Whirlpool ET18UK Specifications

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A Note To You
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Important Safetv
Instructions
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Parts And Features
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Before Using Your
Refrigerator
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7
Caring For Your
Refrigerator
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Food Storage Guide 16
Warranty
20
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REFRIGER.\TOR-FREEZERS
MODELS
ET20LK
ET18LK
ET18UK
A Note To You
Thank
yau
for
buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home applian se. Years of engineering experience have gone
into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy man i years of trouble-free operation, we have
developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable nformation on how to operate and maintain
your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefu ly. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. Thi!; 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. Plea se pay special attention to these symbols and
follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation )f the use of each symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock.
Tt is symbol will help you avoid actions which
co Jld cause product damage (scratches, dents,
etc :.) and damage to your personal property.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
nllmber,
1-800-253-1301,
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 18. If you nee 3 further help, feel free to call our Consumer
Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know hour appliance’s complete model number and
serial number. You can find this information on the mode and serial number label (see diagram on
page 4). For your convenience, we have included a hancy 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 refer ?nce.
Model Number
DE aler Name
Serial Number
DE aler Phone
Purchase
Date
Important
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your
refrigerator, follow these b: .sic 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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Help
Flever allow children to operate, play with, or
crawl inside the refrigerator.
l Never clean refrigerator
parts with flammable
fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
. FOR YOUR SAFETY.
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
O--HER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS
IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
AF PLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN CREATE A
FIIIE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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- SAVE THESE INSl’RUCTIONS
us help
R’zmove
you
Please:
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Install and level the refrigerator on a floor that
will hold the weight and in an area suitable for
its size and use.
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Do not install the refrigerator near an oven,
radiator or other heat source.
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Do not use the refrigerator in an area where the
room temperature will fall below 55°F (13°C).
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Keep the refrigerator out of the weather.
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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.)
. Do not load the refrigerator with food before it
has time to get properly cold.
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Use the refrigerator only for the uses described
in this manual.
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Properly maintain the refrigerator.
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Be sure the refrigerator is not used by anyone
unable to operate it properly.
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packing
materials
RE move tape and any inside labels (except the
mc ldel and serial number label) before using the
refrigerator.
Tc remove any remaining glue:
f iub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
r smove.
Of{
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! ;oak area with liquid hand-dishwashing
( etergent before removing glue as described
: bove. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
i Icohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners.
-‘hese can damage the material. See “Important
: ;afety Instructions” above.
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NC ITE: Do not remove any permanent instruction
lat sels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the
frc nt.
Parts And Featumes
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 The model you have purchased may have all
or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the illustration exactly. This manual is
designed to cover several models.
Freezer shelf
Utility
compartment
,
Butter
compartment
Adjustable
glass shelves
>
Shelf glide
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Base grille
base grille)
MO gel ET18LK shown
Control
panel
REFRIGERATOR
EXTERIORMOISTURECOhlROL
COWER.
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Refrigerator
control
4
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Exterior moisture
control
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Light
switch
Freezer
control
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
it properly
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It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section will tell you how to clean it, connect it to
a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
it
Clean your refrigerator before using it, if necessary. See cleaning instructions on page 14.
Plugging
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
Refrigerator
power cord
grounding
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 wall.
plug
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 12.)
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 12.)
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Right to raise;
left to lower
Front
Use a screwdriver
to adjust
Using Your Refkiigerator
In This
Section
Page
Page
Setting the controls ......................................... .I7
Using the optional
Changing the control settings.. ......................... 8
Changing
the light bulbs.. .............................
12
Adjustlng the shelf glide .................................... 9
Removing
the base grille
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12
Adjustlng the refrigerator shelves .................... 9
Reversing
the door swing .............................
13
Removlng the meat drawer and cover. ............. 9
Ur derstanding
Removlng the crispers and crisper cover.. .... 1o
Saving energy ................................................ 13
Using the ice cube trays ..................................
you may hear .. .I3
it is important that you operate it
the controls
Temperature
controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in
for the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator
Control to 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 will be set correctly when
milk or juice is as cold as you like and when
ice cream is firm. If you need to adjust these
settings, see “Changing the control settings”
on page 8.
Exterior
the sounds
ice maker.. .... 11
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In order to obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator,
properly. This section will tell you how to do just that.
