Whirlpool ED22DK Specifications

Use& CareGuide
Freezer
control
Refrigerator
control
Exterior
moisture
Light
Model and serial
number label
Ice cube
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Leveling rollers
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Bask grille
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REFRIGERATOR-FREEZERS
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Contents
Page
Important Safety Instructions.. ......................... 3
Before Using Your Refrigerator.. ..................... .4
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Using Your Refrigerator
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Setting the controls ........................................
Changing the control settings.. ........................ 5
Exterior moisture control ................................. 6
Adjusting the refrigerator shelves.. ................. .6
Adjusting the door bins ................................... 6
Adjusting the door bin glides .......................... 6
Removing the crispers and crisper cover ...... .7
Adjusting the crisper humidity control ........... .7
Removing the meat drawer and cover .......... .7
Adjusting the meat drawer temperature ......... .
Removing the snack bin ................................. 8
Removing the freezer shelves ....................... .8
Removing the freezer bin ................................ 8
Changing the light bulbs.. ............................... .9
Removing the base grille ................................. 9
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Ice cube trays ...............................................
Optional automatic ice maker ....................... 10
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Sounds you may hear ...................................
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Energy saving tips.. .......................................
Cleaning Your Refrigerator.. ........................... 12
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Food Storage Guide ......................................
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Storing fresh food ..........................................
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Storing frozen food ........................................
Caring For Your Refrigerator.. ....................... .15
Vacation and moving care ............................. 15
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Power interruptions .......................................
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If You Need Service Or Assistance
Whirlpool Refrigerator
Warranty ................. .20
0 1991 Whirlpool Corporation
Remove the consumer Buy Guide Label, tape and
any inside labels (except model and serial number
label) before using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
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Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
ahove. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners.
These can damage the material. See “Important
Safety Instructions” on page 3.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction
labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tecl Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the
front.
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance.
Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product. Then
complete the form below. Have this information
ready if you need service or call with a question.
. Copy model and serial numbers from label (see
diagram on front cover) and purchase date from
sales slip.
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Keep this book and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your
refrigerator,
follow basic precautions
including the following:
Read all instructions
before using the
refrigerator.
l Child
entrapment and suffocation
are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators
are still dangerous . ..
even if they will “just sit in the garage a
few days.”
If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, do it safely. Please read the enclosed
safety booklet from the Association
of
Home Appliance Manufacturers.
Help
prevent accidents.
l Never
allow children to operate, play with,
or crawl inside the refrigerator.
l Never
clean refrigerator
parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY
OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN
CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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It is your responsibility
to be sure your
refrigerator:
l is installed
and leveled on a floor that will
hold the weight, and in an area suitable for its
size and use.
l is connected
only to the proper kind of outlet,
with the correct electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements
and Grounding Instruction Sheet.)
l is used only to do what home refrigerators
are designed to do.
l is not near an oven, radiator or other heat
source.
l is properly
maintained.
l is out of the weather.
l is used in an area where the room temperature will not fall below 55°F (13°C).
l is not used by anyone
unable to operate it
properly.
l is not loaded with food before it has time to
get properly cold.
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BeforeUsingYourRefrigerator
Clean
it
Clean your refrigerator before using it. See
cleaning instructions on page 12.
Plug it in
Recommended
Grounding Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere
fused and properly grounded electrical supply is
required. It is recommended that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with
a switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension
cord.
See Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instructions Sheet in your Literature Package.
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
Flefrigerato
power cord
3-proAg
grounding
plug
Install
properly
1. Allow l/2 inch (1.25 cm) space on each side
and at the top of the refrigerator or ease of
installation.
2. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space on the hinge
side closest to the wall so the door can be
opened wider.
3. The refrigerator back can be flush against the
wall.
4. If your refrigerator has an ice maker, make
sure ice maker water supply has been
connected. Refer to Installation Instructions.
Level
Right to raise;
left to lower
Use screwdriver
Leveling
screw
refrigerator-freezer
1. Remove the base grille. (See page 9.)
2.
3.
4.
5.
To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.
To lower front, turn screw in direction shown.
Check with level.
Replace base grille. (See page 9.)
UsingYourRefrigerator
Setting the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. To adiust a control, turn knob. When
the refrigerator is plugged in for the first time:
1. Set the refrigerator Control to 3.
2. Set the Freezer Control to B.
Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. (This may take
several hours.)
