LG 71042, 71043 Owner's manual

LG 71042, 71043 Owner's manual
Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
Guide d’Utilisation et d’Entretien
English / Español / Français
Models/Modelos/Modèles: 795.7104*
Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Congelador Inferior Refrigerador
Congélateur Inférieur Réfrigérateur
* = color number, número de color, le numéro de la couleur
P/N MFL62184411
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
www.sears.ca
TABLE OF CONTENTS
English Version
2
Spanish Version
French Version
Removing Humidity Controlled Crisper
22
38
Modular Door Bin
23
74
Dairy Bin
23
Warranty
3
❿Freezer Section
Protection Agreements
4
Ice Bin
23
Durabase
24
Safety Instructions
5–7
Grounding Requirements
7
Durabase Divider
24
Parts And Features
8
PullOut Drawer
24
Refrigerator Installation
Unpacking Your Refrigerator
Installation
9–17
Care And Cleaning
9
10
Removing And Replacing
Your Refrigerator Handles And Doors 11–16
Leveling And Door Alignment
17
Base Cover
17
Using Your Refrigerator
18–24
Setting The Controls
18
Adjusting Control Settings
19
Food Storage Guide
20
Storing Frozen Food
20-21
Refrigerator Shelves
21
Humidity Controlled Crisper
22
General Cleaning Tips
25
Outside
25
Inside Walls
25
Door Liner And Gaskets
25
Plastic Parts
25
Condenser Coils
25
Light Bulb Replacement
26
Power Interruptions
26
When You Go On Vacation
26
When You Move
26
About The Automatic Icemaker
❿Refrigerator Section
2
25–26
27
Connecting The Water Line
28–30
Troubleshooting Guide
31–35
WARRANTY
BOTTOM FREEZER REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY
Kenmore Elite Limited Warranty
When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if any
non-consumable part of this appliance other than the sealed refrigerant system fails due to a defect in
material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange
for free repair.
This coverage applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase if this appliance is ever used for other
than private family purposes.
If the sealed refrigerant system is defective within five years from the purchase date,
call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange for free repair. This coverage applies for only one year from the date
of purchase if this appliance is ever used for other than private family purposes.
This warranty covers only defects in material and workmanship. Sears will NOT pay for:
1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, light
bulbs, and bags.
2. A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation, operation or maintenance.
3. A service technician to clean or maintain this product.
4. Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed, operated or maintained according to the all
instructions supplied with the product.
5. Damage to or failure of this product resulting from accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its
intended purpose.
6. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils
other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with the product.
7. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this
product.
Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies
Customer's sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair as provided
herein. Implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are
limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or
consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitation on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness,
so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States or Canada.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
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PROTECTION AGREEMENTS
✓ Power surge protection against electrical
Master Protection Agreements
damage due to power fluctuations.
Congratulations on making a smart purchase.
Your new Kenmore® product is designed and
manufactured for years of dependable opera-tion.
But like all products, it may require preventive
maintenance or repair from time to time. That’s when
having a Master Protection Agreement can save you
money and aggravation.
✓ $250 Food Loss Protection annually for any food
spoilage that is the result of mechanical failure of
any covered refrigerator or freezer.
✓ Rental reimbursement if repair of your covered
product takes longer than promised.
✓ 10% discount off the regular price of any non-
The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend
the life of your new product. Here’s what the
Agreement* includes:
covered repair service and related installed parts.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone
call is all that it takes for you to schedule service.
You can call anytime day or night, or schedule a
service appointment online.
✓ Parts and labor needed to help keep products
operating properly under normal use, not just
defects. Our coverage goes well beyond the
product warranty. No deductibles, no functional
failure excluded from coverage— real protection.
The Master Protection Agreement is a risk free
purchase. If you can-cel for any reason during the
product warranty period, we will provide a full refund.
Or, a prorated refund anytime after the product
warranty period expires.
Purchase your Master Protection Agreement today!
✓ Expert service by a force of more than 10,000
authorized Sears service technicians, which
means someone you can trust will be working on
your product.
✓ Unlimited service calls and nationwide service,
Some limitations and exclusions apply.
as often as you want us, whenever you want us.
For prices and additional information in the
U.S.A. call 1-800-827-6655
✓ “No-lemon” guarantee – replacement of your
covered product if four or more product failures
occur within twelve months.
✓ Product replacement if your covered product can’t be
* Coverage in Canada varies on some items. For
full details call Sears Canada at 1-800-361-6665.
✓ Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your
Sears Installation Service
✓ Fast help by phone – we call it Rapid
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and
other major home items, in the U.S.A. or Canada
call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® .
fixed.
request – no extra charge.
Resolution – phone sup-port from a Sears
representative on all products. Think of us as a
“talking owner’s manual.”
PRODUCT RECORD
In the space below, record the date of purchase, model and serial number of your product. You will find the
model and serial number printed on an identification label located on the right-hand side of the refrigerator
compartment. Have these items of information available whenever you contact Sears concerning your product.
Model No.
