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

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

DANGER: indicates an imminently hazardous situation which. if not avoided. will result in death or serious injury.

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.

Doors Handles are secure and tight Door seals completely to cabinet on all

Freezer door is level across the top

Leveling Refrigerator is level. side-to-side and

Toe grille is properly attached to

Cabinet is setting solid on all corners

Electrical Power House power turned on Refrigerator plugged in

Ice Maker House water supply connected to

No water leaks present at all connections

Ice maker is turned ON Ice & water dispenser operates correctly Front filter must be flush with filter

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

Installation Checklist

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

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

For your Safety

• DO NOT store or use gasoline. or other

• DO NOT operate the refrigerator in the

• Avoid contact with any moving parts of

• Remove all staples from the carton. Staples

WARNING

Please read all instructions before using this refrigerator.

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.

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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Grounding type wall receptacle

Power cord with 3-prong grounded plug

Do not. under any circumstances. cut. remove. or bypass the grounding prong.

Electrical information

• The refrigerator must be plugged into its own

• If the power cord is damaged. it should

• Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on

• Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning

• Performance may be affected if the voltage

• Do not plug the unit into an electrical outlet

WARNING

These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety mechanisms in this refrigerator will operate properly.

IMPORTANT

Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food controls to “0” (Mechanical controls) or “OFF” (Electronic controls) 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.

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.

Proper Disposal of Refrigerators/Freezers

We strongly encourage responsible appliance recycling/disposal methods. Check with your utility company or visit www.recyclemyoldfridge.com for more information on recycling your old refrigerator.

Before you throw away your old refrigerator/ freezer:

• Remove doors. • Leave shelves in

• Have refrigerant

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.

 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.

 NOTE

Raise the front of the refrigerator enough so the doors close freely when opened halfway.

The refrigerator should slope ¼” to ½” from front to back. Then level the refrigerator from side-to-side.

INSTALLATION

CAUTION

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.

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

This Use & Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting the refrigerator. follow these important first steps.

Location

• Choose a place that is near a grounded

• If possible. place the refrigerator out of

• The refrigerator must be installed on a floor

• Consider water supply availability for

Installation

Installation clearances

• Allow the following clearances for ease

Sides & Top ⅜ inch

Back

1 inch

Leveling

All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor. Your refrigerator is leveling screws to help level your unit.

Raise

Adjustable Front Roller (some models)

Raise

Stationary Front Roller with

Leveling Screw (some models)

To level your refrigerator:

1. Remove

2. Use flat

NOTE

The direction in which your refrigerator doors open (door swing) can be reversed. from left to right or right to left. by moving the door hinges from one side to the other. Reversing the door swing should be performed by a qualified person.

DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

Door removal and reversal instructions: 1. Remove toe grille.

2. Remove top hinge cover. Trace around the hinge with a

3. Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable wrench and

4. Lift refrigerator door off of bottom hinge and set aside.

5. Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside

6. Loosen two outside screws on opposite side of

8. Install bottom hinge on opposite side with the two

9. Unscrew bottom hinge pin using adjustable wrench.

Move hinge pin to other hole in hinge and tighten with adjustable wrench.

10. Reverse door handles (see instruction 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

13. Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable wrench.

14. Remove cabinet and hinge hole plugs and move to

15. Lower freezer door onto center hinge pin.

16. Close freezer door. Have an assistant lift up on opposite

17. Flip toe grille and reinstall.

18. Plug in electrical power cord and turn refrigerator temperature

IMPORTANT

Before you begin. turn the refrigerator temperature control to “0” (Mechanical controls) or “OFF” (Electronic controls) and remove the electrical power cord from the wall outlet. Remove any food from door shelves.

Door Stop

Shim Washer Hinge Pin Center Hinge

Screws Hinge Hole Plug Handle Hole Plug

Door Stop Screw

Washer Hinge Pin Bottom Hinge Screws

Toe Grille

Door Stop Screw

Door Stop

Top Hinge Cover

Top Hinge

Top Hinge Cover Front Screw

Top Hinge Cover Rear Screw

Bottom Hinge Screw

Top Hinge Screw

Adjustable Wrench

Socket

Wrench Set

3/8" Fixed Wrench

Tools Necessary:

PhillipsTM Head

IMPORTANT

To ensure proper installation of handles. please review these instructions and illustrations thoroughly prior to installing the handles.

