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User manual of Frigidaire FRT18G4AWF (21 pages)
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Top Mount Welcome

Safety mnstructions..

Optionam ice Maker To Water SuppBy ..

Door Removal & Reversal

6 o 9

Features at a Glance

Temperature Controls

Looking inside

12 o 14

Food Storage & Energy Saving Tips .

Normal Operating Sounds..17

Care & Cleaning

18o 19

Espa5o: Warranty .

Before You Call


Congratulations on your purchase of a new refrigerator! We here at Electrolux Home Products. mnc.are very proud of our product and we are completly committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority.

Please read this Use & Care Manual very carefully. it contains valuable information on how to properly maintain your new refrigerator.

We know you'll enjoy your new refrigerator and ThankYou for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.


This Use & Care blanual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your refrigerator only as instructed in this manual. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing. operating and maintaining any appliance.

Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference.This information is found on your serial plate located inside the refrigerator compartment.

NOTE:Use only soar. and water to clean serial plate.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

Please complete and mail in the Product Registration Card incUuded with your refrigerator.



(United States)



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Do not store or use gasoline. or other flammable liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read pro duct labels for warnings regarding flammability and other hazards.

Do not operate the refrigerator in the presense of explosive fumes. 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.


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.


Risk of child entrapment

Child and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abondoned 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

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.


The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 1! 5 VoJt. 60 Hz. AC only electric outbt.

The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a [email protected] 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.

Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.

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 outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being

Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor (GFI) circuit.

IMPORTANT: Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to "0" turns off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator from cooling. but does not disconnect

PowerCord with 3-prong

This Use& Care ManuaUprovidesspecificoperating instructionsfor yourmodelUsethe refrigeratoronUyas refrigerator. oltowtheseimportantfirst steps.


Choose a pUacethat is near a grounded eUectricaUoutbt.

Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter piug if possibb. pUacethe 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 bveL and strong enough to support a fully baded refrigerator.

Consider water supply availability for models equipped with an automatic ice maker.

Do Not install the refrigerator where Ihe temperature will dtop 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.

Do Not block the toe grille on the

AlloAthe following clearances for ease of installation proper air circulation. and plumbing and electrical connections:

Sides & Top 3/8" Back

NOTE: If you see black coils/tubing on the back of your refrigerator (air-cooled condenser) leave 3" clearance at top of refrigerator.


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.

Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter when removing food. To make this possible. the direction in which the doors open can be reversed. See Door Removal & Reversal instructions on page 6.


All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor.Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers or front leveling screws to help level your unit.

To Level Your Refrigerator:

Remove toe grille.

Use flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8" socket wrench to adjust front rollers. Use adjustable wrench to adjust leveling screws.

NOTE: Raise the front of the refrigerator enough so the doors close freely when opened halfway.The refrigerator should slope W' to _" from front to back. Then level the refrigerator from side to side.

Adjustable Front Roller


Stationary Front Roller with Leveling Screw

To avoid electric shock. which can cause death or severe personaJ injury. disconnect the refrigerator from eJectricaJ power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.

To Avoid Property Damage:

Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line.Water suppJytubing made of 1A" plastic is not recommended since it greatly increases the potentiaJ for water bake. Manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if pJaatic tubing is used for supply line. DO NOT install water aupplytubing in areas where temperatures fall beJow freezing. Chemicals from a maffunctioning softener can damage the ice maker. ff the ice maker is connected to soft water. ensure that the softener is maintained and working property.

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

Before lasts/flag The Water Supply Line. You Will Need BasicTools: adjustable wrench. flat=blade screwdriver. and Phillips TM screwdriver Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.

A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6. ram) OD. copper tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing needed. you will need to 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. meters). so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).

A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self=piercing type shutoff valve.

A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.

NOTE: Water line kit number 5808917950. available from your appliance dealer at additional COst. ontains 25 feet (7.

To Connect Water Supply Line To ice Maker inlet Valve

Disconnect refrigerator from electric powersource.

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 shut off valve.

Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.

Slide brass compression nut. then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line. as shown.

Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (1Ainch).

Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.

With steel clamp and screw. secure water supply line to rear panel of refrigerator as shown.

Ceil excess water supply line (about 2/2turns) behind refrigerator as shown and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.

Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that leak.

Reconnect refrigeratortoelectrical powersource.

10. To turn ice maker on. lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for ON/ OFF position of arm).




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Water Valve

Door Removal and Reversal Instructions

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Cabinet Hole


Hinge Hole


TopHi. ge NOTE: If you have stainless steel doors -- go to the Removing Stainless SC'eW$

Cover Steel Doers and Handles Section on page 9.

IMPORTANT: Before you beginturn the reffig erator temperature control



Remove toe grille and top hinge cover.

Remove top hinge with 3/8" hex driver and lift freezer door off of center hinge pro. Set door aside Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable wrench and save for reassembiy. Ensure plastic washer stays on hinge pin.

Lift refrigerator door off of bottom hinge and set aside.

Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and loosening two outside screws enough to allow hinge and shim to slide out. Tighten screws.

Loosen two outside screws on opposite side of refrigerator. remove inside screw and install center hinge.

Remove two screws on bottom hinge with 3/8" socket wrench

Unscrew bottom hinge pin using adjustable wrench. Move hinge pin to other hob in hinge and tighten with adjustable wrench 10. Reverse door handles. see instructions on next page!

11. Move freezer and refrigerator door stops to opposite side. Before starting screws. use an awl to puncture the foam.

12. Position refrigerator door onto bottom hinge pin and screw center hinge pin through center hinge into top of door. Close refrigerator door to help align hinge hob.

13. Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable wrench.

14. Remove cabinet and hinge hob plugs and move to opposite side.

15. Lower freezer door onto center hinge pin 16. Close freezer door. Have an assistant lift up on opposite side of door while tightening screws to install top hinge.

17. Replace toe grille and top hinge cover 18. Plug in electrical power cord and tu m refrigerator temperature control to center position. Adjust setting as necessary.

Door Removal and Reversal instructions (continued)

NOTE: Some models have "pocket" handles which are recessed into the sides of the door. On these models. only the hinges will need to be reversed.


Handbs may be easier to reverse whib doors are off..

Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door

Remove short tnm puece by sliding trim straight up and off of handle bracket.

Remove screw attaching top of handle to door.

Magnetic NamepJate ModeJs: Gently pry magnetic nameplate frame from door. Remove nameplate from its frame turn frame upside down and install in old handb hobs. insert magnetic nameplate into frame.

Serf-Adhesive Nameplate ModeJs: Gently peel off nameplate from door and reapply over old handb hobs.


Reinstall handle on opposite side. usin g same hob as nameplate. Attach handle to bottom of door.

Slide trim piece straight down onto handle bracket.


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(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)

Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door.

Swing bottom of handle away from the door and slide handle straight up and off of dovetail button.

Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other side. using the

Magnetic NamepJate Modete: Use putty knife to gently pry magnetic nameplate frame from door. Remove nameplate from its frame. turn frame upside down and install in old handle hobs. insert magnetic nameplate into frame.

Self-Adhesive Nameplate Models: Use putty knife to gently peel off name plate from door and reapply over old handle hobs.


Start with handle offset away from door. Place top of handle over dovetail button. swing handle into an upright position and pull downward. locking it into place.

Secure bottom of handle with two screws removed earlier.


(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)

Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door.

Remove button plug using edge of putty knife.

Remove screw on side of freezer door and remove handle.


Secure side of handle to door and replace button plug.

Secure handle to bottom of door.

Door Removal and Reversal hTstructions (continued)


Unsome modeUs. the refrigerator door has a full Hengthtrim piece which continues from the bottom of the handUeto the bottom of the door. The top of the trim attaches to the handUebracket (Figure 1. orfits around the base of the handUe(Figure 2). An adhesive "trim Uock"is positioned about haffway down. The bottom of the trim is heUdin pUaceby either an adhesive trim Hock or a trim Uockwith two prongs inserted into a hoUeon the face of the door.


