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important Safety Znstructlons ...................... 2
Features at a Glance ................................... 4
Installation ................................................ 5
Door Removal Instructions .......................... 7
Handle [nstallatuon ..................................... 9
Connectung Water Supply .......................... 10
Controls ................................................... 12 USA 1-800-944-9044
Storage Features ...................................... 15
Automatic [ce& Water Dispenser .............. 17
Changing the Fulter ................................... 20
Normal Operating Sounds and Sights ......... 22
Care and Cleaning .................................... 23
Before you Call ......................................... 28
Major Apphance Warranty ......................... 32 Canada 1-800-265-8352
Please read all instructions before using this
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For your Safety
DO NOT store or use gasoline, or other
flammable liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance. Read product labels for
warnings regarding flammability and other
DO NOT operate the refrigerator in the
presence of explosive fumes.
Avoid contact with any moving parts of
automatic ice maker.
Remove all staples from the carton. Staples
can cause severe cuts, and also destroy
finishes if they come in contact with other
appliances or furniture.
_lb 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 indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result
[] Handles are secure and tight
[] Door seals completely to cabinet on all
[] Freezer door is level across the top
[] Refrigerator is level, side-to-side and
tilted 1/4" (6mm) front-to-back
[] 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
- recheck in 24 hours
[] Ice maker is turned ON
[] Ice & water dispenser operates correctly
[] Front filter must be flush with filter
housing (select models)
Final Checks
[] Shipping material removed
[] Fresh food and freezer temperatures set
[] Crisper humidity controls set
[] Registration card sent in
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
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
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation problems of the past. 3unked or abandoned
or maintenance information which is
importantbutnothazard-re ated _'efrlgerat°rsorfreezersaresti,dangerous
even if they will sit for "just a few days': If
Proper Disposal of Refrigerators/Freezers
We strongly encourage responsible appliance
recycling/disposal methods. Check with your utility
company or visit for
more information on recycling your old refrigerator.
Before you throw away your old
, Remove doors.
Leave shelves in
place so children
may not easily
climb inside.
Have refrigerant
removed by a
qualified service
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 refngerator before deaning and before
repladng a light bulb to avoid electdcal 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 intoan electrical outlet
controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent
the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.
CFClHCFC Disposal Pressing and holding the OnlOff button for
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system three seconds, located on the temperature
that used CFCs or HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons control panel (Electronic controls), or
or hydrochlorofluorocarbons). CFCs and HCFCs turning the Freezer and Fresh Food controls
are believed to harm stratospheric ozone if to "0" (Mechanical controls) will disable
released to the atmosphere. Other refrigerants your refrigerator's cooling system, but does
may also cause harm to the environment if not disconnect the power to the light bulb
released to the atmosphere, and other electrical components. To turn off
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
These guidelines must be followed to ensure
that safety mechanisms in this refrigerator
will operate properly.
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 aproperly
grounded three prong receptacle. The
receptacle must be installed in accordance
with local codes and ordinances. Consult
a qualified electrician. Avoid connecting
power to your refrigerator you must unplug
the power cord from the electrical outlet.
Grounding type walt receptacle
Do not, under any_
circumstances, |
cut, remove, or |
bypass the |
grounding prong. _
3_mng grdunded
To avoid personal injury or property
damage, handle tempered glass shelves
carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if
nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden
Door Bin
Tilt Out
Door Bin
Glide Out
Features may vary according to model
SpilISafe ®
Ice Cream Shelf Adjustable Shelf
Ice Water Filter
__ Dairy
Door Bin
SpillSafe ¢
Door Bin
Special Item
Meat Keeper
and Cover
Can Rack
Crisper Pan
and Cover
Door Bin
Toe Grille
Featuresnot included with your refrigerator can be purchased at
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
Choose a place that is near a grounded
electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug.
If possible, place the refrigerator out of
direct sunlight and away from the range,
dishwasher or other heat sources.
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. If
you do not hook up water to the refrigerator,
remember to turn the ice maker off.
