T&l Home ol@ Appliances 46^ Use& CareGuide Exterior moisture control Meat drawer Meat drawer air control - Leveling rollers (not sh - Light Model and serial number I I I X NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER ED22RQ ED22DQ with THIRST@SHER’” Dlspenslng System G/9& Contents ........ Important Safety Instructions. ....... Before Using Your Refrigerator .............. 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 .................... ........... Cleaning Your Refrigerator Food Storage Guide .................. ......... Caring For Your Refrigerator. Vacation and moving care. ............. Power interruptions ................... .... If You Need Service Or Assistance ..... Whirlpool Refrigerator Warranty. 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 Model Number Serial Number 10 10 11 12 13 13 13 14 15 17 17 17 18 20 01991 Whirlpool Corporation 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. 2 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 numbers 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. Purchase Service Date Company Phone Number ImportantSafetyInstructions To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when Using your refrigerator, followbasic precautions including the following: Read ail 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. . FOR YOUR SAFETY. DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIGUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION. l 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 oven, 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 below 55°F (13C). l is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly. l is not loaded with iood before it has time to get properly colid. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - BeforeUsingYourRefrigerator Clean it Clean your refrigerator before using it. See cleaning instructions on page 14. 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. . &prong grounding type wall receptacle I Install 220-230 VI50 HZ ADAPTED TO 115 VI60 HZ BY TRANSFORMER Part NO. 1129492 properly 1. Allow ‘/2 inch (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. Level Right to raise; Left to lower Use screwdriver Front roller Lower refrigerator-freezer 1. Remove base grille. (See page 10.) 2. 3. 4. 5. To raise front, turn screw in direction shown. To lower front, turn screw in direction shown. Check with level. Replace base grille. (See page 10.) UsingYourRefrigerator Setting the controls Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for the first time: 1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 3. REFRIGERATOR 2. Set the Freezer Control to 6. Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. (This may take several hours.) These settings should be about right for normal household refrigerator usage. The controls 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 AtoC. 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 number (see page 18). l Adjust the Refrigerator Control first. l Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments. l Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed. RECOMMENDED CONTROL SETTINGS: CONDITION: REASON: If Refrigerator Section is TOO WARM Door opened often Large amount of food added Room temperature too warm Refrigerator Fs-eezer 4 A If Freezer Section is TOO WARM Door opened often Large amount of food added Very cold room temperature (can’t cycle often enough) Refrigerator Fl-eezer 3 C If Refrigerator Section is TOO COLD Controls not set correctly for your conditions Refrigerator Freezer 2 B If ICE Isn’t MADE FAST ENOUGH Heavy ice usage Very cold room temperature (can? cycle often enough) Refrigerator Freezer 3 C If BOTH SECTIONS are TOO WARM Door opened often Large amount of food added Very warm or very cold room temperatures Refrigerator Freezer 4 B 5 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: 1. Lift up bin. 2. Pull bin straight out. To replace door bins: 1. Slide bin in above desired button. 2. Push down untrl it stops. NOTE: Large bins are designed to fit in top portion of refrigerator door only. Adjusting the 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 ger *=- “a and pull again. the crispers and crisper cover To remove the crispers: 1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop 2. Lift the front. 3. Slide the rest of the way out. 4. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: 1. Lift front of cover off supports. 2. 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. NOTE: Glass cover will fit only above full width crisper. Crisper(sl must be removed before removing cover. Lifl the cover front, then the back. , Adjusting the crisper humidity control You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crisper. 1. The control can 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. Lift the front. 3. Slide the drawer the rest of the way out. 4. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: 1. Remove meat drawer 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 plac:e. 3. Replace meat drawer and crispers. Using Your Continued Refrigerator Adjusting Use control to adiust meat drawer tekperature. / 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 brn the rest of the way out. 4. Replace in reverse order. Pull out to the stop, lifl the front and pull again. Adjusting L Step 2 To move the wine the wine rack rack: 1. Lift front of wine rack. 2. Pull rack off rear support. 3. Replace in reverse order. Removing the freezer To remove a basket: baskets 1. Slrde 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. the stop, lifl 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 refrigerator 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 reirigerator 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 potter supply. To change light below ice bin: 1. Disconnect relrigerator from power supply. 2. Push in sides lof light shield until it snaps free 3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb. 4. Replace the light shield. 5. Reconnect poNer supply. To change dispenser light: 1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply. 2. Reach the bull3 through the dispenser area. 3. Replace with a 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 unit. Be sure to replace a bulb with one of the same size and shape. 