Whirlpool ETl8ZK Specifications

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NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ETl8ZK
Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your
retrlgerator, clean Y, move shelves and adjust
controls. lt even tells you what new sounds to
expect trom your retrlgerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
wlth care. Use it
only to do what home reirlgerators are designed
to do.
Parts and features
ICE CUBE
TRAYS ADJUSTABLE H
FREEZER SHELF
MEAT
MODEL AND 4
SERIAL NUMBER
PLATE
(not shown)
POWER SAVING
CONTROL
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DRAWER
UTILITY
COMPARTMENT
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BUITER
COMPARTMENT
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ADJUSTABLE
SHELVES
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UTILITY
BIN
CRISPER
COVER
LEVELING
ROLLERS
-CRISPERS
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Copy your Model and Serial Numbers -here...
When you need service or call with a question, have this information ready:
1. Complete Model and Serial Numbers (from
the label located as shown].
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information in these spaces. keep
this book and your sales slip together in a
handy place.
Thank you for purchasing a Whirlpool product. Please complete and mail the Owner
Registration card furnished with this product.
2
Model Number
Seria’ Number
Purchase
Date
Service Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
SAFETYFIRST ..........................
BEFOREYOU PLUG IT IN ................
Install Properly ......................
Level Refrigerator-Freezer ...........
Remove Sales Labels ................
Clean It .............................
Plug It In ............................
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR...........
Setting the Controls. .................
Changing the Control Settings .......
Power Saving Control ...............
Changing the Light Bulb .............
Moving the Meat Drawer and Cover
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves ...
Removing Crispers and Crisper
Cover .............................
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Reversing the Door Swing ...........
Removing and Adjusting
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the Freezer Shelf ..................
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Ice Cube Trays ......................
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Optional Automatic Ice Maker ......
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Sounds You May Hear ...............
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Energy Saving lips ..................
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CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR.......
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Cleaning Chart .....................
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................
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Storing Fresh Food ..................
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods . 11
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VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE. 15
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
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WARRANTY ............................
Before you plug it in
Important
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible for making sure that it...
l is installed
and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
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only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply and grounding.
(Refer to your “Electrical Requirements and
Grounding Instructions:‘)
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only for jobs expected
of home
refrigerators.
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is not near an oven, radiator or other heat
source.
is properly maintained.
is out of the weather.
is used in an area where the room temperature
will not fall below 55°F (13°C).
is not used by those who may not understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
Install properly...
Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape
and any lnslde labels before using the refrigerator. To remove any remalnlng glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
2. Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
in step I.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable or
toxic solvents, such as acetone, gasollne, carbon tetmchlorlde,
etc. These can damage the
materlal.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTIONS LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened under
the retrlgemtor at the front.
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Clean it...
1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cc
inets and the refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) between-the refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall.
3. Allow Y2inch (1.25 cm] on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
4. 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.
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Level refrigerator-freezer...
USE SCREWDRIVER
TO ADJUST
LEVELING
SCREW
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RAISE 1
LEFT TO LOWER
1. To raise front, turn each screw to the right.
2. To lower front, turn each screw to the left.
3. Check with level.
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Clean your refrigerator before using it.
See cleaning
instructions on page
- 8.
Plug it in...
3-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE?
REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
3-PR(
GROUNDIN
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
A 115Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly grounded
electrical
supply is
required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off wlth a switch or
pull chain. See individual electrical requirements
and grounding instruction sheet in your literature
package.
Using your refrigerator
REFRIGERATOR CONTROL
LIGHT SWITCH
POWER SAVING CONTROL
FREEZER CONTROL
Setting the controls...
Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for
the first time...
1. Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3.
2. CONTROLtoB.
Set the FREEZER
Changing the control settings...
If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
CONDITION:
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If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
.i .If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
QUESTIONS?
...call your
COOL-LINE@
service
assistance
telephone
number
[page 151.
Glve the refrigerator tlme to cool down completely before addlng food. (This may take several hours.)
These settings should be about 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.
Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
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RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
REASON:
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
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Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t
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Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
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Refrigerator
Freezer
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If Refrigerator
Section is
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Heavy ice usage
If ICE isn’t
MADE FASTENOUGH Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough]
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold
room temberatures
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Power Saving Control...
