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All about the
Use & Care
of your
Refrigerator
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Controls....................................................15
Features At A Glance...................................4
Optional Features......................................17
Installation.................................................5
Normal Operating Sounds and Sights..........20
Door Removal/Reversal Instructions.............7
Care and Cleaning.....................................21
Handle Installation....................................10
Before you Call..........................................23
Connecting Water Supply...........................12
Major Appliance Warranty..........................24
Ice Service................................................14
www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044
www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352
807876507 (October 2016)
Important Safety Instructions.......................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Installation Checklist
WARNING
Please read all instructions before using this
refrigerator.
For your Safety
• DO NOT store or use gasoline, or other
flammable liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance. Read product labels
for warnings regarding flammability and
other hazards.
• DO NOT operate the refrigerator in the
presence of explosive fumes.
• Avoid contact with any moving parts of
automatic ice maker.
• Remove all staples from the carton. Staples
can cause severe cuts, and also destroy
finishes if they come in contact with other
appliances or furniture.
Definitions
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to
alert you to potential personal injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this
symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
Doors
 Handles are secure and tight
 Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides
 Freezer door is level across the top
Leveling
 Refrigerator is level, side-to-side and
tilted ¼” (6mm) front-to-back
 Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator
 Cabinet is setting solid on all corners
 Anti-tip bracket set
Electrical Power
 House power turned on
 Refrigerator plugged in
Ice Maker
 House water supply connected to refrigerator
 No water leaks present at all connections
- recheck in 24 hours
 Ice maker is turned ON
 Ice & water dispenser operates correctly
 Front filter must be flush with filter
housing (select models)
Final Checks
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Shipping material removed
Refrigerator and freezer temperatures set
Crisper humidity controls set
Registration card sent in
Child Safety
Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and
any exterior wrapping material immediately
after the refrigerator is unpacked. Children
should never use these items to play. Cartons
covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic
sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight
chambers, and can quickly cause suffocation.
Proper Disposal of your
Refrigerator or Freezer
Risk of child entrapment
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation
or maintenance information which is
important but not hazard-related.
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Child entrapment and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators or freezers are still dangerous –
even if they will sit for “just a few days”. If you
are getting rid of your old refrigerator or freezer,
please follow the instructions below to help
prevent accidents.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Proper Disposal of Refrigerators/Freezers
We strongly encourage responsible appliance
recycling/disposal methods. Check with your utility
company or visit www.energystar.gov/recycle for
more information on recycling your old refrigerator.
Before you throw
away your old
refrigerator/
freezer:
• Remove doors.
• Leave shelves in
place so children
may not easily
climb inside.
• Have refrigerant
removed by a
qualified service technician.
WARNING
These guidelines must be followed to ensure
that safety mechanisms in this refrigerator
will operate properly.
• Do not plug the unit into an electrical outlet
controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to
prevent the refrigerator from being turned
off accidentally.
IMPORTANT
Turning the Refrigerator controls to “0”
(Mechanical controls) or “OFF” (Electronic
controls) will disable your refrigerator’s
cooling system, but does not disconnect the
power to the light bulb and other electrical
components. To turn off power to your
refrigerator you must unplug the power cord
from the electrical outlet.
Grounding type wall receptacle
Do not, under
any circumstances,
cut, remove,
or bypass the
grounding prong.
WARNING
Do not attempt to replace LED lights due to
high voltage exposure. Call customer service
to replace.
Power cord with
3-prong grounded plug
Electrical information
• The refrigerator must be plugged into its own
dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., 15 Amp, AC only
electrical outlet. The power cord of the appliance
is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug
for your protection against electrical shock
hazards. It must be plugged directly into a
properly grounded three prong receptacle. The
receptacle must be installed in accordance with
local codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified
electrician. Avoid connecting refrigerator to a
Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit. Do not
use an extension cord or adapter plug.
• If the power cord is damaged, it should
be replaced by an authorized service
technician to prevent any risk.
• Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on
the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly,
and pull straight out from the receptacle to
prevent damaging the power cord.
• Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning
and before replacing a light bulb to avoid
electrical shock.
• Performance may be affected if the voltage
varies by 10% or more. Operating the
refrigerator with insufficient power can
damage the compressor. Such damage is not
covered under your warranty.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves
may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or
exposed to sudden temperature change.
IMPORTANT
CFC/HCFC Disposal
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.
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.
