Whirlpool ED25DQ Specifications

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A Note To You
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Parts And Features
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Before Using Your
Reftigerator
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NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZERS
MODELS
ED27DQ
ED25DQ
ED22DQ
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, war/&c/ass home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone
into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have
developed this Use and Care Guide. lt is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain
your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefuliy. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and
follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock.
This symbol will help you avoid actions which
could cause product damage (scratches, dents,
etc.) and damage to your personal property.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
1-800-253-l
301,
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If
You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 22. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer
Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and
serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label (see diagram on
page 4). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers,
the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book
and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
Date
Important
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your
refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:
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Read all instructions before using the
refrigerator.
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.”
lf 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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Never allow children to operate, play with, or
crawl inside the refrigerator.
Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable
fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
. FOR YOUR SAFETY.
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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us help
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Please:
l Install and level the refrigerator
on a floor that
will hold the weight and in an area suitable for
its size and use.
l Do not install the refrigerator
near an oven,
radiator or other heat source.
l Do not use the refrigerator
in an area where the
room temperature will fall below 55°F (13°C).
l Keep the refrigerator
out of the weather.
l Connect the refrigerator
onty to the proper kind
of outlet, with the correct electrical supply and
grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet.)
l Do not load the refrigerator
with food before it
has time to get properly cold.
l Use the refrigerator
only for the uses described
in this manual.
l Properly
maintain the refrigerator.
l Be sure the refrigerator
is not used by anyone
unable to operate it properly.
Also, remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number label) before using
the refrigerator.
To remove any remalnlng glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners.
These can damage the material. See “Important Safety Instructions” above.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction
labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the
front.
Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance.
all parts and features are located and what they look like.
Use them to become familiar with where
Liaht -
tight
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maker with
cubed and
crushed ice
Conboilpsnei
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Utility
-compartment
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ice bin ~!lII
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Utility
bin
Light
-Wine
Removable
freezer shaives
(number varies
with model)
Door bin giidee
(number varies
with modsi)
1
Egg bin
Snack bin
Slide-out
freezer baskets
(number varise
with model)
rack
II III II
IIIII
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Adjustabie
slide-out
spiiiguard
shelves
Meat drawer
Mwt dreww
;gyyb
Crisper with
vmidity
control
II
(on side wail)
Leveling rollers
(behind base grille)
Control
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Base grille
panel
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Freezer control
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Refrigerator
control
Model ED27W
shown
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
In This
Section
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Paw
Pa*
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Plug it in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..~.................... 5
indali
it property
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Level it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section will tell you how to clean it, connect it to
a power source, install it and level it.
Clean
it
Clean your refrigerator before using it, if necessary. See cleaning instructions on oaae 18.
Plug it in
Recommended
Grounding
Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere
l-prong grounding
type wail receptacle,
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.
grounding
Install
it properly
1. Allow 55 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 on the hinge
side closest to the wall so the door can be
opened wider.
For ED27W
only: A minimum of 1% inch
(2.9 cm) between the refrigerator door and
wall is required, or a minimum of 1% inch
(39 cm) between the freezer door and wall is
required.
3. The refrigerator can be flush against the wall.
4. Make sure ice maker water supply has been
connected. Refer to Installation Instructions.
plug
Level it
Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling screws-one
on the right and one on the left. To adjust one or
both of these. follow the directions below.
1. Remove base grille. (See page 16.)
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 16.)
Right to raise;
left to lower
Use a screwdriver
Using Your Refrigerator
In This
Setting
Section
the controls
Paw
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Changing
the contrd
settings
Adjusting
the refrigerator
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sheives
Removing
the freezer
baskets
8
Removing
the frscwr
shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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Adjusting
the door bins .....................................
9
Adjusting
the door bin glides ...........................
