Whirlpool ED20AK Specifications

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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 retrigerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
with care. Use it
only to do what home refrigerators
are designed
to do.
Parts and features
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FREEZER
CONTROL
MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
PLATE
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REFRIGERATOR
CONTROL H
(not shown)
EXTERIOR /
MOISTURE
CONTROL
ISTABLE
HELVES
ADJUSTABLE
FREEZER <
SHELVES
ICE
CUBE TRAYS
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FREEZER
STORAGE BIN,
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MEAT DRAWER
AIR CONTROL
(on slde wall]
BASE GRILLE
MEAT DRAWER
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Contents
Page
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Remove Sales Label
Clean It
Plugltln...........................
Install Properly
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Setting the Controls
Changing
the Control Settings
Exterior Moisture Control
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves
Removing the Crisper, Meat Drawer
and Covers
Adjusting Meat Drawer
Temperature
Removing Freezer Bin
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Removing and Adjusting the
Freezer Shelves. ...................
Changing
the Light Bulbs ............
Optional Automatic
Ice Maker. ......
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IceCubeTrays
Removing the Base Grille ............
Sounds You May Hear ...............
Energy Saving Tips ..................
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ......
Cleaning Chart .....................
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................
Storing Fresh Food ...................
Storing Frozen Food .................
VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY., ..........................
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, or injury when using your
refrigerator,
follow basic precautions
including
the following:
Read all instructions
before using
the refrigerator.
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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.
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allow children to operate,
play with,
or crawl inside the refrigerator.
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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 LIQUIDS IN THE
VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR
EXPLOSION.
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It is your responsibility
to be sure your
refrigerator:
l is installed
and leveled on a floor that will
hold the weight, and in an area suitable for its
size and use.
l is connected
only to the right kind of outlet,
with the right electrical
supply and grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements
and
Grounding
Instructions Sheet.)
l is used only to do 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 (13°C).
l is not used by anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
l is not loaded
with food before it has time to
get properly cold.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Before using your
refrigerator
4. Install properly...
1. Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide Label, tape
and any inside 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 sharp instruments,
rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids or abrasive
cleaners.
These can damage
the material.
See “lmportant 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. Clean it...
Clean
cleaning
your refrigerator
before
instructions on page 9.
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1. Allow ‘1~inch (1.25 cm) space on each side ana
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.
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3. Plug it in...
I-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
5. Level refrigerator-freezer...
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USE SCREWDRIVER
TO ADJUST
REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
J-PRONG
GROUNDING
FRONT ROLLER
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PLUG
VELING SCREW
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.
Do not use an extension
cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or
pull chain.
See Electrical
Requirements
and
Grounding
Instruction
Sheet in your Literature
Package.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove base grille. (See page 8.1
To raise front, turn screw in direction shown,
To lower front, turn screw in direction shown,
Check with level.
Replace base grille. [See page 8.)
Using your refrigerator
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REFRIGERATOR CONTROL
FREEZER CONTROL
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EXTERIOR MOISTURE CONTROL
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LIGHT SWITCH
Setting the controls...
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
in for
is plugged
refrigerator. When the refrigerator
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 when ice cream is firm.
2. set the FREEZE
,ONTROL to B
Changing the control settings...
If you need to adjust temperatures
in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
QUESTIONS?
..call your
COOL-LINE ’
set-vice
assistance
telephone
number
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Adjust the Refrigerator
Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
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
Freezer
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
[can’t cycle often enough]
Refrigerator
Freezer
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t 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 temDeratures
Refrigerator
Freezer
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Exterior
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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 can be adjusted
use your refrigerator.
shelves...
to match the way you
To remove
1. Tilt up at
2. Lift up at
3. Pull shelf
shelves:
front.
back.
straight out.
To replace
shelves:
I. Guide the rear hooks into the slots in the shelf
supports.
2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot.
Lower front of shelf to level position.
Removing the crisper, meat drawer and covers.. .
PULL OUT TO THE STOP.
LIFT THE FRONi
AND PULL AGAIN.
To remove the crisper and meat drawer:
1. Slide crisper and meat drawer straight out to the
stop, lift drawer, then slide the rest of the way out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the covers:
1. Push up crisper cover glass insert from bottom,
then slide out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Lift out cover frame by pulling up and out.
