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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
English / Español
Models/Modelos: 795.7940*, 795.7943*
Kenmore
Top Mount Refrigerator
®
Congelador Superior Refrigerador
* = color number, número de color
P/N MFL67527901
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com
®
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Warranty............................................................................. 3
Water Filter.................................................. 25-26
Protection Agreements............................................... 4
Care and Cleaning..................................... 27-28
Important Safety Instructions............................ 5-7
Connecting the Water Line........................ 29-31
Electrical & Grounding Requirements............... 7
Troubleshooting Guide.............................. 32-37
Parts and Features........................................................ 8
Service................................................ Back Cover
Refrigerator Installation............................... 9-19
Unpacking Your Refrigerator...........................9
Installation..................................................................... 10
Removing and Replacing the Doors.........11-12
Reversing the Doors...................................13-19
Leveling............................................................. 19
Door Alignment............................................... 19
Using Your Refrigerator............................ 20-24
Setting the Controls....................................... 20
Food Storage Guide....................................... 21
Water Dispenser............................................ 22
Automatic Icemaker ..................................... 22
Refrigerator Shelves................................................. 23
Pantry Drawer................................................. 23
Humidity Controlled Crisper......................... 24
Door Bins ...........................................................24
Dairy Bin.......................................................... 24
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WARRANTY
REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY
®
Kenmore One Year Limited Warranty
When installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions, if this appliance fails due
to a defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MYHOME® to arrange for free repair.
If this appliance is ever used for other than private family purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days
from the date of purchase.
This warranty covers only defects in material and workmanship. Sears will NOT pay for:
1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, light
bulbs, and bags.
2. A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation, operation or maintenance.
3. A service technician to clean or maintain this product.
4.Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed, operated or maintained according to the all
instructions supplied with the product.
5. Damage to or failure of this product resulting from accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its
intended purpose.
6. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils
other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with the product.
7. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this
product.
Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies
Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair 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. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or
consequential damages. Some states and provinces 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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PROTECTION AGREEMENTS
Master Protection Agreements
• Power surge protection against electrical damage due
to power fluctuations.
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new
Kenmore® product is designed and manufactured for
years of dependable operation. But like all products,
it may require preventive maintenance or repair from
time to time. That’s when having a Master Protection
Agreement can save you money and aggravation.
• $250 Food Loss Protection annually for any food
spoilage that is the result of mechanical failure of any
covered refrigerator or freezer.
• Rental reimbursement if repair of your covered
product takes longer than promised.
The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend
the life of your new product. Here’s what the
Agreement* includes:
• 10% discount off the regular price of any non-covered
repair service and related installed parts.
• Parts and labor needed to help keep products
operating properly under normal use, not just defects.
Our coverage goes well beyond the product warranty.
No deductibles, no functional failure excluded from
coverage— real protection.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call
is all that it takes to schedule service. You can call at
any time day or night, or schedule a service appointment
online.
• Expert service by a force of more than 10,000
authorized Sears service technicians, which means
someone you can trust will be working on your product.
The Master Protection Agreement is a risk free purchase.
If you cancel for any reason during the product warranty
period, we will provide a full refund or a prorated refund
anytime after the product warranty period expires.
Purchase your Master Protection Agreement today!
• Unlimited service calls and nationwide service, as
often as you want us, whenever you want us.
Some limitations and exclusions apply.
• “No-lemon” guarantee – replacement of your covered
product if four or more product failures occur within
twelve months.
For prices and additional information in the
U.S.A. call 1-800-827-6655.
• Product replacement if your covered product can’t be
fixed.
* Coverage in Canada varies on some items. For full
details call Sears Canada at 1-800-361-6665.
• Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your request
– no extra charge.
Sears Installation Service
For Sears professional installation of home appliances,
garage door openers, water heaters, and other major
home items, in the U.S.A. or Canada call
1-800-4-MY-HOME®.
• Fast help by phone – we call it Rapid Resolution
– phone support from a Sears representative on all
products. Think of us as a “talking owner’s manual.”
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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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:
DANGER
You will be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.
CAUTION
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.
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.
• Immediately repair or replace all power cords that
have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not
use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage
along its length or at either the plug or connector end.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or making
any repairs.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that any service be
performed by a qualified technician.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING
• Before replacing a burned-out or broken light bulb,
unplug the refrigerator or turn
power at the circuit
breaker or fuse box in order to avoid contact with a live
wire
(A burned-out light bulb may break when
being replaced exposing the wire
• DO NOT touch the automatic ice making mechanism
while the refrigerator is plugged in.
• 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 4°C.
…Thawed ground meats, poultry or
that have any
or
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.
Even partial thawing and refreezing reduces the
eating quality of foods, particularly fruits, vegetables
and prepared foods. The eating quality of red meats
is
less than that of many other foods. Use
refrozen foods as soon as possible to save as much of
their quality as you can.
NOTE: Some models have LED interior lighting and
service should be performed by a
technician.
WARNING: Setting either or both controls to the OFF
position does not remove power to the light circuit.
• When you are
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.
• This refrigerator must be properly installed in
accordance with the Attention Installer Instructions that
were taped to the front of the 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER: RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY
YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR
OR FREEZER:
• Take
the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so that
children may not easily climb inside.
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
at right to help prevent accidents (child entrapment and
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CFC DISPOSAL
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that used
CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are believed to harm
stratospheric ozone.
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure
the CFC refrigerant is removed for proper disposal by a
qualified technician. If you intentionally release this CFC
refrigerant, you may be subject to fines and imprisonment
under provisions of environmental legislation.
