Whirlpool ED20PK Specifications

NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ED20PK
Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your
refrigerator, clean It, move shelves and adJust
controls. It even tells you what new sounds to
expect from your retrlgerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
with care. Use it
only to do what home refrigerators are designed
to do.
Parts and features
MODELAND
SERIALNUMBER
FREEZER
CONTROL
OMPARTMENT
CONTROL
ADJUSTABLE
LASS SHELVES
FREEZER/
LIGHT Y
ADJUSTABLE
FREEZER
SHELVES
/
ICE
STATIONARY
DOOR
SHELVES
MEATDRAWER
AIR CONTROL
(on slde wall)
CRISPERCOVER
MEAT DRAWER
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Contents
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IMPORTANT SAFETYINSTRUCTIONS
BEFOREUSING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Removing and Adjusting the
Freezer Shelves .....................
Changing
the Light Bulbs ............
Optional Automatic Ice Maker .......
Ice Cube Trays ......................
Removing the Base Grille ............
Sounds You May Hear ...............
Energy Saving Tips ..................
Remove Sales Label
Clean It
Plug ltln
Install Properly
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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Setting the Controls
Changing
the Control Settings
Exterior Moisture Control .
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Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves . .
Removing the Crisper, Meat Drawer
and Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Meat Drawer
Temperature
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Removing Freezer Bin
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ......
Cleaning
Chart
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................
Storing Fresh Food ...................
Storing Frozen Food .................
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VACATION AND MOVING CARE. .......
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE .
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY ............................
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01989 Whirlpool
Corporation
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
refrigerator,
follow basic precautions
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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children to operate, play with,
or crawl inside the refrigerator.
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refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
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DO NOT STORE OR USEGASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN THE
VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMESCAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR
EXPLOSION.
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It is your responsibility
refrigerator:
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the following:
to be sure your
is installed and leveled on a floor that will
hold the weight, and in an area suitable for its
size and use.
is connected
only to the right kind of outlet,
with the right electrical
supply and grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements
and
Grounding
Instructions Sheet.]
is used only to do what home refrigerators
are designed to do.
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 anyone unable to operate
it properly.
is not loaded with food before it has time to
get properly cold.
- SAVE THESEINSTRUCTIONS -
4. Install properly...
Before using your
refrigerator
1. Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer Buy
and any inside labels before
tor. To remove any remaining
1. Rub briskly with thumb to
remove.
Guide Label, tape
using the refrigera-
glue:
make
a ball
then
OR
2. Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
in
step 1.
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DO NOT USE sharp Instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
flulds or abrasive
cleaners.
These can damage the material. See “lmportant Satety 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.
In
2. Clean it...
1. Allow Y2 inch (1.25 cm) space
Clean
cleaning
your refrigerator
before
instructions on page 9.
using
it. See
3. Plug it in...
J-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
at the top of the
installation.
2. If the refrigerator
is
might want to leave
side closest to the
opened wider.
3. The refrigerator
back
wall.
on each side and
refrigerator
for ease of
to be against a wall, you
extra space on the hinge
wall so the door can be
can be flush against
the
5. Level refrigerator-freezer...
REFRIGERAibR
POWER CORD
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
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FRONT ROLLER
PLUG
VELING SCREW
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
sewing only this appliance
be provided.
Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or
pull chain. See Electrical
Requirements
and
Grounding
Package.
Instruction
Sheet
in your
Literature
IGHT TO RAISE;
LEFT TO LOWER
1. Remove base grille. (See page 8.)
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 8.1
Using your refrigerator
FREEZER
CO/NTROL
REFRIGERATOR
;ONTROL
EXTERIORM&T”RE
CONTROL
LIGHT SWITCH
Setting the controls...
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator
is plugged
in for
the first time...
Give the refrigerator
pletely before adding
time to cool down comfood. (This may take sev-
eral hours.)
These settings should be about right for normal household refrigerator usage.
1. Set the REFRIGERA-
The controls will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is
firm.
TOR CONTROL To 3.
2. Set the FREEZER
CONTROL TO B.
Changing the control settings...
If you need to adjust temperatures
in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
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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 SETTINGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened 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
:
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door
Large
Very
room
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
B
QUESTIONS?
...call your
COOL-LINE’
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 16).
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opened often
amount of food added
warm or very cold
temperatures
Exterior Moisture Control
The Exterior Moisture Control on the Control
COnSOk Opt?KYkS electric
heaters around the
door openings. These heaters help keep moisture
from forming on the outside of the refrigerator,
I. Use the “OFF” setting when humidity is low.
2. Use the “ON” setting if moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
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Adjusting the refrigerator shelves...
To remove glass shelves:
1. Tilt up at front.
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough
to hold botties, milk and other heavy food items.
2. Lift up at back.
3. Pull shelf straight
GLASS SHELVES ARE
HEAVY. BE CAREFUL
To replace
out.
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.
Removing the crispeq meat drawer and covers...
