NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ET20RK
&
Model ET20RM
Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your
refrigerator,
clean it, move shelves and adjust
controls.
It even tells you what new sounds to
expect from your refrigerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
with care. Use it
only to do what home refrigerators
are designed
to do.
Parts and features
AUTOMATIC
ICE
FROZEN FOOD
FREEZER SHELF
REFRIGERATOR
CONTROL
MODEL AND
YUUK
POWER SAVING
CONTROL
SHELVES
FREEZER
CRISPER /
COVER
BASE GRILLE
‘ROLLERS
(not shown)
Tnank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Reglstrar!on Card provided
with this product. Then compl;ite
the form tIelow. Have this information ready
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Contents
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SAFETY FIRST
BEFOREYOU PLUG IT IN.,
Install Properly
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
Remove Sales Labels..
Clean It
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Plug Itln
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR,
Setting the Controls.
Changing
the Control Settings
Power Saving Control
Removing Frozen Food Basket
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves
Adjusting the Door Shelves
Removing Crispers, Meat Drawer and
Crisper Cover
Adjusting Crisper Humidity Controls
Moving the Deli Basket and Cover..
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Adjusting the Shelf Glides
Changing
the Light Bulbs
Removing the Base Grille
Ice Compartment
Door
IceCubeTrays
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Automatic Ice Maker
Sounds You May Hear
Energy Saving Tips
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Cleaning Chart
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Storing Fresh Food
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
VACATION AND MOVING CARE.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
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Corporation
Before you plug it in
Important
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible
for making sure that it...
l IS installed
and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
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only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply
and grounding.
(Refer to your “Electrical
Requirements
and
Grounding
Instructions:‘)
9 is used only for jobs expected
of home
refrigerators.
is not near an oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
IS properly
maintained.
IS out of the weather.
is used in an area where the room temperature
will not fall below 55,-F (13 C).
is not used by those who may not understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
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Install properly...
Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer
Buy
and any inside labels before
tor. To remove any remaining
1. Rub briskly with thumb to
remove.
OR
Guide label, tape
using the refrigeraglue:
make a ball, then
2. Soak area with liquid
hand dishwashing
detergent
before removing glue as described
in step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable
or
toxic solvents, such as acetone,
gasoline,
carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage
the
material.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTION LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened
under
the refrigerator
at the front.
Clean it...
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Clean your refrigerator before using it.
See cleaning
instructions on page 9. m
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?. Allow lj2 inch (1.25 cm] space on each side ant
at the top of the refrigerator
for ease of
installation.
2. If 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
back can be flush against the
wall.
Plug it in...
Level refrigerator-freezer...
3-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
FRONT ROLLER
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REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
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RECOMMENDED
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IGHT TO RAISE;
LEFT TO LOWER
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5.
Remove base grille (see page 7).
To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.
To lower front, turn screw in the direction shown
Check with level.
Replace base grille (see page 7).
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
GROUNDING
PLUG
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.
Do not use an extension
cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or
pull chain. See individual
electrical
requirements
und grounding
instruction sheet in your literature
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REFRIGERATOR
INDICATOR LIGHT
POWER SAVING CONTROL
LIGHT SWITCH
FREEZE
Setting the controls...
Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are In the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator
is plugged
in for
the first time...
1. Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL TO 4.
2. Set the FREEZER
time to cool
down
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These settings should be about right for normal household
refrigerator
usage.
The controls will be set about right when milk or
Refrigerator Control adjustments
range from 1 to
8. Freezer Control adjustments
range from A to D.
and turn the knob.
Changing the control settings...
If you need to adjust temperatures
in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
QUESTIONS?
..call your
COOL-LINE *
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 161.
Give the refrigerator
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Control first
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature
too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount ot food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough]
Refrigerator
Freezer
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold
room temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
Power Saving Control...
The Power Saving Control on the Control Console operates
electric
heaters around the door
openings. These heaters help keep morsture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator
POWEP
SAVING
CONTPOL
1. Use the “CONSUMES LESS ENERGY” setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” setting if
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
The indicator light will glow when the switch is in
the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” positron.
Removing the frozen food basket...