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FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Features may vary according to model
Ice Maker
Ice Bucket
Ice Tray
Fixed Door Bin
Freezer Shelf
Door Rack
Auxiliary Freezer
Control
Refrigerator
Control
Dairy Door
(Some Models)
Deli Drawer
Cover
Upper Door
Rack
Deli Drawer
(Some Models)
Half Shelf
Deli Drawer
Cover
Full Width Deli
Fixed
Door Bin
(Some Models)
Crisper Cover
Door Rack
Crisper Drawers
Toe Grille
IMPORTANT
Cleaning your Refrigerator
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. Rinse with warm water and
dry with a soft cloth.
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.
After you remove all of the package materials, clean the inside of your refrigerator before
using it. See the “Care & Cleaning” section in this manual.
See important information about cleaning glass shelves and covers in the “Optional Features”
section of this manual.
IMPORTANT
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.
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INSTALLATION
This Use & Care Guide provides general operating
instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only
as instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting
the refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
Location
Guidelines for final positioning of your
refrigerator:
• All four corners of the cabinet must rest
firmly on the floor.
• The cabinet should be level at the front and rear.
• Choose a place that is near a grounded
electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug.
• If possible, place the refrigerator out of
direct sunlight and away from the range,
dishwasher or other heat sources.
• The refrigerator must be installed on a floor
that is level and strong enough to support
a fully loaded refrigerator.
• The sides should tilt ¼-inch (6 mm) from
front-to-back (to ensure that doors close
and seal properly).
• Doors should align with each other and be level.
To install the toe grille:
1. The toe grille is packaged with the covers
installed. Remove the cover on the side
corresponding with the door hinge bracket.
• Consider water supply availability for models
equipped with an automatic ice maker. If
you do not hook up water to the refrigerator,
remember to turn the ice maker off.
CAUTION
Do not install the refrigerator where the
surrounding air temperature may fall to 39°F
(4°C) or below. The refrigerator compartment
contents may freeze. Do not install the
refrigerator where the surrounding air
temperature may reach 110°F (43°C) or above.
The refrigerator and freezer compartments may
rise to above normal operating temperatures.
2. Attach toe grille to cabinet.
Do not block the toe grille on the lower front of
your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation is essential
for the proper operation of your refrigerator.
 NOTE
For additional instructions on garage
installation, refer to “Controls” section.
or
Installation
Installation clearances
• Allow the following clearances for ease
of installation, proper air circulation, and
plumbing and electrical connections:
Sides & Top
⅜ inch
Back1 inch
 NOTE
If your refrigerator is placed with the door
hinge side against a wall, you may have to
allow additional space for the handle so the
door can be opened wider.
some models
 NOTE
In case of future door reversals, save the
toe grille cover not being used.
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INSTALLATION
To level the cabinet using the front
rollers:
1 Remove the toe grille.
4 Some models are equipped with an antitip bracket (Figure 4). Lower it clockwise
until it contacts the floor.
2 Use a flat-blade screwdriver or ⅜ inch
socket wrench to raise or lower the front
rollers (Figure 2). Do not raise the cabinet
more than 9/16 inch.
Raise
Lower
Anti-tip
Bracket
9/16"
(14 mm)
Max
Figure 4 (some models)
Figure 2
OR
3 Use adjustable wrench to adjust leveling
screws. Lower the leveling screws on each
side clockwise until they contact the floor
(Figure 3). Do not raise the cabinet more
than 9/16 inch.
WARNING
The anti-tip device must be
installed according to the
instructions in your Use &
Care Manual. Failure to do
so will result in injury.
WARNING
When reversing the door swing:
You MUST move the anti-tip bracket to align
with the hinges of the door. Failure to do so
will result in injury.
9/16"
(14 mm)
Max
Raise
Figure 3
 NOTE
Raise the front of the refrigerator enough so
the doors close freely when opened halfway.
The refrigerator should slope ¼ inch to
½ inch from front-to-back. Then level the
refrigerator from side-to-side.
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DOOR REMOVAL/REVERSAL INSTRUCTIONS
Tools Necessary:
or
PhillipsTM
Head
Adjustable
Wrench
Socket
Wrench Set
Top Hinge
Cover Front
Screw
Top Hinge
Cover Rear
Screw
or
3/8" (10mm)
Fixed
Wrench

Top
Hinge
Screw
Bottom
Hinge
Screw
NOTE
The direction in which your refrigerator doors open (door swing) can be reversed, from left
to right or right to left, by moving the door hinges from one side to the other. Reversing the
door swing should be performed by a qualified person.
