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Instructions for use
Refrigerator safety
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Installation instructions
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Refrigerator use
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Refrigerator care
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Troubleshooting
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Electrical connection for Great Britain and Ireland only
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Refrigerator safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and
obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury,
and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your refrigerator, follow these
basic precautions:
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Plug into a grounded (earthed) outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Do not use mechanical, electrical or chemical means other than those recommended by the
Manufacturer to speed up the defrost process.
Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids or gas in the vicinity of this or other electrical appliances.
The fumes can cause fires or explosions.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in this refrigerator.
Do not use or place electrical devices inside the refrigerator compartments if they are not of the type
expressly authorized by the Manufacturer.
Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator.
Disconnect power before installing ice maker (on ice maker kit ready models only).
A qualified service technician must install the water line and ice maker.
Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice (on some models).
Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately after taking them out of the freezer since they may
cause cold burns.
Do not swallow the contents (non-toxic) of the ice packs (in some models).
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
To avoid the risk of children becoming trapped and suffocating, do not allow them to play or hide inside
the refrigerator.
If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
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Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator
WARNING
• This symbol on the appliance, or on the
accompanying documents, indicates that this
appliance should not be treated as
domestic waste but must be taken to a
special collection centre for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment.
Suffocation
Hazard
Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or brain
damage.
• For further information on the treatment,
recovery and recycling of this product, contact
your competent local office, the household
waste collection service or the shop where you
purchased the appliance.
IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation
are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators are still dangerous – even if they will
sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator, please follow these
instructions to help prevent accidents.
• This appliance does not contain CFCs. The
refrigerant circuit contains R134a (HFC) or
R600a (HC) (see the rating plate inside the
appliance).
Before You Throw Away Your Old
Refrigerator or Freezer:
• When scrapping the refrigerator, make it
unusable by cutting off the power cable.
• Take off the doors so that children cannot climb
inside and become trapped.
• Leave the shelves in place so that children may
not easily climb inside.
• Appliances with Isobutane (R600a): Isobutane is
a natural gas without environmental impact, but
is flammable. Therefore, make sure the
refrigerant circuit pipes are not damaged.
• This product may contain Fluorinated
Greenhouse Gases covered by the Kyoto
Protocol; the refrigerant gas is inside a
hermetically sealed system. Refrigerant gas:
R134a has a Global Warming Potential of (GWP)
1300.
Declaration of Conformity
• This appliance has been designed for preserving
food and is manufactured in compliance with
Regulation (CE) No. 1935/2004.
• This appliance has been designed, manufactured
and marketed in compliance with:
- Safety objectives of the “Low Voltage”
Directive 2006/95/CE (which replaces
73/23/CEE and subsequent amendments).
- The protection requirements of Directive
“EMC” 2004/108/EC.
Scrapping and Disposal
IMPORTANT: Scrap the refrigerator in
compliance with local regulations on waste
disposal, taking it to a special collection centre; do
not leave the refrigerator unattended even for a
few days, since it is a potential source of danger for
children.
• The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
material. This appliance is marked in compliance
with European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste,
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
By ensuring the correct disposal of this
appliance, you can help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment and
the health of persons.
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Installation instructions
UNPACK THE REFRIGERATOR
Electrical Requirements
IMPORTANT: A qualified engineer must unpack
and connect the refrigerator in accordance with
these installation instructions.
IMPORTANT: Installation and the electrical
connection must be carried out by a qualified
technician according to the manufacturers’
instructions and in compliance with the local safety
regulations.
WARNING
Excessive
Weight Hazard
• The refrigerator is designed to operate on a
separate 220-240 volt, 10 amp, 50/60 Hz cycle
time.
• Make sure the voltage specified on the rating
plate corresponds to that of your home.
• It must be possible to disconnect the appliance
from the power supply by unplugging it or by
means of a mains two-pole switch installed
upstream of the socket.
• Power cable modification or replacement must
be carried out only by qualified personnel or by
After-sales Service.
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in back or other
injury.
Remove the Packaging
• Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces
before turning on the refrigerator. Rub a small
amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive
with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and
dry.
• Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove
tape or glue. Theseproducts can damage the
surface of your refrigerator. For more
information, see “Refrigerator Safety.”
Clean Before Using
After you remove all of the packaging materials,
clean the inside of your refrigerator before using it.
See the cleaning instructions in “Refrigerator
Care.”
When moving your refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to cover
the floor with cardboard or hardboard to avoid
floor damage. Always pull the refrigerator straight
out when moving it. Do not wiggle or “walk” the
refrigerator when trying to move it, as floor damage could occur.
Important information to know about glass
shelves and covers:
Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm
water when they are cold. Shelves and covers may
break if exposed to sudden temperature changes
or impact, such as bumping.
Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many
small, pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass
shelves and covers are heavy. Use both hands
when removing them to avoid dropping.
• After unpacking the refrigerator, make sure it is
not damaged and that the door closes properly.
Any damage must be reported to the dealer
within 24 hours of delivery of the refrigerator.
• Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials. The
packing material which bears this symbol is
100% recyclable. For disposal, comply with the
local regulations. Keep the packing
materials (plastic bags, polystyrene
parts, etc.) out of the reach of children,
as they are a potential source of danger.
Food Storage
• Use the refrigerator compartment only for
storing fresh food and the freezer compartment
only for storing frozen food, freezing fresh food
and making ice cubes.
• Do not store glass containers with liquids in the
freezer compartment because they may break.
• Avoid storing unwrapped food in direct contact
with internal surfaces of the refrigerator or
freezer compartments.
BEFORE USE
IMPORTANT:
• To ensure best use of your refrigerator, read the
operating instructions, which contain a
description of the refrigerator and other useful
advice.
• Wait at least 2 hours before turning on the
refrigerator to ensure that the refrigerant circuit
is fully efficient.
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LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
WARNING
NOTE: It is recommended that you do not install
the refrigerator near a heat source, such as an oven
or radiator.
Explosion
Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
Climatic Class
T. Amb. (°C)
T. Amb. (°F)
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From 10 to 32
From 50 to 90
N
From 16 to 32
From 61 to 90
ST
From 16 to 38
From 61 to 100
Install and level the refrigerator on a floor strong
enough to hold its weight and in a place suitable for
its size and use.
T
From 16 to 43
From 61 to 110
REMOVE AND REPLACE DOORS AND
HINGES
IMPORTANT: This refrigerator is designed for
indoor, household and similar applications such as:
• Staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other
working environments.
• Farmhouses and by clients in hotels, motels and
other residential type environments.
• Bed and breakfast type environments.
IMPORTANT: Contact a qualified engineer to
perform this task.
CONNECT THE WATER SUPPLY
IMPORTANT: Contact a qualified engineer to
perform this task.
• Follow local water and electrical company
connection regulations.
• Complete water supply connection before
electrical supply connections.
• Use the pipe supplied with the new appliance;
do not reuse that of the previous appliance.
• All appliances equipped with an automatic ice
maker and water dispenser must be connected
to a water supply that delivers only drinking
water (with mains water pressure of between
0.17 and 0.81 Mpa [1.7 and 8.1 bar]). Automatic
ice makers and/or water dispensers not directly
connected to the water supply must be filled
with drinking water only.
Ventilation
Install the refrigerator in a dry and well-ventilated
place.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator,
allow for a ½" (1.25 cm) of space on each side and
at the top. Allow for a 1" (2.54 cm) space behind
the refrigerator. If your refrigerator has an ice
maker, allow extra space at the back for the water
line connections. When installing your refrigerator
next to a fixed wall, leave a ¾" (9.5 cm) minimum
space between the refrigerator and wall to allow
the door to swing open.
NOTE: Keep the refrigerator ventilation openings
clear.
ADJUST THE DOORS
IMPORTANT:
• Your refrigerator has two adjustable, front
leveling screws – one on each side of the
refrigerator base. If your refrigerator seems
unsteady or you want the door to close easier,
use the instructions below.
• Before moving the refrigerator, raise the leveling
screws so the front rollers are touching the
floor.
