Electrolux ei28bs55is1 Use And Care Manual

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808733901 October 2013



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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Finding Information Please read and save this Table of contents guide Finding Information ........2 Thank you for choosing Electrolux, our new Safety ............3 premium brand in home appliances. This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment Feature Overview ........5 to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of your new appliance.
  • Page 3: Safety

    Safety Important safety instructions Safety Precautions • Remove all staples from the carton to avoid injury. Staples can also damage Do not attempt to install or operate your unit finishes if they come in contact with until you have read the safety precautions other appliances or furniture.
  • Page 4: Electrical Information

    Safety Electrical information Grounding type wall receptacle WARNING Do not, under any circumstances, cut, remove, You must follow these guidelines to or bypass the ensure that your refrigerator’s safety grounding prong. mechanisms are operating correctly. • The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz, AC-only non-GFCI electric outlet.
  • 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 CAUTION You will need the following tools: DO NOT install the refrigerator where the Tools Necessary: Adjustable temperature will drop below 55°F (13°C) or Wrench rise above 110°F (43°C). The compressor will not be able to maintain proper temperatures inside the refrigerator.
  • Page 7: Leveling Freezer Drawer

    Installation Leveling Freezer Drawer To level the cabinet using the front rollers: 1 Slightly open freezer drawer. Lift the (if necessary) toe grille and gently pull forward (see illustration). 1 Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of freezer drawer. 2 You can raise or lower each door.
  • Page 8 Installation To adjust the door stop: 5 Retighten screw. Door stop is adjustable between 85 to 145 6 Ensure door stops in desired location degrees. before resuming normal use. NOTE View shown is looking up at the bottom of Rotate the refrigerator door.
  • Page 9 Installation 4 Lift the door while adjusting the washer. To adjust the flipper mullion: To raise the door, rotate washer 1 Loosen the screw located on the flipper clockwise (when viewed from the mullion hinge. bottom). To lower door, rotate washer counterclockwise (when viewed from the Flipper bottom).
  • Page 10: Removing The Doors

    Removing the Doors Getting through narrow To remove the refrigerator doors: 1 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinges spaces with a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier. If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can remove the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance.
  • Page 11 Removing the Doors Remove hex Remove hex head drawer head drawer Press screw screw Do Not Remove Press Other Screws Water Remove Remove Line Head Drawer Head Drawer Approximately Screw Screw 5 feet CAUTION NOTE Drawer is heavy. Use caution when lifting. You will be pulling approximately five feet of water tube from the back of the refrigerator.
  • Page 12 Removing the Doors 2 Reinstall four drawer screws (two per side), tighten down, and close drawer (C). Install Hex Head Drawer Screws 3 Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of freezer drawer. 4 If gasket is not sealed, open drawer and slightly loosen four drawer screws (two on each side) to allow drawer to rotate.
  • Page 13: Installing Door Handles

    Installing Door Handles Door Handle Mounting Instructions 1 Remove handles from protective packaging. 2 Position fresh food handle end caps (A) over upper and lower pre- installed shoulder bolts (B) that are fastened into door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the opposite door.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Water Supply

    Connecting the Water Supply 4. A shutoff valve to connect the water WARNING supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type shutoff valve. To avoid electric shock, which can 5. Do NOT reuse compression fitting or use cause death or severe personal injury, thread seal tape.
  • Page 15 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). Please refer to www.electroluxappliances.com for...
  • Page 16: Controls

    Controls Wave-Touch IQ-Touch...
  • Page 17 Controls Wave-Touch The following dispenser options are (select models) illuminated: Your refrigerator is equipped with a Wave- ice off Press and hold for three Touch control panel display. It is only seconds to turn the ice (Fresh Food necessary to gently touch the glass. There are maker “ON”...
  • Page 18 Controls Level: User Variable Options on off Press and hold for three seconds to turn off the cooling system to clean the refrigerator. It also turns off the ice maker, all dispenser functions, and the Perfect Temp drawer (select models). The temperature display will read OFF.
  • Page 19: Sabbath Mode

