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Refrigerator Use & Care Guide
Model:
RB17A2CSE
RB17A2CWE
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Thank you for choosing Hisense. We are sure you will find your new refrigerator a pleasure to use. However, before you use the appliance, we recommend that you read through these instructions carefully, which provide details about installing and using the product. Please keep a copy for future reference.

Important Safety Instructions

Read and follow all safety messages. Save these instructions.
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Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- icon WARNING

  1.  Please ensure that everyone using this appliance is familiar with its operations and safety features. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities unless supervised or are properly instructed.
  2. This appliance is intended to be used in residential households and similar applications.
  3. Keep explosive and flammable substances away from the unit. Do not store similar materials in the refrigerator.
  4. Disconnect power before servicing or installing an Ice Maker.
  5. Use non-flammable cleaner.
  6. Use 2 or more people to remove old unit and install this unit.
  7. Connect to potable water supply only.
  8.  Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
  9. Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
  10. Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
  11. The instructions include the following wording regarding the use of extension cords: Do not use an extension cord or ungrounded (two-prong) adapters. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
  12. Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- icon  DANGER
To avoid the risks that are always present when using an electric appliance, we recommend that you pay attention to the instructions about electricity below.

  1. The appliance requires a single-phase 115V/60Hz power supply. tt has an o power cord that has a 3-prong wounding plug that minimizes the possibility of electrical shock. This appliance must be grounded. Do not remove the grounding prong or modify the power plug.
  2. The unit should be plugged into a dedicated electrical outlet that meets current standards and requirements. Do not plug anything else into the same outlet and ensure the appliance is the only thing plugged into the entire circuit. It should have its own dedicated breaker. Otherwise. this may overload the circuit and cause a fire.
  3. Do not modify the power plug. The power plug must be accessible when the appliance is installed.
  4.  The appliance should not be turned off with a switch or other device.
  5. Make sure that the plug is not squashed or damaged. Otherwise. It may cause short circuits, electric shocks or overheating and even cause a fie.
  6. Do not insert the power plug if the socket Is loose, there Is a risk of electric shock or fire.
  7. Switch off the appliance and disconnect it from the main power before you clean or move it.
  8.  Never unplug the appliance by pulling on the electrical cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull it straight out from the socket to prevent damaging the power cord.
  9. Do not operate the appliance without the cover over interior fighting.
  10. Any electrical component must be replaced or repaired by a qualified electrician or authorized service engineer. Only genuine replacement pads should be used.
  11. To avoid eye injury, do not look direct Into the LED light located in the refrigerator compartment. If it is not functioning correctly, consult a qualified, registered electrician or replace it in accordance with the crooning and care chapter.
  12. The refrigerant isobutene (R600a) is contained within the refrigerant circuit of the appliance. During transportation and installation of the appliance, ensure that none of the components of the refrigerant circuit becomes damaged. The refrigerant (R6300) is flammable.
  13. Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old appliance: Take off the doors and leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- icon CAUTION

  1.  Don’t store products that contain flammable propellants (e.g. spray cans) or explosive substances in the appliances.
  2. Avoid open flames (candles. lamps etc.) and sources of ignition.
  3. Thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated.
  4. Unpack and check through the appliance. Should any damage be evident? dont plug in the appliance but contact the shop Immediately from which you purchased it. Keep all packing materials in this case.
  5. We recommend that you wait for 4 hours before correcting the appliance to allow the refrigerant to flow back into the compressor.