IMPORTANT
Before you begin, turn the refrigerator temperature control to “0” (Mechanical controls) or
“OFF” (Electronic controls) and remove the electrical power cord from the wall outlet. Remove
any food from door shelves.
Door removal and reversal
instructions:
1. Remove toe grille.
2. Remove top hinge cover. Trace around the
hinge with a soft lead pencil. This makes
reinstallation easier. Remove top hinge and
lift door off center hinge pin. Set door aside.
3. Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable
wrench and save for reassembly. Ensure
plastic washer stays on hinge pin.
Top
Hinge
Cover
Top Hinge
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DOOR REMOVAL/REVERSAL INSTRUCTIONS
4. Lift refrigerator door off of bottom hinge
and set aside.
Door Stop
Screw
5. Remove center hinge and shim by
removing inside screw and loosening two
outside screws enough to allow hinge and
shim to slide out. Tighten screws.
6. Loosen two outside screws on opposite
side of refrigerator, remove inside screw
and install center hinge.
Toe
Grille
Door
Stop
Door
Stop
Screw
Shim
Hinge
Hole
Plug
Door
Stop
Washer
Hinge
Pin
Bottom
Hinge
Screws
Washer
Hinge
Pin
Center
Hinge
OR
Screws
Handle
Hole
Plug
Lower
7. Remove three screws on bottom hinge
and anti-tip bracket (if equipped) with ⅜”
socket wrench.
8. Remove toe grille support and screws (if
equipped).
WARNING
When reversing the door swing:
You MUST move the anti-tip bracket to align
with the hinges of the door and install the toe
grille support for proper balance. Failure to
do so will result in injury.
9. Install bottom hinge and anti-tip bracket
(if equipped) on opposite side with the
three screws removed from step 7.
10. Unscrew bottom hinge pin using
adjustable wrench. Move hinge pin to
other hole in hinge and tighten with
adjustable wrench.
11. Install toe grille support and screws on
opposite side (if equipped).
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Anti-tip
Bracket
12. Reverse door handles (see Handle
Installation section).
13. Move freezer and refrigerator door stops
to opposite side. Before starting screws,
use an awl to puncture the foam.
14. Position refrigerator door onto bottom
hinge pin and screw center hinge pin
through center hinge into top of door. Close
refrigerator door to help align hinge hole.
15. Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable wrench.
16. Remove cabinet and hinge hole plugs and
move to opposite side.
17. Lower freezer
door onto center
hinge pin.
18. Close freezer
door. Lift up
on handle
side of door
and grasp the
thinnest part
of the top
hinge cover (which was removed in Step
2) and insert the thickest part between the
doors on the handle side approximately
3 inches from the outside edge. This will
ensure proper spacing.
DOOR REMOVAL/REVERSAL INSTRUCTIONS
19. Tighten the top hinge screws and check door
gasket for open seal condition (see graphic).
20. After the screws have been tightened,
replace the top hinge cover.
Look for open areas between the
gasket and the cabinet flange.
21. Remove the toe grille cover corresponding
with the door hinge bracket from the toe
grille and attach the opposite toe grille
cover that was saved earlier over the
opening on the side corresponding with
the toe grille support (see Figures A & B).
Anti-tip
Bracket
Toe
Grille
Support
Toe Grille Cover
A
Toe Grille
Support
Toe Grille
Cover
Gasket should seal against the
cabinet all the way around including top
and bottom
IMPORTANT
Should open seal condition exist, try working
the gasket by hand to make sure it is seated
into the channel.
If the condition still exist, try heating the gasket
with a hair dryer with the door closed. Be
careful not to damage the interior door panel or
the gasket by applying too much heat.
If the open seal condition still exist, it may be
necessary to flip the gasket. In this case, remove
the gasket from the door by pulling it out. Rotate
the gasket half a turn (180 degrees). Reinstall
the gasket by inserting the corners first then
work towards the middle assuring that the dart
is fully seated in the channel.
Anti-tip
Bracket
B
22. Reinstall toe grille with appropriate cover
(some models).
23. Plug in electrical power cord and turn
refrigerator temperature control to center
position. Adjust setting as necessary.
 NOTE
In case of future door reversals, save the toe
grille cover not being used.