The Power Savlng 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.
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Use the “CONSUMES LESSENERGY”setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCESEXTERIORMOISTURE”setting if
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
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Changing the light bulb...
1. Reach behind the control console to find bulb.
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
Moving the meat drawer and cover...
PULL OUT TO THE STOP, LIFT THE
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FRONT AND PULL AGAIN.
GLASS IS HEAVY.
BE CAREFUL.
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough
to hold boffles, milk and other heavy food items.
To remove the meat drawer and cover:
1. Slide the meat drawer straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front of meat drawer.
3. Slide drawer the rest of the way out.
4. Tilt cover up at front.
5. Lift up at back.
6. Pull straight out.
To replace the meat drawer and cover:
1. Guide the rear hooks of cover into the slots in the
shelf supports.
2. Tilt up front of cover until rear hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of cover to level position.
3. Replace meat drawer in reverse order of
removal.
1. Tilt up at front.
2. Lift up at back.
3. Pull shelf straight out.
To replace glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots in the shelf
supports.
2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot.
Lower front of shelf to level position.
GLASS SHELVES ARE
HEAVY. BE CAREFUL.
Removing crispers and crisper cover...
PULL OUT TO THE STOP. LIFT THE
FRONT AND PULL AGAiN.
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REMOVE THE
GLASS INSERT,
LIFC THE FRAME FRONT,
THEN THE BACK.
GLASS IS HEAVY.
BE CAREFUL.
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop, lift front, then
slide the rest of the way out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
I. Push up glass insert from the bottom, then slide
out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame and remove cover
support.
3. Liff out cover frame by pulling up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls of
refrigerator, then lower front into place.
2. ReDlCICt? cover suooort with the lona tab
towards the front. N’dTE: If the support needs
adjustment, turn base right to raise, or left to
lower.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then lower
front.
Reversing the door swing...
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator
so the doors open the other way. You will need a
#20 Torx head screwdriver. Refer to the instruction
sheet included with your refrigerator.
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Removing and adjusting the freezer shelf...
To remove the shelf:
1. Lift front slightly.
2. Lifl back off supports.
3. Replace in reverse order.
To adjust the shelf:
1. Remove shelf.
2. Remove supports by sliding upwards.
3. Replace supports on desired level.
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4. Replace shelf.
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Ice cube trays...
remove Ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Slightly twist.
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If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation. The longer
cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
Optional automatic ice maker...
If you have the automatic ice maker accessory,
or if you plan to add one later [Part No. ECKMF-83)
there are a few things you will want to know:
l The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
Down...for making ice automatically.
Up...to shut off the ice maker.
DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY.
l The dial
or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes.
l Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes separated, and to obtain increased storage capacity.
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by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
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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.
Because of new plumbing connections, the first
ice may be discolored or off-flavored. Discard
the first few batches of ice.
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 A.
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 lowerthe arm to the ON
position.
If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor...like stale water. Throw them away.
They will be replaced. Cubes in the ice bin can
also become smaller by evaporation.
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.
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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 chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
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The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigerator stops running.
It also makes a sound when the refrlgerator starts. The defrost timer Will
click when the defrost cycle starts and ~--,~
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If your refrigerator has an ice maker you may hear buzzing (from the
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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.
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Energy saving tips...
Vou can help your refrigerator use less electricity
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean
the condenser coil regularly
l Open
the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything out at one time. Keep foods organized so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
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and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
over crowd it so air movement is blocked.
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Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrlgerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away
To clean your refrigerator turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF,unplug it, take out all removable
parts and clean it according
to the following
directions.
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It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator
and freezer to temperatures colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that’s
cold enough.
Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES
LESSENERGVunless 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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Removable parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.]
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with warm water and a mild
detergent. Do not use abraslve or harsh
cleansers.
l Rinse and dry.
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metal surfaces at least
twice a year with appliance wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts.
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soda, warm water, mild
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detergent.
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
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paper
towel;
mild
detergent, warm water.
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detergents, bleaches
or
cleansers
contalnlng
petroleum
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plastic
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Mild detergent
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warm water; soft clean
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sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, wlndow sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable or toxic solvents llke acetone, gasollne, carbon
tetmchlorlde,
etc. These can scratch or damage the materlal.
