■You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating air through
the refrigerator and freezer compartments. The fan speed
may increase as you open the doors or add warm food.
■Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the
water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
■Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost cycle
may cause a sizzling sound.
■As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to
the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
■Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause a
■You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
■You may hear water running into the drain pan during the
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to permit
airflow between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown in
the illustration, cool air enters the freezer section through vents in
the rear and top. The air flows forward through the freezer section
and recirculates under the freezer floor. Cool air enters the
refrigerator section through the top, flows down and across
shelves to the doors and recirculates to return air vents at the
Do not block any of these vents with food packages. If the vents
are blocked, airflow will be prevented and temperature and
moisture problems may occur.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any
odors formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To prevent
odor transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
Using the Controls
The temperature controls are located at the top front of the
For your convenience, your refrigerator and freezer controls are
preset at the factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make
sure that the refrigerator and freezer controls are still preset to the
recommended setting as shown.
Recommended Setting “4”
■To turn your refrigerator off, press the freezer down arrow
touch pad until a dash (-) appears in both the refrigerator and
freezer displays. Neither compartment will cool.
■The recommended settings should be correct for normal
household refrigerator use. The controls are set correctly
when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream
■The refrigerator control adjusts the refrigerator compartment
temperature. The freezer control adjusts the freezer
compartment temperature. The temperature control range for
each compartment is 1 through 7 (coldest).
■Wait 24 hours for your refrigerator to c ool completely before
adding food. If you add food before the refrigerator has
cooled completely, your food may spoil.
NOTE: Adjusting the Refrigerator and Freezer Controls to a
higher (colder) than recommended setting will not cool the
compartments any faster.
■If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or
freezer, first check the air vents to be sure they are not
blocked before adjusting the controls.
If you need to adjust the temperature in either the refrigerator or
freezer compartment, use the settings listed in the chart below as
Press the up or down arrow touch pads to adjust the
temperature. Except when starting the refrigerator, do not adjust
either control more than one setting at a time. Wait 24 hours for
the temperature to stabilize between adjustments.
REFRIGERATOR too warm
- Door opened often, large amount
of food added or room
temperature very warm
Control one setting
FREEZER too warm/ice not made
- Door opened often, or large
amount of food added or very cold
room temperature (can’t cycle
- Heavy ice usage
Adjust FREEZER or
one setting higher