Frigidaire Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

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All about the

Use & Care of your

Refrigerator

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Automatic Ice Maker - Freezer....................24

Features at a Glance....................................5

Storage Features.......................................25

Installation.................................................6

Storing Food and Saving Energy.................29

Door Removal Instructions.........................10

Normal Operating Sounds and Sights..........30

Installing Door Handles..............................13

Changing the Filter....................................31

Connecting Water Supply...........................16

Care and Cleaning.....................................33

Controls....................................................18

Before you Call..........................................37

Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser...............21

Major Appliance Warranty..........................41

www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044

www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

808857601 (September 2013)

Important Safety Instructions.......................2

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING Please read all instructions before using this refrigerator.

For your Safety

Installation Checklist Doors  Handles are secure and tight  Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides

• 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.

 Freezer drawer is level across the top

• DO NOT operate the refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.

 Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator

• Avoid contact with any moving parts of automatic ice maker. • Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause severe cuts, and also destroy finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.

Definitions This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to 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.

WARNING WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

IMPORTANT IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not hazard-related.

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Leveling  Refrigerator is level, side-to-side and tilted ¼” (6 mm) front-to-back  Cabinet is setting solid on all corners

Electrical Power  House power turned on  Refrigerator plugged in

Ice Maker  House water supply connected to refrigerator  No water leaks present at all connections recheck in 24 hours  Ice maker is turned ON  Ice & water dispenser operates correctly

Final Checks  Shipping material removed  Fresh food and freezer temperatures set  Crisper humidity controls set  Registration card sent in

Child Safety Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately after the refrigerator is unpacked. Children should NEVER use these items to play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can quickly cause suffocation.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Proper Disposal of your Refrigerator or Freezer Risk of child entrapment Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators or freezers are still dangerous – even if they will sit for “just a few days”. If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator or 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. • Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service technician.

IMPORTANT CFC/HCFC Disposal Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that used CFCs or HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons or hydrochlorofluorocarbons). CFCs and HCFCs are believed to harm stratospheric ozone if released to the atmosphere. Other refrigerants may also cause harm to the environment if released to the atmosphere. If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure the refrigerant is removed for proper disposal by a qualified technician. If you intentionally release refrigerant, you may be subject to fines and imprisonment under provisions of environmental legislation.

Electrical information • The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., 15 Amp, AC only electrical outlet. The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for your protection against electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged directly into a properly grounded three prong receptacle. The receptacle must be installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician. Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit. Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug. • If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by an authorized service technician to prevent any risk. • Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from the receptacle to prevent damaging the power cord. • Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before replacing a light bulb to avoid electrical shock. • Performance may be affected if the voltage varies by 10% or more. Operating the refrigerator with insufficient power can damage the compressor. Such damage is not covered under your warranty. • Do not plug the unit into an electrical outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.

IMPORTANT Pressing and holding the On/Off button for three seconds, located on the temperature control panel, will disable your refrigerator’s cooling system but does not disconnect the power to the light bulb and other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator you must unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Grounding type wall receptacle Do not, under any circumstances, cut, remove, or bypass the grounding prong.

Power cord with 3-prong grounded plug 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.

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FEATURES AT A GLANCE *Features may vary according to model

Ice *Fresh Food Ice Maker Bin *Can Rack

*LED Cluster Lights Flipper Guide

*Dairy Compartment *Air Water Filter Filter Flipper Mullion Spillsafe® Shelves *LED Cluster Light Slide-Under Shelf *LED Cluster Light Crisper Drawer

Flip Shelf *LED Cluster Light

*StoreMoreTM Drawer

*Door Bin

Adjustable Hinges *Freezer Ice Maker Removable Ice Bin

Freezer Baskets

Toe Grille

IMPORTANT Features not purchased with your refrigerator can be purchased at www.frigidaire.com or by calling 1-800-944-9044.

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INSTALLATION Tools Necessary:

Adjustable Wrench

(OR) AND

Phillips Head or #2 Square Drive Head

OR

OR

3/8" Fixed Wrench

Socket Wrench Set

Components Provided: Top Hinge Cover Front Screw

Top Hinge Screw

CAUTION

Top Hinge Cover Rear Screw

Do Not install the refrigerator where the

temperature will drop below 55° F (13° C) or rise above 110° F (43° C). The compressor will not be able to maintain proper temperatures inside the refrigerator.

Lower Hinge Screw

This Use & Care Guide provides general installation and operating instructions for your model. We recommend using a service or kitchen contracting professional to install your refrigerator. 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, non-GFCI, 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. • The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is level and strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator. • Consider water supply availability for models equipped with an automatic ice maker.

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Do Not block the toe grille on the lower front of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation is essential for the proper operation of your refrigerator.

Installation Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:

Sides & Top

⅜ inch (9.5 mm)



Back

1 inch (25.4 mm)



NOTE

If your refrigerator is placed with the door

hinge side against a wall, you may have to allow additional space so the door can be opened wider.

Door opening Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter when removing food. For best use of refrigerator drawers and freezer baskets, the refrigerator should be in a position where both can be fully opened.

INSTALLATION Leveling Freezer Drawer (if necessary) To level the freezer drawer: 1 Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of freezer drawer. 2 If gasket is not sealed, open drawer and slightly loosen four drawer screws (two on each side) to allow drawer to rotate.

Remove Hex Remove Hex Head Drawer Head Drawer Screw Screw Do Not Remove Other Screws

Remove Hex Head Drawer Screw 3 Close drawer and recheck the seal on the gasket (A). Open the drawer grabbing by the sides in the center (B). Be careful not to rotate the drawer.

Push Against Freezer Drawer

A

Grab Drawer at Center from Both Sides Then Pull Drawer Out

B

4 Tighten four drawer screws. 5 Recheck gasket seal.

Level Refrigerator & Adjust Doors (if necessary) Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator: • All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on the floor. • The sides should tilt ¼ inch (6 mm) from front to back (to ensure that doors close and seal properly).

Remove Hex Head Drawer Screw • Doors should align with each other and be level. Most of these conditions can be met by raising or lowering the adjustable front rollers. To level the cabinet using the front rollers:

Toe Grille Must Fit in Slot on Anti-tip Bracket Screw/Washer Assembly (3) Retaining Clips 1 Slightly open freezer drawer. Lift the toe grille and gently pull forward (see illustration). 2 You can raise or lower each door. Use a ⅜ inch socket wrench to turn the adjustment screws (one per side). To raise: turn adjustment screw clockwise. To lower: turn adjustment screw counterclockwise. 3 Ensure both doors are bind-free with their seals touching the cabinet on all four sides and that cabinet is stable.

