Whirlpool ED22ZR Specifications

Freezer
Refrigerator
Exterior
moisture
Model and
serial number
Removable
Door shelves
Leveling
rollers
(not shown)
Base grille
NO-FROST
REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
ED22ZR
Contents
Page
Important Safety Instructions.. ......................... 3
Before Using Your Refrigerator.. ..................... .4
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Using Your Refrigerator
.5
Setting the controls ........................................
Changing the control settings.. ....................... .5
Exterior moisture control ................................. 6
Adjusting the refrigerator shelves.. ................. .6
Removing the freezer shelves ......................... 6
Removing the freezer door shelves ............... .6
Removing the crisper and crisper cover ......... .7
Removing the meat drawer and cover ........... .7
Adjusting the meat drawer temperature ......... .8
Adjusting the shelf glide ................................. .8
Removing the freezer bin ............................... .8
Changing the light bulbs.. ............................... .8
Removing the base grille ................................ .9
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Ice dispenser ................................................
Automatic ice maker.. ................................... .I 1
Removing ice maker storage bin.. ................ .l 1
Common ice maker/dispenser problems.. ... ..13
Sounds you may hear ................................... 13
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Energy saving tips ........................................
Cleaning Your Refrigerator.. ........................... 14
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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.. ....................... .17
Vacation and moving care ............................ .I7
Power interruptions ...................................... ,I7
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If You Need Service Or Assistance
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Whirlpool Refrigerator Warranty
0 1990 Whirlpool Corporation
Remove the consumer Buy Guide Label, tape
and any inside labels before using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
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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
above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners.
These can damage the material. See “Important
Safety Instructions” on page 3.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction
labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tech 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 plate (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
Date
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.
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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.
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allow children to operate, play with,
or crawl inside the refrigerator.
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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 14.
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.
Plug
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
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Refrigerato
power cord
3-prol.lg
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grounamg
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 so the door can be opened wider.
3. The refrigerator back can be flush against the
wall.
4. Make sure ice maker water supply has been
connected. Refer to instructions on back of
refrigerator cabinet.
Right to raise;
left to lower
Use screwdriver
Leveling
screw
Level refrigerator-freezer
1. Remove the base grille. (See page 9.)
2. To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.
3. To lower front, turn screw in direction shown.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 9.)
UsingYourRefrigerator
Setting the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refriaerator. To adiust a control. turn knob. When
the pefrigerator is ilugged 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 your
COOL-LINE@ service assistance number. (See
page 18.)
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Control first.
l Wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments.
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Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door open often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
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
3
C
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 often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
E
If BOTH
SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
B
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Using Your Refrigerator
Conttnued
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.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you
use your refrigerator.
To remove wire shelves:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Tilt up at front.
3. Lift up at back.
4. Pull shelf straight out.
To replace wire 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.
Removing the freezer shelves
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 door shelves
Shelves can be removed for easier cleaning
To remove door shelves:
1. Grasp shelf at both ends.
2. Lift up and pull out.
To replace door shelves:
1. Insert hooks into guides on both sides.
2. Push down to lock in place.
Removina
Pull aBut to the stop,
lift the front
and pull again.
the crisDer
and crisner
cover
To remove the crisper:
1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
Remove the
glass insert,
lift the frame front,
then the back.
1. Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide
out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Lift out cover frame by pulling up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
To replace cover:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall supports
in front section of cabinet.
2. Fit back of corners into notch supports on
walls of refrigerator, then lower into place.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then
lower front.
Removing
Pull out to the stop, lift the
front and pull again.
the meat drawer
and cover
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
To
1.
remove the meat drawer:
Slide the meat drawer out to the stop.
Lift the front.
Slide the rest of the way out.
Replace in reverse order.
remove the cover:
Remove crisper, crisper cover and meat
drawer.
2. Tilt front of cover up, lift up at back and pull
straight out.
3. Replace in reverse order.
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Using Your Refrigerator
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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 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.
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 iniurv.
To change the refrigerator
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Console to find
bulb.
appliance
bulb.
To change crisper light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Pull top of light shield forward until it snaps
free.
3. Lower light shield to clear bottom supports.
4. Pull light shield straight out to remove.
5. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
6. Replace light shield in reverse order.
7. Reconnect power supply.
To change light below ice bin:
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
To
1.
2.
3.
Condenser coils
the base grille
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 14.
Using Your Refrigerator
Contmued
Ice dispenser
Personal Injury Hazard
Tumbling ice and pressure on a fragile
glass can break it. Do not use a fragile
glass when dispensing
ice or water. Doing
so could result in personal injury or
breakage.
To dispense
ice:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser
bar. Hold glass close to dispenser opening so
ice does not fall outside of glass.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: The first few batches of ice may have an
off taste from new plumbing and parts. Throw the
ice away.
Ice is dispensed from the ice maker storage bin in
the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed, a
trap door opens in a chute between the dispenser
and the ice bin. Ice is moved from the bin and falls
through the chute. When the dispenser bar is
released, a buzzing sound may be heard for a few
seconds as the trapdoor closes.
The dispensing system will not operate when
the freezer door is open.
NOTE: Large amounts of ice should be taken
from the bin, not through the dispenser.
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ice maker
Here are a few things you will want to know
about your automatic ice maker:
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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 supply hook-up are attached
to the back of the refrigerator cabinet.
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It is normal for ice crescents to be attached by
a corner. They will break apart easily.
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The ice maker will not operate until the freezer
is cold enough to make ice. This can take
overnight.
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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.
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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.