Date of Purchase
Serial No.
Save these instructions and attach your sales receipt for future reference.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you
of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard
signal word DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
You will be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not 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
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or
personal injury 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.
• Do not modify or extend the power cord length. It
could cause electric shock or fire.
• 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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w WARNING
• 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: Some models have LED interior lighting
and service should be performed by a qualified
technician.
• When you are finished, reconnect the refrigerator to
the electrical source and reset the controls.
(Thermostat, Refrigerator Control, and or Freezer
Control, depending on the model) to the desired
setting.
• 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, dispose of it. The food may be
dangerous to eat.
Even partial thawing and refreezing reduces the
eating quality of foods, particularly fruits,
vegetables and prepared foods. The eating quality
of red meats is affected less than that of many
other foods. Use refrozen foods as soon as
possible to save as much of their quality as you
can.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
w DANGER: RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
Junked or abandoned refrigerators are
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 (Child entrapment and suffocation).
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.
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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.
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove
the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully.
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
Do not use an adapter plug.
w WARNING
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation,
cleaning, or removing a light bulb, disconnect the
refrigerator from the electrical source.
Electrical Shock Hazard
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, this appliance must
be properly grounded. Have the wall outlet and
the circuit checked by a qualified electrician to
make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
NOTE: Some models have LED interior lighting and
service should be performed by a qualified
technician.
When you are are finished, reconnect the refrigerator
to the electrical source and reset the control
(Thermostat, Refrigerator Control, or Freezer
Control, depending on the model) to the desired
setting.
3-prong
grounding type
wall receptacle
3-prong
grounding
plug
USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, we strongly recommend against the use
of an extension cord. However, if you still elect to use
Ensure proper
ground exists
before use.
an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it
be a UL-listed (USA), 3-wire grounding type
appliance extension cord having a grounding type
plug and outlet, and that the electrical rating of the
cord be 15 amperes (minimum) and 120 volts.
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its
own individual properly grounded electrical outlet
rated for 115 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only, and fused at 15
or 20 amperes. This provides the best performance
and also prevents overloading house wiring circuits
which could cause a fire hazard from overheated
wires. It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided.
Use of an extension cord will increase the clearance
needed for the back of the refrigerator.
Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a
switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is
encountered, it is your personal responsibility and
obligation to have it replaced with a properly
grounded three-prong wall outlet.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
B
A
N
F
C
C
E
D
K
L
H
M
I
G
J
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 (p. 26)
I Pantry Drawer
B Digital Control Panel (p. 18)
J Ice Bin (p. 23)
C Modular Door Bins (p. 23)
K Pullout Drawer (p. 24)
D Fixed Door Bin
L Durabase (p. 24)
E Fixed Door Bin
M Divider (p. 24)
F Refrigerator Shelves (p. 21)
N Dairy Bin (p. 23)
G Automatic Icemaker (p. 27)
H Humidity Controlled Crisper (p. 22)
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
w WARNING
w WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
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.
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 Tech Sheet that is located under the
front of the refrigerator, behind the base cover.
w WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from 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.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or
fire.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not install
the refrigerator in a wet or damp area.
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.
• Select a place where a water supply can be easily
connected for the automatic icemaker.
w CAUTION: Avoid placing the unit near heat
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping
position.
sources, direct sunlight or moisture.
Please reinstall shelves according to your individual
storage needs.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
PRIOR TO USE
• To minimize noise and vibration, the refrigerator
MUST be installed on a solidly constructed floor.
1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all
• Carpeting and soft tile surfaces are not
recommended.
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.
dust accumulated during shipping.
• Never install the refrigerator on a platform or
weakly supported structure.
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.
1. To avoid vibration, the unit must be leveled.
If required, adjust the leveling legs to compensate
for unevenness of the floor. The front should be
slightly higher than the rear to aid in door closing.
Leveling legs can be turned easily by tipping the
cabinet slightly. Turn the leveling legs clockwise
(
) to raise the unit, counterclockwise (
)
to lower it.
(See Leveling and Alignment: on page 17.)
2. Install this appliance in an area where the
temperature is between 55°F (13°C) and 110°F
(43°C.) If the temperature around the appliance is
too low or high, cooling ability may be adversely
affected.
3. Too small a distance from adjacent items may
result in lowered freezing capability and increased
electricity consumption charges. Allow at least 24
inches (61 cm) in front of the refrigerator to open
the doors.
2" (5.08 cm)
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
NOTE: Removing the doors is always recommended when it is necessary to move the refrigerator through a
narrow opening. If it is necessary to remove the handles, follow the directions below.
HOW TO REMOVE DOOR HANDLES
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from
illustrations on this page.
1. Removing Refrigerator Handle
Mounting
Fasteners
• Loosen the set screws with a 3/32"
(2.5mm) Allen wrench and remove the
handle.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners
need to be tightened or removed, use a
1/4" (6.4mm) Allen wrench.
