Whirlpool Freezerator FREEZERATOR CONVERTIBLE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER Use & care guide

FREEZERATOR® CONVERTIBLE
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Use & Care Guide
REFRIGERADOR/CONGELADOR
CONVERTIBLE FREEZERATOR®
Manual de uso y cuidado
RÉFRIGÉRATEUR/CONGÉLATEUR
CONVERTIBLE FREEZERATOR®
Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien
Table of Contents/Índice/Table des matières.......................2
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONVERTIBLE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER SAFETY ......................3
Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator..........................................3
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................4
Unpack the Refrigerator.....................................................................4
Location Requirements......................................................................4
Electrical Requirements .....................................................................5
Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer Doors.............................................5
Adjust the Doors ................................................................................7
Caster Installation...............................................................................7
Normal Sounds ..................................................................................9
CONVERTIBLE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER USE.............................9
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation..........................................................9
Using the Controls .............................................................................9
UPPER COMPARTMENT FEATURES ..............................................10
Upper Compartment Shelf...............................................................10
Upper Compartment Floor...............................................................10
LOWER COMPARTMENT FEATURES............................................. 10
Shelves ............................................................................................ 10
Baskets ............................................................................................ 11
DOOR FEATURES.............................................................................. 11
Door Rails ........................................................................................ 11
Door Bins ......................................................................................... 11
Wire Door Shelf................................................................................ 11
Can Rack ......................................................................................... 12
CONVERTIBLE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER CARE ....................... 12
Cleaning ........................................................................................... 12
Changing the Light Bulbs ................................................................ 12
Power Interruptions ......................................................................... 12
Vacation and Moving Care .............................................................. 12
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................ 13
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .............................................................. 14
In the U.S.A...................................................................................... 14
In Canada......................................................................................... 14
WARRANTY ........................................................................................ 15
ÍNDICE
SEGURIDAD DEL REFRIGERADOR/
CONGELADOR CONVERTIBLE ........................................................17
Cómo deshacerse de su refrigerador viejo .....................................17
INSTRUCCIONES DE INSTALACIÓN ...............................................18
Desempaque el refrigerador ............................................................18
Requisitos de ubicación...................................................................18
Requisitos eléctricos........................................................................19
Puertas del refrigerador/congelador convertible.............................19
Ajuste las puertas.............................................................................22
Instalación de las ruedecillas ...........................................................22
Sonidos normales ............................................................................24
USO DEL REFRIGERADOR/CONGELADOR CONVERTIBLE .......24
Cómo asegurar la debida circulación de aire..................................24
Uso de los controles ........................................................................24
CARACTERÍSTICAS DEL COMPARTIMIENTO SUPERIOR ...........25
Estante del compartimiento superior...............................................25
Base del compartimiento superior...................................................26
CARACTERÍSTICAS DEL COMPARTIMIENTO INFERIOR ............ 26
Estantes ........................................................................................... 26
Canastillas........................................................................................ 26
CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LA PUERTA............................................... 27
Rieles de la puerta ........................................................................... 27
Recipientes de la puerta.................................................................. 27
Estante de alambre para la puerta .................................................. 27
Portalatas......................................................................................... 27
CUIDADO DEL REFRIGERADOR/
CONGELADOR CONVERTIBLE........................................................ 27
Limpieza........................................................................................... 27
Cómo cambiar los focos ................................................................. 28
Cortes de corriente.......................................................................... 28
Cuidado durante las vacaciones y mudanzas ................................ 28
SOLUCIÓN DE PROBLEMAS ........................................................... 29
AYUDA O SERVICIO TÉCNICO ........................................................ 31
En los EE.UU. .................................................................................. 31
En Canadá ....................................................................................... 31
GARANTÍA .......................................................................................... 32
TABLE DES MATIÈRES
SÉCURITÉ DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR/
CONGÉLATEUR CONVERTIBLE ......................................................33
Mise au rebut de votre vieux réfrigérateur.......................................33
INSTRUCTIONS D’INSTALLATION .................................................34
Déballage du réfrigérateur ...............................................................34
Exigences d'emplacement...............................................................34
Spécifications électriques ................................................................35
Portes du réfrigérateur/congélateur convertible..............................35
Ajustement des portes .....................................................................38
Installation des roulettes ..................................................................38
Sons normaux ..................................................................................40
UTILISATION DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR/
CONGÉLATEUR CONVERTIBLE ......................................................40
Pour assurer une circulation d'air correcte......................................40
Utilisation des commandes .............................................................40
CARACTÉRISTIQUES DU COMPARTIMENT SUPÉRIEUR............41
Tablette du compartiment supérieur ...............................................41
Fond du compartiment supérieur ....................................................41
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CARACTÉRISTIQUES DU COMPARTIMENT INFÉRIEUR............. 42
Tablettes .......................................................................................... 42
Paniers ............................................................................................. 42
CARACTÉRISTIQUES DE LA PORTE .............................................. 43
Tringles dans la porte ...................................................................... 43
Balconnets dans la porte................................................................. 43
Tablette métallique de porte............................................................ 43
Porte-cannettes ............................................................................... 43
ENTRETIEN DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR/
CONGÉLATEUR CONVERTIBLE...................................................... 43
Nettoyage ........................................................................................ 43
Remplacement des ampoules d’éclairage...................................... 44
Pannes de courant .......................................................................... 44
Entretien avant les vacances ou lors d’un déménagement............ 44
DÉPANNAGE ...................................................................................... 45
ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE .............................................................. 46
GARANTIE .......................................................................................... 47
CONVERTIBLE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your convertible refrigerator/freezer, follow these
basic precautions:
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
■ Do not use an adapter.