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To remove lhe crisper and meat drawer:
1. Slide crisper and meat drawer straight out to the
stop, lift drawer, then slide the rest of the way out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
PULL OUT TO THE STOP,
Llm THE FRONT
REMOVE THE
GLASS INSERT,
Lln THE FRAME FRONT,
To remove the covers:
1. Push up crisper cover 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. Repeat for meat drawer cover.
GLASS IS HEAVY
BE CAREFUL.
To replace the covers:
1. Fit back of meat drawer
cover in notch supports
on walls of refrigerator, then lower into place.
2. Repeat for crisper cover frame.
3. Slide back of crisper cover glass insert into
place, then lower front.
Adjusting meat drawer temperature...
USE CONTROL TO ADJUST
MEAT DRAWER TEMPERATURES
Removing freezer bin...
For proper air movement,
place when the refrigerator
keep the freezer bin in
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 lhe bin:
1. Place bin on the slides.
2. Make sure the stops clear the front of the slides.
3. Slide bin in.
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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 or less cold air
through.
Removing and adjusting the freezer shelves...
To remove the shelf:
1. Liff right side of shelf off supports.
2. Slide shelf out of shelf support
3. Replace in reverse order.
holes.
To adjust the shelf:
1. Remove shelf.
2. Remove
3. Replace
4. Replace
NOTE: The cup shaped supports go in the? track
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of the freezer.
supports
supports
shelf.
by sliding upwards.
on desired level.
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. Shock and injury can occur if electricity
remains
connected.
To change refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Reach behind the control console
Remove bulb.
Replace with a 40-watt appliance
Reconnect
power supply.
to find bulb.
bulb.
To change freezer light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator
from power supply.
Grasp front of light shield.
Pull bottom of shield forward until it snaps free.
Remove bulb.
Replace with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
Press light shield straight on until it snaps into
place.
7. Reconnect
power supply.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
GRASP LIGHT SHIELD
PULL BOTTOM FORWA
Optional automatic ice maker...
If You have the automatic
ice maker accessory,
or if You plan to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-90)
there are a few things You will want to know:
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The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
Down...for making ice automatically.
UpAo shut off the ice maker.
DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY.
LOWER
SIGNAL
ARM TO
START IT
RAISE
SIGNAL
ARM TO
STOP ICE
The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes.
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to keep cubes separated, and to obtain increased storage capacity.
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for ice crescents to be attached
by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
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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.
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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.
If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push it all the way in and lower the arm to the ON
position.
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.
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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
Ice cube trays...
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.
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2. Twist slightly.
ends.
Removing the base grille...
To remove the grille:
1. Open the doors.
2. Pull grille outward as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech sheet fastened
grille.
To replace
behind
the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the doors.
clips.
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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Sounds:
Probable
Causes:
Slight Hum, Sotl HISS:
You may hear the refrigerator’s
Cllcklng or Snapping
Sounds:
The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigeratorstops
running.
It also makes a sound when the refrigerator
starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts and stops.
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)
If your refrigerator
has an ice maker you may hear buzzing [from the
water valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped
into the bin.
Running Sounds:
Your refrigerator
has a high-efficiency
compressor
and motor. It will run
longer than older designs, It may even seem to run most of the time.
fan motor and moving
air.
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator
use less electricity.
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door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
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the condenser
coils regularly.
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the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything
ouf 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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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 on the “OFF”
setting 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.
Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator
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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Cleaning chart
PART
Removable
HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.)
Outslde
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent:
appliance
wax (or
good auto paste wax).
Wash removable
parts by hand with
warm water and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry
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Wash with warm water and a mild
detergent. Do not use abrasive or
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harsh cleansers.
Rinse and dry
Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice
a year with appliance
wax or a good auto
paste wax. Apply wax with a clean, soft
cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts.
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Waxlng painted
lnslde walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
metal surfaces provldes
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
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Door liners
and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent, warm water.
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rust protection.
Wash with warm water and
- mild detergent or
-baking
soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
Rinse and dry
Wash with mild detergent
water.
Rinse and dry.
DO NOT USEcleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers containing petroleum on plastfc parts.
Dark plastics
(covers
and panels)
Mild detergent and
warm water; soft, clean
sponge or soft, clean
cloth.
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and warm
bleaches
Wash with a soft cloth or sponge.
Rinse and dry.
DO NOT USEpaper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable flulds. These can scratch or damage the material.
See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
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Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner: using
the extended
narrow
attachment.
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Floor under
retrlgerator
Floor cleaners.
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Remove base grille. (See page B.]
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape, if any).
Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
Rinse and dry
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it all the way in.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month.
Replace base grille.
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Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
Clean the floor.
Roll refrigerator
back.
Check to see if the refrigerator
is level.
Food storage guide
There is a right way to package
and store refrigerated
or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
STORING FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in original wrappings.
Once opened, tightly re-wrap in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Canned Ham. Store in refrigerator
unless the
label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not
freeze.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap in plastic wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CURED MEAT*
Time
(davsl
Variety Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Cured Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 to 10
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5to7
Cold Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Vpe
store wrapping
Leafy Vegetables...Remove
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.
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 ...Meat 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.
Approxlmate
‘If meal 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 or use the Utility Bin that came with your
refrigerator.
