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ELECTRA 111
NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ED25PS
Ior Fr~wers
Ice Makers
Olshwashers
BullI-In Ovens and Suriace Unlls
Ranges
Microwave
Ovens Trash Compaclors
Room Au Condllmners.
Oehumldlllers
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Washers
Clothes Oryers
Freeze
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
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LIGHT
FREEZER LIGHT UTILITY
COMPARTMENT
ICE MAKER-
ICE
B’N
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ON/OFF SWITCH
UTILITY
BIN
FREEZER LIGHT
(behlnd
ice bin)
ADJUSTABLE
SHELVES
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SLIDE-OUT
FREEZER
BASKET
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BASE GRILLE
CRISPER WITH
HUMIDITY
CONTROL
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MEAT DRAWER
WITH COLD
CONTROL
NUMBER LABEL
Copy your [Model and Serial Numbers here...
JJher +ir .teed service or call with D auestlor,
r,ave this lntormatlon
ready,
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (frcm
Be label !ocated as shown)
2. ?urchase date from sales slip
Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this
book, your warranty and sales slip together In a
handy place
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration
card furnished with this product.
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Model
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Number
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Serial
Number
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Service
Date
Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
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Page
SAFETY FIRST ....................
BEFORE YOU PLUG IT IN ..............
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Install Properly
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Level Refrigerator-Freezer
Remove Soles Labels ..........
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Clean It ........................
Plug Itln ..........................
Turn Off Beeping ..................
ELECTRONIC CONTROL CENTER ....
Display Mode .....................
Power Saving Pad ...................
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Setting the Temperatures
Electronic Display Warning Signals ...
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ...........
Adjusting the Crisper Humidity
Control ............................
Adjusting Meat Drawer Temperature
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves..
Removing the Freezer Basket
Removing the Crisper, Meat Drawer
and Cover
Changing
the Light Bulbs
Removing the Base Grille
Ice and Cold Water Dispenser
Sounds You May Hear
Energy Saving Tips
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Cleaning Chart
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Storing Fresh Food
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
VACATION AND MOVING CARE.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY.,
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Before you plug it in
Important
Before using your refrigerator, you ore personally
responsible
for making sure that it...
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is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in on area suitable for its size
and use.
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is connected
only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply
and grounding.
(Refer to your “Electrical
Requirements
and
Grounding
Instrucfions:‘)
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is used only for jobs expected
of home
refrigerators.
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is not near on oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
is properly
maintained
is out of the weather.
is used in on Oreo where the room temperature
will not fall below 55°F (13°C).
is not used by those who may not understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
Install properly.. .
Remove sales labels.. .
Remove the Consumer
Buy Guide label, tape
and any inside
labels
before
using the refrigerator. To remove any remaining
glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
2. Soak area with liquid
hand
dishwashing
detergent
before removing glue as described
in step I.
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 INSTRUCTIONS
LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened
under
the refrigerator
at the front.
Clean it...
Clean
cleaning
1. Allow Yz inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and
at the top of the refrigerator
for ease of
installation.
2. If the refrigerator
is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space so the door
can be opened wider.
3. The refrigerator
back can be flush against the
wall.
Level refrigerator-freezer..
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VELLING SCREW
IGHT TO RAISE;
LEFT TO LOWER
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4.
using
it. See
Plug it in...
3-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
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TO ADJUST
FRONT ROLLER
your refrigerator
before
instructions on page 13.
Remove base grille (see page 9).
To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.
To lower front, turn screw in the direction shown.
Check with level.
REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
PLUG
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
instructions sheet in your literature
package.
The ON/OFF switch (inside the freezer door just
above the ice dispensing
slot) should be set to ON
before you plug the refrigerator
in for the first time.
The refrigerator temperature
is preset to 36°F (2”C),
the freezer to 0°F ( - 18°C).
Turn off beeping...