■ Do not use an extension cord.
■ Disconnect power before servicing.
■ Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline,
away from convertible refrigerator/freezer.
■ Use two or more people to move and install convertible
refrigerator/freezer.
■ Remove doors or lid from your old freezer or refrigerator.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator
Before You Throw Away Your Old Refrigerator
■
WARNING
■
Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb
inside.
Suffocation Hazard
Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.
IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of
the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous –
even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your
old refrigerator, please follow these instructions to help prevent
accidents.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Unpack the Refrigerator
Location Requirements
WARNING
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install convertible
refrigerator/freezer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Explosion Hazard
Remove the Packaging
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■
Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning on
the convertible refrigerator/freezer. Rub a small amount of liquid
dish soap over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm
water and dry.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids,
or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These products can
damage the surface of your convertible refrigerator/freezer. For
more information, see “Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer Safety.”
When Moving Your Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer:
Your convertible refrigerator/freezer is heavy. When moving
the convertible refrigerator/freezer for cleaning or service,
be sure to protect the floor. Always pull the convertible
refrigerator/freezer straight out when moving it. Do not
wiggle or “walk” the convertible refrigerator/freezer when
trying to move it, as floor damage could occur.
NOTE: If casters are installed, unlock the casters before
trying to move your convertible refrigerator/freezer.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from convertible refrigerator/freezer.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
To ensure proper ventilation for your convertible refrigerator/freezer,
allow for ¹⁄₂" (1.25 cm) space on each side and at the top. When
installing your convertible refrigerator/freezer next to a fixed wall,
leave a 2" (5.08 cm) minimum clearance on each side to allow for the
door to swing open.
NOTE: It is recommended that you do not install the convertible
refrigerator/freezer near an oven, radiator, or other heat source where
the temperature will rise above 110°F (43°C), nor in a location where
the temperature will fall below 0°F (-17°C).
1/2
" (1.25 cm)
Clean Before Using
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside of
your convertible/refrigerator freezer before using it. See the cleaning
instructions in “Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer Care.”
Ice Maker
Ice maker option not available.
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2" (5.08 cm)
Electrical Requirements
WARNING
6. Remove the parts for the bottom hinge as shown in the Bottom
Hinge graphic.
IMPORTANT: If you want to reverse your doors so that they open in
the opposite direction, continue with the “Reverse Doors (optional)”
instructions. If you are not reversing the doors, see “Replace Doors
and Hinges”.
Reverse Doors (optional)
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Before you move your convertible refrigerator/freezer into its final
location, it is important to make sure you have the proper electrical
connection. Your convertible refrigerator/freezer is equipped with a
longer power cord for easier placement and movement.
Recommended Grounding Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15- or 20-amp fused, grounded electrical
supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving
only your convertible refrigerator/freezer be provided. Use an outlet
that cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an extension cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation, cleaning, or
removing a light bulb, turn the lower compartment control to OFF,
and then disconnect the convertible refrigerator/freezer from the
electrical source. When you are finished, reconnect the convertible
refrigerator/freezer to the electrical source and reset the control to
the desired setting.
Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer Doors
TOOLS NEEDED: ⁵⁄₁₆" hex-head socket wrench, #2 Phillips
screwdriver, flat-blade screwdriver, ⁵⁄₁₆" open-end wrench, flat
2" putty knife.
IMPORTANT:
■ Remove food and any adjustable door or utility bins from doors.
■ If you only want to remove and replace the doors, see “Remove
Doors and Hinges” and “Replace Doors and Hinges.”
■ All graphics referenced in the following instructions are included
later in this section after “Final Steps.”
Round-Head
Handle Screw
Door Handle
Screw Hole Plug
Door Hinge
Hole Plug
Cabinet
1. Remove ⁵⁄₁₆" hex-head hinge screws from handle side and move
them to opposite side. See Graphic 1-1.