Remove trim by gentHypulling trim Hockareas out and away from door.

When trim is free from door. sfide the trim straight down and away Irom base of handle.

NOTE: For models with short handle trim. remove by sliding trim straight down and off of handle bracket.


(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off..

Figure 1 Style Handles

Remove two screws attaching handle to top of refrigerator door.

Remove screw attaching bottom of handle to door.

Remove two hole plugs and hinge pin plug on top of door and install on opposite side. Use Phillips head screwdriver to remove plastic screw plug from front of door and install on opposite side

Figure 2 Style Handles

Remove two screws attaching handle to top of refrigerator door.

Swing top of handle away from door and slide handle down and off of dovetail button.

Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other side. moving hole plugs from corresponding holes to opposite side.


Figure 1 Style Handles

Secure bottom of handle with screws.

Secure top of handle with screws.

Figure 2 Style Handles

Start with handle offset away from door. Place bottom of handle over dovetail button. swing handle into an upright position and pull upward. locking it into place.

Secure top of handle with screws.


Slide both trim locks out of trim.

Insert new adhesive trim locks contained in your literature pack.

NOTE: Trim lock must be removed and installed by sliding over the two donut shaped areas.

Fuml Length Trim




Figure 1

Lock Handle Be over

Dovetaim utton

Trim Lock

Install trim to handle by sliding under base of handle. Carefully align trim and press down at trim lock locations.

Use rubbing alcohol to remove any adhesive residue from old trim lock locations.

Figure 2

Door Removal and Reversal #Tstructions (continued)


(HandUes may be easier to reverse while doors are off.

Remove two screws attaching handUeto top of refrigerator door.

Remove button pUugusing edge of putty knife.

Remove screw on side of refrigerator door and remove handUe.

Reverse freezer and refrigerator handUesas shown in figure 3.

Button Hu

Refri9eralor Door Without Trirr


Secure side of handUeto door and repHacepHugbutton

Secure handUeto top of door.

Figure 3 - Handle Reversal


To Remove Doors

StainUesssteeUdoors are not reversiNe. Follow these steps to remove doors.

Remove toe grHUeand top hinge cover.

Remove top hinge and Hftfreezer door off of center Mnge pin. Set door aside.

Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable wrench and save for reassembly. Ensure plastic washer stays on hinge pin.

Lift refrigerator door off of bottom hinge and set aside.

Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and loosening two outside screws enough to allow hinge to slide out.

Remove bottom hinge. Reinsert two outside screws in holes and tighten.

Reverse steps 1 - 6 to reinstall doors

To Remove Handles

Firmly hold freezer handle while loosening set screws with 3/32" allen wrench. Remove freezer handle.

Repeatstep 1 for refrigeratordoor.

Typical Handle

Deli Drawer Cover

Deii Drawer

Half Shelf

Wine Rack

Full Shelf

Special item Rack

Mid Level Light j


Crisper Drawers

_-Fixed Door Bin

Door Rack

Dairy Door

Tail Bottle Retainer


Door Bin

Fixed Door Bin

Door Rack

Features may vary according to model

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NOTE: When first turning refrigerator on. move refrigerator and freezer controls to which is the recommended initial setting. After 24 hours. adjust the controls as needed.

Adjust temperature gradually: move the knob in small increments. allowing the temperature to stabilize.

For coUdertemperatures. turn the knob towards CoJder. For warmer tern peratures. turn the knob towards Cold

Turning the refrigerator controUwHUchange temperatures in both compartments. For example. if the refrigerator control is turned b a coUdersetting. the freezer control may have to be adjusted b a warmer setting. Turning the freezer control wi change only the freezer temperature.

To maintain temperatures. a fan circulates air in the refrigerator and freezer compartments.

For good circulation do not bbck coUdair vents with food items.


Freezer Control some moaels.


_/tew 24 #Ie


Refrigerator Control some models'.

