NO-FROST REFRIGERATORFREEZER Model ETl4JM & Model ETl4JK I ,.,ir 1’1~~;. &wFree2ers i ,i.r t-1 I.- ‘i _, i il!‘lr--IBiL~?,.,%l,~;,~ Ice Makers. Dishwashers. Buill-In Ovens and Swlace Unils. Ranges. Microwave .-,r:i- Ovens. Trash Compaclon. Room Au Condilioners. Oehumidihers. Aulomsllc Washers Clolhes Owen Free Please read this Use and Care Guide before you do anything else... This booklet tells you how to start your refrigerator, clean it, move shelves and adjust controls. it even tells you what new sounds to expect from your refrigerator. Treat your new refrigerator with care. Use it only to do what home refrigerators are designed to do. Parts and features AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER REFRIGERAT MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER ADJUSTABLE POWER SAVING CONTROL LEVELLING LEG AND ROLLER Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. Please complete and mail the Owner RegistraThen complete the form below. Have this information ready tion Card provided with this product. if you need l l service or call with a question, Copy Model and Serial Numbers from plate (see diagram above] and purchase date from sales slip. Keep this book and sales slip together in a handy place. Model Number Serial Number Purchase Service 2 Date Company Phone Number 1 Contents Page 3 SAFETYFIRST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Important Safety instructions . . . . . . . . 3 i BEFORE 4 USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. I 1I ! ? i j c t - Remove Sales Labels.. . . . . Clean it . . . . . . . . . .. . Plug It In ....... ...... Install Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level Refrigerator-Freezer . . . . . . . . . USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR.. . . . . . . Setting the Controls. . . . . . . . . . . ... Changing the Control Settings . . . . . . . Power Saving Control . . . . ....... Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves . . Removing Crisper and Crisper Cover. . . . ........... ....... . VW, ,-s.z<- ., ..“I_ c Page 6 Changing the Light Bulb ............. 6 Reversing the Door Swing ........... 7 Ice Cube Trays ...................... 7 Automatic Ice Maker ................ 8 Sounds You May Hear ............... 8 Energy Saving Tips .................. 8 CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ...... 9 Cleaning Chart ..................... 10 FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................ 10 Storing Fresh Food .................. 11 Storing Frozen Food ................. 14 VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........ IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE. 15 WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR 16 WARRANTY ............................ -.a -_ ~,“rmw.--mkV”T, .,.rl -e.~~-I~~---.s--P~ 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 01988 Whirlpool Corporation Important Safety Instructions You are personally responsible for making sure that 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 right kind of outlet, with the right electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to your “Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructionsl’) l is used only to do what home refrigerators are designed to do. l l l l l l is not near an oven, radiator or other heat source. is properly maintained. is out of the weather. is used in an area where the room temperature will not fall below 55°F (13°C). is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly is not loaded with food before it has time to get properly cold. k Before using your refrigerator 4. Install properly... 1. Remove sales labels... Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape and any lnslde labels before using the refrigerator. To remove any remaining glue: 1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then remove. OR 2. Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as described in step 1. DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or tlammable or toxic solvents, such as acetone, gasoline, carbon tetrachlorlde, etc. These can damage the materlal. NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTION LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR. Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the tront. 2. Clean it... Clean cleaning your refrigerator before instructions on page 8. using it. See 3. Plug- it in... J-PRONG GROUNDING TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE II 1-l 1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm] between overhead cabinets and the refrigerator top. 2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) betweenthe refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall. 3. Allow YZinch (1.25 cm] on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation. 4. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space on the hinge side so the door can be opened wider. Level refrigerator-freezer.. . REFRIGERATOR POWER CORD 3-PRONG GROUNDING PLUG LEVELLING LEG RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD A 115Volt, 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. Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned ofl with a switch or pull chain. See individual electrical requirements and grounding instruction sheet in your literature package. 4 This refrigerator has 2 threaded levelling legs that are shipped in a separate package. 1. Screw these legs all the way into bolt holes at the bottom corners of refrigerator. Roll refrigerator into place. 2. Lower legs just enough to lift rollers off floor. 3. Adjust each leg until the refrigerator won’t rock. 4. Adjust front legs to level the refrigerator. - To raise corners, turn legs in direction shown. - To lower corners, turn legs in direction shown. 5. Check with level. Using your refrigerator REFRIGERATOR CONTROL POWER SAVING CONTROL LIGHT SWITCH FREEZER CONTROL Setting the controls... Give the refrigerator pletely before adding Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for the first time... 1. time to cool down comfood. (This may take sev- should be about right for normal household refrigerator usage. The controls will be set about right when milk or you like and when ice cream is Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3. 2. Set the FREEZER CONTROL to B. Changing the control settings... l If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below. l l Adjust the Refrigerator Control first. Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments. Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed. RECOMMENDED CONDITIOi’k REASON: CONTROL SETTINGS: ,-., , ,.- -... j”,,-..,_ . ,~” __ m..-L .I-I,.~.I,‘“I,-l.m,l,l.lll.. . -,w./ *. . ~,s.-..““.-.*m ,* ,., .,- I 1 ., If Refrigerator Refrigerator Door opened often Section is Large amount of food added Freezer d TOO WARM Room temperature too warm -I.-^m”c --u--.a”,--.-j.-.j-“If Freezer Refrigerator Door opened often 3 Section is Freezer Large amount of food added A TOO WARM Very cold room temperature QUESTIONS? ...call your COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone number (page 15). If Refrigerator Refrigerator Controls not set correctly Section is for your conditions Freezer TOO COLD If ICE isn’t --r” Refrigerator Heavy ice usage 3 MADE FASTENOUGH Very cold room temperature Freezer A (can’t cycle often enough]C_1,_r I-x----R --~~.*C.“..MY*.I.Y~_..ll..,. “*,I-.,m_--._ ,.. _. _ . / ,.._ I_ If BOTH SECTIONS Refrigerator Door opened often 4 are TOO WARM Large amount of food added Freezer B Very warm or very cold room temperatures -_UI-__I__N_-~.3-.~~-~“,~ ..s-.as-_I_ -_,-u .-=-_-.~ “.- .nl.-,-lyr- ‘.~‘~._.-. L zE?m.7Q.~kvmw’,.~I-.Xi ir *-F6:r!l..ll:‘. ;wE&ia&.li* I atit-l.M,>.** .*iw&l-~l=s.b?a~ _..” .-*..,,I* ,. ,*,, jm.sIY.Ya.I ,-.- AL -._= --, -I,~- -‘ Power Saving Control... The Power Saving 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 “CONSUMES LESSENERGY”setting when humidity is low. 2. Use the “REDUCESEXTERIORMOISTURE”setting if moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator. The indicator light will glow when the switch is in the “REDUCESEXTERIORMOISTURE” position, 5 Adjusting the refrigerator shelves... To remove the shelves: 1. First, remove food from shelf. 2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop. 3. Lift front, slide shelf the rest of the way out. To replace GUIDE SHELF the shelves: 1. Fit back of shelf on top of guides with wire stops on the bottom of guides. 2. Lift front, slide shelf in until it clears guide stops. PULL OUT TO THE STOP. LIFT THE FRONT AND PULL AGAIN. GUIDE To remove ihe crisper: 1. Slide 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, then lift back. 2. Pull up and out. To replace lhe cover: 1. Fit notches on back of cover into back nubs on wall of refrigerator. 2. Lower front into place. Changing the light bulb... 1. Reach behind the control console to find bulb 2. Remove bulb. 3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb. Reversing the door swing... You can change the hinges on your refrigerator so the doors open the other way. You will need a #20 Torx head screwdriver. Refer to the instruction sheet included with your refrigerator. 6 Ice cube trays... To remove ice: (Model ETl4JK Only) If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation. The longer cubes are stored, the smaller they get. 1. Hold tray at both ends. 2. Twist slightly. Automatic ice maker.. . If you have the automatic ice maker accessory, or if you plan to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-86). there are a few things you will want to know: LOWER SIGNAL ARM TO START IT The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm. Down...for making ice automatically. Up...to shut off the ice maker. DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY. l l l l l l l l The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker changes the size of the cubes. Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes separated, and to obtain increased storage capacity. It is normal for ice crescents to be attached by a corner. They will break apart easily. You will hear water running when ice maker is working. You’ll hear ice fall into the bin. Don’t let these sounds bother you. The ice maker will not operate until the freezer is cold enough to make ice. This can take overnight. Because of new plumbing connections, the first ice may be discolored or off-flavored. Discard the first few batches of ice. 