Samsung | SR398PBTC | Samsung RT5000 Top Freezer Twin Cooling Plus™, 318 L User Manual

Refrigerator
User manual
Free Standing Appliance
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Contents
Safety information
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Contents
Important safety symbols and precautions:
Severe warning signs for transportation and site
Critical installation warnings
Installation cautions
Critical usage warnings
Usage cautions
Cleaning cautions
Critical disposal warnings
Additional tips for proper usage
Saving Energy Tips
This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as
Instructions about the WEEE
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Installation
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Refrigerator at a glance
Step-by-step installation
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Operations
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Feature panel
Special features
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Maintenance
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Handle and care
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Cleaning47
Replacement47
Troubleshooting
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General48
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Safety information
• Before using your new Samsung Refrigerator, please read
this manual thoroughly to ensure that you know how to
operate the features and functions that your new appliance
offers safely and efficiently.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory, or
mental capabilities, or those who lack experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years
and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge
if they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play
with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall
not be made by children without supervision.
• Warnings and Important Safety Instructions in this manual
do not cover all possible conditions and situations that
may occur.
It is your responsibility to use common sense, caution,
and care when installing, maintaining, and operating your
appliance.
• Because these following operating instructions cover
various models, the characteristics of your refrigerator
may differ slightly from those described in this manual and
not all warning signs may be applicable. If you have any
questions or concerns, contact your nearest service center
or find help and information online at www.samsung.com.
Safety information
Safety information
• R-600a or R-134a is used as a refrigerant. Check the
compressor label on the rear of the appliance or the rating
label inside the fridge to see which refrigerant is used for
your refrigerator. When this product contains flammable
gas (Refrigerant R-600a), contact your local authority in
regard to safe disposal of this product.
• In order to avoid the creation of a flammable gas-air
mixture if a leak in the refrigerating circuit occurs, the size
of the room in which the appliance may be sited depends
on the amount of refrigerant used.
• Never start up an appliance showing any signs of damage.
If in doubt, consult your dealer. The room must be 1 m³
in size for every 8 g of R-600a refrigerant inside the
appliance.
The amount of refrigerant in your particular appliance is
shown on the identification plate inside the appliance.
• Refrigerant squirting out of the pipes could ignite or cause
an eye injury. When refrigerant leaks from the pipe, avoid
any naked flames and move anything flammable away
from the product and ventilate the room immediately.
- Failing to do so may result in fire or explosion.
• It is hazardous for anyone other than an Authorised
Service Person to service this appliance. In Queensland
– the authorized Service Person MUST hold a Gas Work
Authorisation or Licence for hydrocarbon refrigerants, to
carry out Servicing or repairs which involve the removal of
covers. (For Australia only)
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Warning; Risk of fire / flammable materials
WARNING
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in severe personal
injury or death.
CAUTION
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in minor personal
injury or property damage.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and
others.
Please follow them carefully.
After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
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Safety information
Important safety symbols and precautions:
Safety information
Severe warning signs for transportation and site
WARNING
Safety information
• When transporting and installing the appliance,care should
be taken to ensure that no parts of the refrigerating circuit
are damaged.
- Refrigerant leaking from the pipe work could ignite
or cause an eye injury. If a leak is detected, avoid any
naked flames or potential sources of ignition and air
the room in which the appliance is standing for several
minutes.
- This appliance contains a small amount of isobutane
refrigerant (R-600a), a natural gas with high
environmental compatibility that is, however, also
combustible. When transporting and installing the
appliance, care should be taken to ensure that no parts
of the refrigerating circuit are damaged.
Critical installation warnings
WARNING
• Do not install the refrigerator in a damp location or place
where it may come in contact with water.
- Deteriorated insulation on electrical parts may cause an
electric shock or fire.
• Do not place this refrigerator in direct sunlight or expose it
to the heat from stoves, room heaters, or other appliances.
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Safety information
• Do not plug several appliances into the same multiple
power strip. The refrigerator should always be plugged
into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage
rating that matches the voltage listed on the refrigerator’s
rating plate.
- This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading of house wiring circuits, which could cause
a fire hazard from overheated wires.
• If the wall socket is loose, do not insert the power plug.
- There is a risk of electric shock of fire.
• Do not use a power cord that has cracks or abrasion
damage along its length or at either end.
• Do not bend the power cord excessively or place heavy
objects on it.
• Do not pull or excessively bend the power cord.
• Do not twist or tie the power cord.
• Do not hook the power cord over a metal object, place a
heavy object on the power cord, insert the power cord
between objects, or push the power cord into the space
behind the appliance.
• When moving the refrigerator, be careful not to roll over or
damage the power cord.
- This may result in an electric shock or fire.
• Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power
cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from
the outlet.
- Damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit, fire, and/
or electric shock.
• Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans
with a flammable propellant in this appliance.
Safety information
Safety information
• Do not install this appliance near a heater or inflammable
material.
• Do not install this appliance in a location where gas may
leak.
- This may result in an electric shock or fire.
• This refrigerator must be properly located and installed in
accordance with the instructions in this manual before you
use it.
• Connect the power plug in the proper position with the
cord hanging down.
- If you connect the power plug upside down, the wire
can get cut off and cause a fire or electric shock.
• Make sure that the power plug is not crushed or damaged
by the back of the refrigerator.
