Whirlpool ET25DM Specifications

A Note To You
2
Important Safety
Instructions
3
Parts And Features
4
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
5
Using Your
l Refrigerator
7
Caring For Your
Refrigerator
17
Food Storage Guide 20
If You Need
Assistance
Or Service
22
Warranty
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1-800-253-1301
Call us with questions
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REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
MODELS
ET25DM
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ET25DK
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience
went into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation,
we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate
and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. 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.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to
your personal property.
number,
l-800-253-1
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
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Serial Number
Purchase
2
Date ~
Dealer Name
Dealer Phone
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Important
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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.”
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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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.
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SAFETY l
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.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Help
us help you
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%).
l Keep the refrigerator
out of the weather.
l Connect
the refrigerator only 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.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
with where all parts and features are located and what they look like.
Ice cube trays
and shelf*
Freezer
light
Removable
shelf
Adjustable
door bins
Automatic
ice maker*-.
,
Ice bin
Bin glides
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Freezer shelf Control
Utility
. compartment
panel -+
Model and serial
number label (inside wall)
Butter
. compartment
Lateral-adjust
SpillguardTM
glass shelf /
Meat drawer
Egg bin
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Adjustable
door bins
\
Tall bottle
retainer
\
Bin glides
\
Deep
adjustable
door bins
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Adjustable
SpillguardTM
shelves /
Crisper
-
cover ’
Leveling rollers /
(behind base grille)
*On some models
Control
panel
REFRIGERATOR
. WARMER
COWER .
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Refrigerator
control
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EXTERIOR MOISNRE CONTROL
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Exterior moisture
control
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Light
switch
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Freezer
control
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
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In This
Section
Cleaning
your refrigerator
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Installing
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Plugging
it in .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . ... . .. .. . .. 5
Leveling
Page
it properly
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It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it,
connect it to a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
Removing
your
packaging
refrigerator
materials
Remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number label) before
using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with your 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” on page 3.
Plugging
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do
not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
Cleaning
it before
use
After removing all packaging materials,
clean your refrigerator before using it, if
necessary. See cleaning instructions on
pages 17 and 18.
it in
Recommended
Grounding Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere
fused and properly grounded electrical
supply is required. It is recommended that a
separate circuit serving only this appliance
be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot
be turned off with a switch or pull chain. Do
not use an extension cord.
See Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet in your Literature
Package.
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
grounding plug
Installing
it properly
1. Allow % inch (1.25 cm) space on each
side and at the top of the refrigerator for
ease of installation.
2. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be
against a wall, you might want to leave
extra space so the door can be opened
wider.
3. The refrigerator can be flush against the
back wall.
Leveling
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 15.)
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 15.)
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Right to raise;
left to lower
screwdriver
Using Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
Setting the controls
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Page
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Adjusting the crisper
humidity control .. . . .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. 13
Changing
the control
Adjusting
the door bins .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. 9
Adjusting
the bin/shelf
Removing
the tall-bottle
Adjusting
the lateral-adjust
settings
glides
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retainer
. .. .. . 9
shelf . .. . 10
Removing
the freezer shelf . .. . .. .. .. .. .. 13
Raising the ice compartment
door . . 13
Using the ice cube trays . . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. 13
Using the automatic
ice maker .. .. .. .. 14
Changing
the light bulbs
Removing
the base grille . .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . 15
Using the egg bin .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 11
Reversing
the door swing .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. 16
Removing the meat drawer and
cover .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . . ... 12
Understanding
the sounds you
may hear . .. . ... . .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . 16
Removing the crispers and
crisper cover . . .. .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . . .. . 12
Saving energy . . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. 16
Adjusting the cantilever
refrigerator shelves .. . . ... .. . .. . .. .. .. .. . . .. . 11
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To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it
properly. This section tells you how to set the controls, remove and adjust some of the
features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy.
Setting
Temperature
the controls
controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in
the refrigerator. When you plug in the refrigerator for the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 4.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range from
1 (warmest) to 8 (coldest).
2. Set the Freezer Control to C.
Freezer Control adjustments range from
A (coldest) to D (warmest).
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 are 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 8.
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REFRIGERATOR
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FREEZER
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Exterior
moisture
control
The Exterior Moisture Control operates
electric heaters arolJnd the door openings.
These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator
cabinet.
l Use the OFF setting when humidity
is low.
l Use the ON setting
if moisture forms on
the outside of the refrigerator cabinet.
Changing1
the control
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, l-100-253-1 301.