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
L
O
Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator. Page references are included
for your convenience.
models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the items
NOTE: This guide covers several
listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Custom Cube Icemaker*
Ice Bin
Freezer Shelf
Freezer Temperature Control
Refrigerator Temperature Control
Water Dispenser Button
Water Filter
Refrigerator Light (LED)
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
Shelves
Pantry Drawer
Crispers
Freezer Light (LED)
Freezer Door Bins
Dairy Bin
Refrigerator Door Bins
* On some models
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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 warningtype labels, the model and serial number label, or
the Tech Sheet that is located under the front of the
refrigerator, behind the base grille.
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.
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.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
PRIOR TO USE
INSTALLATION
1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe
dust that accumulated during shipping.
all
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
of
hours before putting food in it. Check the
cold air in the freezer compartment to ensure proper
cooling. Your refrigerator is now ready for use.
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
hazard from overheated wires. It is recommended that a
separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
(See the LEVELING and DOOR ALIGNMENT sections.)
WARNING
Shock Hazard:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not install the
refrigerator in a wet or damp area.
2” (5.08 cm)
2” (5.08 cm)
2” (5.08 cm)
1. To avoid noise and vibration, the unit must be
leveled and installed on a solidly constructed
If
required, adjust the leveling legs to compensate for
The front should be slightly
unevenness of the
higher than the rear to aid in door closing. Leveling
legs can be turned easily by tipping the cabinet
slightly. Turn the leveling legs clockwise to raise the unit
or counterclockwise to lower it. (See LEVELING and
DOOR ALIGNMENT sections.)
NOTE: Installing on carpeting, soft tile surfaces,
a platform or weakly supported structure is not
recommended.
2” (5.08 cm)
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
3. Select a place where a water supply can be easily
connected for the automatic icemaker.
NOTE: The water pressure must be between 20 and
and between
120 psi on models without a water
40 and 120 psi on models with a water
4. Too small of a distance from adjacent items may
result in lowered freezing capability and increased
electricity consumption charges. Allow at least 24
inches (61 cm) in front of the refrigerator to open the
doors.
5. If a
is
connected to your cold water supply, the water pressure
to the reverse osmosis system needs to be a minimum
of 40 to 60 psi (2.8 kgf/cm2 ~ 4.2 kgf/cm2, less than
2.0~3.0 sec. to a cup of 7 oz capacity).
Please refer to Connecting the Water Line section
for more information on a reverse osmosis
system.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
REMOVING AND REPLACING THE DOORS
WARNING
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
• Disconnect the electrical supply to the refrigerator
before installing. Failure to do so could result in
serious injury or death.
Excessive Weight Hazard:
Use two or more people to remove and install the
refrigerator doors. Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
• Do not put hands, feet or other objects into the air
vents, base grille, or bottom of the refrigerator. You
may be injured or receive an electrical shock.
TOOLS NEEDED
• 10mm or 13/32 -inch socket wrench
•
•
•
•
REMOVING THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR
(with 2-inch extension for bottom door hinge)
No. 2 Phillips head screwdriver
Flat-head screwdriver for prying
Adjustable wrench
Loosen and remove the two bolts using a phillips head
screwdriver.
REMOVING THE FREEZER DOOR
Remove the top-hinge cover by gently prying it with a
head screwdriver.
Middle
Hinge Bracket
Remove the middle hinge bracket.
Using either a 10 mm or 13/32 in. socket wrench, remove
the top hinge. Set parts aside.
the three bolts and lift
Carefully lift up the door. Place the door on a nonscratching surface.
Carefully lift up the freezer door. Place the door on a
non- scratching surface.
Middle Hinge Bracket
Hinge Pin
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
REPLACING THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR
Lower the door onto the bottom hinge pin.
REPLACING THE FREEZER DOOR
Set the freezer door onto the Middle Hinge pin.
Place the hinge pin of the middle hinge bracket inside of
the hinge pin insert on top of the door. Hold the door in
place and line the middle hinge bracket with the holes in
the refrigerator housing.
Place the upper hinge pin in the top of the freezer door
and line up the upper hinge with the holes on top of the
refrigerator. Use the three bolts to replace the hinge.
Use the two bolts and phillips screwdriver to refasten the
middle hinge bracket and door to the refrigerator housing.
Carefully force-fit the top hinge cover back into place
over the hinge.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
REVERSING THE DOORS
Loosen the handle mounting fastener with a ¼” hex
wrench.
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Fastener
power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. Failure to do so
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Remove food and any Adjustable Shelves or Door Bins from
doors. Failure to do so could result in serious injury.
TOOLS NEEDED
• 10mm or 13/32 inch socket wrench (with 2-inch
extension for bottom door hinge)
• No. 2 Phillips head screwdriver
• 1/4 inch socket wrench
• Flat-head screwdriver for prying
• Adjustable wrench
• 3/32 - inch hex wrench
Unscrew the plug button with your
counterclockwise.
REVERSING THE FREEZER DOOR
Remove the two screws located on the bottom part of the
freezer handle with a screwdriver.
by rotating it
Plug
button
Handle
Install the plug button on the left side and the handle
mounting fastener on the right side.
Plug
button
Screws
Loosen the upper set screw with a 3/32” hex wrench and
remove the handle. The freezer handle is going to be the
refrigerator handle when reversing the doors.
Mounting
fastener
NOTE: Grasp the handle tightly so that it does not fall
when the screws are removed.
Screw
Gently pry
the top hinge cover with a
screwdriver and remove.