2. Remove cabinet hinge hole plugs from the cabinet top and move
them to opposite side hinge holes as shown. See Graphic 1-2.
Doors
1. Remove door hinge hole plug from top of upper compartment
door. Move to opposite side as shown. See Graphic 2.
2. Remove door stop from both the upper and lower compartment
doors and move to the other side. See Graphic 3.
Replace Doors and Hinges
NOTE: Graphic may be reversed if door swing is reversed.
1. Replace the parts for the bottom hinge as shown. Tighten
screws. Replace the lower compartment door.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while the hinges
are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets to hold
the doors in place while you are working.
2. Assemble the parts for the center hinge as shown and tighten all
screws. See Center Hinge graphic. Replace the upper
compartment door.
3. Assemble the parts for the top hinge as shown. See Top Hinge
graphic. Do not tighten screws completely.
4. Line up the doors so that the bottom of the upper compartment
door aligns evenly with the top of the lower compartment door.
Tighten all screws.
Final Steps
1. Check all holes to make sure that hole plugs and screws are in
place. Reinstall top hinge cover. See Top Hinge graphic.
2. Replace the base grille. See Base Grille graphic.
WARNING
Remove Doors and Hinges
⁵⁄₁₆" Hex-Head Hinge Screw
1. Unplug convertible refrigerator/freezer or disconnect power.
2. Open lower compartment door and remove base grille from the
bottom front of the convertible refrigerator/freezer. See Base
Grille graphic.
3. Close the lower compartment door and keep both doors closed
until you are ready to lift them free from the cabinet.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while the hinges
are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets to hold
the doors in place while you are working.
4. Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge
graphic. Lift the upper compartment door free from the cabinet.
5. Remove the parts for the center hinge as shown in the Center
Hinge graphic. Lift the lower compartment door free from the
cabinet.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
3. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
4. Return all removable door parts to doors and food to convertible
refrigerator/freezer.
5
Door Swing Reversal (optional)
Door Removal &
Replacement
1-1
Base Grille
A
1
A. 5/16" Hex-Head Hinge Screws
1-2
Top Hinge
A
A
A. Cabinet Hinge Hole Plugs
B
C
2
A. Top Hinge Cover
B. 5/16" Hex-Head Hinge Screws
C. Top Hinge
A
A. Door Hinge Hole Plug
Center Hinge
A
3
Removal of Door Stops
A
B
B
A. Center Hinge
B. 5/16" Hex-Head Hinge Screws
A. Door Stop
B. Door Stop Screw
Bottom Hinge
4
Reinstallation of Door Stops
A
B
A
B
A. Door Stop
B. Door Stop Screw
A. Bottom Hinge
B. 5/16" Hex-Head Hinge Screws
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Adjust the Doors
Caster Installation
NOTE: If the casters are installed on your convertible refrigerator/
freezer, the leveling screws will not work. Shims can be placed under
the casters to level a convertible refrigerator/freezer that has casters
installed.
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Door Closing
Your convertible refrigerator/freezer has two front adjustable rollers –
one on the right and one on the left. If your convertible refrigerator/
freezer seems unsteady or you want the doors to close easier, adjust
the convertible refrigerator/freezer's tilt using the instructions below.
1. Remove the base grille. See Base Grille graphic in “Convertible
Refrigerator/Freezer Doors.” The two leveling screws are part of
the front roller assemblies which are at the base of the
convertible refrigerator/freezer on either side.
2. Use a screwdriver to adjust the leveling screws. Turn the leveling
screw to the right to raise that side of the convertible refrigerator/
freezer or turn the leveling screw to the left to lower that side. It
may take several turns of the leveling screws to adjust the tilt of
the convertible refrigerator/freezer.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the convertible
refrigerator/freezer takes some weight off the leveling screws and
rollers. This makes it easier to adjust the screws.
3. Open both doors again and check to make sure that they close
as easily as you like. If not, tilt the convertible refrigerator/freezer
slightly more to the rear by turning both leveling screws to the
right. It may take several more turns, and you should turn both
leveling screws the same amount.
4. Replace the base grille.
Align Doors
If the space between your doors looks uneven, you can adjust it
using the instructions below:
1. Pry off the top hinge cover.
2. Loosen the top hinge screws using a ⁵⁄₁₆" socket or wrench.
3. Have someone hold the door in place or put a spacer between
the doors while you tighten the top hinge screws.
