LG | LDN20718ST | LG LBN20517BK Owner’s Manual

ENGLISH
FRANÇAIS
OWNER’S MANUAL
BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
Please read this manual carefully before operating
your set and retain it for future reference.
MANUEL D’UTILISATEUR
RÉFRIGÉRATEUR
A CONGÉLATEUR INFÉRIEUR
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Model Name/Nom du Modèle **= color number/numéro de couleur
LBN20517**
LDN20718**
LBN20518**
P/No. MFL61944135
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WARRANTY
LG ELECTRONICS CANADA, INC.
LG REFRIGERATOR LIMITED WARRANTY - Canada
WARRANTY: Should your LG Refrigerator (“Product”) fail due to a defect in material or workmanship under normal home use during the
warranty period set forth below, LG Canada will at its option repair or replace the Product upon receipt of proof of original retail purchase.
This warranty is valid only to the original retail purchaser of the product and applies only to a Product distributed in Canada by LG
Canada or an authorized Canadian distributor. The warranty only applies to Products located and used within Canada.
WARRANTY PERIOD: (Note: If the original date of purchase can not be verified, the warranty will begin sixty
(60) days from the date of manufacture).
Refrigerator/Freezer
Sealed System (Compressor, Condenser, and Evaporator only)
One (1) year from the date of original
retail purchase
One (1) year from the date of original
retail purchase
Seven (7) years from the date of
original retail purchase
Parts and Labor
(internal/functional parts only)
Parts and Labor
Parts only
(Consumer will be charged for labor).
* Replacement products and parts are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty period or ninety (90) days, whichever
is greater.
* Replacement products and parts may be new or remanufactured.
* LG Authorized Service Center warranties their repair work for thirty (30) days.
LG CANADA´S SOLE LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY SET OUT ABOVE. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED
ABOVE, LG CANADA MAKES NO AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS RESPECTING THE
PRODUCT, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NO REPRESENTATIONS SHALL BE BINDING ON
LG CANADA. LG CANADA DOES NOT AUTHORIZE ANY PERSON TO CREATE OR ASSUME FOR IT ANY OTHER WARRANTY
OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCT. TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION
IS IMPLIED BY LAW, IT IS LIMITED TO THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PERIOD ABOVE. LG CANADA, THE MANUFACTURER OR
DISTRIBUTOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES,
LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER ARISING
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY CONTRACTUAL BREACH, FUNDAMENTAL OR OTHERWISE, OR FROM ANY ACTS OR
OMISSIONS, TORT, OR OTHERWISE.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which may vary from province to province depending on
applicable provincial laws. Any term of this warranty that negates or varies any implied condition or warranty under provincial law is
severable where it conflicts with provincial law without affecting the remainder of this warranty’s terms.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
1. Service trips to deliver, pick up, or install the product; instructing a customer on operation of the product; repair or replacement of fuses or
correction of wiring, or correction of unauthorized repairs/installation.
2. Failure of the product to perform during power failures and interruptions or inadequate electrical service.
3. Damage caused by leaky or broken water pipes, frozen water pipes, restricted drain lines, inadequate or interrupted water supply or
inadequate supply of air.
4. Damage resulting from operating the Product in a corrosive atmosphere or contrary to the instructions outlined in the Product owner’s
manual.
5. Damage to the Product caused by accidents, pests and vermin, lightning, wind, fire, floods, or acts of God.
6. Damage resulting from the misuse, abuse, improper installation, repair, or maintenance of the Product. Improper repair includes use of parts
not approved or specified by LG Canada.
7. Damage or product failure caused by unauthorized modification or alteration, or use for other than its intended purpose, or resulting from
any water leakage due to improper installation.
8. Damage or Product failure caused by incorrect electrical current, voltage, commercial or industrial use, or use of accessories, components,
or cleaning products that are not approved by LG Canada.
9. Damage caused by transportation and handling, including scratches, dents, chips, and/or other damage to the finish of your product, unless
such damage results from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported within one (1) week of delivery.
10. Damage or missing items to any display, open box, discounted, or refurbished Product.
11. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered, or cannot be readily determined. Model and Serial numbers, along
with original retail sales receipt, are required for warranty validation.
12. Increases in utility costs and additional utility expenses.
13. Replacement of light bulbs, filters, or any consumable parts.
14. Repairs when your Product is used in other than normal and usual household use (including, without limitation, commercial use, in offices
or recreational facilities) or contrary to the instructions outlined in the Product owner’s manual.
15. Costs associated with removal of the Product from your home for repairs.
16. The removal and reinstallation of the Product if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with published
installation instructions, including the Product owner’s and installation manuals.
17. Accessories to the Product such as door bins, drawers, handles, shelves, etc. Also excluded are parts besides those that were originally
included with the Product.
All costs associated with the above excluded circumstances shall be borne by the consumer.
For complete warranty details and customer assistance,
Write your warranty information below:
please call or visit our website:
Product Registration Information:
Call 1-888-542-2623 (24 hours a day, 35 days a year) and select the
Model:
appropriate option from the menu or visit our website at http://www.lg.com
Serial Number:
Date of Purchase:
1
GARANTIE
LG ELECTRONICS CANADA, INC.
GARANTIE LIMITEE DU REFRIGERATEUR LG – CANADA
GARANTIE : Si votre réfrigérateur s’avère être défectueux en raison d’un défaut de matériau ou de fabrication, lors d’une utilisation correcte à domicile,
pendant la période de garantie spécifiée ci-après, LG Electronics réparera ou remplacera le produit sur réception de la preuve d’achat d’origine fournie par
le détaillant. Cette garantie est valable uniquement pour l’acheteur original du produit et s’applique uniquement aux produits distribués au Canada par LG
Electronics Canada ou par un distributeur canadien autorisé.
PÉRIODE DE GARANTIE : (Remarque : Si la date d’achat d’origine ne peut pas être vérifié », la garantie débutera soixante (60)
jours à partir de la date de fabrication).
Réfrigérateur/congélateur
Système scellé (compresseur, condensateur et évaporateur seulement)
Un (1) an à partir de la date d’achat
d’origine.
Un (1) an à partir de la date
d’achat d’origine.
Sept (7) ans à partir de la date d’achat d’origine.
Pièces et main-d’œuvre (pièces
internes fonctionnelles seulement)
Pièces et main-d’oeuvre.
Pièces seulement (Le coût de la main d’œuvre sera à la charge
du consommateur)
* Les produits et les pièces de remplacement sont garantis pour la portion restante de la période de garantie originale ou pour quatre-vingt-dix
(90) jours.
* Les produits et les pièces de remplacement peuvent être neufs ou manufacturés.
* Le centre de service autorisé par LG Electronics garantit les réparations pendant trente (30) jours.
LA RESPONSABILITÉ DE LG CANADA SE LIMITE À LA GARANTIE CI-DESSUS. SAUF TEL QU’IL EST EXPLICITEMENT INDIQUÉ CI-DESSUS, LG
CANADA NE FOURNIT AUCUNE AUTRE GARANTIE ET REJETTE TOUTES LES AUTRES GARANTIES ET CONDITIONS EXPLICITES OU IMPLICITES À
L’ÉGARD DU PRODUIT, CE QUI INCLUT, SANS TOUTEFOIS S’Y LIMITER, TOUTE GARANTIE ET CONDITION IMPLICITE DE QUALITÉ MARCHANDE OU
DE CONVENANCE À UN USAGE PARTICULIER ET AUCUNE DÉCLARATION NE LIERA LG CANADA. LG CANADA N’AUTORISE PERSONNE À CRÉER
NI À ASSUMER AUCUNE AUTRE PROVISION POUR GARANTIES EN RELATION AVEC CE PRODUIT. SI UNE GARANTIE OU CONDITION IMPLICITE
EST REQUISE PAR LA LOI, SA PÉRIODE SE LIMITE À CELLE DE LA GARANTIE EXPLICITE SUSMENTIONNÉE.
LG CANADA, LE FABRICANT ET LE DISTRIBUTEUR NE POURRONT ÊTRE TENUS RESPONSABLES D’AUCUN DOMMAGE ACCESSOIRE,
CONSÉCUTIF, SPÉCIAL, DIRECT OU INDIRECT, D’AUCUNE PERTE D’ACHALANDAGE OU DE PROFITS, D’AUCUN DOMMAGE PUNITIF, EXEMPLAIRE
OU AUTRE, DIRECTEMENT OU INDIRECTEMENT ATTRIBUABLE À TOUTE VIOLATION CONTRACTUELLE, FONDAMENTALE OU AUTRE, OU À UNE
ACTION, UNE OMISSION, UN DÉLIT OU TOUTE AUTRE CHOSE.
La présente garantie vous confère des droits légaux spécifiques. Vous pourriez disposer d’autres droits, suivant les lois provinciales applicables. Toute clause
de la présente garantie qui invalide ou modifie une condition ou garantie implicite aux termes d’une loi provinciale est dissociable si elle entre en conflit avec la
loi provinciale, et ce, sans affecter les autres clauses de la garantie.
LA PRÉSENTE GARANTIE LIMITÉE NE COUVRE PAS CE QUI SUIT:
1. Un appel de service pour livrer, ramasser ou installer le produit; renseigner un client sur le fonctionnement du produit; réparer ou remplacer des fusibles
ou rectifier le câblage; ou corriger une réparation ou installation non autorisée.
