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Refrigerator Use; Using The Controls - KitchenAid 2318583 Use And Care Manual

Counter depth side by side refrigerator
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
NOTE: Make sure the refrigerator is plugged into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
For your convenience, your refrigerator controls are preset at the
factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make sure that the
controls are still preset to the mid-settings as shown.
The refrigerator control adjusts the refrigerator compartment
temperature. The freezer control adjusts the freezer
compartment temperature.
The displays normally show the actual temperature inside the
refrigerator and freezer. For information on displaying set point
temperatures, see "Viewing Set Points."
Wait 24 hours before you put food into the refrigerator. If you
add food before the refrigerator has cooled completely, your
food may spoil.
NOTE: Adjusting the refrigerator and freezer controls to a
lower (colder) setting will not cool the compartments any


Using the Controls

The factory recommended set points are 0°F (-18°C) for the
freezer and 37°F (3°C) for the refrigerator.
Set point range for the freezer: -6° to 6°F (-21°C to -14°C)
Set point range for the refrigerator: 32° to 46°F (0°C to 8°C)
To view the set point temperatures, press either the up or down
button for the refrigerator or freezer temperature. The display will
become brighter to indicate that you are viewing the set points.
Five seconds after an adjustment is made, the display lights will
dim and return to the actual temperature.
NOTE: During automatic defrost cycles, the actual temperature
displayed may be higher than the set point. This is normal. The
actual temperatures should return to the set points within a few
hours following completion of the defrost cycle.
The mid-settings indicated in the previous section should be
correct for normal household refrigerator usage. The controls are
set correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice
cream is firm.
If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or
freezer, first check the air vents to be sure they are not blocked.
If you need to adjust temperatures, use the settings listed in the
chart below as a guide. Wait at least 24 hours between
Turning Refrigerator On
If the refrigerator is off, press COOLING ON/OFF to turn the
cooling on.
To turn your refrigerator off, press COOLING ON/OFF. Your
refrigerator will not cool when the control is set to Off.
NOTE: Pressing the Cooling On/Off button does not
disconnect power to the refrigerator. The interior lights will
turn off if either compartment door is open for more than
10 minutes. Simply close and open the door to turn on the
interior lights.
Viewing Set Points
Adjusting Controls
FREEZER too warm/too little ice
FREEZER too cold
Control 1° lower
FREEZER Control 1°
Control 1° higher
FREEZER Control 1°


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