4. Replace the top hinge cover.
Use two or more people to move and install convertible
refrigerator/freezer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
TOOLS NEEDED:
■ ¹⁄₂" Socket wrench or nut
driver
■ ¹⁄₂" Wrench
■
PARTS SUPPLIED:
■ Rigid casters (2)
■
■ Swivel casters (2)
■
■ ⁵⁄₁₆–18 Self-locking
hex-nuts (16)
■
■ ⁵⁄₁₆–18 x ⁷⁄₈" Hex-head
bolts (16)
■ ¹⁄₄–20 x 1¹⁄₄" Lock washers (4)
³⁄₈" Socket wrench or nut
driver
¹⁄₄–20 x1¹⁄₄" Self-tapping
Hex-head bolts (4)
Caster brackets (located in
FeaturePak) (2)
Plastic skids (shipped with
the convertible refrigerator/
freezer)
1. Before you begin, turn the lower compartment control to off.
2. Unplug convertible refrigerator/freezer or disconnect power.
3. Remove food and any adjustable shelves and bins from
convertible refrigerator/freezer.
4. Open the lower compartment door and remove the base grille.
Remove the grille by grasping the grille with both hands, lifting up
and pulling bottom of the grille toward you.
5. Place the plastic skids (shipped with the convertible refrigerator/
freezer) on the floor at least 3 ft (91.44 cm) apart. Lay a piece of
cardboard or other protective material over the skids. This will
elevate the convertible refrigerator/freezer to allow for easier
caster installation and also protect it from scratches.
NOTE: If the skids have been discarded or are not available,
2" x 4" boards may be used.
6. Place the convertible refrigerator/freezer on its side on top of the
cardboard or protective material. Make sure the door hinge is
facing upward.
IMPORTANT: It is important that the door hinge face upward
during the entire caster installation.
A
B
A. Top hinge
B. Center hinge
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7. Remove the casters and fasteners from the box.
8. Locate and remove the caster brackets from the FeaturePak.
9. Using ⁵⁄₁₆ –18 x ⁷⁄₈" hex-head bolts, attach one rigid caster and
one swivel caster to each caster bracket. The rigid caster fits the
front of the bracket and the swivel caster fits on the rear.
10. Insert the hex-head bolts from the bottom and start the selflocking nuts for each caster.
Lower Rear Corner
A
B
A
B
A. Rear unit hole
B. Caster bracket
C
D
A. Self-locking nut
B. Caster bracket
C. ⁵⁄₁₆ –18 x ⁷⁄₈" Hex-head bolt
D. Caster
11. Hold the head of the hex-head bolts with a wrench while
tightening the self-locking nuts with a socket wrench.
12. Using a ¹⁄₂" socket wrench, remove the four unit bolts (two on
each side) from the lower front and rear of the convertible
refrigerator/freezer.
NOTE: Do not remove leveling bolt.
Lower Front Corner
14. Hold the bracket in place and insert the unit bolts into the front
and rear unit holes and tighten.
NOTE: Do not overtighten the bolts.
15. Insert two of the ¹⁄₄–20 x 1¹⁄₄" self-tapping hex-head bolts and
lock washers into the two holes in the side of the caster bracket.
Push the caster bracket against the bottom of the convertible
refrigerator/freezer and tighten the bolts using a ³⁄₈" socket
wrench.
A
A. Caster bracket holes
A
16. Repeat steps 12 to 15 for the second caster bracket.
Complete the Assembly
B
1. Lock the front caster wheels.
2. Insert a small piece of cardboard between the caster brake and
the floor. This will help prevent the brake from rubbing on the
floor.
A. Leveling bolt (do not remove)
B. Unit bolt
13. Place the slot in the rear of the caster bracket over the hole in the
rear of the convertible refrigerator/freezer. Align the hole in the
front of the caster bracket with the hole in the front of the
convertible refrigerator/freezer.
3. Stand the convertible refrigerator/freezer upright.
4. Replace the base grille by placing the metal clips in the openings
in the metal panel and rolling the grille downward until it snaps
into place.
5. Unlock the wheels and move the convertible refrigerator/freezer
into its desired location.
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Using the Controls
For your convenience, your convertible refrigerator/freezer controls
are preset at the factory with the upper compartment set in
refrigeration mode and the lower compartment controls set at the
midpoint. When you first install your convertible refrigerator/freezer,
make sure that the controls are still preset to the factory settings.
Upper Compartment Control
The upper compartment of your convertible refrigerator/freezer can
function as either a refrigerator or a freezer. The control in the upper
compartment allows you to switch it from Refrigerator Mode to
Freeze mode. Make sure that the correct mode for your storage
requirement is selected.
Your convertible refrigerator/freezer is designed for use in the garage.
If the upper compartment is set to Freeze, your usual setting for the
lower compartment should be adequate for most summer or winter
conditions. Under extreme summer or winter conditions, you may
need to make minor adjustments to the upper compartment control
in order to maintain the desired temperature in the upper
compartment.
To Change the Upper Compartment to Freeze Mode:
Turn the control all the way to FREEZE.