1. Remove the base grille. Grasp the grille firmly
and pull it toward you.
NOTE: Depending on your model, you may
need to remove two screws before removing
the base grille.
Temperature
This refrigerator is designed for operation in places
where the temperature comes within the following
ranges, according to the climatic class shown on the
rating plate. The refrigerator may not work
properly if it is left for a long time at a temperature
outside the specified range.
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2. Raise or lower the cabinet.
Using a ¼" hex driver, turn the leveling screw
on each side to raise or lower that side of the
refrigerator.
3. Open the door again to make sure that it closes
as easily as you like. If not, tilt the refrigerator
slightly more to the rear by turning both leveling
screws clockwise. It may take several more
turns, and you should turn both screws the
same amount.
4. Replace the base grille.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of
the refrigerator takes some weight off the
leveling screws. This makes it easier to turn the
screws. It may take several turns of the leveling
screw to adjust the tilt of the refrigerator.
- To raise, turn the leveling screw clockwise.
- To lower, turn the leveling screw
counterclockwise.
A. Leveling screw
B. Front roller
Refrigerator use
OPENING AND CLOSING DOORS
There are two refrigerator compartment doors.
The doors can be opened and closed either
separately or together.
There is a vertically-hinged seal on the left
refrigerator door.
• When the left side door is opened, the hinged
seal automatically folds inward so that it is out of
the way.
• When both doors are closed, the hinged seal
automatically forms a seal between the two
doors.
A. Hinged seal
USING THE CONTROLS
The refrigerator and freezer controls are located on the dispenser panel.
IMPORTANT: The display screen on the dispenser control panel will turn off automatically and enter
“sleep” mode when the control buttons and dispenser levers have not been used for 2 minutes or more.
While in “sleep” mode, the first press of a control button will only reactivate the display screen, without
changing any settings. After reactivation, changes to any settings can then be made. If no changes are made
within 2 minutes, the display will re-enter “sleep” mode.
• Touch any control button on the dispenser panel
to activate the display screen. The home screen
will appear as shown.
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Adjusting the Controls
For your convenience, your refrigerator and freezer controls are preset at the factory. When you first
install your refrigerator, make
sure that the controls are still set to the “mid-settings.” The factory recommended set points are 38°F
(3°C) for the refrigerator and 0°F (-18°C) for the freezer.
IMPORTANT:
• Wait 24 hours before you put food into the refrigerator. If you add food before the refrigerator has
cooled completely, your food may spoil.
NOTE: Adjusting the set points to a colder than recommended setting will not cool the compartments
any faster.
• If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or freezer, first check the air vents to be
sure they are not blocked before adjusting the controls.
• The preset temperatures should be correct for normal household usage. The controls are set correctly
when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm.
• Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments. Recheck the temperatures before other adjustments are
made.
To view and adjust the set points, press and hold
the TEMP button for 3 seconds. When adjust mode
is activated, adjusting information will appear on the
display screen.
NOTE: To view Celsius temperatures, press the
LIGHT button when adjust mode is activated. To
return the display setting to Fahrenheit, press
LIGHT again.
When adjust mode is activated, the display screen shows the refrigerator set point and “FRIDGE” appears.
• Press LOCK to raise the set point, or press FAST COOL to lower the set point.
• When you have finished viewing (and adjusting if desired) the refrigerator set point, press TEMP to
change the display to show the freezer set point. When the zone has been changed, “FREEZER”
appears on the display screen.
• Press LOCK to raise the set point, or press FAST COOL to lower the set point.
• When you have finished viewing (and adjusting if desired) both the refrigerator and freezer set points,
press FILTER to save the settings.
NOTE: To exit without saving changes, press ICE TYPE at any time while in adjust mode, or allow
about 60 seconds of inactivity and adjust mode will turn off automatically.
When adjusting temperature set points, use the following chart as a guide.
