Kenmore 73025 Owners manual

Kenmore 73025 Owners manual
Use & Care Guide
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Kenmore
Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
®
Refrigerador Congelador Inferior
Models, Modelos: 111.7302*
* color number, número de color
60139-0021700-00
Code : F706-8
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty................................................................... 3
Connecting the Water Line.................................26
Important Safety Instructions..........................4-7
Care and Cleaning........................................ 27-28
Parts and Features................................................. 8
Troubleshooting Guide.................................29-35
Refrigerator Installation.................................. 9-17
Service..................................................... Back Cover
Unpacking Your Refrigerator............................... 9
Prior to Use........................................................... 10
Installation............................................................ 10
Removing/Replacing Your Refrigerator
and Freezer Handles,
Doors and Drawers......................................... 11-16
Refrigerator Leveling & Door Adjustment ...... 17
Using Your Refrigerator.................................18-25
Setting the Controls..............................................18
Control Panel.........................................................19
Icemaker...............................................................20
Refrigerator Section............................................23
PRODUCT RECORD
In the space below, record the date of purchase, model and serial number of your product. You will find the model and
serial number printed on an identification label located on the interior liner of the refrigerator compartment. Have these
items of information available whenever you contact Sears concerning your product.
Model No.___________________ Date of Purchase ___________________
Serial No.___________________
Save these instructions and attach your sales receipt for future reference.
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KENMORE LIMITED WARRANTY
REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY
KENMORE LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this appliance is warranted against defects in material or workmanship when
it is correctly installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions.
WITH PROOF OF SALE, a defective appliance will receive free repair or replacement at option
of seller.
For warranty coverage details to obtain free repair or replacement, visit the web page: www.kenmore.com/warranty
This warranty applies for only 90 DAYS if this appliance is ever used for other than private household purposes.
This warranty covers ONLY defects in material and workmanship, and will NOT pay for:
1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, bags or screw-in
base light bulbs.
2. A service technician to clean or maintain this appliance, or to instruct the user in correct appliance installation,
operation and maintenance.
3. Service calls to correct appliance installation not performed by Sears authorized service agents, or to repair
problems with house fuses, circuit breakers, house wiring, and plumbing or gas supply systems resulting from such
installation.
4. Damage to or failure of this appliance resulting from installation not performed by Sears authorized service
agents, including installation that was not in accord with electrical, gas or plumbing codes.
5. Damage to or failure of this appliance, including discoloration or surface rust, if it is not correctly operated and
maintained according to all supplied instructions.
6. Damage to or failure of this appliance, including discoloration or surface rust, resulting from accident, alteration,
abuse, misuse or use for other than its intended purpose.
7. Damage to or failure of this appliance, including discoloration or surface rust, caused by the use of detergents,
cleaners, chemicals or utensils other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with the product.
8. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this appliance.
9. Service to an appliance if the model and serial plate is missing, altered, or cannot easily be determined to have
the appropriate certification logo.
Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies
Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair or replacement as provided
herein. Implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to
one year or the shortest period allowed by law. Seller shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on the
duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards that can kill or
hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard signal word DANGER,
WARNING or CAUTION. These words mean:
You will be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury, or product damage.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if
the instructions are not followed.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal
injury when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the
following.
•DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
•DO NOT allow children to climb, stand, or hang on the
refrigerator doors or shelves in the refrigerator. They
could damage the refrigerator and seriously injure
themselves.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
•NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull it
straight out from the outlet.
•Keep fingers out of pinch point areas; clearances
between the doors and cabinets are necessarily small.
Be careful closing doors when children are in the area.
•If the 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. Do not use
a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its
length or at either the plug or connector end.
•Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or making
any repairs.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that any service be
performed by a qualified technician.
•Do not modify or extend the power cord length. It
could cause electric shock or fire.
•When moving your refrigerator away from the wall, be
careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING
•Never pour or spray water into the refrigerator
(both interior and exterior). - Electric insulation gets
weakened, resulting in a risk of electric shock hazards.
•Before replacing a burned-out or broken light bulb,
unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit
breaker or fuse box in order to avoid contact with a
live wire filament. (A burned-out light bulb may break
when being replaced exposing the wire filament.)
•Do not place containers with water or liquid on top of
refrigerator. - Water can spill into the refrigerator and
can cause electric shock hazards or damage.
N
OTE: Some models have LED interior lighting and
service should be performed by a qualified technician.
•Do not move or remove compartment shelves/pockets
while foods and containers are on them. - Hard
containers (of glass, metal etc.) can fall to hurt you and
can break glass shelf and interior parts.
WARNING: Setting either or both controls to the OFF
position does not remove power to the light circuit.
•When you are finished, reconnect the refrigerator to
the electrical source and reset the controls (Thermostat,
Refrigerator Control, and or Freezer Control, depending
on the model) to the desired setting.
•Never repair, disassemble or alter the refrigerator on
your own. - There is a risk of personal injury or damage
to the refrigerator. It is recommended that any service
be carried out by a qualified person.
•This refrigerator must be properly installed in
accordance with the Attention Installer Instructions.
•If a gas leak is found near the refrigerator or in the
kitchen, ventilate it immediately without touching the
power plug or refrigerator.
•After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the
cold surfaces in the freezer compartment when hands
are damp or wet. Skin may adhere to the extremely
cold surfaces.
•Do not store medicine, academic research samples
which require strict temperature control in the
refrigerator.
•Do not plug several appliances into the same wall
outlet. - It can be a cause of overheating and/or
fire. Use an exclusive grounding receptacle for the
refrigerator.
•Never insert fingers or hands into the bottom of the
refrigerator, especially into the bottom back. - You can
be hurt by sharp metal edges or can receive an electric
shock.
•Never hold the power cord or plug with wet hands. There is a risk of electric shock
•When you find the power cord damaged or cut, call
the service agent immediately.
•Never use a damaged power cord or plug, or loose
main socket. - There is a risk of fire, electric shock or
serious injury.
•When you get rid of your old refrigerator, be sure
to remove the door packings first. - Children can
be entrapped and suffocated in an abandoned
refrigerator.
•Be sure to ground. Check if your wall outlet is grounded
(earthed). - There is a risk of electric shock hazards.
•It is recommended to unplug the refrigerator when it is
not going to be used for a long period of time.
•Do not install the refrigerator on a wet floor or in a
place with excessive humidity and moisture. - Electric
insulation gets weakened, resulting in a risk of electric
shock hazards.
•Never touch foods and containers especially of metal
with wet hands in the freezer compartment. - You can
be hurt by chilblains or cold burns.
•Never let the power cord touch or pass over heating
appliances. - Power cord can be damaged, resulting in
a risk of electric shock hazards.
•Never eat any decayed or deteriorated food at
all. - Foods stored too long in the refrigerator can
deteriorate and become decayed.
•Make sure plug is fully inserted into socket to prevent
the risk of electrical shock.
