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Built-in Side by Side Refrigerator
May 2005


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  • Page 1 Built-in Side by Side Refrigerator May 2005 5995432258...
  • Page 2 Electrolux Home Products cannot be responsible, nor assume any liability, for injury or damage of any kind arising from the use of this manual.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 3-Way Valve ..........................40 Auger Motor ..........................32 Casters and Leveling ........................26 Components ..........................23 Component Locator Views ......................12 Component Resistance Values ...................... 8 Compressor ..........................39 - 61to 65 Control Features ..........................10 Cube Motor and Cube Reed Switch ....................32 Defrost Cycles ..........................43 Diagnostic Mode ...........................54 Dispenser Control Panel ........................34...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION The new Profi le Built-In Side by Side refrigerator has the following features: • Separate freezer and fresh food evaporators are recessed into the machine compartment for increased effi ciency and interior space savings. • 3-Way valve directs refrigerant fl ow where needed. •...
  • Page 5: Installation Example 42" Model

    INSTALLATION EXAMPLE 42” MODEL THE INSTALLATION SPACE DIMENSIONS AND CLEARANCES *Shipping height The front height may be adjusted from 83-1/2" to 84-1/2" by adjusting front and 7” rear leveling legs a maximum of 1". * The finished cutout width must be: 41-1/2”...
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  • Page 8: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE All parts of this appliance capable of conducting This information is intended for use by individuals electrical current are grounded. If grounding possessing adequate backgrounds of electrical, wires, screws, straps, clips, nuts or washers electronic and mechanical experience. Any used to complete a path to ground are removed attempt to repair a major appliance may result for service, they must be returned to their...
  • Page 9 MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION E42BS85EPS THE PS IS FOR STAINLESS STEEL E42BS75ETT THE TT IS FOR MODEL WITH TRIM ON DOORS Serial Plate Location Serial Number The Serial plate is located The first letter tells us where the product was made, the at the top of second letter tells us what type product it is.
  • Page 10: Control Features

    Control Features The temperature controls are preset in the factory at 37°F for the refrigerator compartment and 0°F for the freezer compartment. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize to the preset recommended settings. The temperature controls can display both the SET temperature as well as the actual temperature in the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Page 11: Quick Ice

    Quick Ice When you need ice in a hurry, press this button to speed up ice production. This will increase ice production for the following 48 hours or until you press the button again. Dispenser Light This button turns the night light on the dispenser on and off.
  • Page 12: Component Locator Views

    Component Locator Views Component Locator Views 5995432258...
  • Page 13: Refrigeration Components

    Refrigeration System Refrigeration Components 5995432258...
  • Page 14: Refrigerant Flow

    Refrigerant Flow or the fresh food and freezer evaporators, refrigerant fl ows through the appropriate capillary The compressor compresses R134a refrigerant, tube and into the evaporator. As the high pressure raising its pressure and temperature. Refrigerant liquid passes through the capillary and enters the vapor is pumped out the compressor discharge, low pressure evaporator, it quickly expands and down through the drain pan loop, up through...
  • Page 15 Note: The refrigerator will operate with the 3-way valve set for freezer only or set for fresh food and freezer. There is no 3-way valve setting for fresh food only. If the fresh food thermistor is not satisfi ed, but the freezer thermistor is satisfi ed, the refrigerator will still operate with the 3-way valve set in the fresh food and freezer mode.
  • Page 16: Evacuation And Charging Procedure

    Evacuation and Charging Procedure 2. Start vacuum pump. Equipment Needed for Evacuation & Recharging: 3. Open hand shut-off valve and slowly open both • Heated charging cylinder manifold valves, turning counterclockwise, for • Standard 3-port manifold gauge set: two full rotations. 4 charging hoses Tee fitting with valve core stem removed (Robinair No.
  • Page 17 6. As soon as refrigerant in sight glass has gone 11.Close both of the manifold gauge valves. If the down to predetermined level, close charging high-side gauge reading rises, the pinch-off cylinder valve. must be corrected before proceeding. 12.Remove the high-side process tube adaptor WARNING: DISCONNECT THE CHARGING and solder the process tube closed.
  • Page 18: Verify Refrigerant Type In The System

