2. Flush the water system. Use a sturdy container to depress and
hold the water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for
5 seconds. Repeat until water begins to flow. Once water
begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing the dispenser
lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) until a total of 3 gal. (12 L)
has been dispensed. This will flush air from the filter and water
dispensing system, and prepare the water filter for use.
Additional flushing may be required in some households. As air
is cleared from the system, water may spurt out of the
3. Open the freezer door and turn on the ice maker. For Style 1,
lower the wire shutoff arm. For Style 2, move the switch to the
ON (left) position. Please refer to the "Ice Maker and Storage
Bin" section for further instructions on the operation of your ice
Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice.
Discard the first three batches of ice produced.
Depending on your model, you may want to select the
maximum ice feature to increase the production of ice.
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn't
make. Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
about them. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces,
such as the floor, walls, and cabinets, can make the sounds seem
louder. The following describes the kinds of sounds and what may
be making them.
If your refrigerator is equipped with an ice maker, you will hear
a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to fill the ice
maker for each cycle.
Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently to keep
your food items at the desired temperatures and to minimize
energy usage. The high efficiency compressor and fans may
cause your refrigerator to run longer than your old one. You
may also hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound from the
compressor or fans adjusting to optimize performance.
You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating air through
the refrigerator and freezer compartments. The fan speed may
increase as you open the doors or add warm food.
Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the
water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost cycle
may cause a sizzling sound.
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the
refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause a
You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
You may hear water running into the drain pan during the
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to permit air to
flow between the two sections. Cold air enters the bottom of the
freezer section and moves up. It then enters the refrigerator section
through the top vent. Air then returns to the freezer as shown.
Do not block any airflow vents. If the vents are blocked, airflow will
be obstructed and temperature and moisture problems may occur.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any
odors formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To avoid odor
transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
Using the Controls
For your convenience, your refrigerator controls are preset at the
factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make sure that the
controls are still preset. The Refrigerator Control and the Freezer
Control should both be set to the "mid-settings."
Style 1: Rotary Controls
Style 2: Slide Controls
Your product will not cool when the REFRIGERATOR Control is
set to OFF.
The Refrigerator Control adjusts the refrigerator compartment
temperature. The Freezer Control adjusts the freezer
compartment temperature. Settings to the left of the
midsetting make the temperature less cold. Settings to the
right of the midsetting make the temperature colder.