General safety and daily use
It is important to use your appliance safely. We recommend that you follow the guidelines below.
We recommend that you keep this user’s manual with the appliance for future reference. This appliance Is Intended to be used In households and similar applications such as:
-Staff kitchen areas in shops. offices and other working environments;
-Clients in hotels, motels, and other residential types of the environment; -Bed and breakfast type of environments;
-Catering and similar non-metal applications.
Lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have supervision or been given instruction concerning use of the appliance. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Store any food In accordance with the storage instructions from the manufacturer.
Don’t try to repair the appliance yourself. It is dangerous to otter the specifications or modifies this product In any way. Any damage to the power cord may cause a short circuit fire or electric shock.
Don’t place too much food directly against the air outlet on the rear wall of both the refrigerator and freezer compartment, as it affects sufficient air circulation.
Dart place hot Items near the plastic components of this appliance.
Frozen food must not be refrozen once It has been thawed out.
Don’t store bottled or canned drinks (especially carbonated drinks) in the freezer compartment. Bottles and cans may explode.
Use caution consuming popsicles or ice cubes straight from the freezer as this can cause freezer burn to the mouth and lips.
Safety for children and infirm persons
Keep all packaging away from children to avoid the risk of suffocation.
Protect children from being scalded by touching the compressor at the rear bottom of the appliance
Don’t place items on top of the appliance as this could cause injury should they fall off.
Never allow children to play with the appliance by hanging or standing over or on the doors, or racks. shelves and drawers etc.

Refrigerator Overview

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG1
  1. Display panel
  2. Air Duct
  3. Glass shelf
  4. Crisper cover
  5. Crisper Drawer
  6. Ice maker ( optional )
  7. Ice bucket ( inside/optional )
  8. Upper freezer drawer
  9. Lower freezer drawer
  10. Adjustable bottom feet
  11. Half-Width Door Bin (x4)
  12. Door Gasket
  13. Full-Width Door Bin
  14. Roll wheel
  15. Fridge door
  16. Handle(x2 Package Contents
  17. Freezer door

Spare parts, used when reversing the door 

  1. Spare parts, used when reversing the door
  2. Middle left hinge
  3. Left hinge cover
  4. Upper left hinge
  5. Stopper block
  6. Handle supports (x4)
    Assembly tool:
    B -Allen Wrench1/8″
    C -Allen Wrench 5/32″
    D -Wrench 7/8″

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- icon NOTE

  • Due to unceasing modification of our products, your refrigerator may be slightly different from this instruction manual, but its functions and using methods remain the same
  • To get the best energy efficiency of this product, please place all shelves, drawers, and baskets on their original position as in the illustration above.

Installing Your New Appliance

Before using the appliance for the first time, you should be informed of the following tips.
Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- icon Warning! For proper installation, this refrigerator must be placed on a level surface of hard material that is the same height as the rest of the flooring. This surface should be strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator. The rollers, which are not castors, should be only used for forwarding or backward movement. Moving the refrigerator sideways may damage your floor and the rollers. Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG3

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- icon Ventilation of appliance
In order to improve the efficiency of the cooling system and save energy, it is necessary to maintain good ventilation around the appliance for the dissipation of heat. For this reason, sufficient clear space should be available around the refrigerator.
Suggestion
It is advisable for there to be at least 3 inches (75mm) of clearance from the back of the fridge to the wall, at least 3.9 inches (100mm) of clearance from its top, at least 3 3.9 inches (100mm)from its side to the wall and a clear space in front to allow the doors to open 130°. As shown in the following diagrams.

dimension
a 56.3″ (1430mm)
b 43.3″(1 101 mm)
c 29.1″ (740mm)
d 26.6″ (675.5mm)
e 31.1″ (790mm)
f 34.3″ (870mm)
g 52 ” (1321mm)
h 69.1″ (1756mm)
Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG2 Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG4

Note:

  • This appliance performs well with ambient temperatures between 55°F (12.8°C ) to 110°F (43.3°C ). The appliance may not work properly if left at a temperature above or below the indicated range.
  • Stand your appliance in a dry place to avoid high moisture
  • Keep the appliance out of direct sunlight, rain or frost. Stand the appliance away from heat sources such as stoves, fires or heaters.

