Whirlpool ED22PW Specifications

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A Note To You
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Parts And Features
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Before Using Your
Refrigerator
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Using Your
Refn’gerator
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Warranty
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NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZERS
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MODELS
ED25PW
ED22PW
A Note To You
Thank
you for
buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, worldclass home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone
into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have
developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain
your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and
follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock.
This symbol will help you avoid actions which
could cause product damage (scratches, dents,
etc.) and damage to your personal property.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
l-800-253-1301,
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If
You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 22. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer
Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and
serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label (see diagram on
page 4). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers,
the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book
and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
Date
Important
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your
refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:
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Read all instructions before using the
refrigerator.
1Child 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
bookfet from the Association of Home
Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent
accidents.
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Help
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Never allow children to operate, play with, or
crawl inside the refrigerator.
Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable
fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY
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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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Please:
l Install and level the refrigerator
on a floor that
will hold the weight and in an area suitable for
its size and use.
l Do not install the refrigerator
near an oven,
radiator or other heat source.
l Do not use the refrigerator
in an area where the
room temperature will fall below 55°F (13°C).
l Keep the refrigerator
out of the weather.
l Connect the refrigerator
only to the proper kind
of outlet, with the correct electrical supply and
grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet.)
l Do not load the refrigerator
with food before it
has time to get properly cold.
. Use the refrigerator only for the uses described
in this manual.
l Properly
maintain the refrigerator.
l Be sure the refrigerator
is not used by anyone
unable to operate it properly.
Also, remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number label) before using
the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners.
These can damage the material. See “Important Safety Instructions” above.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction
labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the
front.
Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar with where
all parts and features are located and what they look like. The model you have purchased may have all
or some of the parts and features shown, and they may not match the illustration exactly. This manual is
designed to cover several models.
Control
panel
Light
Model and
ssriel numb
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Automatic
Slids+ut
freezer basket
(wire on
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Base grille
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humidity
-control
eat drawer
Model ED25PW shown
Control
panel
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Freezer control
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Refrigerator
control
eat drawer
air control
(on side wall)
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
In This
Section
Paw
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Cleaning
it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installing
Plugging
it in .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . 5
Lavaling
it properly
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It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section will tell you how to clean it, connect it to
a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
it
Clean your refrigerator before using it, if necessary. See cleaning instructions on page 18.
Plugging
Recommended
it in
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.
Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with
a switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension
cord.
See Electriial Requirements and Grounding
Instructions Sheet in your Literature Package.
Installing
it properly
1. Allow ‘A inch (1.25 cm) space on each side
and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of
installation.
2. If a hinged side of the refrigerator is to be
against a wall, you might want to leave extra
sDace on that side so the door can be ODened
iider.
3. The refrigerator can be flush against the wall.
4. Make sure ice maker water supply has been
connected. Refer to Installation Instructions.
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Leveling
it
Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling screws-one
on the right and one on the left. To adjust one or
both of these, follow the directions below.
1. Remove base grille. (See page 15.)
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 15.)
Right to raise;
left tc lower
Use a screwdriver
Using Your Refrigerator
In This
6etting
Section
the controts
Paw
Paw
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settings
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Removing
Removing
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the freezer basket.. ......................11
the treezer
shelves
Changing
the control
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Adjusting
the door bins .....................................
8
Adjusting
ths door bin glidem ............................ 9
Removing
Adjusting
the rehigsrator shelves ................... .9
Using the ice and water dispensers..
Removing
the crispsr,
Solving
meat drawer
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and covers ...........................................................
Adjusting
the crisper
Adjusting
the meat drawer
humidity
control
Removing
the snack bin ..................................
Removing
the freezer
temperature..
door shelves
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Using the automatic
common
problems
dispenrerlice
bin .......... .13
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maker
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Removing
the base grille
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Changing
the light bulbs ...............................
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Understanding
the sounds
Saving energy
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In order to obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator,
properly. This section will tell you how to do just that.
Setting
ice maker .................... .12
the ice maker storage
you may hear.. .17
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it is important that you operate it
the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for
the first time:
1. Set the Ret rigerator Control to 3.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range from
1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest).