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HANDLE INSTALLATION
CAUTION
Wear gloves and use extreme CAUTION
when installing these handles. The rounded
end of the handles may be sharp.
3. Tighten the set screw on the rounded part
of the handle until the handle is flush with
the door, then tighten another ½ turn.
Shoulder
Screw
IMPORTANT
To ensure proper installation of handles,
please review these instructions and
illustrations thoroughly prior to installing the
handles.
Additionally, before installing the door
handles, make sure the door swing is
correct. Your model will have either a
right hand or left hand door swing. Follow
instructions in the Use & Care Guide to
reverse the doors, if necessary.
To attach metal refrigerator handle:
1. Place rounded part of handle onto
shoulder screw on face of door and align
the two holes in top of handle with the
two holes in top of door. Do not tighten
the set screw yet.
Nameplate
Set
Screw
Stainless Steel Models
Screw
2. Install the two screws into the top of the
handle.
3. Tighten the set screw on the rounded part
of the handle until the handle is flush with
the door, then tighten another ½ turn.
Handle
Screw
Handle
Shoulder
Screw
Screw
Handle
Shoulder
Screw
Set
Screw
Button
Plug
Shoulder
Screw
Set
Screw
Set
Screw
To attach metal freezer handle:
1. Place rounded part of handle onto
shoulder screw on face of door and align
the two holes in bottom of handle with
the two holes in bottom of door. Do not
tighten the set screw yet.
2. Install the two screws into the bottom of
the handle.
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Handle
Screw
HANDLE INSTALLATION
To attach plastic refrigerator handle:
To reverse refrigerator/freezer handles:
1. Place bottom of handle over dovetail
Handles may be easier to reverse while doors
screw and rotate or pull handle straight up are off. Reverse freezer and refrigerator
until handle is aligned with screw holes on handles as shown.
top of door.
2. Secure top of handle with two screws.
Screw
Handle
Dovetail
Screw
Screw
Button
Plug
Lock Handle
over
Dovetail Screw
CAUTION
To attach plastic freezer handle:
1. Place top of handle over dovetail screw
and rotate or pull handle straight down
until handle is aligned with screw holes on
bottom of door.
Be sure doors are set aside in a secure
position where they cannot fall and cause
personal injury.
2. Secure bottom of handle with two screws.
Dovetail
Screw
Nameplate
Handle
Screw
Lock Handle
over
Dovetail Screw
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CONNECTING THE WATER SUPPLY
WARNING
To avoid electric shock, which can cause
death or severe personal injury, disconnect
the refrigerator from electrical power before
connecting a water supply line to the
refrigerator.
CAUTION
To Avoid Property Damage:
• Copper or Stainless Steel braided tubing
is recommended for the water supply
line. Water supply tubing made of ¼
inch plastic is not recommended to be
used. Plastic tubing greatly increases
the potential for water leaks, and the
manufacturer will not be responsible for
any damage if plastic tubing is used for
the supply line.
• DO NOT install water supply tubing in
areas where temperatures fall below
freezing.
• Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener
can damage the ice maker. If the ice
maker is connected to soft water, ensure
that the softener is maintained and
working properly.
IMPORTANT
Ensure that your water supply line
connections comply with all local plumbing
codes.
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Before Installing The Water Supply Line,
You Will Need:
• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade
screwdriver, and PhillipsTM screwdriver
• Access to a household cold water line with
water pressure between 30 and 100 psi.
• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4
mm) OD, copper or stainless steel tubing.
To determine the length of tubing needed,
measure the distance from the ice maker
inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator
to your cold water pipe. Then add
approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the
refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning
(as shown).
• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply
line to your household water system. DO
NOT use a self-piercing type shutoff valve.
• Do not re-use compression fitting or use
thread seal tape.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for
connecting a copper water supply line to
the ice maker inlet valve.

NOTE
Check with your local building authority
for recommendations on water lines and
associated materials prior to installing your
new refrigerator. Depending on your local/
state building codes, Frigidaire recommends
for homes with existing valves its Smart
Choice® water line kit 5305513409 (with
a 6 ft. Stainless Steel Water Line) and for
homes without an existing valve, Frigidaire
recommends its Smart Choice® water line
kit 5305510264 (with a 20 ft. Copper Water
Line with self-tapping saddle valve). Please
refer to www.frigidaire.com/store for more
information.
