Energy saving ideas, Setting the controls – Electrolux - Gibson Top Freezer Frost Clear Refrigerator User Manual

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Energy Saving Ideas

Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room, out of direct sunlight and
away from heating ducts or registers. Do not place the refrigerator next to heat-
producing appliances such as a range, oven or dishwasher. If this is not possible,
a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation between the two
appliances will help the refrigerator operate more efficiently.

Level the refrigerator so the doors close tightly.

Refer to this Owner's Guide for the suggested refrigerator settings.

Periodic cleaning of the condenser will help the refrigerator run more
efficiently. See Outside in the "Care and Cleaning" section.

Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes the
refrigerator to run longer and use more energy. Shelves should not be lined with
aluminum foil, wax paper or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air
circulation, making the refrigerator less efficient, which could cause food

Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them in the refrigerator.
This cuts down on moisture build-up inside the unit.

Organize the refrigerator to reduce door openings. Remove as many items as
needed at one time and close the door as soon as possible.

Setting the Controls

Freezer Control

Cool Down Period

To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed
for at least 8 to 12 hours before loading with food.

Refrigerator and Freezer Controls

To start out, set control dials to the midpoint for a trial period of 24 hours.


After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Adjust temperatures one
number at a time.
For colder temperatures, turn the dial toward COLDEST. For
warmer temperatures, turn the dial toward COLD. The temperature will
increase or decrease, but not necessarily by 1, 2, or 3 degrees.

An adjustment made to one compartment may require an adjustment to the other.

Turning the refrigerator control will change the temperature in BOTH
compartments. If the refrigerator control is turned to OFF, cooling
stops in both compartments.

Turning the freezer control will change only the temperature in the freezer

To maintain temperatures, a fan circulates air in the refrigerator and freezer
compartments. For good circulation, do not block cold air vents with food items.

Moisture Reduction Switch

(some models)

If moisture forms on the metal between the two doors, set the Moisture Reduc-
tion Switch (located on the control box in the refrigerator compartment) to the
“ON” position. A heater will warm the surface and allow moisture to evaporate.

Refrigerator Control

Moisture Reduction Switch