2. Set the Freezer Control to B.
Freezer Control adjustments range from
A (warmest) to C (coldest).
3. Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. This may take
several hours.
The settings indicated above should be
correct for normal, household refrigerator
usage. The controls will be set correctly when
milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice
cream is firm. If you need to adjust these
settings, see “Changing the control settings” on
page 8.
NOTE: The Automatic Exterior Moisture control
continuously guards against moisture build-up on
the outside of your refrigerator cabinet. This
control does not have to be set or adjusted.
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Changing
the control
settings
lf you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart
below as a guide. If you have questions, call our
Consumer Assistance Center number. (See
page 23.)
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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 SElTlNGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
lf Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
lf Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
lf Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
;
lf ICE isn’t
MADE FAST
ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
E
If BOTH
SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
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Adjusting
the door bins
To remove door bins:
1. Lii bin up.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
2. Push bin down until it stops.
Support button
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C
Adjusting
the door bin glides
The door bin glides can be used to secure oddshaped items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you
use your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong
enough to hold bottles, milk and other heavy food
items.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
remove the shelves:
Remove items from the shelf.
Tilt shelf up at front.
Lii shelf up at back.
Pull shelf straight out.
To replace the shelves:
1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots in the
shelf supports on liner wall.
2. Tilt front of sheff up until hooks drop into slots.
3. Lower front of shelf to a level position.
Removing
covers
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
the crisper,
Be careful when
handling glass item&
meat drawer
and
Pull out to tha stop,
lift the front and
pull again.
remove the crisper or meat drawer:
Slide drawer straight out to the stop.
Lift the front slightly.
Slide drawer out the rest of the way.
Replace in reverse order.
To remove the covers:
1. Push up glass insert from the bottom, then
slide it out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Lii cover frame up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
&move glass
inaert, Lift the
front of cover
frame, then the
back.
To replace the covers:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall supports
in front section of cabinet.
2. Fii back corners of cover frame into notched
supports on liner walls, then lower front of
cover frame into place.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then
lower front.
Adjusting
the crisper
humidity
control
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crisper.
l The control can be adjusted
to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
l LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper for
best storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.
l HIGH (closed)
keeps moist air in the crisper for
best storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
Adjusting
the meat drawer
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 for better storage
of meats.
Slide the control to let more or less cold air
through.
Removing
the snack
temperature
to adjust
meat drawer tsmperatura
Use control
bin
To remOve the snack bin:
1. Slide snack bin straight out to the stop with an
even, constant motion.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide bin out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
Pull out to Ihe
stop, lift the front
and pull again.
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Removing
the freezer
door shelves
(EDZZPW
Door shelves can be removed for easier
cleaning.
To remove the door shelves:
1. Grasp shelf at both ends.
2. Lift shelf up and pull it out.
To replace the door shelves:
1. Insert door shelf hooks into guides on both
edges of door liner.
2. Push shelf down to lock into place.
Removing
To
1.
2.
3.
shelves
remove a shelf:
Lift right side of shelf off supports.
Slide shelf out of shelf support holes.
Replace in reverse order.
Removing
To
1.
2.
3.
the freezer
remove the
Slide basket
Lift the front
Slide basket
the freezer
basket:
out to the stop.
to clear the stop.
out the rest of the way.
basket
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Pull out to the stop, lift
the front and pull again.
To replace the basket:
1. Place basket on the slides.
2. Make sure the wire stops clear the front of the
slides.
3. Slide basket in all the way.
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Using
the automatic
Here are a few things you will want to know about
your automatic ice maker:
l The ON/OFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
Down . . . to make ice automatically.
up . . . to shut off the ice maker.
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NOTE: Do not turn
mnected
to the wwolnstructlons
fcx
hook up are attach .
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l lt is normal for ice crescents
to be attached by
a corner. They will break apart easily.
l The ice maker will not operate
until the freezer
is cold enough to make ice. This can take
overnight.
l 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.
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 ice quality. If a
softened water supply cannot be avoided, it is
important that the water softener be well
maintained and operating properly.
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ice maker
Raise
signal
arm to
stop ice
make.
Lower
signal
arm to
dart ice
maker.