Allow 24 hrs ]or re$H ad]ulment

Freezer Food

Comd CoMer C£md CoMer

Refrigerator & Freezer Control. some models

+ IMPORTANT: Turning


+ To Turn Refrigerator Off Turn Refrigerator Control To O.


Toavoidpersonali.j. v orprOpetty"am"ge'".."Je tempered glass shelves carefully.

Shelves may break suddenly if nicked. scratched. ot e×posed to sudden temperature change.


Refr[gerater shelves are easily adjusted te suit individual needs. Before adjusting the shelves. remove aH food.

To adjust sliding shelves:

Remove sheff by pulling forward te stop pes[t[en.

Lift front edge up and pull eut.

Replace the shelf en any pair ef rails by reversing this procedure.

Sliding Wire Shelf

To adjust cantilever shelves:

NOTE: Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator.

Cantilever shelves are available in either glass or wire.

Lift front edge up.

Pull shelf eut.

Replace the shelf by inserting the hooks at rear ef the shelf ]nte the wall bracket. Lower the shelf into the desired s[ets and lock ]nte position.

Spi//SafeMg[ass shelves (some mede[s) catch and held accidental spills. In some mede[s. the SpillSafe TMshelves slide eut for easy access to food and for fast cleaning. The shelves slide out independently of the cantilever brackets.

Just pull the front ef the shelf forward. The shelf can be extended as far as the stopper will a[[ew but it is not removable from the cantilever bracket.

Full Width Cantilever Glass Shelf

Sliding Glass Shelf

Cantilever Glass Shelf - Fixed and Sliding


Door bins. shelves. and racks are provided for convenient storage of jars. bottles. and cans. Frequently used items can be quickly selected.

Some models have door racks or bins that can accommodate gallon-sized plastic drink containers and economy-sized jars


The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from falling forward when opening or dosing the refrigerator door.

To install. hold the retainer at the top. and slide it over the outside wall of the bin. as shown in the diagram. The Tall Bottle Retainer works best with a Bin Snugger.

The dairy compartment. which is warmer than the general

Door Rack


Some models have adjustable door bins that can be moved to suit individual need&

To move door bins

Lift bin straight up.

Remove bin.

Place bin in desired position.

Lower bin onto supports until locked in place.

Tail Bottle Retainer (left) and Bin Snugger (right)


The innovative design of the Special Item Rack allows you to store a six-pack of 12 ounce drink cans. a bottle of wine. a two-liter soft drink bottle. or a carton of eggs. The Special Item Rack mounts on the left side of your refrigerator. To install. just slide the Special Item Rack onto any shelf as shown in the drawing.

Special item Rack

Adjustable Door Bin

CRISPERS(SOMEMODELS} Thecrispers. ocated underthebottomrefrigeratorsheUf. aredesignedforstoringfruits. egetabUes. andotherfresh beforepUacing theminthecrispers.Utemswithstrongodors orhighmoisturecontentshouUd bewrappedbeforestoring.

Crisper Drawer


The Humidity Control present on some modeUswith crisper drawers. allows you to adjust the humidity within the crisper.

This can extend the life of fresh vegetabUes that keep best in high humidity.

NOTE: Leafy vegetables keep best When stored Withthe

Humidity Control set on High Hum!d!tY. or !n a drawer without a Humidity Control. This keeps incoming air to a minimum and maintains maximum moisture content.

Low Humidity


Some models are equipped with a Deli Drawer for storage of luncheon meats. spreads. cheeses. and other deli items.

Deli Drawer


The Wine Rack stores bottles of wine. or single two-liter plastic bottles of juice or soda pop. To install. slide the Wine Rack onto the shelf with the curve facing in. To remove. slide the Wine Rack out. Install on either side of shelf.

Wine Rack

Crisper Humidity Control

Ice Service

The ice maker produces 2 to 5 pounds of ice every 24 hours depending on usage conditions. ice is produced at a rate of 8 cubes every 80 to 160 minutes.