Toe Grille Installation and
To install toe grille
1 Open both doors. Slide left and right
sides of toe grille over lower hinges of
2 While pushing toe grille firmly against
cabinet, fasten bottom clips of toe grille to
3Fasten top clips to cabinet.
4 Close the doors. Fasten right and left side
clips into groove of bottom hinge.
Installin( Toe Grille
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
of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation
isessential for the proper operation of your
Installation clearances
Allow the following clearances for ease
of installation, proper air circulation, and
plumbing and electrical connections:
Sides & Top 3/8 inch
Back 1 inch
To remove toe grille
1 With both doors closed, unfasten right
and left side clips of toe grille from bottom
hinge groove.
Open both doors. Press firmly on top of
toe grille until top of toe grille pops off.
Pull toe grille outward toward your body
and off of lower hinges.
Removing Toe Grille
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
Door Opening
The refrigerator doors are designed to shut
by themselves within a 20 degree opening.
Your refrigerator should be positioned to
allow easy access to a counter or table when
removing food. For best use of drawers and
freezer baskets, the refrigerator should be
in a position where both the refrigerator and
freezer doors can be fully opened.
Guidelines for final positioning of your
All four corners of the cabinet must rest
firmly on the floor.
The cabinet should be level at the front and
The sides should tilt 1/4 inch (6 mm) from
front to back (to ensure that doors close and
seal properly).
Doors should align with each other and be
All of these conditions can be met by
raising or lowering the adjustable front
To level the cabinet using the front
1 Open both doors and remove the toe
grille (see "Toe Grille Installation and
Removal" in the "Installation" section).
2 Close the doors and use a flat-blade
screwdriver or 3/8inch socket wrench to
raise or lower the front rollers.
3Ensure both doors are bind-free with their
seals touching the cabinet on all four
To level the doors using the adjustable
lower hinge (some models):
Before leveling either door, remove set
screw that locks door height into position.
(The door cannot be adjusted without set
screw removed).
If the refrigerator door is lower than the
freezer door, raise the refrigerator door by
turning the adjustment screw clockwise
using a 7/i6 inch wrench. (See illustration.)
If the freezer door is lower than the
refrigerator door, raise the freezer door by
turning the adjustment screw clockwise
using a 7/I6 inch wrench. (See illustration.)
After leveling, verify door stop contacts
lower hinge and top of door does
not contact upper hinge through full
movement of door (from fully closed to
fully open).
Reinstall set screw, locking the door
Open Door
Door Stop /
Flange- L
__Hinge F,ange
(_-_X _l \Set Screw
(some models)
_- Hinge
7/16" Wrench and
3/32" Hex Key (some models)
6 Replace the toe grille by fitting it into
place (see "Toe Grille Installation and
Removal" in the "Installation" section).
Tools Necessary:
Phillips TM
Wrench Set
Top Hinge Top Hinge
COVs_rrFrwOn_ ,_-d_Cover Rear
_ _ Screw
_ Hinge Bottom
_ Screw Hinge
4 Close the doors.
To remove the refrigerator top hinge
1 Remove the three screws from each cover
over the top door hinges.
2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.
Rear Cover Float cover
Screw Screws
To remove the refrigerator doer:
1 Trace lightly around the door's top hinge
with a pencil. This makes reinstallation
To prepare for removing the doors:
1 Make sure the electrical power cord is
unplugged from the wall outlet.
Open both doors and remove the toe
grille (as explained in the Installation
Instructions that came with your
3 Remove any food from the door shelves.
Remove the two screws from the top
hinge. Lift the door off of the bottom
hinge and set it aside.
Adjustable Hinge (some models)
To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the
above steps.
To remove the freezer top hinge cover:
i Remove the two screws from each cover
over the top door hinges.
2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.
Front Rear Cover
Cover Screws
Top Hinge
Cable /
Detach the water tube from the connector
located below the freezer door. The
connector releases when you press its outer
sleeve inward.
Remove the screws from the top hinge
and pull the multi-wire cable through it.
Lift the door off of the bottom hinge.
Remove the two bottom hinge screws and
hinge if necessary.