Handle
Wrench
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head
REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Using 10mm or 13/32 inch socket wrench, remove the
three bolts and lift off the top hinge. Set parts aside.
Top Hinge
Pry off the cover on the top left side of the refrigerator to
uncover the screw holes.
Set the freezer door and top hinge parts to the side and
remove the refrigerator door.
Slightly lift up the refrigerator door and remove it.
Cover
(on top of
refrigerator)
Middle Hinge Bracket
Hinge Pin
REVERSING THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR
Turn the freezer door upside down on a non-scratch
surface.
Loosen the screw to remove the Door Closer/Stop and
Hinge Pin Insert.
Remove the Hinge Hole Plug and the two screws
located in the upper part of refrigerator handle with a
screwdriver.
Screws
Door Closer / Stop
Hinge Hole
Plug
Handle
Move the Hinge Pin Insert Bracket to the other side of the
door, keeping the same orientation, and move the Hinge
Pin Insert into the hole on the left side of the bracket.
Loosen the upper set screw with a 3/32” hex wrench and
remove the handle. The refrigerator handle is going to be
the freezer handle when reversing doors.
NOTE: Grasp the handle tightly so that it does not fall
when the screws are removed.
Hinge Pin Insert
Hinge Pin
Insert Bracket
Screw
Wrench
Handle
Reverse the Door Closer/Stop by flipping it over. Place it
on top of the Hinge Pin Insert Bracket, and tighten both
down with the screw.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Loosen the handle mounting fastener with a ¼” hex
wrench.
Fastener
Unscrew the plug button with your fingers by rotating it
counterclockwise; it will loosen and fall free.
Loosen and remove the two bolts and use the Phillips head
screwdriver to remove the Middle Hinge Bracket from the
refrigerator housing. Set parts aside.
Plug
button
Install the plug button on the left side and install the
handle mounting fastener on the right side.
Remove the washer from the Bottom Hinge Pin.
Using a ¼” socket wrench, loosen and remove the Hinge
Pin from the Bottom Hinge. Reattach the Hinge Pin to the
opposite side of the hinge.
Plug
button
NOTE: This is easier to do while the hinge is still attached.
Mounting
fastener
Using a ¼” socket wrench, loosen and remove Hinge
Pin from the Middle Hinge Bracket. Remove washer
underneath the middle hinge and set aside.
NOTE: At this point the door will be loose. Slightly lift the
door and remove it.
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Using a 13/32’’ socket wrench with a 2-Inch extension
and screwdriver, loosen the two bolts and one screw, and
remove the Bottom Hinge from right side of the housing.
Take out the Hinge Pin Insert and move the Bracket to the
other side of the door, keeping the same orientation.
Place the Hinge Pin Insert into the left side of the bracket.
Tighten the Hinge Pin Bracket to the door.
Hinge
Pin Bracket
Hinge Pin Insert
Remove the Decorative Caps on the bottom of the
refrigerator housing. You will need these holes for the
Bottom Hinge.
With a flat-head screwdriver, carefully pry off and
remove the cover over the screw holes on the left side of
refrigerator housing.
Move the Bottom Hinge to the left side of the housing,
keeping the same orientation, and reattach with the two
bolts and one screw. The flat screw must be placed on the
exterior side of the hinge. Move the Decorative Bolt to the
hole on the lower right side of the housing.
Remove the outer lower Decorative Screw from the
housing at the area between the freezer and refrigerator
doors. (You will need this hole for the Middle Hinge
Bracket.)
Flip the Middle Hinge Bracket, (flange will now be on
top) position it on left side of the refrigerator and reattach with two bolts and a Phillips screwdriver. Place the
refrigerator door down over the pin on the bottom hinge.
Place the washer between the refrigerator door and
middle hinge and re-attach Hinge Pin to Hinge Bracket
with a ¼” socket wrench.
NOTE: Bracket has been flipped, but Hinge Pin stays
in the same orientation with its hexagonal end facing
upward.
Turn the refrigerator door upside down on a nonscratching surface. Loosen the two screws to remove the
Bottom Hinge Pin Insert Bracket with the Hinge Pin Insert.
Hinge
Pin Bracket
Hinge Pin
Insert
Flange
Middle Hinge
Bracket
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Insert the Decorative Screw into the outer hole on the right
side of the housing. Attach cover on the right side. Cover
is force-fitted.
Rotate the handles. The freezer handle will move to the
refrigerator door, and the refrigerator handle will move to
freezer door.
NOTE: Make sure that the handle screw holes are facing
the right side of the door.
Decorative
Screw
A
B
REATTACHING THE DOORS
Place the freezer door down over the Hinge Pin on the
Middle Hinge Pin Bracket.
B
A
Place the Upper Hinge Pin on top of the freezer door
and line up the Upper Hinge with holes on top of the
refrigerator. Use the three bolts to replace the Hinge.
Install the Freezer handle by adjusting the handle
footprints to fit mounting fasteners. Tighten the set screws
with a 3/32” hex wrench.
Handle
Screw
Tighten the bolts. Force-fit Top Hinge Cover over Top
Hinge.
Wrench
Install the two screws under the handle with a screwdriver.
Replace cover on the top left side of the refrigerator to
the right top to cover the holes. Cover is also force-fitted.
Handle
Cover (on top of
refrigerator)
Screws
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
Install the refrigerator handle by adjusting the handle
footprints to fit the mounting fasteners. Tighten the set
screws with a 3/32” hex wrench.
After switching the doors, make sure that the corners
of the Door Gaskets are not folded over. To ensure a
good seal, apply a small amount of silicon grease on the
corners of gaskets.