2. La défaillance du produit durant une panne ou interruption de courant ou en raison d’un service électrique inadéquat.
3. Des dommages occasionnés par la fuite ou le bris de conduites d’eau, le gel de conduites d’eau, des tuyaux de drainage restreints, une alimentation en
eau inadéquate ou interrompue ou une alimentation en air inadéquate.
4. Des dommages attribuables à l’utilisation du produit dans une atmosphère corrosive ou contraire aux instructions spécifiées dans le manuel d’utilisation
de produit.
5. Des dommages au produit causés par un accident, des animaux nuisibles ou des vermines, la foudre, le vent, un incendie, une inondation ou une
catastrophe naturelle.
6. Les dommages attribuables à une mauvaise utilisation, une utilisation abusive ou à une installation, une réparation ou un entretien inapproprié du produit.
Les réparations inappropriées incluent l’utilisation de pièces ni aprouvées ni recommandées par LG Canada.
7. La détérioration ou la défaillance du produit causée par une modification ou un changement non autorisé ou une utilisation autre que celle prévue, ou
résultant d’ une fuite d’eau occasionée par une mauvaise installation.
8. La détérioration ou la défaillance du produit causée par un courant ou un voltage électrique incorrect, une utilisation commerciale ou industrielle, ou
l’utilisation d’accessoires, d’éléments ou de produits nettoyants non approuvés par LG Canada.
9. Les dommages causés par le transport et la manipulation, notamment les égratignures, les bosses, les écaillures et / ou tout autre dommage à la finition
du produit, à moins que ces dommages ne soient attribuables à des défauts de matériaux ou de fabrication et qu’ils ne soient signalés dans un délai d’une
(1) semaine de la livraison.
10.Des dommages ou des pièces manquantes à tout produit exposé, déballé, soldé ou remis à neuf.
11.Des produits dont le numéro de série original a été retiré, modifié ou ne peut être facilement déterminé. Le modèle et le numéro de série, ainsi que le reçu
de vente original du détaillant, sont requis pour valider la garantie.
12.L’augmentation des coûts et de la consommation des services publics.
13.Le remplacement des ampoules électriques, des filtres et de toute pièce non durable.
14.Les réparations requises si le produit ne sert pas à une utilisation domestique normale et habituelle (y compris, sans toutefois s’y limiter, une utilisation
commerciale, dans un bureau ou un centre récréatif) ou est utilisé contrairement aux instructions spécifiées dans le manuel d’utilisation du produit.
15.Les coûts associés à l’enlèvement du produit de votre résidence aux fins de réparation.
16.L’enlèvement et la réinstallation du produit, s’il est installé à un endroit inaccesible ou contrairement aux instructions publiées, y compris dans le manuel
d’utilisation et le manuel d’installation du produit.
17.Les accesoires du produit, tels que les balconnets, les tiroirs, les poignées, les tablettes, etc. Sont également exclues les pièces non incluses initialement
avec le produit.
Tous les coûts associés aux circonstances exclues ci-dessus seront assumés par le consommateur.
Pour obtenir tous les détails sur la garantie et
accéder au service à la clientèle, téléphonez-nous
visitez notre site Web:
Écrivez vos renseignements de garantie ci-dessous:
Composez le 1-888-542-2623 (24 h sur 24, 365 jours par année) et
Sélectionnez l’option de menu appropriée, ou visitez notre site Web
au: http://www.lg.com
Modèle:
Renseignements sur l’enregistrement du produit:
Numéro de série:
Date d’achat:
2
ALEJANDRA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty
1-2
English Version
3
French Version
34
Important Safety Instructions
Requirements for Ground Connection
4-5
5
Parts and Features
6-7
Refrigerator Installation
Unpacking
Installation
Installation of Base Grille
Refrigerator Doors: How to remove
and reverse
For Models with Pull-out Drawer
For Models with Swinging Door
How to remove and Install Pull-Out Drawer
Closing and Aligning the doors
8-17
8
8
8
Using your Refrigerator
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
Multi Flow
Door Alarm
Adjusting the Controls
Adjusting Control Settings
Food Storage Guide
Storing Frozen Food
Refrigerator Section
Refrigerator Shelves
Frozen Meat Compartment
(Chef Fresh/Snack Pan)
Crisper Humidity Control
9-16
9-10
13-16
11-12
16-17
18-24
18
18
18
18
19
19
19-20
20-23
20-21
Optibin Crispers
Crisper cover with interior lattice
Fixed Refrigerator Rack
Door Racks
Dairy Compartment
Egg Compartment
Freezer Section
Ice Bin
DuraBase
Durabase Divider
Glide Out Drawer
Tilting Door
Wired Durabase (Swing Models)
Freezer Shelf
21
21-22
22
22-23
23
23
23-24
23
23
23
24
24
24
24
Refrigerator Care and Cleaning
Refrigerator Cleaning
Outside
Inside Walls
Door Lining & Gaskets
Plastic Parts (Covers and Panel)
Back Cover
Replacing Refrigerator Lights
Power Interruptions
When Going on Vacation
When Moving
25-26
25
25
25
25
25
25
25-26
26
26
26
About the Automatic Ice Maker
21
21
3
27
Connecting the Water Line
28-30
Troubleshooting Guide
31-33
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY MESSAGES
This manual contains several important safety notices. Always read and obey all of the following safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol is a warning to potential dangers that could cause death, injury
or damage to you, others or the product. All safety messages will follow after this warning symbol and the
word “DANGER”, “CAUTION” or “WARNING”. These words mean:
DANGER
You may be killed or suffer fatal damage if you do not follow instructions.
WARNING
You may be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor injury
or damage to the product.
All safety messages inform you of potential danger, advise you on how to reduce the risk of injury and tell you what
can occur if the instructions are not followed.
WARNING
could explode after freezing and cause damage.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or personal
injury, the following precaution measures should be
followed:
•NEVER disconnect the refrigerator by pulling the
power cord, always grip the plug firmly and disconnect
it directly from the outlet.
•For your safety, this product should be properly
grounded. Have a qualified professional check the
electrical circuit and outlet to ensure a proper ground
connection.
•Read all instructions before utilizing the product. Use
this product only as explicitly expressed in this guide.
•Immediately repair or replace all faulty or damaged
service cables. Do not use cords that have cracks or
abrasion damage on the length of the cord or on the
plug.
•Once the refrigerator is operating, avoid touching cold
surfaces of the freezer with damp or wet hands; the
skin could become adhered to these surfaces.
•When moving your refrigerator, take care not to roll
over the electrical cord.
•In refrigerators with an automatic ice dispenser, avoid
contact with moving parts of the ejector mechanism
or with the heating mechanism that discharges the
cubes. DO NOT place your fingers or hands in the
ice dispenser mechanism while the refrigerator is
connected.
•DO NOT store or use gasoline or other combustible
liquids or vapors in proximity with this or any other
electrical appliance.
•DO NOT permit children to climb, stand or swing from
the doors or shelves of the refrigerator. This can cause
serious injury to them and damage to the product.
•DO NOT refreeze foods which have already thawed.
The Department of Agriculture of the United States, in
your Bulletin of Home and Gardens No. 69 establishes
that:
“...You can refreeze food that has thawed if they contain
ice crystals or are cold and below 40 °F (4 °C)”.
•Keep your fingers away from areas in which they
can become caught, such as the doors, hinges and
cabinets. Be careful closing the doors when children
are near.
“...Ground beef, perishable food or seafood that is
discolored or has an unpleasant odor should not be
frozen or consumed. Consumption of melted ice cream
should also be avoided. If the odor or color of food is
questionable, discard it. The food may be dangerous to
consume”.
•Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning or repairing.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any repair
services be performed by a qualified professional.
•Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, unplug the
refrigerator or shut down the circuit breaker to avoid
contact with a live wire (the bulb could break while
being replaced). NOTE: Setting the control to the OFF
position does not disconnect the power from the light
bulb circuit.
“Partial thawing or refreezing reduces the quality of the
food, especially fruit, vegetables and prepared meals.
The quality of red meat is less affected than other foods.
Use refrozen products as soon as possible in order to
maintain their quality”.
•Do not keep bottles in the freezer compartment, they
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS
4
CAUTION
This appliance is not intended for use by children, persons with physical or mental disabilities, persons with reduced
sensory or mental capacity, or persons with lack of experience or know-how, unless they have supervision or instruction
in relation to the use of the appliance by the person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to
assure that they do not play with the appliance.
DANGER: CHILDREN MAY BECOME TRAPPED
BEFORE DISPOSING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
OR FREEZER WHEN NO LONGER IN USE:
•Remove the doors.
•Leave the shelves in place so that children
cannot easily become stuck in them.
Children becoming trapped or suffocated is not
a problem of the past. Discarded and abandoned
refrigerators are a hazard, even if they remain there
“for just a few days”. If you would like to dispose of your
old refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to
prevent any accidents.
CFC DISPOSAL
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that
uses CFC’s (chlorofluorocarbons). CFC affects the
stratospheric layer of the ozone.