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG5

Tools you may need

Not
provided
Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG63 Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG60
Philips Screwdriver &
Slotted Screwdriver
Socket Wrench
(5/16″, 8mm)
Provided Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG61 Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG62
Allen Wrench
(5/32″,4mm )
( 1 /8 “,3mm )
Wrench

Installing the handles

Before you use the appliance, you have to install the handles provided in the fridge chamber. The longer one is fridge door handle, the shorter one is freezer door handle. Please follow the procedures below to install and reverse the handle.

  • Take out the screw hole covers on the doors, and install the handle supports(C). Place the handle (A) on the door by fitting the handle over the handle supports (C), then fasten the screws (B) with 3mm Allen wrench (provided in a plastic bag).

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG6

•When you reverse the fridge door, please move the handle (A), the screws (B) and the handle supports (C) to the right side. Move the screw hole covers (D) to the left side.

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG7 Reversing the fridge door
The side at which the door opens can be changed, from the right side (as supplied) to the left side, if the installation site requires.

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- icon Waming
When reversing the door, the appliance must not be connected to the mains. Ensure that the plug is removed from the mains socket..
Note: When required, tilt the refrigerator back in order to gain access to the base, you should rest the appliance on soft foam packaging or similar material to avoid damaging the backboard of the refrigerator. To reverse the door, the following steps are generally recommended.

  1.  Stand the refrigerator upright. Open the upper door to take out all door racks (to avoid racks being damaged) and then close the door.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG11
  2.  With the door closed, loosen the screw (0) and remove the upper hinge cover (E) on the top right side of the appliance and remove 3 special flange screws (F) with socket wrench. Keep the upper hinge cover for future reference.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG12
  3. Remove the upper hinge (Please hold the upper door by hand when installing).
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG9
  4. Use your both hands to open the door more than 90°. Lift it up and take it off.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG10
  5. Loosen the two screws(G) on the right bottom of the fridge door,then take out the right stopper block(H) and the right door stopper(I).Then install the left stopper block(K) and the left door stopper(J) (provided in the plastic bag)
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG13
  6. Open the freezer door, then loosen 2 screws (Q with 5/32- Allen Wrench (provided in plastic) and remove the middle hinge (m). Keep the middle hinge (M) for future reference.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG14
  7. Change screw hole covers on a middle cover plate from left to right
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG16
  8. Put out the left middle hinge (N) (provided in plastic). Then screw it with 2 screws (L) from the right side
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG18
  9. Screw out the upper hinge axis turn the upper hinge over and fix the axis on it. ben place it at the side for use.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG20
  10. . Close the freezer door. Refer to step 4, put the fridge door back on the other side, then close the fridge door and move it to an appropriate position.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG15
  11. Put the upper hand on the top left side refer to step 3
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG17
  12. Put out the upper hinge cover ( p) from the plastic bag provided, Install them refer to step 2.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG19

Freezer Door Removal In case your home access door is too narrow for the refrigerator to pass through, remove the refrigerator doors and drawers as follows.

  1. Firstly. open the upper door, then pull out the freezer door and upper freezer drawer to the final position. Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG21
  2. lake out the upper freezer drawer by lifting it up from the rail systerryth e-push the roil system back
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG22
  3. Pernove the Ichver freezer droner by hung II up
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG24
  4. Remove the 2 screws attached to the support acme.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG25
  5. Psal out the freeze( door and Ift it up in the oar: chars of the arrow.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG23

Re-assembling the freezer door
To reattach the droner ether you moved the appliance to its final foci: short assemble also ports al revered order.

Installing the water lines

In order lot the ice maker to °petal° properly. a water line is required. You may need to purchase a water purifying system to do that. The water connection must be made by a qualified plumber. If ! the refrigerator is installed in a tree with low water pressure (below 30psi/207KPO). you can install a booster pump to compensate for the low pressure.

  • The maximum Inlet water pressure is 101.5psi/7130kack
  • The minimum Inlet water pressure is 30psi/207kPa.

Important: Operation outside the water pressure range may cause malfunction and severe.damaging water leaks.
Note: if the water pressure is ln than what is required, ice cubes could be hollow Or irregularly shaped.