Corners
Screw
Wrench
Handle
Install the Hinge Hole Pug and the two screws on the top
of the handle with a screwdriver.
Screws
Hinge Hole
Plug
Handle
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REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION
LEVELING
To avoid vibration, the unit must be leveled. If necessary,
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.
Your refrigerator has two Front Leveling Screws - one on
the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems
unsteady or you want the doors to close more easily,
adjust the refrigerator’s tilt using the instruction below:
DOOR ALIGNMENT
If the space between your doors is uneven, follow the
instructions below to align the doors.
1. Gently pry off the refrigerator door Top Hinge Cover
with a flat head screwdriver and remove. Loosen the
Top Hinge Bolts using a 10mm or 13/32’’ Socket wrench
or open-end wrench.
2. Have a second person hold the refrigerator door in its
proper position.
3. Replace the Top Hinge Cover.
1. Plug refrigerator power cord into a 3-prong grounded
outlet. Move the refrigerator into its final position.
2. Insert a flat screwdriver in slots to adjust the Leveling
Screws. Turn the leveling screw clockwise to raise the
side of the refrigerator or counterclockwise to lower
it. It may take several turns of the leveling screw to
adjust the tilt of the refrigerator.
NOTE: Having some push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off of the leveling screws.
This make it easier to adjust the screws.
3. Open both doors again and check to make sure that
they close easily. If not, tilt the refrigerator slightly
more to the rear by turning both leveling screws
clockwise. It may take several more turns, and you
should turn both leveling screws the same amount.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
SETTING THE CONTROLS
WATER LOCK
AIRFLOW
Press the WATER LOCK button to lock the water dispenser.
The WATER LOCK button will illuminate when the Water
Lock is activated. The water dispenser will not operate at
this time.
To unlock the water dispenser, press the button WATER
LOCK button again. The WATER LOCK button light will
In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must
between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown in
the illustration below, air enters at the top of the freezer
and circulates down. Air enters through the top vent of
the refrigerator, then circulates and exists at the bottom,
where it returns to the freezer.
When loading your refrigerator, make sure that items
do not block the air vents. Items that block air vents will
restrict air
FILTER CHANGE
When the water
indicator turns on, you have to
After changing the water
change the water
press and hold the FILTER CHANGE button for three
You need to change
seconds to turn the indicator light
the water
approximately every six months.
FREEZER CONTROL
Turn the temperature dial up or down to
adjust the temperature. Turn the dial up
for a colder temperature or down for a
warmer temperature.
TEMPERATURE
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
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.
Demo Mode (For Store Use Only)
Demo Mode disables all cooling in the refrigerator and
freezer sections to conserve energy while on display in
a retail store. When activated, OFF will display on the
control panel.
TEMPERATURE ADJUST
Press the TEMPERATURE ADJUST button repeatedly to
temperature levels between COLD
select one of the
and COLDER.
To deactivate:
Press the TEMPERATURE ADJUST button until your desired
temperature setting is reached. The OFF light will turn
once the Demo Mode is deactivated.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
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 STORING FROZEN FOOD
NOTE: Check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook
for further information about preparing food for
freezing or food storage times.
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.
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.
Eggs
Store in original carton on interior
shelf, not on door shelf.
Fruit
Wash, let dry, and store in
refrigerator in plastic bags or in
the crisper. Do not wash or hull
fruit until you are ready to use it.
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
Use fresh fish and shellfish the
same day purchased.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap,
aluminum foil, or plastic containers
with tight lids.
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
CAUTION: Do not keep beverage cans or plastic
food containers in the freezer compartment. They may
break or burst if they freeze.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
WATER DISPENSER
To dispense cold water, push on the dispenser switch with
a glass.
WARNING
Personal Injury Hazard
DO NOT place fingers or hands on the automatic ice
making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in.
Dispenser
Switch
Icemaker
Some dripping may occur after dispensing. Hold your cup
beneath the dispenser for a few seconds after dispensing
to catch all of the drops.
Ice detecting
sensor
Power Switch
WARNING: Do not put your fingers up the ice chute
opening. Doing so can result in severe injury.
CAUTION: Do not dispense ice into fine china or
crystal glasses. China or crystal can break.
WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE ICEMAKER
POWER SWITCH TO OFF (O)
• When the water supply will be shut off for several
hours.
• When the ice bin is removed for more than one or two
minutes.
• When the refrigerator will not be used for several days.
NOTE: The ice bin should be emptied when the
icemaker ON/OFF switch is turned to the OFF position.
AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER (on some models)
The icemaker will produce approximately 100-130 cubes
in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer compartment
temperature, room temperature, number of door openings
and other operating conditions.
• It takes about 12 to 24 hours for a newly installed
refrigerator to begin making ice. Wait 72 hours for full
ice production to occur.
• Ice making stops when the bin fills to the lever of the
feeler arm.
• To turn off the automatic icemaker, set the icemaker
switch to OFF (O). To turn on the automatic icemaker,
set the switch to ON (I).
• The water pressure must be between 20 and
120 psi on models without a water filter and between
40 and 120 psi on models with a water filter to
produce the normal amount and size of
ice cubes.
NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
• The icemaker water valve will buzz as the icemaker fills
with water. If the power switch is in the ON (I) position,
it will buzz even if it has not yet been hooked up to
water. To stop the buzzing, move the power switch to
OFF (O).
NOTE: Keeping the power switch in the ON (I) position
before the water line is connected can damage the
icemaker.