• Keep the packing materials out of reach of children.
- There is a risk of death from suffocation if a child puts
the packing materials on his or her head.
• The appliance must be positioned so that the plug is
accessible after installation.
- Failing to do so may result in an electric shock or fire
due to electric leakage.
• Do not install this appliance in a humid, oily or dusty
location, in a location exposed to direct sunlight and water
(rain drops).
- Deteriorated insulation of electrical parts may cause an
electric shock or fire.
• If any dust or water is in the refrigerator, pull out power
plug and contact your Samsung Electronics service center.
- Otherwise there is a risk of fire.
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Safety information
• Do not stand on top of the appliance or place objects (such
as laundry, lighted candles, lighted cigarettes, dishes,
chemicals, metal objects, etc.) on the appliance.
- This may result in an electric shock, fire, problems with
the product, or injury.
• You need to remove all the protective plastic film before
you initially plug the product in.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the snap rings used for door adjustment or the
water tube clips.
- There is risk of death by suffocation if a child swallows
a snap ring or water tube clip. Keep the snap rings and
water tube clips out of children’s reach.
• The refrigerator must be safely grounded.
- Always make sure that you have grounded the
refrigerator before attempting to investigate or repair
any part of the appliance. Power leakages can cause
severe electric shock.
• Never use gas pipes, telephone lines, or other potential
lightning attractors as an electrical ground.
- You must ground the refrigerator to prevent any power
leakages or electric shocks caused by current leakage
from the refrigerator.
- This may result in an electric shock, fire, explosion, or
problems with the product.
• Plug the power plug into the wall socket firmly. Do not use
a damaged power plug, damaged power cord, or loose wall
socket.
- This may result in an electric shock or fire.
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Safety information
Safety information
• If the power cord is damaged, have it replaced
immediately by the manufacturer or one of its service
agents.
• The fuse on the refrigerator must be changed by a
qualified technician or service company.
- Failing to do so may result in an electric shock or
personal injury.
• When positioning the appliance, ensure the supply cord is
not trapped or damaged.
• Do not locate multiple portable socket-outlets or portable
power supplies at the rear of the appliance.
Installation cautions
CAUTION
• Allow sufficient space around the refrigerator and install it
on a flat surface.
- Keep the ventilation space in the appliance enclosure or
mounting structure clear of obstructions.
• Allow the appliance to stand for 2 hours before loading
foods after installation and turning on.
• We strongly recommend you have a qualified technician or
service company install the refrigerator.
- Failing to do so may result in an electric shock, fire,
explosion, problems with the product, or injury.
• Overload on any one door may fell the refrigerator,
causing physical injury.
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Critical usage warnings
WARNING
Safety information
• Do not insert the power plug into a wall socket with wet
hands.
- This may result in an electric shock.
• Do not store articles on the top of the appliance.
- When you open or close the door, the articles may fall
and cause personal injury and/or material damage.
• Do not insert hands, feet or metal objects (such as
chopsticks, etc.) into the bottom or the back of the
refrigerator.
- This may result in an electric shock or injury.
- Any sharp edges may cause a personal injury.
• Do not touch the inside walls of the freezer or products
stored in the freezer with wet hands.
- This may cause frostbite.
• Do not put a container filled with water on the refrigerator.
- If spilled, there is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Do not keep volatile or flammable objects or substances
(benzene, thinner, propane gas, alcohol, ether, LP gas, and
other such products) in the refrigerator.
- This refrigerator is for storing food only.
- This may result in fire or explosion.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
- Keep fingers out of “pinch point” areas. Clearances
between the doors and cabinet are necessarily small. Be
careful when you open the doors if children are in the
area.
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Safety information
• Do not let children hang on the door or door bins. A
serious injury may occur.
• Do not let children go inside the refrigerator. They could
become trapped.
• Do not insert your hands into the bottom area under the
appliance.
- Any sharp edges may cause personal injury.
• Do not store pharmaceutical products, scientific materials,
or temperature sensitive products in the refrigerator.
- Products that require strict temperature controls must
not be stored in the refrigerator.
• Do not place or use electrical appliance inside
the refrigerator/freezer, unless they are of a type
recommended by the manufacturer.
• If you smell pharmaceutical or smoke, pull out power plug
immediately and contact your Samsung Electronics service
center.
• If any dust or water is in Refrigerator, pull out power plug
and contact your Samsung Electronics service center.
- Otherwise there is a risk of fire.
• Do not let children step on a drawer.
- The drawer may break and cause them to slip.
• Do not leave the doors of the refrigerator open while the
refrigerator is unattended and do not let children enter
inside the refrigerator.
• Do not allow babies or children go inside the drawer.
- It can cause death from suffocation by entrapment or
personal injury.
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Safety information
• Do not overfill the refrigerator with food.
- When you open the door, an item may fall out and
cause personal injury or material damage.
• Do not spray volatile material such as insecticide onto the
surface of the appliance.
- As well as being harmful to humans, it may also result
in an electric shock, fire, or problems with the product.
• Do not use or place any substances sensitive to
temperature such as flammable sprays, flammable objects,
dry ice, medicine, or chemicals near or inside of the
refrigerator.
• Do not use a hair dryer to dry the inside of the
refrigerator. Do not place a lighted candle in the
refrigerator for removing bad odours.
- This may result in an electric shock or fire.
