Read all instructions before using this appliance.
When using this appliance, always exercise basic safety precautions,
including the following:
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this use and care
This refrigerator must be properly installed in accordance with the installation
instructions before it is used. See grounding instructions in the installation section.
This refrigerator should not be recessed or built in; it is designed for free-standing
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip plug
firmly and pull straight out from the outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all electric service cords that have become frayed
or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage
along its length or at either the plug or connector end.
If your old refrigerator is still around the house but not in use, be sure to remove
the doors. This will reduce the possibility of danger to children.
After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer
compartment, particularly when hands are damp or wet. Skin may adhere to
these extremely cold surfaces.
Don't refreeze foods that have been thawed completely. The United States
Department of Agriculture in Home and Garden Bulletin No. 69 says:
"...You may safely refreeze frozen foods that have thawed if they still contain ice
crystals or if they are still cold-below 40
"...Thawed ground meats, poultry, or fish that have any off-odor or off-color
should not be refrozen and should not be eaten. Thawed ice cream should be
discarded. If the odor or color of any food is poor or questionable, throw it away.
The food may be dangerous to eat."
"...Even partial thawing and refreezing reduce the eating quality of foods,
particularly fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods. The eating quality of red
meats is affected less than that of many other foods. Use refrozen foods as soon
as possible to save as much of their eating quality as you can."
Do not use any electrical device or any sharp instrument in defrosting your
Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or before making any repairs.
Note: We strongly recommend that any servicing be performed by a qualified
Do not operate your refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Avoid risk of child entrapment. Before throwing away an old refrigerator or freezer:
Take off the doors and remove the shelves so that children can not easily climb inside.