First steps – Electrolux - Gibson Top Freezer Frost Clear Refrigerator User Manual

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First Steps

Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps:


Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. DO NOT use an
extension cord or an adapter plug.

If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct sunlight and away from the range,
dishwasher or other heat sources.

The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is level and strong enough
to support a fully loaded refrigerator.

Consider water supply availability for models equipped with an automatic ice


Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature will drop below 60°F
(15°C) or rise above 110°F (43°C). The compressor will not be able to maintain
proper temperatures.

Allow space around the unit for good air circulation. Leave a 1 inch (25 mm)
space behind and a 3 inch (75 mm) space above the refrigerator for adequate

In a recessed installation, allow an extra 1/2 inch (10-15 mm) on each side for
ease of installation.

For best circulation, elevate the unit 1 inch (25 mm) from the floor, especially
if the floor is carpeted.

Door Opening

The doors should open to allow easy access to a counter when removing food.
• Do not position the refrigerator so you have to walk around the refrigerator doors.
• Reverse the doors if necessary. See "Door Reversal Instructions."


All four corners of refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor. Some models are
equipped with adjustable screw-type levelers. Others are equipped with rollers. If
your refrigerator did not come with rollers, they can be purchased from your dealer.

Remove toe grille (some models). See Toe Grille Instructions on page 13.

To adjust screw-type levelers (some models): Tip cabinet back slightly and
raise adjusting bolts as needed.

To adjust front rollers (some models): Use a screwdriver, 3/8" socket
wrench, or nutdriver to adjust rollers as shown.

RAISE THE FRONT of cabinet enough so doors will close freely when opened
halfway. Level cabinet side to side.


Wash the inside, all removable parts and the outside with mild detergent and
warm water. Wipe dry. Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces.

Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments that can scratch the appliance
surface, when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape or energy
label can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or, touch
the residue with the sticky side of tape already removed.

Do not remove the serial plate.







Proper air circulation and leveling will
ensure efficient operation.

Exposed bolt (some models)

Sunken bolt (some models)