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INSTALLATION 4 After unit is leveled, lower anti-tip leg until it contacts the floor.

1 Open door to provide access to screw. 2 Loosen screw. 3 Adjust door to desired location.

Door

Door

Rotate Door to Desired Location

Raise Anti-tip Leg

Adjusting Door

Lower

4 Rotate door stop until it makes contact with the lower hinge. 5 Install the toe grille by fitting into place.

5 Re-tighten screw.

To adjust the door stop: Door stop is adjustable between 85 to 145 degrees.



NOTE

View shown is looking up at the bottom of the refrigerator door.

Lower Hinge

Door Stop

Rotate Door Stop

Re-tighten Screw

Re-tighten Screw

6 Ensure door stops in desired location before resuming normal use.

Min Open

Screw Max Open Adjustable Door Stop

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INSTALLATION To level the doors using the adjustable lower hinge (select models): 1 Remove all food items from door bins on door being adjusted.

To adjust the flipper mullion: 1 Loosen the screw located on the flipper mullion hinge.

Flipper Mullion

2 Open doors to 90 degrees. 3 Loosen or remove screw.

Loosen or Remove Screw

Screw

Open Door 90 Degrees

Flipper Mullion Hinge Adjusting Flipper Mullion Screw

Bottom of Door Loosen/Remove Screw (where applicable)



NOTE

2 Adjust flipper mullion height. For proper connection with the flipper mullion guide, there should be a separation about the thickness of a coin (0.060 inches, or 1.5 mm) between the guide and flipper mullion.

Mullion Guide

Adjustable hinge should only be used after doors have been leveled with rollers. 4 Lift the door while adjusting the washer. To raise the door, rotate washer clockwise (when viewed from the bottom). To lower door, rotate washer counter-clockwise (when viewed from the bottom).

Flipper Mullion

Thickness of a Coin Adjusting Flipper Mullion Height

3 Re-tighten screw.

Lower Door Hinge Washer

Raise Door

Raising/Lowering Door

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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS Getting through narrow spaces

To remove the refrigerator doors:

If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can remove the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance.

1 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinges with a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.

To prepare for removing the doors: 1 Make sure the electrical power cord is unplugged from the wall outlet. 2 Open the freezer drawer and remove the toe grille (see “Installation” section). 3 Remove any food from the door shelves and close the doors. To remove the top hinge covers: 1 Remove the two screws from each cover over the top door hinges. 2 Lift inside edge of hinge cover and tilt back.

Front Cover Screw Top Hinge Cover

Rear Cover Screw

Hinge Screws

Ground Screw

Multi-wire Cables

Top Hinge

Leave Hinge With Door

Rear Cover Screw

Water Line

Front Cover Screw Top Hinge Cover

Top Ground Hinge Screw



2 Disconnect the harness by grasping both sides of the connector firmly, depress the latch, and pull apart. Remove the two screws from the top hinge. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge and set it aside.

Hinge Screws Two Wire Cables Leave Hinge With Door

NOTE

DO NOT remove the ground screw from hinge.

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3 Detach the water tube from the connector located behind the refrigerator and pull the tube back out to the front of the unit. The connector releases when you press inward on the outer sleeve while pushing the tube toward the connector then while continuing to hold in the sleeve, pull the tube away.



NOTE

Use care while pulling the water tube from the unit to be sure that you do not kink the tube.

DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS Press Press

Water Line Approximately 5 feet



NOTE

You will be pulling approximately five feet of water tube from the back of the refrigerator. 4 Unscrew the three lower hinge screws and hinge if necessary. To reinstall the right door, reverse the above steps. Lower Hinge Removal

Once both doors are in place, ensure they are aligned with each other and level (Please see the “Installation” section for more details), and replace the top hinge cover.



NOTE

When reinserting the water tube and replacing the top hinge cover, use care to be sure you do not kink the tube.

CAUTION Be sure doors are set aside in a secure position where they cannot fall and cause personal injury, or damage to the doors or handles.

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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS Removing Freezer Drawer 1 Open freezer drawer. 2 Remove drawer screws on right and left sides (two screws on each side).

Remove Hex Remove Hex Head Drawer Head Drawer Screw Screw Do Not Remove Other Screws

Remove Hex Head Drawer Screw



Remove Hex Head Drawer Screw

NOTE

CAUTION

Do not remove center screw from freezer drawer. This is a factory adjustment.

Installing Freezer Drawer

Drawer is heavy. Use caution when lifting. 3 Lift drawer up and out to remove. 3 Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of freezer drawer.

1 With lower slides pulled out, hang drawer onto slide brackets ensuring pins on each side 4 If gasket is not sealed, open drawer and slightly loosen four drawer screws (two on are fully inserted into slots on each side. each side) to allow drawer to rotate.

Assembly

5 Close drawer and recheck the seal on the gasket (A). Open the drawer grabbing by the sides in the center (B). Be careful not to rotate the drawer.

Fully Extend Drawer Slides Cabinet

Pin

Slot

Push Against Freezer Drawer

Grab Drawer at Center from Both Sides Then Pull Drawer Out

2 Reinstall four drawer screws (two per side), tighten down, and close drawer.

Install crews (2) Each Side

A

B

6 Tighten four drawer screws. 7 Recheck gasket seal. 8 Install the toe grille by fitting into place.

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INSTALLING DOOR HANDLES Door Handle Mounting Instructions for Frigidaire

Mounting Refrigerator Handles

1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging. 2 Position fresh food handle end caps over upper and lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the opposite door. 3 While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper and lower Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench. 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install opposite handle. Ensure the holes for the set screws are facing towards the first door. 5 Position freezer handle end caps over left and right pre-installed shoulder bolts that are fastened to the door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing down.

Mounting Freezer Handle

6 While holding handle firmly against door, loosely tighten right Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench until there is no gap between handle and door. 7 Still holding the handle firmly to the door, firmly tighten left Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench. 8 Return to the right Allen set screw (B) and firmly tighten with supplied Allen wrench.



NOTE

All set screws should be tightened so the screw is below the surface of the handle. The handles should be drawn tight to freezer and refrigerator doors with no gaps. Opening the opposite door while tightening the Allen screw makes installation easier. The door handle may loosen over time or if it was installed improperly. If this happens, tighten the set screws on the handles.

CAUTION Wear gloves and safety goggles. Use extreme CAUTION when installing these handles.

