Table of Contents Introduction Entry Important Safety Instruction Identification of Parts Installation Where to Install Door Removal Mount the freezer and Feed Water refrigerator compartment doors Pipe Installation Height Adjustment External Operation Equipment Connections Starting Adjusting the Temperatures and Functions (Dispenser / Automatic ice maker) Shelf Wine Holder (Applicable to some models only) Egg Box Humidity control Convert into a in the vegetable compartment vegetable or meat models only) (Applicable to Deodorizer (Applicable some to some models OptiChill Temperature Transition Temperature Change at OptiChill Suggestion on food storage Care and maintenance Location of Foods Storing Foods How to Dismantle Parts General Information Cleaning Trouble Shooting compartment OptiChill Bin only) Introduction Entry The model and serial numbers are found on compartment of this unit. These numbers the inner are case unique of the refrigerator to this unit and not available to others. You should record this guide as a requested information here and retain of your purchase. Staple your receipt here. permanent record Date of Purchase : Dealer Purchased From : Dealer Address : Dealer Phone No. : Model No. : Serial No. : Important Safety Instruction Before it is used, this refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance with the installation instructions in this document. Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling and pull it straight out from the outlet. on When the wall, be careful not to roll moving your appliance away from power cord or to damage it in any way. the power cord. refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the compartment, particularly when your hands are damp these extremely cold surfaces. After your Always grip plug firmly over the cold surfaces in the freezer or wet. Skin could adhere to the power cord from the power outlet for cleaning or other requirements. Never touch it with wet hands because you can get an electric shock or be hurt. Unplug Never damage, process, severely bend, pull out, or twist the power cord because damage the power cord may cause a fire or electric shock. You have doubts on whether the appliance is properly grounded. place glass products in the freezer because they may expansion when their contents are frozen. Never be broken due to Never allow your hands within the ice storage bin of the automatic ice maker. You could be hurt by the operation of the automatic ice maker. Never allow anyone to climb, sit, stand or hang on the Home Bar door. These actions may damage the refrigerator and even tip it over, causing severe personal injury. Don't use an extension cord If possible, it and other cause a Power cord If the connect the appliances refrigerator or to its own individual electrical outlet to household lights from causing supply Do not It will Warning 3 overload that could power outage. cord is damaged, it must be replaced from the manufacturer or its service agent. replacement an prevent extend the Power Cord electric shock or fire. modify cause or length. by a special cord or assembly Introduction Child entrapment DANGER: Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer: Take off the doors but leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside. The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without warning supervision. Young children Don't store Don't store should be supervised gasoline any other appliance. Grounding (Earthing) or use In the event of or to ensure that they do other flammable vapor and not liquids play with in the the vicinity appliance. of this or electric short circuit, grounding (earthing) reduces the risk of electric providing an escape wire for the electric current. an shock by In order to prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be grounded Improper use of the grounding plug can result in an electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or service person if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if you have doubts on whether the appliance is properly grounded. Identification of Parts Freezer Compartment Refrigerator Compartment Dairy Compartment Water Filter Lamp (Upper) Door Rack Shelf Automatic Ice Maker Door Rack Wine Storage (Optional) Pizza Tray Rack Shelf Lamp Snack Drawer Shelf (steel or glass) Egg Jet Freezing (Optional) Box Lamp (Lower) Door Rack Vegetable Drawer Door Rack Drawer OptiChill Door Rack Lower Cover NOTE ? 