air circulation and
Save these
inspector's
IMPORTANT
carefully.
following
(25 mm)
refrigerator
1/8′′ (3 mm)
is
against
wall
a
on
either
side, allow
door clearance.
these instructions
for future reference.
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Skill level
--
Installation of this
LEVELING LEGS
appliance requires
basic mechanical skills.
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time
Completion
Refrigerator
--
The
Installation
installation is the
Proper
responsibility
of
the installer.
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improper installation
the Warranty.
To
the
easily move
until the unit is
To
WATER SUPPLY TO THE ICEMAKER
(on
some
If the
refrigerator
connected to
a
cold
an
drinking
water line. A water
Installation of the icemaker must be done
qualified
by
supply
a
Insert
technician.
Do not install the
refrigerator where
will go below 60°F
flat blade
(16°C)
to maintain
the
temperature
because it will not
leveling leg
and
clockwise to raise
refrigerator,
counterclockwise
run
to
often
lower it.
Replace
proper temperatures.
notch in
refrigerator where the temperature
100°F (37°C) because it will not perform
the
grille so the
the grille will fit
Do not install the
around the bottom door
will go above
hinge.
properly.
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a
the
the
REFRIGERATOR LOCATION
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shown.
screwdriver into the slots
turn
enough
as
grille straight out
until the clips snap out.
Pull the grille away from
the refrigerator.
on
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grille by
Pull the
it will have to be
kit is available at extra cost from your dealer.
ser vice
adjust the leveling legs:
positioning hands
icemaker,
Install it
on a
floor
strong enough
to
support
it
on
their
own
refrigerator, raise the leveling legs
supported by the rollers.
Remove the base
models)
has
doors close
Leveling legs adjust so the refrigerator is firmly
positioned on the floor and does not wobble.
Product failure due to
is not covered under
3 purposes:
Leveling legs adjust so the
when opened about 45.°
15 minutes
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leveling legs have
Line up the clips on the
grille with the openings on
fully
loaded.
the
refrigerator
into place.
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and
push
Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
The water line installation is not warranted
by the refrigerator or
icemaker manufacturer. Follow these recommendations 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
Do not install the icemaker
temperatures fall below
sure
before
your refrigerator
connecting
the icemaker power switch is in the O (off)
use
the water
line,
tubing
freezing.
in
areas
where
using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is
When
insulated
or
wired in
a manner
to
prevent the hazard
of electric shock.
All installations must be in accordance with local
line to the hot water line.
If you
(CONT.)
plumbing
make
position.
code
requirements.
Installation of the icemaker must be done
qualified
ser vice
water
a
technician.
WARNING!
1 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
by
Connect to
potable
supply only.
NOTES:
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making the connection to the refrigerator, be sure
the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.
We recommend installing a water filter if your water supply has
sand or particles that could clog the screen of the refrigerator's
water valve. Install it in the water line near the refrigerator.
Before
Remove the
Remove the
ON AND PLUG
IN THE REFRIGERATOR
2 TURN THE WATER
Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not vibrate
against the back of the refrigerator or against the
wall. Push the refrigerator back to the wall.
access cover.
plastic flexible
cap from the water valve.
3 START THE ICEMAKER
Set the icemaker power switch to the I (on) position.
The icemaker will not begin to operate until it
Place the
compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the end
of the tubing as shown.
Insert the end of the tubing into the water valve connection
as far as
possible. While holding the tubing, tighten the fitting.
Fasten the tubing into the clamp provided to hold it in a vertical
position. You may need to pry open the clamp.
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.
Tubing
Tubing
Clamp
Power
switch
Typical
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(sleeve)
NOTE: In lower water pressure conditions, the
water valve may turn on up to 3 times to deliver
Refrigerator
Connection
Reattach the
enough
access cover.
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water to the icemaker.
Installation Instructions
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
IMPORTANT NOTES
When
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reversing
the door
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
swing:
Read the instructions all the way
through
before
starting.