The warm refrigerator
and freezer temperature
warnings will beep eight times every two minutes
when the refrigerator
is first plugged
in. To turn
beeping
off until refrigerator
and freezer reach
normal temperatures
press and hold the RESETPad
until two beeps are heard [see Display Mode,
page 51.
Electronic control center TEMPERATURE
-SIGNAL
LIGHTS
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TEMPERATURE
DISPLAY
SIGNAL
LIGHT
POWER
SAVER PAD
AUTO
TEMP PAD------i
FRMCE
DISPLAY WARNING
SIGNAL LIGHTS
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PAD
TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTING PADS
NIGHT
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LIGHT PAD’
ICE
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SELECTION
A beep will be heard each time a control
when that control is first pressed.
PADS
‘FRZ TEMP ‘REF TEMP
PAD
PAD
‘SET
TEMP PAD
pad is pressed. The signal light on a control
pad will come on
Display mode...
The display mode is used to demonstrate
the
Electronic Control Center. Using the display mode
will also turn off the beeping
from the warning
signals. The refrigerator
will continue to operate
normally while the Electronic Control Center is in
the display mode.
To start the display mode, press and hold the
RESETPad until two beeps are heard. While in the
display mode, the five signal lights will flash. Pressing the control pads during the display mode will
not change any settings. However, if a control pad
is pressed, you will hear a beep and the signal
light will come on.
Power saving pad...
The POWER SAVER Pad on the Electronic Control
Center operates
low wattage
electric
heaters
around the door openings.
These heaters keep
moisture from forming on the outside of the refrigerator when the humidity is high.
To cancel the display mode press the RESETPad
once. The display mode will automatically
cancel
after being on for 8 hours.
NOTE: If the display
mode is entered while the
ON/OFF switch is OFF, “CO” will show on the display. You must set the ON/OFF switch to the ON
position before the refrigerator
will start cooling.
1 When humidity
is low, press the
POWER SAVER Pad to turn the Power
Saver signal light on. This will turn off
the heaters.
2. If moisture forms on the outside of
the refrigerator,
press the POWER
SAVER Pad to turn the Power Saver
signal light off. This will turn the heaters on.
Setting the temperatures...
When the refrigerator
is first plugged
in, the
freezer temperature
is preset to 0°F ( -18°C) and
the refrigerator
is preset to 36°F (2°C).
Give the refrigerator
time to cool down completely before adding
food. (This may take several hours).
These settings should be about right for normal household
refrigerator
usage.
The temperatures
will be set about right when
milk or juice is as cold as you like and ice cream
is firm.
If you need to adjust temperatures
in the refrigerator or freezer do the following:
l Adjust
the refrigerator
or freezer temperature.
l Wait at least
24 hours,
l If needed,
make further temperature
adjustments to the refrigerator
or freezer.
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3. Press the A Pad to raise the temperature setting or press the V Pad
to lower the temperature
setting.
You must press these pads within IO
seconds of pressing the SET pad or
Hi
you will have to press SET again.
NOTE: Two beeps will sound to indicate
an error
if you attempt to set a temperature
past the refrigerator
or freezer temperature
range.
Two beeps will sound to indicate
an error if
you press the arrow pads without pressing the
SET pad.
To return to preset temperatures
(AUTO TEMP):
i. Press the AUTO TEMP Pad.
2. The signal light will come on for IO
seconds
to show that the temperature has been set, then the light
will turn off.
Using AUTO TEMP will set the freezer temperature
to O’F ( - 18°C) and the refrigerator to 36°F (2°C).
To check
the actual and set temperatures:
1. Press the FRZ TEMP or REF TEMP Pad.
The signal
light on the pad you
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pressed and the ACTUAL signal light
will come on. The actual refrigerator
or freezer temperature
will be displayed. (This is the average air temperature in the compartment.)
2. Press the SETTEMP Pad. The SETsignal
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light will come on and the set temperature will be displayed.
You may
5°F
set freezer temperatures
from
(-21°C)
to 8°F (--13°C)
and refrigerator
temperatures
from 33-F
(1°C) to 42°F (6°C).