Additionally. before installing the door handles. make sure the door swing is correct. Your model will have either a right hand or left hand door swing. Follow instructions in the Use & Care Guide to reverse the doors. if necessary.

HANDLE INSTALLATION

To attach metal refrigerator handle:

1. Place rounded part of handle onto

2. Install the two screws into the top of the

3. Tighten the set screw on the rounded part

CAUTION

Wear gloves and use extreme CAUTION when installing these handles. The rounded end of the handles may be sharp.

To attach metal freezer handle:

1. Place rounded part of handle onto

2. Install the two screws into the bottom of

Stainless Steel Models

Screw

Handle

Button Plug

Set Screw

Shoulder Screw

Shoulder Screw

Nameplate

Handle

Set Screw

Screw

Screw

Handle

Shoulder Screw

Set Screw

3. Tighten the set screw on the rounded part

Shoulder Screw Set Screw

Handle

Screw

To reverse refrigerator/freezer handles:

Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off. Reverse freezer and refrigerator handles as shown.

CAUTION

Be sure doors are set aside in a secure position where they cannot fall and cause personal injury.

To attach plastic refrigerator handle:

1. Place top of handle over dovetail screw.

2. Secure top of handle with two screws.

To attach plastic freezer handle:

1. Place top of handle over dovetail screw.

2. Secure bottom of handle with two screws.

HANDLE INSTALLATION

Screw Handle

Button Plug

Lock Handle over Dovetail Screw

Dovetail Screw

Screw

Dovetail Screw

Lock Handle over Dovetail Screw

Handle

Screw

Nameplate

CONNECTING THE WATER SUPPLY

Before Installing The Water Supply Line.

You Will Need:

• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench. flat-blade

• Access to a household cold water line with

• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4

• A shutoff valve to connect 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

• DO NOT install water supply tubing in

• Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener

IMPORTANT

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

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.

To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve

1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power

2. Place end of water supply line into sink or

3. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet

4. If you use copper tubing - Slide brass

If you use stainless steel tubing - The

5. With steel clamp and screw. secure water

6. Coil excess water supply line (copper

• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for

Figure 2

Steel Clamp

Stainless Steel water Line

Water Valve Bracket

Valve Inlet

Water Valve

6 ft. Stainless Steel water line from household water supply

Plastic Water Tubing to Ice Maker Fill Tube

Figure 1

Plastic Water Tubing to Ice Maker Fill Tube

Steel Clamp Brass Compression Nut

Ferrule (Sleeve)

Copper water line

Water Valve Bracket

Valve Inlet

Water Valve

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

CONNECTING THE WATER SUPPLY

7. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and

8. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power

9. To turn ice maker on. lower wire signal

IMPORTANT

Turning the refrigerator/freezer temperature control to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents the refrigerator from cooling. 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 wall outlet.

NOTE

When first turning refrigerator on. move control(s) to Normal. This is the recommended initial setting. After 24 hours. adjust the controls as needed.

IMPORTANT

Your ice maker is shipped from the factory with the wire signal arm in the ON position. To ensure proper function for your ice maker. hook up water supply immediately or turn ice maker OFF by lifting the wire signal arm until it clicks and locks in the UP position. If the ice maker is on and the water supply is not connected. the water valve will make a loud chattering noise.

Auxiliary Freezer Control

Normal

Colder Cold

Refrigerator/Freezer Control

Normal

Cold Colder

Allow 24 hrs for adjustments

Temperature Adjustment • Adjust temperature gradually: move the

Turning the refrigerator/freezer control will change temperatures in both compartments.

The auxiliary freezer control has no effect on electrical power to the refrigerator.

To maintain temperatures. a fan circulates air in the refrigerator and freezer compartments. For good circulation. do not block cold air vents with food items.

MECHANICAL CONTROLS ICE SERVICE

If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker. hours of operation. Air in new plumbing lines may cause the ice maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray of ice. With no usage. it will take approximately one to two days to fill the ice container.

New plumbing connections may cause the first production of ice cubes to be discolored or have an odd flavor. Discard ice made during the first 24 hours.

Turning your Ice Maker On

After the plumbing connections 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.

Turning your Ice Maker Off

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.

NOTE

Automatic ice makers are also optional accessories that may be installed in most models at any time. Call your local dealer for information.

Wire Signal Arm

Cool Down Period

To ensure safe food storage. allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 hours before loading it with food.