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1. Slide basket straight out to the stop, lift front,
then slide the rest of the way out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
PULL OUT TO THE STOP, LIFT
FRONT AND PULL AGAIN
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
1. Tilt up at
2. Lift up at
3. Pull shelf
GLASS SHELVES
HEAVY. BE CARE
Adjusting
glass shelves:
front.
back.
straight out
To replace
glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots in the shelf
supports.
2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot.
Lower front of shelf to level position.
the door shelves...
TO remove
door shelves:
1. Lift up shelf.
2. Tilt up at front.
3. Pull shelf straight out
To replace
door shelves:
1. Tilt up front of shelf until
hooks fit into slots in the
shelf support.
2. Lower front of shelf to level
position.
3. Push shelf down.
Removing crispers and crisper cover...
PULL OUT TO THE STOP, LIFT THE FRONT
AND PULL AGAIN
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. Lrft front of cover frame.
3. L1f-tout cover frame by pulling 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 of corner into notch supports on walls of
refrigerator, then lower into place.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then lower
front
REMOVE THE
THEN THE BACK.
GLASS IS HEAVY.
BE CAREFUL.
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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 settrng
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 IeafY vegetables
Moving 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.
LIFT THE FRONT
AND PULL AGAI
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up, lift at back, and pull straight
out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
GLASS IS HEAV
BE CAREFUL.
Moving the deli basket and cover...
AND PULL AGAIN.
GLASS IS HEAVY,BE CAREFUL.
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To remove the deli basket:
1. Slide the deli basket straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the basket the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
I. Tilt front of cover up, lift at back, and pull straight
out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
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Adjusting the shelf glides...
The shelf glides
can be used to secure
shaped items or to separate other items
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along guide
Shelf glide
cannot
odd
be removed
Changing the light bulbs...
1. Reach behind the control console
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt applrance
to find bulbs.
bulb.
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Removing- the base grille...
To remove
METAL CLIPS
the grille:
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1. Open the door.
2. Pull grille outwards as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech sheet fastened
grille.
Ice compartment
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SUPPORT TABS
To replace
the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the door
behind
clips.
door.. .
Pull the Ice compartment
door panel
bottom and slide it to the rear
out from the
Ice cube trays...
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Slightly twist.
(Model ETZORK only)
If cubes are not used, they may shrink The movrng cold air starts a slow evaporation.
The longer
cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
Automatic
ice maker...
If you have Model ET20RM with the automatic
ice maker accessory, or if you have Model ET20RK
and plan to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-831,
there are a few things you will want to know:
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LOWER
SIGNAL
ARM TO
START IT
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The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm
Down...for making ice automatically.
Up...to shut off the ice maker.
DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY.
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The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes.
Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes separated, and to obtain increased storage CapaCitY
It is normal for ice crescents to be attached
by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
You will hear water running when ice maker is
working. You’ll hear ice fall into the bin. Don’t let
these sounds bother you.
The ice maker will not operate until the freezer
IS cold enough
to make ice. This can take
overnight.
Because of new plumbing
connections,
the first
ice may be discolored
or off-flavored.
Discard
the first few batches of ice.
If ice is not being made fast enough and more
ice is needed, turn the Refrigerator
Control toward a higher number. Wait a day and, if necessary, turn the Freezer Control toward A
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If you remove the Ice bin. raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push it all the way In and lowerthe arm to the ON
position.
If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor...like
stale water. Throw them away.
They will be replaced.
Cubes in the ice bin can
also become smaller by evaporation
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Good water quality
is important
for good ice
quality It is not recommended
that the ice maker
be connected
to a softened water supply. Water
softener chemicals
such as salt from a malfunctioning softener can damage
the ice maker
mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened
water supply cannot be avoided,then
it is important that the water softener be well maintained
and operating
properly,
Sounds you may hear...
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Sounds:
Your new refrigerator
may make sounds that your old one didn’t
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
about them.
Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.
The following chart describes
the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
Probable
Causes:
Slight Hum, Sotl Hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s
Clicking
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 and stops.
or Snapping
fan motor and moving
air.
Sounds:
When the refrigerator
stops running, you may hear gurgling in the tubing
for a few minutes after it stops. You may also hear defrost water running
into the defrost water pan.
Ice Maker Sounds:
- trickling
water
-thud
(clatter
of ice)
If your refrigerator
has an Ice maker you may hear buzzing (from the
water valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped
into the bin.