NOTE: If the actual freezer temperature
is above
the display
range, a flashing 8 will show on the
display. If the actual refrigerator
temperature
is
above the display range, a flashing 42 will show
on the display.
To change the refrlgerafor
or freezer
temperatures:
The refrigerator
and freezer temperatures
are
preset at 36°F (2”CJ and 0°F (-f8”CJ. If you wish to
change these temperatures
do the following:
1. Press the FRZ TEMP or REF TEMP Pad.
The signal light on the pad you
Eu
pressed
will come on and the
actual
refrigerator
or freezer
temperature
will be displayed.
2. Press the SET TEMP Pad The SET sianal light will come on and the pr&
set temperature
will be disptayed.
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To set MAX FRUICE and MAX REFICOOL:
The MAX FRZ/ICE Pad will set the freezer to-10°F
( 23’C) for 24 hours. The MAX REF/COOL Pad will
set the refrigerator
to 33°F (I%] for 24 hours. Either
compartment
can be set independently
for maximum cooling. MAX FRZ/ICE can also be used for
maximum ice production.
After 24 hours, the temperatures will return to the earlier settings.
1. Press the MAX FRZ/ICE or
MAX REF/COOl Pad. The
signal light on the pad
you pressed will come
on.
Pad. NOTE: Each time you press a maxlmum
pad a new 24 hour cycle will start.
Electronic
display warning signals...
The five signal lights on the right side of the Electronic Control Center will show if an action is
needed or if there is a problem.
DOOR AJAR (red flashing light)
The DOOR AJAR light flashes when either door is
open.
. Eight beeps sound when either door is open for
longer than 3 minutes. Beeps are heard every
2 minutes until door(s) are closed.
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WARM (red flashing
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cooling
light)
The WARM light flashes when the refrigerator and/
or freezer temperature(s)
are above 48,‘F/15’F
(9”C/ - 9°C).
Eight beeps sound every 2 minutes.
The FRZ TEMP and/or REF TEMP signal light(s) will
also flash to show which compartment
is too
warm.
Open compartment
door(s) less often. Check the
set temperatures.
WARM (red light)
The WARM light is on when refrigerator
and/or
freezer temperature(s)
were above
48”F/15”F
(9”C/ - 9°C) but are now in a safe temperature
range.
l The FRZ TEMP and/or
REF TEMP signal light(s) will
also stay on to show which compartment
was
too warm.
l The signal
lights can be turned off by pressing
the RESETPad.
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CHECK FOOD (red flashing light)
The CHECK FOOD light flashes when refrigerator
and/or freezer are above safe temperature(s)
and have been for 4 hours or more.
. The WARM, FRZ TEMP and/or REFTEMP signal lights
will also flash.
l Check
food for spoilage.
Check
the set
temperature.
* Call for service, if necessary.
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CHECK FOOD (red light)
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FOOD light is on when refrigerator
and/or freezer were above safe temperature(s)
and had been for 4 hours or more but are now at
safe temperatures.
l The WARM, FRZ TEMP and/or
REFTEMP signal lights
will also be on.
9 The signal lights can be turned off by pressing
the RESETPad.
CLEAN CONDENSER (red light)
l This light
reminds you to check the condenser
coils behind the grille and clean if necessary.
l The signal
light can be turned off by pressing the
RESETPad.
l The signal
light will come on 60 days after the
refrigerator is plugged
in and every 60 days after
the signal light is turned off by pressing RESET.
NOTE: If power is interrupted
or refrigerator
unplugged,
a new 60 day cycle starts.
SYSTEM OK (red light)
l The red signal
light shows the refrigerator
freezer are running properly.
and
SYSTEM OK (red flashing light)
The signal light flashes to show that there may be
a problem.
. Call for service.
l The signal
light will flash until the problem
is
corrected.
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SYSTEM OK (no light)
The signal light will turn off if the CHECK FOOD
signal light is flashing.