If you decide to throw out your old refrigerator, ensure
that CFC contaminants are properly disposed of by a
qualified professional. If you intentionally remove the
CFC refrigerant, you could be subject to fines or prison
in accordance with environmental legislation in effect.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GROUND CONNECTION
IMPORTANT: Attentively read the following.
It is your responsibility and obligation to replace twoprong outlets with that of an adequately grounded threeprong outlet.
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
WARNING
Do not, under any circumstance, cut or extract the third
prong from the plug.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY, this appliance must
be properly grounded. Have a qualified electrician check
your wall outlet to ensure that the plug is grounded
properly.
NOTE: Before installation, cleaning or replacing light
bulbs, you must disconnect the appliance from the
power source. When finished, plug the appliance back in
and adjust the thermostat to the desired position.
3 prong
grounding type
wall receptacle
3 prong
grounding
plug
USE OF EXTENSION CABLES
We do not recommend the use of extension cables.
However, if you still choose to utilize an extension cable,
it is absolutely necessary that it is listed in the UL (in
the United States) or CSA (in Canada), that it supports
three-pronged plugs and that the electrical current
support a minimum of 15 A and 120 V.
The use of an extension cable will increase the amount
of space needed behind the refrigerator.
Ensure proper
ground exists
before use
WARNING
REPLACING ELECTRICAL CABLE
If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
our service center or qualified LG technician to avoid
any risk.
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
Your refrigerator must always be plugged to its own
outlet which is adequately grounded. The energy current
should only be 115 V, 60 Hz, A.C. and fused at 15 or 20
A. This provides the best performance and prevents an
overload which could cause a fire from the overheating
of the cables. It is recommended that a separate circuit
be used for this appliance, as well as a receptacle that
cannot be disconnected with a switch.
Do not use an extension cable.
5
PARTS AND FEATURES
Drawer Model
A
A
J
B B
C
KK
D
E
LL
F
MM
G
NN
H
OO
I
Read this section to familiarize yourself with the parts and features of your new refrigerator.
NOTE: This guide covers different models. Your refrigerator could have some or all of the features and parts listed
below. The location of some of the parts may not correspond to that of your model.
A Digital Sensor Control
I
Divider
B Refrigerator Light
J
Dairy Compartment
C Shelves
K
Door Racks
D Frozen Meat Compartment
L
Fixed Refrigerator Rack
M
Freezer Light
N
Pull Out Drawer
O
Ice maker *
(Chef Fresh/Snack Pan) *
E Optibin Crisper
Keeps fruits and vegetable fresh and crisp
F Ice Bin
G Ice Tray (Inside H) *
* On some models
H Durabase
6
PARTS AND FEATURES
Swing Model
A
I
B
C
J
D
E
K
F
L
G
M
H
N
Read this section to familiarize yourself with the parts and features of your new refrigerator.
NOTE: This guide covers different models. Your refrigerator could have some or all of the features and parts listed
below. The location of some of the parts may not correspond to that of your model.
A
Digital Sensor Control
H
Wired Durabase
B
Refrigerator Light
I
Dairy Compartment
C
Shelves
J
Door Racks
D
Frozen Meat Compartment
(Chef Fresh/Snack Pan)*
K
Freezer Light
L
Fixed Refrigerator Rack
M
Wire Freezer Shelf
N
Freezer Door Rack
E
Optibin Crisper
Keeps fruits and vegetables fresh and crisp
F
Ice Tray *
G
Ice Bin
* On some models
7
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
3.Install the refrigerator in an area between 55 ° F (13
°C) and 110° F (43 °C). If the surrounding temperature
is lower or higher than previously mentioned, it can
adversely affect the unit.
WARNING
EXCESSIVE WEIGHT HAZARD
Use the assistance of two or more persons to move or
install the refrigerator. Not following these instructions
may cause injury to the back and other parts of the
body.
CAUTION: Avoid placing the unit near heat
sources, direct sunlight or humidity.
ONCE INSTALLED
UNPACKING
1.Carefully clean your refrigerator and remove and dust
accumulated during shipping.
2.Install accessories such as the ice bin, door racks,
shelves, etc., in their proper places. These are already
packed to prevent any possible damage during
shipping.
3.Leave your refrigerator on for 2 to 3 hours before
storing food inside. Verify that there is a flow of cold air
in the freezer compartment to ensure proper cooling.
Your refrigerator is now ready for use.
Before installing your refrigerator, remove any tape
or temporary stickers. Do not remove any stickers
that feature warnings, the model serial number or the
technical label of the product located on the back of the
refrigerator.
To remove adhesive tape residue, rub it well with your
fingers and a little liquid detergent. Clean with warm
water and let dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
liquids or abrasive cleaning products to remove the
adhesive tape or glue. These products can damage the
surface of your refrigerator. For more information, see
the section on “Important Safety Instructions”.
WARNING:
•Take care when working with the hinges, base cover
and stops, etc. You may injure yourself.
•DO not place your hands or any tools in the air vents,
the base cover or in the bottom of the refrigerator. This
may cause injury or electrical shock.
The shelves come already installed in their factory
position. Remove the shelves and replace them
according to your spacing needs.
INSTALLATION OF BASE GRILLE
Uninstalling or Replacing the Base Grille
1.Remove the 2 screws from the bottom front part of
your refrigerator (see Figure A).
2.Take off the cover.
Moving Your Refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is extremely heavy. Make sure you
protect the floor when moving your refrigerator for
cleaning or servicing. Always pull your refrigerator
straight out when moving it. Do not shift from side
to side or “walk” the refrigerator when attempting to
move it as this can cause damage to the floor.
Figure A
WARNING
Installing the Base Grille
1.Align the bottom cover and place in position. Insert
the 2 screws and twist in place (see Figure B).
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Figure B
Keep all flammable materials and vapors (such as
gasoline) away from the refrigerator. Not following
these instructions may cause death, explosion or fire.
Keep a Proper Distance from Adjacent
Objects
Please keep the refrigerator at an
adequate distance from other objects.
Insufficient spacing can reduce the
refrigerator’s freezing efficiency and
increase electricity consumption.
INSTALLATION
1.Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct
sunlight, or humidity.
2.To avoid vibration, the unit should be leveled. If needed,
adjust the leveling screws to compensate for an
unleveled floor. The front should be slightly taller than
the rear to ensure that the doors close properly. The
leveling screws can easily be turned by slightly tilting
the front of the refrigerator, turning the leveling screws
clockwise (
) to raise it and counter-clockwise
(
) to lower it.
(5.08 cm) 2”
8
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
REFRIGERATOR DOORS: HOW TO REMOVE AND REVERSE (Optional) For models with Pull Out Drawer
You may find it more convenient to have the doors converted from the left-opening type (factory installed) to the
right-opening type. Directions refer to the right side as your right when facing the unit.
TOOLS YOU MIGHT NEED OR USE
10 mm
1/4 in
3/8 in
Hex Socket Wrench
Phillips Screwdriver
1/4 in
3/32 in
Allen Wrench
Flat Head Screwdriver
Other necessary tools are:
•1/4 inch socket wrench
•Adjustable Wrench
•10 mm open-end wrench
•Flat 2 inch putty knife
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the power source. Remove all food and any
adjustable racks from the refrigerator doors.
HOW TO REVERSE DOOR SWING (when converting from left-opening side mode to right-opening mode).
1. Removing Refrigerator Door
•Gently pry the top hinge cover with a flat head
screwdriver and remove it (1).
•Using 10 mm socket wrench, remove the three bolts
and lift off the top hinge. Set parts aside (2).
•Remove the pivot (3) and the cap (4) and place them
in the opposite side.
•Gently lift the refrigerator door (5) and remove.
•Once the door has been removed, remove the screws
(6), the stopper (7) and the hinge pin (8) located below
the door and remove the hinge (9).
10
13
1
12
4
2
11
3
•Using the 1/4 inch socket wrench, loosen the pin (14)
and remove it.
•Remove the four screws (15 & 16) and remove the
hinge (17).
5
14
8
7
9
6
16
15
•Install the hinge (10) on the opposite side of the door,
replace the screws (11), the stopper (12) and hinge pin
(13).
17
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
2. Installing Refrigerator Door
•Remove the cover (1) using a flat head screwdriver (this requires a little force), loosen the two screws (2) and place
on the opposite side.
•Place the hinge (3) on the opposite side and install the four screws (4 & 5).
•Insert the pin (6) in the hinge (3).
•Remove the cover (7) and install it on the right side.
•Place the door and line up with the pin holes (8), making sure that both parts are aligned.
•Place the top hinge (9) and insert the three screws (10).
•Position the cover of the hinge over this (11).
•Check that the door has been installed correctly.
11
10
7
9
4
8
2
5
1
3
6
HOW TO REMOVE THE DOOR HANDLES
NOTE: The appearance of the handle may appear
different.
3
3. Removing the Refrigerator Handle
•Loosen the fixation screws (1) with a 3/32 inch Allen
Wrench and remove the handle (2).
•Remove the assembly screws (3) with a 1/4 inch Allen
Wrench.
•Carefully remove the plug buttons from the door (4).
The buttons can be unscrewed using your fingers,
turning counter-clockwise. Continue turning until the
screw is loose and falls out.
•Install the buttons (4) on the left side.