Set Screw
Allen
Wrench
2. Removing Freezer Drawer Handle
• Loosen the set screws located on
the lower side of the handle with a 1/8"
(3.1mm) Allen wrench and remove
the handle.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners
need to be tightened or removed, use
a 1/4" (6.4mm) Allen wrench.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REPLACE DOOR HANDLES
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from
illustrations on this page.
1. Replacing Refrigerator Door Handle
• Place the handle on the door, fitting it over the
mounting fasteners and tighten the set screws
with a 3/32" (2.5mm) Allen wrench.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need
to be tightened or removed use a 1/4" (6.4mm)
Allen wrench.
Mounting
Fasteners
2. Replacing Freezer Drawer Handle
• Place the handle on the door, fitting it over the
mounting fasteners and tighten the set screws
on the bottom of the handle with a 1/8"
(3.1mm) Allen wrench.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need
to be tightened or removed use a 1/4" (6.4mm)
Allen wrench.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
To remove the right refrigerator door:
REMOVING AND REPLACING
REFRIGERATOR DOORS
To remove the left refrigerator door:
(2)
(1)
w CAUTION: Before you begin, unplug the
refrigerator and remove food and bins from the
doors.
(3)
(4)
(5)
(2)
(1)
1. Open the door. Remove the top hinge cover
screw (1). Lift up the cover (2).
(4)
2. Remove the cover.
(3)
3. Rotate the hinge lever (3) clockwise. Lift the top
hinge (4) free of the hinge lever latch (5).
(5)
(6)
w CAUTION: When lifting the hinge free of the latch,
be careful that the door does not fall forward.
(7)
1. Open the door.
Remove the top hinge cover screw (1).
w WARNING
2. Use a flat-head screwdriver to pry back the hooks
(not shown) on the front underside of the cover
(2). Lift up the cover.
Electrical Shock Hazard
• Disconnect electrical supply to the refrigerator
before installing. Failure to do so could result in
death or serious injury.
3. Disconnect all the wire harnesses (3).
4. Remove the grounding screw(4).
• Do not put hands or feet or other objects into the
air vents, base cover, or bottom of the
refrigerator. You may be injured or receive an
electrical shock.
5. Rotate hinge lever (5) counterclockwise. Lift the
top hinge (6) free of the hinge lever latch (7).
w CAUTION: When lifting the hinge free of the latch,
be careful that the door does not fall forward.
• Be careful when you work with the hinge, base
cover, and stopper. You may be injured.
6. Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and remove
the door.
7. Place the door, inside facing up, on a
nonscratching surface.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Reinstalling the Refrigerator Door
❿ Right Door
❿ Left Door
1. Lower the door onto middle hinge pin (8).
1. Lower the door onto middle hinge pin (9).
2. Fit top hinge (4) over hinge lever latch (5) and into
place. Rotate lever (3) counterclockwise to secure
hinge.
2. Fit top hinge (6) over hinge lever latch (7) and into
place. Rotate lever (5) clockwise to secure hinge.
3. Hook tab on switch side of corner under edge of
wire opening in cabinet top. Position cover (2) into
place. Insert and tighten cover screw (1).
3. Install the grounding screw (4) and connect the two
wire harnesses (3).
4. Hook tab on door switch side of cover (2) under
edge of wire opening in cabinet top. Position cover
into place. Insert and tighten cover screw (1).
(2)
(2)
(1)
(1)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(9)
(8)
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
• With both hands, grasp the sides of the door and
pull it up to separate it from the rails.
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE
FREEZER DRAWER
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or product or
property damage, you will need two people to
perform the following instructions.
1. Removing Freezer Drawer
• Pull the drawer open to full extension. Remove the
lower basket by lifting basket from rail system.
w CAUTION: When you remove the drawer, do not
hold the handle. The handle may come off and it
could cause personal injury.
1
• Remove the screws on both the left and right
rails.
2
• With both hands, hold each rail and push it in to
allow both rails to slide in simultaneously.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
• Lower door into final position and tighten the
screws .
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE
FREEZER DRAWER (cont.)
2. Installing Freezer Drawer
3
• With both hands, pull out each rail simultaneously
until both rails are fully extended.
• With the drawer pulled out to full extension, insert
the lower basket in the rail assembly.
• Hook door supports into rail tabs on both
sides.
4
1
2
w WARNING: If the Durabase divider is removed,
there is enough open space for children or pets to
crawl inside. To prevent accidental child and pet
entrapment or suffocation risk, DO NOT allow
them to touch or go near the freezer drawer.
w WARNING: DO NOT step or sit down on freezer
drawer.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
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
legs clockwise. It may take several more turns,
and you should turn both leveling legs the same
amount.
LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT
Leveling
After installing, secure the stability of the product
with the leveling legs.
Your refrigerator has two front leveling legs—one on
the right and one on the left. Adjust legs to alter tilt
from front-to-back or side-to-side. If your refrigerator
seems unsteady or you want the doors to close
easier, adjust the refrigerator’s tilt using the
instructions below:
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.
1. Plug the refrigerator’s power cord into a 3-prong
grounded outlet. Move the refrigerator into its final
position. Remove the base cover.
