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Use and Care Manual
36 Inch Refrigerator
2 and 3 Door Models
For use with models: EF36BNNF, IF36BNNF, PF36BNNF
Style Varies
Model EF36BNNF Shown
Table of Contents
Refrigerator Safety.......................................................... 1
Important Information...................................................... 2
Before Use..................................................................... 2
Refrigerator Operation............................................... 2-10
Care and Cleaning.................................................. 10-12
Before You Call for Service....................................... 13-14
Warranty and Service................................................... 15
Notes.......................................................................... 16
Francis.................................................................. 17-36
Warranty Card.................................................Back Cover
Part No. 106176 Rev. B/W10256696
© 2009 Dacor, all rights reserved
Refrigerator Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
 Do not remove ground prong.
 Do not use an adapter.
 Do not use an extension cord.
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Use nonflammable cleaner.
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Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline,
away from refrigerator.
Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator.
Disconnect power before servicing.
 Replace all parts and panels before operating.
 Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
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Disconnect power before installing ice maker (on ice maker
kit ready models only).
Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice (on some models).
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Proper Disposal of Your Refrigerator
WARNING
Suffocation Hazard
Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.
IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems
of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous,
even if they sit out for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to help
prevent accidents.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:
„„ Take off the doors.
„„ Leave the shelves in place so children may not easily climb
inside.
1
Important Information
Installer: Please leave this guide with this appliance.
Model Number
Consumer: Please read and keep this use and care manual for
future reference. This guide provides proper use and maintenance information. Keep this guide and the sales receipt and/
or cancelled check together for future reference. Proof of
original purchase date is needed for warranty service.
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
If you have any questions, call:
For warranty and service information, see page 15.
Dacor Customer Service
In our continuing effort to improve the quality and performance
of our products, it may be necessary to make changes to the
appliance without revising this guide.
(800) 793-0093 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Monday — Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Web site: www.Dacor.com
IMPORTANT: If you receive a damaged product, immediately
contact your dealer or builder. Do not install or use a damaged
appliance.
Have the complete model and serial number identification of your
refrigerator ready. These numbers are found on a serial number
label, located on the right side of the refrigerator liner. Record
these numbers on this page for easy access.
Before Use
Remove the Packaging
Clean Before Using
„„ Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning on
the refrigerator. Rub a small amount of liquid dish soap over
the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside
of your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions in
the Care and Cleaning section.
„„ 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. For
more information, see Important Safety Instructions on page 1.
Important information to know about glass shelves and
covers:
Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when
they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping.
Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small, pebblesize pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers are
heavy. Use both hands when removing them to avoid dropping.
„„ Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.
Refrigerator Operation
WARNING
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Do not remove ground prong.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Do not use an adapter.
Plug the refrigerator into a grounded 3-prong electrical outlet.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
2
Refrigerator Operation
Setting the Controls
The control panel is located at the top front of the fresh food compartment.
Control Center - 2 Door Models
Control Center - 3 Door Models
Initial Temperature Settings
Temp Alarm
Temperatures are preset at 38°F (3°C) in the fresh food
compartment and 0°F (-18°C) in the freezer compartment. The
display will show the average compartment temperatures, based
on several measurement points within the compartment.
The temperature alarm system will alert you if the
freezer or fresh food temperatures exceed normal
operating temperatures due to a power outage or other event.
When activated, the TEMP ALARM light will illuminate.
NOTE: Temperatures displayed may vary from set point due to
door openings or during defrost. Thermometers placed in the
refrigerator may record a temperature slightly above or below the
displayed temperature. This is normal as the displayed temperature is an average.
If the freezer or fresh food temperatures have exceeded these
limits, the display will alternately show the current compartment
temperatures and the highest compartment temperatures reached
when the power was out. An audible alarm will sound repeatedly.
Press the TEMP ALARM key once to stop the audible alarm. The
TEMP ALARM light will continue to flash and the temperatures will
alternate until the temperatures have stabilized.
Temperature Adjustments
„„ Allow the temperature to stabilize for 24 hours after loading
the refrigerator before making any temperature adjustments.
To turn off the temperature alarm, press and hold the TEMP
ALARM key for three seconds. The indicator light will go off.
„„ The first press of the up or down arrow key shows the current
temperature set point.
Maximum Cold
or the down key
„„ Subsequent pressing of the up key
raises or lowers the temperature set point.
When activated, maximum cold causes the fresh
food and freezer temperatures to drop to the
minimum settings on the control. This cools down the refrigerator
and freezer after extended door openings or when loading the
refrigerator or freezer with warm food.
„„ The display will show the new set point for approximately three
seconds, then return to the actual temperature currently within
that compartment.
„„ Limit temperature changes to one degree at a time. Allow the
new temperatures to stabilize for 24 hours before making a
new temperature adjustment.
NOTE: When the maximum cold feature is in operation, the up
and down
keys for the refrigerator and freezer controls will not
operate.
Fast Ice
To activate, press the MAX COLD key. Maximum cold will
deactivate automatically after 12 hours, or press the MAX COLD
key to deactivate manually.
When activated, fast ice reduces the freezer
temperature to the optimum setting for 24 hours
in order to produce more ice.