These settings should be right for normal
household refrigerator usage.
The controls will be set about right when milk
or juice is as cold as you like and when ice
cream is firm.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range from
1 to 5. Freezer Control adjustments range from
AtoC.
Changing the control settings
If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart
below as a guide. If you have questions, call our
Consumer Assistance Center number. (See
page 16.)
l Adjust the Refrigerator
Control first.
l Wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments.
l Then adjust the Freezer
Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SElTINGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
B
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST
ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle of-ten enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
C
If BOTH
SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
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B
4
A
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Using Your Refrigerator
Contmued
Exterior
moisture
control
The Exterior Moisture Control on the Control
Console operates electric heaters around the
door openings. These heaters help keep
moisture from forming on the outside of the
refrigerator.
1. Use the OFF setting when humidity is low.
2. Use the ON setting if moisture forms on the
outside of the refrigerator.
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Adjusting the refrigerator
Shelves can be adjusted to
use your refrigerator. Glass
enough to hold bottles, milk
items.
shelves
match the way you
shelves are strong
and other heavy food
To remove the glass shelves:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Slide shelf out with an even, constant pull to
the stop.
3. Lift front and slide out the rest of the way.
Be careful when
handling glass items.
To move shelf guides to new position:
1. Lift front of guide. Pull guide forward off rear
support. Repeat for other guide.
2. To replace guide, push guide onto rear
support. Push front of guide down onto
support.
To replace the glass shelves:
1. Guide rear of shelf info shelf guide.
2. Slide shelf into place.
Adjusting
the door bins
To remove the door bins:
1. Lift bin up.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace the door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
2. Push bin down until it stops.
NOTE: Large bins are designed to fit in the top
portion of refrigerator door only.
Adjusting the door bin glides
The door bin glides can be used to secure odd
shaped items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin.
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Pull out to the stop,
lift the front
and pull again.
Removing
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
To
the crisper
and crisper
cover
remove the crispers:
Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.
Lift the front.
Slide out the rest of the way.
Replace in reverse order.
remove the cover:
1. Remove full-width crisper.
2. Lift front of cover off supports.
3. Lift cover out by pulling up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls
of refrigerator.
2. Lower into place.
3. Replace full-width crisper.
NOTE: Glass cover will fit above full-width crisper
only. Crisper(s) must be removed before removing cover.
Lift the cover
fror it, then
the back.
Adjusting the crisper humidity control
You can control the amount of humidify in the
moisture-sealed crispers.
The control can be adjusted to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper for
best storage of fruits and vegetables with
skins.
HIGH (closed) keeps moist air in the crisper
for best storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front and
pull again.
Removing
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
To
1.
2.
3.
the meat drawer and cover
remove the meat drawer:
Slide the meat drawer out to the stop.
Lift the front.
Slide out the rest of the way.
Replace in reverse order.
remove the cover:
Remove meat drawer and crispers.
Lift front of cover off supports.
Lift cover out by pulling up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls
of refrigerator.
2. Lower into place.
3. Replace meat drawer and crispers.
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Using Your Refrigerator
Contmued
Use control to
adjust meat drawer
temperature.
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.
Slide the control to let more cold air through.
Removing
the snack
bin
To remove the snack bin:
1. Slide snack bin straight out to the stop with an
even, constant motion.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide bin out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front and pull
again.
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Removing
the freezer
shelves
The freezer shelves can be removed for easier
cleaning.
To remove the shelves:
1. Lift right side of shelf off supports.
2. Slide shelf out of shelf support holes.
3. Replace in reverse order.
Removing
the freezer
bin
For proper air movement, keep the freezer bin in
place when the refrigerator is operating.
To remove the bin:
1. Slide bin out to the stop.
2. Lift the front to clear the stop.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
To replace
the bin:
1. Place bin on the slides.
2. Make sure the stops clear the front of the
slides.
3. Slide bin in.
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Changing
the light bulbs
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator
or disconnect the electricity leading to the refrigerator
at the main
power supply. Failure to do so could result
in electrical shock or personal injury.
Refrigerator light
To change the refrigerator
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Console to find
bulb.
3. Remove bulb.
4. Replace with a 40.watt tubular appliance bulb.
5. Reconnect power supply.
To change the crisper light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Pull top of light shield forward until it snaps
free.
3. Lower light shield to clear bottom supports.
4. Pull light shield straight out to remove.
5. Replace with a 40.watt appliance bulb.
6. Replace light shield in reverse order.
7. Reconnect power supply.
To change the freezer light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Push in sides of light shield until it snaps free.
