Important safety instructions – Electrolux - Gibson Top Freezer Frost Clear Refrigerator User Manual

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Important Safety

Proper Disposal of

Your Refrigerator/Freezer


Risk of child entrapment.

Child entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned refrigerators or freezers are
still dangerous — even if they will sit for
"just a few days." If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator or freezer, please
follow the instructions below to help
prevent accidents.

• Remove


• Leave

shelves in
place, so
may not

Avoid fire hazard or

electric shock. Do not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug. Do not remove
any prong from the power cord.

Read all instructions before using this refrigerator.

For Your Safety

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance. Read product labels for flammability and other warnings.

Child Safety

• Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately

after the refrigerator is unpacked. Children should never use these items for play.
Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may
become airtight chambers and can quickly cause suffocation.

• Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause severe cuts and destroy

finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.

• An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator or freezer is a very dangerous attraction

to children. Remove the door of any appliance that is not in use, even if
it is being discarded

Electrical Information

These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety mechanisms in the
design of this refrigerator will operate properly.
The refrigerator must be plugged into its own 115 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only

electrical outlet. The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a 3-prong
grounding plug for your protection against shock hazards. It must be plugged
directly into a properly grounded 3-prong receptacle. The receptacle must be
installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified
electrician. Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.

• If voltage varies by 10 percent or more, performance of your refrigerator may be

affected. Operating the refrigerator with insufficient power can damage the
compressor. Such damage is not covered under your warranty. If you suspect your
voltage is high or low, consult your power company for testing.

• To prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally, do not plug the unit

into an outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord.

• Do not pinch, knot, or bend the power cord in any manner.

Other Precautions

• Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug

firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle.

• To avoid electrical shock, unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before

replacing a light bulb. NOTE: Turning the control to OFF turns off the compressor, but
does not disconnect power to the light bulb or other electrical components.

• Do not operate the refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.
• If the refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, avoid contact with any moving parts.