Milk...Wipe
milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Bevemges...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Bulter...Keep
opened butter in covered dish or
in the Utility Compartment.
When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese...Store
in the original
wrapping
until
you are ready to use it. Once opened,
re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
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.
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STORING FROZEN FOOD
The freezer
commercially
home.
section is designed
for storage of
frozen food and for freezing food at
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 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.
NOTE: Heatsealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves or as carton liners.
Sealing - When sealing food in bags, squeeze
out the air (liquids need headspace
to allow for
expansion).
Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten
tie securely around the doubled-over
tail. Put the
label inside transparent
bags; use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque
ones.
Air-tight wrapping
calls for nonpermeable
wrap.
See recommended
wraps under “Packaging:’
Cuf
the sheet about one-third longer than the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold
in (toward the food] at least twice to seal out air.
Crease ends close to food, press air from package.
Fold tips over twice. Finish package
and tape
closed. NOTE: Pad sharp edges of boned meat
with extra
punctures.
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wrap
to protect
the wrap
from
DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
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without tight lids
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freezer wrap
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wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapol
proof. The use of these wrappings
could
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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 that stands in
water may lose food value and become
soggy.
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed
containers or other
recommended
material.
Leave head space to
allow liquids to expand during freezing.
Freezing Vegetables - Freeze only fresh 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 10
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.
Freezlng Meats - The meat you thaw can only
be as good as the meat you freeze. Wrap in mealsize 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, m-wrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended
under “Packaging:’
Freezing Baked Goods- Wrap 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
wfthln 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
food per Fublc foot of freezer space.] leave
enough space for air to circulate around packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the
front so the door can close tightly.
FOOD STORAGECHART
Storage times will vary according
to the quality
of the food, the type of packaging
or wrap used
(moisture and vapor-proof],
and the storage
temperature
which should be 0°F [ -17.B”C).
Food
Stomge Time
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ......
12 months
Citrus fruit and juices .......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8to12months
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)
Fmnkfurters .....................
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
3 to 4 months
lamb, veal, pork .........
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
sole ..........................
6months
Blue fish, salmon ...........
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch ............
2 to 3 months
Breaded fish (purchased)
......
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, cmb, scallops .......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king cmb ............
10 months
Shrimp, uncooked .............
12 months
POULTRY
Chicken or turkey,
12months
whole or parts ..............
Duck ..........................
6 months
Giblets ....................
2 to 3 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy .......
6 months
Slices (no gravy) ................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole .......
2 to 3 months
TV dinners .................
3 to 6 months
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Food
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
Margarine .....................
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
farmer’s ....................
Creamed cottage ......
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
Freezing can change texture
cheese.
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet
EGGS
Whole (mixed) .................
Whites .........................
Yolks ...........................
Stomge Time
6 to 9 months
12 months
3 months
DO NOT FREEZE
6 to 8 weeks
of
.....
2 months
12 months
12 months
12 months
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed
eggs)
BAKED GOODS
3 months
Yeast breads and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......
1 month
Unbaked breads ................
2 to 3 months
Quick breads ..............
2 to 4 months
Cakes, unfrosted ...........
............
8 to 12 months
Cakes,frosted
12 months
Fruit cakes ....................
3 months
Cookie dough ..................
8 to 12 months
Baked cookies ............
1 to 2 months
Baked pies .................
4 to 6 months
Pie dough only .............
Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
Cooperative
Extension Service suggested
storage times.
If electricity
goes off
Call the power company.
Ask how long power
will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. 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 colder 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.
Vacation
and
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 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 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,
tor” on page 5.
see “Using Your Refrigera-
Questions?
call your
CCCL-LINE ”
service
assistance
telephone
number
(paw 16 1,
If you need service or assistance
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 refrlgerator
Is the
circuit
Have
circuit
Is the
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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 raffllng or jingling noise or unfamiliar
sounds:
Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator
making 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.
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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?
Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to
the ice maker?
If there Is water in the defrost pan:
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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 fhe light does not work:
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Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live
circuit with proper voltage? (See page 4.)
If a bulb is burned
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out:
See instructions for changing
light bulbs on page
7. Use appliance
bulbs only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
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Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
If the door has been opened
a lot, or if a large
amount of food has been put in, the motor will run
longer to 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
fhe U.S.:
I-800-25313Ol
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, MI 49022
Please include a daytime
phone number in your
correspondence.
3.
If you need service%.
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
Whirlpool’”
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01” service companies.
Whirlpool
SERvrCEservice technicians
are trained to
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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 COOLLINE@ service assistance
telephone
number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory Yellow
Pages under:
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
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 CCCLLINE service assistance number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied with how
the problem was solved?..
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
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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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will in turn inform us of your action.
*When requesting
assistance,
please provide:
model number, serial number, date of purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem. This
information
is needed in order to better respond
to your request.
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Notes
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Notes
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WHIRLPOOL’”
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
RF001
WILL PAY FOR
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
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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 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 alS0 have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different
warranty
may apply. For details, please contact
your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “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,
1-800-253-1301,
from anywhere
in the U.S.
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