CONDITION:
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT:
REFRIGERATOR too cold
REFRIGERATOR Setting 1° higher
REFRIGERATOR too warm
REFRIGERATOR Setting 1° lower
FREEZER too cold
FREEZER Setting 1° higher
FREEZER too warm / Too little ice
FREEZER Setting 1° lower
The set point range for the refrigerator is 33°F to 45°F (0°C to 7°C). The set point range for the freezer is
-5°F to 5°F (-21°C to -15°C).
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Cooling On/Off
Your refrigerator and freezer will not cool when
cooling is turned off.
• To turn cooling off, press and hold the LOCK
and FILTER RESET buttons at the same time for
3 seconds. When cooling is off, “cooling off” will
appear on the display screen.
IMPORTANT: To avoid unintentionally locking
the dispenser or changing other settings, be sure
to press both buttons at exactly the same time.
• Press and hold LOCK and FILTER RESET for 3
seconds again to turn cooling back on.
A. Press LOCK and FILTER RESET at the same time.
Additional Features
Fast Cool
The Fast Cool feature assists with periods of high refrigerator use, full grocery loads, or
temporarily warm room temperatures.
• Press FAST COOL to set the freezer and refrigerator to the lowest temperature setting. When
the feature is on, the Fast Cool icon will appear on the dispenser display screen. The Fast Cool
feature will remain on for 24 hours unless manually turned off.
• To manually turn off the Fast Cool feature, press FAST COOL again or adjust the refrigerator
temperature set point. The Fast Cool icon will disappear when the feature is off.
NOTE: Setting the freezer to a colder temperature may make some foods, such as ice cream, harder.
Door Ajar Alarm
The Door Ajar Alarm feature sounds an alarm when the refrigerator or freezer door is open for
5 minutes and the product cooling is turned on. The alarm will repeat every 2 minutes. Close
both doors to turn it off. The feature then resets and will reactivate when either door is left open
again for 5 minutes.
NOTE: To mute the audible alarm while keeping the doors open, such as while cleaning the inside of the
refrigerator, press any button on the control panel. The alarm sound will be temporarily turned off, but the
Door Ajar icon will still be displayed on the dispenser control panel.
Water Filter Status Light and Filter Reset
The filter reset control allows you to restart the water filter status tracking feature each time you replace
the water filter. See “Water Filtration System.”
• Press and hold FILTER RESET for 3 seconds, until the “Replace Filter” light turns off.
CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL
You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crisper. Depending on your model, adjust
the control to any setting between FRUIT and VEGETABLES or LOW and HIGH.
FRUIT/LOW (open) for best storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.
VEGETABLES/HIGH (closed) for best storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
ICE MAKER AND ICE STORAGE BIN
IMPORTANT:
• Flush the water system before turning on the ice maker. See “Water and Ice Dispensers.”
• The ice maker and storage bin are located in the upper lefthand side of the refrigerator compartment.
Turning the Ice Maker On/Off
The ice maker has an automatic shutoff. When the ice maker is on, sensors will automatically stop ice
production when the storage bin is full. The ice maker will remain set to ON, and ice production will
resume when the bin is no longer full.
To manually turn off the ice maker, press TEMP and FAST COOL at the same time and hold for 3 seconds
until the “Ice Maker Off” icon lights up. When the ice maker is set to OFF, it will stop producing ice.
Pressing and holding TEMP and FAST COOL again for 3 seconds turns on the ice maker and the “Ice
Maker Off” icon disappears.
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Removing and Replacing Ice Storage Bin
To Remove the Ice Storage Bin:
1. Hold the base of the storage bin and press the release button.
2. Pull out the storage bin.
To Replace the Ice Storage Bin:
IMPORTANT: It may be necessary to turn the
auger driver, behind the ice bin, counterclockwise
to properly align the ice bin with the auger driver.
The ice storage bin must be locked in place for
proper ice dispensing.
1. Slide the ice bin into the guide rails located on
either side of the enclosure.
2. Push the ice bin in until resistance is felt. Raise
the front slightly and push the ice bin in until an
audible “click” is heard.
A. Auger driver
Ice Production Rate
• Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the first three batches of ice produced.
• The ice maker should produce approximately 8 to 12 batches of ice in a 24-hour period.
