All about the Use & Care of your Refrigerator TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Storage Features.......................................17 Features at a Glance....................................4 Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser...............18 Installation.................................................5 Changing the Filter....................................23 Door Removal Instructions - Style 1..............7 Normal Operating Sounds and Sights..........24 Door Removal Instructions - Style 2........
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING Please read all instructions before using this refrigerator. For your Safety • DO NOT store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids 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. • Remove all staples from the carton.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS freezer, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents. Proper Disposal of Refrigerators/Freezers We strongly encourage responsible appliance recycling/disposal methods. Check with your utility company or visit www.energystar.gov/recycle for more information on recycling your old refrigerator. Before you throw away your old refrigerator/freezer: • Remove doors. • Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb inside.
FEATURES AT A GLANCE Features may vary according to model Ice Cream Shelf Ice Maker Fixed Door Bin Water Filter (Location varies by model) LED Lights Ice Container CAUTION: Do Not Remove Magnet Behind Dairy Compartment Dairy Compartment Glass Shelf Door Bin Shelf Glass Shelf Door Bin Deli Drawer Fixed Door Bin Door Bins Crisper Pan and Cover Fixed Door Bin Slide Out Basket Toe Grille IMPORTANT Features not included with your refrigerator can be purchased at www.frigidaire.
INSTALLATION This Use & Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps. Location • Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug. • If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct sunlight and away from the range, dishwasher or other heat sources.
INSTALLATION Door Opening To level the doors using the adjustable lower hinge: NOTE The refrigerator doors are designed to shut by themselves within a 20 degree opening. Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter or table when removing food. For best use of drawers and freezer baskets, the refrigerator should be in a position where both the refrigerator and freezer doors can be fully opened.
DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS - STYLE 1 Getting through narrow spaces If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can reduce its size by removing the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance. Tools Necessary: PhillipsTM Head AND OR Socket Wrench Set Adjustable Wrench Top Hinge Cover Screw Top Hinge Screw Bottom Hinge Screw OR 3/8" Fixed Wrench NOTE Before you begin, turn Freezer and Refrigerator controls to “O” and remove electrical power cord from wall outlet.
DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS - STYLE 1 To Remove Freezer Door: 1. Disconnect water line coming from lower hinge of freezer door at connection located under front of freezer: Press outer ring against face of fitting, then pull to remove tube. 2. Remove top hinge cover screw on freezer door and remove cover. 3. Disconnect wiring harness connector plug at top hinge: place your thumbs on flat sides of each connector and bend both parts back and forth, then with firm grasp, pull both pieces apart. 4.
DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS - STYLE 2 grille (as explained in the Installation Instructions that came with your appliance). Tools Necessary: 3 Remove any food from the door shelves. 4 Close the doors. To remove the refrigerator top hinge cover: 1 Remove the three screws from each cover over the top door hinges. Phillips™ Head 2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.
DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS - STYLE 2 3 Remove the two bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary. Door Hinge Assembly Closer Pin Screws Hinge Adjustable Hinge To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the above steps. To remove the freezer top hinge cover: 1 Remove the two screws from each cover over the top door hinges. 2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off. Front Cover Screws Top Hinge Cover 3 Detach the water tube from the connector located below the freezer door.
HANDLE INSTALLATION 1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging. CAUTION Wear gloves and safety goggles and use extreme CAUTION when installing these handles. The rounded end of the handles may be sharp (some models). 3 While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper and lower Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench. IMPORTANT To ensure proper installation of handles, please review these instructions and illustrations thoroughly prior to installing the handles.
CONNECTING THE WATER SUPPLY WARNING To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator from electrical power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator. CAUTION To Avoid Property Damage: • Copper or Stainless Steel braided tubing is recommended for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼ inch plastic is not recommended to be used.
CONNECTING THE WATER SUPPLY 5 With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line (copper tubing only) to rear panel of refrigerator as shown. 6 Coil excess water supply line (copper tubing only), about 2½ turns, behind refrigerator as shown and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface. Plastic Water Tubing to Ice Maker Fill Tube Braided Flexible Stainless Steel Water Line 7 Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that leak.
CONTROLS Allowing Cooling Time Before Use To ensure safe food storage, allow your refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before placing food inside. During this cooling period, you do not need to adjust the controls, which are preset at the factory. Setting Cooling Temperatures NOTE When changing control settings, wait 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize before making additional changes.