After the pUumbingconnections have been completed. the water supply valve must be opened. Place the ice container under the ice maker. pushing it as far back as possible. Lower the wire signal arm to its "down" or ON position. New plumbing connections may cause the first production of ice cubes to be discolored or have an odd flavor. These first cubes should be discarded until

Ihe cubes produced are free of discoloration and taste.


To stop the ice maker. lift the wire signal arm until it clicks and locks in the "up" or OFF position. The ice maker also turns off automatically when the ice container is full. If your model has an adjustable freezer shelf. place the shelf in the lower position. so that the wire signal arm will hit the ice when the container is full.

C.omiCo .f. m amo f.. Ot!o. !. g.o toner oa. da ogothe!oemaker. he!oemakei!sc0. ected to soft water. ensure that the softener is maintained and werking preperiy.

Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the ice container and ensure that the wire signal arm is in its "down" or ON position. The ice maker will then produce more ice.

Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice separated.

Keep the wire signal arm in its "up" or OFF position until the refrigerator is connected to the water supply or whenever the water supply is turned off.

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

Ice loosening from tray

Ice dropping into ice container Running water Water valve opening or dosing

Wash the ice container in warm water with mild detergent. Rinse well and dry.

Stop the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during vacations.


Fresh Food Storage

The fresh food compartment shouUdbe kept between 34 ° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° R Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator sheUves. his reduces the circulation of air around the food and resuUtsin uneven cooling.

Fruits and Vegetables

Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to heUppreserve the fruit and vegetabUe quality for Uongertime periods.


Raw meat and pouUtryshouUdbe wrapped secureUyso Ueakageand contamination of other foods or surfaces does not


Frozen Food Storage

The freezer compartment should be kept at 0° F or lower. A freezer operates most efficiently when it is at least 2/3 full.

Packaging Foods for Freezing

To minimize dehydration and quality deterioration. use aUuminum foil. freezer wrap. freezer bags or airtight containers.

Force as much air out of the packages as possiMe and seaUthem tightUy. rapped air can cause food to dry out. change color. and deveUopan off-flavor (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

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 the packages. so cold air can circulate freely. allowing food to freeze as quickly as possible. Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods such as ice cream and orange juice on the freezer door shelves. These foods are best stored in the freezer interior where the temperature varies less.


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 heat-producing 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.

Refer to this Use & Care Manual for the suggested temperature control settings. Periodic cleaning of the condenser will help the refrigerator run more efficiently. See the Care and Cleaning Charton page 18.

Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block 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.

UNDERSTANDINGTHESOUNDSYOUMAYHEAR sounds.TheseareaHnormaU soundsandsoonwHU become familiartoyou.Theyabeindicateyourrefrigerator isoperating asdesigned.Hardsurfaces. uchasvinyUorwoodfloors. wafts. nd kitchencabinetsmay makesoundsmore notbeaMe.Listedbebwaredescriptions ofsomeofthemost commonsoundsyoumayhear. ndwhatiscausingthem.

NOTE:R!g!dfoaminsulationiSve[yenergy eff!cient. but is not a sound insulator.



The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling sound.


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.

Do Automatic ice Maker


Cold Control & Defrost Timer or Automatic Defrost Control

These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound when turning the refrigerator on and off. The timer also produces sounds similar to an electric clock.

F. Condenser Fan


Compressor Modern. high-efficiency compressors operate much faster than older models. The compressor may have a high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.


Water Vatve

Jo Condenser Coils (Fan-cooled models only)

Care &Cleaning

Keep your refrigerator and freezer dean to prevent odor build-up. Wipe up any spHUsimmediateUy and dean both sections at Ueasttwice a year. Never use any type of scouring pads. brushes. abrasive cleaners or strong aUkaHnesoUutions on any surface. Do not wash any removabUe parts in a dishwasher. Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall oudet before Meaning.

When moving the refrigerator. pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to side as this may tear or gouge the floor covering. if the refrigerator has an automatic ice maker. be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond the pJumbing connections. Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces.

Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or damp hands.