4 If you found some parts missing from your unit, models. (i.c. the "Optichill" is not included in all they may models) be parts only used in other Installation Where to lnstall Unstable installation may cause vibration and noise. If the floor to install the refrigerator on Strong and even floor is not even, make the refrigerator level by rotating the height adjusting screw. Carpet refrigerator is installed may be discolored by heat from the bottom of the refrigerator. So, it is necessary to place a thick pad below the refrigerator. or Please A proper distance from adjacent items Select pipe can be easily connected in on which a the refrigerator at a proper distance from other things. Too small a distance from adjacent items may result in lowered freezing capability and increased electricity charges consumption. Where feed water floorcloth keep a place where a feed water pipe can be easily connected between the automatic ice maker and dispenser. A wet or near-water place, refrigerator may be rusted or electricity may be leaking a dry place Bottom Pad Where is free from heat or coal Places where ambient temperature are high, freezing capability is deteriorated and gas electric charge is increased. Coal gas and smoke may discolor the appearance of refrigerator. NOTE ? Install the Too high refrigerator or low ambient between the 5 at a place where the ambient temperature may dispenser and cause temperature is 5˚C~43˚C. functional troubles. Also, the tube automatic ice maker may be frozen. Installation Door Removal If your access the door is too refrigerator door laterally. Remove lower cover and then feed water narrow for the and pass the refrigerator to pass the through, refrigerator remove Lower Cover Remove the lower cover by lifting upward, and then pull up the feed water tube while pressing area shown in the figure to the right. Feed Water Tube pipe NOTE ? If a tube end is deformed or abraded, cut the part away. Hinge Remove the freezer all connection wires except for the earth line after removing the hinge cover by loosening the screws. 1) Separate compartment Connection wires Cover Earth Line Upper Hinge door 2) Remove the Upper Hinge Keeper it to counted keeper by rotating clockwise ( ) and then lifting the upper hinge up ( ). NOTE ? 3) In removing the upper hinge, be careful so that the door does not to fall over frontward. Remove the freezer compartment door by lifting it upward. This time, the door should be lifted enough for the feed water pipe tube to be completely pulled out. Lower Hinge NOTE ? Move the laying Remove the refrigerator compartment it down but be careful not to door passing through the access door damage the feed water pipe tube. 1) Loosen the hinge cover screws and remove the cover. Remove all connection wires, if any, except for the earth line refrigerator door Connection wires Upper Hinge 2) Keeper Remove keeper by rotating it clockwise ( ) and then remove the upper hinge by lifting itup( ). 3) Remove the refrigerator compartment door by lifting it up. Lower 6 Hinge and Installation Pass the Pass the refrigerator laterally through door as shown in the right figure. refrigerator the Mount the freezer and compartment doors Mount them in the door. Feed water Before installation access refrigerator sequence of removal after reverse they pass through the access Installation pipe Automatic ice maker operation needs water pressure of 147~834kPa (1.5~8.5kgf/cm2) (That is, an instant paper cup (180 cc) will be fully filled within 3 sec.). If water pressure does not reach the rating 147 kPa (1.5 kgf/cm2) or below, it is necessary to purchase a separate pressure pump for normal automatic icing and cool water feed. tube not be length of the feed water pipe tube within 8 m and be careful for the bent straightly. If the tube is 8 m or longer it may cause trouble in water feed to the drain water pressure. Keep the total owing Install the feed water Warning Connect to Disposal of the old appliance This appliance which All the and are a place free from heat. supply only. contains fluid important can water reusable and/or (refrigerant, lubricant)and recyclable. is made of parts and materials materials should be sent to the collection center of waste material be reused after rework local agency. 7 potable tube at pipe (recycling). For take back, please contact with the Installation Height Adjustment If the freezer Make them level by inserting flat ( type) driver into the groove of the left screw and rotating it clockwise ( ). - compartment door height adjusting is lower than the refrigerator compartment door If the freezer Make them level by adjusting screw and compartment door is higher than the refrigerator compartment door After leveling the door height inserting flat ( type) driver into the groove of the rotating it clockwise ( ). - right height Refrigerator door will close smoothly by heightening the front side by adjusting the height adjusting screw. If the door does not close well because of bad Open/Close, performance may be affected. 