Important safety instructions – Electrolux - Gibson 241512200A User Manual

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Important Safety Instructions

Please Read All Instructions Before Using This Refrigerator.


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

Do not operate the refrigerator in the presence of
explosive fumes.

Avoid contact with any moving parts of automatic ice

Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause
severe cuts, and also destroy finishes if they come in
contact with other appliances or furniture.


Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and any exterior
wrapping material immediately after the refrigerator is
unpacked. Children should NEVER use these items to play.
Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or
stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can quickly
cause suffocation.

These Guidelines Must Be Followed To Ensure That Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator
Will Operate Properly.


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.

Before you throw away your old refrigerator/ freezer:

Remove doors.

Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb

Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service


The refrigerator must be plugged into its own
dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only electric outlet.
The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a
three-prong grounding plug for your protection against
electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged directly
into a properly grounded three-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 adapter plug.

Immediately repair or replace any power cord that
becomes frayed or damaged.

Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power
cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out
from the receptacle to prevent damaging the power cord.

Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before
replacing a light bulb to avoid electrical shock.

Performance may be affected if the voltage varies by
10% or more. Operating the refrigerator with insufficient
power can damage the compressor. Such damage is
not covered under your warranty.

Do not plug the unit into an outlet controlled by a wall
switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being
turned off accidentally.

Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor
(GFI) circuit.

IMPORTANT: Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food
Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents
your refrigerator from cooling, but does not disconnect
the power to the light bulb and other electrical
components. To turn off power to your refrigerator, you
must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.