4. Repeat for meat drawer cover.
To replace
the covers:
I. Fit back of meat drawer cover in notch supports
on walls of refrigerator, then lower into place
2. Repeat for crisper cover frame.
3. Slide back of crisper cover glass Insert into
place, then lower front.
Adjusting
REMOVE THE
GLASS INSERT,
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THEN THE BACK.
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GLASS IS HEAVY.
BE CAREFUL.
meat drawer temperature...
USE CONTROL TO ADJUST
DRAWER TEMPERATURE
Removing freezer bin.. .
For proper air movement, keep the freezer brn
in place when the refrigerator is operating.
To remove the bin:
1. Slide bin out to the stop.
2. Lift the front to clear the stop.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
To replace the bin:
1. Place bin on the slides.
2. Make sure the stops clear the front of the
slides.
3. Slide bin in
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 and adjusting the freezer shelves...
To remove the shelf:
1. Lift right side of shelf off supports.
2. Slide shelf out of shelf support holes.
3. Replace in reverse order.
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THEN SLIDE OUT
To adjust the shelf:
1. Remove shelf.
2. Remove supports
3. Replace supports
4. Replace shelf.
by sliding upwards.
on desired level.
NOTE: The cup shaped
of the freezer.
supports
go in the back
Changing the light bulbs...
Electrical
Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either unplug the refrigerator
or disconnect
the electrlclty
leading to the refrigerator
at the main power supply. Shock and injury can occur If electrlclty
remains connected.
To change
refrigerator
light:
1. Disconnect
refrigerator
from power supply.
2. Reach behind the control console to find bulb.
Disconnect
refrigerator
from power supply.
Grasp front of light shield.
Pull bottom of shield forward until it snaps free.
Remove bulb.
Replace with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
Press light shield straight on until it snaps into
place.
7. Reconnect
power supply.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
GRASP LIGHT SHIELD
PULL BOllOM FORWA
Optional
automatic ice maker...
If you have the automatic
ice maker accessory,
or if you plan to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-90),
there are a few things you will want to know:
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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.
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SIGNAL
ARM TO
START IT
RAISE
SIGNAL
ARM TO
STOP ICE
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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 WIII 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.
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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.
If 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 lowerthe arm to the ON
position.
If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor...like
stale water. Throw them away.
They will be replaced.
Cubes in the ice bin can
also become smaller by evaporation.
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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.
Ice cube trays...
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
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.
Removing the base grille...
To remove
the grille:
1. Open the doors.
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2. Pull grille outward as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech sheet
grille.
fastened
behind
To replace
the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the doors.
Sounds you may hear...
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Sounds:
Water
or Snapping
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.
Probable
Causes:
You may hear the refrigerator’s
fan motor and moving
air.
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,
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:
- trickling
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.
Running
Your refrigerator
It will run longer
of the time.
Sounds:
has a high-efficiency
than older designs.
compressor
and motor.
It may even seem to run most
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.
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the condenser
coils regularly,
. Open the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before 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.
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and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
overcrowd
it so air movement
is blocked.
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It is a waste of electricity
to set the refrigerator
and freezer to tempe’,atures
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 Exterior Mois,ture Control on the “OFF”
setting unless moisture
forms on refrigerator
exterior.
Make sure your refrigerator
is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
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.
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on next page
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Cleaning chart
HOW TO CLEAN
PART
WHAT TO USE
Removable
parts
[shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.)
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax (or
good auto paste wax].
Waxing
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
painted
metal
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
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detergent. Do not use abrasive
or
harsh cleansers.
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dry.
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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.
surfaces provides
rust protection.
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Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent, warm water
Door liners
and gaskets
Wash removable
parts by hand with
warm water and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry.
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Wash with warm water and
-mild detergent or
-baking
soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
Rinse and dry.
Wash with mild detergent
water.
Rinse and dry.
DO NOT USE cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petroleum
on plastic parts.
Dark plastics
(covers and panels]
Mild detergent and
warm water; soft, clean
sponge or soft, clean
cloth.
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Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
pan
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Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner; using
the extended
narrow
attachment.
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Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners.
and warm
bleaches
Wash with a soft cloth or sponge.
Rinse and dry.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring
or flammable
fluids. These can scratch or damage
See “Important
Safety Instructions”
on page 3.
