Whirlpool ED25RQ Specifications

Use& CareGuide
Automatic ice
maker with
compartment
Pull-out
freezer baskets 4
Adjustable
door bins
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Leveling
rollers -a
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Base grille
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Meat drawer
air control
(on side wall)
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Meat drawer
NO-FROST
REFRIGERATOR-FREEZERS
ED25RQ ED25DQ
Contents
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Important
Safety Instructions.
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Before Using Your Refrigerator
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Using Your Refrigerator.
Setting the controls ...................
Changing the control settings. ..........
Exterior moisture control. ..............
Adjusting the refrigerator shelves .......
Adjusting the door bins ................
Adjusting the door bin glides. ...........
Removing the crispers and crisper cover.
Adjusting the crisper humidity control ....
Removing the meat drawer and cover. ...
Adjusting the meat drawer temperature . .
Removing the snack bin ...............
Adjusting the wine rack. ...............
Removing the freezer baskets ..........
Changing the light bulbs ...............
Removing the base grille. ..............
THIRST CRUSHER’” dispensing system.
Automatic ice maker ..................
Removing ice maker storage bin ........
Common ice maker problems ..........
Sounds you may hear .................
Energy saving tips ....................
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Cleaning Your Refrigerator
Food Storage Guide ..................
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Caring For Your Refrigerator.
Vacation and moving care. .............
Power interruptions ...................
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If You Need Service Or Assistance
Whirlpool
Refrigerator
Warranty ......
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product.
Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial number from label (see
diagram on front cover) and purchase date from
sales slip.
l Keep this book and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide Label, tape
and any inside labels (except the model and serial
number label) before using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining
glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners.
These can damage the material. See “Important
Safety Instructions” on page 3.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction
labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at
the front.
Model Numt’er
Serial Numb’sr
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock., or injury when using your
refrigerator, follow basic precautions
including the following:
Read all instructions
before using the
refrigerator.
l Child
entrapment
and suffocation
are not problems
of the past. Junked
or abandoned
refrigerators
are still
dangerous...even
if they will “just sit
in the garage a few days!’
If you are getting rid of your old
refrigerator,
do it safely. Please read
the enclosed
safety booklet from
the Association
of Home Appliance
Manufacturers.
Help prevent accidents.
l Never
allow children to operate, play
with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
l Never
clean refrigerator
parts with
flammable
fluids. The fumes can create
a fire hazard or explosion.
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE
VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY
OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN
CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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It is your responsibility
to be sure your
refrigerator:
l is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
l is connected
only to the proper kind of outlet,
with the correct electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements and
Grounding Instructions Sheet.)
l is used only to clo what home refrigerators
are
designed to do.
l is not near an eden, radiator or other heat
source.
l is properly
maintained.
l is out of the weather.
l is used in an area where the room temperature will not fall Ibelow 55°F (13°C).
*is not used by anyone unable to operate
it properly.
l is not loaded with food before it has time to
get properly cold.
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BeforeUsingYourRefrigerator
Clean it
Clean your refrigerator before using It. See
cleaning instructions on page 15.
Plug it in
Recommended
Grounding
Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly grounded electrical supply is
required. It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch
or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
See Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instructions Sheet in your Literature Package.
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Install properly
1. Allow % inc:h (1.25 cm) space on each side
and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of
installation
2. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space on the hinge
side closest to the wall so the door can be
opened wider.
3. The refrigerator back can be flush against
the wall.
4. Make sure Ice maker water supply has been
connected. Refer to Installation Instructions.
Right to raise;
Left to lower
Use screwdriver
Front roller
Leveling screw
Lower
Level refrig’lerator-freezer
1. Remove base grille. (See page 10.)
2. To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.
3. To lower front, turn screw in direction shown.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 10.)
UsingYourRefrigerator
Setting the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. Wher the refrigerator is plugged in for
the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 3.