• You will hear the sound of cubes dropping into the bin
and water running in the pipes as the icemaker refills.
CAUTION
PREPARING FOR VACATION
Set the icemaker power switch to OFF (O) and shut off
the water supply to the refrigerator.
NOTE: The ice bin should be emptied anytime the
icemaker ON/OFF switch is turned to the OFF (O)
position.
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.
• Throw away the first few batches of ice (about 24
cubes). This is also necessary if the refrigerator has not
been used for a long time.
• Never store beverage cans or other items in the ice
bin for the purpose of rapid cooling. Doing so may
damage the icemaker or the containers may burst.
• Never use thin crystal glass or crockery to collect ice.
Such containers may chip or break resulting in glass
fragments in the ice.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES
The glass shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to
meet your individual storage needs.
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.
NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Use special care when
removing them.
PANTRY DRAWER (on some models)
To remove the Pantry Drawer:
Remove the door bins 1 before removing or replacing the
pantry drawer 2 .
2
1
Adjusting Shelves
Remove shelves from the shipping position and replace
shelves in the position you want.
To remove a shelf—Tilt up the front of the shelf in the
direction of 1 and lift it in the direction of 2 . Pull
the shelf out.
Grasp the drawer handle and pull it forward to the drawer
stop. Lift up and pull out.
1
2
To reinstall a shelf—Slide the shelf into the guides
until it stops.
To replace the Pantry Drawer:
Slide the drawer back all the way past the drawer stop.
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
HUMIDITY CONTROLLED CRISPERS
To remove the crisper cover:
1. Remove both crisper drawers.
2. Remove the crisper glass.
3. While holding the support and crisper cover, pull up
and out.
The crispers provide fresher tasting fruit and vegetables by
letting you easily control humidity inside the drawer.
You can control the amount of humidity in the moisturesealed crispers by adjusting the control to any setting
between VEGETABLE and FRUIT.
• VEGETABLE keeps moist air in the crisper for best
storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
• FRUIT lets moist air out of the crisper for best storage
of fruit.
To remove and install the crisper drawers:
1. Pull the crisper drawer out to the drawer stop.
2. Lift the front of the crisper up, then pull it straight out.
DOOR BINS
The door bins are removable for easy cleaning and
adjustment.
3. To install, slightly tilt up the front, insert the drawer
into the frame and push it back into place, past the
drawer stop.
1. To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and pull
straight out.
To remove the crisper glass:
2. To replace the bin, slide it in above the desired support
and push down until it snaps into place.
1. Remove the crisper drawers (as described above).
2. Reach in under the glass and lift up.
NOTE: Some bins may vary in appearance and will
only fit in one location.
3. Gently push the glass up and out.
DAIRY BIN
1. To remove the Dairy Bin, simply lift up and pull out.
2. To replace the Dairy Bin, slide it in above the desired
support slots and push down until it stops.
Dairy Bin
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WATER FILTER
WATER FILTER
It is recommended that you replace the water filter:
• Approximately every 6 months.
• When the Filter Exchange indicator turns on.
• When the water dispenser output decreases.
• When the ice cubes are smaller than normal.
3. Push the water filter up into the filter receptacle and
rotate it clockwise to lock it into place. Once installed
correctly, the lock symbol
should be facing
you and you should not be able to rotate the filter
clockwise any more.
Remove the old water filter
NOTE: After installation, if you notice that the lock symbol
is not facing you or you can continue to rotate the filter
clockwise; remove the filter and repeat installation to
prevent water leaks.
NOTE: Replacing the water filter causes a small amount
of water (around 1 oz. or 25 cc) to drain. Place a cup under
the front end of the water filter cover to collect any leaking
water. Hold the water filter upright, once it is removed, to
prevent any remaining water from spilling out of the water
filter.
After installing the water filter:
1. Replace the shelf to the initial position.
2. After installing filter, turn on household water supply.
3. Dispense 2.5 gallons (9.46 liters) of water to purge the
system, depressing and releasing the dispenser pad in
cycles of 30 seconds ON and 60 seconds OFF. Open
the refrigerator door and check the shelf area for
water leaks.
1. Make sure to turn off the household water supply.
2. Turn the filter counterclockwise and then pull
down and out. Make sure to rotate the filter down
completely before pulling it out of the manifold hole.
NOTE: The substitute cap must be retained for the future.
If the filter is removed and not replaced, it is necessary to
reinstall the substitute cap to prevent water leaks from the
filter housing.
To purchase a replacement water filter, call 1-800-4694663 and ask for Part. No. ADQ72910907.
Replace with a new water filter.
1. Remove the red cap from the filter. 2. Hold the filter with the unlock symbol
facing
towards you, as shown in the picture below. Insert the
filter into the filter receptacle on the left side of the
refrigerator compartment.
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WATER FILTER
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Performance Data Sheet
Models Number ADQ72910907
Use with replacement cartridge ADQ72910907
This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 for the reduction of the substances listed
below. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration
less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system as specified in NSF/ANSI 42.
System tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for the reduction of
Chlorine Taste and Odor and Nominal Particulate Class III.
Capacity: 500 gal (1,892 L)
Substance
Average
Influent
Concentration
Influent Challenge
Concentration.
Units apply to
each row
Avg. Product
Water
Concentration
Average
%
Reduction
NSF % reduction req.
or Max. permissible
product water
concentration
Nominal Particulate
24,333
At least 10,000
particles/ml
915
96
≥ 85%
1.9
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
0.07
96.4
≥ 50%
Class I Particle size: ›0.5 to ‹1 um
Chlorine taste and
odor
Class III
Note that while the testing was performed under standard laboratory conditions, actual performance may vary.