Setting
automatic
moisture
REFRIGERATOR
4 WARMER
COLDER
b
FREEZER
4 WARMER
COLDER
b
control
The Exterior Moisture Control operates electric
heaters around the door openings. These heaters
help keep moisture from forming on the outside
of the refrigerator cabinet.
1. Use the OFF setting when humidity is low.
2. Use the ON setting if moisture forms on the
outside of the refrigerator cabinet.
EXTERIOR
MOISTURE
CONTROL
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Changing
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. (See
page 19.)
settings
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SElTlNGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food aljded
Room temperature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
6
D
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food atIded
Very cold room temperE ture
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
:
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 enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
If BOTH
SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold -oom
temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
6
C
Adjusting
the shelf
glides
The shelf glide can be used to secure oddshaped items or to separate other items.
To adjust the shelf glide:
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along track.
NOTE: The shelf glide cannot be removed.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you
use your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong
enough to hold bottles, milk and other heavy food
items.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
remove glass shelves:
Remove items from shelf.
Tilt shelf up at front.
Lift back of shelf.
Pull shelf straight out.
To replace glass
1. Guide the rear
shelf supports
2. Tilt shelf up at
Lower front of
shelves:
shelf hooks into the slots in the
on cabinet wall.
front until hooks drop into slots.
shelf to level position.
Removing
Glass shelves are heavy.
Be careful.
the meat drawer
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
remove the meat drawer:
Slide meat drawer out to the stop.
Lift front of meat drawer.
Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way.
Replace in reverse order.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
remove the cover:
Tilt front of cover up.
Lift back of cover.
Pull cover straight out.
Replace cover in reverse order.
and cover
Full out to the stop, lift
tl le front and pull again.
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emoving
To
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2.
3.
4.
the crispers
arld crisper
out to the stop,
lift the front
and pull again.
remove the crispers:
Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.
Lift the front.
Slide out the rest of the way.
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 corner 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.
Using
the 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.
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cover
Ren love the
gla5 s insert.
Lift ‘ront of
cow !r frame,
ther the back.
Using
the optional
automatic
If you have an automatic ice maker, 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 . _. to make ice automatically.
up . . . to shut off the ice maker.
NOTE: Do not turn ice maker on until it is
connected to the water suoolv. Instructions
for
ice maker water supply hook up are atIached to the back of the refrlaerator
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.
l 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 in all the way and lower the signal
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.
l 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 ice quality. If a
softened water supply cannot be avoided, it is
important that the water softener be well
maintained and operating properly.
ice maker
Flake
s ignal
ermto
stop ice.
Lower
I ignal
ermto
stat-l it.
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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.
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.
To
1.
2.
3.
replace the grille:
Line up grille support tabs with metal clips.
Push firmly to snap into place.
Close refrigerator door.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 15.
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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
Your new refriqerator may make sounds that your
old one didn’t.%ecause 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
fan motor and
W ien the refrigerator stops running, you may
hear gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after
it : tops. You may also hear defrost water running
int I the defrost water pan.
Ice maker
sounds
t ‘ickling water
t iud (clatter of ice)
If ) our refrigerator has an ice maker, you may
he ar buzzing (from the water valve), trickling
water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
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Rlrnning
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.
Saving
sounds
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hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
moving air.
\nrater
you may hear
sounds
Yo Jr refrigerator has a high-efficiency compresSOI and motor. It will run longer than older
de:;igns. It may even seem to run most of the
tim 3.
energy
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.
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Clean the condenser coils regularly.
. Open the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything out at one time. Keep food
organized so you won’t have to search for what
you want. Close door as soon as food is
removed.
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Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
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It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator
a id freezer to temperatures colder than they
nl?ed to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer
alId drinks are as cold as your family likes
ti-em, that’s cold enough.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
sclurce such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
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Caring For Your IRefrigerator
In This
Section
Cleaning
your refrigerator
Vacation
and moving
Page
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Power interruptions
Page
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care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of depend able service. However, there are a few things
you can do to help extend its product life. This section will tell you how to clean your refrigerator and
what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a po Ner outage.
Clei aning your
refrigeratcw
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator,’ tufi 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
WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper, etc.)
Sponge or cloth with mild
detergent and warm water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper towel
with mild detergent, warm
water and an appliance wax
(or good auto paste wax)
Inside walls
(freezer should be
allowed to warm up
so cloth won’t stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or paper
towel with baking soda or
mild detergent and warm
water
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Injury Hazard
Personal
I Refrigeration system tubes are located near
tie defrost pan and can become hot.
