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The lights do not work
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.
Is the power supply cord unplugged?
Plug
into
a grounded
3
prong
outlet.
Is a light bulb loose in the socket or burned
out?
See
"Changing
the Light Bulb."
There is water in the defrost drain pan (on some models)
Is
the
freezer
defrosting?
The water will evaporate.
It is
normal for water to drip into the defrost
pan.
Is it
more
humid than normal?
When it is humid, expect that
the water in the defrost pan will take longer to evaporate.
The motor seems to run too much
Is there
excessive
frost or a package
keeping the door
from
closing?
Defrost
and
clean the
freezer,
or
move
the
package
so the door closes properly.
Is the room temperature
hotter than normal?
The motor will
run longer under warm conditions.
At normal room
temperatures,
your motor will run about 40% to 80% of the
time. Under warmer conditions,
it will run even more.
Has a large amount
of food just
been
added to the
freezer?
Adding
a large amount
of food warms the freezer.
The motor
normally
will run longer to cool the freezer back
down.
Is the door opened often?
The motor will run longer when
this occurs.
Conserve energy by getting
all items out at one
time, keeping food organized,
and closing the door as soon as
possible.
Is the control set correctly
for
the surrounding
conditions?
See "Using the Control."
Is the door completely
closed?
Push the door firmly shut. If
it will not shut all the way, see "The door will not close
completely
or is difficult
to open"
later in this section.
Are the condenser
coils dirty (on some models)?
This
blocks
air transfer
and makes the motor work
harder. Clean
the condenser
coils. See "Freezer Care."
Is the door gasket sealed
all
the way around?
Contact
a
qualified
person or a technician.
Is there enough
air circulation
space around the
freezer?
See "Location
Requirements."
NOTE:
If the problem
is not due to any of the above,
remember
that your new freezer will run longer than your old
one due to its high-efficiency
motor.
The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice
(on some models)
Has the ice maker just
been
installed?
Wait 72 hours for full
ice production
to begin. Once your freezer is cooled, the ice
maker should
produce
70-120
cubes every 24 hours.
Is the
freezer
temperature
cold enough to produce ice?
Wait 24 hours after hookup for
ice
production.
See "Using the
Control."
Is the wire shutoff arm in the
OFF
(arm up)
position?
Lower
the wire shutoff
arm to the ON (arm down) position.
See "Ice
Maker."
Is the water
line shutoff valve to the
freezer
turned
on?
Turn on the water valve. See "Connect
the Water Supply."
Does the ice maker
mold have water
in it or has no ice
been
produced?
Be sure your freezer has been connected
to
a water supply
and the supply
shutoff valve is turned
on. See
"Connect
the Water Supply."
Is an ice cube jammed
in the
ejector
arm?
Remove the
ice
from the ejector arm with a plastic
utensil. See "Ice Maker."
Has a large amount
of ice just
been
removed?
Allow
24 hours for ice maker to produce
more ice.
Is the control set correctly?
If too little
ice is
produced,
see
"Using the Control."
NOTE:
If not due to any of the above, there may be a problem
with the water line. Call for service.
Off-taste,
odor or gray color inthe ice (on some models)
Are the
plumbing
connections
new, causing discolored
or
off-flavored
ice?
Discard the first few batches
of
ice.
Have
the ice cubes
been stored
too
long? Throw
old ice
away and make a new supply.
Explosion
Hazard
Use nonflammable
cleaner.
Failure
to do
so can
result
in
death,
explosion,
or fire.
Do the freezer and ice
bin
need to
be
cleaned?
See
"Freezer Care."
Does the water
contain minerals
(such as sulfur)?
A filter
may need to be installed to remove the minerals.
Temperature is too warm
Are the air vents
blocked?
Move objects away from the air
vents. See "Ensuring
Proper Air Circulation"
for air vent
locations.
Is the door opened
often?
Be aware that the freezer will
warm when this occurs.
In order to keep the freezer cool, try
to get everything
you need out of the freezer at once, keep
food organized
so it is easy to find, and close the door as
soon as the food is removed.
Has a large amount
of food just been added to the
freezer?
Adding
a large amount
of food warms the freezer. It
can take several hours for the freezer to return to the normal
temperature.
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