•Never place bottles and containers of glass in the
freezer compartment. - Glass containers and bottles
can break and hurt you.
•Do Not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
•When moving the refrigerator (horizontally or tilted),
more than 2 persons are required to hold it.(One to
hold top back handles, the other to hold the bottom
holder). If other parts are held instead, it is very
dangerous and likely to slip.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING
…Thawed ground meats, poultry or fish that have any
off-odor or off-color should not be refrozen and should
not be eaten. Thawed ice cream should be discarded.
If the odor or color of any food is poor or questionable,
dispose of it. The food may be dangerous to eat.
•Be sure to turn up the wheel first before moving the
refrigerator - Be sure to turn up the wheel first before
moving the refrigerator, Otherwise, the parts can
collide and break each other.
•DO NOT touch the automatic ice making mechanism
while the refrigerator is plugged in.
Even partial thawing and refreezing reduces the eating
quality of foods, particularly fruits, vegetables and
prepared foods. The eating quality of red meats is
affected less than that of many other foods. Use refrozen
foods as soon as possible to save as much of their quality
as you can.
•DO NOT refreeze frozen foods which have thawed
completely. The United States Department of Agriculture
in Home and Garden Bulletin No. 69 says:
…You may safely refreeze frozen foods that have thawed
if they still contain ice crystals or if they are still cold—
below 39°F (4°C).
his product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and
WARNING : Tbirth
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER: RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
Junked or abandoned refrigerators are dangerous, even if they are sitting for only a few days. If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents (child entrapment and suffocation).
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY
YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR
OR FREEZER:
•Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so that
children may not easily climb inside.
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CFC/HCFC DISPOSAL
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make
sure the refrigerant is removed for proper disposal by a
qualified technician. If you intentionally release
refrigerant, you may be subject to fines and imprisonment
under provisions of environmental legislation.
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system
that used CFCs or HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons or
hydrochlorofluorocarbons). CFCs and HCFCs are believed
to harm stratospheric ozone if released to the atmosphere.
Other refrigerants may also cause harm to the environment
if released to the atmosphere
ELECTRICAL & GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
IMPORTANT: Please read carefully.
TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY
USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, the use of an extension cord is not
recommended. However, if you still elect to use an
extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a ULlisted (USA), 3-wire grounding type appliance extension
cord having a grounding type plug and outlet, and that
the electrical rating of the cord be 15 amperes (minimum)
and 120 volts.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, this appliance must be
properly grounded. Have the wall outlet and the circuit
checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the
outlet is properly grounded.
Use of an extension cord will increase the clearance
needed for the back of the refrigerator.
3-prong
grounding type
wall receptacle
3-prong
grounding
plug
Ensure proper
ground exists
before use.
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual properly grounded electrical outlet rated for
115 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only, and fused at 15 or 20 amperes.
This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a fire
hazard from overheated wires. It is recommended that a
separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
Use a receptacle that cannot be turned off with a switch
or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have
it replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall
outlet.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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* This instruction manual refers to several models. Features may vary according to model.
1. Covered Dairy Bin or Covered Storage Bin
for storing butter and cheese.
6. Humidity controlled Crisper Bin
for storage of fruits and vegetables
2. Gallon door storage bin
for items of medium to large size.
7. Full width pantry drawer
for storage of miscellaneous small items
3. Low profile door storage bin
for items of medium to large size.
8. Pull out freezer drawer
4. Ice maker for making ice.
9. Lower freezer basket
for general freezer storage
5. Adjustable glass shelf
for items of medium to large size.
10. Control and display panel
11. Ice storage bin
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
WARNING
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard:
Excessive Weight Hazard:
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator
for cleaning or service, be sure to protect the floor.
Always pull the refrigerator straight out when moving
it. Do not wiggle or walk the refrigerator when trying to
move it, as floor damage could occur.
Use two or more people to move and install the
refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other
injury.
UNPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Remove tape and any temporary labels from your
refrigerator before using. Do not remove any warning- type
labels, the model and serial number label, or
the Tech Sheet that is located under the front of the
refrigerator.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard:
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline,
away from the refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area briskly
with your thumb. Tape or glue residue can also be easily
removed by rubbing a small amount of liquid dish soap
over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water
and dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your refrigerator.
Refrigerator shelves are installed in the shipping position.
Please reinstall shelves according to your individual storage
needs.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
PRIOR TO USE
INSTALLATION (continued)
1.Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all
dust that accumulated during shipping.
1.To avoid noise and vibration, the unit must be leveled
and installed on a solidly constructed floor. If required,
adjust the leveling legs to compensate for unevenness
of the floor. The front should be slightly higher than the
rear to aid in door closing. Leveling legs can be turned
easily by tipping the cabinet slightly. Turn the leveling
legs to the left to raise the unit or to the right to lower
it. (See Leveling and door AlIgnment.)
2.Install accessories such as ice cube bin, drawers,
shelves, etc., in their proper places. They are packed
together to prevent possible damage during shipment.
3.Allow your refrigerator to run for at least two to three
hours before putting food in it. Check the flow of
cold air in the freezer compartment to ensure proper
cooling. Your refrigerator is now ready for use.
N
OTE: Installing on carpeting, soft tile surfaces,
a platform or weakly supported structure is not
recommended.
INSTALLATION
2.Install this appliance in an area where the temperature
is between 55°F (13°C) and 110°F (43°C). If the
temperature around the appliance is too low or high,
cooling ability may be adversely affected.
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual properly grounded electrical outlet rated for
115 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only, and fused at 15 or 20 amperes.
This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a fire
hazard from overheated wires. It is recommended that a
separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
3.Select a place where a water supply can be easily
connected for the automatic icemaker.
N
OTE: The water pressure must be from 30 to 125 psi
or 207-862 kPa or 2.1-8.8 kgf/cm². If the refrigerator
is installed in an area with low water pressure below
30 psi, you can install a booster pump to compensate
for the low pressure.
WARNING
Shock Hazard:
4.Too small of a distance from adjacent items may result
in lowered freezing capability and increased electricity
consumption charges. Allow at least 2 inch (5 cm)
between the back of the refrigerator and the wall.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not install the
refrigerator in a wet or damp area.
2" (5 cm)
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
NOTE: Removing the doors is always recommended
when it is necessary to move the refrigerator through
a narrow opening. If it is necessary to remove the
handles, follow the directions below.
Set Screw
HOW TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR
DOOR HANDLE
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from the
illustrations on this page.
Removing Refrigerator Handle
Loosen the set screws with the 2.5mm hex key
provided and remove the handle.
HOW TO REPLACE REFRIGERATOR
DOOR HANDLE
hex key
Mounting
Fasteners
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from the
illustrations on this page.
Removing Refrigerator Handle
Place the handle on the door by fitting the
handle footprints over the mounting fasteners and
tightening the set screws with a hex key.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
NOTE: Removing the doors is always recommended when it is necessary to move the refrigerator through a narrow
opening. If it is necessary to remove the handles, follow the directions below.