9 Using Your Refrigerator Continued Removing the base grille To remove the grille: 1. Open the doors. 2. Pull grille out as shown. 3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened behlnd gnlle. 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 14. THIRST CRUSHER u 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 result in personal injury or breakage. To dispense ice: 1. For cubed ice, move Ice Selector Switch to CUBE oosltlon. For crushed to CRUSHED ice, move Ice Selector Switch posItIon. 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-taste from new plumbing and parts. Throw the ice away. Ice is dispensed 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. 10 For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before being dispensed. This rnay cause a slight delay when dispensing crushed ice. Noise from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in size. When changing from CRUSHED to CUBE, a few ounces of crushed ice will be dispensed along with the first cubes. water: I. Press a sturdy glass against the water dispenser bar. 2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing. NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to maintain a fresh supply. To dispense 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 &carded 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 smal’ tray beneath the dispenser is designed to evaplorate small spills. There is no drain in this tray. Do not pour water into it. WATER Raise signal arm to stop ice. Lower signal arm to start it. LIGHT TO turn on night light, slide dispenser LIGHT switch to the left. See page 9 for directions for changing dispenser light. Automatic ice maker Here are a few things you will want to know about your automatic 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 ice maker water supply hook-up are attached to the back of the refrigerator cabinet. l It is normal for ice crescents to be attached by a corner. They will break apart easily. l The ice maker will not operate until the freezer is cold enough to make ice. This can take overnight. l 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. l 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. 11 Using Your Refrigerator Continued Removing ice maker storage bin Remove, empty and clean the storage bin: l If the ice dispenser 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; l If the ice dispenser is not used regularly. 1. Pull the covering panel out from the bottom and slide it to the rear. 2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF position. Ice can still 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 bin and dispenser mechanism. 5. Wash with mild detergent. Rinse 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. 12 Common ice maker PROBLEM Dispenser won’t Ice dispenser work. problems CAUSE work. won’t Freezer door open. Ice bin not properly installed. Wrong ice in bin. Drspenser not used for extended periods, causing ice cubes to melt together. Ice dispenser working. stops Ice dispenser bar held in too long. SOLUTION l l l l l l Off-taste in ice. or odor Ice attracts airborne odors; old ice. Water quality. Foods not properly wrapped. Ice bin and freezer mav need cleaning. Plumbing to ice maker. New ice maker. 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 might be new to you, and what may be making them. Slight hum, soft hiss: You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and moving 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 will 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 aHer it stops. You may also hear defrost water running into the defrost water pan. Ice maker sounds: trickling water 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. l l l l l l l l 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 bin, not through the dispenser. Dump old ice 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 15. Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning chart on page 14. 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 h,as 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 trps You can help your refrigerator use less electricity. 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. Thank about what you need before you open the door. Get everything out at one time. Keep food organized so you won’t have to search for what you want. Close door 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 of 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 Exterior 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. 13 Cleaning YourRefrigerator 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. PART Removable parts (shelves, crisper, meat drawer, etc.) l Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. l Rinse and dry thoroughly. l Wax painted metal 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. l l Inside walls (Freezer should be allowed to warm up so cloth won’t stick) Door liners gaskets and Plastic parts (covers and panels) pan Wash. Rinse and dry thoroughly. l Sponge, cloth or paper towel l Mild detergent 0 Warm water l Appliance wax (or good auto paste wax) Outside Defrost HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Sponge or cloth l Mild detergent 0 Warm water l Wash with mixture of warm water and - mild detergent, or - baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to 1 quart [.95 L] of water) l Rinse and dry thoroughly. l Wash. l Rinse and dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleaners containing petroleum on plastic parts. Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel l Baking soda or mild detergent 0 Warm water l l Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel l Mild detergent 0 Warm water l Wash. Rinse and dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3. 0 Soft, clean sponge or soft clean cloth l Mild detergent 0 Warm water l l Sponge or cloth Mild detergent 0 Warm water l l l l l l l I 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. l l 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 grille. I Condenser Floor under refrigerator 14 coils l l Vacuum cleaner with extended narrow attachment Floor cleaners Remove base grille. Vacuum coils at least every other month. l Replace base grille. l Roll refrigerator out only as far as water supply line allows. 