    R-134a service information NOTICE: Instructions given here are furnished as a guide. Persons attempting to use these instructions to make repairs to the sealed refrigeration system should have a working knowledge of refrigeration and previous training on sealed system repair. Verify refrigerant type in the system and are available in several different variants.
  • Page 19 Water in the refrigeration system 2-Stage Vacuum Pump Even in very small quantities, water in any refrigera- tion system can cause the following problems: • Ice plugs in capillary tubes. • Copper plating in compressor. • Reactions with organic materials in systems. •...
  • Page 20 COMPOUND PRESSURE GAUGE GAUGE EVAPORATOR FITTING GAGE MANIFOLD HAND SHUTOFF VALVE TUBE HEATED CHARGING FILTER CYLINDER DRIER COMPRESSOR Figure CONDENSER PROCESS TUBE ADAPTERS Evacuating and Recharging Connections 2 STAGE VACUUM PUMP Refrigerant leaks than non-selective detectors but feature higher A system with R-134a and Ester oil will become sensitivity.R-134a properties saturated with moisture much faster than a system with R-12 and mineral oil.
  • Page 21 4. Open the ball valve. Recover the purge/ sweep Evacuation and Charging Procedure charge using the recovery pump and the using Sweep Charge. refrigerator compressor until a 20-in. vacuum is attained. Close the ball valve and remove the recovery hose. WARNING: 5.
  • Page 22: Interior Airfl Ow

    Interior Airflow Note: The fans are extremely quiet. Check for airfl ow at the icemaker air duct in the freezer and the top tower vent in the fresh food section. Fans turn off when the doors are opened (DC door switches control operation) and delay 10 seconds before restarting when the doors are closed again.
  • Page 23: Components

    Components Machine Compartment Access Door The machine compartment access door is held in place by 2 hinges and 2 gas shocks. To remove the machine compartment access door: 1. Remove the grille panel. 2. Remove the gas shocks from the cabinet: Insert a small screwdriver under the retainer clip.
  • Page 24 2. If removing the freezer door, shut off the water supply and disconnect the water line and electrical connectors. If removing the refrigerator door, disconnect the ststic ground wire from the grounding screw. 3. Remove the upper hinge. 4. Lift the door up and out. Door Closer Assembly Each door is equipped with a door closer assembly that Door Gaskets...
  • Page 25: Door Closer Assembly

    To install the door closer: Side Magnet Replacement 1. To make installation of the shock absorber easier, secure the white nylon support to the cylinder body 1. Remove side case trim. with electrical tape. Trim 2. Ensure the opening on the white nylon support faces 2.
  • Page 26: Casters And Leveling

    Casters and Leveling Leveling is provided by 2 adjustable rear levelers and 2 front leveling legs. The unit has 4 fi xed casters that are used to position the refrigerator. When adjusting the rear levelers, turn the 7/16-in. hex nut, located above the front casters, clockwise to lower, or counterclockwise to raise.
  • Page 27: Power Control Board (pcb)

    Power Control Board (PCB) filter cover. 2. Disconnect the 2 lead wires. The PCB housing is attached to the rear wall of the 3. Remove the 13-mm hex nut at the end of the noise fi lter that holds the ground wire in place. machine compartment by 2 Phillips-head screws.
  • Page 28 Control Board Connector Locator 5995432258...
  • Page 29: Terminal Block Panel

    Terminal Block Panel The terminal block panel is located on the right side of the machine compartment and attached to the PCB housing cover. The terminal block consists of AC and DC wire harness connectors. To access the wire harness connectors, remove the 4 Phillips-head screws that hold the front cover in place. Front Cover Terminal Block Panel with Cover Removed Note: Through the service guide, reference to the terminal block connectors may or may not contain a zero (i.e., CN3...
  • Page 30 Connector Description 5995432258...
  • Page 31: Ice Bin And Icemaker

    To remove the icemaker: Ice Bin and Icemaker 1. Remove the ice bin. Remove 2 front screws that hold Ice Bin the ice bin shelf in place. The ice bin holds approximately 7 pounds of ice, equivalent to about 230 cubes. 2.
  • Page 32: Cube Motor And Cube Reed Switch