Application Guidelines / Water Supply
Parameters
Service flow
0.5 gpm (1.89 lpm)
Water pressure
20 - 125 psi (138 - 862
kPa)
Water temperature 33ºF - 100ºF (0.6ºC 38ºC)
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of property damage due to water
leakage:
• Read and follow the Use & Care guide instructions
before installation and use of this system.
• Install on COLD water lines only.
• Comply with all state and local plumbing codes.
• Install a pressure limiting device and water
hammer arrester for inlet water pressures
exceeding 80 psi (552 kPa). Refer to Uniform
• Plumbing Code, Sections 608.2 and 609.10.
• Never install or operate where inlet water pressure
may exceed 120 psi (827 kPa).
• Protect filter from freezing. Remove filter in
temperatures below 33° F (0.6° C).
• Replace cartridge at specified service interval.
Cartridge MUST be replaced at least every 6
months.
WARNING
To reduce the risk associated with ingestion
of contaminants due to use with water that is
microbiologically unsafe or of unknown
quality. Do not use with water that is
microbiologically unsafe or of unknown
quality without adequate disinfection before
or after the system.
To purchase a replacement water filter, call 1-800-4694663 and ask for Part. No. ADQ72910907.
Systems must be installed and operated in accordance
with manufacturer’s recommended procedures and
guidelines.
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CARE AND CLEANING
INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to warm up so
the cloth will not stick)
To help remove odors, you can wash the inside of the
refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda and warm
water. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 quart of
water (26 g soda to 1 liter water.) Be sure the baking soda
is completely dissolved so it does not scratch the surfaces
of the refrigerator.
WARNING
CAUTION: While cleaning the inside, do not spray
water.
Explosion Hazard
Use non-flammable cleaner. Failure to do so can result
in fire, explosion, or death.
DOOR LINERS AND GASKETS
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent
in warm water. Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing petroleum on
plastic refrigerator parts.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically; however, clean both sections about once a
month to prevent odors. Wipe up spills immediately.
GENERAL CLEANING TIPS
• Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
• Remove all removable parts, such as shelves, crispers,
etc. Refer to sections in Using Your Refrigerator for
removal instructions.
• Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent
in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
• Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
• Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
PLASTIC PARTS (Covers and Panels)
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent
in warm water. Do not use window sprays, abrasive
cleansers, or flammable fluids. These can scratch or
damage the material.
CONDENSER COILS
Use a vacuum cleaner with
an attachment to clean the
condenser cover and vents.
Do not remove the panel
covering the condenser
coil area.
OUTSIDE
Waxing external painted metal surfaces helps provide
rust protection. Do not wax plastic parts. Wax painted
metal surfaces at least twice a year using appliance wax
(or auto paste wax). Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth.
Back Cover
For products with a stainless steel exterior, use a clean
sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly
with a soft cloth.
LIGHT REPLACEMENT
The refrigerator and freezer compartment lights are LED
interior lighting, and service should be performed by a
qualified technician.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before replacing a light in the refrigerator or freezer
compartment, either unplug the refrigerator or turn off
power at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
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CARE AND CLEANING
WHEN YOU MOVE
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home,
follow these steps to prepare it for the move.
POWER INTERRUPTIONS
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.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator and store it in a
frozen food locker.
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 removable instructions.
5. Depending on the model, raise the front of the
refrigerator so it rolls easier OR screw in the leveling
legs all the way so they do not scrape the floor. See
the Door Closing section.
6. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord to the
refrigerator cabinet.
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.
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. Turn off the icemaker and empty the ice bin.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off before you leave,
follow these steps.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Depending on your model, set the thermostat control
(refrigerator control) to OFF. See the Setting the
Controls section.
3. Clean the refrigerator, wipe it and dry well.
4. Tape 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.
When you get to your new home, put everything back and
refer to the Refrigerator Installation section for preparation
instructions.
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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
Call a
plumber
to correct water hammer before installing the water supply
line to the refrigerator.
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 power switch is in the OFF (O)
position.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
WATER PRESSURE
A cold water supply. The water pressure must be between
20 and 120 psi on models without a water
and
between 40 and 120 psi on models with a water
If a
is connected
to your cold water supply, this water line installation is not
covered by the refrigerator warranty. Follow the following
instructions carefully to minimize the risk of expensive water
damage.
If a
is connected
to your cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse
osmosis system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (2.8
kgf/cm2 ~ 4.2 kgf/cm2) which is the pressure required to
a 7 oz cup in 2 - 3 seconds.
If the water pressure from the reverse osmosis system is less
than 21 psi or 1.5 kgf/cm2 (takes more than 4.0 sec to a
cup of 7 oz capacity):
• Check to see if the sediment
in the reverse osmosis
system is blocked. Replace the
if necessary.
• Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to
after heavy usage.
• If the issue concerning water pressure from reverse
osmosis remains, call a licensed,
plumber.
• All installations must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
CAUTION: Wear eye protection during installation to
prevent injury.
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Copper Tubing, ¼ in. outer
diameter, to connect the refrigerator
to the water supply. Be sure both
ends of the tubing are cut square.
• To determine how much tubing you
need: measure the distance from the water valve on the
back of the refrigerator to the water supply pipe. Then,
extra tubing
add 8 feet (2.4 m). Be sure there is
(about 8 feet [2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about 10 in.
[25 cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move out
from the wall after installation.
• Power drill.
• ½ in. or adjustable wrench.
