Electrolux EI23CS55GS1 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
French Door Bottom Freezer/Refrigerator

Guia de Uso y Cuidado

Refrigerador con congelador inferior de puerta doble
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Réfrigérateur à portes françaises/Congélateur en bas
241978406 January 2013



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  • Page 1: Guia De Uso Y Cuidado

    Use & Care Guide French Door Bottom Freezer/Refrigerator Guia de Uso y Cuidado Refrigerador con congelador inferior de puerta doble Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien Réfrigérateur à portes françaises/Congélateur en bas EluxICON_black.eps EluxICON_blue_CMYK.eps 241978406 January 2013...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Finding Information Please read and save this guide Table of contents Thank you for choosing Electrolux, our new premium Finding Information ..........2 brand in home appliances. This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and Safety ...............
  • Page 3: Safety

    Safety Important safety instructions Safety Precautions • Remove all staples from the carton to avoid injury. Staples can also damage finishes if Do not attempt to install or operate your unit until they come in contact with other appliances or you have read the safety precautions in this manual.
  • 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 non-GFCI 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: Feature Overview

    Feature Overview Understanding features and terms Your Electrolux refrigerator is designed for optimal convenience and storage flexibility. The illustration below is provided to assist you with familiarizing yourself with product features and terminology. NOTE Features may vary according to model. Model is shown without freezer drawer cover.
  • Page 6: Installation

    Installation Required Tools You will need the following tools: Tools Necessary: (OR) Phillips Head #2 Square Drive Socket Adjustable 3/8” Fixed 1/4” Nut Head Wrench Set Wrench Wrench Driver Installation Components Provided: • Allow the following clearances for ease of Top Hinge Top Hinge Cover Front...
  • Page 7: Leveling Freezer Drawer

    Installation Leveling Freezer Drawer 1 Slightly open freezer drawer. (if necessary) 2 Remove the toe grille (following the illustrations 1 Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides below for the toe grille on your model). of freezer drawer. Figure 1: Remove screws and then gently pull forward. 2 If gasket is not sealed, open drawer and slightly loosen four (4) drawer screws (two (2) on each side) to allow drawer to rotate (see illustration).
  • Page 8 Installation To adjust the door stop: 5 Re-tighten set screw. Door stop is adjustable between 85 to 145 degrees. NOTE View shown is looking up at the bottom of the Gire el refrigerator door. tope de la puerta Door Stop Lower Vuelva a Hinge...
  • Page 9 Installation 4 Lift the door while adjusting the washer. To 2 Adjust flipper mullion height. For proper raise the door, rotate washer clockwise (when connection with the flipper mullion guide, there viewed from the bottom). To lower door, rotate should be a separation about the thickness of a washer counter-clockwise (when viewed from the coin (0.060 inches, or 1.5 mm) between the guide bottom).
  • Page 10: Removing The Doors

    Removing the Doors Getting through narrow spaces To remove the refrigerator doors: 1 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinges with a If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, pencil. This makes reinstallation easier. you can remove the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance.
  • Page 11 Removing the Doors NOTE NOTE You will be pulling approximately five (5) feet of water Support door and hold stationary while removing tube from the back of the refrigerator. screws. Factory adjustment may be affected if door is allowed to fall forward during screw removal. 4 Unscrew the three (3) lower hinge screws and 3 Lift drawer up and out to remove.
  • Page 12: Connecting The Water Supply

    Connecting the Water Supply • A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for WARNING connecting a copper water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve. To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator NOTE from electrical power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.
  • Page 13 Connecting the Water Supply To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Plastic Water Tubing Steel Valve to Ice Maker Clamp 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power Fill Tube Brass source. Compression 2. Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water supply and flush supply line until water is clear.
  • Page 14: Controls

    Controls Wave-Touch Your refrigerator is equipped with a Wave-Touch Level: Awakened Display Mode control panel display. It is only necessary to gently touch the glass. There are three levels of display. Level: Sleep Mode The control panel is awakened by touching anywhere on the glass where there is an indicator.
  • Page 15: Setting Cooling Temperatures

    Controls Level: User Variable Options Setting cooling temperatures 1 Touch the glass panel to illuminate the 2 level of display. 2 Select the options icon. Plus (+) and minus (-) indicators will appear on either side of the displayed temperatures. 3 Press the + or –...
  • Page 16 Controls Wave-Touch “Sabbath Mode” NOTE The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables portions Although you have entered the Sabbath Mode, the ice of the refrigerator and its controls in accordance with maker will complete the cycle it had already initiated. observance of the weekly Sabbath and religious The ice cube compartment will remain cold and new holidays within the Orthodox Jewish community.
  • Page 17: Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser

    Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser Priming the water supply system Turning the ice maker on and off Ice production is controlled by the ice maker’s On/Off CAUTION icon on the control panel. Press and hold the “Ice Off” icon for three seconds to turn the ice maker “ON” or For proper dispenser operation, recommended “OFF”.
  • Page 18 Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser Ice maker/dispenser tips • You do not use the ice dispenser frequently. Ice cubes will freeze together in the bin, jamming the • If your refrigerator is not connected to a water dispenser mechanism. supply or the water supply is turned off, turn off the ice maker by holding the On/Off soft-touch Remove the ice bin and shake to loosen the cubes or icon for three seconds.
  • Page 19: Storage Features

    Storage Features CAUTION To avoid injury from breakage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Sudden temperature changes can cause glass breakage NOTE Features may vary according to model. Half Custom Design Shelf Drawers Your refrigerator includes Custom Design glass shelves that are designed to catch and hold accidental spills. Your refrigerator includes a variety of storage drawers.
  • Page 20 Storage Features To remove the Crisper Drawer for cleaning: Special Items Rack 1 Pull the drawer out until it stops. 2 Lift the front slightly and remove the drawer. Cool Zone (select models) Some models are equipped with a meat keeper drawer for short-term storage of bulk meat items.
  • Page 21: Storage Bins

    Storage Features To change the position of an adjustable door bin: IMPORTANT 1 Before adjusting a bin, remove all food. DO NOT clean the display area of the Custom 2 Grip the bin firmly with both hands and lift it Temp Drawer with abrasive or caustic cleaners.
  • Page 22: Dairy Compartment

    Storage Features Dairy compartment To reinstall upper and middle baskets (select models), position basket onto the retainer clips making sure Use the dairy compartment, at the top of the fresh food the front of the basket rests in the retainer clips on the compartment door, for short-term storage of cheese, stabilizer bar.
  • Page 23 Storage Features Dividers Removal Lift up on the front of the middle divider and pull out. Middle Basket Divider Retainers Stabilizer Middle Basket Divider Lift up on the rear of the lower divider and pull out. Lower Basket Divider Spill Guard Tray Lower Basket Divider &...
  • Page 24: Storing Food And Saving Energy

    Storing Food and Saving Energy Ideas for storing foods • Avoid adding too much warm food to the freezer at one time. This overloads the freezer, slows the Fresh food storage rate of freezing, and can raise the temperature of frozen foods.
  • Page 25: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Normal Operating Sounds Understanding the sounds you N Custom Temp drawer fan Turns off when door opens or Custom Temp drawer is turned off. may hear NOTE Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may introduce unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is not a your refrigerator is operating correctly.
  • Page 26: Changing The Water And Air Filters

    Changing The Water and Air Filters Your refrigerator is equipped with separate water and Water Filter Button air filtering systems. The water filter system filters all dispensed drinking water, as well as the water used to produce ice. The air filter removes odors and impurities from the refrigerator compartment.
  • Page 27: Air Filter

    Changing The Water and Air Filters Air filter Ordering replacement filters The air filter is located under the utility bin and/or on the Order new filters by calling 877-808-4195, online at inside of the left door above the ice maker chute. www.electroluxappliances.com, or through the dealer where you bought your refrigerator.
  • Page 28: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning Protecting your investment Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains its appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean the freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year. 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, interior doors, gaskets, or cabinet liners.
  • Page 29: Ice Chute Extension

    Care and Cleaning Care and cleaning tips Part Cleaning Agents Tips and Precautions Interior & Door • Soap and water • Use two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart of warm water. Liners • Baking soda and • Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around controls, light water bulb or any electrical part.
  • Page 30: Replacing Light Bulbs

    Replacing LED Lights (select models) CAUTION Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of your refrigerator include LED lights. Always use Electrolux Wear gloves when replacing incandescent light bulbs to avoid getting cut. parts for replacement. To replace light bulbs: To replace LED Lights: 1 Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord.
  • Page 31: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems Before you call... If you experience a problem with your refrigerator or notice a product behavior or condition that you do not understand, you can usually avoid a call to your service representative by referring to this section for an answer. Beginning with the following table, this information includes common problems, causes, and suggested solutions.
  • Page 32 Solutions to Common Problems Dispenser (Ice & Water) Problem Cause Correction Dispenser will not • Dispenser lock out is engaged. • Press and hold control lock for three seconds. dispense ice. • Water supply is not connected. • Connect water supply. See Connecting The Water Supply section.
  • Page 33 • It is normal for the compressor to run for long efficiency, variable-speed compressor. periods of time. Digital temperature • Electronic control system has detected a • Call your Electrolux service representative, who displays are flashing. performance problem. can interpret any messages or number codes flashing on the digital displays.
  • Page 34 Solutions to Common Problems Temperatures Are Too Cold Problem Cause Correction Freezer temperature • Freezer control is set too cold. • Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 too cold. Refrigerator hours for temperature to stabilize. temperature is • Ice maker is on. • It is normal for the freezer compartment to over satisfactory.
  • Page 35: Warranty

    Major Appliance Warranty Information 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.