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Table of Contents

Instructions .................................... 1-2
Installation ..................................... 3-9
Temperature Controls.............. 10-11
Fresh Food Features ................ 12-15
Freezer Features ....................... 16-17
Part No. 12828102
Use & Care Guide
Food Storage Tips .................... 18-20
Care and Cleaning ................... 21-24
Operating Sounds .......................... 25
Troubleshooting........................ 26-28
Warranty & Service ........................ 29
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Food Storage Tips ....18-20 Instructions ........1-2 Care and Cleaning ....21-24 Installation ........3-9 Operating Sounds ......25 Temperature Controls....10-11 Troubleshooting......26-28 Fresh Food Features ....12-15 Warranty & Service ......29 Freezer Features ....... 16-17 Part No. 12828102...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions DANGER Installer: Please leave this guide with this appliance. To reduce risk of injury or death, follow basic Consumer: Please read and keep this Use & Care precautions, including the following: Guide for future reference. This guide provides proper use and maintenance information.
  • Page 3 Important Safety Instructions WARNING To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or 13. Always disconnect refrigerator from electrical death when using your refrigerator, follow these basic supply before attempting any service. Disconnect precautions, including the following: power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord. 1.
  • Page 4: Installation

    Installation Your refrigerator was packed carefully for shipment. Leveling Remove and discard shelf packaging and tape. Do not remove the serial plate. CAUTION To protect property and refrigerator from damage, Location observe the following: • Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, •...
  • Page 5: Door And Drawer Removal

    Installation 3. Using hex head driver, turn the front adjustment Door and Drawer Removal screws (A) on each side to raise or lower the front Some installations require door/drawer removal to of the refrigerator. transport the refrigerator to its final location. WARNING To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, observe the following:...
  • Page 6 Installation Pullout Freezer Drawer To Install: 1. Pull both rails out to full (select models) extension. DANGER To prevent accidental child entrapment or suffocation risk, do not remove the divider in the top freezer basket. 2. While supporting door front, hook supports into tabs WARNING located on inside of rail.
  • Page 7: Door Reversal

    Installation Reinstallation of the Doors CAUTION 1. Install hinge assemblies: To avoid possible injury and damage to property: • Install top hinge loosely with " hex head ⁄ • Place doors on a nonabrasive surface protected by screws. towels or rugs while working directly on doors. •...
  • Page 8 Installation 3. Locate handle trim in literature pack and Freezer Handles install over top and bottom of handle, as Partial-Width Handle illustrated. Materials Needed • Secure top handle trim with remaining • Phillips screwdriver screw removed in step 1. To Install: •...
  • Page 9 Installation 3. Push the left handle To Remove: base against the left 1. At the right end, flex the handle base away from door tab and slightly the surface of the freezer drawer. Simultaneously to the right, just slide the door handle removal card that came with enough to allow it to your refrigerator under the right side base of the hang unsupported.
  • Page 10: Installation

    Installation Connecting the Water Supply Materials Needed • " outer diameter flexible copper tubing ⁄ (select models) • Shut-off valve (requires a " hole to be drilled into ⁄ WARNING water supply line before valve attachment) • Adjustable wrench To reduce the risk of injury or death, follow •...
  • Page 11: Temperature Controls

    Temperature Controls Dial Temperature Controls Adjusting the Controls (select models) • 24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one or both compartments should be colder or warmer. If The controls are located at the top front of the so, adjust the control(s) as indicated in the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
  • Page 12 Temperature Controls Touch Temperature Controls Adjusting the Controls (select models) • 24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one or both compartments should be colder or warmer. If The controls are located at the top front of the so, adjust the control(s) as indicated in the refrigerator compartment.
  • Page 13: Fresh Food Features

    Fresh Food Features Shelves To Remove: Completely unload the shelf and pull the shelf forward. CAUTION When the shelf stops, press up on the tabs located To avoid personal injury or property damage, underneath its outside edges, then continue pulling observe the following: forward, clear of the frame.
  • Page 14: Door Storage

    Fresh Food Features The Crisper Top serves as the lower fresh food shelf. Full-width Door Shelf To Remove the Crisper Top: Full-width Door Shelf removes for easy cleaning. • Remove crisper drawers as indicated on page 14. To Remove: • Place hand under the frame to push up the glass. Lift •...
  • Page 15 Fresh Food Features Humidity-Controlled Crisper Drawers Temperature-Controlled Drawer (select models) The Crisper Drawers provide a higher humidity environment for fresh fruit and vegetable storage. The Wide-N-Fresh™ deli drawer is a full-width drawer with adjustable temperature control. This drawer can Controls be used for large party trays, deli items, beverages or The Crisper Controls regulate the amount of humidity miscellaneous items.
  • Page 16 Fresh Food Features Can Rack Accessories (select models) The Can Rack slides out from underneath the Spill- Wine Trivet/Can Rack (select models) Catcher™ shelf. It holds up to twelve 12-ounce beverage cans. The Wine Trivet/Can Rack accessory fits in the Wide-N- To Remove: Fresh™...
  • Page 17: Freezer Features