• Flat blade and Phillips head screwdrivers.
• Two ¼ in. outer diameter
compression nuts and
2 ferrules (sleeves) to
connect the copper tubing
valve and the
to the
refrigerator water valve.
• If your existing copper water
line has a
at the
end, you will need an adapter
(available at plumbing supply
stores) to connect the water line
to the refrigerator OR you can
cut
the
with
a tube cutter and then use a
compression
•
to the cold water line. The
valve should have a water inlet with a minimum
inside diameter of 5/32 in. at the point of connection
to the COLD WATER LINE.
Saddle-type
valves
are included in many water
supply kits. Before purchasing,
make sure a saddle-type
valve complies with your local
plumbing codes.
NOTE: A Self Piercing Saddle Type Water Valve should
not be used.
CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves are
illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts.
Consult with your licensed plumber.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer
begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not overtighten clamp or you may crush the
tubing.
Washer
When using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is battery
powered, double insulated or grounded in a manner that
will prevent the hazard of electric shock.
Install the
valve on the nearest frequently used
drinking water line.
Pipe Clamp
Clamp Screw
1. SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet to relieve the pressure on the
line.
2. CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for the valve that is
easily accessible. It is best to connect
into the side of a vertical water pipe.
When it is necessary to connect into
a horizontal water pipe, make the
connection to the top or side, rather
than at the bottom, to avoid drawing
from the water pipe.
6. ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the tubing between the cold water line and the
refrigerator.
Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the wall or
(behind the refrigerator or adjacent base cabinet)
as close to the wall as possible.
NOTE: Be sure there is
extra tubing (about
8 feet coiled into 3 turns of about 10 in. diameter) to
allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation.
7. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for
copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and connect
it to the
valve. Make sure the tubing is fully
inserted into the valve. Tighten the compression nut
securely.
any sediment
3. DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a ¼ in. hole in the water
pipe using a sharp bit. Remove
any burrs resulting from drilling
the hole in the pipe. Be careful
not to allow water to drain into
the drill. Failure to drill a ¼ in.
hole may result in reduced ice
production or smaller cubes.
NOTE: The hookup line cannot be white, plastic
tubing. Licensed plumbers must use only copper
tubing NDA tubing #49595 or 49599 or Cross Link
Polyethylene (PEX) tubing.
Saddle-Type
Valve
4. FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
valve to the cold water pipe with
Fasten the
the pipe clamp.
Compression Nut
Packing Nut
Pipe Clamp
Saddle-Type
Valve
Inlet End
Outlet Valve
Ferrule (sleeve)
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing
Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves are
illegal and their use is not permitted in
Massachusetts. Consult with your licensed plumber.
Vertical Cold
Water Pipe
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CONNECTING THE WATER LINE
8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water supply on and
flush out the tubing until the water
is clear.
Shut the water off at the water
valve after about one quart of
water has been flushed through the
tubing.
9. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE
REFRIGERATOR
NOTE: Before making the connection to the
refrigerator, be sure that the refrigerator power cord is
not plugged into the wall outlet.
1) Remove the ring plug (1) from the valve located at the
top of such device.
10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF VALVE
Tighten any connections that leak.
CAUTION: Check to see if leaks occur at the water line
connections.
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11. PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not vibrate
against the back of the refrigerator or against the wall.
Push the refrigerator back to the wall.
2) Place compression nut and the ferule at the end of the
pipeline. Insert pipeline into the connection valve as
far as possible. Hold tightly while holding pipeline.
12. START THE ICEMAKER
Set the icemaker power switch to the ON position. The
icemaker will not begin to operate until it reaches its
operating temperature of 15°F (–9°C) or below. It will
then begin operation automatically if the icemaker
power switch is in the ON (I) position.
3) Hold on to the pipe from the handles or grabbers
located behind the refrigerator, loosing first the bolt
holding the handle. Afterwards, insert pipe into the
hole and tighten bolt to finalize.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one
did not make. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces, like the floor, walls and cabinets, can make the
sounds seem louder than they actually are. The following
describes the kinds of sounds you may hear and what
may be causing them.
Clicking:
The defrost control will click when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends. The thermostat control (or
refrigerator control, depending on the model) will also
click when cycling on and off.
Rattling:
Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the
water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
Whooshing:
• Evaporator fan motor circulating the air through the
refrigerator and freezer compartments.
• Air being forced over the condenser by the condenser
fan.
• Ice compartment fan in the freezer on the left side of
the refrigerator when the doors are open.
Gurgling:
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound
caused by the refrigerant flowing through the cooling
system.
Problem
Refrigerator is not
cooling.
Popping:
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls.
Sizzling:
Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost
cycle.
Vibrating Noise:
If the side or back of the refrigerator is touching a
cabinet or wall, some of the normal vibrations may make
an audible sound. To eliminate the noise, make sure that
the sides and back cannot vibrate against any wall or
cabinet.
Dripping:
Water running into the drain pan during the defrost cycle.
Pulsating or High-Pitched Sound:
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 is still more energy
efficient than previous models. While the refrigerator is
running, it is normal to hear a pulsating or high-pitched
sound.
Possible Causes
The power supply cord is unplugged.
A household fuse has blown or a circuit
breaker has tripped.
The refrigerator control is set to the OFF
position.
The refrigerator is in the defrost cycle.
The OFF light is illuminated.
Solutions
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with
proper voltage (see Electrical & Grounding
Requirements).
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If
the problem persists, contact an electrician.
Refer to the Setting the Controls section.
Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle
to end.
