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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
(behind
ice bin)
Meat Pan with
Cold Control
Slide-Out
ode1 and Serial
Number Label
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here., .
When you need service cx call with a question,
have this information ready:
1. Complete
label located
Model and Serial Numbers
as shown).
Model
Number
(from the
Serial
Number
2. Purchase date from sales slip
Purchase
Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this
book, your warranty and sales slip together in a
handy place.
2
Service
Date
Company
and Telephone
Number
1j Contents
SAFETYFIRST .........................
YOU PLUG IT IN. ...............
1 BEFORE
Install Properly ......................
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Level Refrigerator-Freezer
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Remove Sales Labels ................
Clean It ............................
Plugltln..
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR...........
Setting the Controls ..................
Changing the Control Settings ........
Power Saving Control ................
Adjusting Crisper Humidity Control ....
Adjusting Meat Pan Temperature ......
Adjusting Refrigerator Shelves ........
Removing Freezer Shelves ............
Removing Freezer Basket ............
Removing the Crisper, Meat Pan
and Covers .......................
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Changing the Light Bulbs .............
Removing the Base Grille ............
Cold Water and Ice Dispenser ........
Sounds You May Hear. ...............
Energy Saving Tips, ..................
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CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ......
Cleaning
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Chart
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE. ...............
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Storing Fresh Food ...................
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods ....
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VACATION AND MOVING CARE .......
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE.
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Before Calling for Assistance .......
If You Need Assistance ............
If You Need Service ...............
If You Have a Problem .............
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Before you plug it in
IMPORTANT
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible for making sure that it...
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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:‘)
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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.
Install properly.. .
Remove sales labels.. .
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape and
any inside labels before using the refrigerator
To remove any remaining
glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then remove.
OR
2. Soak area with dishwashing detergent solution (1
teaspoon detergent in 1 quart warm water) before
removing glue as described in step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable or
toxic solvents, such as acetone, gasoline, carbon tetmchloride,
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.
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Clean it.. .
Clean your refrigerator
before using it.
See cleaning instructions
on pagell,
1. Allow % inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and 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.
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Level refrigerator-freezer..
3-prong
grounding
type wall receptacle,
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Refrigerator
Power Cord
RECOMMENDED
Right to Raise;
Left to lower
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3.
4.
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Remove base grille [see page 7 ).
To raise front, turn each screw to the right.
To lower front, turn each screw to the left.
Check with level.
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.
Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch
or pull chain. See individual
electrical
requirements and grounding
ature package.
instruction
sheet in your liter-
Using your refrigerator
Temperature
Control
\
Air Control
Power
Air Outlet
Setting the controls.. .
The Temperature
Control
is in the refrigerator
and
the Air Control
is In the freezer
section
When the
refrigerator
is plugged
in for the first time..
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2. Set the AIR
TROL to 3.
1, Set the TEMPERATURE CONTROL to 3
Saving
Control
Give the refrigerator
pletely
before adding
time to cool down comfood. [This may take sev-
eral hours )
These settings should be about right for
normal household
refrigerator
usage.
The controls
will be set about
rrght when
juice IS as cold as you like and when ice
IS firm.
CON
milk or
cream
Do not block the air outlet on the control panel.
Blockrng
It can slow the air movement
needed
to
keep temperatures
at the level you set
Changing the control settings.. .
If you need to adjust temperatures
In the refrrgerator or freezer,
use the settrngs
lIsted in the chart
below.
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Adjust the Temperature
Control first
Wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments.
Then adjust the Air Control,
If needed.
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RECOMMENDED
If Refrrgerator
Section Is
TOO WARM
Door opened
often
Large amount
of food added
Room temperature
too warm
Temperature
Atr Control
Control
4
3
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened
often
Large amount
of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Temperature
Air Control
Control
3
4
Controls not set correctly
for your conditrons
Temperature
Air Control
Control
2,
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST ENOUGH
Heavy Ice usage
Very cold room temperature
[can’t cycle often enough)
Temperature
Air Control
Control
3
4
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened
often
Large amount
of food added
Very warm or very cold
room temperatures
Temperature
Arr Control
Control
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QUESTIONS?
