Technical Service Manual French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Dispenser and Non-Dispenser Models Publication #5995502399 Revision B September 2009...
This service manual is intended for use by persons having electrical and mechanical training and a level of knowledge of these subjects generally considered acceptable in the appliance repair trade. Electrolux Home Products, Inc. cannot be responsible, nor assume any liability, for injury or damage of any kind arising from the use of this manual.
Basic Information This Manual has been prepared to provide Electrolux Service Personnel with Operation and Service Information for an Electrolux French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator. Table of Contents Section 1 Basic Information .......... Section 3 Electronic Control (continued) Table of Contents ..............
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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.
Basic Information Model Number Breakdown Counter-Depth Standard-Depth Brand Brand Counter Electrolux Electrolux Depth Control Product Year Type Type Control Type Control Type Brand Capacity Style/ Color W - Wave Touch W - Wave Touch Feature I - IQ Touch I - IQ Touch...
Basic Information Understanding Features and Terms Electrolux refrigerators are 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. Dispenser model is shown without freezer drawer cover.
Basic Information Models With Dispenser and Fresh Food Compartment Ice Maker PERFORMANCE DATA NO LOAD & NO DOOR OPENINGS AT 37°/0° CONTROL SETTING Type A with Run/Start Capacitor 65°F (18°C) Ambient 90°F (32°C) Ambient Operating Time 74 to 84% 100% -5°...
Basic Information Models With Freezer Compartment Ice Maker And Without Dispenser PERFORMANCE DATA NO LOAD & NO DOOR OPENINGS AT 37°/0° CONTROL SETTING Variable Speed Compressor 65°F (18°C) Ambient 90°F (32°C) Ambient Operating Time 32 to 40% 100% -6° to 6° F -6°...
Installation Information Required Tools You will need the following tools: Location Installation Clearance • Choose a place that is near a grounded, non-GFCI, • Allow the following clearances for ease of electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an installation, proper air circulation, plumbing and adapter plug.
Installation Information Electrical Information Grounding Type Wall Receptacle DO NOT, under any YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES TO circumstances, cut, ENSURE THAT THE REFRIGERATOR’S SAFETY remove, or bypass MECHANISMS ARE OPERATING CORRECTLY. the grounding plug. • The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz, AC-only non-GFCI electric outlet.
Depending on your local/state building codes, Electrolux recommends for homes with existing To connect the water supply to the rear of your valves its Smart Choice® water line kit 5305513409 refrigerator (See Figures 2-1, 2-2 and 2-3): (with a 6 ft.
Installation Information Steel Steel 1 Tube Clamp Plastic Water Tubing Clamp To Door to Ice Maker Brass Fill Tube Compression Brass Compression Ferrule (Sleeve) Ferrule 1 Tube Copper (Sleeve) To Ice water line Maker Copper 2 Tubes Water Valve Water Line To Water Tank Bracket Valve Inlet...
Installation Information Leveling Toe Grille Must Fit In Slot Guidelines for final positioning of the On Anti-tip refrigerator Bracket • All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on the Spacer Screws floor. • The cabinet should be level at the front and rear. •...
Installation Information To Adjust The Door Stop To Level The Doors Using The Adjustable Lower Hinge Door stop is adjustable between 85 to 145 degrees. NOTE: Views shown in Figures 2-7 - 2-12 are looking 1. Open doors to 90 degrees. up at the bottom of the refrigerator door.
Installation Information To Adjust The Flipper Mullion Removing The Doors 1. Loosen the set screw located on the flipper mullion If the refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, hinge. (See Figure 2-13) you can remove the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance.
Installation Information To remove the refrigerator doors: 1. Trace lightly around the door’s top hinges with a pencil. This will make reinstallation easier. (See Figure 2-17) 2. Disconnect the harness by grasping both sides of the connector firmly, depress the latch, and pull apart.
Installation Information Removing The Freezer Drawer Drawer 1. Open freezer drawer. Screw 2. Remove drawer screws on right and left sides (two (2) screws on each side). (See Figure 2-20) NOTE: DO NOT remove center screw from freezer drawer. This is a factory adjustment. 3.
Installation Information 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. (See Figure 2-24) 3.
Electronic Control The purpose of this section is to familiarize the service technician with the operation of the User Interface so as to determine proper functioning of the electronic control system. This section explains all electronic controls and diagnostics for the unit with the exception of the Ice Maker. The Ice Maker is covered in the Ice Maker Section in detail.