REFRIGERATOR
2. Set the Freezer Control to B.
Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely
before adding food. (This may take several hours.)
These settings :;hould be about right for normal
household refrigerator usage.
The conlrols will be set about right when milk
or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream
is firm.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range from
1 to 5. Freezer Control adjustments range from
A to C.
FREEZER
Changing the control settings
If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator or
freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below. If
you have questions, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone Inumber. (See page 18.)
l Adjust the Refrigerator
Control first.
l Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
l Then adjust the f-reezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temoerature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened oflen
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Fr,?ezer
3
C
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refngerator
Freezer
2
B
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Verv cold room temoerature
(cat& cycle often e;ough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
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C
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
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B
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Using Your Refrigerator
Continued
EXTERIOR
MOISTURE
CONTROL
OFF
ON
Exterior moisture
control
The Exterior Moisture Control on the Control Console operates electric heaters around the door
openings. These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator.
1. Use the OFF setting when humidity is low.
2. Use the ON setting if moisture forms on the
outside of the refrigerator.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough
to hold bottles, milk and other heavy food items.
To remove glass shelves:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Slide shelf out with an even, constant pull to
the stop.
3. Lift front and slide the rest of the way out.
Be careful when
handling glass items.
To move shelf guides to new position:
1. Lift front of guide. Pull guide forward off rear
support. Repeat for other guide.
2. To replace guide, push guide onto rear support.
Push front of guide down onto support.
To replace glass shelves:
1. Guide rear of shelf into shelf guide.
2. Slide shelf into place.
Adjusting
the door bins
To remove door bins:
I. Lift up bin.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired button
2. Push down until it stops.
NOTE: Large brns are designed to fit in top portion
of refrigerator door only.
Adjusting
thd? door bin glides
The door bin glides can be used to secure odd
shaped items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin.
Removing
Pull out to the stop,
lif-l the front
d pull again.
the crispers
and crisper
cover
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide the crispcar straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the rest 01 the way out.
4. Replace in reve’rse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Lift front of cover off supports.
2. Lift out cover b\, pulling up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit back of COVEr in notch supports on walls
of refrigerator.
2. Lower into place.
NOTE: Glass cover will fit only above full width
crisper. Crisper(s) must be removed before
removing cover.
Lift the cover
front, then
the back.
Adjusting
the cl’isper
humidity
control
You can control thm?amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crisper.
1. The control car be adjusted to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
2. LOW (open) lets moist air out of crisper for best
storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.
3. HIGH (closed) keeps moist air in the crisper for
best storage of fresh leafy vegetables.
Removing
Pull out to the stop, lift the
front and pull again.
the meat drawer
and cover
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide the meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Loft the front.
3. Slide the drawe* the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reve-se order.
To remove the cover:
1. Remove meat crawer and crispers.
2. Lift front of cover off supports.
3. Lift out cover by pulling up and out
To replace the cover:
1. Fit back of cover In notch supports on walls
of refrigerator.
2. Lower into place
3. Replace meat drawer and crispers.
Using Your Refrigerator
Continued
Use control to
adjust meat drawer
temperature.
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Adjusting
the meat drawer temperature
Cold air flows against the meat drawer through an
opening between the freezer and the refrigerator.
This helps keep the meat drawer colder than the
rest of the refrigerator.
Slide the (control to let more or less cold air
through.
Removing
the snack
bin
To remove the snack bin:
1. Slide snack bin with an even, constant
motion straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide bin the rest of the way out.
4. Reolace In reverse order
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front
and pull again.
Adjusting
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the wine rack
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Step 1
Removing
the freezer
baskets
To remove a basket:
1. Slide out to the stop.
2. Lift the front to clear the stop
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
To replace a basket:
1. Place basket on the slides.
2. Make sure the wire stops clear the front
of the slides.
3. Slide basket In.
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front
and pull again.
Changing
the light bulbs
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity
leading to the refrigerator at the main power
supply. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
To change refrligerator
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Console to find bulb.