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REASONS:
CONDITION
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COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
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If Refrigerator
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TOO COLD
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OFF
Power Saving Control.. .
The Power Saving Control on the Control
sole operates
electnc
heaters
around
the
openrngs.
These heaters
help keep moisture
forming
on the outside of the refrigerator.
SETTINGS:
Condoor
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Use the “OFF”
setting when humidity
IS low
2. Use the “0N”setting
if moisture forms
on the outside of the
refrigerator.
Adjusting
Adjusting crisper
Humidity Control.. .
You can control the amount
of humidity
In the moisture-sealed
crrsper
The control
can be adjusted
to any setting between LO and HI.
LO [open) lets moist
air out of crisper for
best storage
of fruits
and vegetables
with skins.
HI (closed)
keeps
moist air in the crisper for best storage
of fresh leafy vegetables.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
meat pan temperature..
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Cold
air flows against
the
meat pan through an opening
between
the freezer
and the
refrrgerator.
This helps keep the
meat pan colder than the rest
of the refrigerator
Set the control to let more or
less cold air through
Use Control to Adjust
Meat Pan Temperatures
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shelves...
Shelves can be adjusted
to match the way you use
your refrigerator.
Glass shelves are strong enough
to
hold bottles,
milk and other heave food Items
To remove
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Lift
UP
and
door shelves:
out
To replace:
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Insert hooks into guides
on both sides.
Push down.
To replace:
1. Guide
the rear hooks Into the slots in the shelf
supports.
2. Ilt up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot Lower
front of shelf to level position
Removing freezer shelves.. .
1 LII? front slightly.
2 Loft back off supports
3. Replace
in reverse order.
Lltt the Front
Then the Back
Removing the freezer basket.. .
For proper air movement,
In place when the refrigerator
To remove
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basket
the basket:
Slide out to the stop
Lift the front to clear the stop.
Slide out the rest of the way
To replace
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keep the freezer
is operating.
the basket:
Place basket on the slides.
Make
sure the wire stops
clear the front of the slides.
Slide basket in.
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Removing the crispeq meat pan and covers...
To remove the crisper and meat pan:
1. Slide crisper and meat pan straight out to
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order
To remove the covers:
Covers are held in place by two pegs at the back
and two notched tabs in front.
1. Press front tabs out of the way.
2. Lift cover front.
3. Lift back off the pegs.
4. Replace in reverse order
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Snap Back Into Place.
Changing the light bulbs.. .
WARNING: Before removing a light shield for
cleaning or for replaclng the bulb,
either unplug refrigerator or dlsconnect electrlclty
leadlng to refrigerator at the main power supply.
Shock and InJury can occur If electrlclty remains connected.
light bulbs behind refrigerator
trol consoles:
and freezer con-
1. Pull control knob straight off.
2. Pull bottom of control panel straight out.
3. Lift top of panel off supports.
4. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
5. Replace panel in reverse order.
light bulb behind ice maker:
1. Remove
the ice bin [see ice maker
instructions
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2. Replace
3. Replace
with a 40-watt appliance
ice bin.
Dispenser
light:
bulb.
1. Reach the bulb through the dispenser area
2. Replace with a heavy-duty IO-watt bulb.
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Pull Off the Dial;
Pull Out at the Bottom
Removing the base grille...
1. Open the doors.
2. Pull grille outwards
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Metal
Clips
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as shown.
3. Do not removeTech sheet faste sned behind @le.
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal clips
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the doors.
Cold Water and Ice Dispenser...
FOR ICE:
FOR CHILLEDWATER:
Press a sturdy glass against the
Press a sturdy glass against the
ice dispenser bar. (Pressure and
tumbling
can break a fragile
glass.) Remc we the glass to stop
dispensing.
The first few batches of ice from
the ice maker may have a bad
taste. Throw them away This
from new plumbing and parts.
water dispenser
bar. (Pressure
can break a fragile glass.) Remove
the
glass
to stop
dispensing.
If the dispenser is not used regularly, dispense
enough every
week to freshen the supply Allow
2-3 hours for chilling.
The small, heated tray beneath the dispenser is designed
There is no drain in this tray. Do not pour water into It.