Electronic Control Wave-Touch Display Operation User Variable Options ™ After awakening the display, press the options icon in the ™ The Wave-Touch interface has three display states, upper left hand corner. This will illuminate all the user the sleep mode, awakened display mode and the user options available for the unit.
Electronic Control IQ-Touch Display Operation ™ (Dispenser Models) ™ The IQ-Touch display icons are always visible and in an awakened state. It is only necessary to gently touch the icon on the glass to activate the feature or option wanted. A red indicator light will be illuminated above the active feature.
Electronic Control IQ-Touch Display Operation Humidity Sensor ™ (Non-Dispenser Models) The humidity sensor is located on the user interface board, not in the top trim as in the models with the The non-dispenser model refrigerator is equipped with a dispenser in the front of the left food door. The humidity touch panel user interface display that is mounted in the sensor is used to control the heater in the food door ™...
Electronic Control Setting Cooling Temperatures Wave-Touch ™ 1. Touch the glass panel to awaken the display. 2. Select the options icon. Plus (+) and minus (–) indicators will appear on either side of the displayed temperatures. 3. Press the (+) or (–) indicator to adjust the temperature to the desired setting.
Electronic Control Showroom Mode Manual Defrost Mode Activation To enter the manual defrost mode press and hold the Fresh Food (+) key and Fresh Food (–) key at the same ™ Wave Touch time for 3 seconds, this will advance the control into a normal defrost cycle with “d”...
Electronic Control Alarms Door Ajar If the door has been left open for an extended period of time an alarm will sound and the door ajar indicator will display on the right side of the display. The alarm is turned off by closing the door. The mute sounds key or alarm off key will blink to prompt the resetting of any pending alarms.
Electronic Control Ice and Water Troubleshooting Guide General Information 1. During normal operation, certain components can fail independently with no cascading effect to other ice and water related components. These components are listed below: a. Water Valve b. Auger Motor c.
Electronic Control Tests Test 10a: Auger Motor Switch Push the ON/OFF pad to activate. Auger stops when NOTE: The test number will appear in the Fresh Food fresh food door switch is allowed to open. display. When the ON/OFF Fresh Food pad is pressed, the part Test 11: Cube/Crush solenoid being tested will appear in the Freezer display.
Electronic Control Test 36: Ice door test -Flapper Micro-switch only Firmware Versions (See Flow Chart 7) After Test #33, the system software versions are Displays “OP” when flapper is opened manually. displayed. There are 5 different software versions numbered 0 to 4. Press fresh food + key to select the Test 36a: Ice door test -Flapper Solenoid &...
Electronic Control Electronic Control Variable Capacity Compressor 2. Remove the lower power board from under the front of the product. (See page 6-19 for location of the Electrical Components power board. )You will use connection J2 terminal 3 (RED/BLK) and terminal 4 (BLK/WHT) on the lower The new series of very high efficiency compressors are control board to test the voltage.
Electronic Control 3. If the voltage checks good, remove the inverter Testing the Compressor from the compressor by removing one screw at the The compressor has a 3 phase, 4 pole brushless DC bottom of the inverter that goes through the bracket motor.
Electronic Control Flow Chart 1 Fix 120V connection at service cord. Wave-Touch= UI A (troubleshoot IQ-Touch= UI B harness) and retest (UI B) Is freezer- Is 120V present Does display Is the power machine Are door hinge (UI A) at ice maker liner compartment connections connector getting...
Electronic Control Flow Chart 2 Are outputs correct on the Replace valve harness at water and retest valve connector? (120V) Is 120V present at main board J3- pin 4 (tan wire) Repair/replace connector when harness and paddle depressed retest and water selected? Replace ERF 2500++;...
Electronic Control Flow Chart 3 Are outputs correct on the Replace auger harness at auger motor and retest motor connector? (120V) Is 120V present Is freezer - machine at main board J3-pin 2 compartment (purple/black wire) Connect and retest inline connected? connector when paddle depressed and ice selected?
Electronic Control Flow Chart 4 Are outputs correct on the Replace cube/ harness at cube/ crush solenoid crush solenoid and retest connector? (120V) Is 120V present at main board J3- Is freezer - pin 3 (blue/white machine Connect and wire) connector compartment retest when paddle...
Electronic Control Flow Chart 5 Replace bulbs Are all light bulbs and retest burned out? Does light switch have continuity Replace switch when opened and and retest no continuity when closed? Is freezer- machine Is 120V present Connect and compartment on yellow/pink retest inline connection...