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INSTALLING DOOR HANDLES Door Handle Mounting Instructions for Frigidaire Gallery®

Mounting Refrigerator Handles

1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging. 2 Position fresh food handle end over upper and lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the opposite door. 3 While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper and lower Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench. 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install opposite handle. Ensure the holes for the set screws are facing towards the first door. 5 Position freezer handle end over left and right pre-installed handle mounts that are fastened to the door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing down.

Mounting Freezer Handle

6 While holding handle firmly against door, loosely tighten far right Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench until there is no gap between handle and door. 7 Still holding the handle firmly to the door, firmly tighten far left Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench. 8 Return to the far right Allen set screw (B) and firmly tighten with supplied Allen wrench.



NOTE

All set screws should be tightened so the screw is below the surface of the handle. The handles should be drawn tight to freezer and refrigerator doors with no gaps. Opening the opposite door while tightening the Allen screw makes installation easier. The door handle may loosen over time or if it was installed improperly. If this happens, tighten the set screws on the handles.

CAUTION Wear gloves and safety goggles. Use extreme CAUTION when installing these handles.

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INSTALLING DOOR HANDLES Door Handle Mounting Instructions for Frigidaire Professional®

Mounting Refrigerator Handles

1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging. 2 Position fresh food handle end over upper and lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the opposite door. 3 While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper and lower Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench. 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install opposite handle. Ensure the holes for the set screws are facing towards the first door. 5 Position freezer handle end over left and right pre-installed handle mounts that are fastened to the door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing down.

Mounting Freezer Handle

6 While holding handle firmly against door, loosely tighten far right Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench until there is no gap between handle and door. 7 Still holding the handle firmly to the door, firmly tighten far left Allen set screw (B) with supplied Allen wrench. 8 Return to the far right Allen set screw (B) and firmly tighten with supplied Allen wrench. 9 Firmly tighten the inside Allen set screws.



NOTE

All set screws should be tightened so the screw is below the surface of the handle. The handles should be drawn tight to freezer and refrigerator doors with no gaps. Opening the opposite door while tightening the Allen screw makes installation easier. The door handle may loosen over time or if it was installed improperly. If this happens, tighten the set screws on the handles.

CAUTION Wear gloves and safety goggles. Use extreme CAUTION when installing these handles.

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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. Plastic tubing greatly increases the potential for water leaks, and the manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is used for the supply line. • DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fall below freezing. • Chemicals from a malfunctioning water softener can damage the ice maker. If your home has a water softening system, ensure the softener is maintained and working properly.

IMPORTANT Ensure that your water supply line connections comply with all local plumbing codes.

Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need: • Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and PhillipsTM screwdriver • Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 30 and 100 psi. • A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper or stainless steel tubing. To determine the length of tubing needed, measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).

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• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type shutoff valve. • Do not re-use compression fitting or use thread seal tape. • A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting a copper water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.



NOTE

Check with your local building authority for recommendations on water lines and associated materials prior to installing your new refrigerator. Depending on your local/ state building codes, Frigidaire recommends for homes with existing valves its Smart Choice® water line kit 5305513409 (with a 6 ft. Stainless Steel Water Line) and for homes without an existing valve, Frigidaire recommends its Smart Choice® water line kit 5305510264 (with a 20 ft. Copper Water Line with self-tapping saddle valve). Please refer to www.frigidaire.com/store for more information.

CONNECTING THE WATER SUPPLY To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve 1 Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.

Plastic Water Tubing to Ice Maker Fill Tube

2 Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water supply and flush supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF water supply at shutoff valve. 3 Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.

Water Valve Bracket Valve Inlet

4 If you use copper tubing - Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch/6.4 mm). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See Figure 1. If you use stainless steel tubing - The nut and ferrule are already assembled on the tubing. Slide compression nut onto valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See Figure 1. 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. Do not kink tubing. 7 Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that leak. 8 Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source. 9 To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (freezer ice maker) or set the ice maker’s On/ Off power switch to the “On” position (fresh food ice maker).

Steel Clamp Brass Compression Nut Ferrule (Sleeve) Water Line

Water Valve

Water line from household water supply (Include enough tubing in loop to allow moving refrigerator out for cleaning.) Figure 1

IMPORTANT After connecting the water supply, refer to “How to Prime the Water Supply System” for important information about priming an empty water supply system. Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes several tubing lines, a water filter, a water valve, and a water tank. To ensure that your water dispenser works properly, this system must be completely filled with water when your refrigerator is first connected to the household water supply line.

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CONTROLS User Interface (options may vary)

Enlarged view of user interface display menu (options may vary)

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CONTROLS Options May Vary

air filter

Displays the current status of the air filter (Good, Order, or Replace). To reset the filter status to “Good”, press and hold the “set” key for three seconds.

options (∧ or ∨)

Used to enter and exit the options menu and make selections.

exit

Toggles the options and run modes.

default settings

control locked

While in the locked state, you will not be able to change any settings on the display nor dispense ice and water. The “Control Locked” indicator will flash and an audible warning tone is played.

While in the default option, press and hold the set key for three seconds to reset all refrigerator settings to their factory default settings.

set (+ or -)

Selects the current menu selection option.

water

Press the “water” key to select water. A green indicator light will be illuminated above the active feature.

cube

Press the “cube” key to select cubed ice. A green indicator light will be illuminated above the active feature.

crush

Press the “crush” key to select crushed ice. A green indicator light will be illuminated above the active feature.

quick freeze on off

Activates a faster rate for freezing food and increases ice production in the freezer. Deactivates after 12 hours.

ice maker on off

Toggles the ice maker in the refrigerator compartment “ON” or “OFF”. In the “Off” state, the indicator will blink when ice is dispensed.

display on off

Toggles the temperature displays On and Off.

refrigerator temp

Allows the temperature setpoints to be adjusted. Control temperatures range from +33°F / +1°C to +47°F / +8°C.

freezer temp

Allows the temperature setpoints to be adjusted. Control temperatures range from -6°F / -21°C to +6°F / -15°C.

mode °F °C

Toggles display from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

light

Toggles dispenser light On and Off.

power off

Press and hold for three seconds to turn off the cooling system. It also turns off the ice maker and all dispenser functions. The display will read “power off”.

water filter

Displays the current status of the water filter (Good, Order, or Replace). To reset the filter status to “Good”, press and hold the “set” key for three seconds.

Setting cooling temperatures (options may vary)



NOTE

When you first power on the refrigerator, the temperature displays 0°F and 37°F. After a few seconds, both of the displays will switch to “HI”. The displays will continue to show “HI” for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, the High Temp alarm will sound and both displays will show the actual temperature. 1 Plus (+) and Minus (-) indicators are located on the right side of the control panel. 2 Press the + or - indicator to adjust the temperature to the desired setting.