.9
Removing
the crisper
and crisper
Adjusting
the crisper
humidity
cover.. ....... .9
control
Paw
7
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dispensing
Using the automattc
ice maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Removing
Sotving
......... .I0
Removing
the ice maker storage
common
systsm
. . . . . 12
TRIRSTCRUSHER~
bin . . . .. . . . . . . 14
Ice maker problems
the door trim (dispsnser
. . . . . . . . . 15
area) . . . 15
Removing
the meat draww
and cover..
..........10
Removing
the base grille
Adjusting
the meat drawer
temperature..
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Changing
the light bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Removing
the snack bin ..................................
11
Understanding
the sounds
Adjusting
the wine rack ...................................
11
Saving energy
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In order to obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator,
properly. This section will tell you how to do just that.
Setting
the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for
the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 3.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range from
1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest).
2. Set the Freezer Control to 8.
Freezer Control adjustments range from
A (warmest) to C (coldest).
3. Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. This may take
several hours.
The settings indicated above should be
correct for normal, household refrigerator
usage. The controls will be set correctly when
milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice
cream is firm. If you need to adjust these
settings, see ‘Changing the control settings” on
page 3.
NOTE: The Automatic Exterior Moisture control
continuously guards against moisture build-up on
the outside of your refrigerator cabinet. This
control does not have to be set or adjusted.
you may hear . . . 17
it is important that you operate it
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 23.)
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SElTlNGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
ii
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 often 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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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.
To
1.
2.
3.
remove glass shelves:
Remove items from shelf.
Slide shelf out with an even, constant pull.
Lift front and slide the rest of the way out.
To move shelf guides to a 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 glass shelves:
1. Guide rear of shelf into shelf guide.
2. Slide shelf into place.
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Be careful when
handling giaso items.
Adjusting
the door bins
,. Support button
To remove door bins:
1. Lift bin up.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
2. Push bin down until it stops.
Adjusting
the door bin glides-.
The door bin glides can be used to secure oddshaped items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin.
Removing
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
the crisper
and crisper
remove the crisper:
Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.
Lift the front slightly.
Slide out the rest of the way.
Replace in reverse order.
cover
out to the stop,
lift the front
and pull again.
To remove the cover:
1. Hold cover firmly with both hands and lift front
of cover off supports.
2. 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 front into place.
Lift the cover
front, than the
back.
Adjusting
the crisper
humidity
control
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crisper.
l The control can be adjusted to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
l LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper for
best storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.
l HIGH (closed)
keeps moist air in the crisper for
best storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
Removing
To remove
the meat drawer
the meat drawer:
1. Slide the meat drawer straight out to the stop.
and cover
Pull out to the stop, lift the
front and pull agaln.
2. Lift the front slightly.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove
the cover:
1. Remove meat drawer and 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 front into place.
3. Replace meat drawer and crisper.
Adjusting
the meat drawer
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 for better storage
of meats.
Slide the control to let more or less cold air
through.
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temperature
Use control to
adjust meat drswer
temperature.
Removing
the snack
bin
To remove the snack bin:
1. Slide snack bin straight out to the stop with an
even, constant motion.
2. Lii the front.
3. Slide bin out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
Pull out to the
Adjusting
To
1.
2.
3.
remove
Lift front
Pull rack
Replace
the wine
rack
the wine rack:
of wine rack.
off rear support.
in reverse order.
Removing
the freezer
baskets
To remove a basket:
1. Slide basket out to the stop.
2. Lift the front to clear the stop.
3. Slide basket out the rest of the way.
Pull out to the stop, lift
the front and pull again.
To replace a basket:
1. Place basket on the slides.
2. Make sure the wire stops clear the front of the
slides.
3. Slide basket in all the way.
Removing
To
1.
2.
3.
the freezer
shelf
remove the shelf:
Lift right side of shelf off supports.
Slide shelf out of shelf support holes.
Replace in reverse order.
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THIRSTCRUSHERTM
dispensing
system
Personal Injury Hazard
Tumbling ice and pressure on a fragile
glass can break lt. Do not use a fragile
glass when dispensing ice or water.
