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TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE DES MATIÈRES REFRIGERATOR SAFETY.......................................................... 3 SÉCURITÉ DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR ........................................... 30 Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator....................................3 Mise au rebut de votre vieux réfrigérateur.................................30 INSTALLING YOUR REFRIGERATOR....................................... 4 INSTALLATION DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR ................................... 31 Unpacking Your
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
Space Requirements INSTALLING YOUR REFRIGERATOR WARNING Unpacking Your Refrigerator 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 any labels from your refrigerator before ■ To ensure proper ventilatio
Electrical Requirements Removing the Doors WARNING WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Disconnect power before removing doors. Do not remove ground prong. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. NOTE: Before removing doors, open both doors and remove Failure to follow these instructions can result in base grille (see the “Base Grille” section). death, fire, or electric
Style 2 6. Replace doors. WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Reconnect both ground wires. 4. Disassemble right top hinge. Failure to do so can result in death or ■ Remove hinge cover and screws. DO NOT REMOVE electrical shock. SCREW 1 AS SHOWN IN DIAGRAM. ■ Lift door up off bottom hinge. 7. Reconnect both ground wires. Style 1 8. Reconnect wiring plug. 9. Replace hinge cover and screws. 10. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power. Removing the Door Handles Apply firm pressure with hand on
5. Using a grounded drill, drill a Z\v in. hole in the cold water pipe you have selected. Connecting the Refrigerator to a Water Source Read all directions carefully before you begin. IMPORTANT: ■ If operating the refrigerator before installing the water connection, turn ice maker to the OFF position to prevent operation without water. ■ All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements. 1. Cold Water Pipe ■ Use copper tubing and check for leaks. 2. Pipe Clamp 3.
Style 2 Interior Water Filter Installation (on some models) The interior water filter cartridge is located in the upper right- hand corner of the fresh food compartment of the refrigerator. The interior water filter cartridge should be replaced every six months or earlier if the flow of water to your water dispenser or ice maker decreases noticeably. (See “Replacing an interior water 2. Flush the water system by dispensing and discarding filter cartridge” in the features section of this boo
4. Use a screwdriver to adjust the leveling screws. Turn the leveling screw to the right to raise that side of the refrigerator or turn the leveling screw to the left to lower that side. It may USING YOUR take several turns of the leveling screws to adjust the tilt of the refrigerator. REFRIGERATOR NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws and rollers. This makes it easier to adjust the screws. Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
Setting the Controls Adjusting Control Settings For your convenience, your refrigerator controls are preset at Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding the factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make sure food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food into the that the controls are still preset. The Refrigerator Control and the refrigerator. The settings indicated in the previous section should Freezer Control should both be at the “mid-settings” as
To dispense ice: 1. Press button for the desired type of ice. REFRIGERATOR 2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser lever. Hold the glass close to the dispenser opening so ice does not fall outside of the glass. FEATURES Your model may have some or all of these features. Features that can be purchased separately as product accessories are labeled with the word “Accessory.” Not all accessories will fit all models. If you are interested in purchasing one of the accessories, please
The dispenser light Non-indicator water filter (on some models) The dispenser area has a light. It can be turned on manually by If your refrigerator does not have the water filter status light, you pressing the ON button at the right hand side of the control panel. should change the water filter cartridge every 6-9 months The red indicator above the ON button will appear. On some depending upon your usage. If the water flow to the water models: Whenever you use the dispenser the lever will di
6. RUN WATER THROUGH THE DISPENSER UNTIL THE WATER RUNS CLEAR (about 2 - 3 gallons or 6 - 7 minutes). Refrigerator Shelves This will clean the system and clear air from the lines. The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet your Additional flushing may be required in some households. individual storage needs. Your model may have glass or wire NOTE: As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out shelves. of the dispenser. Storing similar food items together in your refri
Lateral Adjustable Shelf Flip-up Shelf (on some models) (on some models) To slide the shelf from side to side: 1. To raise the shelf, pull forward on the lever located at the bottom front of the shelf and lift until the shelf locks into the 1. Lift up on the front of shelf and slide to the desired location. vertical position. 2. Lower shelf to the level position. 2. To lower the shelf, lower the shelf until it is latched securely NOTE: You do not have to remove small items from the shelf in
Convertible Vegetable/Meat Drawer, Crisper Convertible Vegetable/Meat Drawer and Covers Temperature Control The convertible vegetable/meat drawer can be adjusted to (on some models) properly chill meats or vegetables. The air inside the pan is To remove and replace the crisper and convertible vegetable cooled to prevent “spot” freezing and can be set to keep meats meat drawers: at the National Livestock and Meat Board recommended storage 1. Slide crisper or meat drawer straight out to the
To turn the ice maker on: The on/off switch for the ice maker is a wire shut-off arm located Utility or Egg Bin on the side of the ice maker. To turn the ice maker on, simply (on some models - Accessory) lower the wire shut-off arm. Depending on your model, you may have a one piece utility bin or NOTE: The ice maker will not make ice until the freezer is cold a three piece egg bin. To use the three piece egg bin, remove the enough. Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard
To turn the ice maker on: The ON/OFF switch is located on the top right side of the freezer Freezer Shelf compartment. To turn the ice maker on, slide the control to the (number of shelves varies with model) ON (left) position. To remove and replace the shelf: NOTE: The ice maker will not make ice until the freezer is cold enough. Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard 1. Lift the shelf off of the supports. the first three batches of ice produced. 2. Slide it out of the s
Can Rack DOOR FEATURES (on some models - Accessory) Your model may have some or all of these features. Features that To remove and replace the rack: can be purchased separately as product accessories are labeled 1. Remove the rack by lifting it up and pulling straight out. with the word “Accessory.” Not all accessories will fit all models. 2. Replace the rack by holding it above the desired support and If you are interested in purchasing one of the accessories, please pushing the rack back a
4. Wash stainless steel and painted metal exteriors with a clean Control Panel Light sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do Reach behind the refrigerator control panel to remove and not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft replace light bulb. cloth. For additional protection against damage to painted metal exteriors, apply appliance wax (or auto paste wax) with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wax plastic parts. 5. Clean the condenser coils regularl
■ Replace the light shield by inserting the tabs on one end into Moving the slotted hole in the freezer liner. Then, carefully bend the When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, follow shield at the center to insert the tabs on the other end. these steps to prepare it for the move. 1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: ■ Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time. ■ Disconnect the water line from the back of the refrigerator. ■ When th