Whirlpool ET22DM Specifications

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Freezer light
(ET22DM, ETZZDK,
ET22RM and ET22RK)
Ice cube trays
and shelves
(ET22DK, ET22RK,
ETOODK and ETSORK)
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Automatic
freezer
shelf
Freezer
shelf
/
ET22RM
Leveling
rollers
(behind base grille)
X
Base
grille
and
Deep adjustable
door bins
Model ET22DM
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NO-FROST
REFRIGERATOR-FREEZERS
ET22DM ET22DK ET22RM ET22RK
ET20DK ET20RK
Contents
Important
Safety Instructions.
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Before Using Your Refrigerator
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Using Your Refrigerator.
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Setting the controls ...................
Changing the control settings ..........
Exterior moisture control ..............
Adjusting the refrigerator shelves .......
Removing the freezer shelf ............
Adjusting the door bins ................
Removing the crispers and crisper cover.
Adjusting the crisper humidity control ...
Moving the meat drawer and cover ......
Adjusting the shelf glides ..............
Changing the light bulbs ...............
Removing the base grille ..............
Reversing the door swing ..............
Ice compartment door. ................
Ice cube trays. .......................
Automatic ice maker ..................
Sounds you may hear .................
Energy saving tips ....................
Cleaning Your Refrigerator
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Food Storage Guide ..................
Storing fresh food ....................
Storing frozen food ...................
Caring For Your Refrigerator.
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Vacation and moving care .............
Power interruptions ...................
If You Need Service Or Assistance
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Whirlpool
Refrigerator
Warranty.
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01991 Whirlpool Corporation
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide Label, tape
and any inside labels before using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining
glue:
l Rub bnskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
above. Do not use sharp rnstrumenls, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners.
These can damage the material. See “Important
Safety Instructions” on page 3.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction
labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at
the front.
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product.
Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial numbers from plate
(see diagram on front cover) and purchase date
from sales slip.
l Keep this book and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your
refrigerator, follow basic precautions
including the following:
Read all instructions
before using the
refrigerator.
l 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.
l Never
allow children to operate, play
with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY.
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE
VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY
OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN
CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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It is your responsibility
refrigerator:
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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 proper kind of outlet,
with the correct 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%).
is not used by anyone unable to operate
it properly.
is not loaded with food before it has time to
get properly cold.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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BeforeUsingYourRefrigerator
Clean
it
Clean your refrigerator before using it. See
cleaning instructions on page 11.
Plug
it in
Recommended
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
3-prong
grounding
Grounding
Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly grounded electrical supply is
required. It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch
or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
See Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instructions Sheet in your Literature Package.
plug
Retrigerato
power cord
Install
properly
1. Allow % inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and
at the top of the refrigerator for ease of
installatron.
2. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space on the hinge
side so the door can be opened wider.
3. The refrigerator back can be flush against
the wall.
Level
Right to raise;
Left to lower
Use screwdr
to ad
Front roller
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Raise
Lower
er
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refrigerator-freezer
1. Remove base grille (see page 8).
2.
3.
4.
5.
To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.
To lower front, turn screw in direction shown.
Check with level.
Replace base grille (see page 8).
Setting the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. To adjust a control, reach under the
console and turn the knob. When the refrigerator
is plugged in for the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 4.
2. Set the Freezer Control to C.
Give the refrigerator time to cool down
completely before adding 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.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range from
1 to 8. Freezer Control adjustments range from
A to D.
Changing
the control settings
If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator or
freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below. If
you have questions, call your COOL-LINE@ service assistance number (see page 14).
l Adjust the Refrigerator
Control first.
l Wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments.
l 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 temoerature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
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D
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
4
A
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
A
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enouah)
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Refrigerator
Freezer
6
C
Verywarm or very cold room
temoeratures
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Using Your Refrigerator
Continued
Exterior moisture control
The Exterior Moisture Control on the Control
Console operates electric heaters around the door
openings. These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator.
1. Use the OFF setting when humidity is low.
2. Use the ON setting if moisture forms on the
outside of the refrigerator.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough
to hold bottles, milk and other heavy food items.
To remove glass shelves:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Tilt up at front.
3. Lift up at back.
4. Pull shelf straight out.
Glass shelves are
heavy. Be careful.
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.
Removing
1. Lift front
2. Lift back
3. Replace
the freezer shelf
slightly.
off supports.
in reverse order.
Adjusting
the door bins
To remove door bins:
1. Lift up bin.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace door bins:
I, Slide bin in above desired button.
2. Push down until it stops.
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Removing
I//k
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front
the crispers
and crisper
cover
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:
1. Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide
out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Lift out cover frame by pulling up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
Remove the
glass insert,
lift the frame front,
then the back.