Electronic Control Flow Chart 6 Flow Chart 7 Are paddle Are paddle Flapper Repair/replace Repair/replace microswitch microswitch connection and connection and connections at connections at retest. retest. switch intact? switch intact? Is 6 wire Is 6 wire Repair/replace Repair/replace connection to UI connection to UI harness and harness and...
Electronic Control Flow Chart 8 Ask customer if there Look for any obvious Is Mold in Freeze have been any unusual obstruction to motion (left) position noises (clicking) of mold and remove. and frozen solid? Check T1 Status Enter IM Service Mode Test (51C) Check Heater Status...
Electronic Control Flow Chart 9 Flow Chart 10 Is 6 wire Repair/replace Is J3 connector at Repair/replace connection to UI harness and ERF2500++ harness and driver board retest intact? retest intact? Replace ice and Is continuity from Repair/replace water module. Is J3 connector to harness and each device...
Electronic Control Temperature Resistance Chart Perfect Temp Drawer ™ For Negative Temperature ™ The Perfect Temp Drawer is designed to keep food items at a precise temperature whether cooler, warmer, Coefficient Thermistors or the same as the fresh food section of the refrigerator. The thaw setting holds a temperature for thawing frozen foods for 12 hours.
Electronic Control Service Mode For Perfect Temp Report NTC Temperature Test ™ (Actuate) – Display shows “b1” for chamber sensor Drawer test. The UI display will show —°F until the main board responds with associated sensor temperature reading. Activation See page 3-21 for resistance readings. This mode is accessible only when the drawer is in OFF mode.
Electronic Control To Test Lighting System The lighting is provided by LED lights in the freezer, (J1) #1 Terminal 115VAC in the bottom of each food door shining in the open freezer basket, left and right food compartment and in the Perfect Temp Drawer if equipped, The lighting assemblies are in zones with 1 to as many as 4 lights to a zone.
Electronic Control (J1) #1 Terminal 115VAC Zone 3 J2 1&2 PTD Zone 4 J2 3&4 FZ (J1) #8 Terminal Neutral Zone 2 J2 5&6 Right FF Zone 1 J2 7&8 Left FF Figure 3-25. Non-Dispenser Models Jumper J1 - Neutral J3 - Fresh Food Door Switches J4 - Freezer Door Switch Figure 3-27.
Electronic Control Zone 3 J2-1&2 PTD Zone 4 J2-3 FF Doors Zone 4 J2-4 Freezer Zone 2 J2-5&6 Right FF Zone 1 J2-1&2 Left FF J1 - Neutral J3 - Fresh Food Door Switches J4 - Freezer Door Switch Figure 3-28. Non-Dispenser Models A (3) in the Fresh Food compartment temperature If the display is showing a number 1 in the Fresh Food display means the lower control board is not receiving...
Electronic Control Voltage Flow Chart Refrigerator Freezer Control Board J1-1 Control Board J1-7 (Yellow/Grey to (Yellow/Pink) to Switches. Line Voltage Switches. Line Voltage Control Board J1-8 is Neutral (Light Blue) Control Board J1-8 is Neutral (Light Blue) Switches to Control Board J2-2 (Yellow/Black) Line Voltage Incandescent Switches to Control Board J2-1...
Ice Maker (Fresh Food Compartment) The ice maker will have a drive motor, two position switches for the ice mold, and a bail arm switch mounted in the top front. In the center section will be the ice mold The Ice Maker is located in the fresh food which will move from the fill position on the right, to the compartment in models featuring a dispenser in freeze position on the left, when the mold is full of water.
Ice Maker (Fresh Food Compartment) The top center section contains the finger section of the The defrost heater will turn on at the same time as the evaporator. The water will freeze around the finger defrost heater for the main evaporator located in the evaporator that will have a tube attached for the finger freezer.
Ice Maker (Fresh Food Compartment) Ice Cube Production When the temperature of the ice mold goes below 28°F and the bail arm is in the down position, the ice mold heater will turn on and the EEV will close as long as the unit is not in Freezer Recovery or Sabbath modes, or the 20 minute delay after defrost or POR.
Ice Maker (Fresh Food Compartment) Freezer Recovery Mode Diagnostic Service Mode There is a program on the main control system for the product to limit or stop the flow of refrigerant to the ice maker. This program was added to the main control The Ice Maker Must Be Turned ON Before Entering system to allow the freezer evaporator to get as much The Service Mode.
Ice Maker (Fresh Food Compartment) For an interactive test, the technician manually activates Temperature Resistance Chart the load using the ON key and physically verifies the For Negative Temperature system response. Pressing the ON/OFF key again turns the load Off. The Freezer display shows the current or Coefficient Thermistors expected state of the load.