4. Replacing the Refrigerator Handle
•Rotate handle upside down (1).
•Insert the assembly screws on the opposite side of the
door (2).
•Hold the handle in place with the holes lined up with
the screw holes (3) and tighten the screws (4) in place
with the 3/32 inch Allen Wrench.
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4
Assembly
Screws
Fixation
Screws
Allen
Wrench
2
1
4
4
1
2
3
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE PULL OUT
DRAWER
•With both hands, hold the center of the bar and push
it in so that it is fit to both rails simultaneously.
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or damage to
the product or your property, please use two people to
perform the following instructions:
1. Removing the Pull Out Drawer
•Pull the drawer out to maximum extension. Remove
the bottom rack (1) by tilting it back a little and then
lifting it off the railing tracks.
1
CAUTION: When removing the drawer, do not hold
the handle. If it comes off, it could cause personal
injury.
CAUTION: To place the drawer on the floor, take
care not to damage the floor or hurt your feet with
the sharp edges on the side with the hinges.
2. Installing the Pull Out Drawer
•With both hands, hold the center of the bar and pull it
outward so that the two rails extend out at the same
time.
•Put pressure on the two hangers (2) with your thumbs
in order to lift it up.
•Separate the left and right rail cover.
2
•Mount door supports (1) into the tabs on the railing
track (2), starting in the back first and then connecting
the part in the front last, as shown in the figure.
•Remove the screws (3) from both sides of the rail track.
3
1
2
•With both hands, hold both sides of the door and pull
up to separate it.
•Push the drawer down into position and tighten the
screws (3).
3
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
•Compare the left and right rail covers on each side.
Right Rail
Left Rail
•Align the top holes of the rail cover with the top holes
of the door supports to mount the cover.
Verify the
hole’s alignment
•With the drawer fully extended, insert the lower basket
over the front part of the rail assembly and then the
back part (4).
4
WARNING: To prevent entrapment risk and
accidental child or animal suffocation, DO NOT
permit them to play inside of the drawer.
WARNING: DO NOT step or sit on the Freezer Door.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
REFRIGERATOR DOORS: HOW TO REMOVE AND REVERSE (Optional) For Swing models
You may find it more convenient to have the doors converted from the left-opening type (factory installed) to the
right-opening type. Directions refer to the right side as your right when facing the unit.
TOOLS YOU MIGHT NEED OR USE
10 mm
1/4 in
3/8 in
Hex Socket Wrench Phillips Screwdriver
1/4 in
3/32 in
Allen Wrench
Flat Head Screwdriver
Other necessary tools are:
•1/4 inch socket wrench
•Adjustable Wrench
•10 mm open-end wrench
•Flat 2 inch putty knife
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the power source. Remove all food and any
adjustable racks from the refrigerator doors.
REVERSING DOOR OPENING DIRECTION FROM LEFT TO RIGHT (when you prefer the door to open from the
right instead of the left)
1. Removing and Installing the Refrigerator Handles
NOTE: To assist in the installation of the handles on the right side, place a piece of masking tape near the top of the
handle before removing it.
•Grasp the handle firmly with both hands and slide the
handle up (1) (this might require some force).
•The keyhole slots (2) on the back of the handle allow
the handle to separate from the screws in the door.
1
•Use the 10 mm open-end wrench to remove the
mounting screws in the door (3).
•Carefully loosen the plug buttons (4) with your fingers.
The buttons can be unscrewed with the fingers by
2
3
rotating them counter-clockwise and continuing until
they loosen and fall out The buttons were installed
Mounting
Keyhole slots
without pressure, and for this reason, they can be
screws in
in the back of
unscrewed using your index finger, thumb or both.
the door
the handle
•Install the plug buttons (5) on the left side.
•Install the mounting screws (6) on the right side.
•Hold the handle so that the masking tape is at the
bottom.
•Align the keyhole slots (7) on the top and bottom of
the back of the handle with the screws on the front of
the door.
•Press the handle against the front of the door, ensuring
that the screws are inside of the keyhole slots of the
handle (8).
•Grasp the handle with both hands and slide the handle
downward (9) (this may require some force).
9
4
Alignment of
the keyhole slots
with the screws
7
5
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8
6
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
2. Removing and Installing the Freezer Handle
NOTE: Before beginning, check the handle type of your
model.
Handle Type 1
3
Handle Type 1
•Remove the cap (1) and two screws (2) with a flat head
screwdriver.
•Loosen the two screws (3), remove the handle (4) and
install all on the right side.
•Attach the cap and the two screws (that were previously
removed) on the left side (5).
Handle Type 2
1
2
4
5
Handle Type 2
It is not necessary to remove this type of handle.
3. Removing the Refrigerator Door
•Gently remove the top hinge cover with a flat head
screwdriver (1).
•Using the 10 mm open-end wrench, remove the three
bolts and raise the top hinge and place aside (2).
•Remove the pivot (3) and the cap (4), place them in
the opposite side (the cap will be placed in the right
side and the pivot on the left side).
•Slightly raise the refrigerator door (5) and remove it.
•Once the door has been taken off, remove the screws
(6), the bolt (7) and the pivot (8) located below this
and remove the hinge (9).
•Install the hinge (10) on the opposite side of the door,
replacing the screws (11), the bolt (12) and the pivot
(13).
10
1
13
4
12
2
11
3
•Take off the washer (14).
•Using the 1/4 inch hex socket wrench loosen the pin
(15) and remove.
•Remove the screws (16 & 17) and the hinge (18).
5
8
14
7
9
15
6
17
16
18
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
4. Removing the Freezer Door
•Before beginning, make sure you completely remove
the refrigerator door.
•Loosen the two screws from the base grille and remove
(1).
•Loosen and remove the two screws (2) and the pin (3).
•Raise and remove the freezer door (4) and set aside.
•Reinstall the pivot (8), the bolt (9) and screws (10) on
the bottom left side of the door.
8
9
3
10
2
4
•On the top part of the door, you will find a cap (11) and
a pivot (12). Remove them with a flat head screwdriver
and install them on the opposite side (the cap stays on
the right and the pivot on the left).
1
Pivot
11
5. Installing the Freezer Door
•On the bottom left side, you will find a screw, remove
it and re-screw it in on the right side. In the remaining
space, place the hinge (1) and connect it with the two
screws (2) and the bolt (3).
•Install the base grille (4).
Cap
12
2
•In the middle section of the refrigerator, you will find a
screw (13) and a cover (14). Remove them and reinstall
them on the right side (15).
3
1
13
15
14
4
•On the bottom right side of the door, you will find two
screws (5), a bolt (6) and 1 pivot (7). Remove them.
•Place the hinge in the middle part of the refrigerator
and install the four screws into the hinge (16 & 17).
7
16
6
5
15
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
•Take the freezer door and align the pivot holes up with •Install the hinge (3), assemble the three screws (4) and
the bolt holes and assemble them (18).
replace the hinge cover (5).
5
4
18
3
•Insert the pin into the hinge (19). (Ensure that it is
between the pivot and the freezer door).
•Replace the washer over the pin (20).
•Check to make sure that both doors close correctly.
Washer
19
AFTER COMPLETING INSTALLATION
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Make sure that the corners of the door seals are not
folded over. To ensure a good seal, apply a little silicon
grease on them.
Corners
6. Installing the Refrigerator Door
•Insert the door over the axis of the pin (1).
1
Corners
•Remove the cover (2) and place on the opposite side.
2
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
CLOSING AND ALIGNING THE DOORS
Aligning the Doors
If the spacing between the doors is uneven, follow the
instructions below to align them:
Closing the Doors
Your refrigerator has two front leveling screws, one on
the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems
unstable or if you would like the doors to close more
easily, simply adjust the inclination of the refrigerator by
following the instructions below:
1.Pry off the top hinge cover.
2.Loosen the screws from the top hinge using a 10 mm
socket or wrench.
1.Plug the refrigerator into a 3 prong grounded outlet.
Move the refrigerator into its final position.
3.Have someone help you hold the door in place or
place a spacer between the doors while tightening the
top hinge screws.
2.Remove the base grille (Refer to the section on
“Installation of Base Grille”).
3.Use a flat head screwdriver to adjust the leveling screws,
turning clockwise to raise the side of the refrigerator
and counter-clockwise to lower it. It may take several
turns to adjust it to the inclination you would like.
4.Replace the top hinge cover.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws.
This will make it easier to adjust the screws.
4.Open both doors again and check to make sure that
they close easily. If not, slightly tilt the refrigerator
further back by turning both leveling screws clockwise.
It may take several more turns. Make sure that you turn
both leveling screws the same amount.
5.Ensure that the refrigerator is even by using a level.
6.Replace the base grille.
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ENSURING PROPER AIR CIRCULATION
ADJUSTING THE CONTROLS
In order to obtain stable temperature, the air must flow
between the freezer and refrigerator sections. As shown
in the illustration below, the cold air enters through
the bottom part and circulates upward. This air returns
below the freezer floor and the rest of the air enters the
refrigerator section through the top vent.
•Your refrigerator has two controls that allow you to
regulate the temperature the freezer and refrigerator
compartments.
•Initially set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL and the
FREEZER CONTROL at position number “4”. Leave it
on these settings for 24 hours (one day) in order to
stabilize the refrigerator. After this you may adjust the
compartments to your desired temperature.