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NOTE: Pressing the RESET Pad once will cancel MAX FRZ and MAX REF (if on), reset the CLEAN CONDENSER light and timer and turn off the solid WARM, CHECK FOOD, FRZ TEMP and REF TEMP signal lights.
To turn on the night light:
1. Press the LIGHT Pad.
2. To turn the light off, press the LIGHT
Pad again.
The ice dispenser
controls...
The MIN/MED/MAX/CONT
Pads control
amount of ice that comes from the dispenser
page IO].
Using your refrigerator
Adjusting
control...
the crisper humidity
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed
crisper.
1. The control can be adjusted to any setting between LO and HI.
2. LO (open) lets moist air out of crisper for best
storage of fruits and vegetables
with skins.
3. HI (closed] keeps moist air in the crisper for best
storage of fresh leafy vegetables.
NOTE: If moisture builds up in the crisper, move
the control to a lower setting.
Adjusting the meat drawer
temperature...
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.
Set the control beside the meat drawer to raise
or lower the temperature.
USE CONTROL TO ADJUST
MEAT DRAWER TEMPERATURE
the
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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.
GLASS SHELVESARE
HEAVY. BE CAREFUL.
To remove
1. Tilt up at
2. Lift up at
3. Pull shelf
glass shelves:
front
back.
straight out.
To replace
glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots in the shelf
supports.
2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot.
Lower front of shelf to level position.
The roll-out shelf is removed
the same as the
other shelves. However, it must be completely
rolled in to be removed.
To remove door shelves:
1. Lift shelf up.
2. Tip back and pull out.
To replace
door shelves:
1. Insert hooks into guides on both sides.
2. Tip shelf forward and push down.
Removing freezer shelf.. .
1. Lift front slightly.
2. Lift back off supports.
3. Replace in reverse order.
LIFT THE FRONT
THEN THE BACK
Removing the freezer basket...
For proper air movement, keep the freezer basket in place when the refrigerator
is operating.
To remove the basket:
1. Slide out to the stop.
2. Lift the front to clear the stop.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
To replace the basket:
1. Place basket on the slides.
2. Make sure the wire stops clear
slides.
3. Slide basket in.
PULL TO STOP,
LIFT,
PULL AG iAIN. \
the front of the
Removing the crisper, meat drawer
and covers.. .
To remove the crisper and meat drawer:
1. Slide crisper and meat drawer straight
stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the covers:
l Covers
are held in place by two pegs
back and two notched tabs in front.
1. Press front tabs out of the way.
2. Liff cover front.
3. Lift back off the pegs.
4. Replace in reverse order.
PUSH THE TAB TO
CLEAR THE MEAT
DRAWER COVER.
out to
at the
Changing the light bulbs...
Light bulbs behind
light shields:
and freezer
1. Pull bottom of light shield straight out.
2. Lift top of shield off supports,
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
4. Replace panel in reverse order.
Light bulb behind ice maker:
1. Remove the ice bin (see ice maker instructions
page 11.
2. Replace bulb with a 40-waftappliance
bulb.
3. Replace ice bin.
Dispenser
light:
1. Reach the bulb through the dispenser area.
2. Pull down on bulb. Do not twist.
3. Replace with a 12 volt bulb (Part No. GE 904). This
bulb is available
in the automotive
department
of most stores.
PULL OUT AT THE BOTTOM.
Removing the base grille...
To remove
top refrigerator
METAL CLIPS
the grille:
SUPPORT TABS-I
1. Open the doors.
2. Pull grille outwards as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech sheet fastened
grille.
behind
To replace
the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the doors.
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Ice and cold water dispenser...
FOR ICE:
FOR CHILLED WATER:
Press a sturdy glass against
Press a sturdy glass against
the ice dispenser bar. (Pressure and tumbling
ice can
break a fragile glass.]
The first few batches of ice
from the ice maker may have
a bad taste from new plumbing and parts. Throw them
away.
the water dispenser
bar.