NOTE: When the fast ice feature is in operation, the up
keys for the freezer control will not operate.
down
Absent Mode/Humidity Control
The absent mode/humidity control feature causes
the freezer to defrost less frequently, conserving
energy. The ABSENT MODE/HUMIDITY
CONTROL indicator light will illuminate when
the feature is activated. To deactivate, press the
ABSENT MODE/HUMIDITY CONTROL key again or open either
door. The indicator light will go out.
and
Door Alarm
Press the DOOR ALARM key to activate or
deactivate the door alarm. The door alarm is
active when the indicator above the DOOR ALARM key is lit.
NOTE : Door openings will not deactivate the absent mode/
humidity control for approximately one hour after activation.
The door alarm alerts you when one of the doors has been left
open for five continuous minutes. An audible alarm will sound
every few seconds until the door is closed, or the door alarm is
deactivated.
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Refrigerator Operation
Setting the Controls (continued)
Warm Cabinet Surfaces
Reset Filter
At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be warm to the
touch. This condition is normal and helps prevent moisture from
condensing on the cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable
when the refrigerator is first started, during hot weather and after
excessive or lengthy door openings.
When a water filter has been installed in the
refrigerator, the yellow ALERT light will illuminate
when 90 percent of the volume of water for which the filter is rated
has passed through the filter or 11 months have elapsed since the
filter has been installed.
Refrigerator Compartment
Shelves
The red CHANGE light will illuminate when the rated volume of
water has passed through the filter or 12 months have elapsed
since the filter was installed. A new filter should be installed
immediately when the CHANGE light is illuminated.
Important information to know about glass shelves and
covers:
Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when
they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping.
Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small, pebblesize pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers are
heavy. Use both hands when removing them to avoid dropping.
After replacing the filter, press and hold the RESET FILTER key
for three seconds. The ALERT and CHANGE lights will go off.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of
unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after
the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on
disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.
„„ Change the temperature display from °F to °C
Your refrigerator has spill-proof glass shelves. The spill-proof
shelves have a spill retainer edge which allows for easier clean up
and are equipped with a slide out feature. To slide out, grasp the
front of the shelf and pull forward. Push in the shelf to return to
the original position.
„„ Enable or disable audible alarms
To remove a shelf:
„„ Activate the Sabbath mode
„„ Slightly tilt up the front and lift up
the rear of the shelf, then pull the
shelf straight out.
User Preferences
Access the user preferences menu to:
To access the user preferences menu, press and hold the DOOR
ALARM key for three seconds. When in the user preferences
mode, a short title for the feature will appear in the freezer
temperature display and the feature status will appear in the fresh
food display.
„„ Use the freezer up
preferences.
and down
To lock the shelf into another
position:
„„ Tilt up the front edge of the shelf.
keys to scroll through the
„„ Insert the hook into the desired
frame openings and let the shelf settle into place.
„„ When the desired preference is displayed, use the fresh food
and down
keys to change the status.
up
„„ Be sure the shelf is securely locked at the rear.
Door Storage
„„ When changes are complete, press and hold the DOOR
ALARM key for three seconds or close the fresh food door(s).
Dairy Center
About the Temperature Display (F_C)
“F” indicates that the temperature is displayed in degrees
Fahrenheit. “C” indicates that the temperature is displayed in
degrees Celsius.
The dairy center provides convenient door storage for spreadable
items such as butter and margarine. This compartment can be
moved to different locations to accommodate storage needs. To
use the dairy center, raise the cover.
About Sabbath Mode (SAB)
To remove:
When the Sabbath mode is on, all control lights and the night light
are disabled until it is turned off. This feature does not disable the
interior lights. Press any key on the control center to restore the
control lights and turn Sabbath mode off.
„„ Raise the cover, pull upward and
tilt out.
To install:
Alarm (AL)
„„ Slide the dairy center in and down
until firmly seated in the door liner.
When alarm mode is off, all audible alarms will be disabled until
the feature is turned on.
Door Buckets
To Turn Your Refrigerator Off/On
Door buckets can be moved to meet
storage needs.
„„ Press the freezer up key
repeatedly until “OFF” appears in
the freezer display. Allow a few seconds for the refrigerator to
shut off. Neither compartment will cool.
„„ Press either the refrigerator or freezer up
to turn on the refrigerator.
or down
To remove:
„„ Slide the bucket up and pull
straight out.
key
To install:
„„ Slide the bucket in and down until
firmly seated in the door liner.
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Refrigerator Operation
Crisper Drawers
Wine Trivet/Can Rack
The crisper drawers provide a higher humidity environment for
fresh fruit and vegetable storage.
The wine trivet/can rack accessory fits in the deli drawer or on a
shelf.
Controls
Bottles or cans can be laid crosswise, or a single bottle may be
laid in the center depression.
The crisper controls regulate the amount of humidity in the crisper
drawer. Slide the control toward the FRUIT setting for produce
with outer skins. Slide the control toward the VEGETABLES
setting for leafy produce.
To remove:
Deli Drawer Tray
„„ Pull the drawer out to full extension. Tilt up the front of the
drawer and pull it straight out.
To install:
The deli drawer tray allows for a removable tray within the fullwidth storage drawer.