3. Remove bulb.
4. Replace with a 40-watt tubular appliance bulb.
5. Reconnect to power supply.
To change crisper light:
1. Disconnect relrigerator from power supply.
2. Pull top of light shield forward until it snaps free.
3. Lower light shield to clear bottom supports.
4. Pull light shield straight out to remove.
5. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
6. Replace light shield in reverse order.
7. Reconnect power supply.
To change light behind quick freeze
compartment:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Lift and secure quick freeze compartment door.
3. Remove light shield by pulling top forward.
4. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
5. Replace the light shield.
6. Reconnect power supply.
To change lighl below ice bin:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Push in sides of light shield until it snaps free
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the liclht shield.
5. Reconnect power supply.
To change dispenser
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach the bulb through the dispenser area.
3. Replace with e heavy-duty lo-watt bulb, which
can be purchased from your Whirlpool dealer.
4. Reconnect power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs will fit
your refrigerator. l3e sure to replace bulb with one
of the same size and shape.
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Using Your Refrigerator
Continued
Removing
the base grille
To remove the grille:
i. Open the Coors.
2. Pull grille out as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened behlnd
grille.
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal clips
2. Push firmly to snap Into place.
3. Close the doors.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 15.
THIRST
CRUSHER.”
dispensing
system
Personal Injury Hazard
Tumbling ice and pressure on a fragile glass
can break it. Do not use a fragile glass when
dispensing
ice or water. Failure to do so
could resuli in personal injury or breakage.
To dispense
ice:
1. For cubed ice, move Ice Selector Switch to
CUBE position.
For crushed ice, move Ice Selector Switch
to CRUSHE:D oosltion.
2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser
bar. Hold glass close to dispenser opening so
ice does not fall outside of glass.
3. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: The first few batches of ice may have an
off-laste from r?ew plumbing and parts. Throw the
ice away.
Ice is dispense’d from the ice maker storage bin
in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed,
a trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice is moved from the bin
and falls through the chute. When the dispenser
bar is released. a buzzing sound may be heard for
a few seconds as the trapdoor closes.
The dispensing system will not operate when
the freezer door is open.
NOTE: Large amounts of cubed ice should be
taken from the bin, not through the dispenser.
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For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before being
dispensed. This may cause a slight delay when
dispensing crush-d ice. Norse from the ice crusher
is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in size.
When changing from CRUSHED to CUBE, a
few ounces of crL#shed ice will be dispensed along
wrth the first cubes.
To dispense
Walter:
1. Press a sturdy glass agarnst the water
dispenser bar.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to
maintain a fresh supply.
Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat
drawer. It holds about 1% quarts (1.5 L).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press
the water dispenser with a glass or jar until you
have drawn and cliscarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to
2.8 L). The water you draw and discard will rinse
the tank and pipes.
Allow several hours to chill the first tankful.
NOTE: The small tray beneath the dispenser is
designed to evaplorate small spills. There is no
drain in this tray. Do not pour water into it.
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Using Your Refrigerator
Continued
Automatic
Raise
signal
arm to
stop ice.
Lower
signal
arm to
start it.
ice maker
Here are a few things you will want to know about
your automattc ice maker.
l The ON/OFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
Down.. .for making ice automatically.
Up.. .to shut off the ice maker.
NOTE: Do not turn ice maker on until it is connected to the water supply. Instructions
for
hook-up are
ice maker water supply
attached to the back of the refrigerator
cabinet.
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It is normal for ice crescents to be attached by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
The ice maker will not operate until the freezer is
cold enough to make ice. This can take
overnight.
If ice is not being made fast enough and more ice
is needed, turn the Refrigerator Control toward a
higher number. Wait a day and, if necessary, turn
the Freezer Control toward C.
Good water quality is important for good ice
quality. It is not recommended that the ice maker
be connected to a softened water supply. Water
softener chemicals such as salt from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker mold
and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water
supply cannot be avoided, then it is important
that the water softener be well maintained and
operating properly.