Connect Water Line to Household Water
The following are two methods of connecting to your household water supply. Use the instructions specific to your installation.
IMPORTANT: Turn off the main water supply. Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear the line of water.
You will need the following tools(not supplied).

Phillips screwdriver
Flat-blade screwdriver
1 /2″ or adjustable wrench
Drill and 1 /4″ drill bit
Quarter-turn shutoff valve 1 PCS
1 /4″ shutoff valve with saddle clamp 1 PCS
9 Ferrule (sleeve) 2 PCS
/4″compression nut 2 PCS 0
/4″ water line 1 PCS

Method 1: Quarter-turn Shutoff Valve
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.

  1. Use a quarter-turn shutoff valve or the equivalent served by a household supply line.
    NOTE: To allow sufficient water flow to the refrigerator, a minimum 1/2″ household supply line is recommended.
  2. Using the ferrule (sleeve) and 1/4″ compression nut, connect the 1/4″ water line to the quarter-turn shutoff valve.
    NOTE: Do not overtighten.Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG26
  3. Place the free end of the 1/4″ water line into an empty container or sink.
  4. Turn on the main water supply and open the quarter-turn shutoff valve to flush the 1/4″ water line of any contaminants. Run water until it is clear.

Method 2: Shutoff Valve With Saddle clamp 
NOTE: Do not use a piercing-type or 3/16″ (4.76 mm) saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs easier.

  1. Find a 1/2″ to 11/4″ (12.7 mm to 31.8 mm) vertical water inlet near the refrigerator.
    IMPORTANT:
    • Make sure it is a cold household supply line.
    • Horizontal pipe will work, but the following procedure must be followed: Drill on the top side of the pipe, not the bottom. This will help keep water away from the drill. This also keeps normal sediment from collecting in the valve.
  2. Determine the length of 1/4″ water line you need. Measure from the connection on the rear of the refrigerator to the water pipe. Add 7 ft (2.1 m)to allow for cleaning. Use 1/4″ (6.35 mm) O.D. (outside diameter) water line.
  3. Using a cordless drill, drill a 1/4″ hole in the household supply line you have selected.
  4. Fasten the 1/4″shutoff valve to the household supply line with the saddle clamp.Be sure the outlet solidly in the end is 1/4″ drilled hole in the household supply line and that the washer is under the saddle clamp.
    Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the saddle clamp screws slowly and evenly so the washer makes a watertight seal. Do not overtighten.

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F. Household Supply Line
B .Ferrule (sleeve)
C. 1/4″ shutoff valve with a saddle clamp
D.1/4″ compression nut
E.1/4″ water line

5. Slip the ferrule(sleeve) and 1/4″ compression nut on the 1/4″ water line as shown. Insert the end of the tubing into the outlet end squarely as far as it will go. Screw 1/4″ compression nut onto the outlet end with an adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten or you may crush the 1/4″ water line.
6. Place the free end of the 1/4″ water line into an empty container or sink.
7. Turn on the main water supply and open the shutoff valve to flush the 1/4″ water line of any contaminants. Run water until it is clear. Connect Water Line to Refrigerator.

(2) Connect Water Line to Refrigerator
IMPORTANT: If you turn the refrigerator on before the water is connected, turn off the ice maker.

  1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the power.
  2. Close shutoff valve.
  3.  Thread a 1/4″ compression nut and ferrule  (sleeve) onto the free end of the 1/4″ water line.
  4. Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG38Insert the free end of the 1/4″ water line into the brass fitting attached to the water inlet on the back of the refrigerator.
  5. Slide the 1/4″ compression nut over the ferrule (sleeve) and screw the 1/4″ compression nut onto the brass ftting.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG37D. 1/4″ compression nut
    E. 1/4″ water line
    C .Ferrule (sleeve)
    G. Brass fitting
    H . Water inlet
  6. Confirm that 1/4″ water line is secure by gently pulling on it.
  7. Turn on the water supply and check for leaks.
    Correct any leaks.