    4. Disconnect the fi ll tube water line, then remove the 3. Pull the shelf forward to expose the electrical fi ll tube from the cabinet. connectors. 4. Disconnect the auger motor wire harness and remove the ice bin shelf. 5.
  • Page 33 motor reed switch. Make sure the shield is in place before replacing the cover. The cube motor operates on 120 VAC and has a resistance of approximately 2K W. To check the supply voltage to the cube motor, select CUBED on the ice dispenser control panel, then press the dispenser pad to close the switch.
  • Page 34: Dispenser Control Panel

    Testing the Dispenser Control Pads Dispenser Control Panel Run the HMI Self-Test 0 6 (see Service Diagnostics). If any portion of the test fails, the control The dispenser control panel contains the control module module pads can be tested at the CN04 connector on the and room ambient thermistor.
  • Page 35: Ice Dispenser

    attached to the water tank. The water tank holds Ice Dispenser approximately 35 oz of water. (4 QT) The water, crushed ice, and cubed ice functions are controlled by the power control board (PCB). The door dispenser supply line is routed from the cold water tank, through the bottom of the unit, and into the To select a function, press the appropriate pad on the freezer door.
  • Page 36: Duct Door Assembly

    # WR02X10471. Duct Door Motor Switch Housing The dispenser motor operates through 2 switches located in a housing at the top, right corner of the dispenser cavity. The dispenser motor switch housing is held in place by 4 Phillips-head screws. Approximate water temperature by the glass: •...
  • Page 37: Dispenser Switch

    To remove the duct door motor: damage, DO NOT rotate the motor cam counterclockwise. 1. Manually rotate the motor cam until the cam lobe points forward. The duct door motor operates at 120 VAC when energized 2. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws from the motor by the power control board (PCB).
  • Page 38: Door Water Line Replacement

    of time the heater is energized is based on ambient When the refrigerator is plugged in, the line voltage and temperature (provided by the ambient thermistor). Below neutral is supplied at CN01, between pin #1 and pin #2. 46°F (8°C), the heater is constantly on. Between 46°F (8°C) and 80°F (27°C), the heater cycles on and off with the compressor.
  • Page 39: Heat Exchanger

    Compressor The refrigerator contains a variable speed inverter compressor (2200 to 3800 RPM). The inverter is part of the main power control board (PCB). The compressor will start (if required) one minute after power is applied to the refrigerator. Compressor operation is determined by the fresh food and freezer thermistors.
  • Page 40: Way Valve

    Drier The drier is positioned vertically in the center of the machine compartment. A short jumper tube runs from the drier to the 3-way valve behind it. The standard replacement drier is WR86X93. Use the fi lter drier WR86X96 if the system has been contaminated. Note: When the compressor fi rst cycles off, the drier surface may have moisture beads and feel cold to the touch.
  • Page 41: Door Switches

    The 3-way valve is extremely sensitive to heat. When brazing, thoroughly cover the valve base with heat absorbing paste (part # WR5X8927). Make certain to direct the fl ame away from the valve body. Check for proper resistance of the valve coil windings at the coil harness.
  • Page 42: Ambient Thermistor

    The AC switch, above the freezer door, controls the freezer interior lights and the auger motor operation. The freezer WARNING: The center terminal of the freezer light light is switched through the neutral side of the line. socket is energized whenever the refrigerator is plugged in and the main switch is closed, regardless of door The AC switch, above the fresh food door, controls the position.
  • Page 43: Freezer Evaporator Thermistor

    and testing between pin #2 (gray wire) and pin #3 (yellow The refrigerator incorporates two different methods of wire) on the harness. defrost. Once the compressor has accumulated 2 hours of compressor run time, and certain conditions are satisfi ed, the fresh food evaporator goes through a “natural defrost”...
  • Page 44: Fresh Food Evaporator Fan

    cabinet temperature. There is a 10-minute dwell period after the heater cycles off. The freezer fan assembly is mounted directly to the freezer evaporator. The fan assembly (motor, blower and Note: Upon initial power-up, the fresh food and freezer housing) is available as a separate part or complete and go into heated defrost simultaneously, after 4 hours of preassembled on a new freezer evaporator.
  • Page 45 and 50°F (10°C), the fan will start 5 minutes after the the shroud assembly and disconnect the fan wiring. compressor has started. Above 50°F (10°C) (or if the 4. Bend the 2 wire retention tabs back to release the wire ambient thermistor is open or shorted), the condenser fan harness.
  • Page 46: Freezer Evaporator Assembly

