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Use And Care Guide
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A Note To You
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Important Safety
Instructions
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Parts And Features
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Before Using Your
Refrigerator
5
Using Your
Refrigerator
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Caring For Your
Refrigerator
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FuMeStorage
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If You Need
Assistance Or
Service
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Warranty
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A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool*
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience
went into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation,
we 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.
Help when
you
need
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to
your personal property.
it.
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 18. If you need further help, feel free to call
an authorized Whirlpool service 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
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Date
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Read all instructions
refrigerator.
before using the
*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.
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.
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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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Help
us help
you
Please:
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
13°C (55°F).
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.
l Do not load the refrigerator
with food
before it has time to get properly cold.
l 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.
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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 purchased may have all or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the
illustration exactly. This manual covers several models.
Freezer shelf
Ice cube
trays Ice bin Control
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Utility
compartment
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Butter
compartment
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Model and
serial number label (side wall)
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Adjustable
shelves
Meat drawer Egg bin
Crisper
cover,
-Shelf
glide
-Base
grille
Crispers
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base grille)
Control
panel
REFRIGERATOR
EXTERIORMOISTURECONTROL
FREEZER
COWER.
Refrigerator
control
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Exterior moisture
control
Light
switch
Freezer
control
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
In This
Section
Page
Page
Cleaning
your refrigerator
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Installing
Plugging
it in . .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 5
Leveling
it properly
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It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it,
connect it to a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
Removing
your
packaging
refrigerator
materials
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” on page 3.
Plugging
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do
not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
Cleaning
it before
use
After removing all packaging materials,
clean your refrigerator before using it, if
necessary. See cleaning instructions on
pages 13-l 4.
it in
Recommended
Grounding Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz (Plug 1) or 220/240 Volt,
50 Hz (Plug 2), 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.
Plug 1
Plug 2
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Installing
it properly
1. Allow 1.25 cm (% inch) space on each
side and at the top of the refrigerator for
ease of installation.
2. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be
against a wall, you might want to leave
extra space so the door can be opened
wider.
3. The refrigerator can be flush against the
back wall.
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 11.)
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 11.)
Use a screwdriver to adjust
Using Your Refrigerator
In This
Setting
Section
the controls
Page
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settings
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Page
Removing
the freezer shelf.. ............ 10
Using the ice cube trays ................. .I0
Changing
the control
Adjusting
the shelf glide .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. 9
Changing
the light bulbs ................ .I1
Adjusting the refrigerator
shelves . . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. ..*................... 9
Removing
the base grille ................. 11
Removing the meat drawer
and cover . . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. . .. ...*................s.. 9
Removing the crispers and
crisper cover . .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. . 10
Understanding
the
sounds you may hear.. .................... .I2
Reversing
the door swing.. ............. .I2
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Saving energy ...................................
To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it
properly. This section tells you how to set the controls, remove and adjust the features in your
refrigerator, and how to save energy.
Setting
the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are
in the refrigerator. When you plug in the
refrigerator for the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 4.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range
from 1 (warmest) to 8 (coldest).
2. Set the Freezer Control to C.
Freezer Control adjustments range from
A (coldest) to C (warmest).
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 are 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.
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Exterior
moisture
control
The Exterior Moisture Control operates
electric heaters around the door openings.
These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator
cabinet.
l Use the OFF setting when humidity
is low.
l Use the ON setting
if moisture forms on
the outside of the refrigerator cabinet.
Changing
the control
If you need to adjust temperatures in
refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed
in the chart below as a guide.
CONDITION:
Refrigerator
section
too warm
Freezer
section
too warm
Refrigerator
section
too cold
Ice not
made fast
enough
Both
sections
too warm
settings
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
REASON:
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RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SElTINGS:
Freezer
Refrigerator
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature too warm
6
D
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
4
A
2
A
4
A
6
C
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
Adjusting
the shelf
glide
Use the shelf glide to secure odd-shaped
items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along track.
NOTE: Shelf glide cannot be removed.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Adjust the shelves to match the way you use
your refrigerator.
To remove shelves:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Tilt shelf up at front.
3. Lift back of shelf.
4. Pull shelf straight out.
To replace shelves:
1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots
in the shelf supports on cabinet wall.
2. Tilt shelf up at front until hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of shelf to level position.
Removing
the meat
drawer
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lift front of meat drawer.
3. Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up.
2. Lift back of cover.
3. Pull cover straight out.
4. Replace cover in reverse order.
and cover
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front and pull
again.
Removing
To remove
the crispers
and crisper
the crispers:
Pull out to the
top, lift the front
and pull again.
1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove
the cover:
1. Push up glass insert from the bottom,
then slide it out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Pull cover frame up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
To replace
the cover:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall
supports in front section of cabinet.
2. Fit back corners of cover frame into notch
supports on walls of refrigerator, then
lower front onto metal cover support.
3. Slide back of glass insert into cover
frame. Then lower front to level position.
Removing
the freezer
Remove the
glass insert.