To Disconnect
1: Press outer ring against face of
To Connect
Insert tube and push until mark
touches face of fitting
, Water
Assembly Screws
Adjustable Hinge (some models)
To remove the freezer door;
1 Detach the
above the
top hinge.
Grasp both
sides of the
firmly and
pull apart.
2 Trace lightly around the hinge with a
pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.
Hinge .............
Assembly Screws
Non-Adjusting Hinge (some models)
6Laythe door on its side to avoid damage to the
water tube extending from the bottom hinge.
To reinstall the freezer door,reverse the above steps.
Be sure doors are set aside in a secure
position where they cannot fall and cause
personal injury.
1 Removehandlesfromcartonand
with DoorsClosed
Frigidaire Professional ®
Freezer Upper Refrigerator Upper
End Cap End Cap
Freezer Lower
End Cap
Frigidaire Gallery ®
Freezer Upper Refrigerator Upper
End Cap End Cap
Refrigerator Lower
End Cap
Freezer Lower RefrigeratorLower
End Cap End Cap
To avoid electric shock, which cancause
death or severe personal injury, disconnect
the refrigerator from electrical power before
connecting a water supply line to the
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.
To Avoid Property Damage:
Copper or Stainless Steel braided tubing
is recommended for the water supply
line. Water supply tubing made of 1/4
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. ii ii
Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener
can damage the ice maker, if the ice
maker is connected to soft water, ensure
that the softener is maintained and
working properly.
Ensure that your water supply line
connections comply with all local plumbing
Before Installing The Water Supply Line,
You Will Need:
Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade
screwdriver, and Phillips TM screwdriver
Access to ahousehold cold water line with
water pressure between 30 and 100 psi.
A water supply line made of 1/4 inch
(6.4 ram) 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).
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 for more
To Connect Water Supply Lime To Ice
Maker Inlet Valve
Disconnect refrigerator from electric
power source.
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.
Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet
and discard cap.
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 (1/4inch/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 2.
With steel clamp and screw, secure water
supply line (copper tubing only] to rear
panel of refrigerator as shown.
Coil excess water supply line (copper
tubing only), about 21/2turns, 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 refrigerator to electrical power
To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal
arm (side mounted) or set the ice maker's
On/Off power switch to the 'T' position
(rear mounted).
Plastic Water
to Ice
Plastic Water
to Ice Maker
Fill Tube
I_- Stainless
water line
Water Valve
Valve Inlet
JVater Valve
6 ft. Stainless Steel water line from
household water supply
Figure 2
Water Valve
ve Inlet
Copper water line
from household
water supply
After connecting the water supply, refer to
"How to Prime the Water Supply System"
for important information about priming an
empty water supply system
To ensure that your water dispenser works
properly, the water supply system must
be completely filled with water when
your refrigerator is first connected to the
household water supply line,
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
Figure 1
User Interface (varies by model)
Enlarged view of user interface display menu (varies by model)
exit Togglesthe options and run
default While in the default option,
settings press and hold the set key
for three seconds to reset all
refrigerator settings to their
factory default settings.
light 0
quick ice
on off
Toggles dispenser light On
and Off.
Increases the production
of ice. Deactivates after 12
water Press the "water" key
to select water. A green
indicator light will be
illuminated above the active
Allows the temperature
set-points to be adjusted.
Control temperatures range
from +33°F/+1°C to +47°F
crush Press the "crush" key
to select crushed ice. A
green indicator light will be
illuminated above the active
Setting cooling temperatures
water filter
Toggles display from
Fahrenheit to Celsius.
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
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 Tamp 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
2 Press the + or - indicator to adjust the
temperature to the desired setting.
Fresh Food
Door Ajar
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 refrigerator
will resume normal operation.
The high temp alarm may
also be illuminated until a safe
operating range temperature
has been reached.
If the freezer temperature
reaches 26°F or greater, the
alarm will sound and the
temperature will flash. You can
disable the alarm by pressing
the set key but the "High Temp"
indicator will illuminate until the
temperature goes below 26°F.
If the fresh food temperature
reaches 55°F or greater, the
alarm will sound and the
temperature 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.