Removing
the ice maker
storage
bin
Remove, empty and clean the storage bin 1:
the ice dispenser has not, or will not, be used
for a week or more.
l a power failure causes
ice in the bin to melt and
freeze together.
l the ice dispenser
is not used regularly.
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To remove ice bin:
1. Pull the covering panel out from the bottom
and slide it to the rear.
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF (up)
position. Ice can still be dispensed, but no
more can be made.
3. Lift the front of the storage bin and pull it out.
4. Empty the ice bin. Use hot or warm water to
melt the ice if necessary. Never use anything
sharp to break up ice in the bin. This can
damage the bin and dispenser mechanism.
5. Wash with mild detergent. Rinse well. Do not
use harsh or abrasive cleaners or solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is
pushed in all the way. Then push the signal
arm down to the ON position to restart ice
production.
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Using
the ice and water
Personal Injury Hazard
Tumbling ice and pressure on a fragile
glass can break it. Do not use a fragile
glass when dispensing ice or water.
Doing so could result in personal injury or
breakage.
The ice dispenser
Ice is dispensed from the ice maker storage bin
in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is
pressed, a trapdoor opens in a chute between
the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice is moved from
the bin and falls through the chute. When the
dispenser bar is released, a buzzing sound may
be heard for a few seconds as the trapdoor
closes. The dispenser system will not operate
when the freezer door is open.
To dispense ice:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser bar. Hold glass close to dispenser
opening so ice does not fall outside of glass.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: The first few batches of ice may have an
off-flavor from new plumbing and parts. Throw
the ice away. Also, large amounts of ice should
be taken from the ice bin, not through the
dispenser.
The water
dispenser
Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat
drawer. It holds approximately 1% quarts (1.5 L).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press
the water dispenser bar with a glass or jar until
you have drawn and discarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9
to 2.9 L). The water you draw and discard will
rinse the tank and pipes,
Allow several hours to chill a new tankful.
NOTE: The small tray beneath the dispenser is
designed to evaporate small spills. There is no
drain in this tray. Do not pour water into it.
To dispense water:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the water
dispenser bar.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to
maintain a fresh supply.
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dispensers
Solving common
problems
PROBLEM
ke dispenser
won’t work
CAUSE
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Ice dispenser
rtops working
dispenser/ice
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Freezer door open
Ice bin not properly
installed
Wrong ice in bin
Dispenser not used for
extended periods,
causing ice cubes to
melt together
Ice dispenser bar held
in too long
SOLUTIONS
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Off-taste or
Ddor in ice
Ice attracts airborne
odors; old ice
Water quality
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Foods not property
wrapped
Ice bin and freezer may
need cleaning
Plumbing to ice maker
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New ice maker
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Removing
the base gri Ile
To remove the grille:
1. Cpen both doors.
2. Pull base grille forward to release the support
tabs from the metal clips.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened behind
the grille.
To
1.
2.
3.
replece the grille:
Line up grille support tabs with metal clips.
Push firmly to snap into place.
Close the doors.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 19.
maker
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Close the freezer door.
Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
Use only crescents from ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes
separated and to obtain increased storage
capacity.
Dump old ice and make a new supply.
Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser
motor to reset.
Large amounts of ice should be taken
from the bin, not through the dispenser.
Dump old ice and make a new supply.
Store excess ice in covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur)
may require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly. See page 21.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning
chart on page 18.
Follow Installation Instructions for proper
ice maker water supply hook up. (See
back of refrigerator cabinet.)
The first few loads of ice from a new ice
maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice
and make a new supply.
Condenser coilr
Changing
the light
bulbs
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity
leading to if at the main power supply.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
To change refrigerator
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Console to remove
bulb.
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change crisper light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Pull top of light shield forward until it snaps
free.
3. Lower light shield to clear bottom supports.
4. Pull light shield straight out to remove.
5. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
6. Replace light shield in reverse order.
7. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
change light below ice bin:
Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
Push in sides of light shield until it snaps free.
Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
Replace light shield.
Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
change upper freezer light (ED25PW):
Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
Lift top of light shield up and pull shield out.
Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
Place shield over bulb and snap shield into
place.
5. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To
1.
2.
