Whirlpool ET18JM Specifications

NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Models ET18JK
and
ET18JM
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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 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
(Model ETlBJMI
ICE CUBE
TRAYS
JUICE
CAN
(Model ETIBJK)
(not shown]
AACK
EGG
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NEST
BUTTER
COMPARTMENT
STATIONARY
DOOR
SHELVES
SERIAL NUMBER
LEVELLING
LEG & ROLLER
Thank you for buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete
the form below. Have this information ready
if you need service
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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.
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SAFETY FIRST
Important Safety Instructions
BEFORE USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Remove Sales Labels.
Clean It .,
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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 Crispers and Crisper
Cover .,,,,....,.,.......,,,,..
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Important
Changing
the Light Bulb .............
Reversing the Door Swing ...........
Ice Cube Trays ......................
Automatic
Ice Maker. ...............
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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Safety Instructions
You are personally
responsible
for making sure
that your refrigerator...
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and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size and
use.
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only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply and grounding.
(Refer
to your “Electrical Requirements
and Grounding
Instructions:‘)
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only to do what home refrigerators
are
designed
to do.
. is not near an oven, radiator or other heat source.
l is properly
maintained.
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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.
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with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
4. Install properly...
Before using your
refrigerator
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
remove.
with thumb
to make
a ball
then
OR
2. Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing
glue as described
in
step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable
or
toxic solvents, such as acetone,
gasoline,
carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage
the
material.
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 8.
using
it. See
3. Plug it in...
3-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
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1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cabinets and the refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) between the refrigerator condenser
on the back and the wall.
3. Allow% inch (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.
5. If your refrigerator has an ice maker, make sure
ice maker water supply has been connected.
Refer to Installation Instructions.
5. Level refrigerator-freezer...
REFRlGERAfOR
POWER CORD
RECOMMENDED
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
GROUNDING
PLUG
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 individual
electrical
requirements
and grounding
instruction sheet in your literature
package.
This refrigerator
has 2 threaded
levelling
are shipped in a separate package.
legs that
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
LIGHT TWITCH
POWER SAVING CONTROL
FREEZER-CONTROL
Setting the controls...
Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator
is plugged
in for
the first time...
DrcllcrPIToe
Give the refrigerator
pletely before adding
eral hours.)
1. Set the REFRIGERATOR
CONTROL to 3. -R
These settings should be about
mal household
refrigerator
usage.
2. Set the FREEZER
CONTROL to 6.
The controls will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you likeand when ice cream is
firm.
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”
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 141.
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time to cool down comfood. [This may take sevright for nor-
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
4
C
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
3
A
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for Your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
B
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold
room temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
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
LESS ENERGY” setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” setting if
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
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 STOP
SHELF STOP
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.
SHELF GUIDE
Removing crispers and crisper cover...
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop, lift front, then
slide the rest of the way out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
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To remove the cover:
1. Lift front and remove the cover support.
2. Lift out cover by pulling up and out.
To replace
the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls of
refrigerator, then lower front into place.
2. Replace cover support with the long tab toward
the front. NOTE: If the support
needs adjustment, turn base right to raise, or left to lower.
PULL OUT TO THE STOP.
HE FRONT AND PULL AGAIN.
Changing the light bulb...
1. Reach behind the control console
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
to find bulb
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.
Ice cube trays...
(Model
ETISJK only)
If cubes are not used, they may shrrnk. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation.
The longer
cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
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1. Hold tray at both ends
Automatic ice maker...
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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:
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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.
The dial
changes
or lever on the side of the ice maker
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.
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LOWER
SIGNAL
ARM TO
START IT
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RAISE
SIGNAL
ARM TO
STOP ICE
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.
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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.
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 lower the 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.
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...
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Sounds:
Your new refrigerator
may make sounds that your old one didn’t.
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
about them.
Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.
The following chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
Probable
Causes:
Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s
Clicking
Sounds:
The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigerator stops running.
It also makes a sound when the refrigerator
starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts and stops.
or Snapping
fan motor and moving
air.
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
has a high-efficiency
compressor
and motor. It will run
longer than older designs. It may even seem to run most of the time.
Water
Sounds:
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator
use less electricity
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
Clean the condenser
coil 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.
Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
overcrowd
it so air movement
is blocked.
It is a waste of electricity
to set the refrigerator
and freezer to temperatures
colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that’s
cold enough.
9 Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES
LESSENERGY unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
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sure your refrigerator
IS not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
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Cleaning your refrigerator
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.
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
Cleaning chart...
How to clean
Part
What to use
Removable
parts
[shelves, crisper, etc.)
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent,
appliance
wax
(or
good auto paste wax)
Outside
Waxing
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
painted
metal
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Wash with warm
water
and a mild
detergent
Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
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dry.
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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.
Sponge,
soft cloth or
paper
towel,
baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent
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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.
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dry.
DO NOT USE Cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petroleum
on plastic parts.
Sponge,
soft cloth or
paper
towel;
mild
detergent, warm water.
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Door liners and gaskets
Wash removable
parts by hand
warm water and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry.