Removing
icr! maker storage bin
Remove, empty and clean the storage bin:
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has not, or will not, be used
for a week or more;
l If a power failure causes ice In the bin to melt and
freeze together;
. If the ice dispenser IS not used regularly.
1. Pull the covering panel out from the bottom and
slide it to themrear.
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2. Lift the signal arm so It clicks into the OFF
position Ice can stall be dispensed, but no more
will be made.
3. Lift the front of the storage bin. Pull It out.
4. Empty the bin Use hot or warm water to melt
the ice if necessary. Never use anything
sharp to break up ice in the bin. This can
damage the btn and dispenser mechanism.
5. Wash with mild detergent. Rtnse well. Do not
use harsh or abrasive cleansers or solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is pushed
in all the way. Push the signal arm down to the
ON position to restart ice production.
To turn on night light, slide dispenser LIGHT
switch to the left. See page 9 for directions for
changing dispenser light.
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Using Your Refrigerator
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Common
ice maker
problems
PROBLEM
Dispenser
won’t
Ice dispenser
work.
Ice dispenser
working.
work.
won’t
stops
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Freezer door open.
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Ice bin not properly installed.
Wrong ice in bin.
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Dispenser not used for
extended periods, causing
ice cubes to melt together.
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Ice dispenser bar held in
too long.
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Off-taste
in ice.
or odor
Ice attracts airborne odors;
old ice.
Water quality.
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Foods not properly wrapped.
Ice bin and freezer may need
cleaning.
Plumbing to ice maker.
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New ice maker.
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Sounds you may hear
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your
old one didn’t. Because the sounds are new to
you, you might be concerned about them. Don’t
be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces like the floor, walls and cabinets can
make the sounds seem louder.
The following describes the kinds of sounds
that mrght be new to you, and what may be
making them.
Slight hum, soft hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and
movrng air.
Clicking or snapping
sounds:
The thermostat makes a definite click when the
refrigerator stops running. It also makes a sound
when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer WIII
click when the defrost cycle starts and stops.
Water sounds:
When the refrigerator stops running, you may hear
gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after it
stops. You may also hear defrost water running
into the defrost water pan.
Ice maker sounds:
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water
l thud
(clatter of ice)
Because your refrigerator has an ice maker, you
may hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling
water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
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Close the freezer door.
Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
Use only ice crescents
from ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes
separated, and to obtain increased storage
capacity.
Dump old ice and make new supply.
Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser
motor to reset.
Large amounts of Ice should be taken
from the b n, not through the dispenser.
Dump old ce and make new supply; store
excess ice in covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur)
may require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly. See page 16.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning
chart on page 15.
Follow Installation Instructions for proper
ice maker water supply hook-up. (See back
of refrigerator cabinet.)
The first few batches of ice from a new
ice maker may have an off-taste. Dump
ice and make new supply.
Running sounds:
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor
and motor. It will run longer than older designs. It
may even seem to run most of the time.
Energy saving tips
You can help your refrigerator use less electncity.
l Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean the condenser
coils regularly.
l Open the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everythiq out at one time. Keep food organized so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close dloor as soon as food IS removed.
l Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
overcrowd it so air movement IS blocked.
l It is a waste 01’electricity
to set the refrigerator
and freezer to temperatures colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them,
that’s cold enough.
l Keep the Extelrior Moisture Control on the OFF
setting unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
l Make sure your refrigerator
is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
CleaningYourRefrigerator
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts and clean the refrigerator according to the
following directions.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Spills should be wiped up right away.
WHAT TO USE
PART
Removable
parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.)