„„ Insert the drawer into the frame rails and push it back into
place.
Water Dispenser
NOTE: For best results, keep the crisper drawers tightly closed.
The water dispenser is located on the left side wall of the fresh
food section. It is designed for cold water dispensing only.
Deli Drawer
To dispense water:
The deli drawer is a full-width drawer with adjustable temperature
control. This drawer can be used for large party trays, deli items,
beverages or miscellaneous items. There is a divider to organize
the drawer into sections if desired.
„„ Hold a container under spout and press dispenser button.
There is a temperature control which adjusts the amount of cold
air allowed into the deli drawer. The control is located on the right
of the drawer, under the lid.
Set the control to cold to provide a normal refrigerator temperature. Set the drawer on the coldest setting when a temperature
colder than the main refrigerator compartment is desired. Use the
coldest setting when storing meats.
NOTES:
„„ Cold air directed to the deli drawer can decrease refrigerator
temperature. The refrigerator control may need to be adjusted.
„„ Do not place leafy vegetables in the deli drawer. Colder
temperatures could damage leafy produce.
Fresh Food Storage
To remove:
„„ The fresh food compartment of a refrigerator should be kept
between 34°-40°F (1°-4°C) with an optimum temperature of
38°F (3°C). To check the temperature, place an appliance
thermometer in a glass of water and place in the center of the
refrigerator. Check after 24 hours. If the temperature is above
40°F (4°C) adjust the controls as explained on page 3.
„„ Lift the lid. Pull the drawer out to full extension. Tilt the drawer
front up and pull it straight out.
To install:
„„ Push the metal glide rails to the back of the refrigerator. Place
the drawer onto the rails and slide the drawer back until it falls
into place.
„„ Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This reduces
the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven
cooling.
To remove the divider:
„„ Pull the drawer completely out and raise the front of the divider
to unhook it from the rear wall of the pantry. Lift it out.
Meat and Cheese
To install the divider:
„„ Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely so leakage
and contamination of other foods or surfaces does not occur.
„„ Hook the back of divider over the rear wall of pantry and lower
it into place.
„„ Occasionally mold will develop on the surface of hard cheeses
(Swiss, Cheddar, Parmesan). Discard cheese that is moldy.
Dairy Food
„„ Most dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, sour cream and cottage
cheese have freshness dates on their cartons for appropriate
length of storage. Store these foods in the original carton and
refrigerate immediately after purchasing and after each use.
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Refrigerator Operation
Fresh Food Storage (continued)
Reinstalling the Drawer Front
Fruits and Vegetables
„„ Storage in the crisper drawers traps humidity to help preserve
the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time periods (see
page 5).
1. Slide the screws on the back of the drawer front into the slots
in the drawer brackets on both sides. You may need to move
the bottom of the bracket around slightly to get the slot to line
up with the screw.
„„ Sort fruits and vegetables before storage and use bruised or
soft items first. Discard those showing signs of decay.
2. Tighten the four front panel screws completely. Do not overtighten.
„„ Always wrap odorous foods such as onions and cabbage so
the odor does not transfer to other foods.
3. Place the freezer basket back into the drawer slides.
Automatic Ice Maker
„„ While vegetables need a certain amount of humidity to remain
fresh, too much humidity can shorten storage times (especially
leafy vegetables). Drain vegetables well before storing.
Connect the ice maker to the water supply as instructed in the
installation instructions. Proper water flow and a level refrigerator are essential for optimal ice maker performance.
„„ Wait to wash fresh produce until right before use.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of
unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after
the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on
disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.
Freezer Compartment
Ice Bin
The ice bin provides storage for ice.
To start the ice maker:
To remove the ice bin:
1. Make sure the ice bin is in
place and the ice maker arm is
down.
„„ Pull it forward, away from the ice maker. To avoid the ice
maker dumping ice while the bin is removed, turn the ice
maker off by raising the ice maker arm.
Lower Basket Divider
2. After the freezer section
reaches between 0° to 2°F
(-18° to -17° C), the ice maker
fills with water and begins
operating. You will have a
complete harvest of ice approximately every three hours.
The lower basket divider allows you to organize the basket area
into sections.
3. Allow approximately 24 hours
after installation to receive the first harvest of ice.
To remove and replace the divider:
4. Discard ice created within the first 12 hours of operation to
assure the system is flushed of impurities.
To install the ice bin:
„„ Reverse the above procedure. Turn the ice maker on by
lowering the ice maker arm.
„„ Pull the divider straight up to remove it.
To turn off the ice maker:
„„ To install it, hook the top corners of the divider over the top
horizontal basket rungs.
„„ Raise the ice maker arm until a click is heard. The ice maker
will remain in the off position until the arm is pushed down.
Removing the Drawer Front
NOTES:
1. Pull the freezer drawer
completely open.
„„ The first one or two batches will probably contain undersized
and irregular cubes because of air in the supply line.
2. Loosen the four screws
attaching the drawer
brackets to the drawer front
as shown.
„„ When the ice cubes are ejected, it is normal for several cubes
to be joined together at the ends. They can easily be broken
apart. The ice maker will continue to make ice until the supply
of ice cubes raises the ice maker arm, shutting the ice maker
off.