• Fill the water tank, ice tray and water cubes only with
potable water (mineral water or purified water).
- Do not fill the tank with tea, juice or sports drink, this
may damage the refrigerator.
• Do not stand on top of the appliance or place objects (such
as laundry, lighted candles, lighted cigarettes, dishes,
chemicals, metal objects, etc.) on the appliance. This may
result in an electric shock, fire, problems with the product,
or injury. Do not put a container filled with water on the
appliance.
- If spilled, there is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Do not use mechanical devices or any other means
to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
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Safety information
Safety information
• Never stare directly at the UV LED lamp for long periods of
time.
- This may result in eye strain due to the ultraviolet rays.
• Do not put fridge shelf in upside down. Shelf stopper could
not work.
- It may cause a personal injury because of glass shelf
drop.
• Keep fingers out of “pinch point” areas. Clearances
between the doors and cabinet are necessarily small. Be
careful when you open the doors if children are in the area.
• If a gas leak is detected, avoid any naked flames or
potential sources of ignition, and air the room in which the
appliance is standing for several minutes.
- Do not touch the appliance or power cord.
- Do not use a ventilating fan.
- A spark may result in explosion or fire.
• Use only the LED Lamps provided by the manufacturer or
its service agents.
• Bottles should be stored tightly together so that they do
not fall out.
• This product is intended only for the storage of food in a
domestic environment.
• Do not attempt to repair, disassemble, or modify the
refrigerator yourself.
- Unauthorized modifications can cause safety problems.
To reverse an unauthorized modification, we will charge
the full cost of parts and labor.
• Do not use any fuse (such as cooper, steel wire, etc.) other
than a standard fuse.
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• If your refrigerator needs to be repaired or reinstalled,
contact your nearest service center.
- Failing to do so may result in an electric shock, fire,
problems with the product, or injury.
• If the interior or exterior LED lamp has gone out, contact
your nearest service center.
• If the refrigerator emits a burning smell or smoke, unplug
the refrigerator immediately and contact your Samsung
Electronics service center.
- Failing to do so may result in an electric or fire hazards.
• Pull the power plug out of the socket before changing the
interior lamps of the refrigerator.
- Otherwise, there is a risk of electric shock.
• If you experience difficulty changing a non-LED light,
contact a Samsung service center.
• If the product is equipped with LED lamps, do not
disassemble the Lamp Covers and LED lamps yourself.
- Contact a Samsung service center.
• Plug the power plug into the wall socket firmly.
• Do not use a damaged power plug, damaged power cord or
loose wall socket.
- This may result in an electric shock or fire.
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Usage cautions
CAUTION
Safety information
• Do not re-freeze frozen foods that have thawed
completely. Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in
the freezer compartment. Do not put bottles or glass
containers in the freezer.
- When the contents freeze, the glass may break and
cause personal injury.
• Use only the ice maker provided with the refrigerator.
• To get the best performance from the product:
- Do not place food too close to the vents at the rear of
the refrigerator as this can obstruct free air circulation
in the refrigerator compartment.
- Wrap food up properly or place it in airtight containers
before putting it into the refrigerator.
- Do not place glass bottles or carbonated beverages
into the freezer. They can freeze and break. Broken
beverage containers can cause injury.
- Please observe maximum storage times and expiration
dates of frozen goods.
• Do not place glass or bottles or carbonated beverages into
the freezer.
- The container may freeze and break, and this may
result in injury.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer
compartment. Do not put bottles or glass containers in the
freezer.
- When the contents freeze, the glass may break and
cause personal injury and property damage.
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• Service Warranty and Modification.
- Any changes or modifications performed by a 3rd
party on this finished appliance are not covered
under Samsung warranty service, nor is Samsung
responsible for safety issues that result from 3rd party
modifications.
• Do not block the air vents inside the refrigerator.
- If the air vents are blocked, especially with a plastic
bag, the refrigerator can be over cooled. If a cooling
period lasts too long, the water filter may break and
cause water leakage.
• Use only the ice-maker provided with the refrigerator.
• Wipe excess moisture from the inside and leave the doors
open.
- Otherwise, odor and mold may develop.
• If the refrigerator is disconnected from the power supply,
you should wait for at least five minutes before plugging it
back in.
• When the refrigerator got wet by water, pull out the power
plug and contact your Samsung Electronics service center.
• Do not strike or apply excessive force to any glass surface.
- Broken glass may result in a personal injury and/or
property damage.
• Fill the water tank and ice cube trays with potable water
only (tap water, mineral water, or purified water).
- Do not fill the tank with tea or a sports drink. This may
damage the refrigerator.
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• Be careful that your
fingers are not caught in.
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• The lamps in the freezer and refrigerator can be turned off
if the doors of the freezer and refrigerator are left open
for 2 seconds or longer.
- The lamps will turn back on when the doors are closed
and opened again.
• If the refrigerator is flooded, make sure to contact your
nearest service center.
- There is a risk of electric shock or fire.
• Do not keep vegetable oil in your refrigerator’s door bins.
The oil can solidify, making it foul-tasting and difficult to
use. In addition, the open container can leak and the leaked
oil can cause the door bin to crack. After opening an oil
container, it is best to keep the container in a cool and
shaded place such as a cupboard or pantry.
- Examples of vegetable oil: olive oil, corn oil, grape-seed
oil, etc.