3.
change dispenser area light:
Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
Reach through dispenser area to remove bulb.
Replace wifh a heavy-duty 1O-watt bulb, which
can be purchased from your Whirlpool dealer.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs will fit
your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a bulb with
one of the same size and shape.
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Understanding
the sounds
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your
old one didn’t. Because the sounds are new to
you, you might be concerned about them. Don’t
be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces like the floor, walls and cabinets can
make the sounds seem louder.
The following describes the kinds of sounds
that might be new to you, and what may be
making them.
Slight
hum,
soft
hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
moving air.
Clicking
or snapping
fan motor and
sounds
The thermostat makes a definite click when the
refrigerator stops running. lt also makes a sound
when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts.
Saving
you may hear
Water
sounds
When the refrigerator stops running, you may
hear gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after
it stops. You may also hear defrost water running
into the defrost water pan.
Ice maker
sounds
trickling water
l thud (clatter of ice)
You may hear buzzing (from the water valve),
trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into
the bin.
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Running
sounds
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor and motor. It will run longer than older
designs. It may even seem to run most of the
time.
energy
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.
l Cpen the door as few times as possible.
Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything out at one time. Keep food
organized so you won’t have to search for what
you want. Close door as soon as food is
removed.
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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.
Make 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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Caring For Your Refrigerator
In This
Cl-ing
Section
Paw
Paw
your refrigerator
Power interruption8
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Vacation and moving care ............................... 19
Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things
you can do to help extend its product life. This section will tell you how to clean your refrigerator and
what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a power outage.
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. 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 the refrigerator according to the
following directions.
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PART
WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper, etc.)
Sponge or cloth with mild
detergent and warm water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper towel
with mild detergent, warm
water and an appliance wax
(or good auto paste wax)
Inside walls
(freezer should be
allowed to warm up
so cloth won’t stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or paper
towel with baking soda or
mild detergent and warm
water
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are located near
the defrost pan and can become hot.
Remove and install defrost pan carefully.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
HOW TO CLEAN
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Door liners and
gaskets
Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
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Sponge, soft cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent
and warm water
Soft, clean sponge or soft,
clean cloth with mild
detergent and warm water
Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wash outside of cabinet. DD not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year. Apply wax with a clean,
soft cloth. Waxing painted metal
surfaces provides rust protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
Wash with mixture of warm water and
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g]
to 1 quart [.95 L] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do NOT USE cleaning waxes,
concentrated
detergents,
bleaches
cleaners containing
petroleum on
plastic parts.
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Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or
flammable fluids. These can scratch
or damage material. See “Important
Safety Instructions”
on page 3.
l
or
WHAT TO USE
PART
Defrost
Sponge or cloth with
mild detergent and
warm water
pan
HOW TO CLEAN
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Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
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Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Vacation
Long
and moving
vacations
Remove
Vacuum
need to
month.
Replace
base grille.
coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may
be cleaned as often as every other
base grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as the water
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
care
Short
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead. When the last
load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker. Make
sure all ice crescents are dispensed out of the
mechanism.
Unplug the refrigerator. Clean it, rinse well and
dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from
building up.
Do not allow children to climb on, play near
or climb inside the refrigerator when the
doors are blocked open.
They may become injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator,
tor” on page 7.
Remove base grille. (See page 15.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire brace
(remove tape: if any).
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Replace with notched corner to the rear. Push it
in all the way.
Make sure defrost pan drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
see “Using Your Refrigera-
vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables; freeze other items.
1. Turn off your ice maker by raising signal arm.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
Moving
Shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead
of time. Disconnect the water line. After the last
supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm to turn off
the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen food in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all parts
well and tape them together so they don’t shift
and rattle. Screw in the leveling legs: tape the
doors shut; and tape the electric cord to the
cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put evetything back and refer to page 5. Also, remember
to reconnect the water supply line.
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Power
interruptions
lf 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 foods
stay frozen.
2. ff 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 cubic foot of freezer space. This will
keep food frozen for 2 to 4 days. Wear
gloves to protect your hands from dry ice
burns.
OR
(c) If neither a food locker or 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 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.
Questions
7
Call our Consumer Assistance
number, l-900-253-1 301.