Running
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.
Water
Sounds:
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.
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the condenser
coil regularly
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the door as few times as possible
Think
about what you need before you open the door,
Get everything
out at one time. Keep foods organized so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
. Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
over crowd it so air movement
is blocked,
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It IS a waste of electricity
to set the refrigerator
and freezer to temperatures
colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that’s
cold enough.
Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES
LESS ENERGY unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
Make sure your refrigerator
is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator
and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up Of course, spills should be wiped up right away
To clean your refrigerator
turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF, unplug it. take out all removable
parts and clean
it according
to the following
directions.
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Cleaning chart...
Part
What to use
How to clean
Removable
parts (shelves,
crisper, meat drawer, freezer basket, deli basket, etc.)
Sponge
or cloth: mild
detergent
and warm
water.
. Wash removable
parts by hand
warm water and a mild detergent.
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dry.
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent:
appliance
wax
[or
good auto paste wax;
Waxing
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
painted
metal
Sponge,
soft cloth or
paper
towel,
baking
soda, warm water. mild
detergent.
Wash with warm
water
and a mild
detergent. Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
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dry.
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painted
metal surfaces
at least
twice a year with appliance
wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts.
surfaces provides
rust protection.
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Door liners and gaskets
Wash with warm water and
-mild detergent
or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
Rinse and dry.
Wash with mild detergent
water.
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dry.
DO NOT USE Cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petroleum
on plastic parts.
Sponge,
soft cloth or
paper
towel,
ml!d
detergent, warm water.
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[26 g] to
and
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or sponge.
Mild
detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
l Rinse and
dry.
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring
cleansers,
or flammable
or toxic solvents like acetone,
gasoline,
carbon
tetrachloride,
etc. These can scratch or damage
the material.
Defrost pan
Sponge
or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water
Coil
Vacuum cleaner: using
the extended
narrow
attachment.
Remove base grille. [See page 8.1
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any].
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pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
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dry.
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with notched corner to the rear.
Push it all the way in.
. Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
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base grille.
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Floor under
refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners
warm
bleaches
Dark plastics
[covers and panels)
Condenser
with
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Remove base grille.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month.
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator
out only as far as water
supply line allows.
Clean the floor.
Roll refrigerator
back.
Check to see if the refrigerator
is level.
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Food storage guide
STORING
FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in original wrappings.
Once opened, tightly re-wrap in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Canned
Ham. Store in refrigerator
unless the
label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not
freeze
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
in plastic wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CURED MEAT*
We
rhere is a right way to package
and store
refrigerated
or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
leafy
Vegetables...Remove
store wrapping
and trim or tear off bruised and discolored
areas.
Wash in cold water and drain. Place in plastic bag
or plastic container and store in crisper. Cold, moist
air helps keep leafy vegetables
fresh and crisp.
Vegetables
with Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store
In crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
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
?heir store container
in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator
shelf
Meatf..Meat
is perishable
and expensive...you
won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling.
The following
list and chart give you
packaging
hints and time limits. Store meat in the
meat drawer.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping.
Vacuum packaged
meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you
should wrap it with special
freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
marketwrapping
paperand
re-wrap in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately
Approximate
Variety Meats .......................
Chicken ............................
Ground Beef ........................
Steaks and Roasts ..................
Cured Meats ........................
Bacon ..............................
Cold Cuts ...........................
Tlme
Ways)
-1 to 2
1 to 2
1 to 2
3 to 5
7 to 10
5 to 7
3 to 5
‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
same day as purchased.
should
be used the
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton
Milk...Wipe
milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Beverages...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Bufter...Keep
opened butter in covered dish or
in the Utility Compartment.
When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese...Store
in the original
wrapping
until
you are ready to use it. Once opened,
re-wrap
tightly In plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condiments...Store
small jars and bottles
(catsup, mustard, jelly, olives] on the door shelves
where they are in easy reach.
Leftovers...Cover
leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum
foil to keep food from drying out and
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight
lids are fine, too.
FREEZING & STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer section IS designed
for storage of
commercially
frozen foods and for freezing foods
at home.
Packaging
-The secret of successful freezing IS
in the packaging.