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and
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Dark panels
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or sponge.
Mild
detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
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sponge and soft, clean
cloth
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable
or toxic solvents like acetone,
gasoline,
carbon
tetrachloride,
etc. These can scratch or damage
the material.
Defrost pan
(behind refrigerator
on top of the motor)
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
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Roll refrigerator out away from wall
Wash defrost pan with warm water
and mild detergent. Do not
remove defrost pan to clean.
Rinse and dry.
Roll refrigerator back into place
Condenser
coils
Use vacuum cleaner
with brush attachment
. Clean dust and lint from condenser
coils behind the refrigerator’at
least once every other month.
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an inch (2.54 cm] between
wall and condenser
coils on back
of the refrigerator.
Floor under
refngerator
Usual floor cleaners
Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
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the floor.
. Roll refrigerator
back.
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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.
STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CURED MEAT*
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.
Approxlmate Time
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Variety Meats.. .....................
Chicken ............................
1 to 2
1 to 2
Ground Beef ........................
3 to 5
Steaks and Roasts ..................
7 to 10
Cured Meats ........................
Bacon ..............................
5 to 7
Cold Cuts ...........................
3 to 5
‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezlng.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
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.
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
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.
should
be used the
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.
Leflovers...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 “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
to protect the wrap from punctures.
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DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
Nan-polyethylene
plastic containers
. Containers without tight llds
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freezer wrap
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wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use ot these wrapplngs
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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.
Freezing Vegetables
- Freeze only fresh hlghquality 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 the meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
wrap in meal-size 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 afterthe 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.
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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.
FOODSTORAGECHART
Stomge times* will vary according to the quallty of the food, the type of packagIng or wrap
used [m&ture and vapor-pnbof), and the storage tem#emAlre which shauld be 0°F [ 47.6’C).
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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 cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay
cold longer than a freezer full of baked
goods. If food contains ice crystals, it may
be safety refrozen, although the quality and
flavor may be affected.
Use refrozen foods
quickly. 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 brn.
If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic ice maker, shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead of time. 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
shift and rattle.
Screw in the levelling legs; 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 doorskeeping
them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building up.
To restart
erator.”
refrigerator,
see “Using
Your Refrrg-
Questions?
call your
COOL-l.lNE i
service
assistance
telephone
number
[page 14).
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance... If the motor seems to run too
Performance
problems
often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools of
any kind.
l
If your
l Is the
circuit
l Have
circuit
l Is the
l
refrigerator
will not operate:
power supply cord plugged
into a live
with the 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 other
unfamiliar
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, defrost
water draining into the defrost pan.
If your ice maker will not operate:
Has the freezer had enough time to get cold?
With a new refrigerator, this might take overnight.
l Is the signal
arm ON...in the down position?
l Is the water
valve turned on? Is water getting to
the ice maker?
l
If there is water in the defrost pan:
l In hot, muggy
weather, this is normaLThe pan can
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
is
level so the pan doesn’t overflow.
If the light does not work:
. Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the
power supply cord plugged
into a live
circuit \vith the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
If a bulb is burned out:
See instructions for changing
light bulbs on page
6. Use appliance
bulbs only.
l
14
l
much:
Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
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.
And, 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.
2.
If you need
as&stanceJ’...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service
assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from
anywhere
in the U.S.:
I-800-253-1301
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.
3.
If you need service*...
5.
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
franchised
TECHCARE Vservice Com1 panies. TECH-CARE
1 service
technicians are trained to
, fulfill the product
L FRANCHISED
SERVICE
j
warranty
and pro.vide after-warranty
service, anywhere
in the United States. To locate
TECH-CARE service In your area, call our COOLLINE set-vice assistance telephone
number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
APPLIAHCES-HOUSEHOLDS
MAJORSERVICE
& REPAIR
ELECTRICAL
MAJOR-
OR
APPLIANCESREPAIRING
L PARTS
W~ilRLPOOLAPPLlANCES
FRANCHISED TECH CARt St F'rlLt
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
,SERVI(‘E
~'TZS~RVICECO
,?3h4ap,e..
SERVlCE
XYLSERVICECO
123 Maple
(‘(I.tI/’
/ X ,b i
9'9 4'94
(‘OMPA.V/ES
999.9999
OR
WPISHINGMACHINES.DRYERS
(L IRONERS-SERVICING
VvHIRLP IOLAPPLIANCES
FRAN,HlSt@'ECH
CARESERVICE
,Sf’til’/(‘f:
XYZSEHJICECO
123 MJDIC
(‘O,b,FA.VlE.S
999~9999
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
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 set-vice 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.
WHIRLPOOL”
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
RF00
--.
--
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP~*replacement
parts and repair laborto
correct defects
in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a
franchised
TECH-CARE@>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 onlv.)
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmahship
in the sealed refrigeration
system.
These parts are:
I. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting
tubing
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE*‘service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed
to be repaired
in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator
caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved
by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranti.
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.
Whirlp001
L
Part No. 1120604
c 1988 Whirlpool
Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.