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BOTTOM FREEZER
REFRIGERATOR
User's Guide
Please read this guide thoroughly before operating and
keep it handy for reference at all times.
CONGÉLATEUR
INFÉRIEUR
RÉFRIGÉRATEUR
Guide d'Utilisation et
d'Entretien
Veuillez lire ce manuel en entier avant de mettre en
marche l'unité et conservez-le à portée de la main pour
le consulter à tout moment.
CONGELADOR
INFERIOR
REFRIGERADOR
Guía para el Uso y Cuidado
Lea detenidamente estas instrucciones antes utilizar el
frigorífico y guárdelas como referencia para el futuro.
P/No. MFL37933525

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  • Page 1 BOTTOM FREEZER REFRIGERATOR User’s Guide Please read this guide thoroughly before operating and keep it handy for reference at all times. CONGÉLATEUR INFÉRIEUR RÉFRIGÉRATEUR Guide d’Utilisation et d’Entretien Veuillez lire ce manuel en entier avant de mettre en marche l'unité et conservez-le à portée de la main pour le consulter à...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Safety Instructions 3–9 Dairy Bin Parts and Features Utility Bin ❿ ❿ Freezer section Refrigerator Installation 11–18 Unpacking Your Refrigerator Ice Bin Installation Tilt-Out Door Basket Base Cover Durabase Removing and Replacing Durabase Divider Your Refrigerator Handles Pull out Drawer and Doors 12–17...
  • Page 3: Basic Safety Precautions

    SAFETY MESSAGES BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard signal word DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION.
  • Page 4: Grounding Requirements

    GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS IMPORTANT: Please read carefully. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY cord. Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is w w WARNING encountered, it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly Electrical Shock Hazard grounded three-prong wall outlet.
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Don’t use an extension cord • If water pressure does not reach the rating 147 kPa (1.5 kgf/cm ) or below, it is necessary to If possible, connect the refrigerator to its own individual purchase a separate pressure pump for normal electrical outlet to prevent it and other appliances or automatic icing and cool water feed.
  • Page 6 w w WARNING Do not extend or modify the length of the Unplug the power plug when cleaning, power plug. handling or replacing the interior lamp of the refrigerator. It causes electric shock or fire by the electric damage of the power •...
  • Page 7: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 2. When using the refrigerator Do not place the heavy object or the Do not install the refrigerator in the wet dangerous object place or the place which (container with liquid) on water or rain splashes. the refrigerator. Deterioration of insulation of electric parts may cause It may be dropped to cause injury,...
  • Page 8 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Do not place flower vase, cup, In case of thunder and lightning, or not in cosmetics, medicine or any use for a long period of container with water on the time, detach the power refrigerator. plug. It may cause fire, electric shock or There is a danger of injury by dropping down.
  • Page 9 w w CAUTION Violating this direction may cause injury or damage house or furniture. Always be careful, please. Do not insert the hands into the ice bucket Do not touch food or containers at the or the ice dispenser. freezer with wet hands. Operating the ice maker may It may cause frostbite.
  • Page 10: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features.Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: This guide covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model.
  • Page 11: Refrigerator Installation

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION INSTALLATION w w WARNING • To minimize noise and vibration, the refrigerator MUST be installed on a solidly constructed floor. Excessive Weight Hazard • Carpeting and soft tile surfaces are not recommended. Use two or more people to move and install •...
  • Page 12: Removing Refrigerator Handle

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO REMOVE DOOR HANDLES To move refrigerator through a house door, it maybe necessary to remove the refrigerator door handles. NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from illustrations on this page. 1. Removing Refrigerator Handle • Grasp the handle tightly with both hands and slide the handle up (1)(this may require some force).
  • Page 13 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO REPLACE DOOR HANDLES NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from illustrations on this page. 1. Replacing Refrigerator Door Handle • Align keyhole slots (1) on the top and bottom of the back of the handle with the screws (2) mounted on the front of the door.
  • Page 14: Removing And Replacing

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION REMOVING AND REPLACING IMPORTANT: When lifting the hinge free of the latch, be careful that the door does not fall REFRIGERATOR DOORS forward. To remove the left refrigerator door: • Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and Pull the water tube out of the fitting while pressing remove the door.
  • Page 15 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Replacing Refrigerator Door: ❿ ❿ Right Door • Lower the door onto middle hinge pin (9). • Fit top hinge (7) over hinge lever latch (8) and into place. Rotate lever (6) counterclockwise to secure hinge. • Install the grounding screw (5) and connect wire harnesses (4). •...
  • Page 16: Removing Pullout Drawer

