SHARP Side-by-Side Refrigerator User Manual

Refrigerator – Freezer Operation manualSJ-SS52ES-SL, SJ-SS52EG-BK

Thank you very much for buying this SHARP product. Before using your SHARP refrigerator, please read this operation manual to ensure that you gain the maximum benefit from it.This refrigerator is for households only, with an ambient temperature between +5°C and +43°C. The refrigerator should not be subjected to temperatures of -10°C or below for a long period of time.

Safet information

 Warning This means that there are high risks of death or serious injury
Caution This means that there are high risks of material damage or personal injury
Caution Fire marks mean this refrigerator has a risk of fire accident.


RefrigerantThis refrigerator contains flammable refrigerant (R600a: isobutane) and insulation blowing gas (cyclopentane). Observe the following rules to prevent ignition and explosion.

  • Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
  • Do not allow any sharp objects to have contact with the refrigeration system. The refrigeration system behind and inside the refrigerator contains refrigerant. Leaking refrigerant can ignite and may damage the eyes.
  • Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process.
  • (This refrigerator has an automatic defrosting system.)
  • Do not use electrical appliances inside the refrigerator.
  • Do not block the space around the refrigerator.Do not use flammable sprays, such as spray paint near the refrigerator.
  • Do not store flammable sprays, such as spray paint in the refrigerator.
  • In the case of failure of the refrigeration system, do not touch the wall socket and use open flames. Open the window and air out the room. Then ask a service agent approved by SHARP for service.

Power cord, Plug, Socket

Read carefully the following rules to prevent electric shock or fire.

  • Make sure to protect the power cord from being damaged during installation or moving. If the power plug or cord is loose, do not insert the power plug.
  • Do not place multiple portable socket outlets or portable power supplies at the rear of the refrigerator.
  • Connect the power plug into the wall socket firmly and Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.
  • Connect the power plug to the socket with the required rated voltage.
  • Connect the earth pin to the earth terminal properly.
  • Do not touch the power plug with your hands.
  • Disconnect from the main electricity supply by removing the main plug from the socket. Do not remove by pulling the power cord.
  • Dust deposited on the power plug may cause a fire. Wipe it off carefully.
  • Pull out the plug if the refrigerator is not used for a long time.
  • If the flexible supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a service agent approved by SHARP in order to avoid a hazard.


  • Do not install the refrigerator in a damp or wet location. It may cause damage to the insulation or electrical Dew may also appear on the outer cabinet and it causes rust.
  • The refrigerator should be installed flatly and firmly on the floor.

In use

  • Do not store volatile and flammable materials such as ether, petrol, propane gas, aerosol cans, adhesive agents and pure alcohol, etc. These materials are easy to explode.
  • Do not store temperature-sensitive products such as pharmaceutical products in the refrigerator.There are high risks of changes in product quality.
  • Do not attempt to change or modify this refrigerator. This may result in fire, electric shock, or injury.
  • Do not place any object on the top of the refrigerator. If the object falls down from the top, it may cause injury.
  • Do not hit the glass doors hard. Otherwise, they may break and cause physical injury.
  • This appliance can be used by children aged 8 years or above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a safe way or understanding the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be done by children without supervision.

Care and Cleaning

  • Unplug the refrigerator first to prevent electric shock.
  • Do not splash water directly on the outer cabinet or This may lead to rusting and deterioration of the electrical insulation.


  • If you smell something burning, pull out the power plug Then ask a service agent approved by SHARP for service.
  • In case of a gas leak, ventilate the area by opening windo Do not touch the refrigerator or the power socket.



  • When you install or move your refrigerator, use a curing mat to protect the floor from being damaged.
  • Carry the refrigerator securely.

If you lift up the refrigerator improperly, it may cause injury.


  • Ensure that the refrigerator presents o danger to children while being stored for disposal. (e.g. remove the magnetic door seals to prevent child entrapment.)
  • This refrigerator should be disposed of appropriately. Take the refrigerator to a professional recycling plant for flammable refrigerant and insulation blowing gases.