Ice Maker (Fresh Food Compartment) Test 50C: Com Link Status - Ice Maker Test 55C: Water Valve Test (continued) Communication (See Flow Chart Test #50C) Water can be dispensed into a 4 oz. cup placed or held under the ice maker water spout (typically 80 ml). Only The current Com Link Status is saved by ERF2500++ one water dispensing 4 second cycle is allowed after the control and displayed on the Freezer display when the...
Ice Maker (Fresh Food Compartment) Test 59C: “Fill” Limit Switch Test Test 63C: Harvest Motor System Test (See Flow Chart Test #63C) (See Flow Chart Test #59C) Interactive Interactive test with audio This test has the requirement that the ice bucket be Upon entering the test, the ice mold position is checked.
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) Ice Maker Mounted In The Ice Maker Components Freezer Compartment Ice Mold The ice mold is die-cast aluminum with the ice maker The Ice Maker is designed to produce ice automatically. thermostat bonded to its front surface and has a semi- The length of time between harvest cycles will vary circular interior partitioned into equal size compartments.
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) Thermostat Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) The thermostat is a single-pole, single throw (SPST), The thermal cut-out is a one-time limit fuse used as a bimetallic, disk-type, thermal switch. It automatically safety device. It is located under the mounting plate, in starts the harvest cycle when the ice is frozen.
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) Installing Water Supply Line to Test Cycling Ice Maker Ice Maker Operation of the ice maker, water refilling, and controlled ice storage, require proper functioning and timing of all Supply line installation must comply with all applicable components.
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) Fault Diagnosis Complaint-Ice Maker Fail to Stop at End of Cycle 1. With the ejector blades in the starting position, check Complaint - Ice Maker Fails to Start the hold switch terminals”C” and “NO” for continuity. 1.
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) Freezer Compartment Ice Maker Electrical System The Ice Maker mounted in the freezer compartment is NOT a Mid-South Ice Maker. Use the schematic below for servicing the Ice Maker. YELLOW YELLOW YELLOW 4-37...
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) Operating Cycle Illustrations - Electrical The following wiring diagrams illustrate the electrical operation of an ice maker. This procedure is on the Internet at http://www.frigidaire.com/tip/ • Ice Maker connected to electricity. • Mold temperature above 15°F. •...
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) 4. • Ice Maker connected to electricity. • Mold temperature below 15°F. • Thermostat closed. • Motor rotating. • Power on heater. • Control Arm swinging up. • Shut-off Switch closed C to NO. • Hold Switch closed C to NC. •...
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) 7. • Ice Maker connected to electricity. • Mold temperature below 15°F. • Thermostat closed. • Motor rotating. • Power on heater. • Control Arm is down. • Shut-off Switch closed C to NO. • Hold Switch closed C to NC. •...
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) 10. • Ice Maker connected to electricity. • Mold temperature above 15°F. • Thermostat opens. • Motor is rotating. • Mold heater off. • Control Arm swinging up. • Shut-off Switch closed C to NC. • Hold Switch closed C to NO. •...
Ice Maker (Freezer Compartment) 13. • Ice Maker connected to electricity. • Mold temperature above 15°F. • Thermostat opens. • Motor is rotating. • Mold heater off. • Control Arm swinging down. • Shut-off Switch closed C to NC. • Hold Switch closed C to NO. •...
Water System Water System Operation Water for the ice maker and water dispenser is controlled by a dual coil valve and a single coil valve joined together as one, mounted just to the right of the condenser on the cabinet. Plastic tubing connects the water valve/valves to the ice maker fill tube, the water dispenser and water filter on models so equipped.
Water System Pure Source Water Filters Water Filter For models with a Front Filter (See Figure 5-3) . The Button water filter must be changed at a minimum of twice a year. But, under certain water conditions, such as large concentrations of calcium, alkali, or other particulate matter in the water, a filter may require changing more frequently.
Water System Non-Dispenser Water Schematic 242058801 241734301 Testing Water Fill System The wiring harness has two diodes in the line between the fill switch on the ice maker and the green coil of the secondary water valve, as well as between the water switch or relay on the freezer door and the secondary valve. The diodes are part of the wiring harness.
Water System Valve Coil Checking Water The production valves use a 15 watt coil to open the If you do your voltage checks and find you have the primary water valve. The Ice Maker coil (green coil) of correct voltage at the coils and the valve is not letting the secondary water valve is a 35 watt coil.