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CONTROLS Alarms

Sabbath Mode

Power Failure

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.

In the event of a power failure, the power fail alert will be illuminated. Press alarm reset to acknowledge the alarm. Other modes may be turned off until the alarm is acknowledged. When the power fail alert is acknowledged, the refrigera- Sabbath Mode is turned ON and OFF by pressing and holding both the “∨” and “+” for five seconds. tor will resume normal operation. The high temp alarm may also be illuminated until a safe operat- The display shows “Sb” while in Sabbath mode. ing range temperature has been reached. In the Sabbath Mode, the High Temp alarm is active for health reasons. If a high temperature Freezer Temp alarm is activated during this time, for example If the freezer temperature reaches 26°F or due to a door left ajar, the alarm will sound greater, the alarm will sound and the temperature intermittently for about two minutes. The alarm will flash. You can disable the alarm by pressing will then silence on its own and a red high the set key but the “High Temp” indicator will iltemperature icon will display. The high temp icon luminate until the temperature goes below 26°F. will continue to display, even if the door is closed, Fresh Food Temp until the Sabbath mode is exited and the icon reset. The refrigerator will function normally once If the fresh food temperature reaches 55°F or greater, the alarm will sound and the temperature the door is closed, without any violation of the Sabbath/Holidays. will flash. You can disable the alarm by pressing the set key but the “High Temp” indicator will illuminate until the temperature goes below 55°F. Door Ajar If the freezer or fresh food doors have been left open for five minutes or more, an alarm will sound and the door ajar indicator will illuminate on the display. Press the set key to reset any system alarms. Flapper When “Cube” or “Crush” is selected, if the flapper (or ice chute door) is being held open by a jammed ice cube, an alarm will sound for two minutes. The alarm will reset after two minutes or when the ice cube is removed and the set key is pressed to reset.

For further assistance, guidelines for proper usage and a complete list of models with the Sabbath feature, please visit the web at http:\\www.star-k.org.



NOTE

While in Sabbath Mode, neither the lights, dispenser, nor the control panel will work until Sabbath Mode is deactivated. Refrigerator stays in Sabbath Mode after power failure recovery. It must be deactivated with the buttons on the control panel.



NOTE

Although you have entered the Sabbath Mode, the ice maker will complete the cycle it had already initiated. The ice cube compartment will remain cold and new ice cubes can be made with standard trays.

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AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER Priming the water supply system CAUTION For proper dispenser operation, recommended water supply pressure should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi. Excessive pressure may cause the system to malfunction. 1 Begin filling the system by pressing and holding a drinking glass against the water dispenser paddle. 2 Keep the glass in this position until water comes out of the dispenser. It may take about 1½ minutes. 3 Continue dispensing water for about four minutes to flush the system and plumbing connections of any impurities (stopping to empty the glass as necessary).



NOTE

The water dispenser has a built-in device that shuts off the water flow after three minutes of continuous use. To reset this shutoff device, simply release the dispenser paddle.



NOTE

Dispensed water is chilled. For colder water, add ice to cup or container before dispensing water.

Ice maker operation & care After the refrigerator is installed properly and has cooled for several hours, the ice maker can produce ice within 24 hours. The ice maker will fill the ice bin from the rear. You must dispense some ice to force the ice forward in the bin. This will allow the bin to fill completely.

Ice Maker and Storage Bin Capacity This ice maker should produce 2.5 to 3 pounds of ice per 24 hours. In a Standard Depth model, the ice bin will hold about 6.5 pounds of ice. In a Counter Depth model, the ice bin will hold about 4 pounds of ice.

Turning the fresh food ice maker on and off Ice production is controlled by the ice maker’s On/Off icon on the control panel. Touch the “options” button to access the Options Menu on the control panel. Use "∨” or "∧” to select the ice maker. Then use “+” or “-” to select ON or OFF. Touch “set” to activate your choice.

IMPORTANT Turning off the ice maker simply disables ice making. You will still be able to dispense existing ice, and you will still be able to dispense water.



NOTE

The ice maker also has a built-in plastic signal arm that automatically stops ice production when the ice bin is full. This signal arm should not be used to manually stop the ice maker.

Using the ice maker after installation Before making ice for the first time, be sure to prime the water supply system. Air in new plumbing lines can result in two or three empty ice maker cycles. Furthermore, if the system is not flushed, the first ice cubes may be discolored or have an odd flavor.

IMPORTANT Your ice maker is turned on at the factory so it can work as soon as you install your refrigerator. If you cannot connect a water supply, set the ice maker’s On/Off icon to Off; otherwise, the ice maker’s fill valve may make a loud chattering noise when it attempts to operate without water.

IMPORTANT On occasion, unusually small ice cubes may be noticed in the bucket or in dispensed ice. This could occur in normal operation of the ice maker. If you start seeing these more frequently, it may be an indication of low water pressure or the water filter needs to be replaced. As the water filter nears the end of its useful life and becomes clogged with particles, less water is delivered to the ice maker during each cycle. Remember, if it’s been six months or longer since you last changed your water filter, replace the water filter with a new one. Poor quality household water may require the filter to be changed more frequently.

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AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER Ice maker/dispenser tips • If your refrigerator is not connected to a water supply or the water supply is turned off, turn off the ice maker as described in the previous section.

Off On

• The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:

- Motor running



- Ice dropping into ice bin



- Water valve opening or closing



- Running water

Wire Signal Arm

• When dispensing ice, you will hear a snapping or clicking sound when the ice chute opens and closes. • If you need a large quantity of ice at one time, it is best to get cubes directly from the ice bin.

ON

• Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the ice bin as explained below.

OFF

• When dispensing cubed ice, it is normal to have a small quantity of little pieces along with the whole cubes.

Wire Signal Arm

• To avoid splashing, dispense ice into your container before adding liquids. • It is normal for ice to fill to the top of the ice bin.

CAUTION If the water supply to your refrigerator is softened, be sure the softener is properly maintained. Chemicals from a water softener can damage the ice maker.

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AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER Cleaning the ice maker Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals, especially prior to vacation or moving.

When removing or replacing the ice bin, avoid rotating the auger in the ice bin. If the auger is accidentally rotated, you must realign the auger by turning it in 45 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 not dispense ice. The fresh food door also may not close properly causing warm air to leak into the fresh food compartment.