(Pressure can break a fragile
glass.] Remove the glass to
stop dispensing.
Dispense
enough
water
every week to maintain
a
fresh supply.
PRESS AGAINST
ICE DISPENSER BAR
The small tray beneath
the dispenser
spills. There is not drain
is deslgned
in this tray. Do not pour
Chilled
water comes from a tank behind the
meat drawer. It holds about 50 ounces (1.5L).
When the refrigerator
is first hooked up press the
water dispenser with a glass or jar until you have
drawn and discarded
2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8L).
The water you draw and discard will rinse the
tank and pipes.
Allow several hours to chill the first tankful.
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 trapdoor
closes, a
faint buzzing
sound may be heard for a few
seconds.
to evaporate
water
small
into it.
The MIN/MED/MAX
and CONT Pads control the
amount of ice dispensed
at one time. Select the
setting that meets your family’s needs.
The CONT setting will dispense ice as long as the
Ice dispenser bar is held.
NOTE: Large amounts
of ice should be taken
from the bin, not through the dispenser.
The MAX
FRZ/ICE setting can be used for maximum
ice
production.
To set the ice control:
1. Press the Ice Selection Pad forthe amount of ice
you want. The signal light on the pad will come
on briefly
2. This amount of ice will be dispensed
each time
the ice diSDenSer bar is Dressed. Press another
Ice Select&
Pad to cha’nge the setting
Common Problems
PROBLEM
Dispenser
work.
won’t
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Freezer door open
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Ice dispenser
won’t work.
Ice bin not properly
Wrong ice in bin.
Ice dispenser
stops working.
Ice dispenser
MED or MAX.
Ice dispenser
Off-taste
in ice.
or odor
installed
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Make sure bin IS pushed all the way in
Use only ice crescents
from ice
maker. Other shapes won’t dispense
properly.
control set on MI~w
* Select CONT setting
bar held In too Ic g
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Ice attracts airborne
odors.
Old ice.
Water quality
Foods not properly wrapped.
Ice bin and freezer may need
cleaning.
Plumbing to ice maker
New ice maker
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Close the freezer door.
Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser
motor to reset.
. Large amounts of Ice should be taken
from the bin. not through
the dispenser.
* Use rapidly or store in covered
container
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Dump old ice and make new supply.
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Water containing
minerals (such as
sulfur] may require a filter to remove.
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Wrap properly. See pages 15 and 16.
0 Clean freezer and ice bin. See
Cleaning Chart on page 13.
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Follow installation instructions for proper
ice maker water supply hook-up.
= The first few loads of ice from a new ice
maker may have an off-taste. Dump
ice and make new supply.
TIPS
l Try different
ice dispenser control settings to
determine
which best meets your family’s
needs.
l The dispensers
will work only with the freezer
door closed.
l The ice dispenser
will work only if the bin is
pushed all the way in.
l Use only
ice crescents
from the ice maker.
Other shapes won’t dispense properly.
l When you need
more ice than a glass or two,
scoop it from the bin or remove the bin. The
dispenser
motor may stop if the dispenser
bar is held in too long. It will be ready to run
again in about 3 minutes.
l Ice stored
too long can go stale...like water.
Throw it away.
l Ice can shrink. Cold
moving air slowly evaporates them. If you use ice of-ten, you may
never notice the change.
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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
softenercan
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.
Plan to remove and empty the storage bin:
l If the ice dispenser
Qas not, or will not be used for
o week or more;
t If a power failure causes Ice in the bin to melt and
freeze together;
* If the ice dispenser is not used regularly
1. Pull the covertng panel
slide it to the rear
out from the bottom and
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF position. Ice can still be dispensed,
but no more will
be made.
IGHT LIGHT
3. Lift the front of the storage bin. Pull it out.
4. Empty the 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 cleansers or solvents.
6. When replacing
the bin, make sure it is pushed
in all the way. Push the signal arm down to the
ON position to restart ice production.