Center telephone
Food Storage Guide
In This
Storing
Section
Page
Paw
fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Storing
There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated
take the time to study these recommended steps.
Storing
fresh
vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off
bruised and discolored areas. Wash in cold
water and drain. Place in plastic bag or plastic
container and store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
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or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer,
food
Food placed inthe refrigerator should be
wrapped or stored in air and moisture proof
material. This prevents food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator. For dated
products, check code date to ensure freshness.
Leafy
frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Fruit
Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in plastic
bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until
they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in
their store container in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Eggs
Store without washing in the original carton on
interior shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk
on interior shelf.
Butter
or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
TYPE
Chicken
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready
to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic
wrap or aluminum foil.
Ground beef
1 to2
Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to 10
5 to 7
Leftovers
Cold cuts
3 to 5
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used.
Variety meats
1 to2
l
Most meat can be stored in original wrapping as
long as it is air and moisture proof. Rewrap if
necessary. See the following chart for storage
times.
Storing
frozen
TIME
1 to2
Bacon
Meat
If meat is to be stored longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used
the same day as purchased.
food
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercially frozen food and for freezing food at
home.
NOTE: For further information about preparing
food for freezing or food storage times, contact
your local Cooperative Extension Service or
check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook.
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in the
packaging. The way you close and seal the
package must not allow air or moisture in or out.
Packaging done in any other way could cause
food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
Packaging recommended
for use:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
l Straight-sided
canning/freezing jars
l Heavy-duty
aluminum foil
l Plastictoated
paper
l Non-permeable
plastic wraps (made from a
Saran film)
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
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APPROXIMATE
(DAYS)
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxedcoated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
The use of these wrappings could cause food
odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
l
Freezing
Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze 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.
Storage times will vary according to the quality
of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used
(air and moisture proof) and the storage temperature (which should be 0°F [-17.8%]).
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If You Need Assistance
Or Service
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines
possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you
what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help
or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond
properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little thinas vou can find and fix without tools of anv kind. Please
check the chart below for problems you can fix. lt”could save you the cost of a sewice call.’
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
Your refrigerator
will not operate
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker tripped.
The Refrigerator Control is not
set correctly.
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See page 5.)
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Set Refrigerator Control to a numbered
setting. (See page 7.)
Unfamiliar
mound8 or a
rattling/jingling
noise
There is something on top of or
behind the refrigerator.
The sounds are normal.
Remove item from on top of or behind
the refrigerator.
New features on your new refrigerator
make new sounds. (See “Understanding
the sounds YOU may hear” on paoe 17.)
There ir water in
the defrost pan
This is normal in hot, muggy
weather. The pan may even be
hall full.
Make sure the refrigerator
pan does not overflow.
The lights do
not work
A household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker tripped.
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
The bulb is burned out.
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See page 5.)
The ice maker
will not operate
The freezer has not had enough
time to get cold.
The signal arm is in the OFF
(up) position.
The water vafve is turned off.
Water is not getting to the ice
maker.
Allow the freezer time to get cokf-this
could take overnight.
Push signal arm down to the ON
position. (See page 12.)
Turn the water vafve on.
Check the water line for clogs or leaks.
The motor
8eems to run
too much
The condenser coils are dirty.
lt is hot outside or in the room.
Clean the coils (See page 19.)
On hot days, or if the room is too warm,
the motor naturally runs longer.
Open the door as few times as possible.
Thedoorhasbeenopened
frequently.
A large amount of food has
been put in at one time.
is level so the
Replace bulb. (See page 16.)
The motor will run longer in order to cool
down the interior when food is added.
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of controls, etc.
Your new refrigerator may be larger than your
old one so it has more space to be cooled. lt 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
assistance
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center
telephone number. Diil free from anywhere in
the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if
service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service company in your area.
lf you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need
service
4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
replace-
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
Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to
resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
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technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
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company in your area, call our Consumer
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WHIRLPOOL”
Refrigerator
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
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 Whirlpoolm service company.
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 are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting tubing
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpoolm service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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. Pickup 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 food loss due to product failure.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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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
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need sewice, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, 14300-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.
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