Whirlpool RT14DM Specifications

A Note To You
2
Important
Safety
Instructions
3
Parts And Features
4
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
5
Using Your
Refrigerator
7
Cating For Your
Refrigerator
13
Food Storage
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Guide
If You Need
Assistance
Or Service
18
Warranty
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or comments.
REFRIGERATOR-FREEZERS
MODELS
RT14DK
RT14DM
RTl4GD
RT14HK
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Roper@ applliance.
You purchased a quality, wofti-c/ass home appliance. Years of engineering experience went
into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy m#enyyears of trouble-free operation, we
developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and
maintain your appliance properly and safely. Pleas,e read it carefully. Also, please complete
and mail the Ownership Registration Card provkM with your appliance. This will help us
noMy you about any new information on your appli snce.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statement: ;. Please pay special attention to these
symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is B brief explanation of the use of each
symbol.
This symbol will help you avoid actions
This symbol will help alert you to such
Our toll-free
is available
number,
24 hours
1-800-44-ROPER
a day.
(l-800447-67371,
If you ever have a question concerning your appliarce’s operation, or if you need service, first
see ‘If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 18. If you need further help, feel free to call
us. When calling, you will need to know your appliiixe’s complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label (see diagrams on
page 4). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these
numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone
number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Pun: hase Date
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Important
Safety
Instructions
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To reduce the risk of We, electrkal shock, or injury when
using your refrigeratolm8,follow these basic precautions:
Read all insttuctions before using the
refrigerator.
*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 oki refrigerator, do it safely. Please read the
enclosed safety booklet from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent accidents.
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Never allow children to operate, play with,
cir crawl inside the refrigerator.
.Never clean refrigerator parts with
f lamrnable fluids. The fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
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Do NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
O’l-HER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR
AMY OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES
CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR
EXPLOSION.
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us help
you
Please:
l Install and level the refrigerator on a floor
that will hold the weight and in an area
suitable for its size and use.
l Do not install the refrigerator next to an
oven, radiator or other heat source.
l Do not use the refrigerator in an area
where the room temperature will fall below
55°F (13°C).
l Keep the refrigerator out of the weather.
l Connect the refrigerator only to the proper
kind of outlet with the correct electrical
supply and grounding. (Refer to the
Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instructions Sheet.)
. Do not load the refrigerator with food
before it has time to get properly cold.
l Use the refrigerator only for the uses
described in this manual.
l Properly maintain the refrigerator.
l Be sure the refrigerator is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
Parts And Features
This section contains cadioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
with where all parts and ieatures are located a;ld &ithey
kmk like.
Automatic
ke maker
(RTl4DM only not shown)
ke cube
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(RTl4DK,
RT14GD and
RTWiK)
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freezer shelf
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Butter
compartment
7
Adjustable
wire shelves
Control panel H
Model and serial
number label 0
(on 8lde wall)
Crisper
refrigerator)
Model RT14DK shown
Control
panel
Temperatu~
4
control
Llght swi/ch
Before Using Yc:wr
Refrigerator
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In This
Pa* I
Section
Cleaning your refrigerator ................ .5
In stalling it properly ........................ .6
Plugging ft In ...r................................... 5
Lwellng
it .......................................... 6
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It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. l’his section tells you how to clean it,
connect it to a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
Removing
your
packaging
refrigerator
materials
Remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number labels) before
using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with your thumb to make a ball,
then remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid handdishwashing
detergent before removing glue as de-scribed 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.
Plugging
it in
Recommended Grounding Method
A 115 Volt AC, 60 Hz., 15 or 20 ampere
fused and properly grounded electrical
supply is required. lt 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.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
ina,truction labels inside your refrigerator. Do
no: remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
tht ! refrigerator at the front.
Clleaning
it before
use
Afl er removing all packaging materials,
clean your refrigerator before using it, if
na:essary. See cleaning instructions on
pa!jes 13 and 14.
&prong grounding type wall
w
receptacle
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Refrigerator
Power cord grounding
Plug
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Installing
it properly
1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cabinets and refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the
refrigerator condenser on the back and
the wail.
3. Allow l/i inch (1.25 cm) on each side of
the refrigerator for ease of installation.
4. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be
against a wall, you might want to leave
extra space so the door can be opened
wider.