1 Turn off the ice maker. 2 Remove the ice bin by pulling straight out.

IMPORTANT

Removing Ice Bin

3 Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with mild detergent. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Rinse with clear water. 4 Allow the ice bin to dry completely before replacing in the freezer. 5 Replace the ice bin. Turn the ice maker on. Remove and empty the ice bin if: • An extended power failure (one hour or longer) causes ice cubes in the ice bin to melt and refreeze together after power is restored, jamming the dispenser mechanism. • You do not use the ice dispenser frequently. Ice cubes will freeze together in the bin, jamming the dispenser mechanism. Remove the ice bin and shake to loosen the cubes or clean as explained above.

Auger

Adjusting Ice Bin Auger

CAUTION NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp instrument to break up the ice. This could damage the ice bin and dispenser mechanism. To loosen stuck ice, use warm water. Before replacing the ice bin, make sure it is completely dry.

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AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER - FREEZER Operation & Care of the Freezer Ice Ice maker tips Maker (select models) • The following sounds are normal when the ice After the refrigerator is installed properly, the ice maker can produce ice within 24 hours. When using the ice maker for the first time, and in order for it to work properly, it is necessary to clear air from the water tubing and the filter. Furthermore, if the system is not flushed, the first ice cubes may be discolored or have an odd flavor. Once the ice maker begins making ice, allow the bin to fill completely, then discard the first FULL bin of ice on a Standard Depth model, and the first TWO FULL bins of ice on a Counter Depth model.

Ice Maker and Storage Bin Capacity This ice maker should produce between 2 and 2.5 pounds of ice per 24 hours depending on usage conditions. In a Standard Depth model, the ice bin will hold about 12 pounds of ice. In a Counter Depth model, the ice bin will hold about 7 pounds of ice.

IMPORTANT Your ice maker is turned on at the factory so it can work as soon as you install your refrigerator. If you cannot connect a water supply, lift the ice maker’s wire signal arm to turn it off. Otherwise, the ice maker’s fill valve may make a loud chattering noise when it attempts to operate without water.

maker is operating:



- - - -

Motor running Ice dropping into ice bin Water valve opening or closing Running water

• Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the ice bin as explained below.

Quick Freeze Function Your refrigerator is equipped with a Quick Freeze Function for freezing food at a faster rate, but it can also increase ice production. This function terminates automatically after 12 hours. This function affects only the ice maker in the freezer.

Cleaning the ice maker CAUTION If the water supply to your refrigerator is softened, be sure the softener is properly maintained. Chemicals from a water softener can damage the ice maker.

Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals, especially prior to vacation or moving. 1 Turn off the ice maker. 2 Remove the ice bin. Turning the ice maker on and off 3 Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with Ice production is controlled by lifting/lowering the mild detergent. Do not use harsh or abrasive ice maker’s wire signal arm. To gain access to the cleaners. Rinse with clean water. ice maker, pull the freezer drawer out. Lift the wire 4 Allow the ice bin to dry completely before signal arm to turn the ice maker OFF and lower replacing in the freezer. the wire signal arm to turn it ON. 5 Replace the ice bin. Turn the ice maker on. Remove and empty the ice bin if an extended ON power failure (one hour or longer) causes ice cubes in the ice bin to melt and refreeze together after power is restored. Remove the ice bin and shake to loosen the cubes or clean as explained above.

OFF

Wire Signal Arm

CAUTION NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp instrument to break up the ice. This could damage the ice bin. To loosen stuck ice, use warm water. Before replacing the ice bin, make sure it is completely dry.

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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.

Drawers Your refrigerator includes a variety of storage drawers. These drawers are located in fixed positions at the bottom of the fresh food compartment. Crispers Crisper drawers are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce.

 NOTE

Features may vary according to model.

Your refrigerator includes SpillSafeTM glass shelves that are designed to catch and hold accidental spills. You can easily adjust shelf positions in the fresh food compartments to suit your needs. The shelves have mounting brackets that attach to slotted supports at the rear of each compartment. To change the position of a shelf: 1 Remove all food from shelf. 2 Lift the front edge up and pull the shelf out. 3 Replace by inserting the mounting bracket hooks into the desired support slots. 4 Lower the shelf and lock into position.

Shelf features

Opening Crisper Drawer

Crisper humidity control Crisper drawers include a sliding control for adjusting the humidity inside the crisper. Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with the Humidity Control set on Higher Humidity. Fresh fruits keep best when stored with the Humidity Control set on Lower Humidity.

Vegetables

Fruits

Humidity Control

Higher Humidity

Lower Humidity

Adjusting Crisper Humidity Flip Shelf

To remove the Crisper Drawer for cleaning: 1 Pull the drawer out until it stops.

Slide-Under Shelf

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STORAGE FEATURES 2 Lift the front slightly and remove the drawer.

5 Lower the bin onto supports until locked in place. 6 Place bin liner into bin.

Removing Crisper Drawer

Deli drawer Ideal for storage of deli meats and cheese. Adjustable Door Bin

Doors

Accessories (varies by model)

Storage bins

Removable Can Dispenser

The doors to your fresh food compartment use a system of modular storage bins. All of these bins are removable for easy cleaning. Some of them have fixed positions, while others can be adjusted to your needs. Door bins are ideal for storing jars, bottles, cans, and large drink containers. They also enable quick selection of frequently used items. To change the position of an adjustable door bin: 1 Remove all food from door bin. 2 Grip the bin firmly with both hands and lift it upward. 3 Remove the bin. 4 Place the bin just above desired position.

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The can dispenser holds six (12 ounce) cans. Insert cans into top of bin and dispense from the bottom. Can Dispenser

STORAGE FEATURES Dairy compartment Use the dairy compartment, at the top of the fresh food compartment door, for shortterm storage of cheese, spreads, or butter. The dairy compartment is designed to be Dairy Compartment warmer than the open area and includes a lift-up cover and a dairy divider (select models).

 NOTE

If basket is not resting on stabilizer bar retainer clips, the drawer will not close properly.

To Remove Lower Basket 1 Remove all items from basket. 2 Remove the basket by tilting it forward and lifting it from the retainer clips.

Freezer Features (varies by model) Stabilizer Bar

Basket Retainer Removing Lower Basket

Basket Retainer Clips

To reinstall lower basket, insert basket into retainer clips.

Two Freezer Baskets

To Remove Upper Basket 1 Remove all items from basket. 2 Remove basket by pulling baskets out to their full extension and lift out. To reinstall upper basket, position Removing Upper Basket basket onto the retainer clips making sure the front of the basket rests in the retainer clips on the stabilizer bar.

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STORAGE FEATURES Dividers Removal Lift up on the front of the divider and pull out.

Middle Basket Divider Retainers

Stabilizer Bar Basket Divider

Lift up on the rear of the lower divider and pull out.