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-.-CONDITION:
Refrigerator
section
too warm
Freezer
section
too warm
Refrigerator
section
too cold
Ice not
made fast
enough
Both
sections
too warm
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settings
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
REASON:
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
Door opened often
* Large amount of food added
l Room temperature
too warm
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Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t
-.- cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
C
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
B
-_Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t
-- cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
C
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
B
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Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
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Adjusting
the door
bins
Support
To remove door bins:
1. Lift bin up.
2. Pull bin straight out.
button
To replace door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
2. Push down until it stops.
Adjusting
the bin/shelf
glides
Use the bin/shelf glides to secure oddshaped items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin/track.
NOTE: Shelf glides cannot be removed.
Removing
the tall-bottle
retainer
The tall-bottle retainer fits onto any door bin
in your refrigerator. The retainer helps hold
tall-bottles in place when opening and
closing the refrigerator door.
To remove tall-bottle retainer:
1. Grasp center of retainer.
2. Pull up and off of bin.
To replace tall-bottle retainer:
1. Position retainer above desired door bin.
2. Gently push retainer down onto bin.
3. Make sure both side notches sit firmly
against bin.
Notch
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Adjusti&
the la%ral-adjust
shelf
To slide shelf side-to-side:
1. Lift slightly on shelf front.
2. Slide to desired location.
3. Lower shelf front to level position.
NOTE: You do not have to remove small
items from the shelf before moving it side-toside. You may need to remove larger items.
Lift front slightly.
Then slide to new location.
Upper
To remove the shelf:
1. Remove all items from the shelf.
2. Hold back of shelf with one hand.
3. Lift front of shelf to 45” angle.
4. Lower shelf slightly to release shelf from
upper channel of track. Then pull shelf
straight out.
NOTE: Shelf is heavy. Make sure you use
both hands when removing shelf.
Hold with both hands
and lift front to 45” angle.
To remove shelf track:
1. Lift both sides of track slightly.
2. Pull track straight out.
Hold both sides and
lift up and out.
To replace shelf track:
1. Guide track hooks into the shelf support
slots on the back wall of the cabinet.
NOTE: Make sure all three track hooks
are in slots and that the slots are parallel
to each other.
2. Push track backward and down.
3. Check that track is completely seated in
the shelf supports.
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Make
sure all
3 sets of
hooks
are in
support
slots.
Shelf
’ support
To reinstall shelf:
1. Hold shelf at front and back.
2. Tilt front of shelf up to a 45” angle to
track.
3. Insert both rear shelf slides into upper
channel of track.
4. Lower front of shelf to a level position.
NOTE: Make sure both rear shelf slides are
securely in the track before letting go of
shelf.
Adjusting
the cantilever
Upper channel
_ of track
Insert rear shelf
slides into
upper channel
of track.
refrigerator
shelves
Adjust the shelves to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong
enough to hold bottles, milk and other heavy
food items.
To remove
1.
2.
3.
4.
glass shelves:
Remove items from shelf.
Tilt shelf up at front.
Lift back of shelf.
Pull shelf straight out.
To replace glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots
in the shelf supports on cabinet wall.
2. Tilt shelf up at front until hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of shelf to level position.
Using
the egg bin
The egg bin has three pieces -the lid, the egg
carrier, and the bin. Use the egg bin to hold
one, two or three dozen eggs.
To hold one dozen eggs:
Place a dozen eggs into the egg carrier. Then
place the egg carrier into the bin and cover
with the lid.
To hold two dozen eggs:
Place two dozen eggs loose in the bin and
cover them with the lid. Use the carrier to
transport eggs between the bin and your
cooking area.
To hold three dozen eggs:
Place two dozen eggs loose in the bin. Invert
the lid and place it on the bin. Place a dozen
eggs, in the carton, on top of the lid. Use the
carrier to transport eggs between the bin and
your cooking area.
Glass shelves are
heavy. Be careful.
Removinq
. the meat
drawer
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lift front of meat drawer.
3. Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
and cover
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front and pull
again.
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up.
2. Lift back of cover.
3. Pull cover straight out.
4. Replace cover in reverse order.
Removing
the crispers
and crisper
Pull out to the
top, lift the front
and pull again.
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Push up glass insert from the bottom,
then slide it out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Pull cover frame up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
To replace the cover:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall
supports in front section of cabinet.
2. Fit back corners of cover frame into notch
supports on walls of refrigerator, then
lower front onto metal cover support.
3. Slide back of glass insert into cover
frame. Then lower front to level position.
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cover
Remove the
glass insert.
Lift front of
cover frame,
then the
back.
Adjusting
the crisper
humidity
control
You can control the amount of humidity in
the moisture-sealed crisper.
l Adjust the control 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
the freezer
shelf
Remove the upper freezer shelf for easier
cleaning.