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 A. l l l _-II1‘..-.. you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin, push it all the way in and lower the arm to the ON position. It cubes are stored too long, they may CkVelOP an off-flavor...like stale water, Throw them away. They will be replaced. Cubes in the ice bin can also become smaller by evaporation. 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. 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 chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to you, and what may be making them. Possible Sounds: Probable Causes: l Slight Hum, Soft HISS: You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and moving air. l ti;&tsg 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. or Snapplng : l l l 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: - trlckllng water - thud (clatter of Ice) If 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. Runnlng 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 electricity. l Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the cabinet to be sure of a good seal. l Clean the condenser coil regularly. l Open the door as few times as possible. Think about what you need betore you open the door. Get everything out at one time. Keep foods 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 over crowd it so air movement is blocked. Cleaning your refrigerator Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically. But both should be cleaned about once a month to help prevent odors from building up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away. To clean your refrigerator turn the Refrigerator Control to OFF,unplug it, take out all removable parts and clean it according to the following directions. 8 . It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and freezer tu 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. Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES LESSENERGYunless moisture forms on refrigerator exterior. Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat source such as a range, water heater, turnace, radiator or in direct sunlight. Cleaning chart... ~ ..~ How What to use _~ . ,.,. ._- to clean l Wash removable parts by hand with Sponge or cloth; mild warm water and a mild detergent. detergent and warm water. l Rinse and dry. , .. il e I”,NTXwII1 illc m - -_I l Wash with warm water and a mild Sponge, cloth or paper detergent. Do not use abraslve or harsh towel; mild detergent; cleansers. appliance wax (or good auto paste wax). l Rinse and dry. l Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a year with appliance wax or a good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts. Waxing painted protectton. I rust I. -._* 1-m.-.b-mI ME- *..* .-., ,-.s . metal surfaces . .a I. _ provides l Wash with warm water and Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel, baking - mild detergent or soda, warm water, mild - baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to detergent. 1 quart [.95 L.] warm water). l Rinse and dry. ~. i. ,,L_,,“, k.T.-s-“,ia.*-l l Wash with mild detergent and warm Spbnbe. soft cloth or water. paper towel; mild detergent, warm water. l Rinse and dry. DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentmted detergents, bleaches or cleansers petroleum on plastic parts. . ,,~ <., q>.vvl./d _l.-.l..l..I. __, -,., containing ,,. . l Wash with a soft cloth or sponge. Mild detergent and warm water; soft clean l Rinse and dry. sponge and soft, clean cloth. DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers, or flammable or toxic solvents llke acetone, gasoline, carbon tetmchlorlde, or damage _ .-.q 2.s WS.” ,-w-w. -w-r- the materlal. _.,Ln-aLI- .A,,> etc. These can .-scratch Sponge or cloth; miid l Roll refrigerator out away from wall detergent and warm l Wash defrost pan with warm water water. and mild detergent. Do not remove detrost pan to clean. l Rinse and dry. l Roll refrigerator back into pIaCe./.v ,.., --#se ..*-,, .~l-l,,. . . Part Removable parts (shelves, crisper, meat pan, etc.) Outside . I Inside should warm stick.] 1 . .~. walls (Freezer be allowed to up so cloth won’t ,. .‘ -- 1..I .- .. .*a-*, *2. Door liners and gaskets I Dark panels Defrost pan (behind refrigerator on top of the motor) Condenser coils .., Use vacuum cleaner with brush attachment. l l Floor under refrigerator Usual floor cleaners. l l l l T1 --.. a -- .U. .r* Clean dust and lint from condenser coils behind the refrigerator at least once every other month. Leave an inch (2.54 cm] between wall and condenser coils on back of the refrigerator. .i-. .....‘m.-.,u 2-s-a..?__Y_IRoll refrigerator out only as far as water supply line allows. Clean the floor. Roll refrigerator back. Check to see if the refrigerator is level. Food storage guide There is a right way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer, take the time to study these recommended steps. STORING FRESH FOOD Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham, bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in original wrappings. Once opened, tightly re-wrap in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Canned Ham. Store in refrigerator unless the label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not freeze. Fresh Poultry...Wrap in plastic wrap. The plastic on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage. 