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l Roll refrigerator
out away from wall
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
l Wash defrost pan with warm Water
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remove defrost pan to clean.
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Clean
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Usevacuum cleaner
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with brush attachment.
least once every other month.
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wall and condenser coils on back
the refrigerator.
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back into place.
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is level.
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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in original wrappings. Once opened, tightly re-wrap in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Canned
Ham. Store in refrigerator unless the
label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not
freeze.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
in plastic wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
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There is a right way to package and store
refrigerated or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
leafy
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. Cold, moist
air helps keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp.
Vegetables
with Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store
in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Frult...Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in
their store container in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
MeatYMeat
is perishable and expensive...you
won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling. The following list and chart give you
packaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the
meat drawer.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping. Vacuum packaged meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you
should wrap it with special freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
market wrapping paper and re-wrap in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.
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STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CURED MEAT*
Approximate
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Variety Meats .......................
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1 to 2
1 to 2
1 to2
3 to 5
7 to 10
5 to 7
3 to 5
‘If meat Is to be stored longer than the times given.
follow the dlrectlons for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
same day as purchased.
should
be used the
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton or use the Utility Bin that came with your
refrigerator.
Milk...Wipe
milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Beverages...Wipe bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Buiter...Keep
opened butter in covered dish or
in the Butter Compartment. When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese...Store in the original wrapping until
you are ready to use it. Once opened, re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condiments...Store
small jars and bottles
(catsup, mustard, jelly, olives] on the door shelves
where they are in easy reach.
Leftovers...Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight
lids are fine, too.
FREEZING & STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercially frozen foods and for freezing foods
at home.
Packaging
- The secret of successful freezing is
in the packaging. The wrap you use must be air,
moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and
seal the package must not allow air, moisture or
vapor in or out. Packaging done in any other way
could cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic) containers with
tightfitting lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated paper and nonpermeable plastic wraps (made from
NOTE: Heata Saran film) are recommended.
sealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves
or as carton liners.
Sealing-When
sealing foods in bags squeeze
DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
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plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wmp
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrapplngs
could
cause food odor and taste transfer and drylng of frozen food.
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out the air (liquids need headspace to allow for
expansion]. Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten tie
securely around the doubled-over
tail. Put the
label inside transparent bags; use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque ones.
Air-tight wrapping calls for “drugstore” wrap. Cut
the sheet about one-third longerthan the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold
in (toward the food] at least twice to seal out air.
Crease ends close to food, press air from package.
Fold tips over twice. Finish package and tape
closed. NOTE: With unboned
meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stockinette
tect the wrap from punctures.
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Freezing Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free fruits.
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to 3
quarts (liters] at a time and drain. Fruit thatstands in
water may lose food value and become soggy.
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed containers or other
recommended
material. Leave head space to
allow liquids to expand during freezing.
Freezing Vegetables
- Freeze only fresh highquality vegetables picked when barely mature.
For best results, freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours
after picking. Wash in cold water, sort and cut into
appropriate sizes. Blanch or scald. Pack in recommended container and freeze.
Do not freeze lettuce, celery, carrot sticks,
potatoes or fresh tomatoes. All will become limp or
mushy. Tomatoes will collapse when thawed.
Freezing Cooked Food-Prepare
cooked foods
as you would for the table; shorten cooking time IO
to 15 minutes to allow for additional cooking during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liquid. Plan to add them at reheating time. Potatoes
should also be added to soup and stew at heating
time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating
time.
Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid dishes may be frozen in recommended containers with head-space.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
in the baking container. If you don’t want to leave
your casserole dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package, bag it
and return to freezer.
Freezing Meats - The meat you thaw can only
be as good as the meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
wrap in meal-size packages. Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped individually or in layers separated by a double thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings are moisture and
vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended under “Packaging!’
Freezing Baked GoodsWrap baked breads in
recommended
material. Thaw in wrapping.
Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pack in recommended freezer bags or cartons Unbaked cookies may be dropped, molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or
carton; bake without thawing. Refrigerator-type
cookies can be wrapped and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without
thawing. Bake pecan and similar pies before
freezing...rich fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake.