MULTI FLOW
The cooling fan operates more powerful and effective
than when in normal operation. This is especially
noticeable when new food is placed in the refrigerator
compartment. If the lining is damaged, water or other
substances could enter through the cool air vent causing
decreased efficiency.
•Refrigerator Control: Position 1 to 7 (32 ° F to 47 °F
or 0 °C to 8 °C)
The lower the degree, the colder the refrigerator
compartment will become.
•Freezer Control: Position 1 to 7 (-6 °F to 9 °F or -21
°C to -13 °C)
The lower the degree, the colder the freezer compartment
will become. Despite this, the compartment of the
refrigerator will be less cold because air flows in smaller
quantities.
•Ice Plus
Press the button Ice Plus. The LED light will turn on.
This function will remain activated for 24 hours and
intensify the cooling speed of the freezer and increase
ice production.
Do not block any of these vents with packages of food.
This can interrupt the flow of air and cause temperature
and moisture problems.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both
sections, any odors formed in one section will transfer
to the other. You must thoroughly clean both sections to
eliminate odors. To prevent odor transfer and drying out
of food, make sure you wrap or cover foods tightly (See
the “Food Storage Guide” section for details).
DOOR ALARM
With this feature you will hear an alarm when the freezer
or refrigerator door is ajar for more than 1 minute.
These tones will repeat every 30 seconds. The alarm is
cancelled when the door is properly shut.
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ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before
adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before adding
food to the refrigerator. The mid-settings indicated in the
previous section should be correct for normal household
refrigerator usage. The controls are set correctly when
milk or juice is cold to your liking and ice cream is firm.
ITEMS
Storing Fresh 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.
The refrigerator control functions as the thermostat for
the entire appliance. The higher the number setting, the
longer the compressor will run to keep the temperature
colder. The freezer control adjusts the cold air flow from
the freezer to the refrigerator. Setting the freezer control
to a lower temperature keeps more cold air in the freezer
compartment to make it colder.
If you need to adjust the temperature in the refrigerator
or freezer, begin by adjusting the refrigerator first. Wait
24 hours after the refrigerator adjustment to check the
freezer temperature. If it is too warm or too cold, then
adjust the freezer control as well.
Use the settings listed in the table below as a guide.
CONDITION/REASON:
RECOMMENDED
ADJUSTMENT:
REFRIGERATOR section
is too warm
•Opening the door often
•Adding a large amount
of food
•Room temperature is
very warm
Adjust the
REFRIGERATOR setting
to the next highest
number and wait 24
hours, then check.
FREEZER section is too
warm/ ice is made too
slowly
•Opening the door often
•Adding a large amount
of food
•Room temperature is
very low (not cycling
often enough)
•Using ice frequently
•Air vents blocked by
objects
Adjust the FREEZER
setting to the next
highest number and wait
24 hours, then check.
REFRIGERATOR section
is too cold
•Controls not set
correctly for your
conditions
Adjust the
REFRIGERATOR setting
to the next lowest
number and wait 24
hours, then check.
FREEZER section is too
cold
•Controls not set
correctly for your
conditions
Adjust the FREEZER
setting to the next lowest
number and wait 24
hours, then check.
HOW TO STORE
Remove any objects
blocking air flow.
Butter or
margarine
Store opened butter in a covered
dish or in a closed compartment.
When storing a larger quantity,
wrap in freezer packing and
freeze.
Cheese
Store in original packaging until
you are ready to use it. Once
opened, tightly rewrap with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Vegetables with
skins (carrots,
peppers)
Place in bags or plastic containers
inside the crisper.
Fruit
Wash and let dry; store in plastic
bags in the refrigerator. Do not
wash or pit berries until you
are ready to eat them. Berries
should be selected and kept in
their original packaging (if there
is any) or in a paper bag closed
halfway and set on a shelf.
Leafy Vegetables
Remove original packaging and
trim any dirty or discolored parts.
Wash in cold water and drain.
Place in a plastic bag or plastic
container and store in the crisper.
Fish
Consume fish or seafood the
same day purchased.
Chef Fresh
Store any meat in original airtight,
moisture-proof
packaging.
Rewrap if necessary
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic
wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic
containers with airtight lids can
also be used.
STORING FROZEN FOOD
NOTE: For more information on how to prepare food to
be frozen such in a way to see the period they can be
stored consult a frozen food guide or cook book.
Packaging
A great freezing depends on how great you package the
food. When you seal the package make sure you remove
all excess air and do not allow humidity. A package that
is incorrectly sealed will result in the transmission of bad
odors, contaminants inside your refrigerator and will
cause your foods to dry.
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REFRIGERATOR SECTION
Packaging Recommendations:
• Use sealed plastic containers.
• Use plastic containers with a smooth surface.
• Package with aluminum foil of high resistance.
• Wrap with paper layered with plastic.
• Use water proof plastic.
• Use recommended plastic bags to store frozen foods.
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
Follow these packaging or container instructions in order
to reach the best freezing.
The shelving of your refrigerator can be adjusted to
comply with your storage necessities; Depending on
the model you have in can include glass shelving or
wired shelving. The storing of your foods together and
adjusting the shelving to different heights will ease to
help you locate what you need. This also helps your
refrigerator to stay shut longer which will save you energy.
Do not use:
• Bread Wrapping.
• Plastic container not safe for storing.
• Containers without lids or seals.
• Waxed paper or waxed plastic.
• Thin wrapping paper or not water proof.
IMPORTANT: While your refrigerator glass shelving are
cold do not clean with hot or warm water. The glass
shelving may break if exposed to rapid temperature
changes or hard impacts. For your safety the glass
shelving are made out of tempered glass so when at
breaking they will fracture into tiny fragments.
Freezing
NOTE: Be careful while moving or relocating the shelves
they are heavy. If moving the shelves is required keep in
mind to locate them in a safe environment to prevent
them from breaking.
IMPORTANT: Do not keep bottles in the freezer
compartment, they may explode after freezing and
cause damage.
For the maximum use of your freezer do not store excess
food. Do not introduce a large amount of unfrozen foods
that cannot be frozen within 24 hours (no more than
2 – 3 pounds or ,91 kg - 1,36 kg of food per square
inch of space in the freezer). Sufficient space must be
left in order for the air to circulate properly around the
packages. Leave enough space in order to close your
refrigerator with out difficulty.
Adjusting Shelves
Remove the shelves and adjust them to your convenience.
•Removing Shelves
Incline the front of the shelf in the direction indicated by
figure 1 and lift in the direction indicated by figure 2. Pull
the shelf towards you.
1
Storage times can vary depending on the type and
quality of the food, the way its package, or packaging
container used, (in comparison to air and humidity), and
the temperature it being stored in. Ice crystals formed
inside your package are normal it indicates the air and
humidity inside your package have condensed.
NOTE: Let warm foods cool off at room temperature
for approximately 30 min, then wrap accordingly with
the methods mention above and freeze. By letting your
warm foods cool off before you introduce them to your
freezer it will save you energy.
WARNING
2
• Replacing Shelves
Incline the frontal part of the shelf (1) and guide the
shelf hooks towards the openings at the height desired.
Then lower the front of the shelf (2) so the hooks can be
inserted (3) in the shelf supports.
SUFFOCATING DANGER
Adequate ventilation is required when using dry ice.
Dry ice is Carbon Dioxide. When it evaporates it
produces oxygen, causing dizziness, slight headaches,
unconsciousness or death. Do not inhale these vapors
and properly ventilate the room while in use of dry ice.
1
3
2
NOTE: Make sure that the shelf is installed in the
horizontal manner. If not secured it can cause the shelves
to fall, which will cause your stored food to spill.
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CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL
Sliding Shelves (in some models)
You can slide some of the shelves in your refrigerator
towards inside or outside like explained below.
You can adjust the amount of humidity inside the drawers
by adjusting the control in a position between
and
.
For better preservation of the fruits allow air to leave
the vegetable drawer.
For a better conservation of vegetables allow the
maximum air in the drawer.
•To slide the shelf towards the outside: Pull towards you,
figure A.
•To slide the shelf towards the inside: Push until it
stops, figure B.
Figure A
Figure B
In order to remove a shelf from a metal frame
•Pull the shelf until it stops.
•Incline the front of the shelf towards the top and pull
forward.
•Lift the shelf in the manner it moves across the
support openings.
To put back into place just reverse these steps.
OPTIBIN CRISPERS
The OptiBin crisper maintains fruits and vegetables fresh
allowing you to easily control the humidity inside the
drawers. The Optibin crispers include 1) a front humidity
control and 2) a system that allows you to preserve or
avoid humidity.
1
Functional Shelves (Folding Shelves, in some models)
You can store tall articles like gallons or bottles just by
simply folding the shelf in half.
2
Removing the glass
• Lift the opening of the drawers and use a flat head
screw driver (1).
• Pull towards the top and then out (2).
2
FROZEN MEAT COMPARTMENT/ CHEF FRESH
SNACK PAN (in some models)
To remove the Frozen Meat Compartment
•Pull the frozen meat compartment forward while
holding it with your other hand, slightly lift and pull.
•To replace the frozen meat compartment just follow
the steps in reverse.