CONNECTING THE WATER SUPPLY
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice
Maker Inlet Valve
1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power
source.
Steel
Clamp
Brass
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(Sleeve)
Plastic Water
Tubing to Ice
Maker Fill
Tube
2. Place end of water supply line into sink or
bucket. Turn ON water supply and flush
supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF
water supply at shutoff valve.
Copper
water line
3. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet
and discard cap.
4. If you use copper tubing - Slide brass
compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve)
onto water supply line. Push water supply
line into water valve inlet as far as it
will go (¼ inch / 6.4 mm). Slide ferrule
(sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten
compression nut onto valve. Tighten
another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT
over tighten. See Figure 1.
If you use braided flexible stainless
steel tubing - The nut is already
assembled on the tubing. Slide nut onto
valve inlet and finger tighten nut onto
valve. Tighten another half turn with a
wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See Figure
2.
5. With steel clamp and screw, secure water
supply line (copper tubing only) to rear
panel of refrigerator as shown.
6. Coil excess water supply line (copper
tubing only), about 2½ turns, behind
refrigerator as shown and arrange coils so
they do not vibrate or wear against any
other surface.
Water Valve
Bracket
Valve Inlet
Water Valve
Copper water line
from household
water supply
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
Figure 1
Plastic Water Tubing
to Ice Maker
Fill Tube
Braided
Flexible
Stainless
Steel
Water Line
7. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and
tighten any connections that leak.
8. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power
source.
Water Valve
Bracket
9. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal
arm (side mounted) or set the ice maker’s
On/Off power switch to the “I” position
(rear mounted).

Steel
Clamp
Valve Inlet
Water Valve
NOTE
These instructions do not cover after market
ice maker installation. Instructions in after
market ice maker kit should be used.
6 ft (1.8 Meters) Braided flexible
stainless steel water line from
household water supply.
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
Figure 2
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ICE SERVICE
If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker,
minimal ice will be produced during the first 24
hours of operation. Air in new plumbing lines
may cause the ice maker to cycle two or three
times before making a full tray of ice. With no
usage, it will take approximately one to two
days to fill the ice container.
New plumbing connections may cause the first
production of ice cubes to be discolored or
have an odd flavor. Discard ice made during
the first 24 hours.

NOTE
Automatic ice makers are also optional
accessories that may be installed in most
models at any time. Call your local dealer for
information.
Turning your Ice Maker On
After the plumbing connections have been
completed, the water supply valve must be
opened. Place the ice container under the
ice maker, pushing it as far back as possible.
Lower the wire signal arm to its “down” or ON
position.
Turning your Ice Maker Off
To stop the ice maker, lift the wire signal
arm until it clicks and locks in the “up” or
OFF position. The ice maker also turns off
automatically when the ice container is full.
ON
OFF
Wire
Signal Arm
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IMPORTANT
Your ice maker is shipped from the factory
with the wire signal arm in the ON position.
To ensure proper function for your ice maker,
hook up water supply immediately or turn ice
maker OFF by lifting the wire signal arm until
it clicks and locks in the UP position. If the
ice maker is on and the water supply is not
connected, the water valve will make a loud
chattering noise.
ICE PRODUCTION: WHAT
TO EXPECT
The ice maker will produce 2.5 to 3 pounds
of ice every 24 hours depending on usage
conditions. Ice is produced at a rate of 8 cubes
every 80 to 160 minutes.
CAUTION
Do Not place the ice container in your
dishwasher.
CONTROLS
Cool Down Period
To ensure safe food storage, allow the
refrigerator to operate with the doors closed
for at least 8 hours before loading it with food.
Refrigerator & Freezer Controls
(some models)

NOTE

NOTE

NOTE

NOTE
When first turning refrigerator on, adjust
the refrigerator control to Normal. This is the
recommended initial setting. After 24 hours,
adjust the controls as needed.
Your refrigerator is designed to prevent
food stored in the freezer from melting
when installed in areas below 55° F such
as a garage; however, this low temperature
environment can cause less than optimal
temperature control in the refrigerator
section.
If your unit is in a garage or area where the
temperature is below 55° F, adjust the freezer
control to the coldest setting to improve
performance.
Sustained exposure to ambient temperatures
below 39° F will likely result in freezing
of food and beverages stored in the
refrigeration section.
Auxiliary Freezer Control
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CONTROLS
Cool Down Period
To ensure safe food storage, allow the
refrigerator to operate with the doors closed
for at least 8 hours before loading it with food.