The night light uses a 12V bulb. A replacement
bulb (Part No. G.E. 904) is available
in the automotive department
of most stores.
The night light can beturned on and off by pressing the LIGHT Pad on the Electronic Control COnsole. The light will also come on while the ice or
cold water dispenser bar is pressed.
Sounds you may hear...
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Possible
Sounds:
* Slight Hum, Soff Hiss:
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Clicking
Sounds:
or Snapping
Your new refrigerator
may make sounds that your old one didn’t
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
about them.
Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.
The following chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
Probable
Causes:
You may hearthe
refrigerator’s
fan motor and moving
air.
The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigerator stops running.
It also makes a sound when the refrigerator
starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts and stops.
Wafer 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
wafer
-thud (clatter of ice)
When the ice maker IS running 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.
Sounds:
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator
use less electncrty
* Check door gaskets for a tight seal Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean
the condenser
coil 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 foods organized so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
l Go ahead
and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
overcrowd
it so air movement
is blocked
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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.
Keep the POWER SAVER Pad set to ON [signal light
on) unless moisture forms on the refrigerator
exterior.
Make sure your refrigerator
is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up.Of course,spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator, unplug it, take out all
removable
parts, and clean it according
to the
following directions.
Cleaning chart...
Part
What to use
How to clean
Removable
parts
[shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.]
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
. Wash removable
parts with warm
and a mild detergent.
l Rinse and
dry.
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax
(or
good auto paste wax).
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
Door liners and gaskets
Wash with warm
water
and a mild
detergent. Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
l Rinse and
dry.
. Wax painted
metal surfaces
at least
twice a year with appliance
wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts.
Waxing painted
metal surfaces provides
rust protection.
l Wash with warm
water and
Sponge,
soft cloth or
-mild detergent or
paper
towel,
baking
soda, warm water, mild
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g] to
detergent.
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
l Rinse and
dry.
l
Wash with mild detergent
water.
l Rinse and
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.
l
and
l Wash with a soft cloth or sponge.
Mild
detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
l Rinse and
dry.
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable
or toxic solvents like acetone,
gasoline,
carbon
fefrachloride,
etc. These can scratch or damage
the material.
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
Floor under
Coil
refrigerator
Vacuum cleaner; using
the extended
narrow
attachment.
Usual floor cleaners
warm
bleaches
Dark plastics
[covers and panels]
Condenser
water
Remove base grille. [See page 9.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
l Wash defrost
pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
l Rinse and
dry.
l Replace
with notched corner to the rear.
Push it all the way in.
l Make
sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
. Replace base grille.
l
l
Remove base grille.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month.
. Replace base grille.
l
l
at
Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
l Clean
the floor.
l Roll refrigerator
back.
. Check to see if the refrigerator
is level.
l
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Food storage guide
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*
Approxlmate
There is a right way to package
and store
refrigerated
or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
Leafy Vegefables...Remove
store wrapping
and trim or tear off bruised and discolored
areas.
Wash in cold water and drain. Place in plastic bag
or plastic containerand
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.
Frult...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
MeatYMeat
is perishable
and expensive...you
won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling.
The following
list and chart give you
packaging
hints and time limits. Store meat in the
meat drawer.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping.
Vacuum packaged
meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is no1
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you
should wrap it with special
freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
marketwrapping
paperand
re-wrap in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately
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.....................
VarIetyMeats..
Chlcken ............................
Ground6eef
........................
................
SteaksandRoasts..
......................
CuredMeats..
Bacon ..............................
Cold Cuts ...........................
Time
Ways1
If02
1 to 2
1 to2
3to5
7tolO
5to7
3to5
‘If meat Is fo be stored longer than the times given,
follow the dlrecffons for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
same day as purchased.
should
be used fhe
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton or use the Utility Bin that came with your
refrigerator.
Milk...Wipe
milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf or bottom door shelf.