Never use CHLOR|DE to dean stainJess steel


Turning the refrigerator temperature control to "0" turns off the compressor. but does not disconnect electrical power to the light bulb or other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator. you must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from tape or labels can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. or. touch the glue residue with the sticky side of tape you have already removed. Do not remove the sedaJ pJate.


Interior/Door Liner

Door Gaskets


Glass Shelves

Toe Grille

Exterior and Handles

Exterior and Handles

(Stainless Steel Models Only)

Condenser Coils

(Fan-cooled models only)

Condenser Coils

(Air-cooled models only)

Defrost Water Pan

Care & Cleaning Chart

Soap and water Baking soda and water

Soap and water

Soap and water

Soap and water Glass cleaner

Mild liquid sprays Soap and water Mild liquid sprays Vacuum attachment

Soap and water

Soap and water Ammonia Stainless Steel Cleaners

Condenser Cleaning Brush is available from

Vacuum Cleaner

Soap and water

What To Use Tips and Precautions

Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 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.

Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.

Do not wash any removable items (bins. drawers. etc.) in dishwasher.

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

Vacuum dust from front of toe grille.

Remove toe grille (See illustration on page 4). Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge.

Rinse and dry.

Do not use commercial household cleaners. ammonia. or alcohol to clean handles.

Never use CHLORIDE to clean stainless steel.

Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasive soapy water and a dishcloth.

Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth.

Wipe stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel. and rinse.

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.

NOTE: Always clean. wipe and dry with the grain to prevent cross-grain scratching.

Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent.

Rinse well. and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

No need to clean unless operating refrigerator under particularly dusty or greasy conditions. or if there is significant pet traffic in your home.

If cleaning is necessary. remove toe grille and use extended vacuum attachment and condenser cleaning brush to remove dust build-up from condenser coils (see item "J" in illustration on page 17 for location).

Use the dusting tool attachment on your vacuum to remove dust build-up on the condenser coils (black tubes and wires) attached to the back of air-cooled refrigerators only.

Some models have defrost water pan located on top of compressor at bottom rear of refrigerator (see illustration on next page).

Wipe water pan with damp cloth.

NOTE: The defrost water pan is NOT removable.


Ifyourrefrigeratoris equipped with a Defrost Never Clean condenser. here's noneedtocleanthe condenser under normal operating conditbns. if the refrigerator is

operated under particularly dusty or



Wear gbves as protection against possible broken glass Unsnaplight shield as shown

Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same wattage Replace light shield Remember to plug the refrigerator back in

Refrigerator Mid-Level Light Cover Removal

Vacation and Moving Tips

Short Vacations

Long Vacations

Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less.

Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment.

Turn automatic ice maker off and empty ice bucket. even if you will only be gone for a few days.

Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one month or more.

Turn controls to "0" ( the OFF position) and disconnect power.

Turn off automatic ice maker and 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.

Remove all food and ice.

If using handcart. load from side.

Moving Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving. Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.

REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY Your refrigerator is protectedby this warranty



FULL ONE-YEAR One year from Pay all costs for repaidng or replacing any parts of this Costs of service calls that are isted under WARRANTY original purchase appliance which prove to be defective in materials or NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE

LIMITED 2n- 5TM Second through fifth Repair or replace any parts JRthe cabinet liner or sealed Costs for pickup and delivery of the appliance

YEAR WARRANTY years from original refrigeration system (compressor. condenser. evaporator. required because of service Costs for labor. parts

(Cabinet Liner and purchase date dryer or tubing) which prove to be defective in materials or and transportation other than with respect to the

Sealed System) workmanship cabinet liner or Sealed Refrigeration System

LIMITED Time periods listed All of the provisions of the full warranties above and the Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any

WARRANTY above exclusions listed below apply costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance

(Applicable to the required because of service

State of Alaska)

In the U.S.A..and PuertoRico. your applianceiswarrantedby EiectroluxMajorAppliancesNorthAmerica. divisionof ElectroluxHomeProducts.

