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PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
TEMPERATURES
ARE TOO WARM
Freezer/Refrigerator
Doors are opened too
Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is
temperature Is too warm.
frequently or too long.
opened. Open the door less often.
Doer is slightly open.
See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING
OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
Condenser is dirty.
Clean condenser. See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care
and Cleaning
section.
Freezer temperature
is too
=
Freezer control is set too
=
Set freezer control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours
warm. Refrigerator
warm.
for temperature to stabilize.
temperature
is satisfactory.
Refrigerator temperature is
=
Refrigerator control is set too
=
Set refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow 24
too warm. Freezer
warm.
hours for temperature to stabilize.
temperature
is satisfactory.
Temperature
in the Meat
=
Meat Keeper Temperature
=
Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a colder
Keeper is too warm (some
Control is set too warm.
setting.
models).
WA TEn/MOISTURE/FROST
INSIDE
REFRIGERA
Ton
Weather is hot and humid.
Moisture collects on inside
of refrigerator walls.
Door is slightly open.
Door is opened too often or too
long.
Open containers.
The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating
increases.
See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING
OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
Open door less often.
Keep containers covered.
Water collects on bottom
Vegetables contain and give
It is not unusual to have moisture on the bottom side of
side of drawer cover,
off moisture,
the cover.
Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.
Water collects in bottom of
Washed vegetables and fruit
Dry items before putting them in the drawer. Water
drawer,
drain while in the drawer,
collecting in bottom of drawer is normal
WA TEn/MOISTURE/FROST
OUTSIDE
REFRIGERA
Ton
Moisture collects on
Weather is humid.
This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is
outside of refrigerator
or
lower, the moisture should disappear.
between doors.
Door is slightly open, causing
See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING
OF
cold air from inside refrigerator
DOORS/DRAWERS.
to meet warm air from outside.
AUTOMATIC
ICE MAKER
Ice maker is not making
any ice.
Ice maker wire signal arm is in
the "up" or OFF position.
Household water line valve is
not open.
Freezer is not cold enough.
Saddle valve on cold water
pipe is clogged or restricted by
foreign material
Check to see if the water
dispenser is dispensing water.
Move wire signal arm to the "down" or ON position.
Turn on household water line valve.
See PROBLEM section TEMPERATURES
ARE TOO
WARM.
Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve.
Ensure that valve is not a self-piercing saddle valve.
Clean valve. Replace valve if necessary.
If not, the ice & water filter cartridge is dogged or
restricted by foreign material, and must be replaced.
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