If the freezer or flesh 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.
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.
Sabbath Mode
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.
Sabbath Mode is turned ON and OFF by
pressing and holding both the "v" and %" for
five seconds. The display shows "Sb" while in
Sabbath mode.
In the Sabbath Mode, the High Temp alarm is
active for health reasons. If a high temperature
alarm is activated during this time, for example
due to a door left ajar, the alarm will sound
intermittently for about two minutes. The
alarm will then silence on its own and a red
high temperature icon will display. The high
temp icon will continue to display, even if
the door is closed, until the Sabbath mode
is exited and the icon reset. The refrigerator
will function normally once the door is closed,
without any violation of the Sabbath/Holidays.
For further assistance, guidelines for proper
usage and a complete list of models
with the Sabbath feature, please visit
the web at http:\\
While in Sabbath Mode, neither the lights,
dispenser, nor the control panel will work
Refrigerator stays in Sabbath Mode
after power failure recovery. It must be
deactivated with the buttons on the control
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.
Cantilever Shelf Adjustment
Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to
suit individual needs. Before adjusting the
shelves, remove all food. Cantilever shelves are
supported at the back of the refrigerator.
To adjust cantilever shelves:
O Lift front edge up.
O Pull shelf out.
Replace the shelf by inserting the hooks at
rear of the shelf into the wall bracket. Lower
the shelf into the desired slots and lock into
SpillSafe TM glass shelves (some models) catch
and hold accidental spills. In some models, the
SpillSafe TM shelves slide out for easy access
to food and for fast cleaning. The shelves slide
out independently of their mounting brackets.
Just pull the front of the shelf forward.
Shelves can be extended as far as the stopper
will allow but are not removable from their
mounting brackets.
Cantilever Glass Shelf
Cantilever Sliding
Glass Shelf
The dairy compartment, which is warmer than
the general food storage section, is intended
for short term storage of cheese, spreads, or
Fresh Drawers with Humidity
Control (some models)
The fresh drawers, located under the bottom
refrigerator shelf, are designed for storing
fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce.
The fresh drawers feature humidity control
which allows you to adjust the humidity within
the drawer. This can extend the life of fresh
vegetables that keep best in high humidity.
Wash items in clear water and remove excess
water before placing them in the crispers.
Items with strong odors or high moisture
content should be wrapped before storing.
Crisper Humidity Control
Leafy vegetables keep best when stored
with the humidity control set on Higher
Humidity, or in a drawer without a
Humidity Control. This keeps incoming air
to a minimum and maintains maximum
moisture content.
Crispers allow you
the flexibility to store
any manner of items
including fruits,
vegetables, nuts, etc.
Crispers do not feature
humidity controls. Crisper Drawer
Door storage
Door bins and shelves are provided for
convenient storage of jars, bottles, and cans.
Frequently used items can be quickly selected.
Some models have door bins that can
accommodate gallon-sized plastic drink
containers and economy-sized jars and
containers. Some bins are adjustable for
maximum storage capacity.
Cool Drawer (some models)
Some models are equipped with a Cool Drawer
for storage of luncheon meats, spreads,
cheeses, and other deli items. This drawer
does not have a separate temperature control.
Chili Drawer (some models)
Some models are equipped with a Chill Drawer. Chill Drawer temperatures can be adjusted by
sliding the Chill Drawer Temperature Control in either direction. Use this pan for short term
storage of bulk meat items. If meats are to be kept longer than one or two days, they should be
frozen. The Chill Drawer is fixed and cannot be moved up or down. If fruits or vegetables are to
be stored in the Chill Drawer, set the Chill Drawer Temperature Control to a warmer setting to
prevent freezing.
Chill Drawer
with Temperature Control
Priming the Water Supply
Your refrigerator's water supply system
includes several tubing lines, an advanced
water filter, and a distribution valve bank to
ensure ample supply to the ice and water
dispenser at all times. This system needs to
be completely filled with water when first
connected to an external supply line.
For proper dispenser operation,
recommended water supply pressure
should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi.