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Handle
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Set
parts carefully
screws
down
by
them in the wrong
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Provide
to
scratching paint.
their related
parts
to
avoid
screwdriver
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using
mm
socket wrench
places.
non-scratching
a
avoid
Phillips
work surface for
the doors.
IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move the
cabinet until door-swing reversal is completed.
These instructions
are
for
changing
the
hinges
Masking tape
from
Putty
the
right side to the left side---if you ever want to change
the hinges back to the right side, follow these same
instructions and reverse all references to left and right.
Unplug
Empty
the
refrigerator
all door
the
or
thin-blade screwdriver
from its electrical outlet.
shelves, including
knife
dairy
compartment.
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Installation Instructions
1
3 REMOVE THE
REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR
Tape
the door shut with
REFRIGERATOR DOOR
masking tape.
Tape
the door shut with
Remove the
hinge pin
door. Be
attaching the center hinge to
lift the hinge straight up to free
screws
the cabinet. Then
the
masking tape.
sure
from the socket in the
to
keep
top
of the
the washer with the
hinge.
Washer
Remove the
hinge
cover on
top
Pin
Hinge
of the freezer door.
Remove the screws, then lift the hinge straight up
to free the hinge pin from the socket in the top of
the door.
Remove the
tape and tilt the door away from the
cabinet. Lift the door
Top Hinge
tape and tilt the door away
cabinet. Lift it off the center
Set the door
on a
hinge
on a
non-scratching surface, with
the
inside up.
from the
hinge pin.
non-scratching
off the bottom
bracket.
Set the door
Remove the
straight
CAUTION: Do not let door
To do
surface with
so
could
damage
drop
the door
to
the floor.
stop.
the inside up.
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2
TRANSFER THE FREEZER
DOOR STOP TO THE LEFT
Remove the
on
Remove the freezer door
right
side of the freezer
TRANSFER THE REFRIGERATOR
DOOR STOP TO THE LEFT
stop, located on the bottom
door, and install it on the
the
2-piece refrigerator door stop, located
bottom right side of the refrigerator door, and
install it
on
the left side.
left side.
Bottom of
Bottom of Freezer Door
Bottom of Freezer Door
(Right Side)
(Left Side)
Refrigerator
(Right Side)
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Door
Bottom of
Refrigerator
(Left Side)
Door
Installation Instructions
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
5
TRANSFER BOTTOM HINGE
BRACKET TO THE LEFT
Remove the base
Remove the
side of the
grille by pulling it straight
6 TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR DOOR
HANDLE TO THE RIGHT (CONT.)
Move the
out.
top and
hinge pin to the right
hinge bracket. Attach the hinge pin to the
screw
attaching
(CONT.)
the
the
screws
from the
top right side
insert them into the handle
opposite
of the door
screw
holes
on
side.
left side of the bracket.
Remove the bottom
and install it
on
hinge
bracket from the
right
side
the left side.
Screws
Move the
large plug
button from the left
door and insert it into the hole
Plug
on
the
edge of the
opposite side.
Button
6 TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR
DOOR HANDLE TO THE RIGHT
Remove the
plug button, located on the lower part
of the handle, by carefully prying under the edge with
a
putty knife. Remove the exposed screw holding
Transfer the door
plug button
the handle.
Remove the two
top
to
the
opposite
side.
Button
screws
holding
the handle to the
of the door.
Attach the handle to the
Handle
Plug
Handle
14
Plug
right
side of the door.
Installation Instructions
7
TRANSFER FREEZER DOOR
HANDLE TO THE RIGHT
Remove the
screws
holding
the handle to the
8 REHANG THE
REFRIGERATOR DOOR
top and
Replace
bottom of the door. Remove handle.
onto
the base
the bottom
Shut the
grille. Lower
hinge pin.
door, making
to
sure
the
align
refrigerator
the door with the
cabinet. Secure the door to the cabinet with
tape. Make
sure
the
gasket
on
the cabinet and is not folded.