8 Installation External Antenna Antenna Connection For or Equipment Connections Cable Service without a optimum picture quality, adjust Cable Box Connections antenna direction if needed. Power Button Multi-family Dwellings/Apartments (Connect to wall antenna socket) Antenna Jack * Loose the radio antenna to receive the radio when mounting product. wall antenna signal the socket Bronze Wire RF coaxial wire VHF antenna Radio Antenna (75 ohm) Turn clockwise to UHF antenna tighten. Bronze Wire outdoor antenna Be careful not to bend the bronze wire when connecting the antenna. Single-family Dwellings /Houses (Connect to wall jack for outdoor antenna) hooking up the connection turn the TV on and preform a channel search. On the remote press menu, Auto program will be highlighted, and then press right(Volume Up)twice. After In a poor purchase signal area and install to improve picture quality, a signal amplifier. If the antenna is not installed properly, contact your dealer for assistance. VCR Connection & Setup Viewing Setup 1.SetVCRswitchto3or4andthentuneTVtothe same video tape into the VCR and press PLAY the VCR. (Refer to the VCR owner's manual.) 2. Insert on Cable TV - Setup - channel number. a If your cable service does not require separate converter box instructions for an antenna connection above. please following For further cable TV information, contact provider. Connection & 1. Select 3 or local cable service Viewing Setup 4 with channel switch 2. Tune the TV channel to the on 3. Select channels at the cable box cable box. selected output same channel of cable box. or with the cable box remote control. 9 a the Operation Starting When your is first installed, allow it to stabilize at normal operating temperatures for 2-3 hours prior to filling it with fresh or frozen foods. If operation is interrupted, wait 5 minutes before restarting. refrigerator Adjusting the temperatures and functions MENU OK PR VOL ICEBEAM COOLING FILTER RESET CUBE HOLD 3 SEC. FRZ TEMP REF TEMP EXPRESS FRZ WATER 54321 OFF JET FRZ EXPRESS/JET FRZ 10 CRUSH DISPENSER POWER FREEZER FILTER STATUS ROOM TEMP 6 5 4 3 2 LOCK 3 SECS UNLOCK 1 REFRIGERATOR FILTER RESET LOCK Operation You can adjust temperature of and freezer room and refrigerator room. How to adjust the temperature in the freezer compartment How to adjust the temperature in the refrigerator compartment pressing button, setting is repeated in the order (Middle Strong) (Strong) (Weak) (Middle Weak). Whenever of (Middle) The actual inner temperature varies depending on the food status, as the indicated setting temperature is a target temperature, not actual temperature within refrigerator. Refrigeration function is weak in the initial time. Please adjust temperature above after using refrigerator for minimum 2~3days. Dispenser You use selection can select water or ice. Please select water, slice ice and square ice button as you desire. pressing Please press the push button and pushing in cup. by lightly by catching The border line is indicated for the selected function, "Tak!" sounds if 5 seconds pass after ice comes out. Pressing Switch It is sound that the outlet of ice is closed. ? Reference : Please wait for 2-3 seconds in order to take final ice slices or pressing 11 drops of water when switches after taking taking ice or out cup from the water. as Operation The icemaker automatically make 8 pieces of ice cubes at anyone time, approximately 80 pieces per day. However these quantities may vary according to certain conditions. E.g. the duration and amount of times the refrigerator door is opened. Automatic ice maker The Ice can making proceeds ceases automatically when the ice storage bin is full. NOTE ? It is normal that a noise is produced when ice made is dropped into the ice storage bin. Ice is When ice maker does not operate lumped together When ice is lumped together, take the ice lumps out of the ice storage bin, break them into small pieces, and then place them into the ice storage bin again. When the ice maker produces too small or lumped together ice, the amount of water supplied to the ice maker need to adjusted. Contact the service center. smoothly If ice is not used frequently, it may lump together. Power failure Ice may drop into the freezer compartment. Take the ice storage bin out and discard all the ice then dry it and place it back. After the machine is powered again, crushed ice will be automatically selected. The unit is newly installed It takes about 12 hours for a newly installed refrigerator to make ice in the freezer compartment. Please select this function for prompt freezer. Jet Freezer "OFF EXPRESS FRZ JET FRZ OFF" or "OFF ON OFF" is repeated whenever button. pressing graphic remains at the On status after flickering 4 times when selecting Special Refrigeration On Prompt freezer function automatically turns off JET FRZ : Applicable to some model only. The arrow mark This button stops operation of different button and dispenser function. Lock Locking the If you or is use Release is pressed whenever than 3 seconds. repeated more the LOCK button, none of the other buttons will work until you unlock them. 12 after a fixed time passes. Operation The Other Functions Ambient Temperature Display Temperature Temperature is displayed only Window. between -9∞C~49∞C. less than -9∞C is indicated with LO and temperature more than 49∞C is indicated with HI. Door open A warning warning