Excessive pressure may cause water filter to
To prime the water supply system:
1 Begin filling the system by pressing and
holding a drinking glass against the water
dispenser paddle.
Keep the glass in this position until water
comes out of the dispenser. It may take
about :!.l/z minutes.
Continue dispensing water for about four
minutes to flush the system and plumbing
connections of any impurities (stopping to
empty the glass as necessary).
How Huch Ice Will aRear Hounted Ice
Haker Produce in 24 Hours?
A rear mounted ice maker will produce 3 to
4 pounds of ice every 24 hours, depending on
usage conditions. Ice is produced at a rate of
8 cubes every 75 to 90 minutes.
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.
Your ice maker is shipped from the factory
with the wire signal arm in the ON position
(side mounted) or with the switch turned
ON (rear mounted). To ensure proper
function of 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 (side mounted)
or turn the On/Off switch to the Off (O)
position (rear mounted). If the ice maker
is not turned off and the water supply
is not connected, the water valve will
..........make aloud chattering noise.
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
Ice Maker Operation &Care
The ice maker, ice bin, and dispenser feeding
mechanism are located in the top of the freezer
compartment. After the refrigerator is installed
properly and has cooled for several hours, the
ice maker can produce ice within 24 hours. ]:t
can completely fill an ice bin in about two days.
Ice Production: What to Expect
How much ice will a side-mounted ice
maker produce in 24 hours?
A side mounted ice maker will produce 4 to
4.5 pounds of ice every 24 hours, depending
on usage conditions. Ice is produced at a rate
of 8 cubes every 75 to 90 minutes.
Turning the REAR HOUNTED Ice
Haker On and Off
Ice production is controlled by the ice maker's
ON/OFF power switch. To gain access to the
ice maker, pull the ice cream shelf out. Press
the switch to the "0" position to turn it Off and
press it to the "I" position to turn it On. The
ice maker also has a built-in wire signal arm,
which automatically stops ice production when
the ice bin is full. DO NOT use this signal arm
to manually stop the ice maker.
Small ice cubes or ice chips jamming in the
ice maker may be a sign that your water
filter needs changing. If you have a side
mounted ice maker you may also experience
hollow cubes partially frozen cubes with
water inside. When these cubes are
harvested, they break open and spill water
over the other ice cubes in the ice container,
forming a solid mass of ice. 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.
The ice maker can't fill every cube in the ice
maker mold, leading to small cubes or chips
that can get caught between the ice ejector
blades and the stripper. Remember, if your
ice maker is jamming with small ice cubes or
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.
Ice Maker/Dispenser Tips
Ice cubes stored too long may develop
an odd flavor. Empty the ice container as
explained below.
Occasionally shake the ice container to keep
ice separated.
If your refrigerator is not connected to a
water supply or the water supply is turned
off, turn Off the ice maker.
, If you need a large quantity of ice at one
time, it is best to get cubes directly from the
ice container.
The following sounds are normal when the
ice maker is operating:
Motor running
Ice dropping into ice container
Water valve opening or closing
Ice loosening from tray
Running water
, When dispensing ice, you will hear a
snapping or clicking sound when the ice
chute opens and closes.
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.
Turn Off the ice maker when cleaning the
freezer and during vacations.
If you turn Off the ice maker for a
long period of time, you should also
turn off the water supply valve.
Chemicals from a malfunctioning water
softener can damage the ice maker. If the
water supply to your refrigerator is softened,
be sure the softener is maintained to work
Cleaning the Ice Maker
Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular
intervals, particularly before you take a
vacation or move.
To clean the ice maker:
1 Turn Off the ice maker.
Remove the ice bin by lifting up and out.
Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with
mild detergent. Rinse with clear water. Do
not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
Allow the ice bin to dry completely before
replacing in the freezer.
Remove ice chips and clean the ice bin
shelf and the freezer door chute.
6Replace the ice bin. Turn On the ice maker
to resume ice production.
Remove and empty the ice storage bin if:
An extended power failure (one hour or
longer) causes ice cubes in the ice storage
bin to melt and freeze together, 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 storage bin and shake to
loosen the cubes or clean as explained above.
NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp
instrument to break up the ice. This could
damage the ice storage bin and dispenser
When removing or replacing the ice bin,
DO NOT rotate the auger in the ice bin. If
the auger is accidentally rotated, you must
realign the auger by turning it in 90 degree
turns (see below) until the ice bin fits into
place with the drive mechanism. If the
auger is not properly aligned when
replacing the ice bin, the refrigerator will
only dispense Crushed Ice. The freezer door
may also not close properly causing warm
air to leak into the freezer. .....................
Locating the Filter
Your refrigerator is equipped with a water
filtering system. The water filter system filters
all dispensed drinking water, as well as the
water used to produce ice.
Air FHter (some models)
The air filter is located at the top of the fresh
food compartment next to the water filter.
Replacing the Air Filter
In general, you should change the air filter
every six months (the filter status light on
the control panel prompts you to replace
the filter after six months) to ensure optimal
filtering of refrigerator odors. You may want
to adjust this time period depending on the
types and amounts of food you typically
store in your refrigerator. To replace your
PureSeurce Ultra TM air filter:
1 Pull the air filter housing straight out.
2 Remove the old filter and discard it.
3Unpack the new filter and place it inside
the housing.
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 Ultra TM) has flowed through the
If your refrigerator has not been used for a
period of time (during moving for example),
change the filter before reinstalling the
4 Slide the housing back into position.
Ordering Replacement Filters
To order your replacement filters, please visit
our online store at,
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 are the product numbers to request when
PureSeurce Ultra TM Water Filter
More about your Advanced
Water Filter
The PureSource l.lltra TM ice and
water filter system is tested and
certified to NSF/ANS[ Standards 42
and 53 for the reduction of claims
specified on the performance data
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 Ultra TM 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 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.
1 Turn Off the ice maker.
Remove the filter by pushing on the end/
face of the filter.
Slide the old water filter cartridge straight
out of the housing and discard it.
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
Push firmly until the cartridge snaps into
place (you should hear a click as the
cartridge engages the snap-in connector).
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.
After filling one glass of water, continue
flushing the system for about four
Turn On the ice maker.
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.
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
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.
BEvaporator fan You may hear air being
forced through the refrigerator by the
evaporator fan.
CDefrost heater During defrost cycles,
water dripping onto the defrost heater
may cause a hissing or sizzling sound.
After defrosting, a popping sound may
D Automatic ice maker When ice has
been produced, you will hear ice cubes
falling into the ice bin.
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 in the
past. The compressor may have a high-
pitched 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.
JCondenser May create minimal sounds
from forced air.
KMotorized damper May produce a light
humming during operation.
Lke chute When dispensing ice, you will
hear a snapping or clicking sound when
the solenoid opens and closes the ice
Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is
During automatic defrost cycle, a red glow
in the back wall vents of your freezer
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 to clean stainless steel.
Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher.
Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Remove adhesive labels by hand. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which
can scratch the appliance surface.
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.
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.
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.
ii Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or
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 ...........................................................
Vacation and moving 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
3ne a few da
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.
Care and Cleaning Tips
Interior & . Soap and water .
Door Liners ,Baking soda and
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.
Drawers & Soap and water Use a soft cloth to clean drawer runners and tracks.
Bins Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.)
in dishwasher.
Toe Grille Soap and water Remove toe grille (see Installation Instructions).
Mild liquid sprays Vacuum both sides and wipe with sudsy cloth or
Vacuum sponge. Rinse and dry.
Exterior & Soap and water
Handles = Stainless steel
(Stainless cleaners
Steel Models
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 instruction. Do not use household
cleaners containing ammonia or bleach. NOTE: Always
clean, wipe and dry with 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.
Ice Chute Extension (somemodels)
The ice chute extension is designed to better
direct ice flow into containers.
Installing the Ice Chute Extension
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.
3Push upward until the extension snaps
into place.
4 Turn your refrigerator back on.
Removing the Ice Chute Extension For
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.
3Turn your refrigerator back on.
