NO-FROST REFRIGERATORFREEZER Model ED20AK tor Freezers Ice Makers DIshwashers BullI-In Ovens and Suriace Unlls Ranges Microwave Ovens Trash Compaclors Room An Condllloners. Oehumldllwrs Aulomallc Washers Clolhes Dryers Freez 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 n u FREEZER CONTROL MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER PLATE - REFRIGERATOR CONTROL H (not shown) EXTERIOR / MOISTURE CONTROL ISTABLE HELVES ADJUSTABLE FREEZER < SHELVES ICE CUBE TRAYS I’ IM CR’SPER \ FREEZER STORAGE BIN, (11I/ vaq MEAT DRAWER AIR CONTROL (on slde wall] BASE GRILLE MEAT DRAWER \ Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product.‘Chen comolete the form below. Have this information ready ,r VQU need service or call with a question % .,opy Model and Serial Numbers frorr plate isee alagram above] and purchase date from sales slip 9 Keep this book and sales slip together In a nandy place. -.-~Model Number -. Serial Number Purchase Service 2 Date Company Phone Number 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 6 6 6 01989 Whirlpool Removing and Adjusting the Freezer Shelves. ................... Changing the Light Bulbs ............ Optional Automatic Ice Maker. ...... ...................... 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., .......................... 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 10 11 11 12 15 16 20 Corporation 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. l Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous... even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days!’ If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, do it safely. Please read the enclosed safety booklet from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent accidents. l Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the refrigerator. l Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. * FOR YOUR SAFETY. DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION. l -SAVE 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 - 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. usrng 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. It See 3. Plug it in... I-PRONG GROUNDING TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE 5. Level refrigerator-freezer... I USE SCREWDRIVER TO ADJUST REFRIGERATOR POWER CORD J-PRONG GROUNDING FRONT ROLLER I I I 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. / LEFl TO LOWER 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 I I REFRIGERATOR CONTROL FREEZER CONTROL \ EXTERIOR MOISTURE CONTROL \ 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 l l 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 4 B (page 161 Exterior l 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, LlFl THE FRAME FRONT. THEN THE BACK. v!& * -~’ 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. LlFl THE RIGHT SIDE 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: l 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 LOWER SIGNAL ARM TO START IT RAISE SIGNAL ARM TO STOP ICE 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 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. continued on next page 7 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. l l l l Good water quality is important for good ice quality. It is not recommended that the ice maker be connected to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals such as salt from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided, then it is important that the water softener be well maintained and operating properly. 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. ’ 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... ‘/ P 3’ + Possible l Slight Hum, Soft Hiss: 9 Clicking Sounds: l l l 8 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. l Clean 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. l Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t overcrowd it so air movement is blocked. l l l 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. continued on next page 9 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. l l . Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. 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. surfaces provides rust protection. l l 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. l l 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. l l Sponge or cloth; mild detergent and warm water. pan l l l l l l l Condenser coils Vacuum cleaner; using the extended narrow attachment. l l l 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. at 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. l 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. We 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. 11 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. 17 DO NOT USE: Bread wrappers 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 l l proof. The use of these wrapplngs cause food odor and taste transfer ing of frozen food. could 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 - - -- - --.. 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.