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Sponge, cloth or
paper towel
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0 Warm water
l Appliance
wax (or
good auto paste wax)
Outside
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Inside walls
(freezer should be
allowed to warm up
so cloth won’t stick)
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Door liners
gaskets
and
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Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
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Defrost
Sponge or cloth
Mild detergent
Warm water
pan
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Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel
Baking soda or
mild detergent
Warm water
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel
Mild detergent
Warm water
Soft, clean sponge or
soft clean cloth
Mild detergent
Warm water
Sponge or cloth
Mild detergent
Warm water
HOW TO CLEAN
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Wash outside of cabinet. DO not use
abrasive or hars#h cleaners.
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l Wax painted meta surfaces at least twice a
year. Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth.
Waxing painted metal surfaces provides
rust
protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
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Wash.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches or cleaners containing
oetroleum
on elastic Darts.
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l Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays,
scouring
cleansers
or flammable
fluids.
These can scratclh or damage material. See
“Important
Safety Instructions”
on page 3.
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Condenser
Floor under
refrigerator
coils
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Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
Floor cleaners
Wash with mixture of warm water and
- mild detergent, clr
-baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to
1 quart [.95 L] of water)
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration
system tubes are located near
the defrost pan and can become hot. Remove
and install defrost pan carefully. Failure to do
so could cause personal injury.
Wash.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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Remove base grille. (See page 10.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash defrost pan.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it in all the way.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grillIs.
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils at least every other month.
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator oLt only as far as water
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
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FoodStorageGuide
There is a correct way to package and store
refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to
use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap
or aluminum foil.
Storing fresh food
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used.
Food placed in the refrigerator should be wrapped
or stored in air and moisture proof material. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout
the refrigerator. For dated products, check code
date to ensure freshness.
Leafy vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off
bruised and discolored areas. Wash in cold water
and drain. Place in plastic bag or plastic container
and store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins (carrots, peppers)
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Fruit
Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in plastic
bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until
they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in
their store container in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Meat
Most meat can be stored in original wrapping as
long as it is air and moisture proof. Rewrap if necessary. See the following chart for storage times.
Storage
TYPE
chart for fresh and cured meat*
APPROXIMATE
TIME
(DAYS)
Chicken
1 to2
Ground beef
1 to2
Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon
5 to 7
Cold cuts.
3 to 5
Variety meats
1 to2
‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the
same day as purchased.
Store without washing in the original carton on
interior shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on
interior shelf.
Butter or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap
in freezer packaging and freeze.
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Storing frozenfood
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercrally frozen food and for freezing food at
home. For further information about preparing
food for freezing, contact your local Cooperative
Extension Service or check a freezer guide or
cookbook.
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in the packaging. The way you close and seal the package must
not allow air or moisture in or out. Packaging done
in any other way could cause food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator and drying of
frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene (plastic) containers with tight
fitting lids, straight-sided canning/freezing
jars,
heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated paper
and nonpermeable plastic wraps (made from a
Saran film:i are recommended. Follow package or
container Instructions for proper freezing methods.
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
The use of these wrappings could cause food
odor and taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
l
Freezing
Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze any
large quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food
into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours.
(No more than 2 to 3 pounds of food per cubic foot
of freezer space.) Leave enough space for air to
circulate around packages. Be careful to leave
enough room at the front so the door can close
tightly.
Storage limes will vary according to the quality
of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (air
and moisture proof), and the storage temperature
which should be 0°F (- 17.8%). For further
information about food storage times, contact your
local Cooperative Extension Service or check a
freezer guide or cookbook.
CaringForYourRefrigerator
Vacationand moving care
Power interruptions
Short vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables; freeze other items.
1. Turn off your ice maker by raising the signal
arm.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Make sure all ice crescents are dispensed out
of the mechanism.
If electricity goes off, call the power company.
Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service is to te interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help
frozen food stay frozen.
2. If service is to te interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for
every cu. ft. of freezer space. This will keep
food frozen for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage nor dry
ice is available, use or can perishable
food at once
(d) Ice bin may need to be emptied if ice has
thawed into a solid mass.
