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Use & Care Guide
Side-By-Side Refrigerator

Guia de Uso y Cuidado

Refrigerador de dos puertas
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Réfrigérateur à compartiments juxtaposés
242167700 July 2011


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  • Page 1: Guia De Uso Y Cuidado

    Use & Care Guide Side-By-Side Refrigerator Guia de Uso y Cuidado Refrigerador de dos puertas Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien Réfrigérateur à compartiments juxtaposés 242167700 July 2011...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Finding Information Please read and save this guide Thank you for choosing Electrolux, our new premium brand in home appliances. This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of your new appliance.

  • Page 3: Safety

    Important safety instructions WARNING Please read all safety instructions before using your new refrigerator. Safety Precautions Do not attempt to install or operate your unit until you have read the safety precautions in this manual. Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a Danger, Warning or Caution based on the risk type.

  • Page 4: Electrical Information

    Safety Electrical information WARNING You must follow these guidelines to ensure that your refrigerator’s safety mechanisms are operating correctly. • The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC- only electric outlet. The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for your protection against electrical shock hazards.

  • Page 5: Installation

    This Use & Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps. Location • Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.

  • Page 6: Door Opening

    Installation Door opening NOTE The refrigerator doors are designed to shut by themselves within a 20 degree opening. Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter 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.

  • Page 7

    Installing Shelves Your refrigerator was shipped with the shelf hanger and shelf locking clip installed in their shipping position. Below are the instructions to install the shelves in your desired locations. 1 Detach clip from the back of hanger by pushing down on the top of the clip and pulling the clip towards you.

  • Page 8: Removing The Doors

    Removing The Doors Getting through narrow spaces If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can reduce its size by removing the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance. Required Tools You will need the following tools: Top Hinge Cover Rear Cover Front...

  • Page 9

    To remove the freezer top hinge cover: 1 Remove the two screws from each cover over the top door hinges. 2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off. To remove the freezer door: 1 Detach the multi-wire cable connector located above the top hinge. Grasp both sides of the connector firmly and pull apart.

  • Page 10: Installing Door Handles

    Installing Door Handles Door Handle Mounting Instructions 1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging. 2 Position freezer handle end caps over upper and lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the refrigerator door.

  • Page 11: Connecting The Water Supply

    Smart Choice® water line kit 5305513409 (with a 6 ft. Stainless Steel Water Line) and for homes without an existing valve, Electrolux recommends its Smart Choice water® line kit 5305510264 (with a 20 ft. Copper Water Line with self-tapping saddle valve).

  • Page 12

    Connecting The Water Supply Plastic Water Tubing to Ice Maker Fill Tube (Include enough tubing in loop to allow moving refrigerator out for cleaning.) Steel After connecting the water supply, refer to “How Clamp to Prime the Water Supply System” for important Brass information about priming an empty water supply Compression...

  • Page 13: Feature Overview

    Understanding features and terms Your Electrolux refrigerator is designed for optimal convenience and storage flexibility. Use the illustration below to familiarize yourself with product features and terminology. Ice Cream Shelf Ice Maker Door Light Switch *Soft Freeze Ice Cream or Fixed...

  • Page 14: Controls

    Controls Wave-Touch IQ-Touch...

  • Page 15: Setting Cooling Temperatures

    Wave-Touch (some models) Your refrigerator is equipped with a Wave-Touch Panel user interface display. It is only necessary to touch the panel. There is no need to press with force. There are three levels of display. Level: Sleep Mode Sleep mode displays only the WATER, CUBES and CRUSHED options.

  • Page 16

    Controls (-) indicators will appear on either side of the displayed temperatures. 3 Press the + or – indicator to adjust the temperature to the desired setting. The temperature display will begin to blink with the first touch. After five seconds of inactivity, the display will beep to accept the new temperature.

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    IQ-Touch (some models) Your refrigerator is equipped with a IQ Touch Panel user interface display. It is only necessary to touch the panel. There is no need to press with force. There are three dispenser modes: Water Ice Cubes Crushed Ice A red indicator light will be illuminated above the active mode.

  • Page 18

    Controls Alarms Door Ajar If the door has been left open for an ex- tended period of time, an alarm will sound and the door ajar indicator will display on the right side of the display. The alarm is turned off by closing the door. The mute sounds key will illuminate to prompt the reset of any pending alarms.

  • Page 19: Storage Features

    Shelf features CAUTION To avoid injury from breakage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. NOTE Features may vary according to model. To change the position of a shelf: 1 Remove all items from shelf, then separate shelf from hanger by lifting the front of the glass and pulling directly towards you.

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    Storage Features Shelf features (some models) Your refrigerator includes Luxury-Design shelves, which are designed to catch and hold accidental spills. CAUTION To avoid injury from breakage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. NOTE Features may vary according to model. You can easily adjust shelf positions in the fresh food compartments to suit your needs.

  • Page 21: Crisper Humidity Control

    Drawers Your refrigerator includes a variety of storage drawers. These drawers usually are located in fixed positions at the bottom of the fresh food compartment. Some models are supplied with soft close slides which close by themselves the last 1 inches of travel.

  • Page 22

    Storage Features Perfect Temp Drawer (some models) The Perfect Temp Drawer (PTD) was designed to keep food items at a precise temperature that is cooler, the same, or warmer than the fresh food side of the refrigerator. The PTD is shipped turned OFF. When first turned on or after a power outage the PTD may show “HI°F” if it is set to a temperature before the freezer and fresh food temperatures have stabilized.