To remove the base cover
1) Open the Freezer Drawer. (Drawer not shown
for clarity.)
2) Once the drawer is open and there is sufficient
clearance, remove screws on the top of the
cover.
Door Alignment
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow
the instructions below to align the doors:
Use the wrench (Included with the Use & Care
Guide) to adjust the nut in the door hinge to adjust
the height. (counterclockwise to raise or clockwise to
lower the height.)
To replace base cover:
• Place cover into position
and insert and tighten the
screws.
2. Turn the leveling leg clockwise to raise that side of
the refrigerator or counterclockwise to lower it. It
may take several turns of the leveling leg to adjust
the tilt of the refrigerator.
NOTE: Having someone push backward against
the top of the refrigerator takes some weight off
the leveling legs. This makes it easier to adjust the
legs.
Level the refrigerator by using an 11/16 inch (18mm) wrench
or a flat blade screwdriver. Turn the leveling legs
counterclockwise to raise or clockwise to lower the height of
the front of the refrigerator.
NOTE: The front of the refrigerator should be slightly higher
than the back.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
SETTING THE CONTROLS
Temperature
Energy Saver
• Your refrigerator has a digital control panel above
the refrigerator compartment that lets you regulate
the temperature in the freezer and refrigerator
compartments.
• Press and hold the
button for at least
3 seconds to activate or deactivate the function.
• This function deactivates heaters used to reduce
excess exterior moisture and is recommended for
increased energy savings.
• The energy saving function is also recommended
for periods of time when the doors will not be
opened, such as vacations.
• The refrigerator control is preset at 37°F (3°C) and
the freezer control is preset at 0°F (-18°C). These
are the recommended temperatures settings for
normal use and conditions. Wait 24 hours for the
refrigerator and freezer to reach these
temperatures.
Door Alarm
• Refrigerator Temp Control: 33°F to 46°F
(1°C to 8°C)
The lower the number setting, the colder the
refrigerator compartment will become.
• When power is connected to the refrigerator, the
door alarm is initially set to
(ON) and the
indicator above the door alarm button will light up
(ON).
• Freezer Temp Control: -6°F to 8°F
(-21°C to -13°C)
The lower the number setting, the colder the
freezer compartment will become.
• When either the refrigerator or the freezer door is
left open for more than 60 seconds, the alarm tone
will sound to let you know the door is open.
NOTE: When changing control settings, wait 24
hours before making additional adjustments. After 24
hours, adjust the compartment temperatures as
desired.
• When you close the door, the door alarm will stop.
Ultra Ice
w CAUTION
• When you press the Ultra Ice button, the indicator
above the button
will light up in the display
and will remain on for 24 hours. It will automatically
shut off after 24 hours have passed.
You can stop this function manually by pressing the
button one more time.
Demo Mode (Store showroom floor Demostration
Mode)
The Demo Mode disables all cooling in the refrigerator
and freezer sections to conserve enegy while on
display in a retail store.
1. To activate:
With the refrigerator door opened, press and hold
the
and
buttons at the same time for
5 seconds. The control panel will beep to confirm
that the Demo Mode is activated.
2. To deactivate:
With the refrigerator door opened, press and hold
the
and
buttons at the same time for
5 seconds. The control panel will beep to confirm
that the Demo Mode is deactivated.
• If you want to disable the door alarm function,
press the
button and the indicator above the
door alarm button will turn (
) off.
• This function increases both icemaking and
freezing capabilities.
Temperature Mode (°F <->°C)
• If you want to convert °F to °C or vice versa, press
and hold the
and the
buttons
simultaneously for 5 seconds or more.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
The refrigerator control functions as the thermostat
for the entire appliance (refrigerator and freezer
sections). The colder the 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.
Airflow
In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must flow
between the refrigerator and freezer sections. The
arrows in the figure indicate air vent locations and
direction of airflow.
Do not block any of the cool air vents with food
packages. If the vents are blocked, airflow will be
interrupted and temperature and moisture problems
may occur.
If you add a large amount of food,
the refrigerator will take longer to
cool it.
At initial start-up, allow your
refrigerator to run for 2 or 3 hours
before placing food in it.
If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator
or freezer, start by adjusting the refrigerator and
allow 24 hours for the temperatures to stabilize. If it
is still too warm or too cold, then adjust the freezer
control.
Always remember to wait at least 24 hours
between adjustments.
Caution When Closing the Door
w CAUTION
To reduce the risk of door scratches and breaking the
door mullion, please make sure that the refrigerator
door mullion is always folded in.
If moisture gathers on the refrigerator door mullion at
any point, turn off the Energy Saver mode until the
issue is resolved.
CONDITION/
REASON:
RECOMMENDED
ADJUSTMENT:
REFRIGERATOR section too
warm
– Door opened often
– Large amount of food added
– Room temperature very warm
Adjust the REFRIGERATOR
temperature.
Note: When changing
temperature settings, make
adjustments one increment at
a time and wait 24 hours
between adjustments.