Cleaning cautions
CAUTION
• Do not spray water directly on the inside or outside the
refrigerator.
- There is a risk of fire or electric shock.
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Safety information
• Do not use a hair dryer to dry the inside of the
refrigerator.
• Do not place a lighted candle in the refrigerator to remove
bad odors.
- This may result in an electric shock or fire.
• Do not spray cleaning products directly on the display.
- Printed letters on the display may come off.
• If any foreign substance such as water has entered the
appliance, unplug the power plug and contact your nearest
service center.
- Failing to do so may result in an electric shock or fire.
• Use a clean, dry cloth to remove any foreign matter or dust
from the power plug blades. Do not use a wet or damp
cloth when cleaning the plug.
- Otherwise, there is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Do not clean the appliance by spraying water directly onto
it.
• Do not use benzene, thinner, or Clorox, Chloride for
cleaning.
- They may damage the surface of the appliance and may
cause a fire.
• Never put fingers or other objects into the dispenser hole.
- It may cause a personal injury or material damage.
• Before cleaning or performing maintenance, unplug the
appliance from the wall socket.
- Failing to do so may result in an electric shock or fire.
• Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
warm water to clean the refrigerator.
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Safety information
• Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers such as window
sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, muriatic
acid, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches,
or cleansers containing petroleum products on exterior
surfaces (doors and cabinet), plastic parts, door and interior
liners, and gaskets.
- These can scratch or damage the material.
• Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water
when they are cold. Glass shelves and covers may break if
exposed to sudden temperature changes or impacts such
as bumping or dropping.
Critical disposal warnings
WARNING
• Please dispose of the packaging material from this product
in an environmentally friendly manner.
• Ensure that none of the pipes on the back of the
refrigerator are damaged prior to disposal.
• R-600a or R-134a is used as a refrigerant. Check the
compressor label on the rear of the appliance or the rating
label inside the fridge to see which refrigerant is used for
your refrigerator. If this refrigerator contains flammable
gas (Refrigerant R-600a), contact your local authority in
regard to safe disposal of this product.
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Safety information
• When disposing of this refrigerator, remove the door/
door seals and door latch so that small children or
animals cannot become trapped inside. Children should
be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
appliance. If trapped inside, a child may get hurt or
suffocate to death.
- If trapped inside, the child may become injury and
suffocate to death.
• Cyclopentane is used in the insulation. The gases in the
insulation material require a special disposal procedure.
Please contact your local authorities in regard to the
environmentally safe disposal of this product.
• Keep all packaging materials well out of the reach of
children, as packaging materials can be dangerous to
children.
- If a child places a bag over his or her head, the child
could suffocate.
Additional tips for proper usage
• In the event of a power failure, call the local office of your
electric company and ask how long the failure is going to
last.
- Most power failures that are corrected in an hour or two
will not affect your refrigerator temperatures. However,
you should minimize the number of door openings
while the power is off.
- Should the power failure last more than 24 hours,
remove and discard all frozen food.
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Safety information
• The refrigerator might not operate consistently (frozen
contents can thaw or temperatures can become too
warm in the frozen food compartment) if sited for an
extended period of time in a location where ambient air
temperatures are constantly below the temperatures for
which the appliance is designed.
• In case of particular foods, keeping it under refrigeration
can have a bad effect on preservation due to its properties.
• Your appliance is frost free, which means there is no need
to manually defrost your appliance. This will be carried out
automatically.
• Temperature rise during defrosting complies with ISO
requirements. If you want to prevent an undue rise in the
temperature of frozen food while the appliance defrosts,
wrap the frozen food in several layers of newspaper.
• Do not re-freeze frozen foods that have thawed
completely.
Saving Energy Tips
• Install the appliance in a cool, dry room with adequate
ventilation. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight
and never put it near a direct source of heat (a radiator, for
example).
• Not to block any vents and grilles is recommended for
energy efficiency.
• Allow warm food to cool down before placing it in the
appliance.
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• Put frozen food in the refrigerator to thaw. You can then
use the low temperatures of the frozen products to cool
food in the refrigerator.
• Do not keep the door of the refrigerator open for too long
when putting food in or taking food out. The shorter the
time the door is open, the less frost build-up you’ll have in
the freezer.
• It is recommended to install the refrigerator with clearance
to the back and sides. This will help reduce power
consumption and keep your energy bills lower.
• For the most efficient use of energy, please keep the all
inner fittings such as baskets, drawers, shelves on the
position supplied by manufacturer.
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Safety information
This appliance is intended to be used in household
and similar applications such as
Safety information
• staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working
environments;
• farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other
residential type environments;
• bed and breakfast type environments;
• catering and similar non-retail applications.
Instructions about the WEEE
Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the
product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB cable)
should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their
working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human
health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items
from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to promote the
sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased
this product, or their local government office, for details of where and
how they can take these items for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and
conditions of the purchase contract. This product and its electronic
accessories should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for
disposal.
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Installation
Follow these instructions carefully to ensure a proper installation of this refrigerator and to
prevent accidents before using it.
WARNING
• Use the refrigerator only for its intended purpose as described in this manual.
• Any servicing must be performed by a qualified technician.
• Dispose of the product packaging material in compliance with the local regulations.
Refrigerator at a glance
NOTE
The actual image and provided component parts of the refrigerator may differ, depending
on the model and the country.