• To increase ice production, lower the freezer and refrigerator temperature. See “Using the Controls.”
Wait 24 hours between adjustments.
NOTE: Setting the freezer to a colder temperature may make some foods, such as ice cream, harder.
Remember
• The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid
connecting the ice maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals (such as salt) can damage
parts of the ice maker and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided, make
sure the water softener is operating properly and is well maintained.
• Do not use anything sharp to break up the ice in the bin. This can cause damage to the ice bin and
dispenser mechanism.
• Do not store anything in the ice storage bin.
WATER AND ICE DISPENSERS
NOTES:
• The display screen on the dispenser control panel will turn off automatically and enter “sleep” mode
when the control buttons and dispenser levers have not been used for 2 minutes or more. While in
“sleep” mode, the first press of a control button will only reactivate the display screen, without changing
any settings. After reactivation, changes to any settings can then be made. If no changes are made within
2 minutes, the display will re-enter “sleep” mode.
• The dispensing system will not operate when the refrigerator door is open.
• Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill water.
• Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the first three batches of ice produced.
Cleaning, Sanitizing and Maintenance
IMPORTANT: Failure to follow the instructions regarding sanitizing can compromise the hygienic safety of
the water dispensed.
• When using the refrigerator for the first time, and each time the water filter is changed, flush the water
system. Discard the first 15 litres of water, equivalent to 6 to 7 minutes of dispensing (not necessarily
consecutive, but before initial consumption) and discard the ice produced in the first 24 hours.
• If the water dispenser has not been used for more than 5 days, it is advisable to clean the circuit and run
off the first litre of water.
• Clean the ice bin regularly using only drinking water for cleaning the ice bin.
• The water filter must be changed when indicated on the control panel or when the ice/water dispenser
has not been used for more than 30 days.
• With each water filter replacement, sanitise the ice and /or water dispensing system using a food grade
disinfectant (with sodium hypochlorite), which does not alter the characteristics of the materials, or use
the “Sanitising Kit” available from the After-Sales Service. Rinse with at least 2 litres of water before use.
• Only original spare parts supplied by the manufacturer should be used when replacing components in
the ice and water dispenser.
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Flushing the Water System
1. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for
5 seconds.
Repeat until water begins to flow.
2. Once water begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing the dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5
seconds off) until a total 15 litres has been dispensed. This will flush air from the filter and water
dispensing system, and prepare the water filter for use. Additional flushing may be required in some
households.
As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out of the dispenser.
The Water Dispenser
IMPORTANT: Dispense enough water every week to maintain a fresh supply.
To Dispense Water:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the water dispenser lever.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
The Ice Dispenser
Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer when the dispenser lever is pressed. To turn
off the ice maker, see “Ice Maker and Storage Bin.”
Your ice maker can produce both crushed and
cubed ice. Before dispensing ice, select which type
of ice you prefer by pressing the ICE TYPE button.
The display screen indicates which type of ice is
selected.
CRUSHED
CUBED
For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before being dispensed. This may cause a slight delay when dispensing
crushed ice. Noise from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in size.
When changing from crushed to cubed, a few ounces of crushed ice will be dispensed along with the first
cubes.
To Dispense Ice:
1. Make sure the desired type of ice is selected. To switch between cubed and crushed, press ICE TYPE.
WARNING
Cut Hazard
Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice.
Failure to do so can result in cuts.
2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser lever. Hold the glass close to the dispenser opening so ice
does not fall outside of the glass.
IMPORTANT: You do not need to apply a lot of pressure to the lever in order to activate the ice
dispenser. Pressing hard will not make the ice dispense faster or in greater quantities.
3. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Ice may continue to dispense for up to 10 seconds after removing the glass from the lever. The
dispenser may continue to make noise for a few seconds after dispensing.
The Dispenser Light
When you use the dispenser, the light will automatically turn on.
If you want the light to be on continuously, you may choose either ON or DIM. The display screen
indicates which mode is selected.
ON: Press LIGHT to turn the dispenser light on.
DIM: Press LIGHT a second time to select DIM
mode. The dispenser light will remain on, but at a
lower intensity.