The wrap you use must be air,
moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and
seal the package
must not allow air, moisture or
vapor in or out. Packaging
done in any other way
could cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator
and drying of frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic)
containers
with
tightfittrng
lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper and nonpermeable
plastic wraps [made from
a Saran film) are recommended.
NOTE: Heatsealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves
or as carton liners.
Sealing-When
sealing foods in bags squeeze
out the air (liquids need headspace
to allow for
expansion).Twist
the top and turn it back. Fasten tie
securely
around the doubled-over
tail. Put the
label inside transparent
bags; use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque
ones.
Air-tightwrapping
callsfor”drugstore“
wrap Cut
the sheet about one-third longerthan
the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold
in [toward the food] at least twice to seal out air
Creaseendsclosetofood,pressairfrom
package
Fold tips over twice. Finish package
and tape
closed. NOTE: With unboned
meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stockinette
to protect the wrap from punctures.
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DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
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without tight lids
l Waxed
paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrappings
could
cause food odor and taste transfer and dryl
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ing of frozen
food.
Freezing Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free
fruits.
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to 3
quarts [liters] at a time and drain. Fruit that stands in
water may lose food value and become
soggy.
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed
containers or other
recommended
material
Leave head space to
allow liquids to expand during freezing.
Freezing Vegetables
- Freeze only fresh highquality vegetables
picked when barely mature
For best results, freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours
after picking. Wash In cold water, sort and cut into
appropriate
sizes. Blanch or scald. Pack in recommended container
and freeze.
Do not freeze
lettuce,
celery,
carrot
sticks.
potatoes or fresh tomatoes. All will become limp or
mushy. Tomatoes will collapse
when thawed
Freezing Cooked Food-Prepare
cooked foods
as you would for the table; shorten cooking time IO
to 15 minutes to allow for additional
cooking durIng reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liqluid. Plan to add them at reheating
time. Potatoes
should also be added to soup and stew at heating
time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating
time.
Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once.
ilquld or semi-liquid
dishes may be frozen in recommended
containers
with head-space.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
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v’our casserole
dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package,
bag it
.lnd return to freezer.
Freezing Meats - The meat you thaw can only
be as good as the meat you freeze. “Drugstore’
wrap in meal-size
packages.
Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped
individually
or in layers separated by a double thickness of freezer wrap
Make sure store wrappings
are moisture ana
vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended
under “PackagIng”
Freezing Baked Goods-Wrap
baked breads in
recommended
material.
Thaw in wrapping.
Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pack in recommended
freezer bags or cartons. Unbaked cookies may be dropped,
molded
31 rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or
carton: bake without thawing.
Refrigerator-type
;ookies can be wrapped
and frozen in roll form.
rhaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without
;hawing.
Bake pecan
and similar pies before
‘reezing...rich
fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
Jents In top crusts when ready to bake.
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IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to quickfreeze any large quantity
of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze
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.
FOODSTORAGECHART
Storage times* will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof), and the storage temperature which should be 0°F ( -17.8”C).
Storage Time
Food
FRUITS
........
12 months
Fruit juice concentrate
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit .....
Citrus fruit and juices ......
4 to 6 months
8 to 12 months
Others ....................
VEGETABLES
8 months
Commerclaiiy
frozen ..........
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef .............
4 weeks or less
(Salting meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters .....................
I month
Ground beef, lamb, veal ... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
6to12 months
Beef ....................
6 to 9 months
lamb and veal ..........
4to8months
Pork .....................
1 to 2 months
Sausage, fresh .............
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
8to12 months
3 to 4 months
lamb, veal, pork .........
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
6months
sole .........................
Blue fish, salmon ...........
2 to 3 months
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch ...........
......
3 months
Breaded fish [purchased)
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, scallops .......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king crab ............
10 months
............
12 months
Shrimp, uncooked
POULTRY
Chlcken or turkey,
12months
whole or parts ..............
6 months
Duck ..........................
2to3months
Giblets ....................
Cooked poultry w/gravy .......
6 months
1 month
Slices (no gravy) ................
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole .......
2 to 3 months
3 to 6 months
TV dinners .................
Storage Tlme
Food
DAIRY PRODUCTS
6to9months
Buffer ......................
12 months
Margarlne .....................