To replace the cover:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall supports
in front section of cabinet.
2. Fit back of corner into notch supports on walls
of refrigerator, then lower into place.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then
lower front.
Adjusting
the crisper humidity control
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crisper.
1. The control can be adjusted to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
2. LOW (open) lets moist air out of crisper for best
storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.
3. HIGH (closed) keeps moist air in the crisper for
best storage of fresh leafy vegetables.
Moving
Pull out to the stop, lift the
front and pull again.
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the meat drawer
and cover
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide the meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the drawer the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up, lift at back, and pull
straight out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
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Using Your Refrigerator
Continued
along
guide
Adjusting
the shelf glides
The shelf glides can be used to secure odd
shaped items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along guide.
Shelf glide cannot be removed.
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 refrigerator
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Console to find bulbs.
3. Remove bulb.
4. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
5. Reconnect power supply.
To change freezer light:
(ET22DM, ET22DK, ET22RM and ET22RK)
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 bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
5. Replace light shield.
6. Reconnect power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs will fit
your refrigerator. Be sure to replace bulb with one
of the same size and shape.
Removing
the base grille
To remove the grille:
1. Open the door.
2. Pull grille outwards as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
behind grille.
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the door.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 11.
Reversing
the door swing
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator so
the doors open the other way. Refer lo the instructions sheet Included with your refrigerator.
Ice compartment
door
Pull the ice compartment door panel out from the
bottom and slide it to the rear.
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.
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
Raise
signal
arm to
stop ice.
Lower
signal
arm to
start it.
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:
l The ON/OFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
Down.. .for making ice automatically.
Up.. .to shut off the ice maker.
NOTE: Do not turn ice maker on until it is connected to the water supply. Instructions
for
ice maker water supply hook-up are
attached to the back of the refrigerator
cabinet.
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.
l It is normal for ice crescents
to be attached by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
l 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.
l The ice maker will not operate until the freezer
is cold enough to make ice. This can take
overnight.
l 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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Using Your Refrigerator
Continued
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.
l 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.
l If cubes are stored too long, they may develop an
off-flavor.. like stale water. Throw them away. Ice
maker will make new ice. 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
operatrng 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 describes the kinds of sounds
that might be new to you, and what may be
making them.
Slight hum, soft hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and
moving air.
Clicking or snapping
sounds:
The thermostat makes a definite click when the
refrigerator stops running. It also makes a sound
when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer
will click when the defrost cycle starts,
Water sounds:
When the refrigerator stops running, you may hear
gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after it
stops. You may also hear defrost water running
into the defrost water pan.
Ice maker sounds:
l 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.
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Running sounds:
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor
and motor. It will run longer than older designs. It
may even seem to run most of the time.
Energy
saving
tips
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
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.
l Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
l 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.
l Keep the Exterior Moisture Control on the OFF
setting unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
l 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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Cleaning
YourRefrigerator
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.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Spills should be wiped up right away.
PART
Removable
parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.)
WHAT TO USE
Sponge or cloth
l Mild detergent
0 Warm water
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Sponge, cloth or
paper towel
l Mifd detergent
. Warm water
l Appliance
wax (or
good auto paste wax)
Outside
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Inside walls
(Freezer should be
allowed to warm up
so cloth won’t stick)
Door liners
gaskets
and
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel
0 Baking soda or
mild detergent
0 Warm water
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Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel
l Mild detergent
0 Warm water
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Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
0 Soft, clean sponge or
soft clean cloth
l Mild detergent
0 Warm water
Defrost
Sponge or cloth
Mild detergent
0 Warm water
pan
HOW TO CLEAN
Wash.
l Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
l Rinse and dry thoroughly.
l Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a
year. Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth.
Waxing painted metal surfaces provides
rust
orotection.
Do not wax elastic Darts.
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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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Wash.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches or cleaners containing
petroleum
on plastic parts.
l Wash.
l Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays,
scouring cleansers
or flammable
fluids.
These can scratch or damage material. See
“Important
Safety Instructions”
on page 3.
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Condenser
Floor under
refrigerator
coils
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Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
Floor cleaners
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Remove base grille. (See page 6.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash defrost pan.
Rinse and dry thoroughly
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it in all the way.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils at least every other month.
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply lrne allows.
0 Clean floor.
l Roll refrigerator
back into place
l Check to see if the refrigerator
is level.
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FoodStorageGuide
There is a correct way to package and store
refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to
use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap
or aluminum foil.
Storingfreshfood
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used.
Food placed in the refrigerator should be wrapped
or stored in air and moisture proof material. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout
the refrigerator. For dated products, check code
date to ensure freshness.