Freeze
Freeze
Converts compartment to freezer
Converts compartment to freezer
Adjust freezer settings
in bottom compartment
Adjust freezer settings
in bottom compartment
Coldest
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Coldest
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Normal Sounds
Your new convertible refrigerator/freezer may make sounds that your
old one didn’t make. Because the sounds are new to you, you might
be concerned about them. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces, such as the floor, walls, and cabinets, can make the sounds
seem louder. The following describes the kinds of sounds and what
may be making them.
■ Your convertible refrigerator/freezer is designed to run efficiently,
to keep your food items at the desired temperatures and to
minimize energy usage. The high efficiency compressor and fans
may cause your convertible refrigerator/freezer to run longer than
your old one. You may also hear a pulsating or high-pitched
sound from the compressor or fans adjusting to optimize
performance.
■ Your convertible refrigerator/freezer will sound louder than
regular refrigerators. This is due to the high fan speed. This
speed is necessary to keep the convertible refrigerator/freezer
operating properly in the harsher environments of most garages.
■ You may hear a hissing noise after you close the lower
compartment door. This is due to the colder temperature of the
lower compartment and the stronger seal on the door.
■ You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating air through the
upper and lower compartments. The fan speed may increase as
you open the doors or add warm food.
■ Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant or items
stored on top of the convertible refrigerator/freezer.
■ Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost cycle may
cause a sizzling sound.
■ As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the
refrigerant flowing in your convertible refrigerator/freezer.
■ Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause a
popping noise.
■ You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
condenser fan.
■ You may hear water running into the drain pan during the defrost
cycle.
Do not block any of these vents with food packages. If the vents are
blocked, airflow will be prevented and temperature and moisture
problems may occur.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any
odors formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To prevent odor
transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
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6. After the convertible refrigerator/freezer is in position, lock the
wheels.
7. Plug in convertible refrigerator/freezer or reconnect power.
Cold
Cold
CONVERTIBLE
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER USE
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
In order to ensure proper temperature, you need to permit airflow
between the lower and upper sections. As shown in the illustration,
the majority of the cold air enters the lower compartment through
vents behind the lower control box, flows through the lower section
and is recirculated through the opening in the top of the lower
compartment. The rest of the cold air enters the upper compartment
through the vent in the upper control box, then flows through the
upper section and is recirculated through the rear wall.
IMPORTANT: If the control is set between FREEZE and COLDEST
settings, the upper compartment may not operate in the desired
mode. The control should be set all the way to FREEZE to function
properly as a freezer, or in the range between COLD and COLDEST
to function properly as a refrigerator.
Lower Compartment Control
The lower compartment functions as a freezer at all times. The
control in the lower compartment controls the temperature in the
lower compartment and the temperature in the upper compartment
when the upper compartment is in Freeze mode.
NOTE: To turn your convertible refrigerator/freezer off, turn the lower
compartment control to the word OFF and the upper compartment to
FREEZE. Your convertible refrigerator/freezer will not cool when the
lower compartment control is set to OFF.
OFF
Coldest
Cold
IMPORTANT:
■ When the upper compartment is in refrigeration mode, the
temperature is controlled by the upper control. When it is in
freeze mode, the temperature is controlled by the lower
compartment control.
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Give your convertible refrigerator/freezer time to cool down
completely before adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before
you put food into the convertible refrigerator/freezer.
If you add food before the convertible refrigerator/freezer has
cooled completely, your food may spoil. Adjusting the Lower and
Upper Compartment Controls to a colder than recommended
setting will not cool the compartments any faster.
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■
Adjusting Controls
The settings indicated in the previous section should be correct for
normal household usage. The controls are set correctly when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm.
If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the lower or upper
compartment, first check the air vents to be sure they are not
blocked.
If you need to adjust temperatures, use the settings listed in the chart
below as a guide. Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments and
then recheck the temperatures.
CONDITION/REASON:
ADJUSTMENT:
LOWER COMPARTMENT section
too warm
- Door opened often, large amount
of food added or room temperature
very warm
Adjust LOWER
COMPARTMENT Control
toward coldest.
UPPER COMPARTMENT section
too warm
- Door opened often, or large
amount of food added or very cold
room temperature (can’t cycle often
enough)
If in Refrigerator Mode,
adjust UPPER
COMPARTMENT Control
toward coldest.
If in Freeze mode, adjust
LOWER COMPARTMENT
Control toward coldest.
LOWER COMPARTMENT section
too cold
- Controls not set correctly for your
conditions
Adjust LOWER
COMPARTMENT Control
toward cold.
UPPER COMPARTMENT section too
cold
- Controls not set correctly for your
conditions
If in Refrigerator Mode
adjust UPPER
COMPARTMENT Control
toward cold.
If in Freeze mode, adjust
LOWER COMPARTMENT
Control toward cold.