HOW TO REMOVE FREEZER DOOR HANDLE
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from the
illustrations on this page.
Removing Freezer Drawer Handle
Loosen the set screws located on the lower side of
the handle with the hex key provided and remove
the handle.
HOW TO REPLACE FREEZER DOOR HANDLE
NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from the
illustrations on this page.
Replacing Freezer Drawer Handle
Place the handle on the door by fitting the
handle footprints over the mounting fasteners and
tightening the set screws with a hex key.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need to be
tightened or removed, use a ¼ in. Allen wrench.
WARNING
When assembling or disassembling the handles:
• G
rasp the handle firmly to ensure it will not drop or
cause injury.
• P revent the handle from swinging toward nearby
people or animals.
• Insert the handle footprints over the door mounting
fasteners and tighten the hex screws to fix the handle
in place.
• C
heck for any gap between the door and handle after
the handle is fixed in place.
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NOTICE
To ensure that the appliance
operates correctly, use a level to
align the appliance.
If the height of the refrigerator doors
is uneven:
1. Determine which refrigerator door
needs to be raised.
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
2. Turn the screw nut on the lower
hinge to adjust the refrigerator
the door from the middle hingeen-us
pin and remove
4.Liftdoor.
f the appliance
not level, water
theTodoor.
door,
inside
facing
If the is
refrigerator
doors are not
2. Place
Insert the
the door
handles
into
the up, on a nonAdjusting the freezer
raise a guides.
refrigerator door:
may flow out
of the aligned:
ice maker, ice
properly
scratch
surface.
compartment drawer
Turn the
screw counterclockwise.
cubes may be irregular, or the doors
� Refrigerator doors: The handle
1. Determine which side needs
may not close properly.
If the refrigeratorscrews
doors must
are not
Adjusting
the freezer
face the center
of
WARNING
adjustment.
properly aligned:the appliance.
compartment
drawer
Place the appliance in the
2. Loosen the two screws.
� Freezer compartment drawer:
1.
Determine
which
side nee
Risk
of electric shock!
designated
location.
Do not remove the screws!
The handle screws must face
WARNING
adjustment.
down.
5. Use a hexagonal wrench to turn
Before removing the top panel:
2. Loosen the two screws.
the screws and then align the rear
Before
removing
top
hinge
cover
1. Shut off the water supply to theof the appliance.
Risk of electric shock!
Do not remove the screws
• Shut
off the water supply to the appliance.
appliance.
Before removing the top panel:
To raise the rear of the appliance:
•2.Unplug
switch
from the
Unplugthe
the appliance
appliance oror
switch
Turnoff
the power
screw clockwise.
1. Shut off the water supply to the
off the fuse.
breaker
or fuse panel.
appliance.
To lower the rear of the appliance:
Turn the screw counterclockwise.
1. Determine which refrigerator door
2. Unplug the appliance or switch
needs adjustment.
off the fuse.
To remove
the left refrigerator door:
To lower a refrigerator door:
2. Remove the five screws on the top
the screw
1. Turn
Determine
whichclockwise.
refrigerator door
panel. top hinge cover using a phillips type
1.Remove
needs adjustment.
Remove the three screws from the
To remove the right refrigerator door:
screwdriver
by removing 5 screws
3. Raise the panel.
base panel.
2. Remove the five screws on the top
panel. top hinge cover using a phillips type
1.Remove
Remove the base panel.
REMOVING AND REPLACING
REFRIGERATOR DOORS
WARNING
Risk of electric shock!
screwdriver
by removing 5 screws.
3. Raise the panel.
3. Use the top screw to adjust the
freezer compartment drawer.
3. Tighten the handle screws with the
accompanying Allen wrench.
4. Tighten the two screws.
3. Use the top screw to adju
freezer compartment draw
Installing the handles
4. Loosen the screw.
Do notthe
remove
the screw!
grounding
wire
2.Remove
4. Tighten the two screws.
Do not install the handles until the
appliance is installed in its designated
and
pull out the
location and is level.
screw
Installing the handles
grounding wire (green with yellow stripe). Disconnect
Do not install the handles unt
All handles are the same and are
4. Loosen the screw.
the main wire harness (blue and yellow
wires).
appliance
is installed in its de
installed in the same manner.2.Using
Do not
remove
the screw!
a large
phillips
screwdriver, turn
top hinge
location and is level.
6. Use the1.level
to
check
if
the
fastener counterclockwise to remove the top hinge/
Remove the protective films from
appliance is
All handles are the same and
thelevel.
refrigerator doors and theplate.
installed in the same manner
freezer compartment drawer.
CAUTION: After the hinge is removed, the door can
Use a hexagonal wrench to loosen
1. Remove
the protective film
NOTICE
the two front feet until they are
fall down forward. Please secure door
during this
the refrigerator doors and
firmly planted on the floor and then
process.
freezer compartment draw
align the front of the appliance.
To ensure that the appliance does
not move, the front feet must be
firmly planted on the floor.
7. If the height of the refrigerator
compartment doors are uneven or
5. Move the hinge sideways to adjust
if the freezer compartment drawer
large phillips
turn after
top hinge
3.Using
the a
refrigerator
door. screwdriver,
is slanted
adjusting the level
of the appliance,
the following
fastener
to remove
the top use
hinge
6. Tightencounterclockwise
the screw.
method to adjust them.
plate.
7. Realign panel.
CAUTION:
After the hinge is removed, the door can
8. Insert and tighten the five screws.
fall
down forward. Hold the door to prevent it from
falling.
Installing the base plate
1. Remove the three screws on the
appliance.
2. Mount the base plate.
3. Insert the three screws and
tighten.
5. Move the hinge sideways to adjust
the refrigerator door.
6. Tighten the screw.
panel.
the door
from the middle hinge pin and remove
3.L7.iftRealign
8.
Insert
and
tighten
five screws.
the door. Place
thethedoor,
inside facing up, on a nonscratch surface.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Reinstalling the Left Refrigerator Door
Reinstalling the Right Refrigerator Door
1.Lower the door onto the middle hinge.
1.Lower the door onto the middle hinge.
If the
If the
refrigerator
refrigerator
doors
doors
areare
notnot
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thethe
freezer
freeze
aligned:
aligned:
it properly
the top
hinge over the mounting holes
and align drawer
todrawe
2.Fproperly
2.Fit the top hinge over the mounting holes and align to
compartment
compartment
en-us
proper position before tightening. Turn top hinge screw
proper position before tightening. en-us
1. 1.
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Determine
which
which
side
side
neen
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If
the
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refrigerator
refrigerator
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doors
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2.
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door
door
handles
handles
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the
adjustment.
adjustment.
fastener
clockwise
tothesecure
the hinge.
clockwise
to secure
the
hinge.