  • Page 23

    IMPORTANT The two drop in insulating inserts need to remain in place while the Perfect Temp Drawer is on. Removing the inserts will cause the temperature of the crispers below it to be affected. The drop in insulating inserts can be hand washed with mild soap.

  • Page 24: Storage Bins

    Storage Features 4 Pull the shelf assembly forward off of the rear support pins and out of the fridge. To reinstall the Perfect Temp Drawer Shelf Assembly: 1 Position rear of shelf assembly so that the rear support pins on the fridge liner slide into the support grooves in the rear of the shelf assembly.

  • Page 25: Door Bin

    To change the position of an adjustable door bin: 1 Before adjusting a bin, remove all food. 2 Grip the bin firmly with both hands and lift it upward. 3 Remove the bin. 4 Place the bin just above desired position. 5 Lower the bin onto supports until locked in place.

  • Page 26

    Storage Features Soft Freeze Bin (some models) The soft freeze bin in the top of the freezer door is designed to maintain temperatures a few degrees above the freezer temperature to provide soft serve ice cream. Special item mat (some models) The innovative design of the special item mat allows you to store four (4) bottles of wine or soft drink bottles, or any item that you want to prevent...

  • Page 27: Automatic Ice & Water Maker/dispenser

    Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser Priming the water supply system Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes several tubing lines, an advanced water filter, a distribution valve bank, and a reserve tank to ensure ample supply to the ice and water dispenser at all times.

  • Page 28: Cleaning The Ice Maker

    Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser IMPORTANT Small ice cubes or ice chips jamming in the ice maker may be a sign that your water filter needs changing. If you have a side mounted ice maker you may also experience hollow cubes -- partially frozen cubes with water inside.

  • Page 29

    Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser CAUTION NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp instrument to break up the ice. This could damage the ice storage bin and dispenser mechanism. IMPORTANT When removing or replacing the ice bin, DO NOT rotate the auger in the ice bin. If the auger is accidentally rotated, you must realign the auger by turning it in 90 degree turns (see below) until the ice bin fits into place with the drive...

  • Page 30: Changing The Filter

    Order new filters by calling toll-free, 877/808-4195, visiting, or seeing the dealer where you bought your refrigerator. Electrolux recommends that you order extra filters when you first install your refrigerator, and that you replace your filters at least once every six months.

  • Page 31: Water Filter

    More about your advanced water filter The PureAdvantage filter system is tested and certified by NSF International to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of claims specified on the performance data sheet. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.

  • Page 32: Storing Food & Saving Energy

    Storing Food & Saving Energy Ideas for storing foods Fresh food storage • Keep the fresh food compartment between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F. • Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves, which reduces air circulation and causes uneven cooling.

  • Page 33: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Normal Operating Sounds & Sights Understanding the sounds you may hear Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may introduce unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate your refrigerator is operating correctly. Some surfaces on floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make these sounds more noticeable. Following is a list of major components in your refrigerator and the sounds they can cause: A Evaporator Refrigerant through the...

  • Page 34: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Protecting your investment Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean the freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year. When cleaning, take the following precautions: NOTE Do not use abrasive cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts,...

  • Page 35

    Care & cleaning tips Part Cleaning Agents • Soap and water Interior & Door Liners • Baking soda and water Door Gaskets • Soap and water Drawers & Bins • Soap and water Glass Shelves • Soap and water • Glass cleaner • Mild liquid sprays Toe Grille...

  • Page 36

    Replacing LED Lights Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of your refrigerator include LED lights. Always use Electrolux parts for replacement. To replace LED Lights: 1 Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord. 2 Remove light cover by pushing up and out.

  • Page 37: Warranty

    Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or replace 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.

  • Page 38: Before You Call

    • This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep keeps the refrigerator at a temperature constant. constant temperature. • Call your Electrolux service representative, who can system has detected a interpret any messages or number codes flashing on the performance problem.

  • Page 39

    Temperatures Are Too Warm Concern Cause • Doors are opened too Freezer/ Refrigerator frequently or too long. • Door is slightly open. temperature is too warm. • Freezer control is set too Freezer temperature is too warm. warm. Refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. • Refrigerator control is set Refrigerator temperature is too warm.

  • Page 40

    Before You Call Automatic Ice Maker Concern Cause • Ice maker power switch Ice maker is not making any ice. • Water supply is not • Household water line • Freezer is not cold • Household water line to • Valve on cold water pipe • Check to see if the water • Water filter is not • Ice maker is producing Ice maker is not...

  • Page 41

    Ice Dispenser Concern Cause • Water supply is not Dispenser will not dispense ice. connected. • Household water line to the refrigerator is kinked. • Ice storage container is empty. • Freezer temperature is set too warm. • Household water line valve is not open. • Freezer door is not closed.

  • Page 42

    Before You Call Water Dispenser Concern Cause • Water supply is not Dispenser will not dispense water. • Household water line to • Household water line valve • Freezer door is not closed. • Ice & water filter cartridge • Front filter not fully • Water has been in the tank Water has an odd taste and/or odor.

  • Page 43

    LED Light Is Not On Concern Cause • LED light is burned out. LED light is not on. • No electric current is reaching refrigerator. • Control system has disabled lights because one or both doors were left open too long. Before You Call Solution • See Replacing LED Lights in Care and Cleaning section.

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