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IMPORTANTSAFETY
INFORMATION.
READALLINSTRUCTIONSBEFOREUSING.
WARNING!
HOWTOCONNECT
ELECTRICITY
Do not, under any circumstances,
cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. For
personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
The
power
cord
of lhis appliance
is equipped
with
a 3-prong
(gn'ounding)
plug
which
maws
wilh a
standard
_prong
(grounding)
wall outlet
to
minimize
the
possibility
of electric
shock
hazard
from
this
appliance.
Have
the
wall outlet
and
circuit
checked
by a
qualified
elecuician
to make
sure
the
outlet
is
properly
grounded,
If Ihe outlet
is a standard
2-prong
outlet,
it is your
personal
responsibilily
and
obligation
to have
it
replaced
with
a properly
grounded
_prong
wall
outlet.
The
refiigeralor
should
always
be plugged
into
its
own
individual
electrical
outlet
which
has
a voltage
rating
that
matches
the
rating
plate.
This provides
the
best performance
and also
prevents
overloading
hou_
wiring circuits which
could
cau_
a fire hazard
from overheated
wires.
Never unplug
your refrigerator
by pulling
on the
power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull su'aight
out fi'om the outlet
Repair or
replace
immediately
all power cords
that
have become
frayed or olhel_i_
damaged.
Do not
ttse a cord that shows cracks or abrasion
damage
along
iLslengll,
or at either
end.
When moving
the refrigerator
away from the
wall, be careful
not to roll over
or
damage
the
power cord.
USEOFADAPTERPLUGS
Adapt r
plugs
not permitted in Canada)
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against
the use of an adapter plug.
However,
if you must use an adapter,
where
local
codes permit,
a
temporaryconnection
may be made
to a properly
gTounded
2-prong wall outte t by use
ofa UIAisted
adapter
available at most local
hardware
stores.
The larger slot in the adapter
must be aligned with
the larger slot in the wall outlet to provide
proper
polmity
in the connection
of the power cord.
When disconnecting
ll,e power cord from the
adapter,
always hold
the adapter
in place wifla one
hand while pulling
II,e
power
cord
plug will,
dae
other
hand.
If this is not done,
dm adapter
ground
terminal
isveiy likely-to break with repeated
use.
If the adapter
ground
temdnal
breaks,
DONOTUSE
the refiigerator
until a proper
ground
has
been
established.
Attachingtheadaptergroundterminalto a waft outlet
coverscrewdoes
not ground
the applianceunlessthe
coverscrewis metal,and
not
insulated,andthe waft
outletis groundedthroughthehousewiring. Youshould
havethecircuit checkedby a quafifiedelectricianto make
surethe outlet isproperlygrounded.
READANDFOLLOWTHISSAFETY
INFORMATION
CAREFULLY.
SAVETHESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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