Beverages...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Bulier...Keep
opened butter in covered dish or
in the Utility Compartment.
When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese...Store
in the original
wrapping
until
you are ready to use it. Once opened,
re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condimenfs...Store
small jars and bottles
(catsup, mustard, jelly, olives) on the door shelves
where they are in easy reach.
Leftovers...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.
FREEZING & STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer section is designed
for storage of
commercially
frozen foods and for freezing foods
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
tightfitting
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 foods 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.
DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene
plasttc containers
l Containers
wlthouf tight llds
l Waxed
paper
0 Waxed-coated freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, alr or vapor
proof. The use oi those wrapplnga
oould
cause food odor and taste tmnstw and dryIng of trozen food.
l
l
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 hrghquality 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 durrng 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 after the first
rrslng. 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
cooktes can be wrapped
and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
;rurl pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without
thawing.
Bake pecan
and similar pies before
freezlng...rich
fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents In top crusts when ready to bake
IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to quickfreeze any large quantity
of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze
within 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
food per cubic foot of freezer space.)
leave
enough space for air to circulate
around packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the
front so the door can close tightly.
FOOD STORAGECHART
Storage times* will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof), and the storage temperature which should be 0°F ( -17.8”C).
Food
Storage
Time
FRUITS
Fruit Juice concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ......
12 months
Ctttrus trult and Juices .......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8tol2months
VEGETABLES
Commerclaliy
frozen ...........
8 months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon
....................
4 weeks
or less
Corned beef ..............
4 weeks or less
(Salting meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters .....................
1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal .... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6tol2months
lamb and veal ...........
6 to 9 months
Pork.. ....................
4to8months
1 to 2 months
Sausage, fresh .............
Steaks and chops:
Beef
....................
8 to 12 months
lamb, veal, pork .........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
6 months
sole ..........................
2 to 3 months
Blue ffsh, salmon ...........
Mackerel, perch
2 to X rnxnl:
...............
. ..
Breaded flsh (purchased)
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, cmb, scallops .......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king cmb ............
10 months
Shrlmp, uncooked .............
12 months
POULTRY
Whole chicken or turkey .......
12 months
Duck ...........................
6months
Giblets .....................
2 to 3 months
.......
6 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy
1 month
Slices [no gmvy) ................
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole ........
2 to 3 months
TV dinners ..................
3 to 6 months
Food
Stomge
Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6to9months
Margarine .....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
farmer’s ....................
3 months
Creamed cottage ......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, brfck, etc. ........
6 to 8 weeks
Freezing can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
Whole (mixed) .................
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
Yolks.. .........................
12months
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed eggs)
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......
3 months
Unbaked breads ................
1 month
Quick breads ..............
2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted ...........
2 to 4 months
Cakes, frosted ............
8 to 12 months
Fruit cakes ....................
12 months
Cookie dough ..................
3 months
Baked cookies ............
8 to 12 months
Baked ples .................
1 to 2 months
Ple dough only .............
4 to 6 months
*Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
if electricity
goes off
Call the power company.
Ask how long power
will be off
1. If service is to be interrupted
24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. Thus 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 glovesto
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 freezerwfll stay cold longerthan
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. Use refrozen foods quickly. If the
condition of the food is poor or you have any
suspicions, it is wise to dispose of it.
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.
1. Turn off your ice maker.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Make sure all ice cubes are dispensed
out of
the mechanism.
Shutofftheicemakerwatersupplyadayahead
of time. Disconnect the water line. After the last supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm to turn off the ice
maker. Make sure all ice cubes are dispensed out
of the mechanism.
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.
Also, remove the water supply tank behind the
meat drawer by:
1. Disconnecting
water inlet and outlet tubes at
the top of the tank.
2. Removing three mounting screws from the tank.
3. Draining the tank.
Re-install
the empty tank, and remember
to
check for tight water connections
when the refrigerator is hooked up at your new location.