FREEZER section too
warm/ice not made fast enough
– Door opened often
– Large amount of food added
– Very cold (below 55 °F) room
temperature (Compressor does
not cycle often enough)
– Heavy ice usage
– Air vents blocked by items
Adjust the REFRIGERATOR
temperature.
Note: When changing
temperature settings, make
adjustments one increment at
a time and wait 24 hours
between adjustments.
REFRIGERATOR section too
cold
– Controls not set correctly for
your conditions
Adjust the REFRIGERATOR
temperature.
Note: When changing
temperature settings, make
adjustments one increment at
a time and wait 24 hours
between adjustments.
FREEZER section too cold
– Controls not set correctly for
your conditions
Adjust the REFRIGERATOR
temperature.
Note: When changing
temperature settings, make
adjustments one increment at
a time and wait 24 hours
between adjustments.
ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS
It is best to wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool
down completely before making any adjustments to
the temperature settings. The initial settings
mentioned in SETTING THE CONTROLS section
should be correct for normal household refrigerator
use. The controls are set correctly when milk or juice
is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm.
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Move items out of airstream
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
STORING FROZEN FOOD
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.
NOTE: For further information about preparing food
for freezing or food storage times, check a freezer
guide or a reliable cookbook.
Items
How to
Butter or
margarine
❿ Keep opened butter in a covered
dish or closed compartment.
When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and
freeze.
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.
Cheese
❿ Store in the original wrapping until
you are ready to use it. Once
opened, rewrap tightly in plastic
wrap or aluminum foil.
Packaging
Packaging recommendations:
Milk
❿ Wipe milk cartons. For best
storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
• 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
Eggs
❿ Store in original carton on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Follow package or container instructions for proper
freezing methods.
Fruit
❿ Wash, let dry, and store in
refrigerator in plastic bags or in
the crisper. Do not wash or hull
berries until you are ready to use
them. Sort and keep berries in
their original container in a
crisper, or store in a closed and
sealed paper bag on a refrigerator
shelf.
Do not use
• Bread wrappers
• 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 break or burst if they freeze.
Leafy vegetables ❿ Remove store wrapping and trim
or tear off bruised and discolored
areas. Wash in cold water and
drain. Place in plastic bag or
plastic container and store in
crisper.
Vegetables with ❿ Place in plastic bags or plastic
skins (carrots,
container and store in crisper.
peppers)
Fish
❿ Use fresh fish and shellfish the
same day purchased.
Leftovers
❿ Cover leftovers with plastic wrap
or aluminum foil. Plastic
containers with tight lids can
also be used.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Freezing
Adjusting Shelves
Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity
of food. Do not put more unfrozen food into the
freezer than will freeze within 24 hours (no more
than 2 to 3 lbs of food per cubic foot of freezer
space). Leave enough space in the freezer for air to
circulate around packages. Be careful to leave
enough room at the front so the door can close
tightly.
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 and lift it in the direction of .
Pull the shelf out.
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.
• To reinstall a shelf—Tilt the front of the shelf up
and guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a desired
height. Then lower the front of the shelf so that the
hooks drop into the slots.
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at room temperature
for 30 minutes, then package and freeze. Cooling
hot foods before freezing saves energy.
REFRIGERATOR SECTION
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
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.
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 food spilling.
IMPORTANT: Do not clean glass shelves with warm
water while 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.
Folding Shelf
You can store taller items such as a gallon container
or bottles by simply pushing the front half of shelf
underneath back half of shelf. Pull toward you to
return to a full shelf.
NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Use special care
when removing them to avoid dropping them.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
HUMIDITY CONTROLLED CRISPER
To remove the glass
The crispers provide fresher-tasting fruit and
vegetables by letting you easily control humidity
inside the drawer.
1. Lift up the glass under the crisper cover.
2. Pull the glass up and out.
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crispers by adjusting the control to
any setting between VEGETABLE and FRUIT.
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REMOVING HUMIDITY CONTROLLED
CRISPER
1. To remove, pull the drawer out to full extension.
1. To remove, pull the drawer out to full extension.
2. Lift the front of the drawer up, then pull it straight
out.
2. Lift the front of the crisper up, then pull it straight
out.
3. To install, slightly tilt up the front and insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into place.
3. To install, slightly tilt up the front and insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into place.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
MODULAR DOOR BIN
FREEZER SECTION
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning and
adjusting.
ICE BIN
1. To remove the ice bin from the upper drawer, pull out
1. To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and pull
straight out.
the drawer as far as possible.
2. Gently lift and pull out the ice bin.
2. To replace the bin, slide it in above the desired
support button and push down until it snaps into
place.
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
DAIRY BIN
1. To remove the dairy bin, simply lift it and pull
straight out.
2. To replace the dairy bin, slide it into place and
push down until it stops.