I Remove and install defrost pan carefully.
I :ailure to do so could result in personal
i jury.
HOW TO CLEAN
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8 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 protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
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Door liners and
gaskets
Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
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Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
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.
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
cleaners containing
petroleum on
plastic parts.
Soft, clean sponge or soft,
clean cloth with mild
detergent and warm water
l 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.
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or
WHAT TO USE
-. .I-Sponge or cloth with
mild detergent and
warm water
PART
Defrost
pan
Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
HOC J TO CLEAN
RE move base grille. (See page 12.)
Ta remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire brace
(remove tape; if any).
l W; rsh, rinse and dry thoroughly.
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RE place with notched corner to the rear. Push it
in 311the way.
. M: ke sure defrost pan drain tube is pointing
int I pan.
. RE place base grille.
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Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Vacation
Long
and moving
Rc II refrigerator out only as far as the water
su ~ply line allows.
CIj?an floor.
Rc II refrigerator back into place.
Ct eck to see if the refrigerator is level.
care
S’hort
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 one day ahead. When the
last load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Make sure all ice is dispensed out of mechanism.
Unplug the refrigerator. Clean it, rinse well and
dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from
building up.
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.
To restart refrigerator,
tor” on page 7.
RE move base grille.
Vs cuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may
ne sd to be cleaned as often as every other
mc nth.
RE place base grille.
see “Using Your Refrigera-
vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
avay for less than four weeks. Use up perisha )les; freeze other items. If you have an
a ltomatic ice maker:
1 Turn off your ice maker by raising signal
arm.
2 Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3 Empty the ice bin.
Moving
If your refrigerator is equipped with an autorr atic ice maker, shut off the ice maker water
s~rpply at least a day ahead. Disconnect the
water line. After the last load of ice drops, lift
tt e signal arm to turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen food in dry ice.
U-rplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all parts
w 41 and tape them together so they don’t shift
a id rattle. Screw in the leveling legs; tape the
dl )ors shut; and tape the electric cord to the
c; tbinet.
When you get to your new home, put everytt ing back and refer to page 5. Also, if you
h8Ive an automatic ice maker, remember to
rc connect the water supply line.
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Power
interruptions
If electricity goes off, call the power company.
Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help foods
stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for
every cubic foot of freezer space. This will
keep food frozen for 2 to 4 days. Wear
gloves to protect your hands from dry ice
burns.
OR
(c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is available, use or can perishable food at once.
3. P full freezer will stay cold longer than a partly
fi led one. A freezer full of meat will stay cold
I( nger than a freezer full of baked goods. If
fl rod contains ice crystals, it may be safely
rI ?frozen, although the quality and flavor may
t e affected. If the condition of the food is poor
c r if you feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Questions
1
Call our Consumer Assistance
nurr ber, 1-800-253-l 301.
Center telephone
Food Storage Guide
In This
Section
Page
Storing fresh food ............................................ 16
Page
Stat ing frozen food ........................................ 17
There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated
take the time to study these recommended steps.
Storing
fresh
food
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
(carrots,
peppers)
skins
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
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0’ frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer,
Frlrit
Wa:;h, let dry and store in refrigerator in plastic
bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until
the\’ are ready to use. Sot-t and keep berries in
thei’ store container in a crisper, or store in a
loo: ely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Ecw
Sto ‘e without washing in the original carton on
inte -ior shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk
on i iterior shelf.
Butter
or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
TYPE
r Chicken
Ground beef
Cheese
Steaks and roasts
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready
to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic
wrap or aluminum foil.
r Cured meats
Bacon
APPROXIMATE
(DAYS)’
1 to2
3
to
to
to
5
7to 10
5
3
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used.
Variety meats
1 to 2
Storing
frozen
5
* f meat is to be stored longer than the times
~fiven, follow the directions for freezing.
N ATE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used
tt- e same day as purchased.
food
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 or food storage times, contact
your local Cooperative Extension Service or
check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook.
NOTE:
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in the
packaging. The way you close and seal the
package must not allow air or moisture in or out.
Packaging done in any other way could cause
food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
Packaging recommended
for use:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
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.
l
I
7
Cold cuts
Meat
I
1 to2
Leftovers
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.