Refrigerator & Freezer Controls
(some models)

NOTE

NOTE
It may take up to 15 minutes for normal
cooling to start when first turned on or after
power interruption.
When first turning refrigerator on, adjust
control to recommended. After 24 hours,
adjust the controls as needed.
Allow 24 hrs for adjustments
Temperature Adjustment
(Electronic Control)
• Adjust temperature gradually: adjust the
knob in small increments, allowing the
temperature to stabilize.
Adjusting the refrigerator control will change
temperatures in both compartments. The
auxiliary freezer control can be left at the
factory pre-set (Normal) or adjusted as
desired; it has no effect on electrical power to
the refrigerator.
To maintain temperatures, a fan circulates air
in the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
For good circulation, do not block cold air vents
with food items.
IMPORTANT
Adjusting the refrigerator temperature control
to “off” turns off the compressor and prevents
the refrigerator from cooling, but does not
disconnect the power to the light bulb and
other electrical components. To turn off power
to your refrigerator, you must unplug the power
cord from the wall outlet.
Refrigerator Control (some models)
Temperature Adjustment
(Mechanical Control)
• Adjust temperature gradually: adjust the
knob in small increments, allowing the
temperature to stabilize.
• For colder temperatures, adjust the knob
towards Colder.
• For warmer temperatures, adjust the knob
towards Cold.
Adjusting the refrigerator control will change
temperatures in both compartments. The
auxiliary freezer control can be left at the factory
pre-set (Normal) or adjusted as desired; it has no
effect on electrical power to the refrigerator.
To maintain temperatures, a fan circulates air
in the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
For good circulation, do not block cold air vents
with food items.
IMPORTANT
Adjusting the refrigerator temperature control
to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents
the refrigerator from cooling, but does not
disconnect the power to the light bulb and
other electrical components. To turn off power
to your refrigerator, you must unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.
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Refrigerator Control (some models)
OPTIONAL FEATURES
CAUTION
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.
To adjust slide-under/flip shelf:
1. Pull front half shelf forward until its back
drops down, then gently push front half
shelf back and under back half shelf.
2. With front half fully below back half, lift
front of shelf to flip it upwards toward the
back of the cabinet.
2
Shelf Adjustment
1
Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit
individual needs. Before adjusting the shelves,
remove all food.
To adjust sliding shelves:
1. Remove shelf by pulling forward to stop
position.
2. Lift front edge up and pull out.
To replace shelf, rest side edges on any pair
of shelf rails and carefully push shelf back into
position.
Slide-Under/Flip Shelf
Door storage
Door bins, shelves, and racks are provided for
convenient storage of jars, bottles, and cans.
Frequently used items can be quickly selected.
The dairy compartment, which is warmer than
the general food storage section, is intended for
short term storage of cheese, spreads, or butter.
Door rack
Some models have door racks or bins that can
accommodate gallon-sized plastic drink containers
and economy-sized jars and containers.
To remove door rack:
1. Push on rack sides to release from locking tabs.
2. Pull straight out.
To install door rack:
1. Push rack straight ahead.
Sliding Glass Shelf
Sliding Wire Shelf
2. You will hear the sides lock into the tabs.
Door Rack
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OPTIONAL FEATURES
Adjustable door bins
Some models have adjustable door bins that
can be moved to suit individual needs.
To move door bin along a rail:
1. Tilt bin up so the back of the bin is off the
door but the hook is still engaged.
2. Slide bin along rail to desired position.
3. Lower bin back into place.
To move door bin from rail to rail:
Crisper Humidity Control (some
models)
The crisper humidity control, present on the
crisper drawers of some models, allows you to
adjust the humidity within the crisper. This can
extend the life of fresh vegetables that keep
best in high humidity.
Low
Humidity
1. Lift bin up disengaging the hook.
2. Move bin to desired rail location.
High
Humidity
3. Push bin hook into rail engaging the hook.
Higher Humidity

Lower Humidity
NOTE
Leafy vegetables keep best when stored
with the Humidity Control set on High
Humidity, or in a drawer without a Humidity
Control. This keeps incoming air to a
minimum and maintains maximum moisture
content. Store non-leafy vegetables and
fruits still in their skins at the low humidity
setting.
