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TROUBLESHOOTING
Trythe solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Your
refrigerator
will not operate
Is the power supply cord unplugged?
Plug
into
a greunded
3 prong outlet.
Has a household
fuse
blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
Is the Refrigerator
Control
turned to the OFF position?
See "Using the Control."
The lights do not work
Is
the power
supply cord unplugged?
Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Is a light
bulb
loose
in the socket?
Unplug refrigerator
or
disconnect
power. Gently
remove the bulb and reinsert.
Plug
in refrigerator
or reconnect
power.
Has a light
bulb
burned
out?
Replace with
an appliance
bulb of the same wattage,
size, and shape.
See "Changing
the
Light
Bulb."
There
is water
in the defrost
drain
pan
Is the refrigerator
defrosting?
The
water will evaporate.
It is
normal for water to drip into the defrost
pan.
Is it more
humid
than
normal?
Expect that the water in the
defrost
pan will take longer to evaporate.
This is normal when
it is hot or humid.
The
motor
seems to run too
much
Is the temperature
outside
hotter
than normal?
Expect the
motor to run longer under warm
conditions.
At normal
outdoor
temperatures,
expect your motor to run about 40%
to 80% of the time. Under warmer conditions,
expect
it to run
even more of the time.
Has
a
large amount
of food
just
been added
to
the
refrigerator?
Adding
a large amount
of food warms the
refrigerator.
It is normal for the motor to run longer in order to
cool the refrigerator
back down.
Is
the
door opened often?
Expect the motor to run longer
when this occurs.
In order to conserve
energy, try to get
everything
you need out of the refrigerator
at once, keep food
organized
so it is easy to find, and close the door
as soon as
the food is removed.
Is
the control
set
correctly
for the surrounding
conditions?
See "Using the Control."
Is the door
closed
completely?
Push the doors firmly
shut.
If they will not shut all the way, see "The door
will not close
completely"
later in this section.
Are the
condenser
coils
dirty?
This prevents
air transfer and
makes the motor work harder. Clean the condenser
coils. See
"Cleaning."
Temperature is too warm
Is
the
door opened often?
Be aware that the refrigerator
will
warm when this occurs.
In order to keep the refrigerator
cool,
try to get everything
you need out of the refrigerator
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
refrigerator?
Adding
a large amount
of food warms the
refrigerator.
It can take several hours for the refrigerator
to
return to the normal temperature.
Is the
control
set
correctly
for
the
surrounding
conditions?
See "Using the Control."
Is
the
base grille blocked?
For best performance,
do not
install the refrigerator
behind
a cabinet door or block the base
grille.
There is interior moisture buildup
Is
the
door opened often?
To avoid humidity
buildup,
try to
get everything
you need out of the refrigerator
at once, keep
food organized
so it is easy to find, and close the door as
soon as the food is removed.
When the door is opened,
humidity
from the room air enters the refrigerator.
The more
often the door is opened,
the faster
humidity
builds up,
especially
when the room itself is very humid.
Is it humid?
It is normal for moisture
to build up inside the
refrigerator
when the air is humid.
Is
the food
packaged
correctly?
Check that all food is
securely
wrapped.
Wipe off damp food
containers
before
placing
in the refrigerator.
Is the control
set
correctly
for
the
surrounding
conditions?
See "Using the Control."
The door
is difficult
to open
Is
the
gasket dirty or sticky?
Clean the gasket and the
surface that it touches.
Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax on the
gasket following
cleaning.
The door will not close completely
Are food
packages
blocking
the door open?
Rearrange
containers
so that they fit more tightly
and take up less
space.
Are
the
shelves out of position?
Put the shelves back
into
their correct
positions.
See "Refrigerator
Use" for more
information.
Is
the
gasket
sticking?
Clean the gasket and the surface
that it touches.
Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax on the gasket
following
cleaning.
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