0 n 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 Aulomallc 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 I I II illll LIGHT FREEZER LIGHT UTILITY COMPARTMENT ICE MAKER- ICE B’N \ ON/OFF SWITCH UTILITY BIN FREEZER LIGHT (behlnd ice bin) ADJUSTABLE SHELVES w SLIDE-OUT FREEZER BASKET \ BASE GRILLE CRISPER WITH HUMIDITY CONTROL \ III I 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. ----. Model .-.. -.-~ Number -.. --. Serial Number .--Purchase Service Date Company and Telephone Number Contents Page Page SAFETY FIRST .................... BEFORE YOU PLUG IT IN .............. ................... Install Properly ........ Level Refrigerator-Freezer Remove Soles Labels .......... ,I Clean It ........................ Plug Itln .......................... Turn Off Beeping .................. ELECTRONIC CONTROL CENTER .... Display Mode ..................... Power Saving Pad ................... ............ 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., 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 c 1987 Whirlpool B 8 9 9 9 10 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 18 19 20 Corporation Before you plug it in Important Before using your refrigerator, you ore personally responsible for making sure that it... l is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold the weight, and in on area suitable for its size and use. l is connected only to the right kind of outlet, with the right electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to your “Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instrucfions:‘) l is used only for jobs expected of home refrigerators. l l l l l l 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.. I I VELLING SCREW IGHT TO RAISE; LEFT TO LOWER 1. 2. 3. 4. using it. See Plug it in... 3-PRONG GROUNDING TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE . 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 / TEMPERATURE DISPLAY SIGNAL LIGHT POWER SAVER PAD AUTO TEMP PAD------i FRMCE DISPLAY WARNING SIGNAL LIGHTS I PAD TEMPERATURE ADJUSTING PADS NIGHT / LIGHT PAD’ ICE “/ 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. continued on next page 5 0A 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 !l!l 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 w 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. q 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. l WARM (red flashing l l l l 6 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. l 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. l CHECK FOOD (red light) l The CHECK 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. l SYSTEM OK (no light) The signal light will turn off if the CHECK FOOD signal light is flashing. l is 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 (see 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. 9 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 l 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 l 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 l 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 l 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 l Dump old ice and make new supply. l Water containing minerals (such as sulfur] may require a filter to remove. l Wrap properly. See pages 15 and 16. 0 Clean freezer and ice bin. See Cleaning Chart on page 13. l 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. 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 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... ‘5 P =2’ \\ Possible Sounds: * Slight Hum, Soff Hiss: l l l l 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 12 l l l 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 13 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 14 ..................... 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. 19 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.