OFF: Press LIGHT a third time to turn the
dispenser light off.
ON
DIM
The dispenser lights are LEDs that cannot be changed. If it appears that your dispenser lights are not
working, see “Troubleshooting” for more information.
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The Dispenser Lock
The dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to avoid unintentional dispensing by small children and
pets.
NOTE: The lock feature does not shut off power to the refrigerator, to the ice maker, or to the dispenser
light. It simply deactivates the controls and dispenser levers. To turn off the ice maker, see “Ice Maker and
Storage Bin.”
• Press and hold LOCK for 3 seconds to lock the
dispenser.
• Press and hold LOCK a second time to unlock
the dispenser.
The display screen indicates when the dispenser is
locked.
LOCKED
UNLOCKED
WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM
The water filter is located in the upper right-hand corner of the refrigerator compartment.
Water Filter Status Light
When a water filter has been installed in the refrigerator, the water filter status lights help you know when
to change your water filter.
• The water filter status icon will change from Normal (blue water) to Order (red waves) and “Order
Filter” (orange) when 90% of the volume of water for which the filter is rated has passed through the
filter OR 5 months have passed since the filter was installed.
• The “Replace Filter” (red) icon illuminates and blinks continuously during dispensing when the rated
volume of water has passed through the filter OR 6 months have passed since the filter was installed.
A new water filter should be installed immediately when the Replace light is illuminated.
• After 14 days at Replace Filter stage, the “Replace Filter” and “water” icons will glow (red) at all times
and blink continuously during dispensing. Also, an alert chime will sound three times following
dispensing.
The disposable water filter should be replaced at least every 6 months. If the water flow to the water
dispenser or ice maker decreases noticeably before 6 months have passed, replace the water filter more
often.
Reset Water Filter Status
After changing the water filter, reset the water filter status. On the display screen, press and hold FILTER
RESET for 3 seconds. The status light will change from Replace Filter (red) to Normal (white waves and
water drop) when the system is reset.
Replacing the Water Filter
IMPORTANT: Air trapped in the water system may cause water and filter to eject. Always dispense
water for at least 2 minutes before removing the filter or blue bypass cap.
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To access the filter, press upward on the ribbed section of the water filter cover.
Turn filter counterclockwise to remove.
Remove sealing label from replacement filter and insert the filter end into the filter head.
Turn the filter clockwise until it stops. Snap the filter cover closed.
Flush the water system. See “Water and Ice Dispensers.”
NOTE: The dispenser feature may be used without a water filter installed. Your water will not be filtered.
If this option is chosen, replace the filter with the blue bypass cap.
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Refrigerator care
CLEANING
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.
However, clean both sections about once a month to avoid odor buildup. Wipe up spills immediately.
IMPORTANT:
• Because air circulates between all compartments, any odors formed in one compartment will transfer
to the other. You must thoroughly clean all compartments to eliminate odors. To avoid odor transfer
and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
• Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids,
cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, nail polish remover, bleaches or cleansers containing
petroleum products. Do not use paper towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools that may
scratch or damage the materials.
Clean the Interior
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Using a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water, hand wash, rinse, and dry
removable parts and interior surfaces thoroughly.
3. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Clean the Touch Screen Display on the Dispenser Panel
1. Make sure the refrigerator is unplugged or the power is disconnected before wiping the screen, to
avoid unintentionally changing the settings.
2. Mix a solution of mild detergent in warm water. Dampen a soft, lint-free cloth with the solution and
gently wipe the screen.
NOTE: Do not spray or wipe liquids directly onto the screen, or over-saturate the cloth.
3. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Clean the Exterior Surfaces
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Using a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water, wash, rinse and thoroughly dry
stainless steel and painted metal exteriors.
3. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Clean the Condenser
There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal home operating environments. If the
environment is particularly greasy or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic in the home, the condenser
should be cleaned every 2 to 3 months to ensure maximum efficiency.
To clean the condenser:
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the base grille.
3. Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille, the open areas behind the grille and the
front surface area of the condenser.