In use

  • Do not touch foods or metal containers in the freezer compartment with wet hands. This may cause frostbite.
  • Do not place bottled drinks and cans in the freezer compartment.
  • Do not use anything other than potable water to make ice cubes.
  • Do not open or close the door when other people put a hand near the door. There is a risk that the other people may get their fingers caught in the door.
  • Do not put oversized objects in the pockets of the door. If the object falls down from the pockets, it may cause injury.
  • Make sure to handle the glass shelves with care to install or uninstall. If you drop the glass shelves, it may break or cause injury.

Keep adequate ventilation space around the refrigerator.

  • The figure shows the minimum required space for installing the refrigerator.The amount of space around the refrigerator affects the amount of power consumption.
  • Insufficient spacing will decrease cooling efficiency and increase energy consumption.  This may reduce the life of the unit and void the warranty.
  • If using the refrigerator in the smaller space dimension than figured, it may cause a temperature rise in the unit, loud noise, and failure.
  • The space between the rear of the refrigerator and the wall should be 50 mm or more.

Overall space required in the use

Use the two front adjustable feet to place the refrigerator flatly and firmly on the floor.

Connect the appliance via a correctly installed socket.Note

  • Position your refrigerator so that the plug is accessible.
  • Keep your refrigerator out of direct sunlight and do not place next to a heat-generating appliance.
  • Do not place your refrigerator directly on the ground. Insert suitable stand such as wooden board under the refrigerator.

Before using your refrigeratorClean the inside parts with a cloth soaked in warm water. If soapy water is used, wipe it off thoroughly with water.


  1. Freezer door pocket(4 pcs)
  2. Freezer shelves(3 pcs)
  3. Freezer drawer covers (2 pcs)
  4. Freezer drawers (2 pcs)
  5. Refrigerator door pocket (4 pcs)
  6. Refrigerator shelves (3 pcs)
  7. Fruit and vegetable crisper covers (2 pcs)
  8. Fruit and vegetable crisper (2 pcs)
  9. LED Lights (2 pcs)
  10. Adjustable foot (2 pcs)
  11. Control panel

How to make ice cubes

  • Pour the water into the twist ice maker.
  • When ice cubes is made, turn the lever of the twist ice maker to take out the ice cubes.

Door alarm

  • When the refrigerator or freezer door is left open for over 1 minute, the alarm sounds 5 times (Beep beep beep beep beep ).If you do not close the door, the alarm sounds every 25 seconds.
  • The alarm stops after close all doors.


Setting temperature indicationThe temperature indicated on the control panel is not the exact temperature inside.

Function Default setting
Smart mode


ECO mode
Express cool
Express freezing
Control panel lock



  • When you press one of the keys, the display lights up.
  • All modes are off initially.
  • When there is no key operation for approximately 2 minutes, the display turns off.

Control panel lock

  • The Control panel is locked automatically 25 seconds after the last key operation (Mode icon cp„, lights up on the display after the beep ).
  • If you want to lock the control panel, touch   keySHARP Side-by-Side Refrigerator -ICON6 for 3 seconds or more right after the mode icons (selected temperatures) light up.
  • Touch key for 3 seconds or more again to unlock.

Controlling temperature

The refrigerator controls its temperature automatically. You can adjust the temperature and below if you need

Refrigerator compartment

The temperature is adjustable between2 c and 8 c in the step of 1 c and” OFF” (The setting is valid except for smart mode and ECOmode and Express cool)

How to operate

Note • For hygienic reasons, do not put foods in the refrigerator compartment while the setting is “OFF.

Freezer compartmentThe temperature is adjustable between -14°C and -22°C in the step of 1°C (This setting is valid except for Smart mode, ECO mode, and Express freezing mode.)How to operate

Smart mode

  • Use this mode to set the suitable temperature according to the ambient temperature.

How to operateFollow steps 1 to 2 again to turn off this mode (the mode icon turns off).