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the light shield.
5. Reconnect power supply.
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your
refrigerator. Be sure to replace bulb with one of
the same size and shape.
Removing
the base grille
To
1.
2.
3.
Condenser coils
remove the grille:
Open the doors.
Pull grille out.
Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened behind
grille.
To replace grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the doors.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 12.
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Using Your Refrigerator
Contmued
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Ice cube
trays
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The
moving cold atr starts a slow evaporation. The
longer cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
Raise
signal
arm to
stop ice.
Lower
signal
arm to
start it.
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Optional automatic ice maker
If you have the automatic ice maker accessory
(Part No. ECKMF-90), or if you plan to add one
later, there are a few things you will want to
know:
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The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
Down
for making ice automatically.
Up
to shut off the ice maker.
NOTE: Do not turn ice maker on until it is
connected to the water supply. Instructions
for ice maker water su~plv hook-up are
attached to the back of the refriaerator
cabinet.
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changes the size of the cubes.
l Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes
separated, and to obtain increased storage
capacity.
9 It is normal for ice crescents to be attached by
a corner. They will break apart easily.
. You will hear water running when ice maker is
working. You’ll hear ice fall into the bin. Don’t
let these sounds bother you.
. The ice maker will not operate until the freezer
is cold enough to make ice. This can take
overnight.
l Because
of new plumbing connections, the first
ice may be discolored or off-flavored. Discard
the first few batches of ice.
l If ice is not being made fast enough and more
ice is needed, turn the Refrigerator Control
toward a higher number. Wait a day and, if
necessary, turn the Freezer Control toward C.
l If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm
to shut off the ice maker. When you return the
bin, push it all the way in and lower the arm to
the ON position.
l If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off flavor
like stale water. Throw them
away. Ice maker will make new ice. Cubes in
the ice bin can also become smaller by
evaporation.
l Good water quality
is important for good ice
quality. It is not recommended that the ice
maker be connected to a softened water
supply. Water softener chemicals such as salt
from a malfunctioning softener can damage the
ice maker mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a
softened water supply cannot be avoided, then
it is important that the water softener be well
maintained and operating properly.
Sounds you may hear
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your
old one didn’t. Because the sounds are new to
you, you might be concerned about them. Don’t
be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces like the floor, walls and cabinets can
make the sounds seem louder.
The following describes the kinds of sounds
that might be new to you, and what may be
making them.
Slight hum, soft hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and
moving air.
Clicking or snapping sounds:
The thermostat makes a definite click when the
refrigerator stops running. It also makes a sound
when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts.
Water sounds:
When the refrigerator stops running, you may
hear gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after
it stops. You may also hear defrost water running
into the defrost water pan.
Ice maker sounds:
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trickling water
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thud (clatter of ice)
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, you may
hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling
water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
Running sounds:
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor and motor. It will run longer than older
designs. It may even seem to run most of the
time.
Energy saving tips
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
Clean the condenser coils regularly.
Open the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything out at one time. Keep food
organized so you won’t have to search for what
you want. Close door as soon as food is
removed.
Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
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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.
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Keep the Exterior Moisture Control in the OFF
position unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
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Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
CleaningYourRefrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Spills should be wiped up right away.
PART
WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
(shelves, crispers,
meat drawer, etc.)
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Sponge or cloth
. Mild detergent
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Warm water
Outside
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Inside walls
(Freezer should be
allowed to warm up so
cloth won’t stick)
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Door liners and
gaskets
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To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts and clean the refrigerator according to the
following directions.
HOW TO CLEAN
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Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
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Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice
a year. Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth.
Waxing painted metal surfaces provides rust protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
Sponge, cloth
or paper towel
Mild detergent
Warm water
Appliance wax (or
good auto paste wax)
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Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel
Baking soda or mild
detergent
Warm water
. Wash with mixture of warm water and
-mild detergent, or
-baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to
1 quart [.95 L] of water)
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Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel
Mild detergent
Warm water
Wash.
. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents,
bleaches or cleaners
containing
petroleum on plastic parts.
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Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
Defrost pan
. Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
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Mild detergent
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Warm water
Wash
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable
fluids. These can scratch or damage
material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.
Sponge or cloth
Mild detergent
Warm water
Remove base grille. (See page 9.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape, if any).