NOTE: Loosen the screws
only three to four turns. Do
not remove the screws from
the drawer front.
„„ Certain sounds may accompany the various cycles of the ice
maker. The motor may have a slight hum, the cubes will rattle
as they fall into an empty storage pan and the water valve
may click or “buzz” occasionally.
3. Lift the drawer front upward
and off the screws.
„„ If the ice is not used frequently, the ice cubes will become
cloudy, shrink, stick together and taste stale. Empty the ice
storage bin periodically and wash it in lukewarm water. Be
sure to dry the bin thoroughly before replacing it.
„„ Beverages and foods should not be placed in the ice storage
bin for quick chilling. These items can block the ice maker
arm, causing the ice maker to malfunction.
„„ Turn off the ice maker when the water supply is to be shut off
for several hours.
6
Refrigerator Operation
Water Filter Removal and Installation
Frozen Food Storage
„„ The freezer compartment of a refrigerator should be kept at
approximately 0°F (-18°C). To check the temperature, place
an appliance thermometer between the frozen packages and
check after 24 hours. If the temperature is above 0°F (-18°C),
adjust the control as described on page 3.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of
unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after
the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on
disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.
„„ A freezer operates more efficiently when it is at least two-thirds
full.
Initial Installation
Packaging foods for freezing
The water filter is located in the upper right hand corner of the
fresh food compartment.
„„ To minimize dehydration and quality deterioration use
aluminum foil, freezer wrap, freezer bags or airtight containers.
Force as much air out of the packages as possible and be
sure they are tightly sealed. Trapped air can cause the food to
dry out, change color and develop an off-flavor (freezer burn).
1. Remove the blue bypass cap and retain it for later use.
2. Remove the sealing label from the end of the filter and insert it
into the filter head.
3. Rotate it gently clockwise until it stops. Snap the filter cover
closed.
„„ Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable freezer wrap prior
to freezing.
4. Reduce water spurts by flushing air from the system. Run the
water continuously for two minutes through the dispenser until
the water runs steady. During initial use, allow about a one to
two minute delay in water dispersal to allow the internal water
tank to fill. Additional flushing may be required in some households where the water is of poor quality.
„„ Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed.
Loading the Freezer
„„ Avoid adding too much warm food to the freezer at one time.
This overloads the freezer, slows the rate of freezing and can
raise the temperature of frozen foods.
Replacing the Water Filter
„„ Leave space between the packages so cold air can circulate
freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as possible.
IMPORTANT: Air trapped in the system may cause water and the
cartridge to eject. Always dispense water for two minutes before
removing the filter for any reason. Use caution when removing.
„„ Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods such as ice cream and
orange juice on the freezer door shelves. These foods are
best stored in the freezer interior where the temperature varies
less with door openings.
1. Turn the filter counterclockwise until it releases from the filter
head.
2. Drain the water from the filter into the sink, and dispose of the
filter in normal household trash.
3. Wipe up excess water in the filter cover and continue with
Initial Installation steps 2 through 4.
Change the filter at least every 6 months.
IMPORTANT: The condition of the water and the amount used
determines the life span of the water filter cartridge. If water use is
high, or if water is of poor quality, replacement may need to take
place more often.
To order visit www.everythingdacor.com or call Dacor Customer
Service at (800) 793-0093. Use replacement cartridge AFF3.
The dispenser feature may be used without a water filter
cartridge. If you choose this option, replace the filter with the blue
bypass cap.
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Refrigerator Operation
Water Filter Performance Data
System tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Std 42 for the reduction of Chlorine Taste and Odor,
Particulate Class I and against NSF/ANSI 53 for the reduction of Cysts, Turbidity, Asbestos, Mercury, Lead, Benzene,
p-Diclorobenzene, Carbofuran
Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects
Parameter
Influent
Effluent
% Reduction
USEPA
MCL
Challenge Concentration
Influent
Average
Average
Maximum
Average
Minimum
Min. Required
Reduction
Chlorine
–
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
1.88 mg/L
<0.05136364 mg/L
0.06 mg/L
>97.26
96.84
50%
Taste and Odor
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Particulate**
–
at least 10,000 particles/ml
5,700,000 #/ml
30,583 #/ml
69,000 #/ml
99.52
98.94
85%
Standard No. 53: Health Effects
Effluent
% Reduction
Parameter
USEPA
MCL
Challenge Concentration
Influent
Average
Average
Maximum
Average
Minimum
Min. Required
Reduction
Turbidity
1 NTU**
11 ± 1 NTU***
10.7 NTU
0.31 NTU
.049 NTU
97.09
95.20
0.5 NTU
Cysts
99.5%
Reduction
Minimum 50,000/L
166,500 #/L
<1 #/L
<1 #/L
>99.99
>99.99
>99.99%
Asbestos
99%
Reduction
107 108 fibers/L; fibers > micrometers