tone will sound 3 times at door is left open for more than thirty-second intervals if the refrigerator or freezer sixty seconds. Please contact with the local service center if closing the door. Diagnosis (failure detection) warning continue to sound even after function automatically detects failure when failure is found in product during the use of refrigerator. If your refrigerator fails, do not turn off the power. Instead, contact a local Authorized service center or call our support line for assistance. Turning off the appliance will make it more difficult for the service technician to determine the problem. Diagnosis function Water is cooled while stored in the water tank in freezer door, and then sent to the How Ice/Cold Water is Supplied dispenser. Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent to the or How to Use dispenser cubed ice. Select among crushed ice, water, and cubed ice and press the glass or other container. Dispenser Crushed Ice Water ? 13 divided into crushed Light the water lamp by pressing the Light the crushed lamp by pressing selection button. Water will be dispensed by pressing the push switch with a glass. selection button. Crushed ice will be ? push switch with a Cubed Ice ice the dispensed by pressing the push switch with a glass. Light the cubed ice lamp by pressing ? the selection button. Cubed ice will be dispensed by pressing the push switch with a glass. Operation 6 Filter condition As demonstrated below, it displays the months left in units of 30 days until the filter replacement is required, starting from when the refrigerator power usage is authorized. (filter replacement cycle) display will appear After 6 months, the following sentence and part of the LCD. "Press for 3 seconds after replacing filter" function on the filter condition After 6 months have passed, and if the filter has been replaced or you want to reset the filter condition display, press the filter replacement button for more than 3 seconds and it will reset to the initial Power On state. Cautions Throw away the ice (about 20 refrigerator installation. pieces) and water (about 7 glasses) first made after The first ice and water may include particles or odor from the feed water pipe or feed water box. This is necessary in case that the refrigerator has not been used for a long time. Keep children away from the dispenser. Children may push switch incorrectly bad or damage lamps. Be careful that food is not block the ice passage. If foods are placed at the entrance of ice passage, ice may not be dispensed. The ice passage may also be covered with ice powder if remove the ice powder accumulated. splinter ice is used beverage cans or other foods in ice storage rapid cooling. Such actions may damage the automatic ice maker. Never store Never Such use thin glasses crystal glass or crockery to collect Put ice first into Never touch Touch may Never This time, bin for the purpose of ice. containers may be broken. or Water may be only. glass before filling water or other beverages. splashed if ice is added to existing liquid in a glass. a a hand cause a remove or other tools on ice outlet. part breakage the ice maker or hand injury. cover. Sometimes level the surface so that the ice storage bin is fully filled with ice. Ice is piled up just near the ice maker. So, such status may be considered, by the ice maker, that the ice storage bin is fully filled and ice making operation may stop. If discolored ice is Never use dispensed, immediately contact too narrow or service center, deep glass. Ice may be jammed in ice passage and, thus, the refrigerator may Keep the glass at a proper distance from ice outlet. A glass too close to the outlet may hinder ice from coming 14 stopping out. be failed. use. Operation Shelf Shelf Height Adjustment The refrigerator compartment shelf is movable according to space requirement of foods. that you so can place it at a height 2 Slide Shelf Pull the shelf ahead and take off it while lifting both front and rear 3 part. 1 Fix Shelf, Folding Shelf 1 lift up the front part of shelf to pull it ahead and then take off it while lifting the Lightly rear 3 part of shelf. 2 NOTE ? Make sure the shelf is horizontal. If not, it may drop. Wine Holder (Applicable to some Wine Holder Bottles Adjustment can be stored wine rack. It can on models only) their sides in this be mounted only at the SLIDE SHELF. Move to left to You Slide-Under Shelf can pull out after lifting slightly. store taller items such as gallon container or bottles by simply pushing in front half of a shelf underneath back half of shelf. Pull toward you to return to a full shelf. 