Display Controls

Please use the instructions and images below as a reference when using your appliance. Your exact model may be slightly different than the image below.

Models with ice maker Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG39Models without ice makerHisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG40

Controlling the temperature
We recommend that when you start your refrigerator for the first time, the temperature for the refrigerator is set to 39°F(4°C) and the freezer is set to 0°F(-18°C). If you want to change the temperature, follow the instructions below.
Caution! When you set a temperature, you set an average temperature for the whole refrigerator cabinet. Temperatures inside each compartment may vary from the temperature displayed on the panel, depending on how much food you store and where you place them. Ambient temperature may also affect the actual temperature inside the appliance.

  1.  °F /°C Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG45
    To toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit on the display, press and hold the “TEMP.” button for three seconds.
  2. Fridge Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG46
    Press the “ZONE” button until the “Fridge” icon lights up, then press the “TEMP.” button to select a temperature setting.
    If you have set the temperature type to Fahrenheit, the temperature settings cycle from 44°F to 34°F.Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG47If you have set the temperature type to Celsius, the temperature settings cycle from 7°C to 1°C.
    Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG48FreezerHisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG41
  3. Press the “ZONE” button until the “Freezer” icon lights up, then press the “TEMP.” button to select a temperature setting.
    If you have set the temperature type to Fahrenheit, the temperature settings cycle from 7°F to -11°FHisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG42If you have set the temperature type to Celsius, the temperature settings cycle from -14°C to -24°C.Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG43
  4. Super Cool Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG43
    Super Cool can refrigerate the food quicker and keep food fresh for a longer period. This is useful to activate before inserting a large amount of warm/room temperature food.
    Press the “MODE” button to activate this function. The “Super Cool” icon will be illuminated and the fridge temperature indicator will display 34°F (1°C).
    Super Cool will automatically turn off after 3 hours.
    When the super Cool function is on you can turn it off by pressing the “MODE” or setting the fridge temperature. To manually turn off the Super Cool function, the fridge temperature setting will revert back to the previous setting.
  5. Energy saving Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG50
    Press the “MODE” button to turn on the energy-saving function, and the “Energy saving” icon will be illuminated.
    When the energy-saving function is on, the temperature of the fridge is automatically switched to 43°F (6°C) and the temperature of the freezer is automatically switched to 1°F(-17°C).
    When the energy-saving function is on you can switch it off by pressing the “MODE” or “TEMP.” button and the refrigerator temperature setting will revert back to the previous setting.
  6. Super Freeze Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG51
    Super Freeze will quickly lower the temperature within the freezer so food will freeze faster than usual. This feature also helps to keep the vitamins and nutrition of fresh food fresh for a longer period.
    • Press the “MODE” button to activate this function. The “Super Freeze” icon will be illuminated and the temperature for the freezer is set to -11°F (-24°C).
    •  Super freezer will automatically turn off after 52 hours.
    •  When the Super Freeze function is on you can turn it off by pressing the “MODE” or setting freezer temperature. To manually turn off the Super freezer function, the freezer temperature setting will revert back to the previous setting.
    NOTE: When you select the Super Freeze function, ensure there are no bottled or canned drinks (especially carbonated drinks) in the freezer compartment. Bottles and cans may explode.
  7. ICE(models with ice maker) Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG52
    The ice maker is located inside the freezer compartment, near the top of the compartment.
    When the ice maker makes ice, the ice is stored in an ice storage box inside the upper freezer drawer.
    • Press the “ICE” button to turn the ice maker on or off. When the ice maker is turned on, the Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG52  icon lights.
    • To use ice, open the freezer compartment door, then pull open the upper freezer drawer and remove ice from the storage box.
  8. POWER Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG49
    Press and hold the “POWER” button for three seconds to turn the power function on or off.
    When the power function is on, the icon lights, and the display board will show “OF”.
    NOTE:
    When the power function is on, the refrigerator is stopped cooling.
  9. Door Alarm
    • When the door of the fridge or freezer is open for over 2 minutes, the control panel will show “dr”.
    The door alarm will turn off about 8 minutes later.
    • To save energy, don’t keep the door open for a long time when using the refrigerator. In the case of a door alarm, it can clear the door alarm by closing the doors.
  10. Demo mode
    • Demo Mode is for store display only.
    •  In this mode, the light, and the display operation are normal, but the refrigerator is not cooling. When the refrigerator is in the Demo Mode, if consumers open the door or no keys operation for 30 seconds with the door opened, the temperature control panel will show as follows from A to F.Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG53 •  To exit this mode, you could press the leftmost key and the rightmost key at the same time for 3 seconds, then you can see the whole control panel light up for 1 second.
    NOTE: The Demo Mode stays on even if the refrigerator powers off.If the consumers enter the mode with the unintentional operation,you should exit it as soon as possible, since the refrigerator will not cool in this mode, which will cause the food to go bad.