in length
155 MF/L
<1 MF/L
<1 MF/L
>99.99
>99.99
99%
Lead at pH 6.5
0.015 mg/L
0.15 mg/L +10%
0.153 mg/L
<.001 mg/L
<.001 mg/L
>99.35
>99.29
0.10 mg/L
Lead at pH 8.5
0.015 mg/L
0.15 mg/L +10%
0.150 mg/L
<.001 mg/L
<.001 mg/L
>99.33
>99.29
0.10 mg/L
Mercury at pH 6.5
0.002 mg/L
.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L
0.0003 mg/L
0.0005 mg/L
95.70
90.91
0.002 mg/L
Mercury at pH 8.5
0.002 mg/L
.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L
0.0008 mg/L
0.0015 mg/L
86.22
75.93
0.002 mg/L
Atrazine
0.003 mg/L
0.009 mg/L + 10%
0.009 mg/L
<0.002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
76.99
75.31
0.003 mg/L
Benzene
0.005 mg/L
0.015 mg/L ± 10%
0.014 mg/L
0.0006 mg/L
0.0011 mg/L
95.71
92.14
0.005 mg/L
Carbofuran
0.04 mg/L
0.08 mg/L ± 10%
0.081 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
98.74
98.46
0.04 mg/L
p-Dichlorobenzene
0.075 mg/L
.225 mg/L ± 10%
0.208 mg/L
<0.0005 mg/L
<0.0005 mg/L
99.76
99.74
0.075 mg/L
0.0002
mg/L
0.002 mg/L ± 10%
0.002 mg/L
0.000 mg/L
<0.0001 mg/L
98.72
96.50
0.0002 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.015 ± 10%
0.015 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
92.97
91.67
0.003 mg/L
Lindane
Toxaphene
Influent
* Tested using a flow rate of 0.78 gpm; pressure of 60 psig; pH of 7.5 + 0.5; temp. of 68° + 5°F (20° + 3°C)
** Measurement in particules/ml. Particules used were 0.5 - 1 microns
*** NTU - Nephelometric Turbidity Units
Specifications
Rated Flow:
Min. Op. Temp:
Max. Op. Temp:
Min. Op. Press:
Max. Op. Press:
.78 gpm (2.9 L/min)
33°F (.6°C)
100°F (38°C)
35 psi (241 kPA)
120 psi (827 kPA)
General Use Conditions
Read this Performance Data Sheet and compare the capabilities
of this unit with your actual water treatment needs.
It is essential that operational, maintenance and filter replacement
requirements be carried out for the product to perform as advertised.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of
unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after
the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used
on disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.
This product is for cold water use only.
This system has been tested according to ANSI/NSF 42 and 53
for reduction of the substances listed above. 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 ANSI/NSF 42
and 53.
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Refrigerator Operation
Normal Operating Sounds
Improvements in refrigeration design may produce sounds in your new refrigerator that are different or were not present in an older
model. These improvements were made to create a refrigerator that is better at preserving food, is more energy efficient and is quieter
overall. Because new refrigerators run quieter, sounds may be detected that were present in older refrigerators, but were masked by
higher sound levels. Many of these sounds are normal. Please note that the surfaces adjacent to a refrigerator, such as hard walls,
floors and cabinets may make these sounds seem even louder. The following are some of the normal sounds that may be noticed in a
new refrigerator.
Sound
Possible Cause
Solution
Clicking
Motorized device (A) sounds like an
electric clock and snaps in and out.
Normal operation
Air rushing or
whirring
Freezer fan (B) and condenser fan
(C) make this noise while operating.
Normal operation
Gurgling or
boiling sound
Evaporator (D) and heat exchanger
(E) refrigerant makes this noise
when flowing.
Normal operation
Thumping
Ice cubes from ice maker drop into
ice bucket (F).
Normal operation
Vibrating noise
Compressor (G) makes a pulsating
sound while running.
Normal operation
Refrigerator is not level.
See installation instructions for details on how to
level your refrigerator
Buzzing
Ice maker water valve (H) hookup
buzzes when ice maker fills with
water.
Normal operation
Humming
Ice maker (I) is in the on position
without water connection.
Stop sound by raising the
ice maker arm to the off
position (see page 6).
Compressor (G) can make a highpitched hum while operating.
Normal operation
Defrost heater (K) hisses, sizzles or
pops when operational.
Normal operation
Hissing or
popping
A
F
I
F
B C D E
G H K
Energy Saving Tips
„„ A freezer that is two-thirds full runs most efficiently.
„„ Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room. Avoid
areas of direct sunlight, or near heating ducts, registers or
other heat producing appliances. If this is not possible, isolate
the exterior by using a section of cabinet or an added a layer
of insulation.
„„ Clean the door gaskets every three months according to the
cleaning instructions. Doing so will assure that the door seals
properly and the refrigerator runs efficiently.
„„ Take time to organize items in the refrigerator to reduce the
time that the door is open.
„„ Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. Overcrowding
reduces air circulation around food and causes the refrigerator
to run longer.
„„ Be sure your doors are closing securely by leveling the refrigerator as instructed in the installation instructions.
„„ Avoid adding too much warm food to the refrigerator at one
time. Doing so overloads the compartments and slows the rate
of cooling.
„„ Clean the condenser coils as indicated in the cleaning instructions every three months. Doing so will increase energy
efficiency and cooling performance.
„„ Do not use aluminum foil, wax paper or paper towels as shelf
liners. Doing so decreases air flow and causes the refrigerator
to run less efficiently.