Water System Voltage Readings At Green Coil Of Secondary Valve When Ice Maker is Filling Voltage at Outlet Voltage at Coil Condition 120VAC 100±10% VAC Normal 100VAC 85±10% VAC Normal at 105VAC (Will require use of 50 Watt coil) 100-120VAC 20-76 VAC Bad connection, Fill Switch, or Heater in Ice Maker Voltage Readings At Yellow Coil Of Secondary Valve...
Component Teardown COMPONENT TEARDOWN This section explains how to access and remove components from an Electrolux French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator, and has been arranged in such a way as to simulate which components would need to be removed first in order to gain access to other components. When following a component removal procedure, it may be necessary to reference another component removal procedure listed earlier in this section.
Component Teardown Dispenser (Electrolux Models) Frame Removal To service the control board you must remove the frame around the dispenser housing by pulling straight out at a corner and working your way around the frame, pulling it Dispenser out of the groove in the door. (See Figure 6-1)
Component Teardown Dispenser (ICON Models) Frame Removal To service the control board you must remove the frame around the dispenser housing by pulling straight out at a corner and working your way around the frame, pulling it out of the groove in the door. (See Figure 6-1) Control Assembly Removal Remove Screws 1.
Component Teardown Control Removal (Non-Dispenser Models Only) Insert Putty Knife Before servicing any part of the control system, the product must be unplugged, the fuse pulled or circuit breaker turned off to prevent damage to the product control system or personal injury to the servicer.
Component Teardown Door Components Door Handle Removal The door handle is secured with setscrews (C) to the handle mounting shoulder screws (B) that are fastened into the front of the door assembly. To remove the handle, use a 3/32” allen wrench and extract the setscrew located in each handle standoff.
Component Teardown Door Mullion and Heater Removal Press Latch There is a mullion attached to the right hand food door that fill the gap between the doors when the right door is closed. This mullion contains a heater that is used to control condensation on the mullion.
Component Teardown Door Hinges and Door Removal Front Cover Rear Screw 1. Disconnect power from unit. Cover Screw 2. Trace lightly around the door’s top hinges with a Top Hinge Cover pencil. This will make reinstallation easier. 3. Disconnect the harness by grasping both sides of the connector firmly, depress the latch, and pull Ground Hinge...
Component Teardown Freezer Handle Removal The freezer door handle is secured with setscrews (C) to the handle mounting shoulder screws (B) that are fastened into the front of the door assembly. To remove the handle, use a 3/32” allen wrench and extract the setscrews located in each handle standoff.
Component Teardown Tilt Wire Shelf Removal Drawer The freezer tilt wire shelf (located on the inside of the Screw freezer drawer) is not designed to be removed. Freezer Drawer DO NOT remove center screw from freezer drawer. Drawer This is a factory adjustment. Screw 1.
Component Teardown Eyebrow Trim Removal Screws NOTE: The eyebrow trim, switches and humidity sensor mounted under the eyebrow trim are only used on models equipped with a dispenser. The eyebrow trim extends across the front top of the unit cabinet and covers the door switches, wire harness and humidity sensor.
Component Teardown Interior Components Half and Full Spill Safe Shelf Removal ™ The shelves have mounting brackets that attach to slotted supports at the rear of each compartment. To change the position of a shelf: 1. Before adjusting a shelf, remove all food. 2.
Component Teardown Perfect Temp Drawer Cover When handling and or replacing a control board it is important the a technician have a wrist ground strap on and connected to the cabinet or another grounding position to prevent static electricity from damaging the board. Disconnect Wire Harness To Service the Perfect Temp Drawer User Interface...
Component Teardown To Replace the Perfect Temp Drawer Control ™ Board: Retaining Clips When handling and or replacing a control board it is important the a technician have a wrist ground strap on and connected to the cabinet or another grounding position to prevent static electricity from damaging the board.
Component Teardown To Replace the Perfect Temp Drawer Thermostat: ™ The thermostat senses the temperature of the heater bracket and shuts the heater off in case the assembly starts to get too hot. The thermostat will open at 100°F and reset at 80°F. 1.
Component Teardown Water Filter and Water Tank Cover Removal Water Filter The water filter is located at the lower left side of the Button fresh food compartment. It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter. 1.
Component Teardown Air Filter Removal Filter The air filter is located inside of the left door above ice maker chute. To replace the PureAdvantage air filter: 1. Open the air filter door. 2. Remove the old filter and discard it. 3.
Component Teardown Light Shield Removal To remove the light shield, remove any adjustable shelves and then simply grab the light shield along one side and flex out at the center until retaining tabs are Light Shield clear of the liner sidewall. (See Figure 6-52) Air Duct Removal (Non-dispensing Models) Figure 6-52.