15 Operation Egg You Box (Applicable to some models only) the egg box to a place you want and select another form of box to the amount of eggs. can move according [Type-1] [Type-2] NOTE ? ? Never use the egg box as an ice storage bin. It Never store the egg box in the freezer Humidity control in the can break. compartment or fresh compartment. vegetable compartment The humidity can be controlled by adjusting left/right when storing vegetabes or fruits. the humidity control switch to the High humidity Control Humidity Low High Low humidity Humidity Control Low High Convert into a vegetable (Applicable to some The bottom drawer in the or meat compartment models only) refrigerator can be converted into a vegetable or compartment The meat compartment maintains the temperature at a lower point than the refrigerator compartment so that meat or fish can be stored fresh longer. NOTE ? 16 Vegetables or fruits compartment. Be are sure frozen if the conversion switch is set to meats to check it before storing foods. meat Deodorizer (Applicable to some models only) This system efficiently absorbs strong odors by using the optical catalyst. This system does hot have any affect on stored food. How to use the deodorizing system Since it is installed the already installed onto the cool air intake duct from the from separate installation. Please use closed containers to store food with pungent odors. Otherwise, this oder can be absorbed by other food in the compartment. refrigerator compartment, you need no Operation OptiChill Temperature Transition Bin the button, store vegetables, other types of food such as meat to By pressing fruits or be defrosted. Temperature Change at OptiChill You Method to Use select optimum temperature range depending on types of foods can stored. - four steps of temperature selection are available, including -3°C,-1°C, 4°C and 10°C.Vegetables, fruits, cold storage items requiring humidity maintenance, meats, and fishes be stored under can conditions optimal the correct storage temperature for the foods being stored. by selectiong When using using the OptiChill OptiChill to store meats or When the to store fruits in the freezer compartments. or fishes, fruits, vegetables, If you open the refrigerator door, an indicator The lamp goes off when the door is closed. lamp or vegetables may be frozen. meats and fishes must be stored shows the status of the Optichill. Press the left SELECT button to cycle through FRUIT VEGE(4°C) CHILLED ROOM (-1°C) PARTIAL FREEZING(-3°C) WINE(10°C_Option) FRUIT VEGE(4°C). Press the right SELECT button to cycle between QUICK COOLING THAW(Optional). The thawing setting The THAW and the button. adjusted by the weight of QUICK COOLING operations are can be OptiChill To First, remove remove the vegetable bin. After holding back and front of the pull it outward. To install Fit the OptiChill slideitin . case on When forced, the 18 to the OptiChill ledge connecting parts can and be and gently damaged. the meats being thawed. cancelled when you press left Suggestion on Food storage Location of Foods (Refer to 4pages, Automatic ice maker Automatically Wine rack Identification of Parts) made ice is stored. Store wine. Store small foods such Snack Drawer Freezer as bread, snacks, etc. Store various frozen foods such ice cream, frozen snacks, etc. compartment as meat, fish, shelf Freezer Store small packaged frozen food. Temperature is likely to increase as compartment door rack opens. So, do not store ice cream. Freezer long-term door food such as Store meat, fish, chicken, etc. after wrapping them with aluminum. compartment drawer Dairy compartment Egg Store such dairy products as butter, cheese, etc. box Place this egg box in the proper location. Refrigerator compartment Store side dishes or other foods at a proper distance from each other for effective cooling. shelf Refrigerator compartment Store small such as milk, packaged food juice, beer, etc.. or beverages door rack Vegetable compartment Store Vegetable compartment/fre sh compartment Store vegetables or fruits. vegetable, fruits, meat to thaw, fish, etc. setting the conversion switch as necessary. Be conversion sure setting corner 19 to check the conversion switch before storing foods. Suggestion Food storage Foods Storing Store fresh food in the important on factor in refrigerator compartment. How food maintaining its freshness and flavor. Do not store food which goes bad melons. easily at low temperatures, such Allow hot food to cool other food, and lead When storing Please keep prior to storing, placing hot food to higher energy consumption. the food, prevents moisture from a is frozen and thawed is in the as bananas, and refrigerator could spoil vinyl wrap or store in a container with a lid. This evaporating, and helps food to keep its taste and nutrients. cover it with distance at least 15 mm from the air vents to food. Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the and cause temperatures to rise. Never so Freezer keep too much food in door rack because that the door cannot be storing inner racks fully closed. Do not refreeze food that has been thawed. This When refrigerator, they may push against by Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment compartment an frozen food like ice cream for a - they may causes break when frozen. loss of taste and nutrient. long period, place it on the freezer shelf, not in the door rack. Do not touch the cold foods hands and - Refrigerator compartment or containers- place glass products That's in the freezer why you may have chilblains are frozen, causing personal injury. moist food in top contact with chilled air. Avoid placing especially and made of metallic -, with wet compartment. they may be broken when their inner matters refrigerator shelves, it could freeze from direct Always clean food prior to refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and wiped, and packed food should be wiped, to prevent adjacent food from spoiling. storing eggs in their storage rack or box, ensure that they are fresh, them in an upright position, which keeps them fresh longer. When store and always NOTE ? 20 If you keep the refrigerator in a hot and humid place, and frequently open the door or put a lot of vegetables in it, moisture may form in it which has no effect on its performance. Just wipe the moisture with a cloth free. Care and Maintenance How to Dismantle Parts NOTE ? Freezer Dismantling is done in the reverse sequence of assembly. Be sure to unplug the power plug before dismantling and assembly. Never apply severe force to dismantle parts. Parts may be damaged. Separate the lamp by pulling it out ( ) while slightly lifting the lamp cover ( ). compartment lamp Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 60 W bulb for Dispenser lamp refrigerator is used and purchased at a service center. can Remove the a cover by inserting be flat (- type) pulling it out, driver into the front groove and and then remove the ramp. Max. 15 W bulb for refrigerator is used and be can purchased at a service center. Freezer Lift the front side ( ) Lift the door rack holding compartment and pull it out ( ). shelf Door rack and support Ice pull storage bin it out to both sides ( ) and ( ) direction. Hold the ice storage bin as shown in the right figure and pull it out ( ) while slightly lifting it ( ). It is recommended not to dismantle the ice storage bin unless it is necessary. Be sure to use both hands when the ice storage bin, not to If the ice storage bin does rotate the After dispenser rotating Water collector has drop it not fit removing on the floor. well, slightly device. self-drainage function. So it should be cleaned regularly.Remove the cover by pressing the left side of water collector cover and dry it with a cloth.Press the point marked as shown in the figure to the right to remove the water collector cover. is used 21 no Care and Maintenance To pull the lamp cover forwards while pressing the bottom side of the lamp cover upwards. Turn the Upper lamp in refrigerator compartment remove the lamp cover, bulb counterclockwise. Max. 40 W bulb for can lamp in refrigerator compartment Lower be purchased Separate the refrigerator is used and at a service center. lamp by holding both pulling it it forwards. cover lower sides of it and Turn the bulb counterclockwise. Max. 30 W bulb for refrigerator be at a service center. purchased is used and can NOTE ? Be sure to remove parts on the snack drawer and home bar Vegetable compartment refrigerator door to cover. Pull out the with its cover can vegetable compartment cover ( ) backside lifted up ( ), and the cover be removed. To install the cover, push it touches the back wall. 22 fully until it remove the vegetable compartment, General Information Vacation time During average length vacations, you will probably find it best to leave the refrigerator in operation. Place freezable items in freezer for longer storage. When you plan not to operate, keep it running remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean the interior thoroughly, and leave each door OPEN to prevent odor formation. Power failure Most power failures are corrected in hour an or two will not affect your refrigerator temperatures. However, you should minimize the number of door openings while the power is off. During power failures of longer duration, place a block of dry ice on top of your frozen packages. If you move Remove To avoid Anti condensation pipe securely fasten down all loose items inside the refrigerator. damaging the height adjusting screws, turn them all the way into or The outside wall of the refrigerator cabinet may sometimes get warm, the base. especially just after installation. Don't be alarmed. This is due to the anti-condensation refrigerator to prevent "sweating" on pipe, which pumps hot air the outer cabinet wall. Cleaning It is that your refrigerator be kept clean to prevent undesirable odors. Spilled food should be wiped up immediately, since it may acidify and stain plastic surfaces if important left uncleaned. Exterior Use a lukewarm solution of mild soap refrigerator. Wipe with a clean damp Interior cloth and then detergent to clean the durable finish of your dry. is recommended. Wash all compartments with mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry. Regular cleaning solution After or or a cleaning verify that the power cord is not damaged, power outlet power plug is inserted well into the power outlet. Warning Always Please remove electrical parts power cord from the wall outlet a baking soda is not overheated, prior to cleaning in the vicinity or of (lamps, switches, controls, etc.). Wipe up excess moisture with a sponge or cloth to prevent water or liquid from getting into any electrical part and causing an electric shock. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse abrasive cleaners, strong alkaline solutions, flammable or toxic cleaning liquids on any surface. Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet or damp hands, because damp object will stick or adhere to extremely cold surfaces. Trouble Before Shooting for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective calling workmanship Occurrence or materials in this appliance. Possible Cause Solution Normal Operations Refrigerator Refrigerator compressor does not run. Refrigerator control is off. Set Refrigerator is in defrost This is normal for Power outage. Check house Refrigerator runs too much or too long one Room or Make sure outlet. plug is a tightly pushed into Call local electric company. lights. is larger than the you owned. Refrigerator control. fully automatic defrosting refrigerator. The defrost cycle occurs periodically. cycle. at wall outlet is disconnected. Plug refrigerator previous outside weather is hot. This is normal. Larger, units run longer. more efficient It is normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these conditions. has recently been disconnected for a period of time. It takes few hours for the refrigerator refrigerator to come down to room Refrigerator a temperature completely. Automatic ice maker is Large amounts of warm or hot food may have been stored Doors Operation of the ice maker causes refrigerator to run slightly longer. operating. are opened too recently. frequently or too long. Refrigerator or slightly open. freezer door may be Refrigerator control is set too cold. Refrigerator or worn, cracked, freezer or gasket is poorly fitted. dirty, the Warm food will cause the refrigerator to run longer until the desired temperature is reached. Warm air entering the causes it to run more. less often. Make refrigerator Open the door the refrigerator is level. Keep food and containers from blocking the door. See problem section. OPENING/CLOSING of Doors. sure Set the refrigerator control to a warmer setting until the refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause the refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired temperatures. Occurrence Refrigerator compressor does not run. Temperatures Possible Cause Thermostat is at a constant the keeping Solution refrigerator temperature. This is normal. The Refrigerator goes on and off to keep the temperature constant. are too cold Temperature in the freezer is too cold but the Refrigerator Temperature is Set the freezer control to a warmer setting until the freezer temperature is Freezer control is set too cold satisfactory. Satisfactory. in the is too cold and the freezer Temperature refrigerator Set the Refrigerator control is set too cold. refrigerator control warmer setting Refrigerator control is set too cold. See above solution. to a temperature is satisfactory. Food stored in drawers freezes. Meat stored in fresh meat drawer freezes. Meat should be stored at a temperature just below the freezing point of water (32˚F, 0˚C) for maximum fresh storage time. It is normal for ice crystals to form due to the moisture content of meat. Freezer control is set too Set the freezer or refrigerator control to a colder setting until the freezer or refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. Temperatures are too warm Temperatures in the refrigerator or freezer warm. are too warm. Refrigerator control Refrigerator control is set too warm. has some effect on freezer temperature. Doors are opened too frequently or too long. Door is Large slightly open. Warm air enters the refrigerator/ freezer whenever the door is opened. Open the door less often. Close the door amounts of warm or hot food may have been stored Set the freezer or refrigerator control to a colder setting until the freezer or refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. recently. completely. Wait until the refrigerator or freezer has had a chance to reach its selected temperature. has recently been disconnected for a period of time. A Refrigerator control Set the Refrigerator Temperature in the refrigerator is too warm but the freezer temperature is satisfactory. is set too warm. refrigerator requires cool down completely. setting. refrigerator some control to hours to a colder Possible Cause Occurrence Solution Sound and Noise Louder sound levels when Refrigerator is on. Louder sound levels when Today's refrigerators storage