1. Remove all items from the compartment floor.
2. Remove the floor by raising the front and lifting it out.
3. Replace the floor by inserting the two rear tabs into the holes in
the rear of the lower compartment. Lower the floor onto the liner
of the lower compartment.
LOWER COMPARTMENT
FEATURES
Shelves
For storage flexibility, the shelves in your convertible refrigerator/
freezer are adjustable. Adjust the shelves to different heights and
store similar foods together. This reduces the time the door is open
and saves energy.
Half-width Shelf/Frame
To Remove and Replace a Shelf/Frame:
UPPER COMPARTMENT
FEATURES
Upper Compartment Shelf
To Remove and Replace the Shelf:
1. Remove the shelf by lifting the entire shelf slightly and moving it
all the way to the left-hand side. Tilt the right-hand side up and
out of the shelf supports.
2. Replace the shelf by inserting the left-hand end all the way into
the shelf supports. Then, lower the right-hand end of the shelf
and insert it into the shelf supports.
NOTE: The shelf should lower slightly and lock into place. If the shelf
does not appear stable, make sure both ends of the shelf are
inserted into the shelf supports.
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Upper Compartment Floor
To Remove and Replace the Upper Compartment Floor:
1. Remove the shelf/frame by tilting it up at the front and lifting it
out of the shelf supports.
2. Replace the shelf/frame by guiding the rear shelf hooks into the
shelf supports. Tilt the front of the shelf up until rear shelf hooks
drop into the shelf supports. Check to make sure that the shelf is
securely in position.
Full-width Shelf
To Remove and Replace the Shelf:
1. Remove all items from the shelf. Remove the shelf by raising the
front and pulling it forward.
2. Replace the shelf by lifting the front while sliding the shelf back
until it locks into place.
Baskets
DOOR FEATURES
Half-width Wire Basket
To Remove and Replace the Basket:
1. Remove all items from basket. Remove the basket by lifting the
front out of the slides, then lifting the basket out.
2. Replace the wire basket by lowering the basket into the slides
then pushing the basket backward until it is under the shelf.
Door Rails
The door rails may be removed for easier cleaning.
To Remove and Replace the Rails:
1. Remove the rails by pulling straight up on each end of the rail.
2. Replace the rails by sliding the shelf rail into the slots on the door
and pushing the rail straight down until it stops.
Door Bins
To Remove and Replace the Bins:
1. Remove the bin by lifting it and pulling it straight out.
2. Replace the bin by sliding it in above the desired support and
pushing it down until it stops.
Full-width Wire Basket
To Remove and Replace the Basket:
1. Remove all items from basket. Remove the basket by lifting the
front out of the ball-bearing slides, then lifting the basket out.
2. Replace the wire basket by first extending the ball-bearing slides,
then lowering the tabs on the sides of the wire basket into the
slides. Push the basket backward until it is under the shelf.
Wire Door Shelf
To Remove and Replace the Shelf:
1. Remove the wire door shelf by lifting it out of the door rail.
2. Replace the door shelf by sliding it into the back of the door rail
and snapping it into place.
Frozen Food Storage Guide
Storage times will vary according to the quality and type of food, the
type of packaging or wrap used (should be airtight and moistureproof), and the storage temperature. Seal the package or container
securely to prevent taste and odor transfer throughout the product.
Ice crystals inside a sealed package are normal.
Put no more unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze within
24 hours (no more than 2 to 3 lbs of food per cubic foot [907-1,350 g
per 28 L] of freezer space). Leave enough space in the freezer for air
to circulate around packages. The freezer door must close tightly. For
more information on preparing food for freezing, check a freezer
guide or reliable cookbook.
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5. There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal
operating environments. If the environment is particularly greasy
or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic in the home, the
condenser should be cleaned every 2 to 3 months to ensure
maximum efficiency.
If you need to clean the condenser:
■ Remove the base grille. See “Convertible Refrigerator/
Freezer Doors.”
■ Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille,
the open areas behind the grille and the front surface area of
the condenser.
■ Replace the base grille when finished.
6. Plug in convertible refrigerator/freezer or reconnect power.
Can Rack
To Remove and Replace the Rack:
1. Remove the rack by lifting it and pulling straight out.
2. Replace the rack by sliding it in above the supports and pushing
it down until it stops.
Changing the Light Bulbs
NOTE: Not all bulbs will fit your convertible refrigerator/freezer. Be
sure to replace the bulb with one of the same size, shape, and
wattage.
1. Unplug convertible refrigerator/freezer or disconnect power.
2. Remove the bulb from behind the control panel in the lower
compartment or from behind the light shield in the upper
compartment (on some models). Replace it with a bulb of the
same wattage.