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Refrigerator Operation
Accessories
Description
Part Number
Vertical stainless steel panel trim kit for model PF36
AFM36VSP
Epicure black chrome trim style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 2 door models
AFE36H2BC
Epicure black chrome trim style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 3 door models
AFE36H3BC
Epicure brass trim style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 2 door models
AFE36H2BR
Epicure brass trim style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 3 door models
AFE36H3BR
Epicure chrome trim style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 2 door models
AFE36H2CH
Epicure chrome trim style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 3 door models
AFE36H3CH
Epicure copper trim style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 2 door models
AFE36H2CP
Epicure copper trim style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 3 door models
AFE36H3CP
Millennia style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 2 door models
AFM36H2
Millennia style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 3 door models
AFM36H3
Preference style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 2 door models
AFP36H2
Preference style handle kit for Dacor EF36 and PF36 3 door models
AFP36H3
The above accessories are available from your Dacor dealer or visit www.everythingdacor.com.
Care and Cleaning
To clean your refrigerator:
Cleaning
NOTE: Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window
sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes,
concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing
petroleum products on plastic parts, interior and door liners or
gaskets. Do not use paper towels, scouring pads or other harsh
cleaning tools.
WARNING
1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Hand wash, rinse and dry removable parts and interior
surfaces thoroughly. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a
mild detergent in warm water.
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
3. Wash stainless steel and painted metal exteriors with a clean
sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
To keep stainless steel looking like new and to remove minor
scuffs or marks, it is suggested that you use the Dacor
approved stainless steel cleaner and polish, part number
A302. To order the cleaner, see www.everythingdacor.com.
Important information to know about glass shelves and
covers:
Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when
they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping.
Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small, pebblesize pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers are
heavy. Use both hands when removing them to avoid dropping.
IMPORTANT: Do not allow the stainless steel cleaner and
polish to come into contact with any plastic parts such as the
trim pieces, dispenser covers or door gaskets. If unintentional
contact does occur, clean plastic parts with a sponge and mild
detergent in warm water. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
4. There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal
home operating environments. If the environment is particularly greasy or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic in the
home, the condenser should be cleaned every 2 to 3 months
to ensure maximum efficiency.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.
However, clean both sections about once a month to avoid
buildup of odors. Wipe up spills immediately.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any
odors formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To avoid odor
transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
If you need to clean the condenser:
„„ Remove the base grille.
„„ Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille,
the open areas behind the grille and the front surface area
of the condenser.
„„ Replace the base grille when finished.
5. Plug in the refrigerator or reconnect power.
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Care and Cleaning
Changing the Light Bulbs
Preparing for Vacation/Absence
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to
replace the bulb with an appliance bulb of the same size, shape
and wattage (no greater than 40 watts).
WARNING
1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the light shield.
Top of the refrigerator compartment:
Slide the light shield toward the back of the compartment to
release it from the light assembly.
Tip Over Hazard
Refrigerator is top heavy and tips easily when not
completely installed.
Keep doors taped closed until refrigerator is
completely installed.
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or serious injury.
Top of freezer compartment:
For short vacations/absences (three months or less):
The light shield opens from the back. Firmly press forward on
the notches in the back of the shield and pull the shield down.
1. Remove all perishables.
2. If no one will be checking in on the refrigerator during your
absence, remove all frozen items also.
NOTE: You may need to remove the upper freezer shelf or
basket to access the light assembly.
3. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day
ahead of time.
4. After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut off arm to
the off position.
5. Empty the ice bin.
6. If the room temperature will drop below 55°F (13°C), follow the
instructions for longer absences.
For long vacations/absences (more than three months) or if
the room temperature will drop below 55ºF (13°C):
3. Replace the burned-out bulb(s) with an appliance bulb(s) no
greater than 40 watts.
1. Remove the food.
4. Replace the light shield.
Top of the refrigerator compartment:
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day
ahead of time.
Insert the tabs on the shield into the liner holes on each side
of light assembly. Slide the shield toward the front until it locks
into place.
3. After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut off arm to
the off position.
4. Empty the ice bin.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the light shield, do not force the
shield beyond the locking point.
5. Remove the water filter cartridge and install the filter bypass.
Dispose of the used cartridge.
Top of freezer compartment:
6. Turn the freezer control to off.
Insert the front tabs of the shield into the liner and snap the
back portion of the shield over the light assembly.
7. Unplug the refrigerator.
8. Thoroughly clean the interior of both compartments with a
baking soda solution and a clean soft cloth (four tablespoons
of baking soda in one quart of warm water).
5. Plug in the refrigerator or reconnect power.
9. Dry thoroughly.
10.Leave the doors open to prevent the formation of mold and
mildew.
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Care and Cleaning
Preparing to Move
Preparing for Vacation/Absence
(Continued)
WARNING
Upon Your Return
After a short vacation/absence:
1. Reconnect the water supply and turn on the supply valve.
2. Monitor the water connection for 24 hours and correct leaks if
necessary.
Tip Over Hazard
3. Run 10-15 glasses of water from the dispenser to flush out the
system.
Refrigerator is top heavy and tips easily when not
completely installed.