Doing so could result in personal injury or
breakage.
The ice dispenser
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
dispenser bar is released, a buzzing sound may
be heard for a few seconds as the trapdoor
closes. The dispenser system will not operate
when the freezer door is open.
For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before
being dispensed. This may cause a slight delay
when dispensing crushed ice. Noise from the ice
crusher is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in
size.
When changing from CRUSHED to CUBE, a
few ounces of crushed ice will be dispensed
along with the first cubes.
To dispense ice:
1. For cubed ice, move Ice Selector Switch to
CUBE position.
For crushed Ice, move Ice Selector Switch to
CRUSHED position.
2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser bar. Hold glass close to dispenser
opening so ice does not fall outside of glass.
3. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: The first few batches of ice may have an
off-flavor from new plumbing and parts. Throw
the ice away. Also, large amounts of ice should
be taken from the ice bin, not through the
dispenser.
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CUBE
ICE
CRUSHED
The water
dispenser
Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat
drawer. It holds approximately 1% quarts (1.5 L).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press
the water dispenser bar with a glass or jar until
you have drawn and discarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9
to 2.8 L). The water you draw and discard will
rinse the tank and pipes.
Allow several hours to chill a new tankful.
NOTE: The small tray beneath the dispenser is
designed to evaporate small spills. There is no
drain in this tray. Do not pour water into it.
To dispense water:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the water
dispenser bar.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to
maintain a fresh supply.
The dispenser
light
WAlEF
To turn on night light, slide dispenser LIGHT
switch to the left. See page 17 for directions for
changing the dispenser light bulb.
Using
the automatic
ice maker
Here are a few things you will want to know about
your automatic ice maker:
l The ON/OFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
Down . . . to make ice automatically.
up . . . to shut off the ice maker.
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NOTE: o&turn
on m
connected to the water supplv.ms
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Ice maker water sugpiy hook up are attach ed to the back of the rwrator
cabia
l It is normal for ice crescents
to be attached by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
l The ice maker will not operate
until the freezer
is cold enough to make ice. This can take
overnight.
l If ice is not being made fast enough and more
ice is needed, turn the Refrigerator Control
toward a higher number. Watt a day and, it
necessary, turn the Freezer Control toward C.
l Good water quality
is important for good ice
quality. It is not recommended that the ice
maker be connected to a softened water suppfy.
Water softener chemicals, such as sait from a
maffunctioning softener, can damage the ice
maker mold and lead to poor ice quality. If a
softened water supply cannot be avoided, it is
important that the water softener be well
maintained and operating properly.
Raise
signal
arm to
stop ice
maker.
LOWW
signal
arm to
l tsrt ice4
maksr.
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Removing
the ice maker
Remove, empty and clean the storage bin if:
the ice dispenser has not, or will not, be used
for a week or more.
l a power failure causes
ice in the bin to melt and
freeze together.
l the ice dispenser
is not used regularly.
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To remove ice bin:
1. Pull the covering panel out from the bottom
and slide it to the rear.
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF (up)
position. Ice can still be dispensed, but no
more can be made.
3. Lift the front of the storage bin and pull it out.
4. Empty the ice 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 cleaners or solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is
pushed in all the way. Then push the signal
arm down to the ON position to restart ice
production.
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storage
bin
Solving
common
ice maker
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Ice dispenser
won’t work
9 Freezer door open
l Ice bin not properly
installed
l Wrong ice in bin
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Ice dispenser
stop8 worklng
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Dispenser not used for
extended periods, causing
ice cubes to melt together
Ice dispenser bar held in
too long
SOLUTIONS
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Off-taste
or
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odor in ice
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Foods not properly wrapped
Ice bin and freezer may
need cleaning
Plumbing to ice maker
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New ice maker
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Removing
(ED27DQ
Ice attracts airborne odors;
old ice
Water quality
the door trim
problems
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Close the freezer door.
Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
Use only crescents from ice maker. Shake
the bin occasionally to keep cubes separated
and to obtain increased storage capacity.
Dump old ice and make a 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.
Dump old ice and make a new supply. Store
excess ice in covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur) may
require a fitter to remove.
Wrap properly. See pages 20 and 21.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning chart
on page 18.
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 a
new supply.
(dispenser
area)
only)
To remove the trim:
1. Remove all items from the shelf.
2. Pull trim piece straight up at each end.
To replace the trim:
1. Locate each end of trim piece above the trim
pocket opening in refrigerator door liner.
2. Push the trim piece straight down until it stops.
3. Replace items on the shelf.
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Removing
the base g ril
To remove the grille:
1. Open both doors.
2. Pull base grille forward to release the support
tabs from the metal clips.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened behind
the grille.
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grills 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 19.
Changing
the light
bulbs
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity
leading to it at the main power supply.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
To change refrigerator
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Console to remove
bulb.
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
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 bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
6. Replace light shield in reverse order.
7. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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change light below ice bin:
Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
Push in sides of light shield until it snaps free.
Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
Replace light shield.
Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change light behlnd qukk freeze
compartment
(ED27W and DE25 W):
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Lii and secure quick freeze compartment
door.
3. Remove light shield by pulling top forward.
4. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
5. Replace light shield.
6. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
Understanding
hum,
soft
or snapping
fan motor and
you may hear
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
trickling water
thud (clatter of ice)
You may hear buzzing (from the water valve),
trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into
the bin.
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sounds
The thermostat makes a definite click when the
refrigerator stops running. lt also makes a sound
when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts.
Saving
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs will fit
your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a bulb with
one of the same size and shape.
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hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
moving air.
Clicking
change dispenser area light:
Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
Reach through dispenser area to remove bulb.
Replace with a heavy-duty 1 O-watt bulb, which
can be purchased from your Whirlpool dealer.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
the sounds
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
To
1.
2.
3.
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
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.
l Check door gaskets
for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean the condenser
coils regularly.
l Open the door as few times as possible.
Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything out at one time. Keep food
organized so you won’t have to search for what
you want. Close door as soon as food is
removed.
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Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator
and freezer to temperatures colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer
and drinks are as cold as your family likes
them, that’s cold enough.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
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Caring For Your Refrigerator
In This
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Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things
you can do to help extend its product life. This section will tell you how to clean your refrigerator and
what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a power outage.
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. Spills should be wiped up right away.
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.
PART
WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper, etc.)
Sponge or cloth with mild
detergent and warm water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper towel
with mild detergent, warm
water and an appliance wax
(or good auto paste wax)
Inside walls
(freezer should be
allowed to warm up
so cloth won’t stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or paper
towel with baking soda or
mild detergent and warm
water
Personal Injuty 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.
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Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
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Sponge, soft cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent
and warm water
Soft, clean sponge or soft,
clean cloth with mild
detergent and warm water
Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year. Apply wax with a clean,
soft cloth. Waxing painted metal
SUrfaCeS provide8 rUSt prOteCtiOn.
Do not wax plastic parts.
Wash with mixture of warm water and
- mild detergent, or
-baking soda (2 tablespoons 126 g]
to 1 quart [.95 L] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes,
concentrated
detergents,
bleaches
cleaners containing
petroleum on
plastic parts.
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Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or
flammable flukls. These can scratch
or damage material. See “Important
Safety Instructions”
on page 3.
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PART
WHAT TO USE
Defrost
Sponge or cloth with
mild detergent and
warm water
pan
HOW TO CLEAN
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Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
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Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Vacation
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Remove base
Vacuum coils
to be cleaned
Replace base
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.
see “Using Your Refrigera-
grille.
when dusty or dirty. Coils may need
as often as every other month.
grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as the water supply
line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
care
Short
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. Clean, rinse it well and
dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from
building up.
To restart refrigerator,
tof on page 7.