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OPTIONAL FEATURES
Pantry Drawer (some models)
Some models are equipped with a Pantry
Drawer for storage of luncheon meats,
spreads, cheeses, and other deli items. Please
be sure to support glass when removing the
drawer.
2. Apply pressure to drawer while supporting
slide from below. Tab/clip passes through
opening in drawer to locate. Ensure both
sides are engaged.
Apply
Downward Pressure
Tab Fits
into Pocket
Clip Passes Through Opening
3. For removal, hold slide with one hand and
lift drawer with the other to separate.
Slide Drawer
Store-More Drawer (some models)
The Store-More Drawer is located at the top
of the refrigerator cabinet directly under the
freezer.
To install the Store-More Drawer:
1. Fully extend drawer slides. Position rear
upper side tabs into slide clip pockets on
both sides. This positions the front drawer
cut outs over the slide front tabs that are
prefitted to the slides.
Pocket
on "Clip"
Pocket on
"Clip"
Lift Drawer
and Separate

Hold "Slide"
with One Hand
NOTE
Specific detail of front clip may vary by
model.
Crispers (some models)
The crispers, located under the bottom
refrigerator shelf, are designed for storing
fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce.
Wash items in clear water and remove excess
water before placing them in the crispers.
Items with strong odors or high moisture
content should be wrapped before storing.
"Rear Upper
Side Tab"
"Rear Upper
Side Tab"
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NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS AND SIGHTS
Understanding the sounds you
may hear
Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may
introduce unfamiliar sounds. These sounds
normally indicate your refrigerator is operating
correctly. Some surfaces on floors, walls, and
kitchen cabinets may make these sounds more
noticeable.

NOTE
Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient,
but is not a sound insulator.
Following is a list of major components in your
refrigerator and the sounds they can cause:
A Evaporator Refrigerant through the
evaporator may create a boiling or
gurgling sound.
B Evaporator fan You may hear air being
forced through the refrigerator by the
evaporator fan.
C Defrost heater During defrost cycles,
water dripping onto the defrost heater
may cause a hissing or sizzling sound.
After defrosting, a popping sound may
occur.
IMPORTANT
During the automatic defrost cycle, you may
notice a red glow in the vents on the back
wall of your freezer compartment. This is
normal during the defrost cycle.
D Automatic ice maker When ice has
been produced, you will hear ice cubes
falling into the ice bin.
E Electronic defrost control These parts
can produce a snapping or clicking sound
when turning the cooling system on and off.
Control box may differ from the one shown.
F Condenser fan You may hear air being
forced through the condenser.
G Compressor Modern, high-efficiency
compressors run much faster than in the
past. The compressor may have a highpitched hum or pulsating sound.
H Water valve If your refrigerator is
equipped with an automatic ice maker,
you will hear a buzzing sound as the water
valve opens to fill the ice maker during
each cycle.
I Drain pan (not removable) You may hear
water dripping into the drain pan during
the defrost cycle.
J Condenser May create minimal sounds
from forced air.
IMPORTANT
If the refrigerator door is left open form more than 5 minutes, an alarm will sound. The alarm
will sound for 2 minutes and then stop. If the “Door Ajar” condition remains, the alarm will
repeat every 30 minutes for two intervals.
After 15 minutes of a “Door Ajar” Condition, the unit will turn the refrigerator light off until
the door is closed. The door switch in the refrigerator can be pressed and released to reset
the alarm and light.
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CARE & CLEANING
Protecting your investment
Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains
appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe
up any spills immediately and clean the freezer
and refrigerator compartments at least twice
a year. When cleaning, take the following
precautions:
• Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with
bleach to clean stainless steel.
IMPORTANT
If you store or move your refrigerator in
freezing temperatures, be sure to completely
drain the water supply system. Failure to
do so could result in water leaks when the
refrigerator is put back into service. Contact
a service representative to perform this
operation.
• Do not wash any removable parts in a
dishwasher.
• Always unplug the electrical power cord
from the wall outlet before cleaning.
• Remove adhesive labels by hand. Do not
use razor blades or other sharp instruments
which can scratch the appliance surface.
• Do not remove the serial plate.
Do not use abrasive cleaners such as
window sprays, scouring cleansers, brushes,
flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing
petroleum products on plastic parts, interior
doors, gaskets or cabinet liners. Do not use
paper towels, metallic scouring pads, or other
abrasive cleaning materials or strong alkaline
solutions.