Inc.In Canada. ourapplianceis warrantedby ElectroluxMajorAppliancesNorthAmerica. divisionof ElectroluxCanadaCorp. ElectroluxHome Products. nc.and ElectroluxCanadaCorp.are referredto in thiswarranty as"Electrotux".We authorizeno personto changeor addto anyof our obligationsunderthis warranty.Our obligationsforserviceand partsunder thiswarranty mustbe performedbyus or an authorizedElectrolux servicer.



This warrantyapplies only to products in ordinary householduse. and the consumeris responsible for the items listed below:

1. Properuseof the appliancein accordancewithinstructionsprovidedwith the product.

2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordancewith instructions provided with the appliance and in accordancewithall localplumbing. lectricaland/orgascodes.

3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage. replacementof blown fuses. repair of loose connectionsordefects inhousewiring.

4. Expensesfor making the applianceaccessiblefor servicing. uch as removalof trim. cupboards. helves. tc. which arenot a partof the appliancewhen itwas shippedfromthe factory.

5. Damagesto finishafter installation.

6. Replacementof light buthsand/orfluorescenttubes(on modelswith thesefeatures).


Note: Somestates do not allow the exclusionor limitationof incidentalor consequentialdamages. o this limitationor exclusionmay notapply to you.

2. Servicecallswhich do not involvemalfunctionor defectsin workmanshipor material. r for appliancesnot in ordinary householduse.Theconsumershall payforsuch servicecalls.

3. Damagescaused by services performed by servicersother than Electrolux. r its authorizedservicers; use of parts other than genuine Electroluxparts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse. isuse. nadequatepowersupplyoracts of God.

4. Productswith originalserial numbersthat havebeenremovedoralteredand cannotbe readilydetermined.

IFYOUNEED SERVICE Keep your bill of sale. delivery slip. or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bitl establishesthe warranty period should service be required. If service is performed. it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Thiswritten warrantygivesyou specificlegal rights.You may also haveotherrightsthat varyfromstate to state.

Serviceunderthis warranty mustbe obtainedbycontactingElectrolux.

Thiswarranty onlyappliesin the 50 Statesof the U.S.A.and Puerto Rico. nd Canada.Productfeaturesor specificationsas describedor illustrated are subjectto changewithoutnotice.

USA 800-944-9044 ElectrotuxMajorAppliancesNorthAmerica. a divisionof ElectroluxHomeProducts. nc.

P.O.Box 212378 Augusta. A 30917



Electrotux Major Appliances North America. a division of Etectrolux Home Products. inc.

5855 Terry Fox Way Mississauga. Ontario L5V 3E4

To Properly lnstafl Your Refrigerator

See "Installation" Section On Pages 4-5

To Reverse The Doors

"Door Removal & Reversal" Section On Pages 6-9

Common Before calling for service. review this list.

It may save you time and expense.

This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of Occurrences defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.

Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet. Check/replace fuse with 15 amp time-delay fuse.

Reset circuit Refrigerator does not run. breaker. The temperature control is turned to "O". Refrigerator may be in defrost cycle. Wait 20 minutes and check again.

Freezer temperature too cold. Set freezer control to a warmer setting until freezer temperature is Refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.

Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize. satisfactory.

Refrigerator temperaturetoocold. Set refrigerator control to warmer setting.

Allow hours for Freezer temperature is temperature to stabilize.

Then check freezer temperatures and adjust satisfactory. as needed.

The cabinet is not level.

• Refrigerator is noisy or vibrates. Floor is weak.

Interior needs to be cleaned.

Odors in refrigerator. Foods that produce odors should be covered or wrapped.

Replace light bulb. Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.

Cabinet light not working. Light switch may be stuck.

Push in light switch. located on the refrigerator control box. to release.

Ensure the Wire Signal Arm is not in UP position.

Automatic ice maker not working. (some models)

Ice maker should produce 4 to 5 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period. Water supply is turned off. Water pressure is too low. The freezer is not cold enough.

+See Normal Operating Sounds and Sights section on page 17.


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