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL • With both hands, hold both sides of the door and pull it up to separate it from the rails. THE PULLOUT DRAWER IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or product or property damage, you will need two people to perform the following instructions.
  • Page 17 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL • Make sure you have a right rail cover for each side. THE PULLOUT DRAWER Right IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury or product Rail Cover or property damage, you will need two people to perform the following instructions.
  • Page 18: And Doors

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT Door Alignment If the space between your doors is uneven, follow Leveling the instructions below to align the doors: After installing, secure the product with the LEG 1. With one hand, lift up the door you want to not to move left or right.
  • Page 19: Using Your Refrigerator

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ENSURING PROPER AIR CIRCULATION In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must flow between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown in the illustration below, air enters at top of EXPRESS FRZ. freezer and circulates down. From bottom of freezer, air is forced up to top of refrigerator.
  • Page 20: Adjusting Control Settings

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS FOOD STORAGE GUIDE Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight before making final adjustments. It is best to wait and moisture-proof material unless otherwise 24 hours before doing this.
  • Page 21: Storing Frozen Food

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR STORING FROZEN FOOD REFRIGERATOR SECTION NOTE: For further information about preparing WATER DISPENSER food for freezing or food storage times, check a Push the dispenser pad with a glass until you freezer guide or a reliable cookbook. hear a click to get cold water.
  • Page 22: Refrigerator Shelves

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR SHELVES Sliding Out Shelves You can slide glass shelves in and out of your The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to refrigerator as follows. meet your individual storage needs. Your model may have glass or wire shelves. •...
  • Page 23: Crisper Humidity Control

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL GLIDE‘N’SERVE You can control the amount of humidity in the The Glide‘N’Serve provides storage space with a moisture-sealed crispers. Store vegetables or variable temperature control that keeps the fruits requiring more or less humidity in separate compartment colder than refrigerator.
  • Page 24: Modular Door Bin

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR MODULAR DOOR BIN FREEZER SECTION The door bins are removable for easy cleaning ICE BIN and adjusting. 1. To separate the ice bin, pull out the drawer as 1. To remove the bin, simply lift the bin up and much as possible.
  • Page 25: Tilt-Out Door Basket

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR TILT-OUT DOOR BASKET DURABASE DIVIDER You can remove foods easily by tilting out the The Durabase divider allows you to organize the wire basket in the freezer compartment. Durabase area into sections. 1. To remove, pull the bracket upward until you hear a clicking sound and remove the wire rack.
  • Page 26: Filter

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR FILTER 2. Replace with a new cartridge. Take the new cartridge out of its packaging It is recommended that you replace the filter and remove protective cover from the o-rings. when the water filter indicator icon turns on or your water dispenser or ice maker performance With cartridge knob in the vertical position, decreases noticeably.
  • Page 27: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels) w w WARNING Do not use window sprays, abrasive cleansers, or flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage the material. CONDENSER COILS Remove Back cover. Use a vacuum cleaner with an extended attachment to clean Explosion Hazard condenser coils.
  • Page 28: Power Interruptions

    CARE AND CLEANING To change freezer light WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION 1. Unplug refrigerator power cord form outlet. If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you are away, follow these steps to 2. Using a flat instrument, gently pry the lamp prepare your refrigerator before you leave.
  • Page 30: Connecting The Water Line

    CONNECTING THE WATER LINE BEFORE YOU BEGIN WHAT YOU WILL NEED This water line installation is not warranted by the • Copper Tubing, 1/4″ outer refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow diameter to connect the these instructions carefully to minimize the risk of refrigerator to the water expensive water damage.
  • Page 31: Installation Instructions

    CONNECTING THE WATER LINE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently washer begins to swell. used drinking water line. NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush 1.
  • Page 32 CONNECTING THE WATER LINE 8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING 10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF VALVE Turn the main water supply on and flush out Tighten any connections that leak. the tubing until the water Reattach the compressor compartment is clear.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU • The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost cycle begins and ends. The thermostat MAY HEAR control (or refrigerator control, depending on the Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your model) will also click when cycling on and off. old one didn’t make.
  • Page 34 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Check if… Then… ❿¤Modern refrigerators with more storage COMPRESSOR The refrigerator that was replaced was MOTOR SEEMS an older model. space require more operating time. ❿¤The motor will run longer under warm TO RUN TOO The room temperature is hotter than MUCH normal.
  • Page 35 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Check if… Then… ❿ Discard first few batches of ice to avoid ICE HAS OFF- The icemaker was recently installed. TASTE OR discolored or off-flavored ice. ODOR ❿ Throw away old ice and make new The ice has been stored for too long. supply.
  • Page 36 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Check if… Then… ❿ Locate air vents by using your hand to TEMPERATURE The air vents are blocked. Cold air IS TOO WARM circulates from the freezer to the fresh sense airflow and move all packages OR THERE IS food section and back again through that block vents and restrict airflow.