Defrost
[26 g] to
cleansers,
the material.
Remove base grille. [See page 8.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
Rinse and dry.
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it all the way in.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month.
Replace base grille.
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Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
l Clean
the floor,
. Roll refrigerator
back.
l Check
to see if the refrigerator
is level.
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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.
STORAGE
CHARTFOR FRESHAND CUREDMEAT”
Approximate
Time
(days)
Variety Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Chicken
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to2
Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Cured Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7to 10
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 7
Bacon
Cold Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
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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.
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...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 drawer.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store 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
paperand
re-wrap in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
same
should
be used the
day as purchased.
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton or use the Utility Bin that came with your
refrigerator.
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.
Bulter...Keep opened butter in covered dish or
in the Utility Compartment.
When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese...Store
in the original
wrapping
until
you are ready to use it. Once opened,
re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condiments...Store
small jars and bottles
(catsup, mustard, jelly, olives] on the door shelves
where they are in easy reach.
Lefiovers...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.
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STORING
FROZEN
FOOD
The freezer section is designed
for storage of
commercially
frozen food and for freezing food at
home.
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
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 nonpermeable
wrap.
See recommended
wraps under “Packaging:’
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.
Creaseendsclosetofood,pressairfrom
package.
Fold tips over twice. Finish package
and tape
closed. NOTE: Pad sharp edges of boned meat
with extra
wrap
to protect
the wrap
from
punctures.
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DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
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without tight lids
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freezer wrap
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wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
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proof. The use of these wrapplngs
cause food odor and taste transfer
ing of frozen food.
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and dry-
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. Fruitthat 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.
.-~$?erlng Vegetabres
‘eeze only fresh highq~ :!!I’\ vegetables
tlckeil
when barely mature
ic )est results freeze 10 more than 2 to 3 hours
ZJ~~F-’
?.lcklng Wash lr! :.old water, sort and cut into
a;:r:lroprlate
sizes Blanch cjr scald. Pack in recombided
container and freeze
L root freeze
lettuce
celery.
carrot
sticks,
po’uroes or fresh tomatoes All will become limp or
rn[Jsty Tomatoes WIII collapse
when thawed.
Freezing Cooked Food-Prepare
coocec !oods
as you would for the toDIe shorten cooking time 10
to 15 minutes to allow for addttlonal
cooklng 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 raptdly as posstble 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 - ihe meat you thaw can Only
be as good as the meat you freeze. Wrap in mealsize packages.
Flat cuts or patties should be
wrapped
individually
or In layers separated
by a
double thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings
are moisture and
vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended
under “Packaging:’
Freezing Baked GoodsWrap 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
>Jents in top crusts when ready to bake
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 STORAGE CHART
Storage times will vary according
to the quality
Df the food, the type of packaging
or wrap used
lmoisture and vapor-proof),
and the storage
iemperature
which should be 0°F ( -17.8°C).
Food
Storage
Time
FRUITS
........
Fruit juice concentrate
12 months
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ......
Citrus fruit and juices .......
4 to 6 months
8tol2months
Others ....................
VEGETABLES
8 months
Commercially
frozen ...........
8 to 12 months
Home frozen ..............
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
4 weeks or less
Corned beef ..............
(Salting meat shortens freezer life)
.....................
Frankfurters
1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal .... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
6 to 12 months
Beef ....................
lamb and veal ...........
6 to 9 months
4to8months
Pork.. ....................
1 to 2 months
Sausage, fresh .............
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
8 to 12 months
3 to 4 months
lamb, veal, pork .........
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
6 months
sole ..........................
2 to 3 months
...........
Blue fish, salmon
Mackerel,
perch ............
2 to 3 months
3 months
......
Breaded
fish (purchased)
Clams, oysters, cooked
.......
fish, crab, scallops
3 to 4 months
............
10 months
Alaskan
king crab
.............
12 months
Shrimp, uncooked
POULTRY
Chicken
or turkey,
12 months
whole or parts ..............
Duck ..........................
6months
Giblets
....................
2to3months
.......
Cooked
poultry w/gravy
6 months
................
Slices (no gravy)
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
.......
and fish casserole
2 to 3 months
.................