    Controls Wave-Touch /IQ-Touch Alarms “Sabbath Mode” Door Ajar If the door has been left open for an extended period The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables of time, an alarm will sound portions of the refrigerator and its controls and the door ajar indicator for both Wave-Touch and IQ-Touch...
  • Page 20 Controls IQ-Touch (select models) NOTE Although you have entered the Sabbath Mode, the ice maker will complete the cycle it had already initiated. The ice cube compartment will remain cold and new ice cubes can be made with standard trays. Sabbath Mode and the Perfect Temp Drawer The Perfect Temp...
  • Page 21 Controls dispenser On / Off IMPORTANT light control lock Press and hold for three Pressing the system on/off icon does not seconds to activate and turn off power to your refrigerator. You must deactivate. This restricts unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. undesired changes to the refrigerators settings and prevents use of the ice and...
  • Page 22 Controls Setting cooling temperatures Power Fail In the event of a power failure, the power fail alert 1 Touch the control panel to illuminate plus will be displayed and the (+) and minus (-) indicators on either side temperature display will blink of the temperatures displays.
  • Page 23: Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser

    Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser Priming the water supply IMPORTANT system Your ice maker is turned on at the factory CAUTION so it can work as soon as you install your refrigerator. If you cannot connect a water supply, set the ice maker’s On/Off icon For proper dispenser operation, to Off;...
  • Page 24 Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser Using the ice maker after installation • It is normal for ice to fill to the top of the ice bin. Before making ice for the first time, be sure to prime the water supply system. Air in new plumbing lines can result in two or three empty ice maker cycles.
  • Page 25: Cleaning The Ice Maker

    Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser Cleaning the ice maker IMPORTANT Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals, especially prior to vacation or moving. When removing or replacing the ice bin, 1 Turn off the ice maker. avoid rotating the auger in the ice bin. If 2 Remove the ice bin by pulling straight out.
  • Page 26: Automatic Ice Maker - Freezer

    Automatic Ice Maker - Freezer Ice maker operation & Ice maker tips care (select models) • The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating: After the refrigerator is installed properly, - Motor running the ice maker can produce ice within 24 - Ice dropping into ice bin hours.
  • Page 27: Storage Features

    Storage Features CAUTION To avoid injury from breakage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Sudden temperature changes can cause glass breakage. NOTE Luxury-Design Shelf (varies by model) Features may vary according to model. Drawers Shelf features Your refrigerator includes a variety of storage Your refrigerator includes glass shelves that are drawers.
  • Page 28 Storage Features Special items rack (select models) Crisper humidity control Crisper drawers include a sliding control for The innovative design of the special items adjusting the humidity inside the crisper. Leafy rack allows you to store four bottles of wine or vegetables keep best when stored with the soft drink bottles.
  • Page 29 Storage Features Perfect Temp Drawer (select models) The Perfect Temp Drawer is designed to keep food items at a precise temperature whether cooler, warmer, or the same as the fresh food section of the refrigerator. The thaw setting holds a temperature for thawing frozen foods for 12 hours.
  • Page 30: Tall Bottle Retainer

    Storage Features Some of them have fixed positions, while IMPORTANT others can be adjusted to your needs. Door bins are ideal for storing jars, bottles, DO NOT clean the display area of the Perfect cans, and large drink containers. They also Temp Drawer with abrasive or caustic enable quick selection of frequently used items.
  • Page 31: Dairy Compartment

    Storage Features Tilt can bins To Remove Upper and Middle Baskets The can bins allow you to efficiently and securely 1 Remove all items from baskets. store up to eight 12-ounce canned beverages. 2 Remove baskets by pulling baskets out to their full extension and lift out.
  • Page 32 Storage Features To Remove Lower Basket Lift up on the rear of the lower divider and pull out. 1 Remove all items from basket. Lower Basket Divider 2 Remove the basket by tilting it forward and lifting it from the retainer clips. Spill Guard Tray Lower Basket Divider &...
  • Page 33: Storing Food And Saving Energy