4. Replace the base grille when finished.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
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CHANGING THE LIGHT BULB
IMPORTANT: The lamps used in the refrigerator are special purpose lamps for household electrical
appliances and they are not suitable for household room illumination (Regulation (EC) 244/2009).
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace the bulb with an appliance bulb
of the same size, shape, and wattage (no greater than 40 watts).
• The dispenser lights are LEDs that cannot be changed.
• On some models, the interior lights are LEDs that cannot be changed.
• Some models may have LEDs in one compartment and an appliance bulb in another compartment.
To Replace an Appliance Bulb:
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the light shield(s), if necessary.
- Squeeze both sides of the light shield while
pulling downward to remove.
3. Replace burned-out bulb(s) with appliance light
bulb(s) no greater than 40 watts.
4. Replace the light shield(s) by inserting the tabs
on the shield into the liner holes and snap into
place.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the light shield, do not
force the shield beyond the locking point.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Troubleshooting
Try the solutions suggested here first before calling for assistance.
REFRIGERATOR OPERATION
The refrigerator will not operate
• Power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded outlet.
• Is outlet working? Plug in a lamp to see if the outlet is working.
• Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
If the problem continues, call an electrician.
• Are controls on? Make sure the refrigerator controls are on. See “Using the Control(s).”
• New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the refrigerator to cool completely.
NOTE: Adjusting the temperature controls to coldest setting will not cool either compartment more
quickly.
The motor seems to run too much
Your new refrigerator may run longer than your old one due to its high-efficiency compressor and fans. The
unit may run even longer if the room is warm, a large food load is added, doors are opened often, or if the
doors have been left open.
The refrigerator seems noisy
Refrigerator noise has been reduced over the years. Due to this reduction, you may hear intermittent noises
from your new refrigerator that you did not notice from your old model. Below are listed some normal
sounds with explanations.
• Buzzing - heard when the water valve opens to fill the ice maker
• Pulsating - fans/compressor adjusting to optimize performance
• Hissing/Rattling - flow of refrigerant, movement of water lines, or from items placed on top of the
refrigerator
• Sizzling/Gurgling - water dripping on the heater during defrost cycle
• Popping - contraction/expansion of inside walls, especially during initial cool-down
• Water running - may be heard when ice melts during the defrost cycle and water runs into the drain pan
• Creaking/Cracking - occurs as ice is being ejected from the ice maker mold.
The doors will not close completely
• Door blocked open? Move food packages away from door.
• Bin or shelf in the way? Push bin or shelf back into the correct position.
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The doors are difficult to open
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets and contact surfaces with mild soap and warm water. Rinse and dry
with soft cloth.
TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE
Temperature is too warm
• New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the refrigerator to cool completely.
• Door(s) opened often or left open? Allows warm air to enter refrigerator. Minimize door openings and
keep doors fully closed.
• Large load of food added? Allow several hours for refrigerator to return to normal temperature.
• Controls set correctly for the surrounding conditions? Adjust the controls a setting colder. Check
temperature in 24 hours. See “Using the Control(s).”
Temperature is too cold in refrigerator
• Refrigerator air vent blocked? If the air vent located in the top, left, rear corner of the refrigerator
compartment is blocked by items placed directly in front of it, the refrigerator will get too cold. Move
items away from the air vent.
• Ice storage bin in correct position? See “Ice Maker and Ice Storage Bin.”
• Controls set correctly for the surrounding conditions? Adjust the controls a setting warmer. Check
temperature in 24 hours. See “Using the Control(s).”
There is interior moisture buildup
NOTE: Some moisture buildup is normal.
• Humid room? Contributes to moisture buildup.
• Door(s) opened often or left open? Allows humid air to enter refrigerator. Minimize door openings and
keep doors fully closed.
ICE AND WATER
The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice
• Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve turned on? Connect
refrigerator to water supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
• Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce water flow. Straighten the water source
line.
• Ice maker turned on? Make sure ice maker is on. See “Ice Maker and Ice Storage Bin.”
• New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for
full ice production.