To remove
1. Lift front
2. Lift back
3. Replace
Raising
the freezer shelf:
of shelf slightly.
off supports.
in reverse order.
the
ice compartment
door
1. Pull ice compartment door out from the
bottom.
2. Slide it to the rear of cabinet.
Using
the ice cube
trays
(ETZ~DK)
If you don’t use cubes, they may shrink. The
moving cold air starts a slow evaporation.
The longer you store cubes, the smaller they
get.
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
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Using
the automatic
(Factory-installed
ice maker
on ET25DM.
optional
If you have an automatic ice maker, or if you
plan to add one later (contact dealer for ice
maker kit number), there are a few things
you will want to know:
l The ON/CFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
DOWN to make ice automatically.
UP to shut off the ice maker.
IMPORTANT: Do not turn ice maker on
until it is connected to the water supply.
Instructions
for ice maker water supply
hook up are attached to the back of the
refrigerator cabinet.
l The dial or lever on the side of the Ice
maker changes the size of the cubes.
l Good water quality
is important for good
ice quality. Try to avoid connecting the ice
maker 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 ice
quality. If a softened water supply cannot
be avoided, make sure that the water
softener is well maintained and operating
properly.
Solving
common
ice maker
POSSIBLE
pched
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Ice maker will not
operate or ice is not
made fast enough
Off-taste
or odor in ice
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Raise
signal
arm to
stop ice.
Lower
signal
arm to
start it.
problems
CAUSE/SOLUTION
This is normal. They break apart easily. Shake bin occasionally to keep cubes separated.
ON/OFF lever is in the OFF (up) position. Lower lever to the
ON (down) position.
Freezer is not cold enough. Adjust temperature controls and
wait 24 hours. (See “Changing the control settings” on
we 8.1
New plumbing connections can cause discolored or offflavored ice. Discard the first few batches of ice.
Cubes are stored too long. Throw them away and make a
new supply.
Foods in freezer are not wrapped properly. See “Food
Storage Guide” on pages 20 and 21.
Freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned. See pages 17
and 18.
Changing
the
light
bulbs
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the
electricity leading to the refrigerator at
the main power supply.
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or personal injury.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Panel to remove
bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change freezer light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Grasp the top and bottom of the light
shield.
3. Squeeze and pull light shield out.
4. Replace with a 25watt appliance bulb.
5. Snap light shield into place.
6. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs will
fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a bulb
with one of the same size and shape.
Removing
the base
grille
To remove the grille:
1. Open refrigerator door.
2. Pull base grille forward to release the
support tabs from the metal clips.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
behind the grille.
Condenser coils
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close refrigerator door.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 18.
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Reversing
the door
swing
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator so the doors open the other way.
Refer to the instruction sheet included with
your refrigerator.
Understanding
the sounds
Water
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that
your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are
new to you, you might be concerned about
them. Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are
normal. Hard surfaces like the floor, walls
and cabinets can make the sounds seem
louder.
The following describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you, and what
may be making them.
Slight
hum,
soft
Clicking
or snapping
sounds
Ice maker
sounds
trickling water
l 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.
fan motor
sounds
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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The thermostat makes a definite click when
the refrigerator stops running. It also makes
a sound when the refrigerator starts. The
defrost timer will click when the defrost cycle
starts.
Saving
may
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.
hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
and moving air.
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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.
Caring For Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
Cleaning
your refrigerator
Vacation
and moving
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Power interruptions
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care . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. 18
Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a
few things you can do to extend its product life. This section tells 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. However, clean both
about once a month to prevent odors from
building up. Wipe up spills 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.
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PART
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper,
etc.)
Outside
Inside walls
(allow freezer to
warm up so cloth
won’t stick)
WHAT TO USESponge or cloth with mild
detergent and warm
water
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent,
warm water and an
appliance wax (or good
auto paste wax)
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with baking
soda or mild detergent
and warm water
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are located
near the defrost pan and can become
hot. Remove and install defrost pan
carefully.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
HOW TO CLEAN
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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 provides rust
protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
Wash with mixture of warm water
and
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g] to 1 quart [.95 L] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Door liners
and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel with
mild detergent and
warm water
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleaners
containing
petroleum on plastic parts;
Plastic parts
(covers and
panels)
Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable
fluids. These can scratch or damage
material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
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coils
Vacuum cleaner
with extended
narrow
attachment
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refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Vacation
Short
and moving
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils
may need to be cleaned as often as every
other month.
Replace base 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
vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks.