CONTROLS IF TEMPERATURE DISPLAYS FLASH... If ever you see “OP” or “SH” flashing, it may indicate that the control system has detected a performance problem. Call your service representative, who can interpret the flashing message. To maintain temperatures, a fan circulates air in the refrigerator and freezer compartments. For good circulation, do not block cold air vents with food items.
CONTROLS Turning the Cooling system on and off You can disable the cooling system in your refrigerator by pressing the On/Off button located on the left side of the temperature control panel. To ensure that you do not accidentally turn off the cooling system, the button does not work unless you press and hold it for three seconds. Once you disable the cooling system, all refrigeration to the freezer and refrigerator compartments stops.
STORAGE FEATURES CAUTION To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change. Allow the glass shelves to stabilize to room temperature before cleaning. Do not wash in dishwasher. vegetables, and other fresh produce. The fresh drawers feature humidity control which allows you to adjust the humidity within the drawer.
AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER NOTE Your refrigerator may have some or all of the features listed below. Become familiar with these features and their use and care. CUBE CRUSH LIGHT FILTER STATUS Press the CUBE Touch Pad to get cubed ice. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Press glass against ICE dispensing paddle as far up as possible to catch all ice. Press the CRUSH Touch Pad to get crushed ice. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad.
AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER NOTE Your refrigerator may have some or all of the features listed below. Become familiar with these features and their use and care. Crush Press the Crush Touch Pad to get crushed ice. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad. Press glass against ICE dispensing paddle as far up as possible to catch all ice. Cube Press the Cube Touch Pad to get cubed ice. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad.
AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER Priming the Water Supply System Using the Ice Maker after Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes Installation several tubing lines, an advanced water filter, a distribution valve bank, and a reserve tank (some models) to ensure ample supply to the ice and water dispenser at all times. This system needs to be completely filled with water when first connected to an external supply line.
AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER IMPORTANT Small ice cubes or ice chips jamming in the ice maker may be a sign that your water filter needs changing. If you have a side mounted ice maker you may also experience hollow cubes partially frozen cubes with water inside. When these cubes are harvested, they break open and spill water over the other ice cubes in the ice container, forming a solid mass of ice.
AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER IMPORTANT When removing or replacing the ice bin, DO NOT rotate the auger in the ice bin. If the auger is accidentally rotated, you must realign the auger by turning it in 90 degree turns (see below) until the ice bin fits into place with the drive mechanism. If the auger is not properly aligned when replacing the ice bin, the refrigerator will only dispense Crushed Ice. The freezer door may also not close properly causing warm air to leak into the freezer.
CHANGING THE FILTER Locating the Filter Your refrigerator is equipped with a water filtering system. The water filter system filters all dispensed drinking water, as well as the water used to produce ice. Water Filter The water filter is located at the top right side of the refrigerator compartment. Replacing the Water Filter In general, you should change the water filter every six months to ensure the highest possible water quality.
NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS AND SIGHTS 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. Following is a list of major components in your refrigerator and the sounds they can cause: A Evaporator Refrigerant through the evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling sound.
CARE & 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. • Remove adhesive labels by hand.
CARE & CLEANING Care & Cleaning Tips Part What To Use Tips and Precautions Interior & Door Liners • Soap and water • Baking soda and water Use two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart 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.
BEFORE YOU CALL 1-800-944-9044 (United States) 1-800-265-8352 (Canada) CONCERN CAUSE Visit our web site at www.frigidaire.com SOLUTION AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER Ice maker is not making any ice. Ice maker is not making enough ice. Ice maker will not stop making ice. Ice cubes are freezing together. • Ice maker wire signal arm is in the “up” or OFF position. • Ice maker has small cube caught in mechanism. • Saddle valve on cold water pipe is clogged or restricted by foreign material.
BEFORE YOU CALL CONCERN CAUSE SOLUTION DISPENSER (Ice & Water) (Continued) Dispenser will not dispense water. • Dispenser lock out is engaged. • Water filter not seated properly. • Water filter is clogged. • Household water line valve is not open. • Press and hold control lock for three seconds. • Remove and reinstall the water filter. Be sure to push the filter firmly so that you hear it lock solidly into position. • Replace filter cartridge.
BEFORE YOU CALL CONCERN CAUSE SOLUTION RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR Compressor does not run. Refrigerator runs too much or too long. • Freezer control is set to “OF” or “0”. • Refrigerator is in defrost cycle. • Plug at electrical outlet is disconnected. • House fuse blown or tripped circuit breaker. • Power outage. • Room or outside weather is hot. • Doors are opened too frequently or too long. • Refrigerator/freezer door may be slightly open. • Freezer control is set too cold. • Set freezer control.
MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY 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.