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* applicable models only
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Installation
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01Shelf Fre *
02Ice Maker *
03Fresh Room *
04Egg bin
05Slide Shelf
06Deodorizer *
07Movable VEG Box *
08Vegetable Drawer *
09Freezer bin
10Water Tank *
11Multi Storage Basket *
12Bottle bin
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Installation
Optional accessories *
Spacer: This helps keep the refrigerator cool.
Cool pack: This helps keep the refrigerator cool.
Installation
Ice tray: Used to make ice.
Twist Ice Maker: Used to make ice.
* Your refrigerator may not include optional accessories listed above. Provision of optional
accessories depends on the model and the country.
To secure more room for storage in the freezer compartment
Remove one or more optional accessories such as cool pack(s), shelf or shelves, twist
ice maker(s), ice storage bins and their supports, all of which can be removed manually
without a tool.
• These optional accessories do not affect thermal and mechanical performance.
• A declared storage volume of the freezer is based on the nonexistence of those optional
accessories.
• To remove both ice makers, remove the right-handed one first (applicable to Ice Max
models).
• For best energy efficiency, make sure all of shelves, drawers, and baskets are placed in
their original position.
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Load limit indicator (applicable models only)
The refrigerator has a load limit indicator
on the top right side of the freezer
compartment.
CAUTION
• Do not put or keep food items over the
load limit indicator. Otherwise, energy
efficiency may be affected.
Installation
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Installation
Step-by-step installation
STEP 1 Select a site
Site requirements:
• Solid, level surface without carpeting or flooring that may obstruct ventilation
• Away from direct sunlight
• Adequate room for opening and closing the door
• Away from a heat source
• Room for maintenance and servicing
• Temperature range: between 10 °C and 43 °C
Clearance
See the pictures and table below for space requirements for installation.
Installation
01
Model
A
B
C
RT38
1275
1001
115°
RT38 (Glass
Door Only)
1290
1001
115°
RT35
1275
1001
115°
RT35 (Glass
Door Only)
1290
1001
115°
RT32
1221
1040
135°
RT29
1221
1040
135°
(unit: mm)
02
01100 mm
0250 mm
03at least 50 mm
03
03
A
C
B
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STEP 2 Spacing (applicable models only)
1. Open the door and locate the provided
spacers (x2).
2. Unpack both spacers and attach them
to the rear of the refrigerator as shown.
They help ventilate air to the rear wall
and save power consumption.
STEP 3 Flooring
Installation
• The surface to install the refrigerator
must support a fully loaded refrigerator,
or approximately 90 kg.
• To protect the floor, put a large piece
of cardboard on each leg of the
refrigerator.
• Once the refrigerator is in its final
position, do not move it unless
necessary to protect the floor. If you
have to, use a thick paper or cloth such
as old carpets along the movement path.
STEP 4 Adjust the levelling feet
Level the refrigerator by manually
adjusting the levelling feet. Turn the
levelling feet clockwise to lower the
position, or turn counter clockwise to raise.
For safety reasons, adjust the front side a
little higher than the rear side.
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Installation
CAUTION
Before moving the refrigerator, make sure
to turn the levelling feet counter clockwise
so that the bottom of the refrigerator at
least 66 mm from the floor.
STEP 5 Attach the door support (glass door models only)
Installation
A
To prevent the refrigerator from falling or
shaking while it is operating or when the
door bin is fully loaded but the fridge is
empty, follow these instructions to attach
the door support (A). This work must be
done by two persons.
1. Tilt the refrigerator backward, and have
one person hold the refrigerator from
the back.
2. The other person inserts the door
support (A) into the bottom hole of the
door.
3. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the
screw.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or product
damage from a fall or scratch, use caution
throughout the entire process.
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STEP 6 Initial settings
By completing the following steps, the refrigerator should be fully functioning.
1. Plug the power cord into the wall socket to turn the refrigerator on.
2. Open the door, and check if the interior light lights up.
3. Set the temperature to the coldest, and wait for about an hour. Then, the freezer will be
slightly chilled, and the motor will run smoothly.
4. Wait until the refrigerator reaches the set temperature. Now the refrigerator is ready
for use.
STEP 7 Final check
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Installation
When installation is complete, confirm that:
• The refrigerator is plugged into an electrical outlet and grounded properly.
• The refrigerator is installed on a flat, level surface with a reasonable clearance from the
wall or the cabinet.
• The refrigerator is level and is sitting firmly on the floor.
• The door opens and closes freely, and the interior light turns on automatically when you
open the door.
Operations
Feature panel
Button type
01
Operations
01Freezer (Power Freeze)
02
03
01
02Freezer Convert / Ice
On/Off (applicable
models only)
02
03
03Fridge (Power Cool)
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01 Freezer (Power Freeze)
Freezer
The Freezer button can be used to set the freezer temperature
between -15 °C and -23 °C (default: -19 °C).
Each time you press the button, the temperature changes in this
sequence:
-23 °C  -15 °C  -17 °C  -19 °C  -21 °C  -23 °C
CAUTION
• To prevent system failure or food spoiling, do not set the
temperature to -15 °C in summer (above 35 °C).
• Do not store glass bottles containing liquid in the freezer. Glass
bottles will crack or break into pieces when the liquid freezes.
Power Freeze
Operations
Power Freeze speeds up the freezing process at maximum fan speed.
