Operating Your Refrigerator
temperature in the fresh food and
If the temperature controls in
your refrigerator have letters
initially set the
freezer control at "C" and the
fresh food control at "5."
INITIAL SETTING C
5 INITIAL SETTING
The freezer control has settings
from "A" (the warmest) to "E"
(the coldest). The fresh food
control has settings from "l" (the
warmest) to "9" (the coldest).
If the temperature controls in
initially set the freezer
and fresh food controls at the
center of the "NORMAL" range.
0 (OFF) COLD NORMAL COLDER
FRESH FOOD CONTROL
With either type of temperature
controls, turning or moving the
fresh food control to O (OFF) stops
cooling in both compartments—
fresh food and freezer—but does
not shut off power to the refrigerator.
IMPORTANT: Allow 24 hours
for the temperature to stabilize,
whether you are setting the controls
for the first time or adjusting them
later. Then, if you want colder or
warmer temperatures in either
compartment, adjust the controls
one step at a time.
How to test temperatures
Use the milk test for the fresh
container of milk on the top shelf
in the fresh food compartment.
Check it a day later. If the milk is
too warm or too cold, adjust the
Use the ice cream test for the
freezer compartment. Place a
container of ice cream in the center
of the freezer compartment. Check
it after a day. If it's too hard or too
soft, adjust the temperature controls.
Always allow 24 hours for the
refrigerator to reach the
temperature you set.
If you turn your household
thermostat below 60"F. (16"C.)
control one step colder. Cooler
temperatures in the house may cause
the compressor to operate less
frequently, thus allowing the freezer
compartment to warm somewhat. To
protect your frozen food supply,
leave the freezer setting at this colder
setting for the entire winter or for as
long as you keep your thermostat
Moving the freezer control to a
colder setting should have no effect
on your fresh food compartment.
However, if freezing occurs, move
the fresh food control one step
When you stop turning the
thermostat down, turn the
refrigerator's temperature controls
back to their regular settings.
The power saver switch is located
on the temperature control panel.
To reduce the amount of
electricity required to operate
your refrigerator, push switch to
the POWER SAVER setting.
This turns off the heater in your
refrigerator that prevents moisture
from forming on the cabinet
surface between the doors.
With the heater turned off, there is
a chance that moisture may form
on the outside of your refrigerator,
especially when the weather is
humid. The humidity is most likely
to be high in the summer, in the
early morning hours, and in homes
which are not air conditioned.
Over an extended period of time,
moisture that forms on the cabinet
surface may cause deterioration of
the paint finish. It will be important
to protect the finish by using
appliance polish wax as described
on page 16.
Move the power saver switch from
the POWER SAVER setting and
electricity flows through the low
wattage heater which warms the
cabinet surface between the doors
and, under most conditions, prevents
the forming of moisture or water
It is not necessmy to defrost the
freezer or fresh food compartments.
Although your refrigerator is
designed and equipped to defrost
itself automatically, some frost
on packages is normal.