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Electrolux 241540100 (1203) Use & Care Manual

Side-by-side refrigerator


U s e & C a r e G u i d e
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  • Page 1 U s e & C a r e G u i d e S i d e - B y - S i d e R e f r i g e r a t o r Dishwasher 2 4 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 ( 1 2 0 3 )
  • Page 2: Finding Information

    Finding Information PLEASE READ AND SAVE THIS GUIDE Thank you for choosing Electrolux, the new premium brand in home appliances. Attach your sales This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and receipt to this product quality throughout the service life of your new refrigerator.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Electrical Information ... 5 Removing The Doors ... 6 Getting Through Narrow Spaces ... 6 Connecting The Water Supply ... 9 About Your Refrigerator’s Water Supply ... 9 Feature Overview ... 11 Understanding Features And Terms ... 11 Controls & Settings ... 12 Allowing Cooling Time Before Use ...
  • Page 4: Safety

    WARNING WARNING WARNING Please read all safety instructions before using your new Electrolux refrigerator. General Safety • Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids, near this or any other appliance. Read product labels for warnings regarding flammability and other hazards.
  • Page 5: Electrical Information

    • Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor (GFI) circuit. IMPOR IMPOR IMPORT T T T T ANT IMPOR IMPOR To turn off power to your refrigerator, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. 241540100_eb_sxs_Use&Care_En.pmd Safety 1/22/2004, 10:33 AM...
  • Page 6: Removing The Doors

    Removing The Doors GETTING THROUGH NARROW SPACES If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can reduce its size by removing the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance. Required Tools You will need the following tools: Tools Necessary: ™...
  • Page 7 Be sure doors are set aside in a secure position where they cannot fall and cause personal injury. To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the above steps. Once both doors are in place, also replace the top hinge cover. 241540100_eb_sxs_Use&Care_En.pmd...
  • Page 8 Removing The Doors To remove the freezer door: 241540100_eb_sxs_Use&Care_En.pmd 1 Detach the multi-wire cable connector located above the top hinge. Grasp both sides of the connector firmly and pull apart. 2 Trace lightly around the hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier. 3 Detach the water tube from the connector located below the freezer door.
  • Page 9: Connecting The Water Supply

    • A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for the water supply connection at the rear of your refrigerator. NOTE Electrolux Kit #53039117950, available from your dealer, provides all materials for a water supply installation, including 25 feet of copper tubing and full instructions. 241540100_eb_sxs_Use&Care_En.pmd...
  • Page 10 Connecting The Water Supply To connect the water supply to the rear of your refrigerator: 1 Ensure that the refrigerator is not plugged in. 2 Flush the supply line until water is clear by placing the end of the copper tube in a sink or bucket and opening the shut-off valve.
  • Page 11: Feature Overview

    UNDERSTANDING FEATURES AND TERMS Your Electrolux refrigerator is designed for optimal convenience and storage flexibility. Use the illustration below to familiarize yourself with product features and terminology. NOTE Features may vary according to model. 241540100_eb_sxs_Use&Care_En.pmd Feature Overview 1/22/2004, 10:33 AM...
  • Page 12: Controls & Settings

    Controls & Settings ALLOWING COOLING TIME BEFORE USE To ensure reliable food storage, allow your refrigerator and freezer to operate with the doors closed for 8 to 12 hours before placing food inside. During this cooling period, you do not need to adjust the controls, which are preset at the factory.
  • Page 13: Making Temperature Adjustments

    What To Do If The Temperature Displays Flash If ever you you see both temperature displays continuously flashing, it may indicate that the control system has detected a performance problem. Call your Electrolux service representative, who can interpret the flashing message.
  • Page 14: System-Monitoring Alarms

    Controls & Settings SYSTEM-MONITORING ALARMS Alarm Reset Button Responding to Alarms (Audible Tones & Indicator Lights) Your refrigerator’s control system can convey the following information through audible tones and the alarm indicator lights. Alarm Name Door Ajar High Temp Power Failure 241540100_eb_sxs_Use&Care_En.pmd...
  • Page 15: Turning The Cooling System On And Off

    The alarm system does not automatically reset if you disconnect and reconnect your refrigerator’s power cord. It can only be reactivated by pressing the Alarm Reset button. Once you disable the alarm system, you must again press and hold the Alarm Reset button for three more seconds to reset (activate) the alarm system.
  • Page 16: Storage Features

    5 Lower the shelf and lock into position. Cantilever Shelf Shelf Features Your refrigerator includes SpillSafe are designed to catch and hold accidental spills. These shelves slide out for easy access to food and faster cleaning. Sliding shelves can be pulled forward as far as their built-in stops allow.
  • Page 17: Drawers

    DRAWERS Your refrigerator includes a variety of storage drawers. These drawers usually are located in fixed positions at the bottom of the fresh food compartment. Crispers Crisper drawers are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce. Before storing items in a crisper: •...
  • Page 18: Doors