3 to 6 months
TV dinners
14
Food
Storage
Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6 to 9 months
Margarine
.....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert,
Mozzarella,
farmer’s
....................
3 months
......
DO NOT FREEZE
Creamed
cottage
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 ...........................
12months
[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
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 power
will be off
1. If service is to be interrupted
24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help frozen
foods to 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
frozen foods 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.
3. A full freezer will stay colder 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.
Vacation
and
Moving
Care
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 oftime. Disconnectthe
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
shaft 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 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 doorskeeping
them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building up.
To restart refrigerator,
tar” on page 5.
see “Using Your Retrigera-
Questions?
...call your
COOL-LINE ”
service
assistance
telephone
number
[page 161.
If you need service or assistance
We suggest you 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.
It your
= is the
circuit
0 Have
circuit
* 1sthe
refrigerator
will not operate:
power supply cord plugged
Into a live
with proper voltage? (See page 4.)
you checked
your home’s main fuses or
breaker box?
Refrigerator
Control ON?
If there is a rattling or jingling noise or unfamiliar
sounds:
l IS something
on top of or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator
IS running?
l New features
on your new refrigerator make new
sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the
fans, timer clicks for the defrosting
cycle, or
defrost water draining in the defrost pan.
If your ice maker will not operate:
Has the freezer had enough time to get cold?
With a new refrigerator, this might take overnight
a is the signal arm ON...in the down position?
= :s the water valve turned on7 Is water getting to
the ice maker?
l
If there is water in the defrost pan:
* This is normal in hot, muggy weather. The pan curl
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
IS
:evel so the pan does not overflow.
Remember:
Voter 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
nas a regular freezer instead of a frozen food comoartment. All this means better refrigeration
and
nay require more running time than your old one.
2. If you need assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE’
service
assistance
telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere
in
the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satis‘actory operation
from your appliance
or, if servce is necessary, recommend
a qualified
service
company
in your area.
f you prefer, write to
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
-‘lease rnclude a daytime
phone number In your
:orrespondence.
3. If vou need service?..
Whirlpool has a nationwide
net+ work of authorized
Whirlpoo15M
=iE$ilpiOl
service
companies.
Whirlpool
If the light does not work:
are trained to
,A’ SERVICEservice technicians
fulfill the product
warranty
and
* Have you checked
your home’s marn fuses or
Jrovide after-warranty
service, anywhere
in the
circuit breaker box?
Jnited States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool
0 IS the power supply cord plugged
into a Irve
>ervice
company
in
your
area,
call
our
COOLcircuit with proper voltage? (See page 4.)
INE” service assistance
telephone
number (see
;tep 2) or look in your telephone
directory Yellow
If a bulb is burned out:
:‘ages under
9 See instructions for changing
lignt bulbs on page
7 Use appliance
bulbs only
It the motor seems to run too much:
0 is the condenser
free of dust and lint’)
* On hot days, or if the room is warm the mot(!’
!iaturally runs longer.
* If the door has been opened a lot. or if a rarge
amountof food has been put in, the motorwill run
!onger to cool down the interior
/
4. If you need FSY
replacement par&L.
FSP is a registered trademark
of Whirlpool Corpo
ratron for quality parts. Look for this symbol of qualIt‘d whenever
you need a replacement
part for
your Whirlpool appliance.
FSP replacement
parts
will fit rightand work right, becausethey
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 COOLLINE service assistance number in Step 2
5. If you are not satisfied with how
the problem was solved?..
Contact the Major Applrance
Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer
experts that voices consumer
.Jrews at the highest
levels of the major apoiiance industry.
- 3ontact
MACAP only when the deaier, autho
;rzed servicer or WhIrlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance
Consumer Action Panel
LO North Wacker Drive
Chrcago, IL 60606
. MACAP will in turn inform us of your action
*When requesting
assrstance,
please
provide
model number, serial number, date of purchase
and a complete
description
of the problem
This
Nnformation is needed in order to better responc
:ri your request
l
Notes
Notes
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19
WHIR
,POOL” REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
I
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
RF001
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 are1. 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 installatron
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
6. 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.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some
states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation 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 franchised
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 COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone
number,
l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere
in the U S
Part NC lllA~r39 Red. 5
c 1989 Whrrlpool
Corporatror
Printed
in U.S.A.