Automatic
Raise
signal
arm to
stop ice.
Lower
signal
arm to
start it.
Removing
ice maker
storage
bin
Remove, empty and clean the storage bin:
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If the ice dispenser has not, or will not, be used
for a week or more.
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If a power failure causes ice in the bin to melt
and freeze together.
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If the ice dispenser is not used regularly.
1. Pull the covering panel out from the bottom
and slide it to the rear.
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Using Your Refrigerator
Contmued
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF
position. Ice can still be dispensed, but no
more will be made.
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 in warm water.
Rinse well. Do not use harsh or abrasive
cleanser 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.
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Common ice maker/dispenser
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Dispenser
won’t work.
problems
Freezer door open.
Ice bin not properly installed.
Wrong ice in bin.
Dispenser not used for
extended periods, causing
ice cubes to melt together.
Dispenser
stops working.
Ice dispenser bar held in too
long.
Off-taste or
odor in ice.
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.
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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water
. thud (clatter of ice)
Because 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.
SOLUTION
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Close the freezer door.
Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
Use only ice crescents from ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes
separated, and to obtain increased storage
capacity.
Dump old ice and make new supply.
Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor to
reset.
. Large amounts of ice should be taken from the
bin, not through the dispenser.
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Dump old ice and make new supply; store
excess ice in covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur) may
require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly. See page 15.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning chart
on page 14.
Follow Installation Instructions for proper ice
maker water supply hook-up. (See back of
refrigerator cabinet.)
The first few loads of ice from a new ice maker
may have an off-taste. Dump ice and make
new supply.
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.
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 Exterior Moisture Control in the OFF
position unless moisture forms on 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.
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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, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.)
Sponge or cloth
9 Mild detergent
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Warm water
Outside
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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.
. 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
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Mild detergent
9 Warm water
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Appliance wax (or
good auto paste wax)
Inside walls
(Freezer should be
allowed to warm up so
cloth won’t stick)
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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
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Warm water
Wash.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents,
bleaches or cleaners
containing
petroleum on plastic parts.
Soft, clean sponge
or soft clean cloth
Mild detergent
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.
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Door liners and
gaskets
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Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
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Defrost pan
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Sponge or cloth
Mild detergent
Warm water
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Refrigeration
Condenser
system
coils
Floor under refrigerator
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Wash removable parts by hand.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Remove base grille. (See page 9.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape, if any).
Wash defrost pan.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
tubes are located
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Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
Floor cleaners
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Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils (at least every other month).
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows,
. Clean floor.
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Roll refrigerator back into place.
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Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
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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.
Butler 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 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.
Meat
Most meat can be stored in original wrapping as
long as it is air and moisture proof. Rewrap if
necessary. See the following chart for storage
times.
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 ... .. .. .. ... .. ... .. .. .. ... .. .. ... .. . 7 to IO
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 milk cartons. For best storage, place milk
on interior shelf.
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
refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene (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
. Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
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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
air to circulate around packages. Be careful to
leave enough room at the front so the door can
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%).
FOOD
STORAGE TIME
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
Alaskan king crab ............................. 10
Shrimp, uncooked ............................ 12
months
months
months
months
months
months
months
Poultry
Chicken or turkey,
whole or parts ................................... 12 months
6 months
Duck ...................................................
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 vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables: freeze other items.
1. Turn off your ice maker.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Make sure all ice crescents are dispensed out
of the mechanism.
If electricity goes off, call the power company.
Ask how long power will be off.
If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help foods
stay frozen.
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.
(d) Ice bin may need to be emptied if ice has
thawed into a solid mass.
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.
Long vacations
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead. When the last load
of ice drops, turn off the ice maker. Make sure all
ice crescents are dispensed out of the
mechanism.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it.. .rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops
of 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
Shut of the ice maker water supply a day ahead
of time. Disconnect the water line. After the last
supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm to turn off
the ice maker. Make sure all ice crescents are
dispensed out of the mechanism.
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.
Questions ?
Call your COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number. (See page 18.)
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
l Is the
circuit
l Have
circuit
9 Is the
refrigerator will not operate:
power supply cord plugged into a live
with proper voltage? (See page 4.)
you checked your home’s main fuses or
breaker box?
Refrigerator Control ON?
If there is a rattling or jingling noise or
unfamiliar sounds:
. 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.
If your ice maker will not operate:
l Has the freezer had enough time to get cold?
With a new refrigerator, this might take
overnight.
. If the signal arm ON...in the down position?
l Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to
the ice maker?
If there is water in the defrost pan:
l 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.
If the lights do not work:
l 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.)
If a bulb is burned out:
l See instructions
for changing light bulbs on
pages 8 and 9. Use appliance bulbs only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
l Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
l On 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
run longer to cool down the interior.
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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 COOL-LINE@ service assistance
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
Whirlpoo,lSM service companies. Whrrlpool servrce
technicians are trained to
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
COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages under:
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR - REPAIRING 8 PARTS
APPLIANCES
- HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR-SERVICE
& REPAIR
OR
WASHING MACHINES,
DRYERS
8 IRONERS-SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE
SERVICE COMPANIES
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple..
.999-9999
4. 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
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 located FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@ service assistance 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.
. 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
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MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
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When requesting assistance, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of pur
chase, and a complete description of the
problem. This information is needed to better
respond to your request.
WHIRLPOOL@
RefrigeratorWarranty
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LENGTHOFWARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
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 PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. 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 COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone
number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
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Part No. 2148687
0 1990 Whirlpool Corporation
/ SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.