Press Here
Push Upward Until the
Extension Snaps In Place
! Pull Down
Replacing LED Lights
(select models)
The fresh food compartments of your
refrigerator may have LED lights. Always use
Frigidaire parts for replacement.
To replace LED Lights:
1 Unplug your refrigerator's power cord.
2 Remove lens cover.
3Remove LED board.
4 Replace LED board and snap in place
assuring the light is facing in toward the
unit (inside fresh food).
5 Replace lens cover.
LED lights are in series so if one is bad or
unplugged, several lights may not light up.
Ordering Replacement LED Lights
Order new LEDs by calling 877-808-4195,
online at, or through
the dealer where you bought the refrigerator.
Here is the product number to request when
LED Lightr Part #242196201
Lens Removal
LED Light Board Removal
Replacing light bulbs
(select models)
Both the freezer and fresh food compartments
of your refrigerator include light bulbs that
will need replacing from time to time. Some
lights have covers that you will need to remove
before replacing the bulbs. Always use bulbs
that are designed for appliance lighting.
To replace light bulbs:
Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs to
avoid getting cut,
1 Unplug your refrigerator's power cord.
2 Wear gloves as protection against possible
broken glass.
3 Remove light cover, if necessary.
4 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.
located behind right
rear of ice container
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Ice maker is turned off. Turn on ice maker. For the fresh food iceIce maker is
not making any
Refrigerator is not
connected to water line
or water valve is not
The water supply line is
The water filter is not
seated properly.
The water filter may be
clogged with foreign
Ice maker is
not making
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.
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.
Connect the unit to the household water
supply and ensure the water valve is open.
Ensure that the supply line does not kink
when the refrigerator is pushed into place
against the wall.
Remove and re-install the water filter. Be
sure to push the filter firmly so that you
hear it lock solidly into position.
If water dispenses slowly or not at all, or
if the filter is six months old or older, it
should be replaced.
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
enough ice. ,of ice every 24 hours depending on usage
I I condtons.
The water filter may be ." If water dispenses slower than normal,
.clogged with foreign or if the filter is six months old or older, it
I material. . should be replaced.
® The water supply line is , Ensure that the supply line does not kink
kinked, when the refrigerator is pushed into place
I against the wall.
Saddle valve on cold '- Turn off household water line valve.
I water pipe is clogged Remove valve. Ensure that valve s not
or restricted by foreign I a self-pierdng saddle valve. Clean valve.
material. I Replace valve if necessary.
Heavy traffic, opening ® Press Fast Freeze to temporarily increase
or closing of the doors ice production rate.
excessively. I
i Freezer control is set too Set freezer control to colder setting to
warm (freezer ice maker), improve performance of the ice maker
_ (freezer ice maker). Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize.
Freezer ice * Ice maker wire signal arm ®Move any item or frozen !ce cubes that
maker will not is being he!d down bya may bl0ck the signa! arm from being in the
stop making ice Package in the freezer " off or upward position: See Automatic Ice
(select models), that has fa!len against ice Maker-Freezer secti0n !n manual
Ice cubes Ice cubes are not being Remove ice container and discard ice. The
are freezing
used frequently enough
or 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.
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.
DISPENSER (Ice &Water)
Dispenser will Dispenser lock out is = Press and hold control lock for three
not dispense
Ice dispenser is
Dispenser will
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 has melted and
frozen ar°und auger
due tO infrequent use,
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
, Remove ice container, thaw, and empty the
contents. Clean container, wipe dry, and
replace in proper position. When new ice is
temperature fluctuations, made, dispenser should operate.
and/or power outages.
, Ice cubes are jammed' Remove ice cubes that are jamming the
between ice maker and dispense r.
back of ice container. "
Dispenser lock out is Press and hold control lock for three
not dispense
water. engaged.
Water filter not seated
Water filter is clogged.
Household water line
valve is not open.
Remove and reinstall the water filter. Be
sure to push the filter firmly so that you
hear it lock solidly into position.
Replace filter cartridge. Be sure to remove
protective caps and push the filter firmly so
that you hear it lock solidly into position.
Open household water line valve. See
Water has an
odd taste and/
or odor.
