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Frigidaire Elements 241721000 Use & Care Manual

Elements side by side refrigerator with electronic controls
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Side by Side
Refrigerator
With Electronic Controls
Español
1-800-944-9044
Questions?
1-800-668-4606
Visit the Frigidaire Elements Web Site at:
http://www.frigidaireelements.com
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Welcome
Safety Instructions
Installation --
Includes Connecting
Ice Maker To Water Supply
Door Removal
Instructions
Features at a Glance
Temperature Controls
Looking Inside
Automatic Ice and Water
Dispenser
Food Storage
& Energy Saving Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
Care & Cleaning
Warranty
Before You Call
Solutions to
Common Problems
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P/N 241721000 (May 2006)

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  • Page 1: Refrigerator Welcome

    Side by Side Refrigerator With Electronic Controls Español 1-800-944-9044 Questions? 1-800-668-4606 Visit the Frigidaire Elements Web Site at: http://www.frigidaireelements.com READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Welcome Safety Instructions Installation -- Ice Maker To Water Supply Door Removal Instructions Features at a Glance...
  • Page 2: Welcome & Congratulations

    Please read this Use & Care Manual very carefully. It contains valuable information on how to properly maintain your new refrigerator. We know you’ll enjoy your new refrigerator and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    • Do not plug the unit into an outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally. • Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor (GFI) circuit.
  • Page 4: Installation

    LEVELING All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers to help level your unit. To ensure proper door seal and assist door closing, the refrigerator should be tilted 1/4”...
  • Page 5: Ice Maker To Water Supply

    To determine the length of copper tubing needed, you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).
  • Page 6: Door Removal Instructions

    5 Lift the door off of the bottom hinge. Lay the door on its side to avoid damage to the Remove the three bottom hinge screws and hinge, if necessary. To reinstall the refrigerator and freezer doors, reverse the above steps. DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 7: Features At A Glance

    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 8: Making Temperature Adjustments

    If Freezer compartment is too cold TEMPERATURE CONTROLS 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 9 AIR FILTER INDICATOR & STATUS LIGHTS Your refrigerator’s fresh food air filter needs to be replaced from time to time. You can monitor the need for replacement by referring to the status light while the air filter is “ON”. To turn on the air filter, press the “Air Filter” button. To turn off the air filter, press the “Air Filter”...
  • Page 10: Looking Inside

    CANTILEVER SHELF ADJUSTMENT Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual needs. Before adjusting the shelves, remove all food. Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator. To adjust cantilever shelves: Lift front edge up. Pull shelf out.
  • Page 11: Humidity Control

    TALL BOTTLE RETAINER (SOME MODELS) The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from falling forward when opening or closing the refrigerator door. To install, hold the retainer at the top, and slide it over the outside wall of the bin, as shown in the diagram. The Tall Bottle Retainer works best with a Bin Snugger.
  • Page 12: Automatic Ice And Water Dispenser

    AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Features may vary according to model. SPEED To freeze food at a faster rate to preserve freshness, push the Touch Pad FREEZE activate this feature. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Push the Touch Pad for 3-5 seconds to deactivate.
  • Page 13 30 psi and 100 psi. After the refrigerator is connected to the water supply, fill the water tank by drawing one glass of water. It may take about 1½ minutes after activating the dispenser paddle before water begins to fill this first glass.
  • Page 14: Cleaning The Ice Dispenser

    AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION If the dispensing paddle is pushed for more than 4 minutes, the dispenser motor may overload and stop. The overload protector will reset automatically after 3 or 4 minutes. • If a large quantity of ice is needed at one time, it is best to remove cubes directly from the ice container.
  • Page 15 400 gallons of water has flowed through the ice and water dispenser (some models). Also, if the filter has been in a refrigerator that has not been in use for awhile (during moving for example), change the filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.
  • Page 16: Changing The Filter

    The Filter Status light will turn red after approximately 400 gallons of water has flowed through the ice and water dispenser. Also, if the filter has been in a refrigerator that has not been in use for awhile (during moving for example), change the filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.
  • Page 17: Automatic Ice And Water

    The Filter Status light will turn red after approximately 250 gallons of water has flowed through the ice and water dispenser. Also, if the filter has been in a refrigerator that has not been in use for awhile (during moving for example), change the filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.
  • Page 18: Energy Saving Ideas

    Periodic cleaning of the condenser will help the refrigerator run more efficiently. See the Care and Cleaning Chart on page 20. • Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy. •...
  • Page 19: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar sounds. These are all normal sounds and soon will become familiar to you. They also indicate your refrigerator is operating as designed. Hard surfaces, such as vinyl or wood floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make sounds more noticeable.
  • Page 20: Care And Cleaning

    CAUTION CAUTION • When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to side as this may damage the floor. 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 21: Replacing Light Bulbs

    IMPOR If the refrigerator is going to be stored or moved in freezing temperatures, the water in the ice and water system must be drained completely. Failure to do so could result in water leaks when the refrigerator is put back into service.
  • Page 22: Warranty

    Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit. Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures. Products used in a commercial setting. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
  • Page 23: Before You Call

    Check house lights. Call local Electric Company. • It’s normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these conditions. • It takes 8-12 hours for the refrigerator to cool down completely. • Ice maker operation causes refrigerator to run slightly more.
  • Page 24 • Check to see if the water dispenser is dispensing water. BEFORE YOU CALL (CONTINUED) CAUSE • Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is opened. Open the door less often. • See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS. •...
  • Page 25: Ice Dispenser

    • Ice has bad odor and taste. Ice has picked up odor or flavor from strong food stored in refrigerator or freezer. • Water running to ice maker has poor taste or odor. • Ice not used frequently enough.
  • Page 26 Clean drawer, rollers, and track. See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care and Cleaning section. • See Replacing Light Bulbs in Care and Cleaning section. • Light switch is located on side of refrigerator and freezer liners. • See PROBLEM section RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR. •...