NOTE: The dairy bin will only fit in the top space on
the right-hand door.
w CAUTION: Pinch hazard! Keep hands and feet
clear of the bottom of the door when opening and
closing.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
DURABASE
PULLOUT DRAWER
1. To remove the Durabase, push it to the back as
1. To remove, pull the drawer out to full extension.
Lift the front of the drawer up, then pull it straight
out.
much as possible. Tilt up the front of the Durabase
and pull straight out.
2. To install, insert the Durabase in rail assembly.
1
2
2. To install, slightly tilt up the front and insert the
drawer into the frame and push it back into place.
DURABASE DIVIDER
The Durabase divider allows you to organize the
Durabase area into sections.
w WARNING: If the Durabase divider is removed,
there is enough open space for children or pets to
crawl inside.
To prevent accidental child and pet entrapment or
suffocation risk, DO NOT allow them to touch or
go near the freezer drawer.
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CARE AND CLEANING
INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to warm up so
the cloth will not stick)
w WARNING
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 it does
not scratch the surfaces of the refrigerator.
Explosion Hazard
w CAUTION: While cleaning the inside, do not spray
water.
Use non-flammable cleaner. Failure to do so can
result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. However, clean both sections about
once a month to prevent odors. Wipe up spills
immediately.
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
GENERAL CLEANING TIPS
PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels)
• 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.
Do not use window sprays, abrasive cleansers, or
flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage the
material.
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic refrigerator parts.
CONDENSER COILS
Use a vacuum cleaner with
an attachment to clean the
condenser cover and vents.
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.
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CARE AND CLEANING
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep
all refrigerator doors closed to help foods stay
cold and frozen.
w WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours,
remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food
locker.
Before replacing a Light Bulb, either unplug the
refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker
or fuse box.
NOTE: Refrigerator light is LED interior lighting and
service should only be perfomed by a
qualified technician.
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while
you are away, follow these steps to prepare your
refrigerator before you leave.
Change Freezer Compartment Light Bulb
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
1. Unplug refrigerator power cord from outlet.
2. Turn off icemaker and empty the ice bin.
2. Remove the screw using a Phillips screwdriver.
3. Grasp the light cover, pull the cover downward.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off before
you leave, follow these steps.
w CAUTION: Make sure the bulb is cool to the
touch.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Clean refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4. Rotate the bulb counterclockwise to remove.
3. 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.
5. Replace with a new 60-watt appliance bulb.
6. Insert tabs on back of cover into slots in freezer
ceiling. Push cover up to snap front into place.
7. Tighten the screw using a Phillips screwdriver.
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. Unplug the refrigerator.
3. Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
4. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well and
tape them together so they do not shift and rattle
during the move. Refer to sections in Using your
Refrigerator for removable instructions.
5. 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.
6. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord to
the refrigerator cabinet.
• When you are finished, reconnect the refrigerator to
the electrical source.
When you get to your new home, put everything
back and refer to the Installing Your Refrigerator
section for preparation instructions.
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ABOUT THE AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER
WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE ICEMAKER
POWER SWITCH TO OFF (O)
w WARNING
• When the water supply will be shut off for several
hours.
Personal Injury Hazard
DO NOT place fingers or hands in the automatic
icemaking mechanism while the refrigerator is
plugged in.
• When the ice storage bin is removed for more than
a minute or two.
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
• When the refrigerator will not be used for several
days.
A newly-installed refrigerator may take
12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.
NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
• The icemaker water valve will buzz as the icemaker
fills with water.
NOTE: If the house water supply (cold water only)
is not hooked up or not turned on fully, turn the
icemaker to the Off (O) position to prevent noise
and possible damage. Do not turn the icemaker
On (I) until an adequate water supply is connected.
Automatic
Shut off Arm
Power Switch
• You will hear the sound of cubes dropping into the
bin and water running in the pipes as the icemaker
refills.
NOTE: The water pressure must be between 20 and
120 psi on models without a water filter and between
40 and 120 psi on models with a water filter to
produce the normal amount and size cubes.
PREPARING FOR VACATION
Set the icemaker power switch to OFF (O) and shut
off the water supply to the refrigerator.
The icemaker will produce 12 cubes per cycle—
approximately 100 cubes in a 24-hour period,
depending on freezer compartment temperature,
room temperature, number of door openings and
other operating conditions.
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.
If the refrigerator is used before the water connection
is made to the icemaker, set the power switch to
OFF (O).
When the refrigerator has been connected to the
water supply, set the power switch to ON (I).
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.
Discard the first few batches of ice to allow the water
line to clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep of the
Automatic Shut off Arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the Automatic Shut
off Arm, the icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be stuck together.
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes will
become cloudy, taste stale, and shrink.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
This water line installation is not warranted by the
refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer or retailer.
Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the
risk of expensive water damage.
• Copper Tubing, 1/4" outer diameter
to connect the refrigerator to the
water supply. Be sure both ends of
the tubing are cut square.
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 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.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook
up the water line to the hot water line.
• 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.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting the
water line, make sure the icemaker power switch is
in the Off (O) position.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
• Power drill.
• 1/2" or adjustable wrench.