The freezer keeps running at full speed for several hours and then
returns to the previous temperature.
• To activate Power Freeze, press and hold Freezer for 3 seconds.
The corresponding indicator ( ) lights up, and the refrigerator will
speed up the cooling process for you.
• To deactivate, press and hold Freezer again for 3 seconds. The
freezer returns to the previous temperature setting.
• To freeze large amounts of food, activate Power Freeze for at least
20 hours before putting food in the freezer.
• The freezer keeps running at full speed for 50 hours and then
returns to the previous temperature.
NOTE
Using Power Freeze increases power consumption. Make sure you
turn it off and return to the previous temperature if you do not intend
to use it.
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Operations
02 Freezer Convert / Ice On/Off (applicable models only)
Freezer Convert
You can use the entire refrigerator with Fridge mode, or turn off the
freezer.
To change the default freezer mode, press and hold Freezer Convert
for 3 seconds to enter the selection mode. Then, press Freezer Convert
to select a desired mode.
The mode changes in this sequence: Fridge  Off  Freezer  Off 
Fridge setting mode.
• If you select Fridge, the Fridge indicator turns on. Power Freeze
will be deactivated if active, and Ice On will turn off if enabled.
• If you select Off, the Off indicator turns on. The freezer will be
turned off.
• If you select the Freezer setting mode, the freezer temperature
indicators turn on for your selection. The default freezer
temperature is -19 °C.
Your changes will be set and activated after 10 seconds. To cancel or
change the mode again, press and hold Freezer Convert again for 3
seconds. Then, follow the instructions as mentioned above.
NOTE
Operations
• If you press and hold Freezer convert for 3 seconds in Freezer
mode, the refrigerator switches to Fridge mode and you can select
a mode (selection mode).
• If you press and hold Freezer convert for 3 seconds in other
modes, the refrigerator switches to selection mode where you can
press Freezer Convert to select a different mode.
• When refrigeration or freezing functions are at 'Off mode', the
temperature of the fridge or freezer remains under 15 °C to
prevent mold and odors, using low electricity
• Fridge or Freezer cannot be powered off independently.
• Do not store food or beverage in refrigerator when refrigeration
or freezing functions are at 'Off mode'. 15 °C is not cool enough to
prevent spoilage.
WARNING
• Do not put glass bottles containing liquid in the freezer. When cancelling Freezer
Convert, the glass bottles may break or burst in the freezer.
• Make sure to remove frozen foods from the freezer before enabling the Freezer
Convert. Frozen foods melt and spoil as the temperature increases (Freezer mode
changes to Fridge mode).
• Make sure to remove chilled foods from the freezer before disabling the Freezer
Convert. Chilled foods may freeze as the temperature decreases (Fridge mode changes
to Freezer mode).
NOTE
If you want to use Freezer Convert, it is strongly recommend to use plastic containers to
store food, especially vegetables.
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Ice On/Off
(Applicable models only)
By default, the refrigerator is set to make ice with the corresponding
indicator on. To disable this function, press Ice On/Off to turn it off.
We recommend disabling the function in the following cases:
• The ice bucket is already full of ice.
• You want to save power consumption.
• The water tank is empty.
NOTE
If you press Freezer Convert to select Fridge or Off, the refrigerator
enters Ice Off mode.
03 Fridge (Power Cool)
Fridge
To adjust the fridge temperature, press Fridge to select the
corresponding temperature. You can change the temperature between
1 °C and 7 °C (default: 3 °C).
With the temperature set to 1 °C, press Fridge to turn the vacation
indicator on. The temperature bar turns off. Press again to deactivate
Vacation mode. The temperature bar displays 7 °C.
CAUTION
Power Cool
Operations
• In winter, do not set the temperature control to 1 °C. This may
cause problems with the cooling performance.
• In summer, do not set the temperature control to 5-7 °C. This may
also cause problems with the cooling performance.
Power Cool speeds up the cooling process at maximum fan speed. The
fridge keeps running at full speed for several hours and then returns
to the previous temperature.
• To activate Power Cool, press and hold Fridge for 3 seconds. The
corresponding indicator ( ) lights up, and the refrigerator will
speed up the cooling process for you.
• To deactivate Power Cool, press and hold Fridge again for 3
seconds. The fridge returns to the previous temperature setting.
NOTE
Using Power Cool increases power consumption. Make sure you turn it
off and return to the previous temperature if you don’t intend to use
it.
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Operations
Vacation
If you are going on vacation or a business trip, or if you do not intend
to use the fridge for an extended time, use the Vacation mode.
• To activate Vacation mode, press Fridge with the 1 °C indicator
selected. The vacation indicator ( ) turns on while the display
of the fridge temperatures will turn off. The fridge temperature
will be controlled under 17 °C, but the freezer remains active as
previously set.
• To deactivate Vacation mode, press Fridge again. The fridge
temperature will restore the default 7 °C.
NOTE
It is strongly recommended to empty the fridge compartment and
make sure the door is closed.
Operations
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Dial type
Fridge
To ensure optimal performance, we recommend setting the temperature to Optimal or
.
TYPE A
• To decrease the temperature for strong
cooling, set the temperature control to
level 4-5.
• To increase the temperature for weak
cooling, set the temperature control to
level 1-2.