Move the
handle
the
screws on
screw
hole
on
right
side of the door to the
the left side.
Screws
Move the
large plug button
from the left
door and insert it into the hole
Plug
on
the
edge of the
opposite side.
Button
Reattach the handle
holes closest to the
on
edge
the
opposite
side
using
the
of the door.
15
door
the door
masking
is flush against
Installation Instructions
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
9 INSTALL CENTER HINGE
10 REHANG THE FREEZER DOOR
BRACKET ON LEFT SIDE
Remove the
screw
insert it into the
hole
screw
cover
holes
Insert the center
of the
hinge pin
refrigerator door.
Attach the center
hinge
to
(CONT.)
Lower the freezer door onto the center
hinge pin.
from the left side and
on
the
into the
right
side.
hinge
hole
the cabinet with
on
top
screws.
Shut the
door, making
sure
align
to
the door with
the cabinet.
Insert the
into the
top hinge pin
of the freezer door. Attach the
cabinet
Make
loosely with
sure
the
the
gasket
hinge hole on top
hinge to the top of the
screws.
on
the door is flush
against
the
cabinet and is not folded.
Support
the door
the door is
is
the handle side and make
straight and
even across
place, tighten
hinge cover.
16
on
sure
the gap between the doors
the front. While holding the door in
the
top hinge
screws.
Replace
the
Normal operating sounds.
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Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators.
Modern
refrigerators have more
technology.
features and
use newer
Do you hear what I hear? These sounds
normal.
are
HUMMM...
WHOOSH...
The
high efficiency compressor may run faster
and longer than your old refrigerator and you may
hear a high-pitched hum or pulsating sound while
it is operating.
new
Sometimes the
refrigerator runs for an extended period,
especially when the doors are opened frequently. This
means that the Frost GuardTM feature is
working to
prevent freezer burn and improve food preservation.
You may hear a whooshing sound when the doors close.
This is due to pressure equalizing within the refrigerator.
You may hear the fans spinning at high speeds.
This happens when the refrigerator is first plugged
in, when the doors
opened frequently or when
a
large amount of food is added to the refrigerator
or freezer
compartments. The fans are helping to
are
maintain the correct
temperatures.
If either door is open for over 3 minutes, you may
hear the fans come on in order to cool the light
bulbs.
The fans
change speeds in order
cooling and energy savings.
provide optimal
to
WATERSOUNDS
CLICKS,POPS,
CRACKS and CHIRPS
You may hear
cracking or popping sounds when the
refrigerator is first plugged in. This happens as the
refrigerator cools to the correct temperature.
The compressor may cause a clicking or chirping
sound when attempting to restart (this could take
up to 5
minutes).
The electronic control board may cause a clicking
sound when relays activate to control refrigerator
coils may
refrigerant through
make a gurgling noise
the freezer
like
cooling
boiling water.
Water
dropping on the defrost heater can cause
sizzling, popping or buzzing sound during the
defrost cycle.
A water
cycle
as
a
noise may occur during the defrost
ice melts from the evaporator and flows into
dripping
the drain pan.
components.
Expansion
The flow of
and contraction of
and after defrost
can cause a
cooling
cracking
coils
or
during
popping
Closing
the door may
pressure
cause a
gurgling
sound due to
equalization.
sound.
On models with
an
icemaker,
after
you may hear the ice cubes
the ice bucket.
cycle,
icemaking
dropping into
an
For additional information
icemaker
on
operating sounds,
normal
see
the
About the automatic icemakersection.
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Possible Causes
Problem
Refrigerator does not
Refrigerator
operate
Either
or
0
breaker is
Vibration
or
rattling
in defrost
cycle.
?
Wait about 40 minutes for defrost
?
Move the
?
Push the
plug completely into
?
Replace
fuse
?
See
?
Wait 24 hours for the
(off) position.