When using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is doubleinsulated or grounded in a manner to prevent the
hazard of electric shock, or is battery-powered.
• Straight- and Phillipsblade screwdriver.
• 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 a reverse osmosis water filtration system is
connected to your cold water supply, this water line
installation is not warranted by the refrigerator or
icemaker manufacturer or retailer. Follow next
instructions carefully to minimize the risk of
expensive water damage.
• 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.
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is
connected to your cold water supply, the water
pressure to the reverse osmosis system needs to be
a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (2.8 kgf/cm2 ~ 4.2 kgf/cm2,
less than 2.0~3.0sec to fill a cup of 7oz capacity).
If the water pressure from the reverse osmosis
system is less than 21 psi (1.5 kgf/cm2, more than
4.0sec to fill a cup of 7oz capacity):
• Shutoff valve to connect
to the cold water line.
The shutoff valve should
have a water inlet with a
minimum inside diameter
of 5/32" at the point of
connection to the COLD WATER LINE. Saddle-type
shutoff valves are included in many water supply
kits. Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type
valve complies with your local plumbing codes.
Check to see whether the sediment filter in the
reverse osmosis system is blocked. Replace the
filter if necessary.
Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis
system to refill after heavy usage.
If the issue about water pressure from reverse
osmosis remains, call a licensed, qualified plumber.
All installations must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
NOTE: Self Piercing Saddle Type Water Valve
should not be used.
NOTE: Wear eye protection.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently
used drinking water line.
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell.
1. SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush the
tubing.
Washer
Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the pressure
on the line.
Pipe Clamp
2. CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
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.
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.
3. DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a 1/4" hole in the water
pipe 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.
NOTE: The hookup line cannot be white, plastic
tubing. Licensed plumbers must use only copper
tubing NDA tubing #49595 or 49599 or Cross
Link Polyethylene(PEX) tubing.
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.
7. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
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.
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Compression Nut
Pipe Clamp
Packing Nut
Outlet Valve
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
Ferrule (sleeve)
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
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.
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.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE
SHUTOFF VALVE
Turn the main water supply on
and flush out the tubing until the
water is clear.
Tighten any connections that leak.
Shut the water off at the water
valve after about one quart of
water has been flushed through
the tubing.
9. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
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.
11. PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not
vibrate against the back of the refrigerator or
against the wall. Push the refrigerator back to
the wall.
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.
w CAUTION: Check to see if leaks occur at water
line connections.
Tubing Clamp
1/4 " Tubing
1/4 "
Compression
Nut
12. START THE ICEMAKER
Set the icemaker power switch to the On (I)
position.
NOTE: A newly installed refrigerator may take
several hours to start producing ice.
Ferrule
(sleeve)
Refrigerator
Connection
w CAUTION: Check to see if water dripping
occurs at water line connections.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
• A clicking noise may come from the electronic
control switching the cooling system 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,
but is still more energy efficient than previous
models. While running, you may hear a pulsating or
high-pitched sound, this is normal.
• 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.
• You can hear the noise occurring from the ice
compartment fan in the freezer on the left side of
the refrigerator when doors are open.
UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old
one did not 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 list
describes the kinds of sounds and what may be
making them.
REFRIGERATOR DOES NOT OPERATE
Check if…
Then…
The power supply cord is unplugged.
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown or circuit breaker
tripped.
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. Check that the
house circuit is not overloaded.
Refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
Store sales floor Demonstration Mode.
The refrigerator control has been put into the store Demo
(Demonstration) Mode. The Demonstration Mode disables the
cooling system; only the interior lighting and the display will
work normally. To disable, open one door, then press Ultra Ice
and Refrigerator Temp buttons at the same time for
5 seconds. You will see the previous temperature setting you
had on display when Demo Mode is deactivated.
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LIGHTS DO NOT WORK
Check if…
Then…
The power supply cord is unplugged.
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage.
Light bulb is loose in the socket.
Unplug the refrigerator. Gently remove the bulb and reinsert.
Then plug in refrigerator and reset the refrigerator control.
Light bulb has burned out.
Replace with an appliance bulb of the same wattage, size and
shape available at your local hardware store. (See the LIGHT
BULB REPLACEMENT section on pages 26.)
Unplug the refrigerator prior to replacement.
A door has been open for seven minutes.
Shutting the doors for one second will allow the light bulbs to
come back on.
VIBRATION OR RATTLING NOISE
Check if…
The refrigerator is not resting solidly on
the floor.
Then…
Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need adjusting.
See INSTALLATION section on pages 10 and 17.
COMPRESSOR MOTOR SEEMS TO RUN TOO MUCH
Check if…
Then…
The refrigerator that was replaced was an older
model.
Modern refrigerators with more storage space require more
operating time. Even though this refrigerator may run more
than your older one it will still use less energy.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
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.
The door is opened often or a large amount of food
has just been added.
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. 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.
See the FOOD STORAGE GUIDE section on page 20.
The refrigerator was recently plugged in and the
refrigerator control was set correctly.
The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to cool completely.