TYPE B
Operations
CAUTION
• In winter, do not set the temperature control to level 4-5. This may cause problems with
the cooling performance.
• In summer, do not set the temperature control to level 1-2. This may also cause
problems with the cooling performance.
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Operations
Vacation
If you are going on vacation or a business trip, or if you do not intend to use the fridge for
an extended time, use the Vacation mode.
TYPE A
To activate Vacation mode, turn the
fridge dial to select Vacation or
(vacation level). The fridge temperature
will be controlled under 17 °C, but the
freezer remains active as previously set.
The Vacation mode will be deactivated
automatically if you adjust the fridge
temperature.
TYPE B
Operations
NOTE
It is strongly recommended to empty the fridge compartment and make sure the door is
closed.
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Freezer
TYPE A
• To decrease the temperature for strong
cooling, set the temperature control to
level 4-5.
• To increase the temperature for weak
cooling, set the temperature control to
level 1-2.
TYPE B
Operations
CAUTION
• In winter, do not set the temperature control to level 4-5. This may cause problems with
the cooling performance.
• In summer, do not set the temperature control to level 1-2. This may also cause
problems with the cooling performance.
Fridge (Convertible)
You use the freezer as Fridge mode.
To enable Fridge mode for the freezer, turn the Freezer Temp. Control dial to a Fridge
(Convertible) or
level.
Once setup is complete, the temperature of the freezer is controlled to about 3 °C.
NOTE
It is strongly recommended to empty the fridge compartment and make sure the door is
closed.
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Operations
Special features
The actual image and special functions of your refrigerator may differ, depending on the
model and the country.
Ice making (applicable models only)
Twist ice maker
1. Open the freezer door, and slide open
the ice tray.
2. Fill the tray with water up to the
maximum level (A) marked on the inner
rear of the tray.
3. Slide the tray back into position.
A
NOTE
The ice making time depends on your
temperature settings.
NOTE
Operations
• Make sure the ice cube storage bin is in
place under the ice tray.
• To dispense the ice cubes, turn the
handle of the bin to the right to empty
half of the ice cubes into the bin. Then,
turn it to the left to empty the other
half.
• Take out the bin by slightly twisting and
pulling to the front.
Tray type
To make ice cubes, fill the tray with water
up to the maximum level (A) marked on the
inner rear of the tray.
A
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To empty the ice tray, hold both ends of
the tray and gently twist to remove the ice
cubes.
Water dispenser (applicable models only)
With the water dispenser, you can dispense chilled water without opening the fridge door.
NOTE
If you keep pushing the dispenser lever for about 1 minute, the dispenser will stop
operating for performance issues. To dispense more water, wait a few seconds and try
again.
To fill the water tank
Operations
For first-time use, clean the inner side of
the water tank and dry well.
1. Hold both handgrips on the front of the
tank, and slide out as shown.
2. Open the front lid (A) of the cover or the
entire cover (B) and fill the tank with a
max of 5 L water.
CAUTION
Do not exceed the max line. Water
overflows.
A
B
3. Reinsert the water tank and fit into the
dispenser mechanism. Make sure the
front side (with the front lid) of the tank
faces to the front.
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Operations
CAUTION
• Make sure the water tank fits into the shelf. Otherwise, the water tank may not operate
properly.
• Do not use the refrigerator without inserting the water tank. This may decrease the
cooling performance.
• Fill the tank only with potable water such as mineral or purified water. Do not use other
liquid.
• Use caution when moving a filled tank. Physical injury may occur if the tank is dropped.
• Do not try to disassemble the internal pump yourself. If the internal pump is damaged
or disconnected from the water tank, the dispenser does not operate.
For first-time use
• Push the dispenser lever for 10 seconds to emit air from the hoses of the water supply
system.
• Discard the first six glasses of water to remove impurities in the water supply system.
To dispense water
Put a glass under the water outlet, and gently push against the dispenser lever with the
glass.
CAUTION
Operations
• Make sure the glass is in line with the dispenser to prevent the dispensed water from
spilling out.
• If you do not use the water dispenser for 2-3 days, the dispensed water may have an
abnormal smell or taste. This is not a system failure. Discard the first 1-2 glasses of
water.
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Auto ice maker (applicable models only)
For first-time use
• Let the ice maker make ice for 1-2 days.
• Discard the first 1-2 buckets of ice to
remove impurities in the water supply
system.
• When the upper ice tray is full, use the
lower ice tray.
Test button
Operations
If the auto ice maker does not make ice,
remove the ice bucket and press Test (A)
to check if the auto ice maker operates
properly.
A
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Operations
Water dispenser
With the water dispenser, you can dispense water without opening the fridge door. The
water tank must be filled with potable water before use.
To fill the water tank with potable water
Open the door and locate the water tank that is located in the door shelf area.
1. Hold the handgrips on both sides of the
water tank and lift up to remove.
2. Fill the water tank with potable water
up to 2.3 liters. You can remove either
the top cap or the cover and pour water.
NOTE
Operations
For first-time use, clean inside the water
tank.
3. Reinsert the water tank and close the
door. Make sure the water outlet of the
water tank faces forward.
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4. Put a water glass under the water outlet
of the dispenser, and gently push the
dispenser lever to dispense water. Make
sure the water dispenser is unlocked.
CAUTION
• The water dispenser is designed to dispense potable water. Fill the water tank only with
potable water. Do not fill with any other liquids.