Lower Basket Divider

Lower Basket Divider & Spill Guard Tray

 NOTE

Spill Guard Tray should be hand washed in warm water.

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STORING FOOD AND SAVING ENERGY Ideas for storing foods Fresh food storage • Keep the fresh food compartment between 34°F and 40°F with an optimum temperature of 37°F. • Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves, which reduces air circulation and causes uneven cooling. Fruits and vegetables • Store fruits and vegetables in crisper drawers, where trapped moisture helps preserve food quality for longer time periods. • Wash items and remove excess water. • Wrap any items that have strong odors or high moisture content. Meat • Wrap raw meat and poultry separately and securely to prevent leaks and contamination of other foods or surfaces. • Use the deli drawer to store meat/poultry for short-term storage. Any meat to be kept longer than two days should be frozen. Frozen food storage • Keep the freezer compartment at 0°F or lower. • A freezer operates most efficiently when it is at least ⅔ full. Packaging foods for freezing • To minimize food 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 seal them tightly. Trapped air can cause food to dry out, change color, and develop an offflavor (freezer burn). • Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable freezer wrap prior to freezing. • Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed. Loading the freezer • Prior to grocery shopping, activate “quick freeze” so that on your return you can ensure your newly purchased food designated for the freezer will be preserved as quickly as possible.

• Activating “quick freeze” also will help your freezer more efficiently maintain the selected temperature after placing new purchases with pre-existing frozen foods. • 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. • Leave a space between packages, so cold air can circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as possible.

Ideas for saving energy Installation • Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room, out of direct sunlight, and away from heating ducts or registers. • Do not place the refrigerator next to heatproducing appliances such as a range, oven, or dishwasher. If this is not possible, a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation between the two appliances will help the refrigerator operate more efficiently. • Level the refrigerator so that the doors close tightly. Temperature settings • Refer to the “Controls” section for procedures on temperature settings. Food storage • Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator or blocking cold air vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy. • Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them in the refrigerator. This cuts down on moisture build-up inside the unit. • Organize the refrigerator to reduce door openings. Remove as many items as needed at one time and close the door as soon as possible. • Do not place a hot container directly on a cold shelf. Remember, such an extreme temperature change may damage the glass.

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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. The 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. B Evaporator fan You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator by the evaporator fan. C Defrost heater During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After defrosting, a popping sound may occur. D Automatic ice maker When ice has been produced, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin. Ice maker fan, water valve activation, and refrigerant gas fluid may create sounds from its operation. E Electronic control & automatic defrost control These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound when turning the cooling system on and off. F Condenser fan You may hear air being forced through the condenser. G Compressor Modern, high-efficiency compressors run much faster than older models. The compressor may have a highpitched hum or pulsating sound. H Water valve Makes a buzzing sound each time it opens to fill the ice maker. I Drain pan (not removable) You may hear water dripping into the drain pan during the defrost cycle. J Condenser May create minimal sounds from forced air. L Ice dispensing paddle When dispensing ice, you will hear a snapping, clicking, or popping sound when the solenoid opens and closes the ice chute. M Motorized damper May produce a light humming during operation.

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NOTE

Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is not a sound insulator.



NOTE

During automatic defrost cycle, a red glow in the back wall vents of your freezer compartment is normal.

CHANGING THE FILTER Locating the Filters Your refrigerator is equipped with 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 fresh food compartment.

Replacing the Water Filter In general, you should change the water filter every six months to ensure the highest possible water quality. Water Filter Status on the user interface prompts you to replace the filter after a standard amount of water (200 gallons/757 liters for PureSource UltraTM) has flowed through the system. If your refrigerator has not been used for a period of time (during moving for example), change the filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.

Filter Cartridge

More about your Advanced Water Filter The PureSource UltraTM ice and water filter system is tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of claims specified on the performance data sheet. 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. Test & certification results: • Rated Capacity - 200 gallons/757 liters for PureSource UltraTM ice and water filter • Rated service flow - .50 gallons per minute • Operating Temp: Min. 33° F, Max. 100° F • Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 pounds per square inch • Recommended Minimum Operating Pressure: 30 pounds per square inch To replace your PureSource UltraTM water filter: It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter. Be ready to wipe up any small amounts of water released during the filter replacement.

Ordering Replacement Filters To order your replacement filters, please visit our online store at www.frigidaire.com/store, by calling toll-free at 877-808-4195, or by visiting the dealer where you purchased your refrigerator. Frigidaire recommends that you order extra filters when you first install your refrigerator, and that you replace your filters at least once every six months. Here is the product number to request when ordering: PureSource UltraTM Water Filter Part #ULTRAWF



NOTE

When ordering your replacement filter, please reorder the same filter type that is currently in your refrigerator.

1 Turn Off the ice maker power switch. 2 Remove the filter by pushing on the end/face of the filter. 3 Slide the old water filter cartridge straight out of the housing and discard it. 4 Unpackage the new filter cartridge. Using the alignment guide, slide it gently into the filter housing until it stops against the snap-in connector at the back of the housing. 5 Push firmly until the cartridge snaps into place (you should hear a click as the cartridge engages the snap-in connector). 6 Press a drinking glass against the water dispenser while checking for any leaks at the filter housing. Any spurts and sputters that occur as the system purges air out of the dispenser system are normal. 7 After filling one glass of water, continue flushing the system for about four minutes. 8 Turn On the ice maker. 9 Press and hold the Water Filter button on the Ice & Water Dispenser control panel for three seconds. When the display changes from Red to Green, the status has been reset.

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CHANGING THE FILTER Air filter (select models)

Ordering replacement filters

The air filter is located under the utility bin.

Order new filters by calling 877-808-4195, online at www.frigidaire.com/store, or through the dealer where you bought your refrigerator. You may want to consider ordering extra filters when you first install your refrigerator.

Replacing your PureAdvantageTM air filter To ensure optimal filtering of refrigerator odors, you should change the air filter every six months (the filter status light on the Touch Panel prompts you to replace the filter after six months). 1 Open the air filter door. 2 Remove the old filter and discard it. 3 Unpack the new filter and slide it into the housing. The open face of the filter should be installed facing downward. 4 To close the air filter door, push the top and bottom to lock the door closed. 5 Press and hold the Air Filter Reset button on the control panel for three seconds. When the display changes from “Replace” to “Good,” the status has been reset. 6 The Air Filter Reset will turn itself off after a few seconds.

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Air Filter Replacement cartridge, part #PAULTRA

CARE & CLEANING Protecting your investment Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains its appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean the freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year.