3. Plug in convertible refrigerator/freezer or reconnect power.
CONVERTIBLE REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER CARE
1 WARMER
2
Cleaning
WARMER 1
2
FREEZER 3
SETTING
RECOMMENDED
REFRIGERATOR
4
3
RECOMMENDED SETTING
COOLER 5
4
ADJUSTMENTS
ALLOW 24 HOURS BETWEEN
5 COOLER
WARNING
Power Interruptions
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the lower and upper compartments defrost automatically.
However, clean both sections about once a month to prevent odors
from building up. Wipe up spills immediately.
To Clean Your Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer:
1. Unplug convertible refrigerator/freezer or disconnect power.
2. Remove all removable parts from inside, such as shelves,
crispers, etc.
3. Hand wash, rinse, and dry removable parts and interior surfaces
thoroughly. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent
in warm water.
■ Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window
sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning
waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers
containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior and
door liners or gaskets. Do not use paper towels, scouring
pads, or other harsh cleaning tools. These can scratch or
damage materials.
■ To help remove odors, you can wash interior walls with a
mixture of warm water and baking soda (2 tbs to 1 qt
[26 g to 0.95 L] of water).
4. Wash exteriors with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners,
or cleaners designed for stainless steel. Dry thoroughly with a
soft cloth. For additional protection against damage to painted
metal exteriors, apply appliance wax (or auto paste wax) with a
clean, soft cloth. Do not wax plastic parts.
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If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep both compartment
doors closed to help food stay cold and frozen.
If the power will be out for more than 24 hours, do one of the
following:
■ Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food locker.
■ Place 2 lbs (907 g) of dry ice in the convertible refrigerator/freezer
for every cubic foot (28 L) of freezer space. This will keep the
food frozen for 2 to 4 days.
■ If neither a food locker nor dry ice is available, consume or can
perishable food at once.
REMEMBER: A full freezer stays cold longer than a partially filled
one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. If you see that food contains ice crystals, it may be
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, dispose of it.
Vacation and Moving Care
Vacations
If You Choose to Leave the Convertible Refrigerator/
Freezer On While You’re Away:
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
If You Choose to Turn the Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer
Off Before You Leave:
1. Remove all food from the convertible refrigerator/freezer.
2. Turn the lower compartment control to OFF. Turn the upper
compartment control to FREEZE. See “Using the Controls.”
3. Hand wash, rinse and dry removable parts and interior surfaces
thoroughly.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop
them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and mold
from building up.
Moving
When you are moving your convertible refrigerator/freezer to a new
home, follow these steps to prepare it for the move.
1. Remove all food from the convertible refrigerator/freezer and
pack all frozen food in dry ice.
2. Turn the lower compartment control to OFF. Turn the upper
compartment control to FREEZE. See “Using the Controls.”
3. Unplug your convertible refrigerator/freezer.
4. Empty the water from the defrost pan. Hand wash, rinse and dry
it thoroughly.
5. Hand wash, rinse and dry removable parts and interior surfaces
thoroughly.
6. Wrap removable parts well, and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle during the move.
7. Unlock the casters so that the convertible refrigerator/freezer
rolls easily.
8. If you have not installed the casters, raise the front of the
convertible refrigerator/freezer so it rolls more easily. See “Adjust
the Doors.”
9. Tape the doors closed and tape the power cord to the
convertible refrigerator/freezer cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything back and refer to the
“Installation Instructions” section for preparation instructions.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Your convertible refrigerator/freezer will not operate
The motor seems to run too much
Is the room temperature hotter than normal? The motor will
run longer under warm conditions. At normal room temperatures,
your motor will run about 40% to 80% of the time. Under warmer
conditions, it will run even more.
■ Has a large amount of food just been added to the
convertible refrigerator/freezer? Adding a large amount of
food warms the convertible refrigerator/freezer. The motor
normally will run longer to cool the convertible refrigerator/freezer
back down.
■ Are the doors opened often? The motor will run longer when
this occurs. Conserve energy by getting all items out at one time,
keeping food organized, and closing the door as soon as
possible.
■ Is the control set correctly for the surrounding conditions?
See “Using the Controls.”
■ Are the doors closed completely? Close the doors firmly. If
they do not close completely, see “The doors will not close
completely” later in this section.
■ Are the condenser coils dirty? This prevents air transfer and
makes the motor work harder. Clean the condenser coils. See
“Cleaning.”
NOTE: Your new convertible refrigerator/freezer will run longer than
your old one due to its high-efficiency motor.
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WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
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Is the power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong
outlet.
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Is the Lower Compartment Control turned to the OFF
position? See “Using the Controls.”
Is the convertible refrigerator/freezer defrosting? Recheck to
see if the convertible refrigerator/freezer is operating in
30 minutes. Your convertible refrigerator/freezer will regularly run
an automatic defrost cycle.