    Storage Features DOORS Door Bin With Tilt Shelf 241540100_eb_sxs_Use&Care_En.pmd Storage Bins The doors to your freezer and fresh food compartments use a system of modular storage bins. All of these bins are removable for easy cleaning. Some of them have fixed positions, while others can be adjusted to your needs.
  • Page 19: Accessories

    The tall bottle retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from falling forward when opening or closing the refrigerator door. To install, snap the ends of the retainer over the edge of the retainer wall as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 20: Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser

    Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser USING THE DISPENSER Dispensing Water To operate the water dispenser, press a drinking glass against the dispensing paddle. To stop dispensing water, pull the glass away from the dispensing paddle. The dispensed water is not cold. For colder water, first add crushed ice or cubes to your drinking glass.
  • Page 21: Using The Dispenser Control Panel

    Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser USING THE DISPENSER CONTROL PANEL Cube Button & Indicator Light Crush Button & Indicator Light Light Button & Indicator Light Filter Status Button & Indicator Light Lock Button & Indicator Light Express Freeze Button & Indicator Light Express Ice Button &...
  • Page 22: Priming The Water Supply System

    Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser PRIMING THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes several tubing lines, an advanced water filter, a distribution valve bank, and a reserve tank to ensure ample supply to the ice and water dispenser at all times. This system needs to be completely filled with water when first connected to an external supply line.
  • Page 23: Ice Dispenser Operation & Care

    The ice maker is turned on at the factory so it can work as soon as you install your refrigerator. If you cannot connect a water supply, turn the ice maker’s On/Off switch to Off. Otherwise, the ice maker’s fill valve may be noisy when it attempts to operate without water.
  • Page 24 • Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice separated. • If your refrigerator is not connected to a water supply or the water supply is turned off, turn off the ice maker by pressing the On/Off switch.
  • Page 25 Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser To clean the ice dispenser: 1 Turn off ice production by pressing the ice maker’s Off/On switch. 2 Remove the ice bin by lifting up and out. 3 Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with mild detergent. Rinse with clear water.
  • Page 26: Changing The Filter

    ORDERING REPLACEMENT FILTERS Order new filters through the dealer where you bought your refrigerator, or contact the Electrolux Customer Care Center at 1-877-435-3287, or go to our web site at You may want to consider ordering extra filters when you first install your refrigerator.
  • Page 27 The ice and water system can also operate without filtration if you use a bypass in place of the water filter cartridge. Please contact the Electrolux Customer Care Center at 1-877-435-3287 or visit our web site at to order the bypass component (Part No.
  • Page 28 Changing The Filter To replace your pure advantage It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter. Be ready to wipe up any small amounts of water released during the filter replacement. The bottom of the filter housing includes two small water drainage holes, so be sure to remove any stored food from the top shelf.
  • Page 29: Storing Food & Saving Energy

    • Keep the fresh food compartment between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F (see page 13 for more about temperature settings). • Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves, which reduces air circulation and causes uneven cooling.
  • Page 30: Ideas For Saving Energy

    IDEAS FOR SAVING ENERGY Installation • Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room, out of direct sunlight, and away from heating ducts or registers. Do not place the refrigerator next to heat-producing appliances such as a range, oven, or dishwasher. If this is not possible, a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation between the two appliances will help the refrigerator operate more efficiently.
  • Page 31: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Normal Operating Sounds & Sights 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. NOTE Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is not a sound insulator.
  • Page 32: Care & Cleaning

    CAUTION • Pull the refrigerator straight out to move it. Shifting it from side to side may damage flooring. Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond the plumbing connections. • Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or damp hands.
  • Page 33: Care & Cleaning Tips

    Tips Short Vacations • Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less. • Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment. • Turn automatic ice maker off and empty ice bucket, even if you will only be gone for a few days.
  • Page 34: Replacing Light Bulbs

    Care & Cleaning REPLACING LIGHT BULBS Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of your refrigerator include light bulbs that will need replacing from time to time. Some lights have covers that you will need to remove before replacing the bulbs. Always use bulbs that are designed for appliance lighting.
  • Page 35: Warranty Information

    State of Alaska) In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
  • Page 36: 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 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 37: Temperatures Are Too Cold

    • Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for cold. temperature to stabilize. • Refrigerator control is set • Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours too cold. for temperature to stabilize. • Refrigerator control is set •...
  • Page 38: Automatic Ice Maker

    Solutions To Common Problems Cause • Weather is humid. • Door is slightly open, causing cold air from inside refrigerator to meet warm air from outside. Cause • Ice maker power switch is Off. • Water supply is not connected to refrigerator.
  • Page 39: Ice Dispenser

    Solutions To Common Problems Ice Dispenser Problem Cause Dispenser will not • Water supply is not connected. dispense ice. • Ice storage container is empty. • Freezer temperature is set too warm. • Household water line valve is not open. •...
  • Page 40: Odors In Refrigerator

    • Door was closed too hard, causing other • Close both doors gently. door to open slightly. • Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the • Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately floor when moved slightly.

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