• Do not fill the water tank excessively, which causes an overflow.
• Do not try to fill the water tank without removing it from the door.
• Make sure that water tank is seated properly.
• Do not use the refrigerator without the water tank. This may reduce performance and
efficiency.
• To prevent water bouncing, make sure the glass is in line with the dispenser lever.
NOTE
Operations
To secure more room, you can use the water tank to store food. In this case, remove the lid
of the tank.
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Maintenance
Handle and care
Ice tray provided models
First remove the ice tray, and then lift up
the freezer shelf to remove.
Freezer and fridge shelves
• To remove a shelf, first open the door
completely. Pull the shelf forward, lift
up, and then pull out.
• When reinserting the shelf, make sure
the “Front” label of the shelf faces
forward.
• Do not attempt to tilt the shelf into
position.
Maintenance
Door bins
Slightly lift up and pull out the door bin.
CAUTION
To prevent accidents, empty the door bins
before removing.
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Cleaning
Regularly use a dry cloth to remove all foreign substances such as dust or water from the
power plug terminals and contact points.
1. Unplug the power cord of the refrigerator.
2. Use a moistened soft lint-free cloth or paper towel to clean the refrigerator’s interior
and exterior.
3. When done, use a dry cloth or paper towel to dry well.
4. Plug in the power cord of the refrigerator to turn the refrigerator on.
NOTE
If you have removed any removable parts such as shelves for cleaning, refer to the overall
layout in the What’s included section to make sure you have reinserted correctly.
WARNING
• Do not use benzene, thinner, or home/car detergent such as Clorox™ for cleaning
purposes. They may damage the surface of the refrigerator and cause a fire.
• Do not spray water onto the refrigerator. This may cause electric shock.
• Do not put fingers or other objects into the dispenser hole.
Replacement
Deodorizer filter (applicable models only)
Maintenance
While holding the top and bottom sides
of the filter case, unlock the filter case to
reveal the deodorizer filter (A). Replace the
filter, and then reinsert the case.
A
Lamps
The lamps are not user-serviceable. To replace the lamps of the refrigerator, contact a local
Samsung service centre.
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Troubleshooting
If you encounter an abnormal situation with the refrigerator, first check the table below
and try the suggestions.
General
Symptom
Action
Troubleshooting
Does not operate or
cool.
• Make sure the power cord is connected properly.
• Make sure the temperature control is set correctly.
• Make sure to keep the refrigerator away from direct sunlight
or a heat source. Failing to do so may affect the cooling
performance.
• Make sure the refrigerator has enough room from the rear
and side walls or the cabinet. Failing to do so may affect the
cooling performance.
• Too much food may block the ventilation of the refrigerator.
To keep the refrigerator in normal operation, do not put too
much food inside.
Food in the fridge
freezes.
• Check if the temperature control is set to the lowest
temperature. If so, change the temperature to higher or
optimal or
.
• This happens if the ambient temperature is too low. Set the
temperature higher.
• Check if food containing a high portion of water is put in the
coldest area of the fridge or near the cooling vent. If this
happens, move the food to other shelves in the fridge.
Emits noises.
• Make sure the refrigerator is installed on a stable, flat
surface.
• Make sure the refrigerator has enough room from the rear
and side walls or the cabinet.
• Make sure to keep the refrigerator from impurities or foreign
objects inside or underneath.
• The refrigerator may produce a ticking sound from inside,
which occurs when the various removable parts contract or
expand. This is not a system failure.
The front corners
and sides become
warm and form
condensation.
• To prevent condensation from forming, the refrigerator
has heat-proof piping in the front corners. If the ambient
temperature rises, this equipment may not work effectively.
This is not a system failure.
• Condensation may form on the exterior surface of the
refrigerator if humid air comes into contact with the cool
surface of the refrigerator.
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Symptom
Action
The ice maker does
not make ice.
• You must wait for 12 hours until the refrigerator makes ice.
• Make sure the ice maker is not stopped while making ice.
• Make sure the freezer is set below 0 °C (or -5 °C in warm
ambient air).
• Make sure the water tank is filled with water.
The water dispenser
is not functioning.
• Check if the water tank is frozen. If so, select a higher fridge
temperature.
• Make sure the water tank is filled with water.
• Make sure the water tank is installed properly.
• Make sure the water filter is installed properly.
Produces a bubbling
sound.
• The refrigerator makes this sound during the cooling process,
which is normal.
A bad smell comes
from inside the
refrigerator.
• Check for any spoiled food. We recommend cleaning the
refrigerator on a regular basis and remove any spoiled or
suspect food items.
• Make sure strong smelling food is wrapped up airtight.
Frost forms on the
interior walls.
• Make sure no food blocks the vents of the refrigerator. It is
also important to arrange food items evenly for ventilation.
• Make sure the door is closed properly.
Condensation forms
on the interior walls
or around vegetables.
• This happens when food containing a high portion of water is
stored uncovered, or the door has been left open for a while.
• Make sure food is covered or put in sealed containers.
Troubleshooting
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Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE
If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the
SAMSUNG customer care center.
Country
Contact Center
Web Site
AUSTRALIA
1300 362 603
www.samsung.com/au/support
NEW ZEALAND
0800 726 786
0800 6 726 786 (Support for Smart Mobile
Devices)
www.samsung.com/nz/support
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