1
Removing the Vegetable Drawer / Crisper
• Slip out the drawer towards the outside until it stops
(1).
• Slightly lift the front part and pull the rest (2), in order
to completely remove the drawer.
• To relocate the drawer slip out towards the front until
it stops.
2
On some models
applies an independent
temperature control
1
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CRISPER COVER WITH INTERIOR LATTICE (in
some models)
Removing the Vegetable Drawer Cover
•Remove both drawers (see “Removing the Vegetable
Drawer/Crisper”).
•Hold onto the support (1) and pull towards the top and
then towards the outside (2).
Replacing the Interior Lattice
• For each rack insert the central edge 1 (near the glass
cover) and pull the cover sides to insert it.
2
1
Installing the Vegetable Drawer Cover
•Put the cover over the supports (1).
•Slightly lift the cover (2) while introducing it to the
support (3).
•Put the inferior piece of the cover in the superior
support (4).
FIXED REFRIGERATOR RACK
1
The fixed refrigerator racks is removable for easy cleaning
and adjusting.
Removing the Fixed Refrigerator Rack
• Remove the content from the rack.
• Press the rack against the door’s inner wall (1) and
then pull it up (2).
2
3
2
1
4
Replacing the Fixed Refrigerator Rack
•Hold the rack’s edge against the door’s inner wall.
•Press the rack until it stays in its position.
DOOR RACKS
CAUTION: Be careful when you handle the glass
•The racks can be moved along the door.
cover because it could loose.
Removing the Interior Lattice
•To remove the rack, raise it (1) and pull it (2).
• Remove the cover (See “Removing the Vegetable
Drawer Cover”).
• Hold the glass and spin the drawer cover (1).
• Hold the rack and pull the sides of the drawer cover
out to take them off (2).
1
2
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•To replace the rack again, slide it on the desirable
guide (1) and push it down (2) until it is tighten (You
will listen a “tick”).
1
FREEZER SECTION
ICE BIN (In some models)
•Pull the drawer as much as possible (1).
•Raise the ice box and take it out carefully (2).
•Take the drawer off as much as possible and put the
ice bin in the right position (3).
2
Drawer
2
•To move it to the last position, make sure all the racks
are well assembled and that they are not loosen.
1
Ice Bin
( (Correct)
(Incorrect)
3
WARNING: Somebody can be hurt if door racks
are not firmly assembled.
CAUTION: DO NOT allow children to play with
baskets. Sharp corners on baskets could cause
injury.
NOTE: DO NOT adjust a rack that is loaded with food.
DURABASE (in some models)
•To remove the Durabase, push it back, raise the front
part and pull it up (1).
•To put it back, insert the Durabase in the rail assembly
(2).
DAIRY COMPARTMENT
1
•Take out the Dairy Compartment, take it from the
down side, raise it (1) and pull it out (2) (See Figure A).
•Put the Dairy Compartment, slide it into the selected
rail and push down (1) until it is in place (See Figure B).
1
1
DURABASE DIVIDER (in some models)
The Durabase Divider allows organizing the Durabase
area in 2 sections.
2
Figure A
2
For moving the divider, just move
it in the direction that you want.
Figure B
EGG COMPARTMENT (in some models)
Keep the eggs compartment in an interior shelf, not in
a door rack.
CAUTION: Do not use the
eggs compartment as a
container for keeping ice in
the freezer compartment. If it
freezes, it could break easily.
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WARNING: There is enough space for the children
to play.
WARNING: In order to prevent accidents, such
as suffocation, DO NOT let children and pets play
inside the durabase.
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GLIDE-OUT DRAWER BASKET (in some models)
WIRED DURABASE (in some models)
• Pull the box as much as possible, pick up the basket a
bit (1) and pull it out (2).
• To take the wired durabase off, pull it to its maximum
extension (1) incline the frontal part of it a bit (2) and
then pull it out (see figure A).
• To install it again, insert the wired database in the
frame of rails (1) and push it until the end (2) (see
figure B).
1
2
1
1
• To install, pull the cords to their fullest (1). Lock the
supports of the basket into the slides of the cords (2)
and push it all the way through (3).
2
2
Figure A
Figure B
1
FREEZER SHELF (in some models)
•To take the shelf off, hold on to the front part of it and
pull it towards you (1).
•To put it back in, just push it back (2).
3
1
2
TILTING DOOR (in some models)
The tilting door provides an easy access to the frozen
food.
How to use:
Incline the door downwards and pull it out.
2
WARNING: Be careful when opening the door, do
not place your feet under the door or your hands
inside the freezer; you may hurt them in doing so.
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REFRIGERATOR CARE AND CLEANING
BACK COVER
WARNING
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Before you begin, either unplug the refrigerator or turn
off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
Do not use flammable cleaners. Not following these
instructions can cause death, explosion or fire.
NOTE: Back Cover should only
be removed by a qualified
technician.
The refrigerator, as well as the freezer, do their own
de-freezing. This process does not prevent the build
up of contaminants, therefore it is suggested that you
clean both parts once a month; clean spilled liquids
immediately.
In order to get an efficient
performance of your
refrigerator, clean the back cover
of it at least twice a year.
REFRIGERATOR CLEANING
REPLACING REFRIGERATOR LIGHTS
•Unplug your refrigerator.
•Pull out all of the removable parts (such as the
vegetable and doors racks).
•Use a clean sponge (or a soft rag) and use it with
lukewarm water mixed with detergent. Do not use
abrasive or concentrated cleaners.
•Hand wash it, and dry it thoroughly.
•Plug the refrigerator back in.
BACK
COVER
WARNING
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD
Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker
or fuse box.
NOTE: Moving the control to the OFF position does
not remove power to the light circuit.
NOTE: Not all light bulbs for electric-domestic products
will fit your refrigerator. When replacing them, make sure
they are the same size, shape, and of a potency of 40
watts.
OUTSIDE
Wax the outside in order to create better protection. Make
sure you use a product specifically design to be used
for electro-domestic products (car wax is acceptable).
Use a clean, soft rag, and perform this task twice a year.
For metal-made refrigerators, do not wax, simply clean
it with water and detergent. Do not use concentrated or
abrasive products.
NOTE: The light bulbs will turn off, if the door of the
refrigerator is left open for seven minutes. If the door is
closed, the bulbs will turn on again.
Replacing the Refrigerator Light:
•Unplug your refrigerator.
NOTE: Avoid the usage of chemical products that
contain phosphates or bleach.
•Pull out all of the shelves.
INSIDE (Allow freezer to slightly warm up a small
degree to prevent cloth from sticking)
•Slide a flat screwdriver (1) into the opening of the light
bulb, and pull it downwards (2).
In order to eliminate bad odors, clean the inside of
the refrigerator with a mixture of baking powder and
lukewarm water (one teaspoon of baking powder per cup
of water). Ensure that the powder dissolves thoroughly, in
order to prevent any sort of damage.
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DOOR LINING AND GASKETS
Use only a mild detergent (such as dish soap).
2
PLASTIC PARTS (Covers and Panels)
•Turn the bulb counter clockwise and remove it.
Do not use abrasive, paper or rough products. These
could damage the product.
•Install the new light bulb.
•Take the cover (1), lock the hooks (2) from the rear
part of the light bulb and push it upwards (3).
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REFRIGERATOR CARE AND CLEANING
REMEMBER: A full freezer will stay cooler than a partially
empty one. Also, a freezer containing meat pastries, or
any other baked food.
Food containing icicles can be frozen once again (this
process could alter the quality and flavor of the product).
If the food is in doubtful condition, get rid of it.
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WHEN GOING ON VACATION
If you decide to leave your refrigerator on when going
away, consider these steps:
1.Consume all of the perishable items and freeze the
rest.
2.Empty the ice bin.
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If you decide to leave your refrigerator off:
1.Remove all of the food.
2.Unplug your refrigerator.
3.Clean and dry it well.
4.Make sure the doors stay open (use blocks or tape) in
order to prevent bad odors and fungi from happening.
Replacing the Freezer light
•Unplug the refrigerator.
•Unlock the cover of the light bulb using your thumbs
(1).
•Remove the light bulb and replace it with a new one.
WHEN MOVING
If you decide to take your refrigerator with you when
moving, consider the following:
•Take the cover (2), lock the hooks of it (3) and push it
upwards (4).
1.Remove all of the food from it, and place the frozen
food in an ice chest with dry ice.
2.Unplug your refrigerator.
3.Empty the water from its tray.
4.Clean and dry it with a rag.
5.Pull out all of the removable parts, and wrap them with
adhesive tape.
6.Depending on the model of the refrigerator, lift the top
part of the refrigerator so it can roll with ease, or screw
the levelers so it will not scratch the floor. Consult to
the section “Closing and Aligning Doors”.
7.Keep the doors closed with the cable glued to the
refrigerator cabinet with an adhesive tape.
•Plug the refrigerator back in.
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3
2
When your refrigerator arrives to your home, put
everything back into place and read the section
“Refrigerator Installation” in order to obtain installation
preparation. In case your refrigerator has a factory ice
maker, remember you have to reconnect the water
supply.
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POWER INTERRUPTIONS
1.In case of a black out, call your electric company and
ask how long it will last.
2.In case of a 24 hour or less black out, do not open the
refrigerator; this will keep the food fresh.