5. Level your refrigerator.
Leveling
it
Your refrigeratorhas 2 front, adjustable
rollers to prevent rocking on uneven floors.
To adjust rollers:
1. Roll refrigerator into position.
2. Adjust rollers by turning the leveling
screws, located at the front of the base.
Turn clockwise to raise.
9 Turn counterclockwise to lower.
NOTE: Rollers are adjusted correctly
when the refrigerator no longer rocks
when the doors are opened or closed.
3. Repeat this procedure whenever the
refrigerator is moved.
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NOTE: lf you want the doors to close easier,
use the rollers to raise the front of the
refrigerator slightly.
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Use a screwdriver
to adjust
Roller
2
p/
‘f7 \Leveling
screw
View of roller with hinge in place
Leveling screw
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Using Your Hefrigerator
In This
Section
Page
Setting the temperature control ........ 7
Page
U eing the automatic ke maker ..... ..... 9
Adjusting the refrigerator
shelves ................. .. ...... ......... .............. 8
Changing the light bulb ................... 11
Removing the crispers and
cover . ......... ....... ..... .............................. 8
Siaving energy ........ ......... ............... ... 12
Using the ice cube trays .................... 9
Understanding the sounds
you may hear .......... ....... ... ........... ..... 12
R everslng the door swing ... .. ........... 11
To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it
properly. This section tells you how to set the cont~~ols,remove and adjust some of the
features in your refrigerator, and how to save ener!:fy.
Setting
the temperature
control
The Temperature Control is in the refrigerator. It controls the temperatura in both the
refrigerator and freezer co~rtments.
When you plug in the refrigerator for the first
time:
1. Set the Temperature Control to 3
(normal).
Temperature Control adjustments range
from 1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest).
NOTE: Turning the Temperature Control
to OFF stops cooling in both tha refrigerator and freezer compartments, but it doas
not disconnect the refrigerator from the
power supply.
2. Give the refrigerator tima to cool down
completely before adding food. This could
take several hours.
3. Adjust the Temperature Control to have
food as cotd as you like. The settings
indicated above shoukf ba correct for
normal, household refrigerator usage.
NOTE: The built-in exterior moisture control
continuously guards against moisture buildup on the outside of the refrigerator.
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Adjusting
the refrigeratlor
shelves
Adjust refrigerator shefves to match the way
you use your refrigerator.
To remove the shelves:
1. Remove items from the shelf.
2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop.
3. Lii hack of shelf over stop.
4. Slide shelf out the rest of the way.
To replace the shelves:
1. Slide hack of shelf into shelf track in wall
of cabinet.
2. Guide front of shelf into shelf track
3. Slide shelf in all the way.
Removing
the crispers
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide crisper stmigM out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Lift cover front and remove the cover
support.
2. Lii cover up and slide out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit cover tabs into lowest cabinet slots
and push in. Lower the front retainers into
pk?.
2. Insert cover support (with the long tab
toward the front) into the groove on the
underside of the cover.
NOTE: tf the support needs adjustment,
turn base clockwise to raise or counter
cbckwise to lower.
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alnd cover
then the back
Using
the ice cube trays
(RTlIDK,
RT14GD
and RT14HK)
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The
moving cokf air starts a slow evaporation.
The longer cubes are stored, the smaller
they get.
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
Using
the automatic
(Optional
on RT14DK,
RTl4GD
factory-installed
on RT14DM)
If you have an automatic ice maker, or if you
plan to add one later (Part No. IMKIT), here
are a few things you will want to know:
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RT14HK: The aluminum water inlet tube,
supplied with your refrigerator, is in the
bottom rear of the refrigerator, on the
compressor support plate. Use this tube
instead of the tube provided in the accessory kit.
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l The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
DOWN to make ice automatically
UP to shut off the ice maker
IMPORTANT: Do not turn on the ice
maker until it is connected to the water
supply. Instructions for ke maker water
supply hook up are attached to the
back of the refrigerator cabinet.
l The dial or lever on the side of the ice
maker changes the size of the cubes.
l You may hear water running when the ice
maker is working. You’ll hear ice falling
into the bin. Don’t let these sounds bother
you.
l If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal
arm to shut off the ice maker. When you
replace the bin, push it in all the way and
lower the ice maker signal arm to the ON
position.
ice maker
and RT14HK,
LIP to
stop
he
maker.