Component Teardown Freezer Compartment Thermistor Removal The freezer compartment temperature sensor is located on the lower left side of the freezer liner behind a cover beside the lower basket. (See Figure 6-56) To replace the sensor: Freezer Compartment Thermistor Cover 1.
Component Teardown LED Assembly Removal Before accessing any of the LED assemblies, disconnect power from the unit. The LED’s are held in place by Electrical Connection snap clips on the cover. The LED and cover will come as one part and can be removed by pulling straight out on the cover.
Component Teardown Ice Maker Air Duct (Non-dispensing Models) Screw There is an air duct that mounts to the evaporator cover and directs air onto the icemaker mold. The air duct also serves as a cover for the icemaker wire harness connector.
Component Teardown Evaporator Cover Removal To remove the evaporator fan motor: 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electrical supply. 2. Remove the freezer door. 3. Remove freezer section baskets. NOTE: On some models you will need to remove the Screws front trim for the top two baskets. Remove one screw from each side of the basket rail going into the trim and pull the trim straight out.
Component Teardown Evaporator Defrost Thermostat Removal Evaporator Defrost The evaporator defrost limit switch mounts on the copper Thermostat tube leading to the evaporator inlet. To remove the evaporator defrost limit switch: 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electrical supply. 2. Remove the freezer door. Disconnect 3.
Component Teardown Fresh Food Compartment Ice Maker Ice Maker Control Cover Removal To service the ice maker control board, unplug unit from wall outlet. Remove the two screws securing the Electrical cover to the rear of the unit. (See Figure 6-70) With the Screw Connections screws removed, the cover containing the board can now...
Component Teardown Ice Maker Left and Right Mold Switch Removal Freeze Switch To replace the left freeze, and right fill mold switches: Fill Switch Unplug unit from wall outlet. Remove the ice bin housing. Disconnect the wire leads from the switch terminals. Extract the single mounting screw.
Component Teardown Ice Maker Side Plate Removal EEV Assembly To replace the ice maker side plate: Removal of Ice Mold, Heater and Defrost Limiter for Finger Evaporator To replace the heater and/or the defrost limit switch on the finger evaporator: Remove Screws 1.
Component Teardown Ice Maker Defrost Heater Removal Retaining Clip To replace the defrost heater on the fin and tube evaporator: Cover 1. Unplug unit from wall outlet. Remove the ice bin housing. Remove Screws 2. Remove the cover by pushing down on the retaining clip at the top.
Component Teardown Dispenser Auger Motor & Solenoid Assembly Removal The dispenser auger motor and solenoid assembly are Auger Drive mounted in the back of the fresh food compartment ice Remove maker behind the ice bucket. The motor and solenoid Screws Remove mounting screws are located on the front of the auger Screws...
Component Teardown Ice Maker Evaporator Fan Motor & Defrost Limit Thermostat Removal Back Retaining Wall of Latch To replace the evaporator fan motor or the defrost limit Cabinet thermostat for the icemaker fin and tube evaporator: 1. Unplug unit from wall outlet. Remove the ice bin housing and side plate.
Component Teardown Ice Auger and Crusher Assembly Removal Remove Screws To remove the ice auger & crusher assembly: 1. Extract the four screws securing the ice container front to ice container. (See Figure 6-85) 2. Remove E-ring and washer on front of crusher housing.
Component Teardown Ice Stripper Removal Motor Removal To remove the ice stripper: To remove the motor: 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electrical supply. 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electrical supply. 2. Remove the icemaker from freezer compartment. 2. Remove the icemaker from freezer compartment. Remove mounting bracket.
Component Teardown Mold Heater Removal Compressor Area Components To remove the mold heater: Water Valve Removal 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electrical supply. The water valve is secured to the rear of the unit with 2. Remove the icemaker from freezer compartment. two bolts to the lower right cabinet frame.
Component Teardown Compressor Area Mounting Tray To access the compressor and inverter, condenser Ground and fan assembly, or to service the sealed system, it Screws Power Cord may require that the compressor area mounting tray be Inverter removed from the bottom of the unit. The mounting tray Screw is secured with four #2 square bit screws to the bottom of the unit and two screws to the lower rear corners of...
The French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator has a unique filter-drier with two oulets. No substitutions for the proper replacement part may be made. Electrolux does not permit the use of recovered refrigerant in the servicing of our products for in-warranty and out-of-warranty repairs or for products covered by service contracts. Therefore, only new refrigerant or refrigerant that has been reclaimed back to new specifications by a refrigerant manufacturer is to be used.