TIME
D B not use:
3read wrappers
. Ion-polyethylene
plastic containers
. Containers without tight lids
l
Naxed paper
. Naxed-coated freezer wrap
. rhin, semi-permeable wrap
TI le use of these wrappings could cause food
o( lor, taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
l
Freezing
DI) not expect your freezer to quick-freeze any
la ‘ge quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food
in o the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours.
(ho more than 2 to 3 pounds of food per cubic
fo It of freezer space.) Leave enough space for air
to circulate around packages. Be careful to leave
er ough room at the front so the door can close
tic htly.
Storage times will vary according to the quality
of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used
(a r and moisture proof) and the storage temperatu e (which should be 0°F [-17.8”C]).
17
If You Need Assistance
Or Service
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a ser
possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take
what to do if you still need assistance or service. When ca
or calling for service, please provide a detailed descriptior
model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See p:
properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for
assistance
dice call. Part 1 of this section outlines
to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you
ling our Consumer Assistance Center for help
of the problem, your appliance’s complete
ge 2.) This information will help us respond
...
Performance problems often result from little things you c;~n find and fix without tools of any kind. Please
check the chart below for problems you can fix. It-could sive you the cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
Your refrigerator
will not operate
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker tripped.
The Refrigerator Control is not
set correctly.
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See page 5.)
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Set Refrigerator Control to a numbered
setting. (See page 7.)
Unfamiliar
sounds or a
rattling/jingling
noise
There is something on top of or
behind the refrigerator.
The sounds are normal.
Remove item from on top of or behind
the refrigerator.
New features on your new refrigerator
make new sounds. (See “Understanding
the sounds you may hear” on page 13.)
There is water in
the defrost pan
This is normal in hot, muggy
weather. The pan may even be
half full.
Make sure the refrigerator
pan does not overflow.
The light does
not work
A household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker tripped.
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
The bulb is burned out.
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See page 5.)
The optional ice
maker will not
operate
The freezer has not had
enough time to get cold.
The signal arm is in the OFF
(up) position.
The water valve is turned off.
Water is not getting to the ice
maker.
Allow the freezer time to get cold-this
could take overnight.
Push signal arm down to the ON
position. (See page 11.)
Turn the water valve on.
Check the water line for clogs or leaks.
The motor
seems to run
too much
The condenser coils are dirty.
It is hot outside or in the room.
Clean the coils. (See page 15.)
On hot days, or if the room is too warm,
the motor naturally runs longer.
Open the door as few times as possible.
Thedoorhasbeenopened
frequently.
A large amount of food has
been put in at one time.
is level so the
Replace bulb. (See page 12.)
The motor will run longer in order to cool
down the interior when food is added.
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of controls, etc.
Your new refrigerator may be larger than your
old one so it has more space to be cooled. It also
has a regular freezer instead of a frozen food
compartment. All this means better refrigeration
and may require more running time than your old
one.
2. If you
need
assistance
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center
telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in
the U.S.:
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, MI 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you
need
service
4. If you need
ment parts
FSP@ replace...
F! GPis a registered trademark of Whirlpool
CI jrporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol
of quality whenever you need a replacement part
fo. your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement
p: rts will fit right and work right, because they
ar a made to the same exacting specifications
IJ$ed to build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
C’)nsumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved
...
with
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
lane1 (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
/iews at the highest levels of the major appli3nce industry.
l
Contact MACAP only when the dealer, autho.ized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to
.esolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
. vlACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
l
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
WhirlpoolSM 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 a REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Applmces
or
Authorized Whwlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
*WASHING
DRYERS,
MACHINES
(L
SERVICE & REPAIR
-See: WhIrlpool Appknces
or
Authorized Whirlpool Serwce
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
19
WHIRLPOOL”
Refrigerator Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement Iarts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workm inship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Whirlpoc )ISMservice company.
FULL FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workm snship in the sealed refrigeration System.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting tul ling
Service must be prl jvided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILI. PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or pl Jmbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than norm al, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be I epaired in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any food loss due to product failure.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE I-OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or lin litation of incidental or consequentlal damages,
so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This \~/arranty 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” t ection of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, 1-800-253-l 301, from anywhere in the! U.S.
PART NO. 2162785 Rev. A
0 1993 Whirlpool
Corporation
@I Registered
Trademark
/ SM Service
Mark of Whrlpool
Corporation
Printed
in U.S.A