[IOWN
to
start
ii::e
maker.
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Good water quality is important for good
it23 quality. Try to avoid connecting the ice
maker to a soflened water supply. Water
s( bftenerchemicals (such as salt from a
malfunctioning softener) can damage the
icl3 maker mold and lead to poor ice
q1lality. lf a softened water supply cannot
bc! avoided, make sure the water softener
is operating properly and well maintained.
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Common
ice maker
PROBLEM
Ice crescents
aikched at
corners
Ice maker
won’t
make ice
Off-taste or
odor in ke
CAUSE
This is normal
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ON/OFF lever in the
OFF (up) position
Freezer not cold
enough
Ice attracts airborne
ocbrs; old ice
Poor water quality
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Foods not properly
wrappecl
Ice bin and freezer
need cleaning
Plumbing to ice maker
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New ice maker
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problems
SILUTION
‘They break apart easily.
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INK ON/OFF lever to the ON (down)
1K>sition.
Ice maker will not operate until freezer is
c:old enough to make ice. This could take
(bvemight.
[Jump old ice and make a new supply.
! itore excess ice in a covered container.
\lVater containing minerals (such as sulfur)
r,qay require a filter. Try to avoid softened
water supplies.
Wrap food properly. See pages 16
Eind 17.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning
chartonpage13.
Folbw Installation Instructions for proper
k:e maker water supply hookup. (See
Black of refrigerator cabinet.) Try to avoid
&tened water supply.
First few batches of ice from a new ice
n laker may have an off-taste. Dump ice
and make a new supply.
Changing
the light
bulb
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electrfcity leading to the refrigerator
at the main power supply. Turning the
Temperature Control to the OFF
position does not disconnect the
refrigerator from the power suppty.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
2. Reach behind the Control Panel to
remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs
will fit your refrigemtor. Be sure to replace a
bulb with one of the same size, wattage and
shape.
Reversing
the door swing
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator so the doors open the other way.
Refer to the instruction sheet included with
your refrigerator.
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Saving
energy
You can help your refrigerator use less electriiity.
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 Cpen the door as few times as possible.
Think 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.
Understanding
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.
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Go ahead and till up the refrigerator, but
don’t overcrowd it so air movement is
blocked.
It is a waste of electricii to set the refrigerator temperature colder than it needs to
be. lf ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes
them, that’s wfd enough.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a
heat source such as a range, water heater,
furnace, radiator or in direct sunlight.
the sounds
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
buder.
The following describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you, and what
may be making them.
Slight
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Water
you may hear
sounds
When the refrigerator stops running, you
rray hear gurgling in the tubing for a few
rrinutes after it stops. You may also hear
da3frost water running into the defrost water
pm and sizzle during defrost cycles.
Ice maker
sounds
trickling water
9 thud (clatter of ice)
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, you
may hear buzzing (from the water valve),
tr ckling water and the clatter of ice dumped
irito the bin.
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Caring For Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
PWP
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Cleaning your refrigerator ............... 13
Vacation and moving can ............... 14
Power interruptions
.......................... 15
Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of clependable service. However, there are a
few things you can do to help extend its product life, This section tells you how to clean your
refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a power outage.
Cleaning
your
refrigerator
about once a month to prevent odors from
building up. wipe up spills right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all
removable parts and clean the refrigerator
according to the followirtu directions.
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WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper,
etc.)
Sponge or cloth with mild
detergent and warm
water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent,
warm water and an
appliinoe wax (or gwd
auto paste wax)
Inside walls
(allow freezer to
warm up so cloth
won’t stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with baking
soda or mild detergent
and warm water
Personal Injury Hazard
I Iefrigeration system tubes are located
r Iear the defrost pan and can become
M. Remove and install defrost pan
c:arefully.
F”ailure to do so could result in personal
iI Ijury.
HOW TO CLEAN
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Hand wash, rinse and dry
thoroughly.
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not
use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year. Apply wax with a
clean, soft doth. Waxing painted
metal surfaces provides rust
protection. Do not wax plastic
parts.
Wash with mixture of warm water
and
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g] to 1 quart [.95 L] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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PART
Door liners
and gaskets
WHAT TO USE
Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel with
mild detergent and
warm water
HO’W TO CLEAN
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentratad detergents, bleaches or cleaners
coMainlng petroleum on plastk parts.