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groundthe
wire
the
freezer
freezer Turn top 2.hinge
properly
properly
aligned:
aligned:
guides.
guides.
compartment
compartment
drawer
drawer
screw
and
tighten the ground wire (green
with yellow
2. 2.
Loosen
Loosen
thethe
twotwo
screws.
screws
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Risk
of electric
of electric
shock!
shock! doors:
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doors:
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handle
handle
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remove
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main wire
1.
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Determine
which
which
side
side
needs
needs
screws
screws
must
must
face
face
thethe
center
center
of of
WARNING
WARNING
adjustment.
adjustment.
harness (blue
and yellow wires).
Before
Before
removing
removing
the
the
top
top
panel:
panel:
thethe
appliance.
appliance.
Risk
Risk
of electric
of electric
shock!
shock!
Before
Before
removing
removing
thethe
toptop
panel:
panel:
1. 1.
Shut
Shut
off off
thethe
water
water
supply
supply
to the
to the
appliance.
appliance.
2. 2.
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remove
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thethe
fuse.
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Determine
which
which
refrigerator
refrigerator
door
door
needs
needs
adjustment.
adjustment.
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Unplug
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appliance
appliance
or switch
or switch
off off
thethe
fuse.
fuse.
2. 2.
Remove
Remove
thethe
fivefive
screws
screws
on on
thethe
toptop
panel.
panel.
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Determine
which
which
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refrigerator
door
door
needs
needs
adjustment.
adjustment.
top
hinge
cover into place with a screwdriver.
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3.
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Raise
thethe
panel.
panel.
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thethe
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screws
screws
on on
thethe
toptop
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panel.
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panel.
panel.
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top
hinge
cover into place with a screwdriver.
3.3.
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toptop
screw
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toptop
screw
screw
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to adjust
thethe
freezer
freezer
compartment
compartment
drawer.
drawer.
4. 4.
Tighten
Tighten
thethe
twotwo
screws.
screws.
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thethe
handles
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screw.
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remove
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twotwo
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wrench.
wrench.
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Installing
thethe
handles
handle
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thethe
screw.
screw.
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notnot
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remove
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install
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designated
location
location
andand
is level.
is level.
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Remove
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protective
film
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refrigerator
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Remove
thethe
protective
protective
films
films
from
from
thethe
refrigerator
refrigerator
doors
doors
andand
thethe
freezer
freezer
compartment
compartment
drawer.
drawer.
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thethe
base
base
plate
plate
1. 1.
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Remove
thethe
three
three
screws
screws
on on
thethe
appliance.
appliance.
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Move
thethe
hinge
hinge
sideways
sideways
to adjust
to adjust
2.
2.
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Mount
the
the
base
base
plate.
plate.
thethe
refrigerator
refrigerator
door.
door.
3.the
3.
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thethe
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three
screws
screws
andand
6. 6.
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screw.
tighten.
tighten.
7. 7.
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Realign
panel.
panel.
5. 5.
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Move
thethe
hinge
hinge
sideways
sideways
to adjust
to adjust
thethe
refrigerator
refrigerator
door.
door.
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andand
tighten
tighten
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fivefive
screws.
screws.
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panel.
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tighten
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fivefive
screws.
screws.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO REMOVE THE FREEZER DRAWER
ARNING: Use two or more people to remove and
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install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so can result in
personal injury, product or property damage.
4.Pull exterior freezer drawer to fully disengage the rail
assembly from the unit. Use 2 people for this task as
the door is heavy and awkward to handle.
AUTION: Do not hold the handle when removing or
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replacing the drawer. The handle may come off and it
could cause personal injury.
1.Take out the ice bin first, and then take out the upper
freezer drawer by lifting it up.
2.Remove lower freezer basket by pulling up and tilting
toward refrigerator until it can be removed from the
freezer drawer/door assembly.
5. Place the door on a non-scratch surface.
3.Push the rail support locking tabs to release the main
freezer drawer rails from the cabinet while slightly
pulling the exterior freezer drawer outwards, so that the
locking tab does not return to the locked position. The
locking tabs are located in the freezer compartment to
the rear of the main rail assembly (which is attached
to main exterior freezer drawer) as shown in the
illustration below.
Locking Tab
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
HOW TO INSTALL THE FREEZER DRAWER
3.Replace the lower freezer drawer basket
1.Using 2 people (recommended), align end of the
exterior drawer rails to the lower rail guides located on
the sidewalls of the freezer compartment. Make sure
the gear teeth are engaged to the gear rail the same
amount on both sides.
4.Insert the upper freezer drawer above the lower basket,
and replace ice bin.
5.Open and close the freezer drawer several times to
make sure operation is smooth and seal is consistent all
the way around the freezer compartment.
2.Fully push in and close freezer drawer to engage rails
with rail support locking tab, applying a bit of pressure
after the door is closed to seat the tabs to the rail.
CAUTION: Make sure the tabs are completely
engaged to the rail or the refrigerator drawer could
be pulled out of the refrigerator by the customer. Fully
open the freezer door to check and see if the locking
tabs are fully engaged. If they are not engaged,
gently push each freezer rail
with a flat head
screwdriver towards the freezer compartment until the
locking tabs snap to the locked position.
If the tab is not fully engaged,
use a flat screwdriver to push
on the rail as shown to allow
the tab to snap into position
This shows that
the tab is not
fully locked
This shows that the
tab is fully in the
locked position
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
REFRIGERATOR LEVELING
& DOOR ADJUSTMENT
Adjusting a refrigerator door
If the height of the refrigerator doors is uneven, turn the
screw nut on the middle hinge to adjust the refrigerator door.
The refrigerator must be level in order to maintain optimal
performance and desirable front appearance.
(If the floor beneath the refrigerator is uneven, the freezer
and refrigerator doors look unbalanced.)
1.To raise a refrigerator door turn the screw
counterclockwise.
Leveling Refrigerator
1.Fully open the freezer drawer and remove the freezer
drawer basket to gain access to the lower toe guard
fasteners.
2.To lower a refrigerator door turn the screw clockwise.
2.Remove the lower toe guard using a phillips
screwdriver.
NOTE: Put screws in safe location so they are not lost.
3.Using the wrench provided, turn the leveling leg
clockwise to lower and counterclockwise to raise the
front corners of the refrigerator.
Adjusting the freezer drawer
If the freezer drawer is higher on one side than the other
(not even):
1.Loosen the four side screws on the side where
adjustmentthe
is needed.
Adjusting
freezer drawer
If the freezer drawer is higher on one side than the other
Raise
Move
the Stopper from ‘left picture position’ to ‘right
2.(not
even):
picture position’.
Lower
1. Loosen the four side screws on the side where adjustment
Move
Stopper
‘left picture
position’
to ‘right picture
Adjust
thethe
leveling
byfrom
rotating
the Position
Knob.
3.2.
3.
Adjust
the
leveling
by
rotating
the
Position
Knob.
(Pull and rotate the Position Knob)
(Pull and rotate the Position Knob)
adjusting
leveling,
tighten
four
side
screws.