    Storing Food and Saving Energy Ideas for storing foods • Activating “fast freeze” also will help your freezer more efficiently maintain the Fresh food storage selected temperature after placing new purchases with pre-existing frozen foods. • Keep the fresh food compartment •...
  • Page 34: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Normal Operating Sounds Understanding the sounds L Ice dispensing paddle When dispensing ice, you will hear a snapping, you may hear clicking, or popping sound when the solenoid opens and closes the ice chute. Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may M Motorized damper May produce a introduce unfamiliar sounds.
  • Page 35: Changing The Water And Air Filters

    Changing The Water and Air Filters Your refrigerator is equipped with separate It is not necessary to turn the water supply off water and air filtering systems. The water filter to change the filter. Be ready to wipe up any system filters all dispensed drinking water, as small amounts of water released during the well as the water used to produce ice.
  • Page 36 Changing The Water and Air Filters Filter located under the utility bin 5 Push firmly until the cartridge snaps into place (you should hear two clicks). When fully engaged, the front of the filter cartridge should be flush with the filter release button.
  • Page 37: 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 38: Vacation And Moving Tips

    Care and Cleaning Care and cleaning tips Part Cleaning Agents Tips and Precautions Interior & • Soap and water • Use two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart of Door Liners warm water. • Baking soda and water • Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around controls, light bulb or any electrical part.
  • Page 39: Ice Chute Extension

    Care and Cleaning Ice Chute Extension Installing the Ice Chute Extension 1 Turn the refrigerator off using the button The ice chute extension is designed to better on the control panel (refer to Owner’s direct ice flow into containers. Manual). 2 Align the extension with the ice chute so that the snap clips are just inside the front edge of the chute.
  • Page 40: Replacing Light Bulbs

    Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of your refrigerator include LED lights. Always of your refrigerator include incandescent light use Electrolux parts for replacement. bulbs that will need replacing from time-to- time. Some lights have covers that need to be To replace LED Lights: removed before replacing the bulbs.
  • Page 41 Care and Cleaning Light Socket Located in Upper Freezer Section Light Bulb Light Bulb Freezer Light Cover Freezer Light Ordering Replacement Lights Order new lights by calling 877-808-4195, online at www.electroluxappliances.com, or through the dealer where you bought the refrigerator. Here is the product number to request when ordering: LED Light, Part #241891102 Incandescent Lights (40-watt bulb),...
  • Page 42: 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.
  • Page 43 Solutions to Common Problems Automatic Ice Maker (continued) Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Ice maker is not • Ice maker is producing • The fresh food and freezer ice makers making enough ice. less ice than you will each produce approximately 2.5 expect.
  • Page 44 Solutions to Common Problems Dispenser (Ice & Water) Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Dispenser will not • Dispenser lock out is • Press and hold control lock for three dispense ice. engaged. seconds. • Water supply is not • Connect water supply (see Connecting connected.
  • Page 45: Odors In Refrigerator

    Solutions to Common Problems Light Is Not On Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Light is not on. • Light bulb is burned • See Replacing Light Bulbs or LED lights out or LED light is in Care and Cleaning section. damaged.
  • Page 46 Digital temperature • Electronic control • Call your Electrolux service displays are system has detected a representative, who can interpret any flashing. performance problem. messages or number codes flashing on the digital displays.
  • Page 47: Temperatures Are Too Cold

    Solutions to Common Problems Temperatures Are Too Cold Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Freezer • Freezer control is set • Set freezer control to a warmer setting. temperature too too cold. Allow 24 hours for temperature to cold. Refrigerator stabilize. temperature is •...
  • Page 48 Solutions to Common Problems Water/Moisture/Frost Inside Refrigerator Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Moisture collects on • Weather is hot and • The rate of frost buildup and internal inside of refrigerator humid. sweating increases. walls. • Door is slightly open. •...
  • Page 49: 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.