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Wash defrost pan.
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Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it in all the way.
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Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
. Replace base grille.
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Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration
system tubes are located
near the defrost pan and can become hot.
Remove and install defrost pan carefully.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
Condenser
coils
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Floor under refrigerator
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Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
. Remove base grille.
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Vacuum coils (at least every other month).
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Replace base grille.
Floor cleaners
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Wash removable parts by hand.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
FoodStorageGuide
There is a correct way to package and store
refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended steps.
Butter or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
Storing fresh food
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready
to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic
wrap or aluminum foil.
Food placed in the refrigerator should be
wrapped or stored in air and moisture proof
material. This prevents food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator. For dated
products, check code date to ensure freshness.
Leafy vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off
bruised and discolored areas. Wash in cold water
and drain. Place in plastic bag or plastic container and store in crisper.
Vegetables with skins (carrots, peppers)
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Fruit
Wash, let drv and store in refriaerator in olastlc
bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until
they are ready to use. Sot-t and keep berries in
their store container in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
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Most -neat can be stored in original wrapping as
long as it is air and moisture proof. Rewrap if
necessary. See the following chat-t for storage
times
Storage
chart for fresh and cured meat*
APPROXIMATE
TIME
TYPE
(DAYS)
Chicken
.._.... 1 to 2
Ground beef
1 to 2
Steaks and roasts .. .. ... .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . 3 to 5
Cured meats
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7 to 10
Bacon .. ... .. .. ... .. ... .. .. .. .. .. . .. . . .. .. . 5 to 7
Cold cuts
3 to 5
Variety meats . .. .. .. ... .. .. .. . . . .. .. .. . 1 to 2
‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE:: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used
the same day as purchased.
Eggs
Store without washing in the original carton on
interior shelf.
Milk
Wipe
For best storage, place milk
. . milk
. cartons.
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on Interior snelT.
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Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum
foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can also be
used.
Storing frozen food
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercially frozen food and for freezing food at
home. For further information about preparing
food for freezing, contact your local Cooperative
Extension Service or check a freezer guide or
cookbook.
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in the
packaging. The way you close and seal the
package must not allow air or moisture in or out.
Packaging done in any other way could cause
food odor-and taste transfer throughout the
refriaerator and drvina of frozen food.
Rbid polyethyle~e~plastic)
containers with
tight fitting lids, straight-sided canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper and nonpermeable plastic wraps (made
from a Saran film) are recommended. Follow
package or container instructions for proper
freezing methods.
Do not use:
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Bread wrappers
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Non-polyethylene
plastic contamers
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Containers without tight lids
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Waxed paper
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Waxed-coated freezer wrap
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Thin, semi-permeable wrap
The use of these wrappings could cause food
odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
Freezing
Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze any
large quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food
into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours.
(No more than 2 to 3 pounds of food per cubic
foot of freezer space.) Leave enough space for
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leave enough room at the front so the door cai
close tightly.
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Food Storage
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Guide
Freezer food storage chart
Storage times will vary according to the quality of
the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (air
and moisture proof), and the storage temperature
which should be 0°F (-17.8%).
STORAGE TIME
FOOD
Fruits
Fruit juice concentrate ...................... 12
Commercially frozen fruit.. ................ 12
Citrus fruit and juices .................. .4 to 6
Others.. ..................................... .8 to 12
months
months
months
months
Vegetables
Commercially 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 .......................................
6 to 12 months
Lamb and veal ......................... 6 to 9 months
Pork ........................................
.4 to 8 months
Sausage, fresh ............................ 1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef .......................................
8 to 12 months
Lamb, veal, pork ..................... .3 to 4 months
Fish
Cod, flounder, haddock, sole .............. 6
Blue fish, salmon ........................ .2 to 3
Mackerel, perch ........................... 2 to 3
Breaded fish (purchased) .................. .3
Clams, oysters, cooked fish,
crab, scallops .......................... .3 to 4
41askan king crab ............................. 10
Shrimp, uncooked ............................ 12
months
months
months
months
months
months
months
Poultry
(Chicken or turkey,
whole or parts ............................... 12 months
Duck ...................................................
6 months
Giblets .........................................
2 to 3 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy ...................... 6 months
Slices (no gravy) .................................. 1 month
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FOOD
STORAGE
TIME
Main dishes
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole ................... .2 to 3 months
TV dinners ................................... 3 to 6 months
Dairy products
Butter.. .........................................