3.In case of a longer black out, do one of the following
options:
• Pull out all of the frozen food and keep them in an ice
chest.
• Put 2 lbs (907 g) of frozen ice (make sure you use
gloves) for each square foot (28 L) inside the freezer.
This task will preserve the food fro 2 to 4 days.
• In case you do not possess neither ice chest or dry ice,
consume your food as soon as possible.
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ABOUT THE AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
NOTE: The automatic Ice maker is only included in some
models. Check your specifications of your refrigerator.
When the water connections are performed, turn its dial
to I (on).
The ice maker will fill up (and start making ice) between
12 and 24 hours after the refrigerator is turned on.
WARNING
PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD
Avoid contact with any moving parts of the ejector
mechanism or with the heater that releases the ice
cubes. DO NOT place your fingers in the automatic ice
maker when the refrigerator is plugged in.
Throw away the first batch of ice. Make sure that nothing
interferes with the sensor.
When the ice reaches the sensor, the ice maker will stop
to make ice immediately.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
It’s normal that some ice gets stuck. If the ice is not used
frequently, the older cubes of ice will be opaque in color,
smaller, and with a strange flavor.
Identify your ice maker type.
Type 1
YOU MUST TURN THE SWITCH TO O (OFF)
After turning on your refrigerator, the ice will start to be
made between 12 and 24 hours.
• When the water supply is interrupted for many hours.
• When the ice container is left out of its place for more
than one or two minutes.
• When the refrigerator will not be in use for various
days.
Ice Maker
NORMAL SOUNDS
Sensor
Cube Size Light
• The valve will emit a buzzing sound when the ice maker
is full of water. If the switch is placed in the off position
the buzz will still be heard even when the water pipe
has not been connected. To avoid this sound, move
switch to O (off) position.
Switch
Cube Size Button
The ice maker produces 8 per cycle (in between 100
and 130 cubes in a 24 hour period), depending on the
temperature of the freezer, the times in which the door
opens, and other using conditions (amount of food in
the freezer, etc).
NOTE: The ice maker can get damaged if the switch is
kept in the ON position before the water pipe has been
connected.
• While the ice maker is filling up with water and
producing ice, you will hear the sound of the ice falling
and water flowing through the pipes.
NOTE: If the size of the ice cube is smaller or bigger
than what you desire, you can adjust its size by pushing
the selective button. This button changes the pressure of
the water, which can give considerable results.
PREPARING FOR VACATIONS
Each time you push the selective button, a light will turn
on. The bigger the amount that turns on, the bigger the
size of the cubes will be.
Move the ice maker switch to the O (off) position and cut
the flow of water going into the refrigerator.
If room temperature is at freezing point, have a
specialized technician drain the flow of water from the
inner pipes (certain models) to avoid broken pipe related
damage.
Type 2
Ice maker
Switch
Sensor
The ice maker produces 12 cubes per cycle (in between
80 and 100 cubes in a 24 hour period), depending on
the temperature of the freezer, the times in which the
door opens, and other using conditions (amount of food
in the freezer, etc).
If the refrigerator is used before the connection of water
to the ice maker was performed, you must turn its dial
to O (off).
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
NOTE: It is necessary to have a water source when both
water and/or ice dispensers are available in your product.
BEFORE START
The water source is not guaranteed by the refrigerator
manufacturer. Follow instructions carefully in order to
reduce damage.
Air located inside the water pipes can cause hammering
or tapping causing damage to the inner pipes or water
spillage in the inside of the refrigerator. Call a qualified
plumber to fix such hammering on the connections
before installing the water pipe.
To avoid burn damage or such, never connect refrigerator
to hot water pipes.
If you are to use the refrigerator before connecting it
to the water source, make sure the ice maker is the off
position.
Never attempt to install the ice maker pipes in areas
where room temperature is below freezing point.
When using any electrical device (like a drill) during
the installation, make sure device is doubly isolated or
making ground to prevent risk of electrical surge or
discharge.
All installations should be done considering local water
and drainage requirements.
• If an inverted osmosis water filtration system is
connected to the cold water source, the water hose
installation is not assured or guaranteed by the
refrigerator or automated ice maker manufacturer.
Follow the next instructions carefully to minimize costly
water related damages.
• When having an inverted osmosis water filtration
system connected to the cold-water flow, the water
pressure for such system must be at least between
40-60 PSI or 0,27 MPa (2,8 kg · f / cm ² ~ 4,2 kg · f
/ cm ², (2,8 kg · f / cm ² ~ 4,2 kg · f / cm ², less than
2 ~ 3 seconds to fill a 7 oz of capacity cup [0,2 liters]).
• If the inverted osmosis water filtration system pressure
is less than 21 PSI or 0,14 MPa (1,5 kg · f / cm ², more
than four (4) seconds to fill a 7 oz of capacity cup [0,2
liters]):
a) Identify if the sediments filter in the inverted osmosis
system is being blocked. Replace filter if necessary.
b) Allow inverted osmosis system storage tank to refill
after extensive usage.
c) Call a qualified plumber if the inverted osmosis water
pressure problem continues.
REQUIREMENTS
• 1/4” (6,35 mm) in diameter copper pipe to
connect refrigerator to the water pipe.
Make sure both terminals are cut in
a squared manner.
To determine how much pipe material is needed,
measures the distances between the valves located
behind the refrigerator and the source of water and add
to that 8 feet (2,4 m). Make sure there is sufficient pipe
material to allow the free movement of the refrigerator
from the wall
• A cold water source. Water pressure should be between
0,138 and 0,82 MPa or 20 and 120 PSI for models not
containing water filter and between 0,276 and 0,82
MPa or 40 and 120 PSI for models containing water
filter.
• A drill.
• Adjustable 1/2” (12,7 mm) key.
• Flat and Phillips style (star) screwdriver.
• Two 1/4” (6,35 mm) diameter
compression nuts with two
sides to connect the copper
pipe to the refrigerator valve.
If your current copper pipe has some reduction on the
ends, it will be necessary to get and
adaptor (found in hardware stores)
to connect the water line to the
refrigerator. It is also possible to cut
such reductions with a pipe cutter
and use the compression connections mentioned above.
• Bypass valve to connect to the cold water line. The
valve must have a water opening with an interior 5/32”
(3,46 mm) diameter in the cold-water connection
point. These valves can be
located in any cold-water
connection package. Before
buying make sure such valve
meets local standards and
requirements.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Install the valve to the pipe that you use to drink water.
(Connect only to a potable water source).
CAUTION: Connect to potable water supply only.
1. CLOSE THE MAIN WATER SOURCE
Open the nearest water faucet to let water flow and
empty pipes.
2. SELECT THE LOCATION OF THE VALVE
Select the location of the valve that
will provide a better access. It is best
to connect to a vertical pipeline. When
connecting to a horizontal pipeline is
necessary, make the connection in the
lateral or upper area instead of the
lower area to prevent accumulation of
sediment.
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
3. DRILL A HOLE FOR THE VALVE
the pipe is completely inserted into the valve. Tighten
nut carefully.
Drill a 1/4” (6,35 mm) diameter
hole in the water pipeline.
Remove jagged edges produces
after perforation. Make sure water
does not reach the drill. Not
performing the 1/4” (6,35 mm)
perforation can lead to a low or
smaller ice production.
Saddle Type
Shutoff Valve
Compression Nut
Packing Nut
4. TIGHTEN THE VALVE
Outlet Valve
Tight the valve into the cold water pipeline with a tube
trap.
Ferule (sleeve)
NOTE: Codes for 248 CMR pipelines of the state of
Massachusetts must be attached to the connection.
Valves of this type are banned in Massachusetts. Call an
authorized plumber.
Pipe Clamp
8. DRAIN THE PIPE
Saddle Type
Shutoff Valve
Open the main water source (1) and drain the pipe until
water comes out clear.
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
NOTE: Codes for 248 CMR pipelines of the state of
Massachusetts must be attached to the connection.
Valves of this type are banned in Massachusetts. Call an
authorized plumber.
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5. TIGHTEN THE TRAP
Allow water flow from the bypass valve (2) and close after
draining 1/4 of a gallon (1L) of water.
Tighten the trap until the sealing ring begins to grow.
NOTE: Make sure it is not too tight, this can break the
pipe.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Inlet End
Clamp Screw
2
9. CONNECT PIPE TO REFRIGERATOR
6. PLACE THE PIPELINE
NOTES:
• Before making connection to refrigerator, make sure
it is not connected to any energy source. If your
refrigerator does not have a water filter, it is advised
to install one.
• If your water source contains sand or related particles
that can travel to the valve, install a water filter near the
refrigerator.
Place the pipeline between the cold water pipe and the
refrigerator. Place it through a hole in the wall or floor
(behind the refrigerator or next to the cabinet) as close
to the wall as possible.
NOTE: Make sure there is a sufficient amount of extra
pipeline (8 feet [244 mm] coiled up three times with a
10” [25 cm] in diameter) to allow free movement of the
refrigerator from the wall after installation was made.
IMPORTANT: Never use old or used hoses. Always use
new ones to have a better use and experience. Connect
always to a potable water source to avoid security and
health issues.