4. Restart the ice maker by lowering the ice maker arm.
Keep doors taped closed until refrigerator is
completely installed.
5. Discard at least the first three ice harvests.
After a long vacation/absence:
1. Reconnect the water supply and turn on the supply valve.
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
2. Plug the refrigerator back in and reset the controls (see page
3).
Failure to do so can result in death or serious injury.
3. Monitor the water connection for 24 hours and correct leaks, if
necessary.
„„ Follow the instructions for long vacations/absences, through
step 9.
4. Run water through the dispenser for at least three minutes
with the filter bypass in place, then install the water filter (see
page 7).
„„ Secure all loose items such as shelves and drawers by taping
them securely in place to prevent damage.
5. After installing the water filter, run water through the dispenser
continuously for at least two minutes, or until water runs
steady. Initially you may notice a one to two minute delay in
water dispersal as the internal tank fills.
„„ Use an appliance dolly when moving the refrigerator. Always
truck the refrigerator from its side or back - never from its
front.
6. Restart the ice maker by lowering the ice maker arm.
„„ Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during
moving.
„„ Tape the doors shut.
7. Discard ice produced within the first 12 hours (at least the first
three harvests).
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Before You Call for Service
Troubleshooting Guide
The refrigerator seems noisy
Refrigerator noise has been reduced over the years. Due to this
reduction, you may hear intermittent noises from your new refrigerator that you did not notice from your old model. Below are listed
some normal sounds with explanations.
WARNING
„„ Buzzing - heard when the water valve opens to fill the ice
maker.
„„ Pulsating - fans/compressor adjusting to optimize performance.
„„ Hissing/Rattling - flow of refrigerant, movement of water lines,
or from items placed on top of the refrigerator.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
„„ Sizzling/Gurgling - water dripping on the heater during
defrost cycle.
Do not remove ground prong.
„„ Popping - contraction/expansion of inside walls, especially
during initial cool-down.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
„„ Water running - may be heard when water melts during the
defrost cycle and runs into the drain pan.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
„„ Creaking/Cracking - occurs as ice is being ejected from the
ice maker mold.
Refrigerator will not operate
The doors will not close completely
„„ Power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
„„ Door blocked open? Move food packages away from door.
„„ Is outlet working? Plug in a lamp to see if the outlet is
working.
„„ Bin or shelf in the way? Push bin or shelf back in the correct
position.
„„ Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues,
call an electrician.
The doors are difficult to open
„„ Gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets and contact surfaces
with mild soap and warm water. Rinse and dry with soft cloth.
„„ Are controls on? Make sure the refrigerator controls are on.
See page 3.
WARNING
„„ New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the
refrigerator to cool completely.
NOTE: Adjusting the temperature controls to the coldest
setting will not cool either compartment more quickly.
Temperature is too warm
„„ New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the
refrigerator to cool completely.
Explosion Hazard
„„ Door(s) opened often or left open? Allows warm air to enter
refrigerator. Minimize door openings and keep doors fully
closed.
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
„„ Large load of food added? Allow several hours for refrigerator to return to normal temperature.
„„ Controls set correctly for the surrounding conditions?
Adjust the controls a setting colder. Check temperature in 24
hours. See page 3.
There is interior moisture buildup
NOTE: Some moisture buildup is normal.
„„ Humid room? Contributes to moisture buildup.
„„ Door(s) opened often or left open? Allows humid air to
enter refrigerator. Minimize door openings and keep doors fully
closed.
The motor seems to run too much
Your new refrigerator may run longer than your old one due to its
high-efficiency compressor and fans. The unit may run even longer
if the room is warm, a large food load is added, doors are opened
often or if the doors have been left open.
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Before You Call for Service
The ice maker is not producing ice or not
enough ice
The water dispenser will not operate properly
„„ Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water supply
and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
„„ Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water supply
and turn water shutoff valve fully open.
„„ Kink in the water source line? Straighten the water source
line.
„„ Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line.
„„ New installation? Flush and fill the water system. See the
installation instructions.
„„ Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch
(depending on model) is in the on position.
„„ Is the water pressure at least 35 psi (241 kPa)? The water
pressure to the home determines the flow from the dispenser.
See the installation instructions.
„„ New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation for
ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice production.
„„ Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Remove filter
and operate dispenser. If water flow increases, the filter may
be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it
correctly.
„„ Freezer door closed completely? Firmly close the freezer
compartment door. If the freezer compartment door will not
close all the way, see The doors will not close completely.
„„ Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for
ice maker to produce more ice.
„„ Refrigerator door closed completely? Close the door firmly.
If it does not close completely, see The doors will not close
completely.
„„ Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm? Remove ice
from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil.
„„ Recently removed the doors? Make sure the water
dispenser wire/tube assembly has been properly reconnected.
See the installation instructions.
„„ Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Remove filter and
operate ice maker. If ice volume improves, then the filter may
be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it
correctly.
„„ Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure.
See the installation instructions.
„„ Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure.
See the installation instructions.
Water is leaking from the dispenser system
The ice cubes are hollow or small
NOTE: One or two drops of water after dispensing is normal.
NOTE: This is an indication of low water pressure.
„„ Glass not being held under the dispenser long enough?
Hold the glass under the dispenser 2 to 3 seconds after
releasing the dispenser lever.