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
3 months
farmer’s ....................
DO NOT FREEZE
Creamed cottage ......
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
6 to 8 weeks
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
Freezing can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
12 months
Whole (mixed) .................
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
Yolks ...........................
(Add sugar orsaltto yolks oFwhole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
3 months
Yeasf breads and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve roils ......
1 month
Unbaked breads ................
2 to 3 months
Quick breads ..............
2 to 4 months
Cakes, unfrosfed ...........
............
8to12months
Cakes,frosfed
12 months
Fruit cakes ....................
3 months
Cookle dough ..................
8 to 12 months
Baked cookies ............
1 to 2 months
Baked pies .................
4 to 6 months
Ple dough only .............
*Based on U.S.D.A.and Michigan Cooperative
Extension Service suggested
storage times.
If electricity
goes off
Call the power company.
Ask how long power
will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help frozen
foods to stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted
longer than 24
hours:
[a] Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker. Or...
(b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for
every cu. ft of freezer space. This will keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c] If neither food locker storage nor dry ice is
available,
use or can perishable
food at
once.
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a
Partly filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay
cold longer than a freezer full of baked
goods. If food contains ice crystals, it may
be Safely refrozen, although the quality and
flavor may be affected. Use refrozen foods
quickly. If the condition of the food is poor or
if you feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Vacation
and
Moving
Care
Short vacations...
Moving...
No need to shut off the refrigerator
if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables;
freeze other items. If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic
ice maker:
1. Turn it off
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker
3. Empty the ice bin.
If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic ice maker, shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead of time. Disconnect the water line.
After the last supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm
to turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen foods in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it thoroughly.
Remove everything
that comes out. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
Screw in the levelling rollers; tape the doors shut;
tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you
get to your new home, put everything
back, and
refer to page 4. Don’t forget to reconnect the water
supply line if you have an ice maker.
Long vacations...
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an
automatic
ice maker, turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least a day ahead. When the last
load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it...rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors...keeping
them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building up.
To restart
erator.”
refrigerator,
see “Using
Your Refrlg
Questions?
..call your
COOL-LINE.
service
assistance
telephone
number
[page 16 1.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance
problems
often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools of
3ny kind.
If your
m is the
circuit
= Have
circuit
= I:, tne
refrigerator
will not operate:
power supply cord plugged
into a live
with the proper voltage? [See page 4.)
you checked
your home’s main fuses or
breaker box?
Refrigerator
Control ON?
If there is a rattling
or jingling
noise, or other
unfamiliar
sounds:
l
Is something
on top or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator
is running?
* New features on your new refrigerator make new
sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the
fans, timer clicks for the defrosting cycle, defrost
water draining into 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
* Is the signal arm ON.. In the down position?
* Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to
the ice maker?
If there is water in the defrost pan:
* In hot, muggy weather, this is normal. The pan can
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
IS
level so the pan doesn’t overflow.
If the lights are not working:
* Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
* Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live
::lrcuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
If a bulb is burned out:
c See instructions for changing
light bulbs on page
8. Use appliance
bulbs only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
e Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
9 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.
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things: number of door openings, amount of
food stored, temperature
of the room, setting of the
controls.
And, 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.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The
Zonsultant 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.
3.
If you need service:..
Whirlpool has a nationwide
net- work of franchised
TECH-CARE”
service companies.
TECH-CARE
d
service technicians
are trained to
TECU-CARE
F?!!H’SE~s~~~J fulfill the product
warranty
and
provide after-warranty
service, anywhere
in the
United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your
area, call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
xi+l/bl
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone number [see Step 2) and talk with one of our
Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If YOUneed 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 COOLLINE service assrstance number in Step 2.
*If you must call or write, 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 for assistance.
Notes
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19
I
WHIRLPOOL
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
.. . --.
DlmiM
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP’ replacement
parts and repair labor lo correct defects
in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a
franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for electronic
control system if defective
in materials
or workmanship.
[Electronic
models only.)
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials
or workmanship
in the sealed refrigeration
system.
These parts are.
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting
tubing
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE” 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
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 franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
Whirlp001
A
Part No. 1119534 Rev. A
c 1988 Whirlpool
Corporation
Printed
in U.S.A