7. CONNECT PIPELINE TO VALVE
Place the compression nut and the copper pipe ferule at
the end of the pipe and connect to the valve. Make sure
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
• Remove the ring plug (1) from the valve located at the
top of such device.
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12. TURN ICE MAKER ON
Turn ice maker switch into the ON position. Ice maker
will start only after reaching its operating temperature
of 15 °F (-9 °C) or less. It will automatically begin the ice
production if switch is located in the ON position.
• Place compression nut and the ferule at the end of the
pipeline. Insert pipeline into the connection valve as far
as possible. Hold tightly while holding pipeline.
Compression
Nut 1/4”
Ferule
Hold on to the pipe from the handles or grabbers located
behind the refrigerator, loosing first the bolt holding the
handle. Afterwards, insert pipe into the hole and tighten
bolt to finalize.
10. OPEN THE BYPASS VALVE
Tighten all connections
containing leaks. Place
access cover back on
compressor.
11. CONNECT TO REFRIGERATOR
Fix pipeline in a way that
it does not vibrate on the
refrigerator or wall. Push
refrigerator against wall.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator might produce certain noises that •You will hear a bell sound caused by the flow of the
your previous refrigerator did not. It is normal if you worry.
refrigerant, water pipe or objects located on the superior
Most of the new sounds you will be hearing are actually
part of the refrigerator.
normal and expected. Hard surfaces like walls or floor
can increase sounds and make them sound louder than •Your refrigerator is designed to work efficiently to
they really are. The following list has a description of such
preserve your food at the desired temperature using
sounds along with their causes.
the least of energy. You will be able to hear a pulsing
sound coming from the ventilators and the evaporator.
The speed of the ventilator can speed up when you
open the refrigerator door.
•After each cycle you will hear a dripping sound due to
the refrigerant liquid in your refrigerator.
•Contraction and expansion of the inner walls can cause
a slight popping sound.
•You will hear a dripping sound caused during the
thawing cycle.
•During the defrosting cycle the water might cause a
dripping sound.
•You can hear some tight air sound over the capacitor
caused by the fan.
•Running water can be heard during the defrosting
•The thawing timer will make a “click” sound when such
cycle.
timer will start and finish. Temperature controlling
device will also make a “click” sound at the beginning •Due to its low energy consumption design of the
and ending of the refrigerator cycle.
refrigerator; the fans will remain of, while the on-off
switch activated the internal light of bin.
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
THE
REFRIGERATOR
WON´T TURN ON
•The plug is correctly positioned.
•Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper
•A fuse has gone bad or the circuit
voltage.
presents failures.
•Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
•The refrigerator is in the defrosting •Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
cycle.
STRANGE SOUNDS
OR SNOOZING/
VIBRATIONS
•The refrigerator is not correctly •You need to adjust the leveling screws due the
positioned.
floor is unleveled or weak. Read the Installation
section.
•The refrigerator is plugged.
•The light bulbs are loose.
•Plug the refrigerator in a right voltage plug.
•Unplug the refrigerator. Unscrew the Light bulb
and screw it again (Read the section Refrigerator
Care and Cleaning). Plug again.
•Unplug the refrigerator before changing the light
bulb. Replace the bulb with a same 40 watts bulb
for your local store. (Read the section Replacing
Refrigerator Lights).
THE LIGHT WON’T
TURN ON
•A light bulb has gone bad.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
IT LOOKS LIKE
THE COMPRESSOR
MOTOR STAYS ON
TOO LONG
Possible Causes
Solutions
•The replaced refrigerator was an •Modern refrigerators with a bigger storage
older model.
capacity require longer periods of operation.
•The room temperature is hotter that •The motor will continue working when the room
usual.
temperature is high. The motor might be on
between 40% or 80% of the time. In high
temperature conditions, the capacitor might run
on periods of time.
•The door is being opened very often •When adding or opening the door of the
or there has been a big amount of
refrigerator, it warms it up. It’s normal that the
food in storage.
refrigerator to run more that usual in order to cool
the bins. (Read the section Food Storage Guide).
To save energy, take what you need at once, order
your food in order so it can be easily found and
close the door immediately soon after you took
out the food.
•The refrigerator is plugged and the •The refrigerator will take 24 hours to cool down
control has been adjusted correctly.
completely.
•Doors won’t close correctly.
•Push firmly the Doors. If they don’t close. Read
Doors will not close completely below.
•The condenser pipes are dirty.
•This will stop the air transfer and marked the
motor to work longer and harder. Clean the pipes
of the condenser.
•The refrigerator is not leveled.
DOORS WILL
NOT CLOSE
COMPLETELY
•The food packages are blocking the
doors.
•The ice bin, the vegetable bin, the
panels and the shelves from the
door are out of place or position.
•The gaskets are sticking.
•The refrigerator wobbles or looks
instable.
•The doors were removed during
the installation and they weren’t
properly setup.
•Read Refrigerator Installation section to level
refrigerator.
•Adjust the food bins in order to free space
between the doors and the shelves.
•Push the containers and place the vegetable cover
lid, the panels, shelves and any other container or
bin in their right positions. Read the section Using
your Refrigerator.
•Clean the seal rings and the surface they might be
in contact with. Use a piece of cloth with a small
amount of paraffin and apply it over the seal rings.
•Level the refrigerator. Read the section Closing
and Aligning the Doors.
•Remove and place again the door according to
the section Refrigerator Doors: How to remove
and reverse.
THERE´S ICE ON
THE FOOD
•The door hasn’t been closed •Read Doors Will not Close Completely already
completely.
mentioned.
•The door is frequently opened.
•When the door is opened, warm, humid air is
allowed in the freezer resulting in frost.
THERE IS A WEIRD
TASTE AND SMELL
IN THE ICE
•The ice maker has been installed
correctly.
•The ice has been on storage too
long.
•The food hasn’t been packed in the
correct way.
•The water supply contains mineral
and sulfur.
•The inside of the refrigerator need
cleaning.
•The ice bin needs cleaning.
THERE´S WATER IN
THE DRAINING BIN
•The refrigerator is in defrosting •The water will evaporate. It is normal that some
cycle.
water falls on the bin.
•It’s more humid that usual.
•It might take a while for the water to evaporate.
This is normal when the weather is hot and humid.
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•Don’t use the first ices made.
•Dispose of that old ice and make new.
•Pack again the food because it can transfer odors
and tastes to the ice.
•You might need to install a filter in order to
eliminate the odors and taste problems.
•Read the section Refrigerator Care and Cleaning.
•Empty the bin and discard the old ice cubes.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Possible Causes
Solutions
THE
REFRIGERATOR
SEEMS TO MAKE
TOO MUCH NOISE
•The sounds may be normal for your •Refer to the Understanding Sounds You May Hear
refrigerator.
section.
THE ICE MAKER IS
NOT PRODUCING
ICE OR ICE CUBES
ARE FREEZING
TOO SLOWLY
•The smallest size of ice cubes is •Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice production.
selected.
See the Adjusting the Controls section.
•Door left open.
•Check to see if something is holding the door
open.
THE ICE CUBES
ARE TOO SMALL
•Smaller cube size level is selected.
•The water supply valve is blocked.
•Select a bigger size for the ice cubes.
•Call a plumber to clean the valve.
•The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
THE DOORS ARE
HARD TO OPEN
•Clean the gaskets and surface that they are in
contact with. Use a damp cloth with paraffin also
apply over the seal rings.
•The door opens itself as soon as •When you open the door, the warm air enters
you close it.
the refrigerator. When this air is cooled down it
occupies less volume and creates a vacuum effect.
If it is difficult to open wait 5 minutes then check.
THE ICE MAKER
DOES NOT WORK
•The ice maker is off.
•Turn the ice maker to the position on (I).
•The water supply is down or not •Read the section Connecting the Water Line.
plugged.
•The freezer temperature is warm.
•Wait 24 hrs for the freezer to reach its ideal
temperature.
•The ice cubes turn off the ice maker. •Hand level the ice cubes.
•The air vents are blocked. The •With your hand find the vents and move and
cool air flows from freezer to the
package that might be blocking the air flow. See
refrigerator and returns thru the
the Multi Flow Section.
vents that dive this section.
•The doors open very easily.
•When the doors are opened the warm and humid
air enters. To keep your refrigerator cool, take what
you need once and you’re your food organized to
make it easy to find it. Close the door a soon as
you can.
•The refrigerator control has not been •Wait 24 hours to stabilize the temperature. If the
THE TEMPERATURE
adjusted for the room conditions.
temperature is cold or hot, move the control until
IS TOO HOT
the desire temperature is reached.
OR THERE´S
•A large amount of food is just been •After adding food to the refrigerator this will warm
HUMIDITY FORMED
placed inside the refrigerator.
up. It might take some hours for the refrigerator to
INSIDE THE
reach its temperature.
REFRIGERATOR
•The food has not been well packed •Wrap the food evenly and before packing anything
dry all the bins to avoid humidity. If it is necessary,
in each bin.
pack the food according to the section Food
Storage Guide.
•The doors haven’t been closed •Read Doors will not Close Correctly section.
correctly.
•In humid weathers, the air contains humidity,
•The weather is humid.
which introduces it self if the doors are opened.
•It’s normal that some water props get formed
•The auto-defrosting cycle is over.
after the defrosting cycle is completed.
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