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IMPORTANT: Do not expect
your freezer to quickfreeze any large quantity
of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze
wlthln 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
food per cubic foot of freezer space.)
leave
enough space for alr to circulate
around packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the
front so the door can close tightly.
FOOD STORAGECHART
Sfomge times* will vary according fo the qualm
lfy of fhe food, fhe fype of packaging or wrap
used (molsfure and vapor-proof), and fhe sfor.
agefemperafurewhlch
should be 0°F ( -17.8%)
Food
storage Time
FRUITS
Fruit Juloe concentrate
........
12 months
Commerolally
frozen fruit ..... 12 montfu
Citrus fruit and Juloes ......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
Stol2monthc
VWETABLES
Commerclolfy
frozen ..........
8 months
Home frozen ..............
8to12mWhs
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef .............
4weeksorleu
(Salting meat shortens freezer Ilfe)
Frankfurters .....................
1 monfh
Qround beef, lamb, veal ... 2 to 3 monfhs
Roosts:
Beef ....................
6tol2months
Lambondveal
..........
6to9months
Pork .....................
4toSmonths
Sausage,fresh..
...........
lto2months
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
Stol2months
Lamb,veal,pork..
.......
3fo4months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
sole .........................
6months
Blueflsh,salmon..
.........
2to3months
Maokerel,peroh..
.........
2to3monfhs
Breaded flsh (purohased)
......
3 menths
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, soallops .......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king orob ............
l8 months
Shrimp, uncooked
............
12 months
POULTRY
Chloken or furkey,
whole or parts ..............
12monfhs
Duck ..........................
6 months
Qlblets ....................
2to3months
Cooked poultry w/gravy .......
6 months
SllOeS (no gravy) ................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meaf, pouffry
and flsh casserole .......
2 to 3 months
TV dlnnen .................
3 to 6 months
Food
Stomge Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Bulter ......................
6toOmonthr
Margarine .....................
12 monthr
cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarellq
fannorl
....................
Bmonthr
Creamedooffage
......
DONOTFREBZE
Cheddar, Mom, Gouda,
Swks,bWk.eto.
........
6toSweeks
Freezing oon ohange texture of
oheese.
Ice oream, loe milk, sherbet ..... 2 monfhs
EOQS
Whole (mlxed) .................
z i;g
.........................
ZE? ...........................
l2 monfhs
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mlxed eggs)
BAKEDOOODS
Ywstbroodsondrolls..
........
3months
-Brown
WSewerotk..
.... 3months
Unbokedbrwds
................
lmonth
Qliokbmods
..............
tto3months
Cokes,&tnfmdd
...........
2to4months
zmfi
8fo ;;z
............................. ...
..............................
iEizzz%
Sfottiiii
Bokodples..
...............
lto2months
.............
Plodou#only
4to6months
‘Based on U.S.D.A. and Mlchtgan
Cooperatlve
Extension Service suggested staroge tlrnes.
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 frozen
foods to stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted longer than 24
hours:
[a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker. Or...
(b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for
every cu. ft. of freezer space. This will keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
[c) If neither food locker storage nor dry ice is
available, use or can perishable food at
once.
3.
A full 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.
Use refrozen foods
quickly.
If the condition of the food is poor or
if YOU feel it is unsafe, dispose of it,
Vacation
Short vacations...
Moving...
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables;
freeze other items. If your refrigerator is equipped
with an automatic ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, 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 foods in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Remove everything that comes out. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
Screw in the levelling rollers; tape the doors shut;
tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you
get to your new home, put everything back, and
refer to page 4. Don’t forget to reconnect the water
supply line if you have an ice maker.
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 a 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 top of
both doors...keeping them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building up.
To restart refrigerator,
erator:’
14
see “Using Your Refrig-
Questions?
...call your
CCCL-LINEa
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 15).
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
2. If you need assistance?..
Performance
problems
often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
If your retrlgerator
will not operate:
Is the electric
cord plugged
into a live circuit with
proper voltage?