Using your Refrigerator

This section tells you how to use most of the useful features. We recommend that you read through them carefully before using the appliance.
1. Using your refrigerator compartment
The refrigerator compartment is suitable for the storage of vegetables and fruit. Food inside should be packed to store In order to avoid losing moisture or flavor permeating into other foods.
Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- iconCAUTION
Never close the refrigerator door while the shelves, crisper, and/or telescopic slides are extended. It may damage both them and the refrigerator.
Glass shelves and Door racks
The refrigerator compartment Is provided with several glass shelves and several different door racks, which are suitable for the storage of eggs, canned liquid, bottled drinks and packed food. They can be placed at different heights according to your need. However, do not place too many heavy things in racks. Before you lift up the door bin vertically, please take the food out.
Hisense RB17A2CSE 17 0 cu ft Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator- FIG55Drawer
This is suitable for the storage of fruits and vegetables. And it can be taken out to be cleaned. To take it out, open the door to the final location first. Then pull out the drawer and tilt up the front of the crisper after moving slightly in the direction.
2. Using the freezer compartment
The freezer compartment is provided with an upper drawer and a lower drawer. To remove all of them, refer to page 9 for disassembly instructions.
Automatic ice maker (Models with Ice Maker)
3. Icemaker makes Ice automatically.
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Note:
When the ice maker dumps ice into the ice box, any sounds are part of normal operation.
If ice is not dispensed for a long period of time, it may clump in the Icebox. If this occurs, please remove all the ice and empty the box.
In case of prolonged absence and the ice maker is not used, close the water valve to prevent leaks.
It is recommended that the first several ice charges be discarded to ensure the highest quality of Ice.
Do not store cans or containers that will burst when frozen.
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Do not allow your children to touch the ice maker. This could cause injury.

Cleaning and Care

For hygienic reasons, the appliance (including exterior and interior accessories) should be cleaned at least every two months.
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The appliance must not be connected to the wall outlet during cleaning. The danger of electrical shock! Before cleaning, switch the appliance off and remove the plug from the wall outlet socket.
Exterior cleaning
To maintain the good appearance of your appliance, you should clean it regularly. Spray water onto a cleaning cloth Instead of spraying directly on the surface of the appliance. This helps ensure an even distribution of moisture to the surface. Clean the doors, handles, and cabinet surfaces with a mild detergent, and then wipe dry with a soft cloth.
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Don’t use sharp objects to clean with, as they are likely to scratch the surface. Don’t use Thinner, Car detergent, bleach, ethereal oil, abrasive cleansers, or an organic solvent such as Benzene for cleaning. They may damage the surface of the appliance and may cause a fire.
Interior cleaning
You should clean the appliance interior regularly. It will be easier to clean when food stocks are low. Wipe the inside of the fridge freezer with a weak solution of baking soda and water, and then rinse with warm water using a wrung-out sponge or cloth. Wipe completely dry before replacing the shelves and baskets. Thoroughly dry all surfaces and removable parts before puffing them back Into place. Although this appliance automatically
defrosts, a layer of frost may occur on the freezer compartment interior walls if the freezer door is opened frequently or kept open too long. If the frost is too thick, choose a time when the freezer is nearly empty and proceed as follows:

  1. Remove existing food and accessories baskets, unplug the appliance from the main power and leave the doors open. Ventilate the room thoroughly to accelerate the process.
  2. When defrosting is completed, clean your freezer as described above.