Screw in the levelling rollers; tape the doors shut;
tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you
get to your new home, put everything
back, level
the refrigerator,
reconnect
the water supply and
refer to page 4.
Long vacations.. .
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. At least a day ahead, turn off the water
supply to the ice maker. When the last load of ice
drops, turn off the ice maker. Make sure all ice
cubes are dispensed
out of the mechanism.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it...rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to both
doors...keeping
them open far enough for air to
get in. This will keep odor and mold from building
up.
Questions?
To restart
erator:’
refrigerator,
see “Using
Your Refrig-
assistance
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
2. If you need assistance?..
Performance
problems
often result from little things
/cu can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
Call Whirlpool
phone number.
It your refrlgerator
will not operate:
e i:, the electric
cord plugged
into a live circuit with
c?roper voltage?
(See page 4.)
* Have you checked
Your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker
box?
* 15the Refrigerator
Control ON?
rf ?here is a rattling
or jingling
noise or unfamiliar
sounds:
0 Ii something on top or behind the refrigerator
making
I;oise when the refrigerator
is running?
9 New features
on Your new refrigerator
make new
sounds You may be hearing air flowing from the fans,
rimer clicks for the defrosting
cycle, or defrost water
dralnlng
in the defrost pan.
1f your ice maker will not operate:
0 Has the freezer had enough time to get cold? With a
pew refrigerator,
this might take overnight.
* Is the signal arm ON...in the down position?
* I:. the water valve turned on? Is water getting to the ice
ma ker7
COOL-LINER service assistance
teleDial free from anywhere
In the U.S.:
f-500-253-1301
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.
If you need service?..
3.
Whirlpool
has a nationwide
network
of franchised
TECH-CARE”
service
companies.
TECH-CARE
service
j technicians
are trained to fulfill the
1 Tc%vA?T
FRInCH~SEDSEnV~CE
1 product warranty and provide aflerwarranty
service. anywhere
in the United States, To locate TECH-CARE service in Your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2)
or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
-m+l
l-9
light bulbs
on page
ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES MAJOR-REPAIRING
h PARTS
OR
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
xyz SEAV,CE~RVII(%
123MAPLE
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
SERVICE
COMPANIES
XVZSERVICECO
123 MAPLE
999-9999
COMPANIES
999-9999
OR
WASHING MACHINES, DRYERS
A IRONERS-SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
SERVICE
l
!f a bulb Is burned out:
t See instructions
for changing
Gniy use appliance
bulbs.
1
APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE
6 REPAIR
!f there Is water In the defrost pan:
* T?is IS normal in hot, muggy weather.
The pan can
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
is level so
the pan does not overflow.
If the lights are not working:
Hove you checked
your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker?
8 Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit
.tiltT! the proper voltage?
(See page 4.)
01
XVZSERVICECO
123 MAPLE
COMPANIES
999-9999
4. If you have a problem?..
9.
of the motor seems to run too much:
* Is the condenser,
behind the refrigerator,
free of dust
and lint?
* Cri 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
c,?oI down the interior.
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different
:qlrlgs, number
of door openings,
omount
of food
stored, temperature
of the room, setting of the controls.
And, your new refrigerator
may be larger than your
JIG one so it has more space to be cooled. It also has a
cegular freezer instead of a frozen food comportment.
411 this means better refrigeration
and moy require
-Tore running time than your old one.
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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
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 areo, refer to
Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service
assistonce
number in Step2
‘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.
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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 a franchised
TECH-CARE’”
service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for electronic
control
tern if defective
in materials or workmanship.
(Electronic
models only.)
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts and repair laborto correct
defects in materials or workmanship
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
TECHCARE” service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
sys-
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
I. 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.
8. Repairs when refrigerator
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery.
This product
is designed
to be repaired
in the
home.
D. Damage
to refrigerator
caused
by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts of
God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product failure.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages
so this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you, This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
Part No. 1116192
cj1987 Whirlpool
Corporation
Printed
in U.S.A.