capacity and even have increased maintain more It is normal for sound levels to be higher. temperatures. Refrigerator operates at higher pressures during the start of the ON cycle. This is normal. The sound will level off the refrigerator continues to run. Floor is Be as compressor comes on. Vibrating or rattling noise. weak. rocks on the floor when it is uneven or Refrigerator moved slightly. Items are placed on vibrating. the top of the Dishes are vibrating the refrigerator. Refrigerator is on touching refrigerator the shelves in wall or cabinets. sure floor is level and solid and can adequately support refrigerator. Remove items. It is normal for dishes to vibrate slightly. Move dishes slightly. Make sure refrigerator is level and firmly set on floor. Move refrigerator so that it does not touch the wall or refrigerator. Water/Moisture /Ice Inside Refrigerator Moisture collects on the inside walls of the refrigerator. The weather is hot and humid which increases the rate of frost buildup and internal sweating. This is normal. Door is slightly open. See problem section doors. Door is opened too often or too long. Open Opening/Closing of the door less often. Water/Moisture/Ice Outside Refrigerator Moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator or between doors. Weather is humid. This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower, the moisture should disappear. Door is slightly open,causing cold air from the inside the refrigerator to meet warm air from the outside. This time, close the door completely. Occurrence Possible Cause Solution Odors in Refrigerator Clean interior with sponge,warm water and baking soda. Interior needs to be cleaned. Food with strong odor is in the Some containers and produce odors. refrigerator. wrapping materials Cover food Use completely. different container wrapping materials. a or brand of Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers Door(s) will not close. Food Door(s) will not close. Door was closed too hard, door to open slightly. package is keeping causing is not level. It rocks floor when it is moved slightly. Refrigerator Floor is Move door open. other on the weak. rocks on the floor when it uneven or Refrigerator is moved slightly. packages closing. that Close both doors gently. Adjust Be the Refrigerator Drawers are difficult to move. Food is drawer is touching touching wall shelf Track that drawer slides or on on is cabinets. height adjusting floor is level and sure support refrigerator. Contact carpenter to sloping Move keep door from screw. can correct adequately sagging or floor. refrigerator.. less food in drawer. top of the Keep dirty. Clean drawer and track. Dispenser Dispenser will not dispense ice When the first into the bin, the Ice storage bin is empty. Freezer temperature is set too warm. Household water line valve is not open. supply of ice is dropped dispenser should operate. Turn the freezer control to a higher setting so that ice cubes will be made. When the first supply of ice is made, the dispenser should operate. household water line valve and allow sufficient time for ice to be made. When ice is made, dispenser should Open operate. Refrigerator or freezer door is not closed. Be sure both doors are closed. Occurrence Dispenser will not dispense ice. Possible Cause Solution Ice has melted and frozen around auger due to infrequent use, temperature fluctuations and/or power outrages. Remove ice storage bin, and thaw and the contents. Clean bin, wipe dry and replace in proper position. When new ice is made, dispenser should operate. Ice dispenser is jammed. Ice cubes are jammed between the ice maker arm and back of the bin. Remove the ice cubes that the dispenser. are Ice cubes Use the dispenser often not freeze together. that cubes do are frozen together. Ice cubes that have been purchased or made in some other way have been used in the dispenser. will Dispenser not dispense water. Household water line valve is not open. See problem "Ice maker is not making any ice." Refrigerator Water has an odd taste and/or odor. or freezer door is not closed. Water has been in the tank for too long. Only the ice cubes made by the ice maker should be used with the dispenser. Open Be household water line valve. sure both doors Sound of ice dropping Sound of water supply Other are closed. Draw and discard 7 glasses of water to freshen the supply. Draw and discard an additional 7 glasses to completely Unit not properly connected to cold water line. so jamming rinse out tank. Connect unit to cold water line which supplies water to kitchen faucet. This sound is normally made when automatically made ice is dropped into ice storage bin. Volume may vary according to refrigerator's location. This sound is normally made when ice maker is dropping the automatically made ice. Please thoroughly supplied read 'Automatic ice maker and with water after Dispenser' in this manual.
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