Water flow from the dispenser
Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator?
The filter may be full or incorrectly installed. Remove the
water filter cartridge. See "Water Filtration System." Operate
the dispenser. If the water flow increases noticeably, replace
water is not cool enough
Has the refrigerator
been newly installed? Allow 24 hours
for the refrigerator to cool completely.
Has a large amount of water
Allow 24 hours for the water to cool completely.
Has water not been recently dispensed?
The first glass of
water may not be cool. Discard the first glass of water.
The divider between
the two compartments
The warmth is probably due to normal operation of the
automatic exterior moisture control. If still concerned,
is too warm
Are the air vents blocked in either compartment?
prevents the movement of cold air from the freezer to the
refrigerator. Remove any objects from in front of the air vents.
See "Ensuring Proper Air Circulation" for the location of air
Are the door(s) opened often? The refrigerator will warm
when this occurs. Keep the refrigerator cool by getting all
items out at one time, keeping food organized, and closing
the door as soon as possible.
Has a large amount of food just been added to the
refrigerator or freezer? Adding a large amount of food
warms the refrigerator. It can take several hours for the
refrigerator to return to the normal temperature.
Are the controls set correctly for the surrounding
conditions? See "Using the Controls."
Is the refrigerator not cooling?
For models with digital
controls, turn the unit OFF then ON again to reset. See "Using
the Controls." If this does not correct the problem, call for
There is interior moisture
Are the air vents blocked in the refrigerator? Remove any
objects from in front of the air vents. See "Ensuring Proper Air
Circulation" for the location of air vents.
Are the doors opened often? Avoid humidity buildup by
getting all items out at one time, keeping food organized, and
closing the door as soon as possible.
Is the room humid?
It is normal for moisture to build up
inside the refrigerator when the room air is humid.
Is the food packaged
Check that all food is
securely wrapped. Wipe off damp food containers before
placing in the refrigerator.
Are the controls
for the surrounding
conditions? See "Using the Controls."
Was a self-defrost
It is normal for
droplets to form after the refrigerator self-defrosts.
The doors will not close completely
Are food packages blocking the door open? Rearrange
containers so that they fit more tightly and take up less
Is the ice storage bin out of position? For models with an
interior ice storage bin, push the ice storage bin in all the way.
If the ice storage bin does not go in all the way, it may not be
put in straight. Pull it out and try again. For models with an ice
storage bin located on the freezer door, the bin should sit
level. To remove the bin, press the release button on the right
side of the bin and lift straight up. Replace the bin in the door
making sure it is properly aligned and snapped securely into
place. See "Ice Maker and Storage Bin."
Are the pans, shelves, bins, or baskets out of position?
Put the crisper cover and all pans, shelves, bins, and baskets
back into their correct positions. See the "Convertible
Drawer, Crisper and Covers" section for
Are the gaskets sticking? Clean gaskets according to the
directions in the "Cleaning" section.
Does the refrigerator wobble or seem unstable? Level the
refrigerator. See "Adjust the Doors."
Were the doors removed during product
not properly replaced? Remove and replace the doors
according to the instructions
in the "Refrigerator
section, or call a qualified service technician.
The doors are difficult to open
Are the gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets according to
the directions in the "Cleaning" section.
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