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TROUBLESHOOTING
Trythe solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
The refrigerator will not operate
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.
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.
Are controls
on?
Make sure the refrigerator
controls
are on.
See "Using the Controls."
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
maker
Pulsating
- fans/compressor
adjusting
to optimize
performance
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
Water running
- may be heard when water melts during the
defrost
cycle and runs into the drain pan
Creaking/Cracking
- occurs
as ice is being ejected
from the
ice maker
mold.
The doors
will
not close
completely
Check
the following:
Are food packages
blocking
the door open?
Are all bins and shelves
pushed back
into the correct
positions?
The doors
are difficult to open
Explosion
Hazard
Use nonflammable
cleaner.
Failure
to
do so
can
result
in
death,
explosion,
or fire.
Are the
gaskets
dirty
or
sticky?
Clean gaskets
with mild
soap and warm water.
Has the door
been opened
and closed
within
the
last few
seconds?
Wait at least 30 seconds
to reopen the doors.
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