The refrigerator is in DEMO mode. The Demo
Mode disables the cooling system and only the
lamps and display will work normally.
To disable Demo Mode, press the TEMPERATURE
ADJUST button until you set the desire temperature
level. When demo mode is deactivated, the OFF
light will turn off.
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Problem
Lights do not work.
Possible Causes
The power supply cord is unplugged.
An LED light has malfunctioned.
Solutions
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet
with proper voltage (refer to Electrical &
Grounding Requirements).
Before proceeding to replace LED, unplug the
refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit
breaker or fuse box.
NOTE: The refrigerator and freezer
compartment lamps are LED interior lighting,
and service should only be performed by a
qualified technician.
Vibration or rattling The refrigerator is not resting solidly on the
Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need
noise.
floor.
adjusting. See the Installation section for
leveling instructions.
Compressor seems to The refrigerator that was replaced was an
Modern refrigerators require more operating
run too much.
older model.
time but use less energy due to more efficient
technology.
The room temperature is warmer than normal. The compressor will run longer under warm
conditions. 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 in
surrounding temperatures above 110°F.
The door is opened often or a large amount
Adding food and opening the door warms the
of food has just been 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.)
The refrigerator was recently plugged in and The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to
the refrigerator control was set correctly.
cool completely.
The refrigerator control is not set correctly for See the Adjusting Control Settings section.
the surrounding conditions.
The doors are not closed completely.
Firmly push the doors shut. If they will not
shut all the way, see “Doors will not close
completely” in the Troubleshooting section.
The back cover is dirty.
This prevents air transfer and makes the motor
work harder. Clean the back cover. Refer to
the Care and Cleaning section.
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Problem
Doors will not close
completely.
Possible Causes
The refrigerator is not level.
Food packages are blocking the door open.
The ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves, door
bins or baskets are out of position.
The gaskets are sticking.
The refrigerator wobbles or seems unstable.
The doors were removed during product
installation and not properly replaced.
Frost or ice crystals
on frozen food.
The door is not closing properly.
The door is opened often.
Ice has bad taste or
odor.
There is water in the
defrost drain pan.
The icemaker was recently installed.
Solutions
See the Leveling and Door Alignment section.
Rearrange food containers to clear 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.
Clean gaskets and the surfaces that they
touch. Rub a thin coat of appliance polish or
kitchen wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
Level the refrigerator. Refer to the Leveling
and Door Alignment for more information.
Remove and replace the doors according to
the Removing and Replacing Refrigerator
Handles and Doors section, or call a qualified
technician.
See “Doors will not close completely” in the
Troubleshooting section.
When the door is opened, warm, humid air is
allowed in the freezer, resulting in frost.
Discard the first few batches of ice to avoid
discolored or bad tasting ice.
The ice has been stored for too long.
Throw away old ice and make a new supply.
The food has not been wrapped tightly in
either compartment.
The water supply contains minerals such as
sulfur.
The interior of the refrigerator needs cleaning.
Rewrap foods since odors may migrate to the
ice if food is not wrapped properly.
A water filter may need to be installed to
eliminate taste and odor problems.
See Care and Cleaning section for more
information.
Empty and wash bin. Discard old cubes.
The water will evaporate. It is normal for
water to drip into the defrost pan.
Expect that the water in the defrost pan will
take longer to evaporate. This is normal when
it is hot or humid.
The ice storage bin needs cleaning.
The refrigerator is defrosting.
It is more humid than normal.
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Problem
Temperature is too
warm or there is
interior moisture
buildup.
Possible Causes
The air vents are blocked. Cold air circulates
from the freezer to the fresh food section
and back again through air vents in the wall
dividing the two sections.
Solutions
Locate air vents by using your hand to sense
airflow and move all packages that block
vents and restrict airflow. (See air flow
diagram below.)
The doors are opened often.
Opening the door warms the 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.
If the temperature is too warm, change the
setting one increment at a time. Refer to the
Setting the Controls section. Wait 24 hours
for temperatures to stabilize or even out.
Adding food warms the refrigerator. It can
take a few hours for the refrigerator to return
to normal temperature.
Wrap food tightly and wipe off damp
containers prior to storing in the refrigerator
to avoid moisture accumulation. If necessary,
repackage food according to the guidelines in
the Food Storage Guide section.
See “Doors will not close completely” in the
Troubleshooting section.
In humid weather, air carries moisture
into the refrigerator when the doors are
opened. Increased humidity in the freezer or
refrigerator compartments can lead to frost or
condensation.
It is normal for droplets to form on the interior
back wall after the refrigerator automatically
defrosts.
The control is not set correctly for the
surrounding conditions.
A large amount of food has just been added
to the refrigerator or freezer.
The food is not packaged correctly.
The doors are not closing completely.
The weather is humid.
An automatic defrost cycle was completed.
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Problem
The doors are
difficult to open.
Frozen food
in refrigerator
compartment.
Possible Causes
The gaskets are dirty or sticky.
Solutions
Clean the gaskets and the surfaces that they
touch. Rub a thin coat of appliance polish or
kitchen wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
The door is reopened within a short time after When you open the door, warmer air enters
having been opened.
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.
The temperature control in the refrigerator
Press the Temperature Adjust button to set
compartment is set too cold.
the refrigerator compartment to a warmer
temperature.
Refrigerator is installed in a cold location.
When room temperature is below 41°F (5°C),
food can freeze. The refrigerator should not
be operated in temperatures below 55°F
(13°C).
Food with a high water content was placed
Place food with a high water content toward
too close to the cold air discharge vent.
the front of the refrigerator.
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