Refrigerator & Freezer Controls (some models)

ELECTRONIC CONTROLS

IMPORTANT

Sliding the refrigerator/freezer temperature control to “off” turns off the compressor and prevents the refrigerator from cooling. 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 wall outlet.

NOTE

When first turning refrigerator on. move control(s) to Normal. This is the recommended initial setting. After 24 hours. adjust the controls as needed.

Auxiliary Freezer Control

+ recommended

Refrigerator/Freezer Control

+ recommended

Temperature Adjustment • Adjust temperature gradually: move the

Turning the refrigerator/freezer control will change temperatures in both compartments.

The auxiliary freezer control has no effect on electrical power to the refrigerator.

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

For good circulation. do not block cold air vents with food items.

Cool Down Period

To ensure safe food storage. allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 hours before loading it with food.

Refrigerator & Freezer Controls (some models)

NOTE

If your unit is in a garage or area where the temperature is below 55°. slide the freezer control to the coldest setting.

 NOTE

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.

IMPORTANT

During the automatic defrost cycle. you may notice a red glow in the vents on the back wall of your freezer compartment. This is normal during the defrost cycle.

Following is a list of major components in your refrigerator and the sounds they can cause:

A Evaporator Refrigerant through the

B Evaporator fan You may hear air being

C Defrost heater During defrost cycles.

D Automatic ice maker When ice has

E Automatic defrost control These parts

F Condenser fan You may hear air being

G Compressor Modern. high-efficiency

H Water valve Makes a buzzing sound each

I Drain pan (not removable) You may hear

J Condenser May create minimal sounds

NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS AND SIGHTS

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.

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

NOTE

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.

Protecting your investment

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

When cleaning. take the following precautions:

• Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach

• Do not wash any removable parts in a

• Always unplug the electrical power cord from

• Remove adhesive labels by hand. Do not use

• Do not remove the serial plate.

Do not use abrasive cleaners such as window sprays. scouring cleansers. brushes. 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. metallic scouring pads. or other abrasive cleaning materials or strong alkaline solutions.

Care & Cleaning Tips

Part What To Use Tips and Precautions

Interior & Door Liners

• Soap and water • Baking soda and water

Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around controls. light bulb or any electrical part.

Door Gaskets • Soap and water Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.

Drawers & Bins • Soap and water Use a soft cloth to clean drawer runners and tracks.

Glass Shelves • Soap and water • Glass cleaner • Mild liquid sprays

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

Toe Grille • Soap and water • Mild liquid sprays • Vacuum attachment

Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove toe grille (see Installation Instructions). Vacuum backside. wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry.

Exterior & Handles

• Soap and water • Non Abrasive Glass

Cleaner

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.

Exterior & Handles

(Stainless Steel Models Only)

• Soap and water • Stainless Steel Cleaners

Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach 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. 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 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

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

CARE & CLEANING

Common Occurrences 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 defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.

Refrigerator does not run. • Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.

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

• The refrigerator/freezer control is turned to “0”

(Mechanical controls) or “OFF” (Electronic controls).

• Refrigerator may be in defrost cycle. Wait 20 minutes

Freezer temperature too cold.

Refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.

• Set auxiliary freezer control to a warmer setting until

Refrigerator temperature is too cold. Freezer temperature is satisfactory.

• Set refrigerator/freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow

24 hours for temperature to stabilize. Then check freezer temperatures and adjust as needed.

Refrigerator is noisy or vibrates. • The cabinet is not level.

• Floor is weak.

• See Normal Operating Sounds and Sights section.

Odors in refrigerator. • Interior needs to be cleaned.

• Foods that produce odors should be covered or wrapped.

Cabinet light not working. • Replace light bulb.

• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.

• Light switch may be stuck. Push in light switch. located

Automatic ice maker not working (some models)

• Ensure the wire signal arm is not in UP position.

• Ice maker should produce 2.5 to 3 pounds of ice in a 24

• Water supply is turned off.

• Water pressure is too low.

• The freezer is not cold enough.

BEFORE YOU CALL

Visit our web site at www.frigidaire.com.

1-800-944-9044 (United States)

1-800-265-8352 (Canada)

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

If You Need Service

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

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

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.

11. Surcharges including. but not limited to. any after hour. weekend. or holiday service calls. tolls. ferry

13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than

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.

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 as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

Keep your receipt. delivery slip. or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.

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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