Plastic parts
(covers and
paneW
Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
W’ash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window
spr mys, scouring cleansers or flammable
flul~ds. These can scratch or damage
mail:erial. See ‘Important Safety Instructiorils” on page 3.
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
RcIII refrigerator out away from the wall.
. W8ssh,rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not
remove the defrost pan to clean.
l RcIII refrigerator back into place. Remember to leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the
cs binet back and the wall.
l M; Ike sure the refrigerator is level.
Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner
with extended
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attachment
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Floor under
refrigerator
floor cleaners
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Vacation
Short
and moving
vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will
be away for less than four weeks.
1. Use up any perishables.
2. Freeze other items.
3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
l Raise the signal arm to the OFF (up)
position.
l Shut off the water supply to the ice
maker.
l Empty the ice bin.
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Rc,move base grille.
Vsicuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils
mr myneed to be cleaned as often as every
otl ler month.
Replace base grille.
Rclll refrigerator out only as far as the water
supply line allows.
ClcFanfloor.
Ro II refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
care
Long
vacations
If you will be gone a month or more:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
.Tum off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time.
@Whenthe fast load of ice drops, turn off
the ice maker. Make sure all ice is
dispensed out of the ice maker mechanism.
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean it, rinse well and dry.
5. 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.
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.
Moving
When you are moving the refrigerator to a
nl3w home:
1 ,, If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
l Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of
time.
l Disconnect the water line.
l After the last load of ice drops, lift the
signal arm to the OFF (up) position.
2,, Remove all food from the refrigerator.
3,, Pack all frozen food in dry ice.
4, Unplug the refrigerator.
5 Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry.
6, Take out all removable parts, wrap them
well, and tape them together so they don’t
shii and rattle.
7, Screw in the leveling rollers.
8, Tape the doors shut and tape the power
supply cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put
esierything back and refer to page 5. Also, if
ylwr refrigerator has an automatic ice
n laker, remember to reconnect the water
s~Jpplyline.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 7.
Power
interruptions
If electricii 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 cbsed. Thii
helps foods stay frozen.
2. If service will be intenupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 2 lbs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in
freezer for every cubic foot of freezer
space. Thii will keep food frozen for 2
to 4 days. Wear gloves to protect your
hands from dry ice burns.
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(c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is
available, use or can perishable food
at once.
3,, A full freezer stays cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat
stays cold longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. lf food contains ice crystals,
it may be safely refrozen, although the
qualii and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, or if you feel
it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Ouestions
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C’all our toll-free telephone number, l-8094,4-ROPER.
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Food Storage Guide
There is a correct way to package and store refrigeriated or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended steps,
Storing
fresh
food
Wrap up or store food placed in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material.
This prevents food odor and taste transfer
throughout the refrigerator. For dated
products, check code date to ensure freshness.
Cheese
Leafy
Colrer leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminul n foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can
aIs13be used.
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.
Stc:#rein the original wrapping until you are
resdy to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly
in l4astic wrap or aluminum foil.
hftovers
Mlsat
Store most meat in original wrapping as long
as it is airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if
nec:essary. See the following chart for
sta rage times.
Milk
APPROXIMATE TIME
(DAYS)
‘IYPE
(Zhicken
1 to2
l3ound beef
1 to2
3to 5
! steaks and roasts
C,>ureclmeats
7to10
5to 7
I 3acon
c,:old cuts
3to 5
Variety meats
1 to 2
Ed
V/hen storing meat longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same
dqr as purchased.
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.
Eggs
Store without washing in the original carton
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
frozen
food
The freezer section is designed for storage
of commercially frozen food and for freezing
food at home.
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for freezing or food storage times,
coritact your local Cooperative Extension
Service or check a freezer guide or reliable
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 coukl
cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and drying of frozen
food.
Fmezing
Do r lot expect your freezer to quick-freeze
any large quantity of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the freezer than will
freexe within 24 hours (no more than 2 to
8 pcunds of food per cubic foot of freezer
spac:e). Leave enough space for air to
circr Ilate around packages. Be careful to
leav13 enough room at the front so the door
can close tightly.
