Electrolux EI23BC56IS Use & Care Manual

Electrolux EI23BC56IS Use & Care Manual

French door bottom freezer/refrigerator
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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
242090203 February 2011


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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 242090203 February 2011...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

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

    Important safety instructions Safety Precautions Do not attempt to install or operate your unit until you have read the safety precautions in this manual. Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a Danger, Warning, or Caution based on the risk type. Definitions This is the safety alert symbol.
  • 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

    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: This Use & Care Guide provides general installation and operating instructions for your model. We recommend using a service or kitchen contracting professional to install your refrigerator. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide.
  • Page 7: Leveling Freezer Drawer

    Leveling Freezer Drawer 1 Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of freezer drawer. 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. 3 Close drawer and recheck the seal on the gasket (A).
  • Page 8 Installation To adjust the door stop: Door stop is adjustable between 85 to 145 degrees. NOTE View shown is looking up at the bottom of the refrigerator door. Adjustable Door Stop 1 Open door to provide access to screw. 2 Loosen screw. 3 Adjust door to desired location.
  • Page 9 4 Lift the door while adjusting the washer. To raise the door, rotate washer clockwise (when viewed from the bottom). To lower door, rotate washer counter-clockwise (when viewed from the bottom). Raising/Lowering Door 5 Re-tighten the screw (where applicable) it is between the spokes of the washer. Screw will not be tight, just insert until it is flush with the hinge.
  • Page 10: Removing The Doors

    Removing the Doors Getting through narrow spaces If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can remove the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance. To prepare for removing the doors: 1 Make sure the electrical power cord is unplugged from the wall outlet.
  • Page 11 NOTE You will be pulling approximately three (3) feet of water tube from the back of the refrigerator. 4 Unscrew the three (3) lower hinge screws and hinge if necessary. To reinstall the right door, reverse the above steps. Lower Hinge Removal Once both doors are in place, ensure they are aligned with each other and level (Please see the “Installation”...
  • Page 12: 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 13: Connecting The Water Supply

    Smart Choice® water line kit 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 more information.
  • Page 14: Controls

    Controls Wave-Touch IQ-Touch...
  • Page 15 Wave-Touch (select models) Your refrigerator is equipped with a Wave-Touch control panel display. It is only necessary to gently touch the glass. There are three (3) levels of display. Level: Sleep Mode Sleep Mode displays only the WATER, CUBES and CRUSHED options.
  • Page 16 Controls Setting cooling temperatures 1 Touch the glass panel to illuminate the 2 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.
  • Page 17 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 The Perfect Temp Drawer should be turned off for the Sabbath/Holidays.
  • Page 18: Setting Cooling Temperatures

    Controls temp display Touch to toggle the freezer and fridge temp display on and off. Touch and hold temp display to toggle display from Fahrenheit to Celsius. mute sounds Tones emitted by each key press can be turned off based on user preference. The sounds are muted when the red indicator is lit.
  • Page 19: Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser

    Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser Priming the water supply system CAUTION For proper dispenser operation, recommended water supply pressure should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi. Excessive pressure may cause water filter to malfunction. 1 Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding a drinking glass against the water dispenser paddle.
  • Page 20: Cleaning The Ice Maker

    Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser IMPORTANT You may want to change your ice cube size per your preference or if you have low water pressure in your home. The ice cube size function allows you to change the cube size from the display panel. There are three sizes: 1,2, and 3.
  • Page 21: Turning On And Off

    Ice maker operation & care (select models) After the refrigerator is installed properly, the ice maker can produce ice within 24 hours. It can completely fill an ice bin in about three (3) days. When using the ice maker for the first time and in order for the ice maker to work properly, it is necessary to clear air from water filter tubing.
  • Page 22: Storage Features

    Storage Features CAUTION To avoid injury from breakage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. NOTE Features may vary according to model. Your refrigerator includes glass shelves that are designed to catch and hold accidental spills. You can easily adjust shelf positions in the fresh food compartments to suit your needs.
  • Page 23 To remove the Crisper Drawer for cleaning: 1 Pull the drawer out until it stops. 2 Lift the front slightly and remove the drawer. Removing Crisper Drawer Special items rack (select models) The innovative design of the special items rack allows you to store four (4) bottles of wine or soft drink bottles.
  • Page 24: Storage Bins

    Storage Features IMPORTANT DO NOT clean the display area of the Perfect Temp Drawer with abrasive or caustic cleaners. Wipe clean with a moist sponge. CAUTION The Perfect Temp Drawer and cover can be removed for cleaning but the control unit, attached to the right side of the fridge, cannot be removed.
  • Page 25: Dairy Compartment

    Dairy compartment Use the dairy compartment, at the top of the fresh food compartment door, for short-term storage of cheese, spreads, or butter. The dairy compartment is designed to be warmer than the open area and includes a lift-up cover that may be locked and a dairy divider (select models).
  • Page 26 Storage Features Dividers Removal Lift up on the front of the middle divider and pull out. Middle Basket Divider Lift up on the rear of the lower divider and pull out. Lower Basket Divider & Spill Guard Tray To reposition the pivoting divider (some models), lift up and slide to desired location.
  • Page 27: Storing Food And Saving Energy

    Storing Food and Saving Energy Ideas for storing foods Fresh food storage • Keep the fresh food compartment between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F. • Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves, which reduces air circulation and causes uneven cooling.
  • Page 28: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Normal Operating Sounds Understanding the sounds you may hear Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may introduce unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate your refrigerator is operating correctly. Some surfaces on floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make these sounds more noticeable. The following is a list of major components in your refrigerator and the sounds they can cause: A Evaporator Refrigerant through the evaporator...
  • Page 29: Changing The Water And Air Filters

    Changing The Water and Air Filters Your refrigerator is equipped with separate water and 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 30: Air Filter

    Changing The Water and Air Filters Air filter The air filter is located under the utility bin and/or on the inside of the left door above the ice maker chute. Replacing your PureAdvantage To ensure optimal filtering of refrigerator odors, you should change the air filter every six (6) months (the filter status light on the Touch Panel prompts you to replace the filter after six (6) months).
  • Page 31: 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 32: Ice Chute Extension

    Care and Cleaning Care and cleaning tips Part Cleaning Agents Interior & Door • Soap and water Liners • Baking soda and water Door Gaskets • Soap and water Drawers & Bins • Soap and water • Soap and water Glass Shelves • Glass cleaner • Mild liquid sprays Toe Grille • Soap and water...
  • Page 33 Replacing LED Lights Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of your refrigerator include LED lights. Always use Electrolux parts for replacement. To replace LED Lights: 1 Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord. 2 Remove light cover by pushing up and out.
  • Page 34: 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 concerns, causes, and suggested solutions.
  • Page 35: Odors In Refrigerator

    Solutions to Common Problems Light Is Not On Concern Potential Cause Light is not on. • Light bulb is burned out or LED light is damaged. • No electric current is reaching refrigerator. • Control system has disabled lights because one or both doors were left open too long.
  • Page 36 • It is normal for the compressor to run for long periods of time. • Call your Electrolux service representative, who can interpret any messages or number codes flashing on the digital displays. Common Solution • Set freezer control to a warmer setting.
  • Page 37: Water Dispenser

    Solutions to Common Problems Temperatures Are Too Warm (continued) Concern Potential Cause Refrigerator temperature • Refrigerator control is set too warm. is too warm. Freezer temperature is satisfactory. • Temperature control is set too warm. Temperature in the Cool Zone Drawer or Perfect Temp Drawer is too warm (select models).
  • Page 38: Warranty

    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.

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