Remove base grille. (See page 16.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire brace
(remove tape: if any).
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Replace with notched corner to the rear. Push it in
all the way.
Make sure defrost pan drain tube is pointing into
pan.
Replace base grille.
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 by raising signal arm.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
Moving
Shut off 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.
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 legs: 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 5. Also, remember
to reconnect the water supply line.
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Power
interruptions
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.
OR
(c) ff 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
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Call our Consumer Assistance
number, 1-600-253-l 301.
Center telephone
Food Storage Guide
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Storing
There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated
take the time to study these recommended steps.
Storing
fresh
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.
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or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer,
food
Food placed inthe 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.
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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.
Eggs
Store without washing in the original carton on
interior shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk
on interior shelf.
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Butter
or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
TYPE
Chicken
APPROXIMATE
(DAYS)
1 to2
Ground beef
1 to2
Steaks and roasts
3to5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon
5to7
Leftovers
Cold cuts
3 to 5
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used.
Variety meats
1 to2
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready
to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic
wrap or aluminum foil.
If meat is to be stored longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
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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.
Storing
frozen
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used
the same day as purchased.
food
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercially frozen food and for freezing food at
home.
NOTE: For further information about preparing
food for freezing or about food storage times,
contact your local Cooperative Extension Service
or check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook.
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in the
packaging. The way you close and seal the
package must not allow air or moisture in or out.
Packaging done in any other way could cause
food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
Packaging recommended
for use:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
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Straight-sided canning/freezing jars
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Heavy-duty aluminum foil
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Plastic-coated paper
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Non-permeable plastic wraps (made from a
Saran film)
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
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TIME
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
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Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
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Containers without tight lids
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Waxed paper
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Waxedcoated
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.
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Freezing
Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze any
large quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food
into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours.
(No more than 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.
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°C]).
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If You Need Assistance
Service
Or
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines
possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you
what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help
or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond
properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Please
check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
Your refrigerator
will not operate
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker tripped.
The Refrigerator Control is not
set correctly.
SOLUTION
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See page 5.)
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Set Refrigerator Control to a numbered
setting. (See page 7.)
Unfamiliar
sounds or a
rattling/jingling
noise
There is something on top of or
behind the refrigerator.
The sounds are normal.
Remove item from on top of or behind
the refrigerator.
New features on your new refrigerator
make new sounds. (See “Understanding
the sounds you may hear” on page 17.)
There is water in
the defrost pan
This is normal in hot, muggy
weather. The pan may even be
half full.
Make sure the refrigerator
pan does not overflow.
The lights do not
work
A household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker tripped.
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
The bulb is burned out.
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See page 5.)
The ice maker
will not operate
The freezer has not had enough
time to get cold.
The signal arm is in the OFF
(up) position.
The water valve is turned off.
Water is not getting to the ice
maker.
Allow the freezer time to get cold-this
could take overnight.
Push signal arm down to the ON
position. (See page 13.)
Turn the water valve on.
Check the water line for clogs or leaks.
The motor
seems to run too
much
The condenser coils are dirty.
It is hot outside or in the room.
Clean the coils (See page 19.)
On hot days, or if the room is too warm,
the motor naturally runs longer.
Open the door as few times as possible.
The door has been opened
frequently.
A large amount of food has
been put in at one time.
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is level so the
Replace bulb. (See page 16.)
The motor will run longer in order to cool
down the interior when food is added.
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of controls, etc.
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.:
l-500-253-1 301
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
senrice company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need
service
4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
replace-
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 area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
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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 and Whirlpool have failed to
resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
WhirlpoolSM service compaE nies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the authorized Whirlpool sewice
company in your area, call our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
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WHIRLPOOL”
Refrigerator
Warranty
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LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPQ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Whirlpoolw senrice company.
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 Whirlpool= service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WlLL 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.
6. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup 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 food loss due to product failure.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, l-600-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
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