The lights do not work
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Is the power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong
outlet.
Is a light bulb loose in the socket or burned out? See
“Changing the Light Bulbs.”
There is water in the defrost drain pan
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Is the convertible refrigerator/freezer defrosting? The water
will evaporate. It is normal for water to drip into the defrost pan.
Is it more humid than normal? When it is humid, expect that the
water in the defrost pan will take longer to evaporate.
The convertible refrigerator/freezer seems to make too
much noise
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The sounds may be normal for your convertible refrigerator/
freezer. See “Normal Sounds.”
The upper compartment front liner is warm
The warmth is probably due to normal operation of the automatic
exterior moisture control. Additionally, the convertible refrigerator/
freezer is equipped with a heater to keep the convertible refrigerator/
freezer operating properly when the ambient temperature drops too
low.
Temperature is too warm
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Are the air vents blocked in either compartment? This
prevents cold air movement between the compartments. Move
objects away from the air vents. See “Ensuring Proper Air
Circulation” for air vent locations.
Are the door(s) opened often? The convertible refrigerator/
freezer will warm when this occurs. Keep the convertible
refrigerator/freezer cool by getting all items out at one time,
keeping food organized, and closing the door as soon as
possible.
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Has a large amount of food just been added to the
convertible refrigerator/freezer? Adding a large amount of
food warms the convertible refrigerator/freezer. It can take
several hours for the convertible refrigerator/freezer to return to
the normal temperature.
Are the controls set correctly for the surrounding conditions?
See “Using the Controls.”
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There is interior moisture buildup
Are the air vents blocked in the convertible refrigerator/
freezer? Remove any objects from in front of the air vents. See
“Ensuring Proper Air Circulation” for air vent locations.
Are the door(s) opened often? Avoid humidity buildup by
getting all items out at one time, keeping food organized, and
closing the door as soon as possible.
Is the room humid? It is normal for moisture to build up inside
the convertible refrigerator/freezer when the room air is humid.
Is the food packaged correctly? Check that all food is securely
wrapped. Wipe off damp food containers before placing them in
the convertible refrigerator/freezer.
Is the control set correctly for the surrounding conditions?
See “Using the Controls.”
Was a self-defrost cycle completed? It is normal for droplets to
form after the convertible refrigerator/freezer self-defrosts.
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The doors are difficult to open
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Are the gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets and the surface
that they touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax on the gaskets
following cleaning.
Have you opened the convertible refrigerator/freezer door
recently? Allow at least 10 seconds after closing the convertible
refrigerator/freezer door before trying to open the upper
compartment.
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The doors will not close completely
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Are food packages blocking the door open? Rearrange
containers so that they fit more tightly.
Are the crisper cover, pans, shelves, bins, or baskets out of
position? Put these items into their correct positions. See
“Lower Compartment Features” for more information.
Does the convertible refrigerator/freezer wobble or seem
unstable? Level the convertible refrigerator/freezer. See “Adjust
the Doors.”
Were the doors removed during product installation and not
properly replaced? Remove and replace the doors according to
“Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer Doors,” or call a qualified
service technician.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If you
still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will help
us to better respond to your request.
If You Need Replacement Parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only
use factory specified replacement parts. Factory specified
replacement parts will fit right and work right because they are made
with the same precision used to build every new Gladiator®
GarageWorks appliance.
To locate factory specified replacement parts in your area, call us or
your nearest designated service center.
In the U.S.A.
Call the Gladiator® GarageWorks Customer eXperience Center
toll free: 1-866-342-4089.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of products.
■ Installation information.
■ Use and maintenance procedures.
■ Accessory and repair parts sales.
■ Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■ Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and service
companies. Gladiator® GarageWorks designated service
technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the Gladiator® GarageWorks designated service
company in your area, you can also look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages.
For Further Assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Gladiator®
GarageWorks with any questions or concerns at:
Gladiator® GarageWorks
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
In Canada
For assistance, installation or service, call us at 1-800-807-6777.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■ Use and maintainence procedures.
■ Accessory and repair parts sales.
■ Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and service
companies. Gladiator® GarageWorks designated service
technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in Canada.
For Further Assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Canada LP
with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Canada LP
Customer Interaction Centre
1901 Minnesota Court
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
GLADIATOR® GARAGEWORKS MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Gladiator® GarageWorks”) will pay for FSP®
replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated
service company.
ITEMS GLADIATOR® GARAGEWORKS WILL NOT PAY FOR
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Gladiator® GarageWorks.
5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
published installation instructions.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED
HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES
YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE
TO PROVINCE.
Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Gladiator® GarageWorks dealer to
determine if another warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help
can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Gladiator® GarageWorks. In the U.S.A., call
1-866-342-4089. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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