REFRIGERATOR use & care Introduction........................................................2 Ice Maker........................................................... 19 Important Safety information.....................3 Controls and Settings .................................20 Features (Frigidaire).......................................6 Storage Features........................................... 23 Features (Gallery/Professional)..................7 Normal Operating Sounds.........................
INTRODUCTION Welcome to our family Thank you for bringing Frigidaire into your home! We see your purchase as the beginning of a long relationship together. This manual is your resource for the use and care of your product. Please read it before using your appliance. Keep it handy for quick reference. If something doesn’t seem right, the troubleshooting section will help you with common issues.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING Please read all instructions before using this appliance. Safety Definitions This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert of potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. DANGER DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Safety Instructions • DO NOT store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids, or aerosols within or in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for warnings regarding flammability and other hazards. • DO NOT operate the refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes. • Avoid contact with any moving parts of automatic ice maker.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING Follow these guidelines to ensure safety mechanisms in this appliance will operate properly. Electrical information • Plug the unit into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., 15 Amp, AC only electrical outlet. The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a 3-prong grounding plug for your protection against electrical shock hazards. Plug it directly into a properly grounded 3-prong receptacle.
FEATURES (FRIGIDAIRE) *Features may vary according to model I H J G F J E D J D C J B A J A Crispers F Freezer Shelf B Crisper Cover G Ice Bin* C Deli Drawer* H Freezer Control D Full Shelves I Ice Maker* E Refrigerator Control J Fixed Door Bins IMPORTANT Accessories are available for your appliance and may be purchased at Frigidaire.com or by calling 1-800-374-4432 (Frigidaire.ca or 1-800-265-8352 in Canada) or from an authorized seller.
FEATURES (GALLERY/PROFESSIONAL) 7 *Features may vary according to model J I K H G F Temp Recommended Cold Coldest K Air Filter Replace Hold to Reset E L E D L C B C A L A Crispers G Freezer Shelf B Crisper Cover H Ice Bin* C Auto Humidity Control Membrane I Freezer Control D Full Width Deli Drawer J Ice Maker* E Full Shelves K Fixed Door Bins F Refrigerator Control L Adjustable Door Bins IMPORTANT Accessories are available for your appliance and may be purchased at F
INSTALLATION This Use & Care Manual provides general operating instructions for your model. Use the appliance only as instructed in this Use & Care Manual. Before starting the unit, follow these important first steps. IMPORTANT Cleaning your Refrigerator Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning the refrigerator on. Rub a small amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with your fingers. Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
INSTALLATION NOTE If your refrigerator is placed with the door hinge side against a wall, you may have to allow additional space for the handle so the door can be opened wider. When you first turn on the refrigerator, the mullion might be warm to the touch for the first 24 hours of operation. This is normal. Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator: • All 4 corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on the floor. • The cabinet should be level at the front and rear.
DOOR REMOVAL Tools Necessary: or Socket Wrench Set Adjustable Wrench Phillips™ Head and Flat Head Screwdriver Top Hinge Screw MSX16 Quadrex or 5/16" (8mm) Fixed Wrench Center Hinge Door Removal/Reversal Pan Head Quadrex MSX12 1. Unplug your refrigerator. 2. Remove the top hinge cover (some models--see Figure 1A). For models without the hinge cover, go to step 3. (some models) CAUTION Be sure the doors are set aside in a secure position where they cannot fall and cause personal injury.
DOOR REMOVAL 11 9. Remove both lower hinge covers. NOTE * We do not recommend to using an electric tool to unscrew and screw parts because it may damage the screw threads or cause screw heads to be stripped off. However, if you have an electric tool with torque control, the torque cannot be larger than 6 N·m (53 in.lb). 10. Remove the screw from the door stopper with a Phillips screwdriver (see Figure 5). 11.
DOOR REMOVAL Door Bearing Reversal For Freezer and Refrigerator Doors 1. With a flathead screwdriver, pry out the center hinge bearing plug from the left side of the refrigerator door and discard (see Figure 7). 8. Repeat steps 1-7 for the freezer door. 9. Lower the refrigerator door in the opened position on the bottom hinge pin and close the door (see Figure 9). 2 1 Figure 9 Figure 7 2.
DOOR REMOVAL 12. Attach the top hinge using a 5/16 in. socket, and then place the top hinge cover (some models) on the unit (see Figure 12). Figure 12 13 13. For models without the hinge cover, flip the hinge cover over and attach it using a 5/16 in. socket (see Figure 13). Figure 13 14. Replace the lower hinge covers.
DOOR HANDLE INSTALLATION (SOME MODELS) To attach the metal refrigerator handle (Stainless steel, Black Stainless steel, Stainless Steel EZCare): To attach the metal freezer handle (Stainless steel, Black Stainless steel, Stainless Steel EZCare): 1. Place the rounded part of the handle onto the shoulder screw on the face of the door and align the 2 holes in top of handle with the 2 holes in top of the door. Do not tighten the set screw yet. 1.
DOOR HANDLE INSTALLATION (SOME MODELS) 15 CAUTION Do not use an electric screwdriver to attach the handles; overtightening the handles may crack them. Use a handheld screwdriver only. To attach the plastic refrigerator handle (Smooth white/black): To attach the plastic freezer handle (Smooth white/black): 1. With the door open, place the end of the handle on the dove tail mounting screw and pull it down to secure it in place. 1.