6 to 9 months
Margarine .........................................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
Farmer’s,. .......................................
.3 months
Creamed cottage .............. DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, Brick, etc. .................. 6 to 8 weeks
(Freezing can change texture of cheese).
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbert .............. 2 months
Eggs
Whole (mixed) .................................. 12
Whites ..............................................
12
Yolks .................................................
12
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed
months
months
months
eggs)
Bakedgoods
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 pies.. ................................. 1 to 2 months
Pie dough only.. .......................... .4 to 6 months
Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
CaringForYourRefrigerator
Vacation and moving care
Power interruptions
Short IJacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables; freeze other items. If your refrigerator is
equipped with an automatic ice maker:
1. Turn off your ice maker by raising the signal
arm.
2. ShLt off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If electricity goes off, call the power company.
Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help foods
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 cubic foot of freezer space. This will
keep food frozen for 2 to 4 days. Wear
gloves to protect your hands from dry ice
burns.
(c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is available, use or can perishable food at once.
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a partly
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay cold
longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If
food contains ice crystals, it may be safely
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may
be affected. If the condition of the food is poor
or if you feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Questions ?
Call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number. (See page 16.)
Long vacations
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. If your refrigerator is equipped with an
automatic ice maker, turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least one day ahead. When the
last load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it
rinse
well and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the
tops oi both doors
keeping them open far
enough for air to get in. This will keep odor and
mold from building up.
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not allow children to climb on, play
near or climb inside the refrigerator when
the doors are blocked open. They may
become injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator,
tor” on page 5.
see “Using Your Refrigera-
Moving
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic
ice maker, turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time. Disconnect the water line. After the last load of ice
drops, lift the signal arm to turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen food in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all parts
well and tape them together so they don’t shift
and rattle. Screw in the leveling rollers; tape the
doors shut; and tape the electric cord to the
cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything back and refer to page 4. Don’t forget to
reconnect the water supply line to the ice maker.
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggest you follow these
steps:
1. Before calling for assistance
.. .
Performance problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If your refrigerator will not operate:
* Is the power supply cord plugged into a live
circuit with proper voltage? (See page 4.)
* Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the Refrigerator
Control ON?
If there is a rattling or jingling noise or
unfamiliar sounds:
l Is something
on top of or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator is running?
l New features
on your new refrigerator make
new sounds. You may be hearing air flowing
from the fans, timer clicks for the defrost cycle,
or defrost water draining in the defrost pan.
Ii your ice maker will not operate:
. Has the freezer had enough time to get cold?
With a new refrigerator, this might take
overnight.
l Is the signal arm ON . . in the down position?
. Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to
the ice maker?
If there is water in the defrost pan:
This 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.
l
If the lights do not work:
Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the power supply cord plugged
in to a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
l
l
If a bulb is burned out:
See instructions for changing light bulbs on
page 9. Use appliance bulbs only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser free of dust and lint?
. 3n hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
l
If the door has been opened a lot, or if a large
,amount of food has been put in, the motor will
I’un longer to cool down the interior.
l
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Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of the controls.
Your new refrigerator may be larger than your
old one so it has more space to be cooled. It also
has a regular freezer instead of a frozen food
compartment, All this means better refrigeration
and may require more running time than your old
one.
2. If you need assistance’...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in
the U.S.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if
service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
aide
Olw WhirlpoolSM service compaSERv,C. nies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to
3
fulfill the product warranty
and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in
the United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area, call our
Consumer Assistance Center telephone number
(see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR - REPAIRING & PARTS
APPLIANCES
- HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR - SERVICE & REPAIR
OR
WASHING MACHINES,
DRYERS
S IRONERS-SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE
SERVICE COMPANIES
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple
.999-9999
4. If ~01.1need 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
parts for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because
they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in
Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied with how the
problem was solved*...
l
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry.
l
Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer or Whirlpool have failed to
resolve your problem.
Major appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
l
When requesting assistance, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of purchase,
and a complete description of the problem. This
information is needed to better respond to your
request.
Notes
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Notes
WHIRLPOOL’
RefrigeratorWarranty
RF003
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FSP” replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts for electronic control system if defective
in materials or workmanship. (Electronic models only.)
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting tubing
Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during the 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 have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service and
Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
nunber, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
8 Registered
Part No. 2157014
0 1991 Whirlpool Corporation
Trademark
/ SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.