The refrigerator control is not set correctly for the
surrounding conditions.
See the ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS section on page
19.
The doors are not closed completely.
Push the doors firmly shut. If they will not shut all the way, see
DOORS WILL NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY on page 33.
The back cover is dirty.
A dirty back cover prevents air transfer and makes the motor
work harder. Clean the back cover. Refer to the CARE AND
CLEANING section on page 25-26.
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DOORS WILL NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY
Check if…
Then…
The refrigerator is not level.
See LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT section on page 17.
Food packages are blocking the door open.
Rearrange food containers to clear door and door shelves.
The ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves, door bins
or baskets are out of position.
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 18–24.
The gaskets are sticking.
Clean the gaskets and the surfaces that they touch. Rub a thin
coat of appliance polish or kitchen wax on the gaskets after
cleaning.
The refrigerator wobbles or seems unstable.
Level the refrigerator. Refer to the LEVELING AND DOOR
ALIGNMENT section on page 17.
The doors were removed during product
installation and not properly replaced.
To make sure the doors are installed correctly, referred to the
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION section (pages 13-17).
FROST OR ICE CRYSTALS ON FROZEN FOOD
Check if…
Then…
The door is not closing properly.
See DOORS WILL NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY above.
The door is opened often.
When the door is opened, warm, humid air is allowed in the
freezer, resulting in frost.
ICE HAS BAD TASTE OR ODOR
Check if…
Then…
The icemaker was recently installed.
Discard the first few batches of ice to avoid discolored or bad
tasting ice.
The ice has been stored for too long.
Throw away old ice and make a new supply.
The food has not been wrapped tightly in either
compartment.
Rewrap foods since odors may migrate to the ice if food is not
wrapped properly.
The water supply contains minerals such as sulfur.
A filter may need to be installed to eliminate taste and odor
problems.
The interior of refrigerator needs cleaning.
See CARE AND CLEANING section on pages 25-26.
Ice storage bin needs cleaning.
Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
THERE IS WATER IN THE DEFROST DRAIN PAN
Check if…
Then…
The refrigerator is defrosting.
The water will evaporate. It is normal for water to drip into the
defrost pan.
It is more humid than normal.
Expect that the water in the defrost pan will take longer to
evaporate. This is normal when it is hot or humid.
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THE REFRIGERATOR SEEMS TO MAKE TOO MUCH NOISE
Check if…
The sounds may be normal for your refrigerator.
Then…
Refer to the UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
section on page 31.
THE ICEMAKER IS NOT PRODUCING ICE OR NOT ENOUGH ICE
Check if…
Then…
New installation.
Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation for ice production to
begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice production.
The refrigerator is not connected to a water
supply or the supply shutoff valve is not turned
on.
Connect refrigerator to the water supply and turn water shutoff
valve fully open.
Reverse osmosis water filtration system is
connected to your cold water supply.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce the water
pressure below the minimum amount (20 psi) and result in
icemaker issues.
Kink in the water source line.
A kink in the line can reduce water flow. Straighten the water
source line.
Large amount of ice recently has been
removed.
Allow 24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice.
The icemaker is not turned on.
Locate the icemaker on/off switch and confirm it is in the On (I)
position.
The temperature setting for the freezer is too
warm.
Below 0°F is the recommended temperature for the freezer
compartment for normal ice production. If the freezer
temperature is warmer, ice production will be affected.
The doors are opened often.
If the doors of the unit are opened often, the cold air will
escape which will prevent the unit from maintaining the set
temperature. Lowering the temperature can help, as well as
not opening the doors as frequently.
The doors are not closing properly.
If the doors are not properly closed, ice production will be
affected.
Ultra Ice is not selected.
With this option, the cold air in the compartment is increased
as is ice production.
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THE DOORS ARE DIFFICULT TO OPEN
Check if…
Then…
The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
Clean gaskets and the surfaces that they touch. Rub a thin
coat of appliance polish or kitchen wax on the gaskets after
cleaning.
The door is reopened within a short time after
having been opened.
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.
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.
Locate air vents by using your hand to sense airflow and move
all packages that block vents and restrict airflow.
(See Airflow section on page 19.)
The doors are opened often.
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.
The control is not set correctly for the surrounding
conditions.
Refer to the SETTING THE CONTROLS section on page 18.
Wait 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize or even out. If the
temperature is too cold or too warm, change the setting one
increment at a time.
A large amount of food has just been added to the
refrigerator or freezer.
Adding food warms the refrigerator. It can take a few hours for
the refrigerator to return to normal temperature.
The food is not packaged correctly.
Wrap food tightly and wipe off damp containers prior to storing
in the refrigerator to avoid moisture accumulation.
If necessary, repackage food according to the guidelines in the
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE section on page 20.
The doors are not closing completely.
See DOORS WILL NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY on page 33.
The weather is humid.
In humid weather, air carries moisture into the refrigerator
when the doors are opened.
A self-defrost cycle was completed.
It is normal for droplets to form on the back wall after the
refrigerator self-defrosts.
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