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. Cold, moist air helps keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp. Vegetables with Skins (carrots, peppers]...Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container. Frult...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. STORAGE CHARTFORFRESHAND CUREDMEAT* Approximate lime Ways1 It02 ...................... VarIetyMeats.. 1 to 2 Chloken ............................ 1 to2 ........................ GroundBeef 3toS .................. 3teaksandRoasts 7to10 ...................... CuredMeats.. 5 to 7 .............................. BaCOll 3105 cold cuts ........................... ‘If meat Is to be stored longer than the times glven, follow the dlrectlons for freezlna. NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the same day as purchased. Meat*...Meat is perishable and expensive...you won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless handling. The following list and chart give you packaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the meat pan. Fresh, Prepackaged Meat. Store fresh meat in thestore wrapping. Vacuum packaged meat can be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you should wrap it with special freezer wrapping material. Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged. Remove the market wrapping paper and re-wrap in aluminum foil for storing it unfrozen. Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately. 10 Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton or use the egg nest in the door. Milk...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on interior shelf. Beverages...Wipe bottles and cans. Store on a door shelf or inside the refrigerator. Butter...Keep opened butter in covered dish or in the Butter Compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze. Cheese...Store in original wrapping until you are ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Condiments...Store small jars and bottles (catsup, mustard, jelly, olives) on door shelves where they are easy to reach. Leftovers...Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight lids are fine, too. The freezer commercially home. section is designed for storage of frozen food and for freezing food at Packaging -The secret of successful freezing is in the packaging. The wrap you use must be air, moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and seal the package must not allow air, moisture or vapor 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. NOTE: Heatsealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be used by themselves or as carton liners. Sealing - When sealing food in bags, squeeze out the air [liquids need headspace to allow for DO NOT USE: l 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 None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor proof. The use of these wrapplngs could cause food odor and taste tfunsfer and drying of frozen food. expansion]. Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten tie securely around the doubled-over tail. Put the label inside transparent bags; use self-adhesive label on outside of opaque ones. Air-tight wrapping calls for “drugstore” wrap. Cut the sheet about one-third longer than the distance around the food. Bring the ends together and fold in (toward the food) at least twice to seal out air. Crease ends close to food, press air from package. Fold tips over twice. Finish package and tape closed. NOTE: With unboned meats, pad sharp edges with extra wrap or use stockinette tect the wrap from punctures. Freezing Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free fruits. Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to 3 quarts (liters] at a time and drain. Fruit that stands in water may lose food value and become soggy. Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed. Pack in rigid wide-mouthed containers or other recommended material. Leave head space to allow liquids to expand during freezing. to pro- 11 Freezing Vegetables - Freeze only fresh quality vegetables picked when barely mature. For best results, freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours after picking. Wash in cold water, sort and cut into appropriate sizes. Blanch or scald. Pack in recommended container and freeze. Do not freeze lettuce, celery, carrot sticks, potatoes or fresh tomatoes. All will become limp or mushy. Tomatoes will collapse when thawed. Freezing Cooked Food-Prepare cooked foods as you would for the table; shorten cooking time 10 to 15 minutes to allow for additional cooking during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liquid. Plan to add them at reheating time. Potatoes should also be added to soup and stew at heating time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating time. Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once. Liquid or semi-liquid dishes may be frozen in recommended containers with head-space. Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen in the baking container. If you don’t want to leave your casserole dish in the freezer, line it with foil. Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package, bag it and return to freezer. Freezing Meats - The meat you thaw can only be as good as me meat you freeze. “Drugstore” wrap in meal-size packages. Flat cuts or patties should be wrapped individually or in layers separated by a dr%ble thickness of freezer wrap. Make sure store wrappings are moisture and vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of me wraps recommended under “Packaging: Freezing Baked Goods-Wrap baked breads in recommended material. Thaw in wrapping. Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen after the first rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze. Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays, then pack in recommended freezer bags or cartons. Unbaked cookies may be dropped, molded or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or carton; bake without thawing, Refrigerator-type cookies can be wrapped and frozen in roll form. Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake. Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without thawing. Bake pecan and similar pies before freezing...rich fillings do not freeze solid, Cut steam vents in top crusts when ready to bake. 12 IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to quickfreeze 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. FOOD STORAGECHART Storage times* will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (moisture and vapor-proof), and the storage temperature which should be 0°F ( P17.8°C). Food Storage lime FRUfTS 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 lamb and veal .......... 6 to 9 months Pork ..................... 4to8months Sausage, fresh ............. 1 to 2 months Steaks and chops: Beef .................... 8to12 months lamb, veal, pork ......... 3 to 4 months FISH Cod, flounder, haddock sole ......................... 6monfhs 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 ............ IO months Shrimp, uncooked 12 months ............ POULTRY Chicken or turkey, whole or parts .............. 12 months Duck .......................... 6months Giblets .................... 2to3 months Cooked poultry w/gravy ....... 6 months Slices (no gravy) ................ 1 month MAiN DISHES Stews; meat, poultry and fish casserole ....... 2 to 3 months TV dinners ................. 3to6nionths Food Storage Time DAIRY PRODUCTS Butter ...................... 6to9months Margarine ..................... 12 months Cheese: Camembert, Mozzareiia, farmer’s .................... 3 months Creamed cottage ...... DO NOT FREEZE Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Swiss, brick, etc. ........ 6 to 8 weeks Freezlng can change texture of cheese. Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months EGGS Whole (mixed) ................. 12 months Whites ......................... 12 months Yolks.. ......................... 12months (Add sugar or salt to yolks orwhole mixed eggs] BAKED GOODS Yeast breads and roils .......... 3 months Baked Brown ‘N Serve roils ...... 3 months Unbaked breads ................ 1 month Quick breads .............. 2 to 3 months Cakes, unfrosted ........... 2 to 4 months Cakes, frosted ............ 8 to 12 months Fruit cakes .................... 12 months Cookle dough .................. 3 months Baked cookies ............ 8 to 12 months 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. If electricity goes off Call the power company. Ask how long powe will be off. 1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or les! keep both doors closed. This will help froze1 foods to stay frozen. 2. If service is to be interrupted longer than 2d hours: (a] Remove all frozen food and store in ( frozen food locker. Or... (b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer fo every cu. ft of freezer space. This will keel frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves tc protect your hands from dry ice burns. (c) If neither food locker storage nor dry ice i available, use or can perishable food a once 3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than c partly filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay cold longer than a freezer full of bakea goods. If food contains ice crystals, it may be safely refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. Use refrozen foods quickly. If the condition of the food is poor 01 if YOU feel it is unsafe, dispose of it. 13 Vacation and a Moving 1 A Short vacations... Moving... No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be away for less than four weeks, Use up perishables; freeze other items. If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker: 1. Turn it off. 2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker. 3. Empty the ice bin. If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, 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. Remove all food. Pack frozen foods in dry ice. Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly Remove everything that comes out. Wrap all parts well and tape them together so they don’t shift and rattle. Screw in the levellina rollers: tape the doors shut; 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 if you have an ice maker. Long vacations... Remove all the food if you are going for a month or more. If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, 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. Unplug the refrigerator and clean it...rinse well and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the top of both doors...keeping them open farenough for air to get In. This will keep odor and mold from building up. To restart refrigerator, erator:’ 14 see “Using Your Refrig- Questions? ...call your CCCL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number (page 151. If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: 1. Before calling for assistance... 2. If you need assistance%. Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. Call Whlrlpool phone number. If your refrigerator will not opemte: l Is the electric 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? and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultants 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 there Is a mttllng or jlngllng nolse or unfamlllar sounds: l Is something on top 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: 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 ma ket? l l-800-253-1301 3. If a bulb Is burned out: l See instructions for changing Use appliance bulbs only. light bulbs on page 6. 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. 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 this means better refrigeration and may require more running time than your old one. If you need service?.. Whirlpool has a nationwide network of franchised TECH-CARE@ service companies. TECH-CARE service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warrantv and provide afterwarrantY service, anywhere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in Your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: APPLIANCESND”SEHDLDYWDR-SERvlCE ELECTRCAL APPLIANCES YAJOR - REP&MING L PARTS a REPAIR OR 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 light does not work: . Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? . Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.) COOL-LINE@ service assistance teleDlal free from anywhere In the U.S.: WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCnlSEOTECH-CARESERVICE WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANC"lSEOTECH.GARESERVlCE SER”ICE XVZSERVICECO 123 MAPLE SERYKE XVZSERVICECO 123MAPLE COMPANIES !39%9999 COMPANIES W-9999 OR WASNINO YAC”l”ES. DHVERS L IRONERS-SERVICING WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISEDTECH-CARE SERVICE SERWCE YVZSERWCECO 123 MAPLE COMPANIES 5399999 4. If you have a problem?.. Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our COnSUltants, or if You prefer, write to: Mr. Donald Skinner Director of Customer Relations Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 5. 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 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 COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2. *If you must call or write, 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 for assistance. WHIRLPOOI.i= REF’RIGERATOR r WARRANTY LEHWH CF WARRAHW RFOOl WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR Wl.l ONE-YEAR WARRANIY From Date of Purchase FSP@replacement parts and repalr labor to correct defects In materlals or workmanshlo. Servlce must be Drovlded bv a franchised TECH-CARE@se&Ice company LlMlTED FIVE-YEAR WARRAm From Date of Purchase FSPreplacement parts for electronic control system If defective in materlals or workmanshla fElectronic models 0nlv.l Rlt.l FIVE-YEAR WARRAHTY From Date of Purchase FSPreplacement parts and repalr laborto correct defects In materials or workmanshlp In the sealed refrlgemtlon system. These parts are: 1. Compressor 2. Evaporator 3. Condenser 4. Drier 5. Connecting tublng Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE@servlce company. WHtRLPOOl WILL HOT PAY K)R A. Sewlce calls to: 1. Correct the lnstallatlon of the refrigerator. 2. Instruct you how to use the refrlgemtor. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wlrlng or plumbing. 4. Replace light bulbs. 1. Repalrs when refrigerator Is used In otherthan normal, single-family household use. C. Pick up and dellvery. Thls product Is deslgned 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 Whlrlpool. E. Any labor costs durlng llmlted warranty. F. Any food loss due to product fallure. WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION SHALL NOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or llmltatlon of lncldental or consequentlal damages so thls llmitatlon or exclusion may not apply to you. Thls warranty gives you speclflc legal rlghts, and you may also have other rlghts which vary from state to state. Outslde the Unlted States, a dtfferent warranty may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whlrlpool dlstrlbutor or mllltary exchange. Part No. 1120600 01988 WhirlDoC)l Corporation Printed in U.S.A.