The fuse is
is
unplugged.
blown/circuit
cycle
to
refrigerator and freezer control
temperature setting.
or
reset
end.
to
a
the outlet.
the breaker.
tripped.
Leveling legs
need
adjusting.
Leveling legs.
(slight vibration
is
normal)
Motor operates for
Nor mal when
long periods or cycles
on and off frequently.
(Modern refrigerators
is
with
more
storage
space and a larger
freezer require more
operating time. They
start and stop often
to maintain
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both controls
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on
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
set to
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charts
refrigerator
first plugged in.
This is normal.
Door left open.
?
Check to
Hot weather
?
This is normal.
?
See About the controls.
?
See About the controls.
?
Set the
occurs
amounts of
food
large
completely
are
placed in refrigerator.
door
even
frequent
or
see
if package is
holding door open.
openings.
Temperature
temperatures.)
when
to
cool down.
?
Often
refrigerator
controls
the coldest
set at
setting.
Refrigerator
or freezer
compartment too
warm
Temperature
cold enough.
control not set
Warm weather
door
Frost or ice
crystals
frozen food
(frost within package
or
frequent
temperature control
one
step colder.
See About the controls.
openings.
Door left open.
?
Check to
see
if package is
holding door open.
Door left open.
?
Check to
see
if package is
holding door open.
?
Set the power switch to the I
?
See
?
Wait 24 hours for the
on
is
normal)
Automatic icemaker
(on some models)
does not work
Too
frequent or too long
door openings.
Icemaker power switch
is in the O (off) position.
Water
not
supply
or
compartment
(Green power light
icemaker
sound
to
completely
Level cubes
?
Turn off the
by hand.
the
icemaker,
icemaker back
remove
cubes and turn the
on.
blinking.)
refrigerator has not been
connected.
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?
on
Icemaker power switch is in the
I (on) position, but the water supply
to
refrigerator
shut off.
Ice cubes stuck in icemaker.
Frequent "buzzing"
the water line.
cool down.
warm.
Piled up cubes in the storage
bin cause the icemaker
to
Installing
connected.
Freezer
too
turned off
(on) position.
?
Set the power switch to the O (off) position. Keeping it
in the I (on) position will damage the water valve.
Problem
Possible Causes
Ice cubes have
Ice
odor/taste
storage bin needs cleaning.
Food
transmitting odor/taste
to ice
cubes.
Interior of refrigerator
needs
Slow ice cube
freezing
and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
?Empty
foods well.
?Wrap
Care and cleaning.
?See
cleaning.
Door left open.
Temperature
cold enough.
No ice cube
?Check
control not set
?See
to
if package is
see
About the controls.
?Call
production
Refrigerator has odor
Foods
transmitting
odor to refrigerator.
?Foods with strong odors should be
Interior needs
?See
(in humid weather, air
a
plumber.
tightly wrapped.
?Keep an open box of baking soda in
replace every three months.
cleaning.
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holding door open.
Supply line or shutoff
valve is clogged.
Moisture collects inside
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What To Do
the
refrigerator;
Care and cleaning.
Too
frequent or too
long door openings.
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carries moisture into
refrigerator when doors
are
opened)
Interior light does
not work
Hot air from bottom
of refrigerator
No power at outlet.
?Replace
Light bulb burned
?See
out.
fuse
or
Replacing
reset
the
the breaker.
light bulb.
Normal air flow
motor. In
the
cooling
refrigeration
process, it is normal that
heat be expelled in the
area
under the
Some
refrigerator.
floor coverings are
sensitive and will discolor
at
these normal and
safe
Food freezing in
the
temperatures.
Food
too
close to air vent.
?Move
the food away from the air vent
?Move
the
(near
the
controls).
refrigerator
Refrigerator
too
Door does not close
control is set
refrigerator
control to
a warmer
temperature.
cold.
Leveling legs
need
adjusting.
?See
Leveling legs.
by itself
Orange glow in
Defrost heater is
on.
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?This is normal.
the freezer
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