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Use & Care Guide
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TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE DES MATIÈRES REFRIGERATOR SAFETY .............................................................3 SÉCURITÉ DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR ..............................................25 Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator....................................3 Mise au rebut de votre vieux réfrigérateur.................................25 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION.................................................4 INSTALLATION DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR ......................................26 Un
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: You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
Location Requirements REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION WARNING Unpacking WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Explosion Hazard Use two or more people to move and install Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as refrigerator. gasoline, away from refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. Removing packaging materials Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning To ensure proper ventilation for your refriger
Electrical Requirements Base Grille WARNING To remove the base grille: 1. Open both refrigerator doors. Electrical Shock Hazard 2. Place hands along the ends of the grille, with your thumbs Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. along the top. Push in with your thumbs and pull up on the Do not remove ground prong. bottom. Do not use an adapter. NOTE: Be sure to refasten the Tech Sheet behind the base grille after cleaning. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can r
Door Removal TOOLS NEEDED: ¹⁄₄ in., ¹⁄₂ in., and ⁵⁄₁₆ in. hex-head socket wrenches, a flat-head screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator control OFF, unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Remove food and any adjustable door or utility bins from doors. Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before removing doors. Reconnect both ground wires before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. 4 Top Left Hinge 5 Door R
Handle Removal (optional) Door and Hinge Replacement 1. Apply firm pressure with your hand on the face of trim. Slide 1. Replace both bottom hinges, if removed. Tighten screws. top trim up and bottom trim down away from handle. Lift trim 2. Assistance may be needed to feed the water dispenser pieces off shoulder screws (see Graphic 1). tubing through the bottom hinge while reinstalling the freezer NOTE: Some models include accent pieces between the handle door. Carefully feed the dispenser tu
3. Use a hex-head socket wrench to adjust the leveling screws. 6. Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe Turn the leveling screw to the right to raise that side of the clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the ¹⁄₄ in. drilled hole refrigerator or turn the leveling screw to the left to lower that in the water pipe and that the washer is under the pipe clamp. side. It may take several turns of the leveling screws to adjust Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the pipe c
Style 2 You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the condenser fan. You may hear water running into the drain pan during the defrost cycle. REFRIGERATOR USE NOTES: If your model has a base grille filter system, make sure the Ensuring Proper Air Circulation base grille filter is properly installed and the cap is in the In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to permit air to horizontal position. flow between the two sections. Cold air enters the bottom of the Do
Wait 24 hours before you put food into the refrigerator. If you The ice dispenser add food before the refrigerator has cooled completely, your Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer. When food may spoil. the dispenser lever is pressed: NOTE: Adjusting the Refrigerator and Freezer Controls to a A trap door opens in a chute between the dispenser and the higher (colder) setting will not cool the compartments any ice bin. Ice moves from the bin and falls through the chu
To dispense water: After changing the water filter cartridge, reset the water filter status light by pressing the light switch 5 times within 10 1. Press a glass against the water dispenser lever. seconds. The status light will change from red to green when the Remove the glass to stop dispensing. 2. system is reset. NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to maintain a fresh Non-indicator water filter (on some models) supply. If your refrigerator does not have the water filter status light,
5. With cartridge cap in the vertical position, push the new filter To increase ice production rate: cartridge into the base grille until it stops. Rotate the cartridge In normal ice production mode, the Normal Ice Production: cap clockwise to a horizontal position. Flush the water ice maker should produce approximately 7 to 9 batches of ice system (see “Flushing the Water System After Replacing in a 24-hour period. If ice is not being made fast enough, turn Filter” later in this section
To care for ice storage bin or bucket: Empty the ice container. Use warm water to melt the ice if 1. Refrigerator Shelves necessary. Your model may have glass or wire shelves. Store similar foods NOTE: Never use anything sharp to break up the ice in the together and adjust the shelves to fit different heights. This bin or bucket. This can cause damage to the ice container reduces the time the refrigerator door is open and saves energy. and the dispenser mechanism. 2. Wash ice bin or bucket
Crisper or Vegetable/Meat Drawer Covers Adjustable Flip-up Shelf To remove and replace covers: (on some models) 1. Remove the crisper and meat drawer. Press up in center of To raise or lower the shelf: crisper glass insert until it rises above the plastic frame. 1. Raise the shelf by first sliding it back and down to make it Holding the crisper glass firmly, carefully slide the glass insert half-width. (You can use the shelf in this position to allow forward to remove. taller items to be st
Crisper Humidity Control FREEZER FEATURES (on some models) You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed Your model may have some or all of these features. Features that crisper. Adjust the control to any setting between LOW and can be purchased separately as product accessories are labeled HIGH. with the word “Accessory.” Not all accessories will fit all models. If you are interested in purchasing one of the accessories, please LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper f
DOOR FEATURES REFRIGERATOR CARE Your model may have some or all of these features. Features that can be purchased separately as product accessories are labeled Cleaning with the word “Accessory.” Not all accessories will fit all models. If you are interested in purchasing one of the accessories, please call the toll-free number on the cover or in the “Accessories” section. Door Rails The door rails may be removed for easier cleaning. Snap-on Door Rails To remove and replace the rails: Exp
5. There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal Refrigerator Crisper Light or Upper Freezer Light (on some home operating environments. If the environment is models) particularly greasy or dusty or there is significant pet traffic in Remove light shield by grasping the top center of the shield the home, the condenser should be cleaned every two to and pulling forward while turning it slightly to one side. If three months to ensure maximum efficiency. necessary, remove top c
3. Empty the ice bin. Depending on your model, turn the Thermostat Control or 4. Power Interruptions Refrigerator Control to OFF. See the “Setting or Using the If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep both refrigerator Controls” section. doors closed to help food stay cold and frozen. Unplug the refrigerator. 5. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours, do one of the 6. Empty water from the defrost pan. following: 7. Clean, wipe, and dry thoroughly. Remove all frozen foo
Is an ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm? The motor seems to run too much For models with an interior ice bin, remove the ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. For models with an ice Is the room temperature hotter than normal? The motor bucket located on the freezer door, access the ice maker by will run longer under warm conditions. At normal room depressing the ice sensor door on the upper left side of the temperatures, expect your motor to run about 40% to 80% o
Has the ice frozen in the ice bin or bucket? Shake the ice bin or bucket to separate cubes. If cubes do not separate, Water or ice is leaking from the dispenser empty bin or bucket and wait 24 hours for ice to restock. Is the glass not being held under the ice dispenser long Has the ice melted around the auger (metal spiral) in the enough, causing the ice to spill? Hold the container under ice bucket? Dump the ice cubes and clean the ice bucket the ice chute for two to three seconds a