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Electrolux 241540101 Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 G u i d e d ’ u t i l i s a t i o n e t d ’ e n t r e t i e n R é f r i g é ra t e u r à c o m p a r t i m e n t s j u x t a p o s é s 241540101 (0604)
  • Page 2: Finding Information

    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 for future reference. We view your purchase as the beginning of a relationship. To ensure our ability to continue serving you, please use this page to record key product information.
  • 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

    Read product labels for warnings regarding flammability and other hazards. • Do not operate the refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes. • Avoid contact with any moving parts of the automatic ice maker. • Remove all staples from the carton to avoid cut injuries. Staples can also damage finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.
  • 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. Safety...
  • 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. Removing The Doors...
  • Page 8 Removing The Doors To remove the freezer door: 1 Detach the multi-wire cable connector located above the top hinge. Grasp both sides of the connector firmly and pull apart. 3 Detach the water tube from the connector located below the freezer door.
  • Page 9: Connecting The Water Supply

    • Access to a cold water line with pressure of 20-100 psi. • Copper tubing with ¼-inch (6.4mm) OD. Length for this tubing is the distance from the rear of the refrigerator to your household water supply line plus 7 feet (2.1 meters).
  • 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. Feature Overview...
  • 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

    Making Temperature Adjustments After running your refrigerator for 24 hours, you can adjust temperatures as needed. Make your adjustments small and gradual, allowing time for temperatures to change and stabilize. Refer to the following guidelines for temperature settings.
  • Page 14: System-Monitoring Alarms

    Controls & Settings SYSTEM-MONITORING ALARMS Indicator Lights 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 Indicator Audible Name Light...
  • 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

    4 Replace by inserting the mounting bracket hooks into the desired support slots. 5 Lower the shelf and lock into position. 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.
  • 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 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. Door bins are ideal for storing jars, bottles, cans, and large drink containers.
  • 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 Your automatic ice & water dispenser includes a control panel, a drinking glass bay, and two push-paddles for turning on the ice and water supplies. Using the dispenser control panel is necessary for the ice dispenser but not the water dispenser.
  • Page 21: Using The Dispenser Control Panel

    Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser USING THE DISPENSER CONTROL PANEL Press button to get cubed ice. Light displays blue. Cube Button Press glass against ice dispensing paddle, holding high up to catch & Indicator Light all ice. Press button to get crushed ice. Light displays blue. Crush Button Press glass against ice dispensing paddle, holding high up to catch &...
  • 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

    Changing The Filter LOCATING THE WATER FILTER Your refrigerator is equipped with a water filtering system. The water filter, which uses Electrolux pure advantage as well as the water used to produce ice. 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
  • Page 27 (see page 20) prompts you to replace the filter after 400 gallons of water has flowed through the system. If your refrigerator has not been used for a period of time (during moving for example), change the filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.
  • 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

    UTION UTION • 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

    800-944-9044 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. P.O. Box 212378 Augusta, GA 30917 Warranty Information Your refrigerator is protected by this warranty WE WILL: Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER.* Costs for pickup and delivery of the appliance required because of service.
  • 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

    Correction • Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize. • Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize. • See solution above. • Adjust Meat Keeper temperature control to a lower setting.
  • Page 38: Automatic Ice Maker

    • This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower, the moisture should disappear. • Door is slightly open, causing cold air • See Problem section Opening/Closing Of from inside refrigerator to meet warm Doors/Drawers. air from outside. Cause Correction •...
  • Page 39: Ice Dispenser

    Solutions To Common Problems Ice Dispenser Problem Cause • Water supply is not connected. Dispenser will not 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 Door(s) will not close. door to open slightly. • Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the floor when moved slightly. • Refrigerator is touching a wall or cabinet. • Food is touching shelf on top of drawer.

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