AfterAfter
adjusting
thethe
leveling,
tighten
thethe
four
side
screws.
4.4.
4.Install lower toe guard/grille using a phillips
screwdriver.
1
5.Install freezer drawer basket, then open and close the
freezer drawer several times to make sure operation is
smooth without hindrance.
2
3
2
1
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3
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
SETTING THE CONTROLS
Refrigerator Compartment
Push the Refrigerator button and the temperature setting
changes in the sequence as shown below:
Temperature Control
NOTE: When changing control settings, wait 24 hours
before making additional adjustments. The controls are set
correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you would like
and when ice cream is firm. If the temperature in either
compartment is too cold or too warm, change the setting
one increment at a time. Wait 24 hours for the change to
stabilize before adjusting again.
>>> Sequential Temperature Change <<<
Accela Chill Refrigerator function:
To activate refrigerator Accela Chill, press and hold the
Refrigerator button for 3 seconds. Accela Chill LED will
turn on. Push the button again to cancel.
• The refrigerator temperature control is preset to
37 deg F (3 deg C) and the freezer control is preset
to 0 deg F (-18 deg C). These are recommended
temperature settings for normal use conditions.
The Accela Chill function is useful to help quickly cool the
refrigerator compartment when needed. For example:
If a large quantity of warm food is placed inside the
refrigerator, or if loading the refrigerator with new
groceries which may not be as cold as normal refrigerator
temperatures.
Freezer Compartment
Push the Freezer button and the temperature setting
changes in the sequence as shown below:
Accela Chill refrigerator function will automatically cancel
(Accela Chill LED will turn off) after 6 hours
>>> Sequential Temperature Change <<<
Demo Mode (For Store Use Only)
Accela Chill Freezer function:
To activate freezer Accela Chill, press and hold the
Freezer button for 3 seconds. Accela Chill LED will turn
on. Push the button again to cancel.
The Demo Mode disables all cooling in the refrigerator
and freezer sections to conserve energy while on display
in a retail store.
When Demo Mode is active, the display panel can be
demonstrated without activating cooling operation.
The Accela Chill function is useful to help quickly chill the
freezer compartment when needed. For example: If a
large quantity of warm food is placed inside the freezer,
or if loading the freezer with new groceries which may
not be as cold as normal freezer temperatures.
To activate or deactivate:
Press Door Alarm button 5 times while pressing and
holding Ice Maker and Freezer Temp buttons
Accela Chill will automatically cancel (Accela Chill LED
will turn off) after 50 hours.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Control Panel
5. ACCELA CHILL (
)
Illuminates when ACCELA CHILL function is ON.
6. Temperature Mode Switch Function ( °F ↔°C )
If you want to convert from °F to °C or vice versa:
Press and hold the Freezer Temp and Refrigerator Temp
for 5 seconds until the temperature mode changes.
1. Ice Maker button
Press to turn Ice Maker On or Off. If you do not intend
to use any ice cubes for longer than one week (e.g.
because you are going on holiday), shut down the ice
maker.
Initial status: Ice Maker On (LED off)
Press Ice Maker button: Ice Maker OFF (LED on)
2. Freezer Temp button
Press to adjust freezer compartment temperature.
3. Refrigerator button
Press to adjust refrigerator compartment temperature.
4. Door Alarm
When either the refrigerator or the freezer door is left
open for more than one minute, the Door Alarm button
LED will illuminate and an audible alarm will sound to
alert you that the door is open. To turn off the alarm,
press the DOOR ALARM button.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
ICEMAKER
ICEMAKER
In case the icemaker doesn’t work
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
If the ice maker doesn’t work, check the following:
• Has it been less than 12 hours since the water supply
line installation?
• Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve
opened?
• Did you manually stop the ice making function?
• Is the freezer temperature too warm? Try setting the
freezer temperature lower.
• Wash food before storing
• Divide and separate food into smaller pieces.
•Place watery food or food with a lot of moisture in
front shelves (close to door side). If they are placed
close to the cold air vent, they can be frozen.
•Warm or hot food should be cooled down enough
before storing to reduce power consumption and to
enhance refrigeration performance.
•Be careful in storing tropical fruits such as bananas,
pineapples and tomatoes, as they can easily
deteriorate in lower temperatures.
•Keep enough space between the food items. If too
tight or too close, cold air circulation is hindered,
resulting in poor refrigeration.
• Never forget to cover or wrap food to prevent odors.
In case of power failure
In the event of a lengthy power failure, remove ice cubes
from the storage bin as the ice may melt.
Shutting down the ice maker
Important!
If you do not intend to use any ice cubes for longer than
one week (e.g. because you are going on holiday),
shut down the ice maker for that period in order to
prevent ice cubes from freezing together.
1.Press the On/Off button for 5 seconds to turn the ice
maker off (LED on)
2.Empty and clean the ice cube bin.
3. Return the ice cube bin into position.
Reactivating the ice maker:
Press the button for 5 seconds to turn the ice maker on (LED
off)
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (continued)
AUTION:
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WHEN TO SET ICEMAKER TO OFF
•The first ice and water dispensed may include particles
or odor from the water supply line or the water tank.
•When the water supply will be shut off for several
hours.
• Throw away the first few batches of ice. This is also
necessary if the refrigerator has not been used for a
long time.
•When the ice bin is removed for more than one or two
minutes.
• Never store beverage cans or other items in the ice
bin for the purpose of rapid cooling. Doing so may
damage the ice maker if the containers burst.
NOTE: The ice bin should be emptied when the
icemaker ON/OFF button is turned to the OFF mode.
• When the refrigerator will not be used for several days.
• If discolored ice is dispensed, check the water filter
and water supply. If the problem continues, contact a
Sears or other qualified service center. Do not use the
ice or water until the problem is corrected.
PREPARING FOR VACATION
Set the icemaker ON/OFF button to OFF and shut off the
water supply to the refrigerator.
NOTE: The ice bin should be emptied any time the
icemaker ON/OFF button is turned OFF.
If the ambient temperature will drop below freezing, have
a qualified technician drain the water supply system to
prevent serious property damage due to flooding caused
by ruptured water lines or connections.
• To avoid personal injury, keep hands out of the
ice maker.
• If ice or water dispenses unexpectedly, turn off the
water supply and contact Sears Home Services at
1-844-553-6667
How to use the Automatic Icemaker
The ice maker will produce 7 cubes per cycle –
approximately 50 to70 cubes in a 24-hour period –
depending on freezer compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of times freezer door is opened, and
other use conditions.
Throw away the first few batches of ice to allow the water
line to clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep of the ice maker
feeler arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler arm, the ice
maker will stop producing ice.
After the ice maker has been turned on again, there will
be a time delay before the ice maker resumes operation.
When ice dispenses, it is normal for several cubes to be
joined together.