(See page 4.)
l Have
you checked
your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker
box?
l Is the Refrigerator
Control ON?
l
If there Is a mltllng
or jlngllng
nolse or untamlllar
sounds:
on top or behind the refrigerator
making
l Is something
noise when the refrigerator
is running?
. New features
on your new refrigerator
make new
sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the fans,
timer clicks for the defrosting
cycle, or defrost water
draining
in the defrost pan.
If your Ice maker will not operate:
Has the freezer had enough time to get cold? With a
new refrigerator,
this might take overnight.
* Is the signal arm ON...in the down position?
l Is the water
valve turned on? Is water getting to the ice
maket?
l
Call Whlrlpool
phone number.
COOL-LINE@ service asslstante
teleDlal free from anywhere
In the U.S.:
I-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained Consultants.
The Consultants can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, if service is necessary, recommend
a qualified
service comoanv
in vour
area.
3.
Whirlpool
has a_ nationwide
._.. -.
.-- network
7 of franchtsed
TECH-CARE@ service
companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are tralned to fulfill the
product warranty
and provlde afterwarranty
servlce 8,anvwhere
In the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2)
or look in yourtelephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCESnolJSE”OLDMAJOR-SERVICE
AREPIIR
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
SERWCE
XVZSEWICECO
123MAPLE
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 light does not work:
l Have
you checked
your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker
box?
l Is the power
supply cord plugged
into a live circuit
wlth the proper voltage?
(See page 4.)
If a bulb Is burned out:
* See instructions
for changing
Use appliance
bulbs only.
light bulbs
on page
If you need service%.
ELECTRICALAPPLIANCESYAJOR
- REPAIRING
A PAFITS
OR
W"lRLPwL
APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEOTECHXAAESEWICE
II.....
COMPAN,L
999-m
XYZSERVICECO
123MAPLE
OR
WASHlNGYACNIYES.DRlERS
L IRONERS-sERvlC,NG
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
~RANCHISEDTECH-CA.RE.P--""'
SERWCE
Cm4
XVZSERWCECO
123MAPLE
4. If you have a problem%.
8.
It the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
is warm, the motor naturally
- fl I
UUYS, VI ii iile
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,
l
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.
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number [see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?. .
FSP@is a registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality
parts. Look for this symbol of quality
whenever
you need a replacement
part for your
Whirlpool
appliance.
FSP replacement
parts will fit
right and work right, because
they are made to the
same exacting
specifications
used to build every new
Whirlpool
appliance.
To locate FSP replacement
parts in your area, refer to
Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service
assistance
number in Step 2.
*If
you must call or write, please
provlde:
model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description
of the problem.
Thls Information
is
assistance.
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WHIRLPOOL@ REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
lEN@lll
WHIRLPOOL
OF WARRANTY
WILL PAY FOR
FSP replacement parts and repalr labor to correct defects
In materials or workmanshlp. Service must be provlded by a
franchised TECH-CARE@service company.
FSPreplacement parts for electronic control system If defectfve
In materlals or workmanship. (Electronic models only.)
HJl.l ONE-YEAR WARRANYY
From Date of Purchase
LlMlTRD HVE-YEAR WARRANlY
From Date of Purchase
FSPreplacement parts and repalr labor to correct defects In
materials or workmanshlp In the sealed refrlgemtfon system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drler
5. Connecting tublng
Service must be provlded by a franchised TECH-CARE@ServlCe
company.
Wll FIVE-YEAR WARPAMY
From Date of Purchase
WNIRLPCOL
RFOO
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the lnstallatfon of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrlgerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wlrlng or plumblng.
4. Replace light bulbs.
8. Repalrs when refrlgerator Is used In other than normal, slnglsfamlly
household use.
C. Pick up and dellvery. Thls product Is designed to be repaired In the home.
D. Damage to refrlgerator caused by accident, misuse, fire. flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whlrlpool.
E. Any labor costs durlng llmlted warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product failure.
WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION SHALL NOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or llmftatlon of lncldental or consequentlal damages so this llmltatton or exclusion
may not apply to you. Thls warranty glves you speclflc legal rights, and you may also have other rlghts which
vary from state to state.
Outslde the Unlted States, a dlfferent warranty may apply. For details. please contact your franchised Whlrlpool
dlstrlbutor or mllltary exchange.
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