• Refrigerator door closed completely? Close the door firmly.
If it does not close completely, see “The doors will not close completely.”
• Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice.
• Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm? Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic
utensil.
• Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Remove filter and operate ice maker. If ice volume
improves, then the filter may be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it correctly.
• Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? This can decrease
water pressure.
The ice cubes are hollow or small
NOTE: This is an indication of low water pressure.
• Water shutoff valve not fully open? Turn the water shutoff valve fully open.
• Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce water flow. Straighten the water source
line.
• Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Remove filter and operate ice maker. If ice quality improves,
then the filter may be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it correctly.
• Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? This can decrease
water pressure.
• Questions remain regarding water pressure? Call a licensed, qualified plumber.
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Off-taste, odor or gray color in the ice
• New plumbing connections? New plumbing connections can cause discolored or off-flavored ice.
• Ice stored too long? Discard ice. Wash ice bin. Allow 24 hours for ice maker to make new ice.
• Odor transfer from food? Use airtight, moisture proof packaging to store food.
• Are there minerals (such as sulfur) in the water? A water filter may need to be installed to
remove the minerals.
• Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Gray or dark discoloration in ice indicates that the water
filtration system needs additional flushing. Flush the water system before using a new water filter.
Replace water filter when indicated. See “Water Filtration System.”
The water and ice dispenser will not operate properly
• Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve turned on? Connect
refrigerator to water supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
• Kink in the water source line? Straighten the water source line.
• New installation? Flush and fill the water system. See “Water and Ice Dispensers.”
• Is the water pressure at least 35 psi (241 kPa)? The water pressure to the home determines the
flow from the dispenser.
• Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Remove filter and operate dispenser. If water flow
increases, the filter may be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it correctly.
• Water dispenser measured fill feature is not dispensing an accurate amount of water?
Calibrate the water dispenser. See “Water and Ice Dispensers.”
• Refrigerator door closed completely? Close the door firmly. If it does not close completely, see
“The doors will not close completely.”
• Recently removed the doors? Make sure the water dispenser wire/tube assembly has been properly
reconnected at the top of the refrigerator door. See “Refrigerator Doors and Drawer.”
• Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? This can
decrease water pressure.
Water is leaking from the dispenser system
NOTE: One or two drops of water after dispensing is normal.
• Glass not being held under the dispenser long enough? Hold the glass under the dispenser 2 to 3
seconds after releasing the dispenser lever.
• New installation? Flush the water system. See “Water and Ice Dispensers.”
• Recently changed water filter? Flush the water system. See “Water and Ice Dispensers.”
Water from the dispenser is warm
NOTE: Water from the dispenser is only chilled to 50°F (10°C).
• New installation? Allow 24 hours after installation for the water supply to cool completely.
• Recently dispensed large amount of water? Allow 24 hours for water supply to cool completely.
• Water not been recently dispensed? The first glass of water may not be cool. Discard the first glass
of water.
• Refrigerator connected to a cold water pipe? Make sure the refrigerator is connected to a cold
water pipe.
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Electrical connection for Great Britain and Ireland only
Warning - this appliance must be earthed
Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket
outlet, please contact KitchenAid Service for
further instruction. Please do not attempt to
change plug yourself. This procedure needs to be
carried out by a qualified technician in compliance
with the manufactures instructions and current
standard safety regulations.
Fuse replacement
If the mains lead of this appliance is fitted with a BS
1363A 13amp fused plug, to change a fuse in this
type of plug use an A.S.T.A. approved fuse to BS
1362 type and proceed as follows:
1. Remove the fuse cover (A) and fuse (B).
2. Fit replacement 13A fuse into fuse cover.
3. Refit both into plug.
Important:
The fuse cover must be refitted when changing a
fuse and if the fuse cover is lost the plug must not
be used until a correct replacement is fitted.
Correct replacement are identified by the colour
insert or the colour embossed in words on the
base of the plug.
Replacement fuse covers are available from your
local electrical store.
For the Republic of Ireland only
The information given in respect of Great Britain
will frequently apply, but a third type of plug and
socket is also used, the 2-pin, side earth type.
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