If ice is not dispensed on a regular basis, old ice cubes will
discolor and shrink. If you won’t be using ice on a regular
basis, turn the ice maker off.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
STORING FROZEN FOOD
NOTE: Check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook for
further information about preparing food for freezing or
food storage times.
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and
moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator. For dated products, check date code to
ensure freshness.
Items
How to
Butter or
margarine
Keep opened butter in a covered
dish or closed compartment.
When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and
freeze.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping
until you are ready to use it. Once
opened, rewrap tightly in plastic
wrap or aluminum foil.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best
storage, place milk on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Eggs
Store in original carton on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Fruit
Do not wash or hull the fruit
until it is ready to be used. Sort
and keep fruit in its original
container, in a crisper, or store in
a completely closed paper bag
on a refrigerator shelf.
Leafy
vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim
or tear off bruised and discolored
areas. Wash in cold water and
drain. Place in plastic bag or
plastic container and store in
crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic
container and store in crisper.
Fish
Store fresh fish and shellfish in
the freezer section if they are not
being consumed the same day of
purchase. It is recommended to
consume fresh fish and shellfish
the same day purchased.
Leftovers
Freezing
Your freezer will not quick-freeze a large quantity of
food. Do not put more unfrozen food into the freezer
than will freeze within 24 hours (no more than 2 to 3
lbs. of food per cubic foot of freezer space). Leave
enough space in the freezer for air to circulate around
packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the
front so the door can close tightly.
Storage times will vary according to the quality and
type of food, the type of packaging or wrap used
(how airtight and moisture-proof) and the storage
temperature. Ice crystals inside a sealed package are
normal. This simply means that moisture in the food
and air inside the package have condensed, creating
ice crystals.
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at room temperature
for 30 minutes, then package and freeze. Cooling hot
foods before freezing saves energy.
Packaging
Successful freezing depends on correct packaging.
When you close and seal the package, it must not
allow air or moisture in or out. If it does, you could
have food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator and could also dry out frozen food.
Packaging recommendations:
• Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
• Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
• Heavy-duty aluminum foil
• Plastic-coated paper
• Non-permeable plastic wraps
• Specified freezer-grade self-sealing plastic bags
Follow package or container instructions for proper
freezing methods.
Do not use
• Bread wrappers
• Non-polyethylene plastic containers
• Containers without tight lids
• Wax paper or wax-coated freezer wrap
• Thin, semi-permeable wrap
AUTION: Do not keep beverage cans or plastic
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food containers in the freezer compartment. They may
break or burst if they freeze.
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap
or aluminum foil, or store in
plastic containers with tight lids.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR SECTION
Foldaway door bar (mullion bar)
- When closing the left refrigerator door, the mullion bar
folds behind the right refrigerator door, forming a seal
between the refrigerator doors.
- When opening the left refrigerator door, the mullion
bar folds back to the left door automatically.
Opening: Mullion bar
folds back
Closing: M
ullion bar folds
to right
- The mullion bar may become damaged upon closing
if it has been extended to the right while the door left
door is open.
AUTION: Before closing the left refrigerator door,
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make sure the mullion bar is folded back to the left
door position or product damage may result.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
To reinstall a shelf: With front of shelf angled slightly
up, engage hooks on back of shelf into attachment
slots, and then lower front of shelf into place.
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet
your individual storage needs. Your model may have glass
or wire shelves.
Adjusting the shelves to fit different heights of items will
make finding the exact item you want easier. Doing so will
also reduce the amount of time the refrigerator door is
open which will save energy.
IMPORTANT: Do not clean glass shelves with warm water
while they are cold. Shelves may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact.
3
AUTION: Glass shelves are heavy. Use special care
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when removing them.
Adjusting Shelves (Cantilever)
Remove shelves from the shipping position and replace
shelves in the position you want.
To remove a shelf: Lift up on front of shelf with one
hand and with other hand push up on back of shelf to
release attachment hooks from attachment slots. Pull
the shelf out.
CAUTION: Make sure that shelves are level from one
side to the other. Failure to do so may result in the shelf
falling or spilling food.
3
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Vita Fresh is suitable for:
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Basically any food that is fresh and is
to be kept fresh longer, such as meat
age of ready meals, cakes
and meat products, fresh fish,
tries, canned food,
seafood, milk, butter, soft cheese,
sed milk, cheese, spreads,
cottage
cheese, fruit and vegetables.
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dips and
eggs.
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1. To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and pull straight
out.
2. To replace the bin, slide it in above the desired support
and push down until it snaps into place.
- Slide the Humidity Control toward “hi” to keep moist air
When buying food, please
event poor air circulation in
crisper
for best storage
of fresh, leafy vegetables.
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The temperature in the deli drawer
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AUTIONDoor
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into door bins.
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so may
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To remove
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3. Inserting the
Vita Fresh
drawers:
s such3.
asTo
vegetables,
install, slightly tilt up the
front,
the drawer
Insert
the insert
Vita Fresh
drawers into
into
herbs and
thefruit.
frame and push it back
place.
theinto
rail and
push toward the back.
3. Inserting the drawer: Insert the deli
drawer into the rail and push
toward the back.
To install door storage
compartments:
Place the compartment above the
bracket at the desired height and
press down.
Butter and cheese
compartment
Raise the cover on the butter and
cheese compartment.
Installing the glass shelf
Lift up the front of the shelf and insert
the hooks into the openings at the
desired height. Lower the front of the
shelf.
Small top glass shelf
The glass shelf can be removed and
placed in the holder underneath the
ice maker. This provides room to
place taller items such as tall bottles
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next to the ice maker.
To remove the butter and cheese
compartment:
Lift up the compartment and take it
out.
To install the butter and cheese
compartment:
Place the compartment above the
bracket at the desired height and
press down.
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Egg compartment
CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
This water line installation is not covered by the
refrigerator warranty. Follow these instructions carefully to
minimize the risk of expensive water damage.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in house
plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator parts and
can lead to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified
plumber to correct water hamme
CAUTION: To prevent burns and product damage,
only connect the refrigerator water line to a cold water
supply.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting the water
line, make sure the icemaker is turned OFF at the control
panel.
CAUTION: Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas
where temperatures fall below freezing.
WATER SUPPLY KIT
* Connecting the water line to the refrigerator.
WATER PRESSURE
The water pressure must be from 30 to 125 psi or 207-862
kPa or 2.1-8.8 kgf/cm2. If the refrigerator is installed in
an area with low water pressure “below 30 psi”, you can
install a booster pump to compensate for the low pressure.
Parts that are not supplied are available from local
service dealers.
1. Connect water line to the compression fitting.
- If you are using copper tubing (not supplied), slip
the compression nut (not supplied) and ferrule (not
supplied) onto copper tubing.
- If you are using plastic tubing (not supplied), insert
the molded ending of the plastic tubing into the
compression fitting.
2. Tighten the compression nut onto the compression
fitting.