Water pressure
is extremely
- Reverse osmosis system
is !n regenerat!ve phase,
Water not cold * As warmer tap water
enough, goes through the filter
and enters the water
supply system, the chilled
water is pushed through
to the dispenser. Once
the chilled water is used
up it will take several
hours to bring the freshly
replaced water to a cooler
DISPENSER (Ice &Water) (Continued)
= Water has not been = Draw and discard 10-12 glasses of water to
dispensed for an freshen the supply.
extended period of time.
* Unit not properly connected , Connect unit to cold water line that
to cold water line. supplies water to the kitchen faucet.
* Cut,off and cut:on Have someone turn upthe Cut:off and cut,
pressures are tOO !ow on pressure on the water pump
(we!l Systems only), system (we!! systems only ),
, it is normal for a reverse Osmosis system
to be below 20 psi during the regenerative
* Add ice to cup or container before
dispensing water.
Door(s) will not
* Door was closed too
hard, causing other door
to open slightly.
* Refrigerator is not level.
It rocks on the floor when
moved slightly.
* Refrigerator is touching a
wall or cabinet.
* Close both doors gently.
* Ensure floor is level and solid, and can
adequately support the refrigerator.
Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging or
sloping floor.
* Ensure floor is level and solid, and can
adequately support the refrigerator.
Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging or
sloping floor.
Drawers are Food is touching shelf on ®Remove top layer of items in drawer.
difficult to I top of drawer. I
move, *Track that drawers slide *Ensure drawer is properly installed on
' ' & Cleaning.
Compressor ® Freezer contro is set to ®Set freezer control.
does not run, "OF" or "0" l
! |
Refrigerator is in defrost This is normal for afully automatic defrost
refrigerator. The defrost cycle occurs
I periodically, lasting about 30 minutes.
_® Plug at electrical outlet is * Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
I disc°nnected' I
® House fuse blown or * Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-
. tripped circuit breaker, delay fuse. Reset circuit breaker.
• Power outage. • Check house lights.Call local electric company.
Refrigerator o Room or outside weather It's normal for the refrigerator to work
runs too much is hot. longer under these conditions.
or too long. o Doors are opened too '0 Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it
frequently or too long. I to run more. Open doors less often.
Fresh Food/freezer door o Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and
may be slightly open. . contains from blocking door. See PROBLEM
Freezer control is set too Set Fresh Food control to warmer
cold. _ setting until refrigerator temperature
is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize.
Fresh Food/freezer gasket , Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door
is dirty, worn, cracked, or seal will cause refrigerator to run longer in
poorly fitted. _ order to maintain desired temperatures.
Condenser is dirty. *Clean condenser. See Care & Cleanin 9.
Compressor * Thermostat keeps the *This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off
goes off and on refrigerator at a constant to keep temperature constant.
frequently, temperature.
Digital * Electronic control system *Call your Frigidaire service representative,
temperature has detected a who can interpret any messages or number
displays are performance problem, codes flashing on the digital displays.
flashin- .
Moisture *Weather is hot and *The rate of frost buildup and internal
collects on humid, sweating increases.
inside of *Door is slightly open. * See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING
refrigerator OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
Water collects Vegetables contain and .0 It is not unusual to have moisture on the
on bottom give off moisture, bottom side of the cover.
side of drawer
" • "0 Move humidit control some models) to
Y (
cover. "lower setting.
Water collects * Washed vegetables and *Dry items before putting them in the
in bottom of fruit drain while in the drawer. Water collecting in bottom of
drawer, drawer, drawer is normal.
Weather is humid. *This is normal in humid weather. WhenMoisture
collects on
outside of
refrigerator or
between doors. *Door is slightly open,
causing cold air from
inside refrigerator to
meet warm air from
humidity is lower, the moisture should
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Productswith originalserial numbers that havebeen removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside
the USAor 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. Servicecallswhichdo not involve malfunction or defects in materialsor workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary householduseor usedother than in accordancewith the provided instructions.
8. Servicecallsto correct the installationof your appliance or to instruct you how to useyour 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.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty
)eriod 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 USAand Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Etectrolux 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.
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