„„ Water shutoff valve not fully open? Turn the water shut off
valve fully open.
„„ New installation? Flush the water system. See the installation
instructions.
„„ Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line.
„„ Recently changed water filter? Flush the water system. See
the installation instructions.
„„ Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Remove filter and
operate ice maker. If ice quality improves, then the filter may
be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it
correctly.
„„ Water on the floor near the base grille? Make sure the
water dispenser tube connections are fully tightened. See the
installation instructions.
„„ Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure.
See installation instructions.
Water from the dispenser is warm
NOTE: Water from the dispenser is only chilled to 50°F (10°C).
„„ Questions remain regarding water pressure? Call a
licensed, qualified plumber.
„„ New installation? Allow 24 hours after installation for the
water supply to cool completely.
Off-taste, odor or gray color in the ice
„„ Recently dispensed large amount of water? Allow 24 hours
for water supply to cool completely.
„„ New plumbing connections? New plumbing connections can
cause discolored or off-flavored ice.
„„ Water not been recently dispensed? The first glass of water
may not be cool. Discard the first glass of water.
„„ Ice stored too long? Discard ice. Wash ice bin. Allow 24
hours for ice maker to make new ice.
„„ Refrigerator connected to a cold water pipe? Make sure
the refrigerator is connected to a cold water pipe. See the
installation instructions.
„„ Odor transfer from food? Use airtight, moisture proof
packaging to store food.
„„ Are there minerals (such as sulfur) in the water? A water
filter may need to be installed to remove the minerals.
„„ Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Gray or dark
discoloration in ice indicates that the water filtration system
needs additional flushing. Flush the water system before using
a new water filter. Replace water filter when indicated. See
page 3.
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Warranty and Service
Product Maintenance
What is Not Covered
Do not perform any maintenance other than that instructed in
the Care and Cleaning section of this manual. A qualified service
technician should perform all other service.
1. Conditions and damages resulting from any of the following:
„„ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance
„„ Any repair, modification, alteration or adjustment not authorized by the manufacturer or an authorized servicer
Getting Help
„„ Misuse, abuse, accidents or unreasonable use
Before you obtain service, please review the Before You Call for
Service section of this manual. If you have performed the checks
in the Troubleshooting section and the problem has not yet been
remedied, please visit our web site or contact the Dacor Customer
Service Team for a listing of Dacor authorized service agents.
Before requesting service, become familiar with the warranty
terms and conditions on this page.
„„ Incorrect electric current, voltage or supply
„„ Improper setting of any control
2. Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have been
removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
3. Light bulbs.
Contact us through our web site at:
4. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.
www.Dacor.com
5. The cost of service or service call to:
Dacor Customer Service:
„„ Correct installation errors
Tel: (800) 793-0093
Fax: (626) 403-3130
Business Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
„„ Instruct the user on the proper use of the product.Transport
the appliance to the servicer
6. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person
as a result of any breach of these warranties. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or
incidental damages, so the above exclusion may not apply.
You may also write us at:
Dacor Customer Service
1440 Bridge Gate Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
At Dacor, we believe that our quality of service equals that of our
product. Should your experience with our service network or product be different, please contact our customer service team and
share your encounter with us. We will do our utmost to resolve the
situation for you and deliver on our Dacor promise. If you need
anything clarified, just let us know.
What is Covered
CERTIFICATE OF WARRANTIES DACOR REFRIGERATORS
WITHIN THE FIFTY STATES OF THE U.S.A., THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA AND CANADA*:
Full One Year Warranty
One (1) year - From the date of original retail purchase, any part
that fails in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of
charge. Ice Maker - When purchased with the refrigerator and
installed by the dealer the ice maker will be considered part of the
refrigerator for warranty purposes.
limited Warranty
AquaClean Water Filter:
30 days - From the original retail purchase date, any part of the
water filter cartridge which fails due to a defect in workmanship or
materials will be replaced free of charge.
Note: The full warranty and the limited warranties apply when
the refrigerator is located in the United States or Canada.
Refrigerators located elsewhere are covered by the limited
warranties only including parts that fail during the first year.
Limitations of Liability
The warrantor shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages, including food loss. Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the
above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
*Warranty is null and void if non-CSA approved product is transported from the U.S.
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Please visit www.Dacor.com to activate your warranty online.
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 A. T.V. Cooking Show
 F Builder
 B. Magazine
 G. Architect/Designer
 C. Appliance Dealer Showroom
 H. Another Dacor Owner
 D. Kitchen Dealer Showroom
 I. Model Home
 E. Home Show
 J. Other
2. Where did you buy your Dacor appliances?
 A. Appliance Dealer
 B. Kitchen Dealer
 C. Builder Supplier
 D. Builder
 E. Other
3. For what purpose was the product purchased?
 A. Replacement only
 B. Part of a Remodel
 C. New Home
 D. Other
4. What is your household income?
 A. Under $75,000
 B. $75,000 – $100,000
 C. $100,000 – $150,000
 D. $150,000 – $200,000
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 F. Over $250,000
6. Would you buy or recommend another Dacor product?
 Yes
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A. Cooktop
C. Dishwasher
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D. Refrigerator
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