NOTE



NOTE

Do not use abrasive cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches, or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior doors, gaskets, or cabinet liners. Do not use paper towels, scouring pads, or other abrasive cleaning materials. • Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or strong alkaline solutions on any surface. • 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.

If you set your temperature controls to turn off cooling, power to lights and other electrical components will continue until you unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. • Remove adhesive labels by hand. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface. • Do not remove the serial plate. Removal of your serial plate voids your warranty. • Before moving your refrigerator, raise the anti-tip brackets so the rollers will work correctly. This will prevent the floor from being damaged. Refer to the guide on the next page for details on caring and cleaning specific areas of your refrigerator.

CAUTION • Pull the refrigerator straight out to move it. Shifting it from side to side may damage flooring. Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond the plumbing connections. • Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or damp hands.

IMPORTANT If you store or move your refrigerator in freezing temperatures, be sure to completely drain the water supply system. Failure to do so could result in water leaks when the refrigerator is put back into service. Contact a service representative to perform this operation.

Vacation and moving tips

Occasion Tips Short • Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of three weeks or less. Vacations • Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment. • Turn automatic ice maker off and empty ice bucket, even if you will only be gone a few days. Long • Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one month or more. Vacations • Turn the cooling system off (see “Controls” section for location of On/Off button) and disconnect power cord. • Turn water supply valve to closed position. • Clean interior thoroughly. • Leave both doors open to prevent odors and mold build-up. Block doors open if necessary. Moving • Remove all food and ice. • If using a handcart, load from the side. • Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving. • Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.

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CARE & CLEANING Care & Cleaning Tips Part

What To Use

Tips and Precautions

Interior & Door Liners

• Soap and water

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.

Glass Shelves

• Soap and water

Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in warm water.

• Baking soda and water

• Glass cleaner

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.

• Mild liquid sprays Toe Grille

• Soap and water • Mild liquid sprays • Vacuum attachment

Exterior & Handles

• Soap and water

Exterior & Handles

• Soap and water

(Stainless Steel Models Only)

• Non Abrasive Glass Cleaner

• Stainless Steel Cleaners

Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove toe grille (see Installation Instructions). Vacuum backside, wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry. Do not use commercial household cleaners containing ammonia, bleach or alcohol to clean handles. Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles. DO NOT use a dry cloth to clean smooth doors. Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach to clean stainless steel. Clean stainless steel front and handles with nonabrasive soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth. Use a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner. These cleaners can be purchased at most home improvement or major department stores. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions. Do not use household cleaners containing ammonia or bleach. NOTE: Always clean, wipe and dry with the grain to prevent scratching. Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well, and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

Replacing Light Bulbs

• Unplug refrigerator • Wear gloves • Remove light cover • Replace old bulb • Replace light cover • Plug in the refrigerator

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CAUTION: Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs to avoid getting cut. Use same wattage when replacing bulb.

CARE & CLEANING Ice Chute Extension (select models)

Installing the Ice Chute Extension

The ice chute extension is designed to better direct ice flow into containers.

1 Turn the refrigerator off using the button on the control panel (refer to the “Controls” section of this Manual). 2 Align the extension with the ice chute so that the snap clips are just inside the front edge of the chute. 3 Push upward until the extension snaps into place. 4 Turn your refrigerator back on.

Removing the Ice Chute Extension For Cleaning 1 Turn the refrigerator off using the button on the control panel (refer to the “Controls” section of this Manual). 2 Press inward firmly on the front of the chute and pull down.

Push Upward Until the Extension Snaps In Place

3 Turn your refrigerator back on.

Press Here Firmly

Pull Down

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CARE & CLEANING Replacing LED Lights (select models) Replacing Light Bulbs (select models) The fresh food compartments of your refrigerator may have LED lights. Always use Frigidaire parts for replacement. To replace LED Lights:

1 2 3 4

Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord. Remove lens cover. Remove LED board. Replace LED board and snap in place assuring the light is facing in toward the unit (inside fresh food). 5 Replace lens cover.

CAUTION Wear gloves when replacing incandescent light bulbs to avoid getting cut.

1 2 3 4

Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord. Wear protective gloves. Remove light cover, if necessary. Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same type and wattage (normally 40 watts). 5 Replace light cover, if necessary. 6 Plug in the refrigerator’s power cord. Light Sockets Light Located Behind Bulb Glass Shelves

Refigerator Light Cover

Light Bulb

Refrigerator Light

Lens Removal

Light Socket Located in Upper Freezer Section

Light Bulb

Light Bulb

LED Light Board Removal



NOTE

LED lights are in series so if one is bad or unplugged, several lights may not light up.

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Freezer Light Cover

Freezer Light

Ordering Replacement LED Lights Order new LEDs by calling 877-808-4195, online at www.frigidaire.com/store, or through the dealer where you bought the refrigerator. Here is the product number to request when ordering: LED Light, Part #242196201 Incandescent Lights (40-watt bulb), Part #5305514148

BEFORE YOU CALL 1-800-944-9044 (United States) 1-800-265-8352 (Canada)

CONCERN

POTENTIAL CAUSE

AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER Ice maker is • Ice maker is turned off. not making any ice.

Ice maker is not making enough ice.

Visit our web site at www.frigidaire.com

COMMON SOLUTION • Turn on ice maker. For the fresh food ice maker, press and hold the “Ice Off” button for three seconds until the indicator light is off. For the freezer ice maker, lower the wire signal arm.

• Refrigerator is not connected to water line or water valve is not open.

• Connect the unit to the household water supply and ensure the water valve is open.

• The water supply line is kinked.

• Ensure that the supply line does not kink when the refrigerator is pushed into place against the wall.

• The water filter is not seated properly.

• Remove and re-install the water filter. Be sure to push the filter firmly so that you hear it lock solidly into position.

• The water filter may be clogged with foreign material.

• If water dispenses slowly or not at all, or if the filter is six months old or older, it should be replaced.

• Freezer ice maker wire signal arm is being held up by an item not allowing it to go in the on or down position. • Ice maker is producing less ice than you expect.

• Move any item or frozen ice cubes that may block the signal arm from being in the on or down position. See Automatic Ice Maker-Freezer section in manual. • The fresh food and freezer ice makers will each produce approximately 2.5 pounds of ice every 24 hours depending on usage conditions.

• The water filter may be clogged with foreign material.

• If water dispenses slower than normal, or if the filter is six months old or older, it should be replaced.

• The water supply line is kinked.

• Ensure that the supply line does not kink when the refrigerator is pushed into place against the wall.

• Saddle valve on cold water pipe is clogged or restricted by foreign material.

• Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve. Ensure that valve is not a self-piercing saddle valve. Clean valve. Replace valve if necessary.