This service manual is intended for use by persons having electrical and mechanical training and a level of knowledge of these subjects generally considered acceptable in the appliance repair trade. Electrolux Home Products, Inc. cannot be responsible, nor assume any liability, for injury or damage of any kind arising from the use of this manual.
Sealed System Introduction Products using R-134a refrigerant will have a different heat exchanger than a R-12 product. The difference is This Service manual is intended as a guide for in the capillary tub, it will be longer to maintain a similar introducing the service technician to R-134a refrigerant, flow rate.
Sealed System Definitions Recovery: To remove refrigerant in any condition from a system and store it in an external container without necessarily testing or processing it in any way. Recycling: To clean refrigerant for reuse by oil separation and sin- gle or multiple passes through devices, such as replace- able core filter-driers, which reduce moisture, acidity and particulate matter.
Sealed System Charging Sealed Systems Overcharging a refrigeration system with refrigerant can WEAR APPROVED SAFETY GLASSES WHEN be dangerous. If the overcharge is sufficient to immerse WORKING WITH OR ON ANY PRESSURIZED the major parts of the motor and compressor in liquid SYSTEM OR EQUIPMENT.
Sealed System Basic Components The basic components of a refrigerator are a compressor, condenser, evaporator, heat exchanger (capillary tube and suction line), drier and perimeter hot tube. Perimeter Hot Tube To reduce the possibility of condensation forming on the exterior of the cabinet in high humidity areas, a perimeter hot tube (refrigerant tube) has been installed in the unit.
Failure to turn on the EEV will result in Example; for repairing Electrolux Home Products Inc. improper system evacuation of refrigerant, causing built products you will need one cylinder for R-12, one for...
Sealed System Low/High Side Leak or Testing for Refrigerant Leaks Undercharge A loss of refrigerant can result in any of the The line piercing valve (clamp-on type) should be following: used for test purposes only. It must be removed 1. Excessive or continuous compressor operation. from system after it has served its purpose.
Sealed System NEVER PRESSURIZE WITH OXYGEN. NEVER Use extreme care when using Dry Nitrogen to flush OPEN A HIGH PRESSURE TANK UNLESS IT IS systems. Pressure in nitrogen cylinder could be EQUIPPED WITH A PRESSURE REGULATOR. as high as 2000 psi. Nitrogen cylinder must be NEVER PUT HIGH PRESSURE ON THE DOME OF equipped with approved pressure regulator and THE COMPRESSOR - IT MIGHT EXPLODE.
Sealed System Installing a New Compressor DO NOT OPERATE RECIPROCATING COMPRES- SORS WHEN CHARGING LIQUID REFRIGERANT Entirely new compressors have been developed INTO SYSTEM THROUGH ITS PROCESS TUBE. for use with R-134a and Ester oil refrigeration systems. Both compressor and electric motor To replace the compressor: have been modified.
Sealed System 7. Release holding charge (release slowly to avoid oil Freezer Evaporator and Suction discharge) on new compressor to ensure there is Line Replacement no leak in seam or tubing. Reinstall rubber plug. 8. Install new compressor in exact same manner as original compressor.
Sealed System 7. Remove evaporator from inside the freezer. Cut Cap Tube Here 8. Clean end of suction line and cap tube. Straighten line and slightly bend toward front of cabinet to aid in installing shield. 9. Cut a small “X” in heat shield, then slide cap tube and suction line through hole.
Sealed System Freezer Heat Exchanger Cut Cap Tube At Liner Replacement Recover refrigerant from sealed system. Disconnect wiring harness at liner plug. Remove defrost limiter and disconnect defrost heater. Remove fan motor and wiring. Cut Suction Tube At Liner Cut heat exchanger off flush with liner. (See Figure 7-9) Remove evaporator and drain trough.
Sealed System Electrical Connection DO NOT unbraze old filter-drier from system. This will vaporize and drive moisture from desiccant back into system. The old filter-drier should be cut out of system. 16. Allow product to run and make sure refrigerant is circulating.
Sealed System 9. Using a 1/2” drill bit, open hole drilled in Step 8 to Condenser Replacement 1/2” from back of product. 10. Remove stubs of old heat exchanger from To replace the compressor: evaporator and install new heat exchanger into 1.
Sealed System Filter-Drier Replacement Liquid Line The filter-drier is located in the compressor area on the Here To Freezer left side of the compressor. (See Figure 7-12) When the sealed system is opened and the refrigerant charge is removed, the liquid line filter-drier must be replaced and the system thoroughly evacuated before recharging.