DOOR HANDLE INSTALLATION (SOME MODELS) To reverse the door handles: 5. CAUTION Be sure the doors are set aside in a secure position where they cannot fall and cause personal injury. The handles may be easier to reverse while the doors are off. 1. Unscrew and remove the handles 2. Remove the name plate on the freezer door. 3.
WATER SUPPLY CONNECTION Ice Maker Models Only NOTE Automatic ice makers are optional accessories that you may install in most models at any time. Visit Frigidaire.com for information about Ice Maker Kit 117000. Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need: • Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and Phillips screwdriver • Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 30 and 100 psi. • A water supply line made of stainless steel tubing.
WATER SUPPLY CONNECTION To Connect the Water Supply Line To the Ice Maker Inlet Valve 1. Disconnect the refrigerator from the electrical power source. 2. Place the end of water supply line into a sink or bucket. Turn ON the water supply and flush the supply line until the water is clear. Turn OFF the water supply at the shutoff valve. 3.
ICE MAKER NOTE Automatic ice makers are optional accessories that you may install in most models at any time. Visit Frigidaire.com for information about Ice Maker Kit 117000. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, it will produce minimal ice during the first 24 hours of operation. Air in new plumbing lines may cause the ice maker to cycle 2 or 3 times before making a full tray of ice. With no usage, it will take approximately 1 to 2 days to fill the ice container.
CONTROLS AND SETTINGS Cool Down Period To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 hours before loading it with food. NOTE When first turning the refrigerator on, adjust the control to Recommended. After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Freezer Control All Models NOTE If your unit is in a garage or area where the temperature is below 50° F, adjust the freezer control to the coldest setting to improve performance.
CONTROLS AND SETTINGS 21 Gallery and Professional Temperature Adjustment Adjust the temperature gradually: adjust in small increments, allowing the temperature to stabilize. • For colder temperatures, press the Temp button to change the temperature setting toward Coldest. • For warmer temperatures, press the Temp button to change the temperature setting toward Cold.
CONTROLS AND SETTINGS Sabbath Mode (Frigidaire Gallery/Professional) The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables portions of the refrigerator and its controls in accordance with observance of the weekly Sabbath and religious holidays within the Orthodox Jewish community. NOTE The temperature setting is not affected by the Sabbath Mode. To enter Sabbath Mode 1. Press and hold the Temp and Air Filter buttons for 5 seconds.
STORAGE FEATURES Door Storage Door bins, shelves, and racks conveniently store jars, bottles, and cans. You can quickly select frequently used items. 23 A Door Bin Door bins can accommodate gallon-sized plastic drink containers and economy-sized jars and containers. To remove the door bin: 1. Lift up on the bin 2. Pull it straight out. Glass Shelf A To install the door bin: 1. Push the bin back and down into the locking tabs. 2. The bin sides will lock into the tabs.
STORAGE FEATURES Deli Drawer (some models) IMPORTANT Using the Deli Drawer to store fruits and vegetables may result in frozen produce. The Deli Drawer is designed to stay colder than the Crisper Drawers and should only be used to store lucheon meets, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items. Store vegetables and/or fruit in the Crisper Drawers. IMPORTANT Store vegetables and/or fruit in the Crisper Drawers.
STORAGE FEATURES 25 Auto-Humidity Control (some models) Some crispers have an auto-humidity control at the rear of each crisper under the humidity control cover. To remove the auto humidity control for cleaning: 1. Reach to the back of the humidity control cover. 2. Pull up on the cover. 3. Pull the cover toward the back of the cabinet and remove. 4. Clean the humidity control with hot soapy water. 5. Replace the clean humidity control cover by reversing the steps above. Repeat for both crispers.
NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS Understanding the sounds you may hear Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may introduce unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate your refrigerator is operating correctly. Some surfaces on floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make these sounds more noticeable. NOTE Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient but is not a sound insulator.
FILTER REPLACEMENT PureAir™ AF-1 Air Filter Keep your refrigerator fresh with our PureAir™ AF-1 air filter’s active carbon technology that absorbs and captures undesirable odors more effectively than baking soda. To ensure optimal filtering of refrigerator odors, change the filter every 6 months. The air filter is located in the top center of the fresh food compartment.
CARE AND CLEANING Protecting your investment Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean the freezer and refrigerator compartments at least twice a year. When cleaning, take the following precautions: • Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach to clean stainless steel. • Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher. • Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
CARE AND CLEANING 29 Care and Cleaning Tips Part What To Use Tips and Precautions Interior & Door Liners • Soap and water • Baking soda and water Use 2 tbsp of baking soda in 1 qt of warm water. Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around controls, light bulb or any electrical part. Door Gaskets • Soap and water Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth. Drawers & Bins • Soap and water Use a soft cloth to clean drawer runners and tracks.
TROUBLESHOOTING Let us help you troubleshoot your concern! This section will help you with common issues. If you need us, visit our website, chat with an agent, or call us. We may be able to help you avoid a service visit. If you do need service, we can get that started for you! 1-800-374-4432 (United States) Frigidaire.com 1-800-265-8352 (Canada) Frigidaire.ca Common Occurences Refrigerator does not run. • Ensure the plug is tightly pushed into an electrical outlet.
LIMITED WARRANTY 31 Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. Exclusions This warranty does not cover the following: 1.
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