3. Turn the water on and check for any leakage.
WARNING
To reduce the risk associated with ingestion of
contaminants: Do not use with water that is
microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality
without adequate disinfection before and after the
system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be
used on disinfected water that may contain filterable
cysts. EPA Establishment Number 10350-MN-005
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CARE AND CLEANING
Be sure to
unplug first
* Features may vary according to model.
3. Refrigerator Shelves
To remove a shelf: Lift up
on front of shelf with one
hand and with other hand
push up on back of shelf to
release attachment hooks
from attachment slots. Pull
the shelf out.
1. Ice Storage Bin
Cleaning: Empty the ice cube bin and clean with
lukewarm water. Thoroughly dry the bin and screw
conveyor to prevent new ice cubes from sticking
together.
3
To reinstall a shelf: With
front of shelf angled
slightly up, engage hooks
on back of shelf into
attachment slots, and then
lower front of shelf into
place.
2. Freezer & Refrigerator Bins
Hold both ends and pull up.
CAUTION: Make sure that shelves are level from one
side to the other. Failure to do so may result in the shelf
falling or spilling food.
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3
CARE AND CLEANING
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
WHEN YOU MOVE
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home,
follow these steps to prepare it for the move.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
emove all food from the refrigerator and pack all
1. R
frozen food in dry ice.
2. Unplug the refrigerator.
3. Clean, wipe and dry thoroughly.
4. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well and tape
them together so they do not shift and rattle during the
move. Refer to the Using your Refrigerator section for
removing instructions.
5. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord to the
refrigerator cabinet.
Before replacing a Compartment Lamp, either unplug
the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker
or fuse box.
NOTE: The refrigerator and freezer compartment
lights have LED interior lighting, and service should be
performed by a qualified technician.
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
When you get to your new home, put everything back
and refer to the Refrigerator Installation section for
preparation instructions.
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep all
refrigerator doors closed to help foods stay cold and
frozen.
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours,
remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food
locker.
WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you
are away, follow these steps to prepare your refrigerator
before you leave.
se up any perishables and freeze other items.
1. U
2. T urn off the icemaker and empty the ice bin.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off before you
leave, follow these steps.
emove all food from the refrigerator.
1. R
lean the refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
2. C
3. T ape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors
to prop them open far enough for air to get in. This
stops odor and mold from building up.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
COOLING
Problem
Refrigerator and
Freezer section are
not cooling.
Cooling System runs
too much.
Possible Causes
Refrigerator is set to demo mode.
Solutions
Demo Mode allows the lights and control display to work
normally while disabling cooling to save energy while
on the showroom floor. Refer to the Setting the Controls
section for instructions on how to disable Demo Mode.
Refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
compartment may raise slightly. Wait 30 minutes and
confirm the proper temperature has been restored once
the defrost cycle has completed.
Refrigerator was recently installed.
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment to
reach the desired temperature.
Refrigerator was recently relocated.
If the refrigerator was stored for a long period of time or
moved on its side, it is necessary for the refrigerator to
stand upright for 24 hours before connecting it to power.
Refrigerator is replacing an older
Modern refrigerators require more operating time but use
model.
less energy due to more efficient technology.
Refrigerator was recently plugged in The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to cool
or power restored.
completely.
Door opened often or a large amount Adding food and opening the door warms the
of food / hot food was added.
refrigerator, requiring the compressor to run longer in
order to cool the refrigerator back down. In order to
conserve energy, try to get everything you need out of
the refrigerator at once, keep food organized so it is
easy to find, and close the door as soon as the food is
removed. (Refer to the Food Storage Guide.)
Doors are not closed completely.
Firmly push the doors shut. If they will not shut all the
way, see the Doors will not close completely or pop open
section in Parts & Features Troubleshooting.
Refrigerator is installed in a hot
The compressor will run longer under warm conditions.
location.
At normal room temperatures (70°F) expect your
compressor to run about 40% to 80% of the time.
Under warmer conditions, expect it to run even more
often. The refrigerator should not be operated above
110°F.
Condenser / back cover is clogged.
Use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment to clean the
condenser cover and vents. Do not remove the panel
covering the condenser coil area.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
COOLING
Problem
Refrigerator or
Freezer section is too
warm.
Interior moisture
buildup.
Possible Causes
Refrigerator was recently installed.
Solutions
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment to
reach the desired temperature.
Doors are opened often or for long
When the doors are opened often or for long periods
periods of time.
of time, warm, humid air enters the compartment. This
raises the temperature and moisture level within the
compartment. To lessen the effect, reduce the frequency
and duration of door openings.
Unit is installed in a hot location.
The refrigerator should not be operated in temperatures
above 110F.
A large amount of food or hot food
Adding food warms the compartment requiring the
was added to either compartment.
cooling system to run. Allowing hot food to cool to room
temperature before putting it in the refrigerator will
reduce this effect.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly or pop open
section in Parts & Features Troubleshooting
Temperature control is not set
If the temperature is too warm, adjust the control one
correctly.
increment at a time and wait for the temperature to
stabilize. Refer to the Setting the Controls section for
more information.
Defrost cycle has recently completed. During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
compartment may raise slightly and condensation may
form on the back wall. Wait 30 minutes and confirm the
proper temperature has been restored once the defrost
cycle has completed.
Doors are opened often or for long
When the doors are opened often or for long periods of
periods of time.
time, warm, humid air enters the compartment.
This raises the temperature and moisture level within the
compartment. To lessen the effect, reduce the frequency
and duration of door openings.
Doors not closed correctly.
See the Doors will not close correctly section in the
Troubleshooting section.
Weather is humid.
Humid weather allows additional moisture to enter the
compartments when the doors are opened leading to
condensation or frost. Maintaining a reasonable level of
humidity in the home will help to control the amount of
moisture that can enter the compartments.
Defrost cycle recently completed.
During the defrost cycle, the temperature of each
compartment may raise slightly and condensation may
form on the back wall. Wait 30 minutes and confirm
that the proper temperature has been restored once the
defrost cycle has completed.
Food is not packaged correctly.
Food stored uncovered or unwrapped, and damp
containers can lead to moisture accumulation within each
compartment. Wipe all containers dry and store food in
sealed packaging to prevent condensation and frost.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
COOLING/ICE & WATER
Problem
Food is freezing
in the refrigerator
compartment.
Frost or ice crystals
form on frozen food
(outside of package).
Refrigerator or
Freezer section is too
cold.
Frost or ice crystals
on frozen food
(inside of sealed
package).
Icemaker is not
making enough ice.
Possible Causes
Food with high water content was
placed near an air vent.
Refrigerator temperature control is set
incorrectly.
Solutions
Rearrange items with high water content away from air
vents.
If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control one
increment at a time and wait for the temperature to
stabilize. Refer to the Setting the Controls section for
more information.
Refrigerator is installed in a cold
When the refrigerator is operated in temperature
location.
below 41°F (5°C), food can freeze in the refrigerator
compartment. The refrigerator should not be operated in
temperature below 55°F (13°C).
