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TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A., www.GladiatorGW.com
In Canada, www.gladiatorgarageworks.ca
The door will not close completely
Door
blocked
open?
Move
food
packages
away
from
door.
The refrigerator
will not
operate
Bin
or shelf
in the way?
Push
bin or shelf
back
in the
correct
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.
position.
Crisper
cover
in the way?
Make
sure the
crisper
cover
is fully
pushed
in, so that
the back
rests
on the supports.
The door is difficult
to open
Explosion
Hazard
Use nonflammable
cleaner.
Failure to do so can
result
in death,
explosion,
or
fire.
Power
cord
unplugged?
Plug
into a grounded
3 prong
outlet
Is
outlet
working?
Plug in a lamp to see if the
outlet
is working.
Household
fuse
blown
or
circuit
breaker
tripped?
Replace
the
fuse or reset the
circuit
breaker.
If
the
problem
continues,
call an
electrician.
Is
control
on?
Make
sure the
refrigerator
control
is on
See
"Using
the Control."
New
installation?
Allow
24 hours
following
installation
for the
refrigerator
to cool
completely.
NOTE:
Adjusting
the temperature
control
to
coldest
setting
will
not
cool
the
refrigerator
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,
the
door
is opened
often,
or if the door
has been
left open
Gaskets
dirty
or sticky?
Clean
gaskets
and
contact
surfaces
with
mild
soap
and warm
water.
Rinse
and dry with
soft
cloth.
Temperature is too warm
New
installation?
Allow
24 hours
following
installation
for the
refrigerator
to cool
completely
Door
opened
often
or
left
open?
Allows
warm
air to enter
refrigerator.
Minimize
door
openings
and
keep
door
fully closed.
Large
load
of food
added?
Allow
several
hours
for refrigerator
to return
to
normal
temperature
Control
set correctly
for tbe surrounding
conditions?
Adjust
the control
a setting
colder.
Check
temperature
in 24 hours.
See
"Using
the Control."
There is interior
moisture
buildup
The
refrigerator
seems
noisy
NOTE:
Some
moisture
build-up
is normal.
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
explanations.
Pulsating
- fans/compressor
adjusting
to optimize
performance.
Hissing/Rattling
- flow
of refrigerant,
movement
of water
lines,
or from
items
placed
on top
of the
refrigerator.
Popping
- contraction/expansion
of inside
walls,
especially
during
initial
cool-down.
Water
running/dripping
- may be heard
when
water
melts
during
defrosting
and
runs
into the drain
pan.
Humid
room?
Contributes
to moisture
build-up
Door
opened
often
or
left
open?
Allows
humid
air to enter
refrigerator.
Minimize
door
openings
and
keep
door
fully closed.
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