NOTE
If you set your temperature controls to
turn off cooling, power to lights and other
electrical components will continue until you
unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
CAUTION
• Pull the refrigerator straight out to move
it. Shifting it from side to side may
damage flooring. Be careful not to move
the refrigerator beyond the plumbing
connections.
• Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces.
Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet
or damp hands.
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CARE & CLEANING
Part
Care & Cleaning Tips
What To Use
Tips and Precautions
Interior &
Door Liners
• Soap and water
• Baking soda and
water
Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm
water. Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge
or cloth before cleaning around controls, light bulb
or any electrical part.
Door
Gaskets
• Soap and water
Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.
Drawers &
Bins
• Soap and water
Use a soft cloth to clean drawer runners and tracks.
Glass
Shelves
• Soap and water
Allow glass to warm to room temperature before
immersing in warm water.
• Glass cleaner
• Mild liquid sprays
Toe Grille
• Soap and water
• Mild liquid sprays
• Vacuum attachment
Exterior &
Handles
• Soap and water
Exterior &
Handles
• Soap and water
(Stainless
Steel
Models
Only)
• Non Abrasive Glass
Cleaner
• Stainless Steel
Cleaners
Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove
toe grille (see Installation Instructions). Vacuum
backside, wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse
and dry.
Do not use commercial household cleaners
containing ammonia, bleach or alcohol to clean
handles. Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles.
DO NOT use a dry cloth to clean smooth doors.
Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach to
clean stainless steel.
Clean stainless steel front and handles with nonabrasive soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with
clean water and a soft cloth. Use a non-abrasive
stainless steel cleaner. These cleaners can be
purchased at most home improvement or major
department stores. Always follow manufacturer’s
instructions. Do not use household cleaners
containing ammonia or bleach.
NOTE: Always clean, wipe and dry with the grain
to prevent scratching. Wash the rest of the cabinet
with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse
well, and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Replacing
Light Bulbs
• Unplug refrigerator
• Wear gloves
• Remove light cover
(some models)
CAUTION: Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs
to avoid getting cut. Use same wattage when
replacing bulb
• Replace old bulb
• Replace light cover
(some models)
• Plug in the
refrigerator
LED Bulbs
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• Call customer service
to replace
WARNING: Do not attempt to replace LED lights due
to high voltage exposure.
BEFORE YOU CALL
1-800-944-9044 (United States)
1-800-265-8352 (Canada)
Visit our web site at
www.frigidaire.com.
Common Occurrences
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you
time and expense. This list includes common occurrences
that are not the result of defective workmanship or
materials in this appliance.
Refrigerator does not run.
• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
• Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
• The refrigerator control is turned to “0” (Mechanical
controls) or “OFF” (Electronic controls).
• Refrigerator may be in defrost cycle. Wait 20 minutes
and check again.
Compressor and/or fan does
not run
• Refrigerator is going through a self diagnostic test. Allow
15 minutes to complete self test.
Freezer temperature is colder
than preferred. Refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
• Set auxiliary freezer control to a warmer setting until
freezer temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator temperature is too
cold. Freezer temperature is
satisfactory.
• Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24
hours for temperature to stabilize. Then check freezer
temperatures and adjust as needed.
Freezer temperature is warmer
than preferred. Refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
• Set auxiliary freezer control to a colder setting until
freezer temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator temperature is too
warm. Freezer temperature is
satisfactory.
• Set refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours
for temperature to stabilize. Then check refrigerator
temperatures and adjust as needed.
Refrigerator is noisy or vibrates.
• The cabinet is not level.
• Floor is weak.
• See Normal Operating Sounds and Sights section.
Odors in refrigerator.
• Interior needs to be cleaned.
• Foods that produce odors should be covered or wrapped.
Cabinet light not working.
• Replace light bulb.
• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
• Light switch may be stuck. Push in light switch, located
on the refrigerator control box, to release.
Automatic ice maker not
working (some models)
• Ensure the wire signal arm is not in UP position.
• Ice maker should produce 2.5 to 3 pounds of ice in a 24
hour period.
• Water supply is turned off.
• Water pressure is too low.
• The freezer is not cold enough.
Refrigerator makes beeping
sound.
• Close door.
• Press light switch.
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MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove
to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside
the USA or Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards,
shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other
consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry
trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not
limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
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. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE
YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH
AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS
WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO
NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and
keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the
addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada,
your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change
or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty
must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications
as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Frigidaire
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
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Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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