• Heavy traffic, opening or closing of the doors excessively.

• Press Fast Freeze to temporarily increase ice production rate. (Freezer ice maker only.)

• Freezer control is set too warm (freezer ice maker).

• Set freezer control to colder setting to improve performance of the ice maker (freezer ice maker). Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.

• Water pressure is extremely low. Cut-off and cut-on pressures are too low (well systems only).

• Have someone turn up the cut-off and cuton pressure on the water pump system (well systems only).

• Reverse osmosis system is in regenerative phase.

• It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below 20 psi during the regenerative phase.

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BEFORE YOU CALL CONCERN

POTENTIAL CAUSE

AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (continued) Freezer ice • Ice maker wire signal arm maker will is being held down by a not stop package in the freezer that making has fallen against ice maker. ice (select models). Ice cubes • Ice cubes are not being are freezing used frequently enough or together. interruption of power for prolonged time. • Ice cubes are hollow (shells of ice with water inside). The hollow cubes break open in the bin and leak their water onto existing ice, which causes it to freeze together. DISPENSER (Ice & Water) Dispenser • Dispenser lock out is will not engaged. dispense ice. • There is no ice in the bin to be dispensed.

• The refrigerator doors are not completely closed. • Dispenser paddle has been pressed too long and the dispenser motor has overheated. Ice dispenser • Ice has melted and frozen is jammed. around auger due to infrequent use, temperature fluctuations, and/or power outages.

Dispenser will not dispense water.

COMMON SOLUTION • Move any item or frozen ice cubes that may block the signal arm from being in the off or upward position. See Automatic Ice MakerFreezer section in manual. • Remove ice container and discard ice. The ice maker will produce fresh supply. Ice should be used at least twice weekly to keep the cubes separated. • This generally occurs when the ice maker does not get enough water. This is usually the result of a clogged water filter or restricted water supply. Replace the water filter and if the condition still occurs check for a Saddle Valve, water valve not turned on all the way or kinked water supply line. • Press and hold control lock for three seconds. • See the “Ice maker is not making any ice” section above. • Be sure the refrigerator doors are completely closed. • The motor overload protector will reset in about three minutes and then ice can be dispensed. • Remove ice container, thaw, and empty the contents. Clean container, wipe dry, and replace in proper position. When new ice is made, dispenser should operate.

• Ice cubes are jammed between ice maker and back of ice container. • Dispenser lock out is engaged.

• Remove ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser.

• Water filter not seated properly.

• Remove and reinstall the water filter. Be sure to push the filter firmly so that you hear it lock solidly into position.

• Water filter is clogged.

• Replace filter cartridge. Be sure to remove protective caps and push the filter firmly so that you hear it lock solidly into position.

• Household water line valve is not open.

• Open household water line valve. See CONCERN column AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER.

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• Press and hold control lock for three seconds.

BEFORE YOU CALL CONCERN

POTENTIAL CAUSE

DISPENSER (Ice & Water) (continued) Water has • Water has not been an odd taste dispensed for an extended and/or odor. period of time.

COMMON SOLUTION • Draw and discard 10-12 glasses of water to freshen the supply.

• Unit not properly connected • Connect unit to cold water line that supplies to cold water line. water to the kitchen faucet. Water not • As warmer tap water goes • Add ice to cup or container before dispensing cold enough. through the filter and enters water. the water tank, chilled water is pushed through to the dispenser. Once chilled water is used up, it will take several hours to bring the freshly replaced water to a cooler temperature. OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS Door(s) will • Door was closed too hard, • Close both doors gently. not close. causing other door to open slightly.

Drawers are difficult to move.

• Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the floor when moved slightly.

• Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging or sloping floor.

• Refrigerator is touching a wall or cabinet.

• Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging or sloping floor. • Remove top layer of items in drawer.

• Food is touching shelf on top of drawer. • Track that drawers slide on is dirty.

RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR Compressor • Freezer control is set to “OF” does not run. or “0”.

• Ensure drawer is properly installed on track. • Clean drawer, rollers, and track. See Care & Cleaning. • Set freezer control.

• Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.

• This is normal for a fully automatic defrost refrigerator. The defrost cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 30 minutes.

• Plug at electrical outlet is disconnected.

• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.

• House fuse blown or tripped circuit breaker.

• Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset circuit breaker.

• Power outage.

• Check house lights. Call local electric company.

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BEFORE YOU CALL CONCERN

POTENTIAL CAUSE

RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR (continued) Refrigerator • Room or outside weather runs too is hot. much or too • Doors are opened too long. frequently or too long.

COMMON SOLUTION • It’s normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these conditions. • Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more. Open doors less often.

• Fresh Food/freezer door may be slightly open.

• Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and contains from blocking door. See CONCERN column OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/ DRAWERS.

• Freezer control is set too cold.

• Set Fresh Food control to warmer setting until refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.

• Fresh Food/freezer gasket is dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.

• Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal will cause refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired temperatures.

• Condenser is dirty. • Thermostat keeps the refrigerator at a constant temperature.

• Clean condenser. See Care & Cleaning. • This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep temperature constant.

Compressor goes off and on frequently. DIGITAL TEMPERATURE DISPLAY Digital • Electronic control system • Call your Frigidaire service representative, who temperature has detected a performance can interpret any messages or number codes displays are problem. flashing on the digital displays. flashing. WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR Moisture • Weather is hot and humid. • The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating collects on increases. inside of • Door is slightly open. • See CONCERN column OPENING/CLOSING OF refrigerator DOORS/DRAWERS. walls. Water • Vegetables contain and give • It is not unusual to have moisture on the bottom collects on off moisture. side of the cover. bottom side • Move humidity control (some models) to lower of drawer setting. cover. Water • Washed vegetables and fruit • Dry items before putting them in the drawer. collects in drain while in the drawer. Water collecting in bottom of drawer is normal. bottom of drawer. WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR Moisture • Weather is humid. • This is normal in humid weather. When humidity collects on is lower, the moisture should disappear. outside of • Door is slightly open, • See CONCERN column OPENING/CLOSING OF refrigerator causing cold air from inside DOORS/DRAWERS. or between refrigerator to meet warm air doors. from outside.

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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. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined. 2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada. 3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit. 4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty. 5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures. 6. Products used in a commercial setting. 7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions. 8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance. 9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory. 10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts. 11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska. 12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc. 13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God. DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. If You Need Service Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below. This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. USA 1.800.944.9044 Frigidaire 10200 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

Canada 1.800.265.8352 Electrolux Canada Corp. 5855 Terry Fox Way Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4

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