0 Clean floor. l Roll refrigerator back into place. l Check to see if the refriqerator IS level. l l 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 . . . 3to5 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. Eggs Store without washing in the original carton on interior shelf. Storing frozenfood The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially 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) 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. 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. 15 Food Storage Continued Guide Freezer food storage chart Storage times 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%). FOOD STORAGE TIME Fruits Fruit juice concentrate ............ 12 months Commercially frozen fruit ......... 12 months Citrus fruit and juices .......... 4 to 6 months Others. ..................... 8 to 12 months Vegetables Commercially frozen .............. 8 months Home frozen ................ 8 to 12 months Meat Bacon ..................... 4 weeks or less Corned beef ................ 4 weeks or less (Salting meat shortens freezer life) Frankfurters ....................... 1 month Ground beef, lamb, veal ........ 2 to 3 months Roasts: Beef ...................... 6 to 12 months Lambandveal .............. 6to9months Pork ....................... 4 to 8 months Sausage, fresh ................ 1 to 2 months Steaks and chops: Beef ...................... 8 to 12 months Lamb, veal, pork ............ 3 to 4 months Fish Cod, flounder, haddock, sole ........ 6 months Blue fish, salmon .............. 2 to 3 months Mackerel, perch ............... 2 to 3 months Breaded fish (purchased) .......... 3 months Clams, oysters, cooked fish, crab, scallops ........... 3 to 4 months Alaskan king crab ................ 10 months Shrimp, uncooked ............... 12 months Poultry Chicken or turkey, whole or parts ................. 12 months Duck ............................ 6 months Giblets. ...................... 2 to 3 months Cooked poultry w/gravy ........... 6 months Slices (no gravy) ................... 1 month 16 FOOD Main dishes Stews; meat, poultry and fish casserole ........... TV dinners ................... STORAGE TIME 2 to 3 months 3 to 6 months Dairy products Butter ....................... 6 to 9 months Margarine. ...................... 12 months Cheese: Camembert, Mozzarella, 3 months Farmer’s, .................... Creamed cottage ....... DO NOT FREEZE Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, 6 to 8 weeks Swiss, Brick, etc. ........... (Freezing can change texture of cheese.) Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet ......... 2 months Eggs Whole (mixed) ................... 12 months Whites ......................... 12 months Yolks ........................... 12 months (Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed eggs) Baked goods Yeast breads and rolls ............. 3 months Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......... 3 months Unbaked breads ................... 1 month Quick breads ................. 2 to 3 months Cakes, unfrosted .............. 2 to 4 months 8 to 12 months Cakes, frosted ............... Fruit cakes ...................... 12 months Cookie dough .................... 3 months 8 to 12 months Baked cookies ............... Baked pies ................... 1 to 2 months Pie dough only ................ 4 to 6 months Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan Cooperative Extension Service suggested storage times. 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 be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep both doors closed. This will help frozen food stay frozen. 2. If service is to be 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 will stay cold longer than a partly filled one. A freezer 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. 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. 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. 17 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 crrcuit 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 t,he 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: 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? l 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 refrigerator is level so the pan does not overflow. If the lights do not work: 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.) l If a bulb is burned out: See instructions for changing light bulbs on page 9. Use appliance bulbs only. l 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. 18 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 aIS0 has a regular freezer instead of a frozen food compartment. All this means better refrigeration and may require more running time than your old one. 2. If you need assistance’... Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800-2531301 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*... Whirloool has a nationwide network of authorized Whirlpools’-’ service companies. Whirlpool service 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 - HOUSEHOLD MAJOR-SERVICE MAJOR A REPAIR - REPAIRIND OR WASMIND YACHNES. DRYERS A ,RDNERS - SERVICING WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE SER",CE XYZ SERVICE CO 123 MAPLE COMl?4NIES 999-9999 A PARTS 4. If you need FSPE replacement parts*... FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part 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’... 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. 9 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. l *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. 19 WHIRLPOOC Refrigerator Warranty RF005 LENGTH OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR 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 WhirlpoolSM service company. WHIRLPOOL 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 service, 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. 2156574 Q1591 WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION Trademark/SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.