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Do not use sharp objects to remove frost from the freezer compartment. Only after the interior is completely dry should the appliance be switched back on and plugged back into the main socket.
Door gasket cleaning
Take care to keep the door gasket clean. Sticky food and drinks can cause the gasket to stick to the cabinet and tear when you open the door. Wash gasket with a mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry it thoroughly after cleaning.
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Only after the door seals are completely dry should the appliance be powered on
Replacing the LED light
Warning: The LED light must be replaced by a competent person. If the LED light is damaged, follow the steps below:

  1. Unplug your appliance.
  2. Remove the light cover by rising up and pulling out the LED light.
  3. Hold the LED light with one hand and pull it with the other hand while pressing the connector latch
  4. Replace the LED light and snap it correctly in place and recover the light cover.

Helpful Hints and Tips

Energy Saving Tips
We recommend that you follow the tips below to save energy. Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods in order to conserve energy.
Ensure the appliance is away from any sources of heat (direct sunlight, electric oven or cooker, etc.)
Don’t set the temperature colder than necessary.
Don’t store warm food or evaporating liquid in the appliance.
Place the appliance in a well-ventilated, humidity-free, room. Please refer to Installing your New Appliance chapter.
If the diagram shows the correct combination for the drawers, crisper, and shelves, do not adjust the combination as this is designed to be the most energy-efficient configuration.
Hints for fresh food refrigeration
Do not place hot food directly into the refrigerator or freezer, the internal temperature will increase resulting in the compressor has to work harder and will consume more energy.
Do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it has a strong flavor.
Place food properly so that air can circulate freely around it.
Hints for refrigeration
For Meat: (all types) wrap in cling wrap and place on the glass shelf above the vegetable drawer. Always follow food storage times and use by dates suggested by manufacturers.
Cooked food, cold dishes, etc.: They should be covered and placed on any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: They should be stored in The special drawer provided.
Butter and cheese: Should be wrapped in airtight foil or plastic film wrap.
Milk bottles: Should have an Id and be stored in the door racks.
Hints for freezing
When first starting up or after a period out of use, let the appliance run at least 2 hours on the higher settings before putting food in the compartment.
Prepare food in small portions to enable it to be rapidly and completely frozen and to make it possible to subsequently thaw only the quantity required.
Wrap up the food in aluminum foil or cling wraps which are airtight.
Do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch the food which is already frozen to avoid a temperature rise of the latter.
Iced products, (ice cubes, popsicles): if consumed immediately after removal from the freezer compartment, will probably cause frost burns to the skin.
It is recommended to label and date each frozen package in order to keep track of the storage time.
Hints for the storage of frozen food
Ensure that frozen food has been stored correctly by the food retailer
Once defrosted, food will deteriorate rapidly and should not be re-frozen. Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the food manufacturer.
Switching off your appliance
If the appliance needs to be switched off for an extended period, the following steps should be taken to prevent mold on the appliance.