StlDragetimes will vary according to the
qua1ity of the food, the type of packaging or
wral I used (airtight and moisture-proof) and
the :‘dorage temperature, which should be
0°F (-17.8%).
Packaging commended
for use:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
l Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
l Heavy-duty aluminum foil
l Plastic-coated paper
l Non-permeable plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film)
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
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Do not use:
Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethyl-ene 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, taste transfer and drying of frozen
food.
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If You Need Assistance
Service
Or
Performance problems often result from little things pu can fii without tools. Please read
through “1. Before calling for assistance . . .I’ below I jefore calling for service on your
appliance.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
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Listed in this chart are the most common problems 4ansumers run into with their appliances.
Please read through this and see if it can solve yout problem.
rPROBLEM
Your refrigerator
will not operate
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse or circlJil breaker blown/tripped?
Is the Refrigerator Control WI to the OFF position?
The lights do not
work
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a househoM fuse or ciroJit breaker blown/tripped?
Is a bulb burned out?
The optional Ice
maker does not
work
Is the freezer cold enough to make ice? It could take overnight for
the freezer to reach the proplx temperature.
Is the ON/OFF lever in the ON (down) position? (See page 9.)
Is the water valve turned on?
Does the water line have a clog or leak?
You hear unfamiliar sounds or
a rattllng/jlngllng
noise
Some new sounds are norm; II. See “Understanding the sounds you
may hear” on page 12.
There Is water in
the defrost Pan
This is normal on hot, mugm days. Make sure the refrigerator is level
so the pan does not overflow.
The motor
seems to run too
much
Are the condenser coils dirty”?
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Is something on top of or bet lind the refrigerator?
Has the door been open ofteli? Has a large amount of food been
added at one time? The motor naturally runs longer if these things
happen.
Is it room hot? If the room is ,100warm, the motor runs longer to keep
the unit cool.
2. If you need
assistance*
...
Cell our tolbfme telephons number. Did free
from anywhere in the U.S.&
1-ROPER
(1-000-447~737)
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 nwessafy, recommend a qualified service company in your
area.
For further information, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Roper Brand Appliances
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49922
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence,
3. If you need
service*
4. IH you need FSP
ment parts . . .
FSF’ is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for qualii parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
rep18acementpart for your RopeP appliance.
FSP replacement parts will fii right and work
righ’t, because they are made to the same
exalzting specifications used to build every
new Roper appliance.
T:> locate FSP replacement parts in your
are; I, refer to Step 3 above or call our tollfree’
teleiphone number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
l
...
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance or the authorized
servicer in your area. For he@ finding an
authorized servicer in your area, call our tollfree telephone number in Step 2.
replace-
l
l
with
Ccmtact the Major Appliance Consumer
ACztion Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group
of independent consumer experts that
v&es consumer views at the highest
lerels of the major appliance industry.
G xttact MACAP only when the dealer,
al nhorized servicer and Roper Brand
Al qliance warrantor have failed to resolve
yc,ur problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chigo, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
acition.
*When asklng for help or sewlce:
Please provide a detailed description of
the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) Thii information will help us respond properly to your
request.
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ROPER”
Refrigerator Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WEWILLPAYFOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
(from date of purchase)
FSP@replacemel’tt parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be
provided by an ainhorized Roper service company.
FULL FtVE-YEAR WARRANTY
(from date of purchase)
FSP replacemenl parts and repair labor for the sealed
refrigeration systl:,m (compressor, evaporator, condenser,
drier or connectirig tubing) which we find to be defective in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Ro,per service oonpany.
WE WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use your refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring 1:~plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your refrfgerator is used in other tl tan normal, single-family househokf use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your refrfgerator is designeli to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use
of products not approved by us.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modiiitions
made to the
appliance.
This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Coq noration. Under no circumstances shall it
be liable under this warranty for incidental or consequential damages and all implied warranties are limited to the same time period stated in the express warranties for Roper Brand
Appliances. Some states do not allow the exclusion lx limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitation of implied wan-antics, so this Iimitation or exclusion may not apply to
you.
This warranty gives you specifii legal rights, and ~01~1
may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may I alsoappfy. For details, please contact
your authorized Roper distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assiiance or Serviice” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or SeMie,” additional help can be founC by calling our toll-free telephone
number, l-66&44-ROPER (l-66&447-6737), from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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