1. Use up any perishables.
2. Freeze other items.
3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
l Raise signal arm to OFF (up) position.
l Shut off water supply
to ice maker.
l Empty the ice bin.
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Remove base grille. (See page 15.)
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.
Long
vacations
If you will be gone a month or more:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
l Turn off the water supply
to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time.
l When the last load of ice drops, turn off
the ice maker. Make sure all ice is dispensed out of the ice maker mechanism.
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean it, rinse well and dry.
5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough
for air to get in. This stops odor and mold
from building up.
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not allow children to climb on, play
near or climb inside the refrigerator
when the doors are blocked open.
They may become injured or trapped.
Moving
When you are moving the refrigerator to a
new home:
1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
l Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time.
l
Disconnect the water line.
l
After the last load of ice drops, lift the
signal arm to the OFF (up) position.
2. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
3. Pack all frozen food in dry ice.
4. Unplug the refrigerator.
5. Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry.
6. Take out all removable parts, wrap them
well, and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
7. Screw in the leveling rollers.
8. Tape the doors shut and tape the power
supply cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put
everything back and refer to page 5. Also, if
your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker, remember to reconnect the water
supply line.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 7
Power
interruptions
If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power wiil be off,
1. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or
less, keep both doors closed. This
helps food stay frozen.
2. If service will 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) If neither a food locker or dry ice is
available, use or can perishable food
at once.
3. A full freezer stays cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat
stays 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
1
Call our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, 1-800-253-l 301.
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Food Storage Guide
There is a correct w,ay to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended steps.
Storing
fresh
food
Wrap or store food placed in the refrigerator
in airtight and moisture-proof material. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer
throughout the refrigerator. For dated
products, check code date to ensure freshness.
Leafy
vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off
bruised and discolored areas. Wash in cold
water and drain. Place in plastic bag or
plastic container and store in crisper.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are
ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly
in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can
also be used.
Meat
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Store most meat in original wrapping as long
as it is airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if
necessary. See the following chart for
storage times.
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic
container.
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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 original container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Ecw
Store without washing in the egg bin provided or in the original carton on interior
shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Butter
or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or
closed compartment. When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and
freeze.
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TYPE
Chicken
Ground beef
APPROXIMATE
(DAYS)*
1
1 to2
1 to2
Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon
5 to 7
1 Cold cuts
3 to 5
Variety meats
TIME
1 to 2
‘If storing meat longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same
day as purchased.
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Storing
frozen
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 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.
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 (airtight and moisture-proof) and
the storage temperature, which should be
0°F (-17.8%).
Packaging recommended
for use:
l Rigid plastic containers
with tight-fitting lids
l Straight-sided
canning/freezing jars
l Heavy-duty
aluminum foil
l Plastic-coated
paper
l Non-permeable
plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film)
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
The use of these wrapprngs could cause
food odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen
food.
l
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If You Need Assistance
Service
Or
Performance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read the
chart below before calling for service on your appliance.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers
Please read through this and see if it can solve your problem.
rPROBLEM
Your refrigerator will not
operate
run into with their appliances.
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?
Is the Refrigerator Control set to the OFF position?
The lights do
not work
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?
Is a bulb burned out?
The ice maker
does not work
Is the freezer cold enough to make ice? It could take overnight for
the freezer to reach the proper temperature.
Is the ON/OFF lever in the ON (down) position?
Is the water valve turned on?
Does the water line have a clog or leak?
You hear unfamiliar sounds or
a rattling/
jingling noise
Some new sounds are normal. See “Understanding
may hear” on page 16.
There is water in
the defrost pan
This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator is level
so the pan does not overflow.
The motor
seems to run
too much
Are the condenser coils dirty?
Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator?
the sounds you
Has the door been opened often? Has a large amount of food been
added at one time? The motor naturally runs longer if these things
happen.
Is the room hot? If the room is too warm, the motor runs longer to
keep the unit cool.
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2. If you need
assistance*
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your
area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
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 Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
l
3. If you need
service*
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized Whirlpool@ service companies.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United
States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool
service company in your area, call our
Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
*APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR
-See: Whwlpool Appliances or
Aulhmzed
Whirlpool Semce
(Example. XYZ Service Co.)
‘WASHING
DRYERS,
l
l
with
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.
MACHINES
8
SERVICE 8 REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authmzed
WhIrlpool Servce
(Example
XYZ Servce Co.)
When asking for help or service:
f 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.
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WHIRLPOOL@
Refrigerator Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPa replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be
provided by an authorized Whirlpool service 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
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use your refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household
use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your refrigerator is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your 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.
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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-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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