Sealed System 4. Using a 3 cornered file, score a groove around capillary tubes as close to old filter-drier as possible. Capillary Tube Here Break capillary tubes along score mark from filter- drier. 5. Cut condenser outlet tube at filter-drier. Discard filter-drier.
Sealed System Perimeter Hot Tube Repair Kit Step 2 - Installing the Heater Wire Attach Vacuum Pump and Gauge Set to one end Effective July 1, 1992, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act of perimeter hot tube with the adapter and plastic prohibits individuals from knowingly venting ozone sleeve.
Sealed System Step 3 - Heater Wire Electrical Connection Low Voltage Black For PTC or Solid State Compressors: Low Voltage Remove wires (with terminals) from compressor starter/overload. On some models you will need to depress locking tabs located in relay housing. Install harness adapter into refrigerator circuit as shown in Figure 7-19.
Sealed System Evacuating the System 2. Operate vacuum pump for 30 minutes to a minimum of 29.5 inches of vacuum or until a vacuum of 600 To achieve the required levels of evacuation, a properly microns is obtained. maintained two stage vacuum pump in good condition 3.
Sealed System When satisfied unit is operating correctly, clamp Charging The System the process tube with pinch-off tool with the unit still running. Using a tubing cutter, cut the process tube about 2 inches from the pinch-off tool. Use Check the serial plate for the correct refrigerant Sil-fos solder and solder process tube closed.
Sealed System Vacuum Pump Maintenance VACUUM CHART It is absolutely essential to maintain your vacuum pump Vacuum Boiling Point Microns according to the manufacturer’s instructions, includ- Inches Hg. of Water °F ing required oil changes at the recommended intervals. 28.940 25000 77.9 Vacuum pump oil should always be changed after...
Sealed System Service Diagnostic Tips Refrigerator and Freezer Air Temperatures Temperatures are affected by improper door seal, frost A prime requisite on the initial contact is: Always allow accumulation on the evaporator, service load, ambient the customer to explain the problem. Many times the temperature, percent of relative humidity, thermostat trouble can be diagnosed more quickly, based on the calibration (cut-in and cut-out), location of evaporator fan...
Sealed System HFC 134a COMPARISON WITH CFC 12 HFC 134a (1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane) is being studied as part of the PAFT I programme sector, which began in December 1987. It is a prime candidate for the replacement of CFC 12 (dichlorodifluoromethane) in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, medical aerosols, and in certain foam blowing applications.
1. Route relief and purge vent piping (if present) outdoors, away from air intakes. Electrolux Home Products Inc. does not approve the 2. Make certain area is well ventilated, using use of the Sweep Charge for sealed system repair. This auxiliary ventilation if needed to move vapors.
Sealed System Combustibility of HFC-134a Filling and Charging Operations HFC-134a is nonflammable at ambient temperatures • Before evacuating cylinders or refrigeration and atmospheric pressure. However, tests have shown equipment, any remaining refrigerant should be HFC-134a to be combustible at pressures as low as 5.5 removed by recovery system.
Sealed System R-134a Physical Properties: R-134a - Tetrafluoroethane Refrigerant of choice in automotive industry. Genetron134a replaces CFC12 for air conditioning and refrigeration systems in commercial residential and industrial applications. R-12 - Dichlorodifluoromethane A versatile and widely used refrigerant. Common in reciprocating and rotary type equipment. For all types of appli- cations, household to industrial.
Sealed System CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are compounds consisting of chlorine, fluorine, and carbon atoms which are very stable in the troposphere. They are degraded only in the stratosphere by the sun’s radiation where released chlorine may contribute to ozone depletion. They can persist in the troposphere for a hundred years or longer. Fluorocarbons These chemical compounds include CFCs, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
Sealed System HCFCs Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are compounds comprised of hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine, and carbon atoms. These compounds have many of the useful properties of CFCs, but are destroyed naturally in the lower atmosphere and do not persist to the same extent as CFCs. Only a fraction of HCFCs emitted can be transported to the ozone layer in the stratosphere where their chlorine could deplete ozone.
Air Circulation Principals Of Automatic Defrost The air circulating fan is a 12 V DC fan motor that operates any time the food compartment or the freezer Operation compartment calls for cooling. During the defrost period, the compressor and circulating fan do not operate. The Automatic defrost refrigerators operate on the principle power board, located under the freezer behind the grill, that moisture or frost transfers or migrates to the coldest...