    Freezer Features Automatic Ice Maker cubes will rattle as they fall into an empty storage pan and the water valve may click or “buzz” (select models) occasionally. • If the ice is not used frequently, the ice cubes will Note become cloudy, shrink, stick together and taste stale.
  • Page 18: Freezer Features

    Freezer Features Shelves and Baskets Models with pullout freezer drawer: DANGER Models with swing freezer door: To prevent accidental child entrapment or Freezer Shelf (select models) suffocation risk, do not remove the divider in the top freezer basket. Select models have a shelf divider. Upper Wire Basket To Remove: •...
  • Page 19: Food Storage Tips

    Food Storage Tips Fresh Food Storage Frozen Food Storage • The fresh food compartment of a refrigerator should • The freezer compartment of a refrigerator should be be kept between 34° and 40° F (1° and 4° C) with an kept at approximately 0°...
  • Page 20: Food Storage Chart

    Food Storage Tips Food Storage Chart Storage times are approximate and may vary depending on type of packaging, storage temperature, and the quality of the food when purchased. FOODS REFRIGERATOR FREEZER STORAGE TIPS DAIRY PRODUCTS Butter 1 month 6 to 9 months Wrap tightly or cover.
  • Page 21 Food Storage Tips FOODS REFRIGERATOR FREEZER STORAGE TIPS VEGETABLES Asparagus 1 to 2 days 8 to 10 months Do not wash before refrigerating. Store in crisper. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, 3 to 5 days 8 to 10 months Wrap odorous foods. cauliflower, green peas, Leave peas in pods.
  • Page 22: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning WARNING CAUTION To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe To avoid personal injury or property damage, personal injury or death, disconnect power to observe the following: refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning, connect • Read and follow manufacturer’s directions for all power.
  • Page 23: Removing Odors From

    Care and Cleaning Removing Odors From Energy Saving Tips Refrigerator • Avoid overcrowding refrigerator shelves. This reduces air circulation around food and causes refrigerator to WARNING run longer. To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe • Avoid adding too much warm food to refrigerator at personal injury or death, disconnect power to one time.
  • Page 24: Replacing Light Bulbs Freezer

    Care and Cleaning Replacing Light Bulbs Freezer (style of light shield varies) 1. Reach behind the light WARNING cover. To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe 2. With firm pressure, press personal injury or death, disconnect power to forward on the notches at refrigerator before replacing light bulb.
  • Page 25: Preparing For Vacation

    Care and Cleaning Preparing for Vacation Upon your return: After a short vacation or absence: CAUTION For models with automatic ice makers: If your refrigerator has a dispenser and there is any • Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve possibility that the temperature can drop below (see page 9).
  • Page 26: Operating Sounds

    Operating Sounds Improvements in refrigeration design may produce sounds in your new refrigerator that are different or were not present in an older model. These improvements were made to create a refrigerator that is better at preserving food, is more energy efficient, and is quieter overall. Because new refrigerators run quieter, sounds may be detected that were present in older refrigerators, but were masked by higher sound levels.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO Freezer control and Refrigerator is in defrost mode. Normal operation. lights are on, but Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator restarts. compressor is not operating Crisper drawer Control settings are too low. See pages 10 or 11 to adjust controls.
  • Page 28 Troubleshooting PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO Water droplets form Humidity levels are high or door has See pages 10 or 11 to adjust your controls. on inside of been been opened frequently. Reduce time door is open. refrigerator Organize food items efficiently to assure door is open for as short a time as possible.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES WHAT TO DO Refrigerator is Plastic tubing was used to complete The manufacturer recommends using copper tubing leaking water water connection. for installation. Plastic is less durable and can cause leakage. The manufacturer is not responsible for property damage due to improper installation or water connection.
  • Page 30: Warranty & Service

    • Call the dealer from whom your appliance was purchased components which fail in normal home use during the or call Maytag Services , Maytag Customer Assistance at second year following the date of original retail purchase 1-800-688-9900 U.S.A. or 1-800-688-2002 Canada, to will be repaired or provided free of charge for the part locate an authorized servicer.

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