Door is opened frequently or for long When the doors are opened often or for long periods
periods of time.
of time, warm, humid air enters the compartment. This
raises the temperature and moisture level within the
compartment. Increased moisture will lead to frost and
condensation. To lessen the effect, reduce the frequency
and duration of door openings.
Door is not closing properly.
Refer to the Doors will not close correctly or pop open
section in the Troubleshooting section.
Incorrect temperature control settings. If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control one
increment at a time and wait for the temperature to
stabilize. Refer to the Setting the Controls section for
more information.
Condensation from food with a high This is normal for food items with a high water content.
water content has frozen inside of the
food package.
Food has been left in the freezer for a Do not store food items with high water content in the
long period of time.
freezer for a long period of time.
Demand exceeds ice storage
The ice maker will product approximately 50 to 70 cubes
capacity.
in a 24 hour period.
House water supply is not connected, Connect the refrigerator to a cold water supply with
valve is not turned on fully, or valve is adequate pressure and turn the water shutoff valve fully
open.
clogged.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to contact a
plumber.
Low house water supply pressure.
NOTE: The water pressure must be from 30 to 125 psi
or 207-862 kPa or 2.1-8.8 kgf/cm². If the refrigerator
is installed in an area with low water pressure below
30 psi, you can install a booster pump to compensate
for the low pressure.
If the problem persists, it may be necessary to contact a
plumber or install a booster pump to compensate for the
low pressure.
Reverse Osmosis filtration system is
Reverse osmosis filtration systems can reduce the water
used.
pressure below the minimum amount and result in
icemaker issues. (Refer to Water Pressure section.)
Tubing connecting refrigerator to
The tubing can kink when the refrigerator is moved
house supply valve is kinked.
during installation or cleaning resulting in reduced water
flow. Straighten or repair the water supply line and
arrange it to prevent future kinks.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
ICE & WATER
Problem
Icemaker is not
making ice.
Possible Causes
Refrigerator was recently installed or
icemaker recently connected.
Icemaker not turned on.
Ice has bad taste or
odor.
The refrigerator is not connected to
a water supply or the supply shutoff
valve is not turned on.
Icemaker shutoff (feeler arm)
obstructed.
Water supply contains minerals such
as sulfur.
Icemaker was recently installed.
Ice has been stored for too long.
The food has not been stored
properly in either compartment.
The interior of the refrigerator needs
to be cleaned.
The ice storage bin needs to be
cleaned.
Icemaker is making
too much ice.
Icemaker shutoff (feeler arm) is
obstructed.
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Solutions
It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment to
reach the desired temperature and for the icemaker to
begin making ice.
Locate the icemaker on/of button and confirm that
it is turned ON.
Connect refrigerator to the water supply and turn the
water shutoff valve fully open.
If your icemaker is equipped with an ice shutoff arm,
make sure that the arm moves freely.
A water filter may need to be installed to eliminate
taste and odor problems.
NOTE: In some cases, a filter may not help. It may not
be possible to remove all minerals / odor / taste in all
water supplies.
Discard the first few batches of ice to avoid discolored
or bad tasting ice.
Ice that has been stored for too long will shrink,
become cloudy, and may develop a stale taste. Throw
away old ice and make a new supply.
Rewrap the food. Odors may migrate to the ice if
food is not wrapped properly.
See the Care and Cleaning section for more
information.
Empty and wash the bin (discard old cubes). Make
sure that the bin is completely dry before reinstalling
it.
Empty the ice bin. If your icemaker is equipped with
an ice shutoff arm, make sure that the arm moves
freely. Reinstall the ice bin and wait 24 hours to
confirm proper operation.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
NOISE
Problem
Clicking
Rattling
Whooshing
Gurgling
Popping
Sizzling
Vibrating
Dripping
Pulsating or HighPitched Sound
Possible Causes
The defrost control will click when
the automatic defrost cycle begins
and ends. The thermostat control (or
refrigerator control on some models)
will also click when cycling on and
off.
Rattling noises may come from the
flow of refrigerant, the water line on
the back of the unit, or items stored
on top of or around the refrigerator.
Refrigerator is not resting solidly on
the floor.
Refrigerator with linear compressor
was jarred while running.
Evaporator fan motor is circulating
air through the refrigerator and
freezer compartments.
Air is being forced over the condenser
by the condenser fan.
Refrigerant flowing through the
cooling system.
Contraction and expansion of the
inside walls due to changes in
temperature.
Water dripping on the defrost heater
during a defrost cycle.
If the side or back of the refrigerator
is touching a cabinet or wall, some of
the normal vibrations may make an
audible sound.
Water running into the drain pan
during the defrost cycle.
Your refrigerator is designed to run
more efficiently to keep your food
items at the desired temperature. The
high efficiency compressor may cause
your new refrigerator to run longer
than your old one, but it is still more
energy efficient than previous models.
While the refrigerator is running, it is
normal to hear a pulsating or
highpitched
sound.
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Solutions
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need to be
adjusted. See the Door Alignment section.
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
To eliminate the noise, make sure that the sides and
back cannot vibrate against any wall or cabinet.
Normal Operation
Normal Operation
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PARTS & FEATURES
Problem
Doors will not close
correctly or pop
open.
Possible Causes
Food packages are blocking the door
open.
Ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves,
door bins, or baskets are out of
position.
The doors were removed during
product installation and not properly
replaced.
Refrigerator is not leveled properly.
Doors are difficult to
open.
The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
Door was recently closed.
Refrigerator wobbles
or seems unstable.
Leveling legs are not adjusted
properly.
Floor is not level.
Lights do not work.
LED interior lighting failure.
The interior of
the refrigerator is
covered with dust or
soot.
The refrigerator is located near a fire
source, such as a fireplace, chimney
or candle.
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Solutions
Rearrange food containers to clear the door and door
shelves.
Push bins all the way in and put crisper cover, pans,
shelves and baskets into their correct positions. See the
Using Your Refrigerator section for more information.
Remove and replace the doors according to the
Removing and Replacing Refrigerator Handles and
Doors section.
See Door Alignment in the Refrigeration Installation
section to level refrigerator.
Clean the gaskets and the surfaces that they touch.
Rub a thin coat of appliance polish or kitchen wax on
the gaskets after cleaning.
When you open the door, warmer air enters the
refrigerator. As the warm air cools, it can create a
vacuum. If the door is hard to open, wait one minute
to allow the air pressure to equalize, then see if it
opens more easily.
Refer to the Leveling and Door Alignment section.
It may be necessary to add shims under the leveling
legs or rollers to complete installation.
The refrigerator compartment lamp is LED interior
lighting, and service should be performed by
a qualified technician. Refer to the Light Bulb
Replacement section.
Make sure that the refrigerator is not located near a
fire source, such as a fireplace, chimney or candle.
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To schedule in-home repair service
or order replacement parts
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