3. A full freezer w II slay cold longer than a partly
filled one. A frecezer full of meat will stay cold
longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If food
contains ice crystals, it may be safely refrozen,
although the quality and flavor may be affected.
If the condition of the food is poor or if you feel it
is unsafe, dispose of it.
Long vacations
Remove all the food if you are going for a month or
more. Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at
least a day ahead. When the last load of Ice drops,
turn off the ice maker. Make sure all ice crescents
are dispensed out of the mechanism.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean It.. rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops
of both doors... keeping them open far enough for
air to get in. This will keep odor and mold from
building up.
I
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not allow children to climb on, play near
or climb inside the refrigerator when the
doors are blocked open. They may become
injured or trapped.
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I
Questions?
Call our Consumer Assistance
number. (See page 18.)
Center telephone
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your Refrigerator”
on page 5.
Moving
Shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead of
time. Disconnect the water line. After the last supply of Ice drops, lift the signal arm to turn off the ice
maker. Make sure all ice crescents are dispensed
out of the mechanism.
Remove all food. Pack frozen foods in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all parts well
and tape them together so they don’t shift and
rattle. Screw in the leveling rollers; tape the doors
shut; and tape the electric cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything
back and refer to page 4. Don’t forget to reconnect
the water supply line. Draw and discard 2 to 3
quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L) of water to flush the water
dispensing system.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggestyou follow
these steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If your refrigerator
will not operate:
l Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live
circuit with proper voltage? (See page 4.)
l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the Refrigerator
Control ON?
If there is a rattling or jingling
noise or
unfamiliar
sounds:
l Is something
on top of or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator is running?
l New features on your new refrigerator
make new
sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the
fans, timer clicks for the defrosting cycle, or
defrost water draining in the defrost pan.
If your ice maker will not operate:
l Has the freezer had enough time to get cold?
With a new refrigerator, this might take overnight.
l Is the signal arm ON...in the down position?
l Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to
the ice maker?
If there is water in the defrost pan:
l This is normal in hot, muggy weather. The pan
can even be half full. Make sure the refrtgerator IS
level so the pan does not overflow.
If the lights do not work:
l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
If a bulb is burned out:
l See instructions
for changing lrght bulbs on
page 9. Use appliance bulbs only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
l Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
l On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
l If the door has been opened a lot, or if a large
amount of food has been put in, the motor will
run longer to cool down the interior.
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Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of the controls.
Your new refrigerator may be larger than your
old one so it has more space to be cooled. It also
has a regular freezer instead of a frozen food compartment. All ihis means better refrigeration and
may require more running time than your old one.
2. If you necsd assistance*...
Call Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance
Center
telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service
is necessary, recommend a qualified service
company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
/’
service comWhifl SERvlCE
01% Whirlpools”’
panies. Whirlpool service
Lpd
technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty
and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in
the United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area, call our
Consumer Assistance Center telephone number
(see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
APPLIANCES
- HCWSEHOLD
MAJOR
- REPAlAlNC
&PARTS
MAJOR-SERVICE
&REPAIR
OR
4. If you need FSP” replacement
parts*...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts, Look for this symbol of
quality whenever you need a replacement par-l for
your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts
will fit right and work right, because they are made
to the same exacting specifications used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied with how the
problem was solved’...
l Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major
appliance industry.
l Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer or Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
*When requesting assistance, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of purchase,
and a complete description of the problem. This
information is needed in order to better respond
to your request.
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WHIRLPOOrRefrigerator
Warranty
RF005
LENGTHOFWARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts for electronic control system if defective
in materials or workmanship. (Electronic models only.)
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting tubing
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpools”’
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product failure.
G. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages so this
limitation or exclusion 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.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need set-vice, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service
and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
8 Registered Trademark/TM
Part No. 2156580
631991 WHIRLPOOL CORFOR4TlON
Trademark/SM
Service
Mark of Whirlpool
Corporation
Printed in U.S.A