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Power Interruptions
If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep the door or
doors closed (depending on your model) to help food stay cold
and frozen.
If the power will be out for more than 24 hours, do one of the
Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food locker.
Place 2 lbs (907 g) of dry ice in the freezer for every cubic foot
(28 L) of freezer space. This will keep the food frozen for 2 to
If neither a food locker nor dry ice is available, consume or can
perishable food at once.
REMEMBER: A full freezer stays cold longer than a partially filled
one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. If you see that food contains ice crystals, it may be
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, dispose of it.
Vacation Care
Your refrigerator is equipped with the Holiday Mode feature, which
is designed for the traveler who wishes to turn off the lights and
ice maker. By selecting this feature, the temperature set points
remain unchanged, the ice maker will be disabled and the interior
lights will turn off. For most efficient refrigerator operation, it is
recommended to exit the Holiday Mode when it is no longer
If You Choose to Leave the Refrigerator On While You’re
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. Press HOLIDAY MODE pad.
3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, shut off water
supply to the ice maker.
4. Empty the ice bin.
5. When you return from vacation, press HOLIDAY MODE to
return to normal operation.
If You Choose to Turn the Refrigerator Off Before You
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day
ahead of time.
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shutoff arm
to the OFF (up) position.
3. Depending on your model, turn the Thermostat Control
(or Refrigerator Control) to OFF. See “Using the Controls.”
4. Clean refrigerator, wipe it, and dry well.
5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop
them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and
mold from building up.
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Refrigerator Operation
The refrigerator will not operate
Power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Is outlet working? Plug in a lamp to see if the outlet is
Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues,
call an electrician.
Are controls on? Make sure the refrigerator controls are on.
See “Using the Controls.”
Is refrigerator defrosting? Your refrigerator will regularly run
an automatic defrost cycle. Recheck in 30 minutes to see if it
is operating.
New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the
refrigerator to cool completely.
NOTE: Adjusting the temperature controls to coldest setting
will not cool either compartment more quickly.
The motor seems to run too much
Your new refrigerator may run longer than your old one due to its
high-efficiency compressor and fans. The unit may run even
longer if the room is warm, a large food load is added, doors are
opened often, or if the doors have been left open.
The refrigerator is noisy
Refrigerator noise has been reduced over the years. Due to this
reduction, you may hear intermittent noises from your new
refrigerator that you did not notice from your old model. Below are
listed some normal sounds with an explanation.
Buzzing - heard when the water valve opens to fill the ice
Pulsating - fans/compressor adjusting to optimize
Rattling - flow of refrigerant, water line, or from items placed
on top of the refrigerator
Sizzling/Gurgling - water dripping on the heater during
defrost cycle
Popping - contraction/expansion of inside walls, especially
during initial cool-down
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.