Lift front of
cover frame,
then the
back.
shelf
Remove the upper freezer shelf for easier
cleaning.
To remove
the freezer
shelf:
1. Lift front of shelf slightly.
2. Lift back off supports.
3. Replace in reverse order.
Using
the ice cube trays
If you don’t use cubes, they may shrink. The
moving cold air starts a slow evaporation.
The longer you store cubes, the smaller
they get.
To remove
ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
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Changing
the light
bulbs
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electricity leading to the refrigerator
at the main power supply.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Panel to
remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your
refrigerator. Be sure to replace a bulb with one
of the same size and shape.
Removing
the base grille
To remove the grille:
1. Open refrigerator door.
2. Pull base grille forward to release the
support tabs from the metal clips.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
behind the grille.
Condenser
coils
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close refrigerator door.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 14.
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Understanding
the sounds
Water
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
Clicking
or snapping
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.
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.
hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
and moving air.
you may hear
fan motor
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.
Reversing
the door swing
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator so the doors open the other way.
Refer to the instruction sheet included with
your refrigerator.
Saving
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 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 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.
Caring
For Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
Cleaning
your refrigerator
Holiday
and moving
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interruptions
Power
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care . .. .. . .. .. .. . . .. . 14
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 tells you how to clean your
refrigerator and what to do when going on holiday, moving or during a power outage.
Cleaning
your
refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections
defrost automatically. However, clean both
about once a month to prevent odors from
building up. Wipe up spills right away.
To clean your refrigerator, unplug it, take
out all removable parts and clean the
refrigerator according to the following
directions.
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
(allow
warm
won’t
walls
freezer to
up so cloth
stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with baking
soda or mild detergent
and warm water
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are 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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Hand wash, rinse and dry
thoroughly.
Wash outside of cabinet. Do 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 (26 g [2 tablespoons]
to .95 L [l quart] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Door liners
and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel with
mild detergent and
warm water
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleaners
containing
petroleum on plastic parts.
Plastic parts
(covers and
panels)
Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
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.
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
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Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner
with extended
narrow
attachment
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refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Holiday
Short
and moving
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils
may need to be cleaned as often as every
other month.
Replace 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
holidays
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will
be away for less than four weeks.
1. Use up any perishables.
2. Freeze other items.
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Remove base grille. (See page 11.)
Reach into small opening at right edge and
remove the defrost pan.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Replace defrost pan. Make sure to push it
completely into the opening.
Replace base grille.
Long
holidays
If you will be gone a month or more:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Unplug the refrigerator.
3. Clean it, rinse well and dry.
4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough
for air to get in. This stops odor and mold
from building up.
Personal Injury Hazard
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.
Moving
When you are moving the refrigerator to a
new home:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Pack all frozen food in dry ice.
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry.
5. Take out all removable parts, wrap them
well, and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
6. Screw in the leveling rollers.
7. Tape the doors shut and tape the power
supply cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put
everything back and refer to page 5.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 7.
Power
interruptions
If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or
less, keep both doors closed. This
helps foods stay frozen.
2. If service will be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 32 grams of dry ice in freezer
for every liter (2 Ibs. 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 stays cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat
stays 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.
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Food Storage
Guide
There is a correct 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
Cheese
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in
airtight and moisture-proof material. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer
throughout the refrigerator. For dated
products, check code date to ensure
freshness.
Store in the original wrapping until you are
ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly
in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Leafy
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can
also be used.
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)
Leftovers
Meat
Store most meat in original wrapping as long
as it is airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if
necessary. See the following chart for
storage times.
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic
container.
TYPE
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 original container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
hws
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.
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APPROXIMATE
(DAYS)+
Chicken
1 to 2
Ground beef
1 to 2
Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon
5 to 7
Cold cuts
3 to 5
Variety meats
1 to2
TIME
+ When storing meat longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same
day as purchased.
Storing
frozen
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,
check a freezer guide or 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 Plastic-coated
paper
l Non-permeable
plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film)
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
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Do not use:
Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
The use of these wrappings could cause
food odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen
food.
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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 32 to
48 grams of food per liter [2 to 3 Ibs. 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 (airtight and moisture-proof) and
the storage temperature, which should be
-17.8% (0°F).
If You Need Assistance
Service
Or
Performance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read
through the chart below before calling for service on your appliance.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
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Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers
Please read through this and see if it can solve your problem.
run into with their appliances.
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Your refrigerator will not
operate
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?
Is the Refrigerator
The lights do
not work
Control set to the OFF position?
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?
Is a bulb burned out?
You hear unfamiliar sounds or
a rattling/
jingling noise
Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator?
Some new sounds are normal. See “Understanding
may hear” on page 12.
the sounds you
There is water in
the defrost pan
This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator is level
so the pan does not overflow.
The motor
seems to run
too much
Are the condenser coils dirty?
Has the door been open often? Has a large amount of food been
added at one time? The motor naturally runs longer in these cases.
Is the room hot? If the room is too warm, the motor runs longer to
keep the unit cool.
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