  1. Remove all food
  2. Remove the power plug from the main socket.
  3. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
  4. Ensure that all the doors are wedged open slightly to allow air to circulate

Troubleshooting

If you experience a problem with your appliance or are concerned that the appliance is not functioning correctly, you can carry out some easy checks before calling for service, please see below.
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  1. Don’t try to repair the appliance yourself. If the problem persists after you have made the checks mentioned below, contact a qualified electrician, authorized service engineer, or the shop where you purchased the product.
  2. A child entrapment warning statement Is included in either the operating instructions or in a use and care manual provided with each refrigerator.
Problem Possible Cause & Solution
The appliance is not working correctly Check whether the power cord is plugged into the power outlet properly.
Check the fuse or circuit of your power supply, and replace it if necessary.
The ambient temperature is too low. Try setting the chamber temperature to a colder level to solve this problem.
It is normal that the freezer is not operating during the defrost cycle, or for a short time after the appliance is switched on to protect the compressor.
Odors from the compartments The interior may need to be cleaned
Some food, containers, or wrapping cause odors.
Noise from the appliance The sounds below are quite normal: Compressor running noises. Air movement noise from the small fan motor n the freezer compartment or other compartments. Gurgling sounds are similar to water boiling. Popping noise uring automatic defrosting. Clicking noise before the compressor starts. Clicking noise when you get the water. The motor running noises when you get ice.
Other unusual noises are due to the reasons below and may need you to check and take action: The cabinet is not level. The back of the appliance is touching the wall. Bottles or containers have fallen or are rolling.
The motor runs continuously It is normal to frequently hear the sound of the motor. it will need to run more when in the following circumstances: temperature setting is set colder than necessary A large quantity of warm food has recently been stored within the appliance. The temperature outside the appliance is high. Doors are kept open to long or too often. After installing the appliance or it has been switched off for a long time.
A layer of frost occurs in the compartment Check that the air outlets are not blocked by food and ensure food is placed within the appliance to allow sufficient ventilation. Ensure that door is fully closed. To remove the frost, please refer to the Cleaning and Care chapter.
The temperature inside Is too warm You may have left the doors open too long or too frequently: or the doors are kept open by some obstacle: or the appliance is located with insufficient clearance at the sides, back, and top
The temperature inside is too cold Increase the temperature by following the Display Controls chapter.
Doors cant be closed easily Check whether the top of the refrigerator is tilted back by 10-15mm to allow the doors to self-close, or if something inside Is preventing the doors from closing.
The light Is not working The LED light may be damaged. Refer to replacing LED lights in the Cleaning and Care chapter.
The control system has disabled the lights due to the door being kept open too long. Close and reopen the door to reactivate the lights.
Hear water bubbling in the refrigerator This is normal. The bubbling comes from the refrigerant coolant liquid circulating through the refrigerator.

About the ice maker

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE(S) SOLUTION
The ice maker is not producing ice, enough ice, or cubes are hollow. The ice maker is not turned on Press and hold the “ICE” key on the panel to turn On/Off the ice maker. See “Display Controls.”
New installation Wait 24 hours after installation for ice production to begin.
Kink in the water line Straighten the water supply line.
Inadequate water pressure Contact a licensed, qualified plumber.

Disposal the appliance

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It is prohibited to dispose of this appliance as household waste.
Packaging materials
Packaging materials with the recycle symbol are recyclable. Dispose of the packaging into a suitable waste collection container to recycle it.
Before disposal of the appliance

  1. Pull out the main plug from the main socket.
  2. Cut off the power cord and discard with the main plug.

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Potential Suffocation Hazard! Potential death or brain damage could occur. Remove doors to prevent potential suffocation.

  1. To prevent potential suffocation hazards, remove your old refrigerator doors completely immediately. Leave shelves installed to help block children from climbing on or getting inside.
  2. When disposing of the appliance do so only at an authorized waste disposal center. Do not expose to flame. Refrigerators contain refrigerant and gases in the insulation. Refrigerants and gases must be disposed of professionally as they may cause eye injuries or ignition. Ensure that tubing of the refrigerant circuit is not damaged prior to proper disposal
Correct Disposal of this product
Dustbin Icon This symbol on the product or in its packing indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead, it should be taken to the appropriate waste collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by the inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local council, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the product.

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Documents / Resources

Hisense RB17A2CSE 17.0 cu.ft. Counter-Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator [pdf] User Guide
RB17A2CSE, RB17A2CWE, 17.0 cu.ft. Counter-Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator

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