  • The temperature setting of this refrigerator is adjusted automatically according to the internal and ambient temperature. Suitable temperature settings show up on the display.
  • Temperature setting is not accepted during this mode.If you touch  or key, mode icon ( ) flashes 3 times.(Indicated temperature cannot be changed.)

ECO mode

  • Use this mode to switch the appliance to energy-saving

How to operateFollow steps 1 to 2 again to turn off this mode (the mode icon turns off) .

  • The temperature setting during this mode is as follows.Refrigerator compartment :8°C     (Unadjustable)Freezer compartment : -15°C        (Unadjustable)
  • Temperature setting is not accepted during this mode. If you touchor  key, the mode icon (  ) flashes 3 times.(Indicated temperature cannot be changed.)
  • Cancel this mode if you feel the beverages are not cooled enough or ice-making takes a longer time

Tips for saving energy

  • Install the refrigerator in a well-ventilated area and keep the space ventilated.
  • Keep your refrigerator out of direct sunlight and do not place it next to heat-generating appliances.
  • Avoid opening the door as much as possible.
  • Hot food should be cooled before storing.
  • Place the food evenly on the shelves to allow the cool air to circulate efficiently.

Express cool

  • Use this mode to cool beverages or food quickly.

How to operateFollow steps 1 to 2 again to turn off this mode (the mode icon turns off).

  • The temperature setting during this mode is as follows.Refrigerator compartment: 2°C (Unadjustable)Freezer compartment : -14°C –22 °C (Adjustable)
  • Temperature setting for the refrigerator compartment is not accepted during this mode.(Temperature is changed to 2°C automatically.)If you touch key, mode icon (     ) flashes 3 times. (Indicated temperature cannot be changed. )
  • This mode ends automatically 2.5 hours later after setting.

Express freezing

  • Use this mode to freeze food quickly not to lose its flavor.

How to operateFollow steps 1 to 2 again to turn off this mode (the mode icon turns off) .

  • The temperature setting during this mode is as follows. Refrigerator compartment: 2°C WC/OFF (Adjustable) Freezer compartment : -25°C (Unadjustable)
  • Temperature setting for the freezer compartment is not accepted during this mode. (Temperature is changed to -25°C automatically. )

If you touch key, mode icon ( ) flashes 3 times. (Indicated temperature cannot be changed. )

  • This mode ends automatically 50 hours later after setting.


  • Large food cannot be frozen in a single operation.
  • Avoid opening the door as much as possible during the operation of this model.
  • The operating sound may become louder than usual while this mode is ON but it is normal.

Care and cleaning

ImportantTo prevent cracks on inside surfaces and plastic components, follow these Ups.

  • Wipeout food oil adhered to plastic parts.
  • Some household chemicals may cause damage, so use only diluted washing-up liquid (soapy water).
  • If undiluted detergent is used or soapy water is not wiped off thoroughly, it may result in cracks of plastic

CleaningFor hygienic reasons, make sure to do the following things regularly.

  • Remove the accessories (e.g. shelves) from the cabinet and the door. Wash them with warm soapy dishwashing After that, rinse them in clean water and dry.
  • Clean the inside with a cloth soaked in warm soapy dishwashing than, use cold water to wipe off soapy water thoroughly.
  • Wipe the exterior with a soft cloth each time it gets dirty.
  • Clean the magnetic door seal with a toothbrush and warm soapy dishwashing water.
  • Wipe the control panel with a dry cloth.


  • Do not use hot water, household cleaning powders, creams or spray-on cleaning products, or any other cleaning products such as mineral turpentine, methylated spirits, thinners, petrol, etc. These may damage your refrigerator and may void any warranty.
  • If the power supply is disconnected, please wait at least 5 minutes before re-connecting the power.
  • The glass shelves are heavy to carry. Hold them firmly when you remove the shelves from the cabinet.
  • Do not drop objects inside the refrigerator or strike the inner wall. This may cause cracks in the inner surface.

Switching off your refrigerator

If the refrigerator needs to be switched off for an extended period, the following steps should be taken to reduce the growth of mold:

  1. Remove all food.
  2. Remove the power plug from the socket.
  3. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
  4. Keep all the doors open slightly for a few days to dry.