Leafy vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off
bruised and discolored areas. Wash in cold water
and drain. Place in plastic bag or plastic container
and store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins (carrots, peppers)
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Fruit
Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in plastic
bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until
they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in
their store container in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Meat
Most meat can be stored in original wrapping as
long as it is air and moisture proof. Rewrap if necessary. See the following chart for storage times.
Storage
TYPE
chart for fresh and cured meat*
APPROXIMATE
TIME
(DAYS)
Chicken
1 to2
Ground beef
1 to2
Steaks and roasts
3to5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5to7
Cold cuts.
3 to 5
Variety meats
1 to2
‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the
same day as purchased.
Eggs
Store without washing in the original carton on
interior shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on
interior shelf.
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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Storingfrozenfood
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercially frozen food and for freezing food at
home. For further information about preparing
food for freezing, contact your local Cooperative
Extension Service or check a freezer guide or
cookbook.
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in the packaging. The way you close and seal the package must
not allow air or moisture in or out. Packaging done
in any other way could cause food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator and drying of
frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene (plastic) containers with tight
fitting lids, straight-sided canning/freezing jars,
heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated paper
and nonpermeable plastic wraps (made from a
Saran film) are recommended. Follow package or
container instructions for proper freezing methods.
Do not use:
l 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 wrappings could cause food
odor and taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
Freezing
Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze any
large quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food
into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours.
(No more than 2 to 3 pounds of food per cubic foot
of freezer space.) Leave enough space for air to
circulate around packages. Be careful to leave
enough room at the front so the door can close
tightly.
Storage times will vary according to the quality
of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (air
and moisture proof), and the storage temperature
which should be 0°F ( - 17.8”C). For further
information about food storage times, contact your
local Cooperative Extension Service or check a
freezer guide or cookbook.
CaringForYourRefrigerator
Vacationandmovingcare
Powerinterruptions
Short vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables; freeze other items. 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 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 food 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
food frozen 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.
If the condition of the food is poor or if you feel it
is unsafe, dispose of it.
Long vacations
Remove all the food if you are going for a month or
more. 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.
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.
Questions?
Call your COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number. (See page 14.)
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 5.
Moving
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 food in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all parts well
and tape them together so they don’t shift and
rattle.
Screw in the leveling rollers. Tape the doors shut
and tape the electnc 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.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
Wesuggestyoufollow
thesesteps:
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 refrigerator
will not operate:
l Is the power supply 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?
If there is a rattling or jingling noise or
unfamiliar
sounds:
l Is something
on top of or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator is running?
l New features on your new refrigerator
make new
sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the
fans, timer clicks for the defrosting cycle, or
defrost water draining in the defrost pan.
If your ice maker will not operate:
l Has the freezer had enough time to get cold?
With a new refrigerator, this might take overnight.
l Is the signal arm ON.. in the down position?
l Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to
the ice maker?
If there is water in the defrost pan:
l This is normal in hot, muggy weather. The pan
can even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator is
level so the pan does not overflow.
If the lights do not work:
l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the power supply cord plugged into a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
If a bulb is burned out:
l See instructions
for changing light bulbs on
page 8. Use appliance bulbs only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
l Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
l On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
l If the door has been opened a lot, or if a large
amount of food has been put in, the motor will
run longer to cool down the interior.
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Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of the controls.
Your new refrigerator may be larger than your
old one so it has more space to be cooled. It also
has a regular freezer instead of a frozen food compartment. All this means better refrigeration and
may require more running time than your old one.
2. If you need assistance:..
Call ‘Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service
assistance
telephone
number. Dial free
from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or,
if service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need service’...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized Whirlpools” service
T&f1
olsy companies. Whirlpool
SERVrCE service technicians are
2
trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate the
authorized Whirlpool service company in your
area, call our COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCES
- HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR-SERVICE
L REPAIR
ELECTRlCAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR-REPAIRING
A PARTS
OR
WASHING MACHIPIES.
DRIERS
h IRONERSSERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORlZEOWHlRLPOOLSERVICE
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
COOL-LINE@ service assistance number in
Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
with how the
problem was solved’...
l Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major
appliance industry.
l Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer or Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP 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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WHIRLPOOC
Refrigerator
Warranty
RF003
1 WHIRLPOOL
LENGTHOFWARRANTY
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 01 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 WhirlpooPM
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
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 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 ‘Service and Assistance” sectron of this book. After checking “Service
and Assistance:’ additional help can be found by calling our COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone
number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
@Registered
Part No. 1124256 Rev. C
01991 Whirlpool Corporation
TrademarkSM
Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.