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PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
WATER
DISPENSER
Dispenser will not
Household water line valve is
Open household water line valve. See PROBLEM
dispense
water,
not open.
section ICE MAKER IS NOT MAKING ANY ICE.
Freezer door is not closed.
Ensure that freezer door is closed.
Ice & water filter cartridge is
Replace filter cartridge.
clogged.
Water has an odd taste
and/or odor.
Water has been in the tank for
a period of time.
Unit not properly connected to
cold water line.
Tubing used in the household
water supply and installation
may affect water taste and
odor.
Water has a high mineral
content.
Draw and discard 10 - 12 glasses of water to freshen
the supply and completely rinse out the tank.
Connect unit to cold water line that supplies water to
the kitchen faucet.
For best results, use copper tubing for water
connections.
Contact water treatment plant for help.
Water pressure is
Cut-off and cut-on pressures
Have someone turn up the cut-off and cut-on pressure
extremely low.
are too low (well systems
on the water pump system (well systems only).
only).
It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below
Reverse osmosis system is in
20 psi during the regenerative phase.
regenerative phase.
ODORS
IN REFRIGERATOR
Interior is dirty.
interior needs to be cleaned.
See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care and Cleaning
section.
Food with strong odors is in
Cover food tightly.
refrigerator.
OPENING/CLOSING
OF DOORS/DRA
WERS
Door(s) will not close.
Close both doors gently.
Door was closed too hard,
causing other door to open
slightly.
Refrigerator is not level It
rocks on the floor when moved
slightly.
Refrigerator is touching a wall
or cabinet.
Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately
support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct
a sagging or sloping floor.
Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately
support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct
a sagging or sloping floor.
Drawers are difficult to
Food is touching shelf on top
Keep less food in drawer.
move.
of drawer.
Track that drawers slide on is
Clean drawer, rollers, and track. See Care & Cleaning
dirty.
Chart in Care and Cleaning
section.
LIGHT
BULB IS NOT ON
Light bulb is not on.
Light bulb is burned out.
See Replacing Light Bulbs in Care and Cleaning
section.
Light switch is stuck.
Light switch is located on side of refrigerator and
freezer liners.
No electric current is reaching
See PROBLEM section RUNNING OF
refrigerator.
REFRIGERATOR.
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