DefrostingDefrosting is automatically operated by a unique energy-saving system.

When the compartment light is blownContact the service agent approved by SHARP to replace the light. The light is not to be replaced other than by qualified service personnel.

Storing food

Refrigeration reduces the rate of food spoilage.Ensure that the food is of the freshest possible quality to maximize the shelf life of perishable foods. The following is a general guide to help promote longer food storage.

Fruit /VegetablesFruit and vegetables should be loosely enclosed in a plastic material e.g. wrap, bags (do not seal), and placed in the Fruit and vegetable crisper to minimize moisture loss.

Dairy Products & Eggs

  • Most dairy products have their best-before date on the outer packaging which informs the recommended temperature and shelf life of the foods.
  • Eggs should be stored in the egg tray.

Meats / Fish / Poultry

  • Place on a plate or a dish and cover with paper or plastic wrap.
  • For larger cuts of meat, fish, or poultry, place to the rear of themselves.
  • Ensure all cooked food is wrapped securely or placed in an airtight container

Notes for fresh food:– Fresh food (securely wrapped) should be stored for a limited time to prevent spoilage and badly affecting other stored foods.

For best freezing

  • The quality of foods should be fresh.
  • Freeze small quantities of food at a time in order to freeze them quickly.
  • Food should be properly sealed or covered tightly.
  • Place foods in the freezer evenly.
  • Label bags or containers to keep an inventory of freezing food

Advice for preventing dew or frost inside the refrigerator

  • Keep the door securely closed. If the food falls down, it may cause a gap between the cabinet and the door. Move it back to the shelf or the pocket.
  • Food with high moisture should be stored in an airtight container or sealed tightly.


  • Evenly place the food on the shelves to allow the cooling air to circulate efficiently.
  • Hot foods should be cooled before storing. Storing hot foods increases the temperature in the unit and the risk of food spoilage.
  • Opening the door for long periods can cause a significant increase in the temperature in the compartments of the appliance.
  • Do not block the outlet and inlet of the cool air circulating circuit with foods or containers; otherwise, the food is not evenly cooled throughout the

Do not place food directly In front of the cold air outlet. This may lead to food freezing.

Before you call for service

Problem       Solution I Situation
The outside of the cabinet is hot when touched. It is normal. This is because the hot pipe is in the cabinet in order to prevent dew generation
The refrigerator makes a loud noise. Following sounds are normal.

  • The compressor makes a loud noise when its operation starts.– Sound becomes quieter after a whale.
  • The compressor makes loud noise once a day. – Operating sound is made immediately after the automatic defrost operation of the cooling unit.
  • Sound of flowing fluid (gurgling sound. fizzing sound). – It is caused by refrigerant flowing in pipes (sound may become louder from time to time).
  • Creating or crunching sound, squeaking sound It is caused by the expansion and contraction of inner walls and internal parts during Cooling.
Frost or dew appears Inside or outside the refrigerator. This may occur In one of the following cases. Use a wet cloth for wiping frost and a dry cloth for wiping dew.

  • When the ambient humidity is high.
  • When the door is frequently opened and dosed.
  • When food containing plenty of moisture is stored. (Wrapping is required.)
The food In the refrigerator compartment is frozen.
  • Wrapping is required for food with strong odors.
Odors in the compartment.
  • The alarm stops after dosing the door.
The door alarm does not stop. Operating time is not enough for the keys to wor
The control panel does not work. This may occur in one of the following cases.Control panel is locked automatically. 25 seconds after the last key operation.Press key for 3 seconds or more to unfrock.

  • The panel or your finger is soiled with dripping, of and etc.
  • When you touch the panel with a gloved hand, adhesive bandage on your finger, nail, or objects.
  • Sticker or tape is affixed on the keys.
  • Touch position is slightly off from the keys.
Error kiclicatort() Make are to contact the service agent approved by SHARP.

If you still require serviceRefer to your nearest service agent approved by SHARP.


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