    Ohm at CN07, on the terminal block, between pin #1 and When the power control board (PCB) is energizing the pin #2. fan, check for approximately 9 to10 VDC between pin #2 and pin #3 at CN02 on the terminal block. Check When the freezer is in defrost test mode 1 4 (see Service for approximately 2 VDC between pin #1 and pin #3 at Diagnostics), check for supply voltage of 120 VAC at...
  • Page 47 the freezer evaporator cover. 4. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that hold the rear air duct cover in place, then pull it down. 9. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that hold the freezer plug cover in place, then remove the freezer plug cover. Freezer Plug Cover 5.
  • Page 48: Freezer Evaporator

    freezer evaporator assembly housing in place. 12. Lower the evaporator assembly into the freezer compartment. 13. Place the freezer shelf in the top position. Place the evaporator assembly on the shelf. Note: When installing the fan assembly, ensure that the housing lip inserts into the channel.
  • Page 49: Freezer Evaporator Components

    disassembly. 4. Starting at one corner, use a screwdriver and unlock the 6 tabs from the housing cover. Freezer Evaporator Components To access the freezer evaporator components: 1. Access the freezer evaporator assembly. (See Freezer Evaporator Assembly.) 2. Remove the freezer evaporator fan assembly. (See Freezer Evaporator Fan Assembly.) 3.
  • Page 50: Fresh Food Evaporator Assembly

    refrigerator suction line drain assembly in place. Remove the assembly. Fresh Food Evaporator Assembly The fresh food evaporator assembly consists of an evaporator, defrost and drain heaters, bimetal defrost safety thermostat, thermistor, and evaporator fan assembly. 5. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that hold the fresh food upper duct cover assembly in place.
  • Page 51 9. Place the fresh food shelf in the top position. Place the evaporator assembly on the shelf. Fresh Food Evaporator To access the fresh food evaporator: 1. Access the fresh food evaporator assembly. (See Fresh Food Evaporator Assembly.) 2. Remove the fresh food evaporator fan assembly. (See Caution: Refrigerant lines may be damaged if the Fresh Food Evaporator Fan Assembly.) evaporator assembly is left unsupported.
  • Page 52: Replacing The Freezer Or Fresh Food Evaporator

    Replacing the Freezer or Fresh Food Evaporator The freezer evaporator can be replaced as a complete unit, including the defrost components and fan assembly, or it can be replaced as an individual component. The fresh food evaporator can be replaced as a complete unit or as an assembly consisting of the evaporator and defrost heater (the fresh food defrost heater is not available separately).
  • Page 53 specific evaporator to be replaced. Note the position of the tubing within the machine compartment. Pull the evaporator tubing down from the cabinet and remove the evaporator. 9. Install the new evaporator and carefully bend the tubing to the correct position. Braze the suction line and capillary tubing.
  • Page 54: Service Diagnostics

    Service Diagnostics Diagnostic Mode on the temperature board overlay, other than the COLDER or WARMER pads, to enter that mode. 1. To enter the diagnostic mode, the temperature display must be lit up. If the temperature display is not lit, press Note: A test mode must be selected within 30 seconds of any pad on the overlay.
  • Page 55 Do Not Use Note #1 (Showroom Mode) In the showroom mode, the compressor and fans do not operate. The fresh food and freezer lights operate as normal (ON when door is opened). The dispenser and dispenser display operate as normal. Temperature set points can be changed.
  • Page 56 This test does a check on all thermistors, fans, and defrost circuits. The thermistor test will display pass, open or shorted. The fan and defrost tests will display pass or fail. Once this test is invoked, the test mode will stop flashing and the numbers from 1 to 10 (corresponding to the chart below) will appear on the HMI display.
  • Page 57: Troubleshooting Notes

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  • Page 60 Diagnostic will cycle through Cooling Performance Diagnostcs checks 1 - 10 1 - 5 Thermistors 6 - 8 Fans Do not reset 9 - 10 Deforst power Perforn Thermistor - Fan - Defrost Diagnostic Code 0 - 7 Thermistors Defrost O - Open P - Pass P - Pass...
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