Ice Is dlspemsed from the ice maker storage bin
in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed, a
trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser
and the ice bin. Ice is moved from the bin and falls
through the chute. When the dispenser bar is released, a faint buzzing sound may be heard for a
few seconds.
to evaporate
small
spills.
Chllled water comes from a tank behind the
meat pan. It holds about 50 ounces (1.5 L).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press the
water dispenser with a glass or a jar until you have
drawn and discarded 2 cr 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L).
Only air will came out to start with. The water you
draw and discard will rinse the tank and pipes.
Allow about 24 hours to chill the first tankful.
Common Problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Dlspenser won’t
work.
Freezer door open.
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Ice dlrpenser
work.
Ice bin not properly installed.
Wrong ice in ice bin.
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Make sure bin is pushed all the way in.
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Use only ice crescents from Ice maker.
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Close the freezer door.
Other shapes won’t dispense properly.
Ice dlspenser
worklng.
stops
Ott-taste or odor
In Ice.
Ice dispenser bar held in too long.
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Ice attracts airborne
Old ice.
Water quality.
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Foods not properly wrapped.
Ice bin and freezer may need
cleaning.
Plumbing to ice maker:
New ice maker.
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Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor
to reset.
Large amounts of ice should be taken from
the bin, not through the dispenser.
Use rapidly or store in covered container:
Dump old ice and make new supply
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur]
may require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly See pages 13 and 14.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See Cleaning
Chart on page 11.
Follow installation instructions for proper ice
maker water supply hook-up.
The first few loads of ice from a new ice
maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice and
make new supply.
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The dispensers
door closed.
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The ice dispenser will work only if the bin is
pushed all the way in.
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will work only with the freezer
Use only Ice crescents trom the Ice maker.
Other shapes won’t dispense
properly.
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When you need more ice than a glass or
two, scoop it from the bin or remove the bin.
The dispenser motor may stop if the dispenser bar is held in too long. It will be ready
to run again in about 3 minutes.
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Ice stored too long can go stale., .like water.
Throw it away.
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Ice can shrink. Cold moving air slowly evaporates them. If you use ice often, you may
never notice the change.
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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.
Plan to remove and empty the storage bln:
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If the ice dispenser has not, or will not be used fora
week or more;
If a power failure causes ice in the bin to melt and
freeze together;
If the ice dispenser is not used regularly.
1. Pull the covering
slide it to the rear.
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panel
out from the bottom
and
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF position.
Ice can still be dispensed, but no more will be made.
3. Lift the front of the storage
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Empty
brn
the brn. Use hot or warm
Ice if necessary
It out
water
The night light uses a heavy-duty
to melt the
should
last about
purchase
another
Never use anythlng sharp to break
up Ice in the bin. This can damage
the btn and
dispenser
mechanrsm.
5. Wash wrth mild detergent.
Rinse well Do not use
harsh or abrasive
cleansers
or solvents.
6. When replacrng
the bin, make sure it IS pushed in
all the way. Push the signal arm down to the ON
position to restart Ice praductron.
IO-watt bulb. It
10,000 hours. When It burns out,
from your dealer.
Sounds you may hear.. .
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Possible Sounds:
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Clicking
Sounds:
The defrost
also makes
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Causes:
You may
or Snapping
Ice Maker Sounds:
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water
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Probable
Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
Water Sounds:
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Your new refrtgerator
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.
Sounds:
hear the refrtgerator’s
fan motor
and
moving
air.
timer makes a definite
clrck when the refrigerator
a sound when the refrigerator
starts.
stops runnrng.
When the refrtgerator
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
tf your refrigerator
has an Ice maker,
valve], trickling
water and the clatter
you may hear
of ice dumped
buzzing
(from
Into the bin
Your refrigerator
has a high-efficiency
compressor
and motor.
than older designs
It may even seem to run most of the time.
the water
It will run longer
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
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and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t overcrowd it so air movement
IS blocked
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It IS a waste of electrlclty
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 OFF unless
moisture forms on the 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
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Temperature
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts, and clean it 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 buildina
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away-
Cleaning chart...
Part
What to use
How to clean
Removable parts
[shelves, crisper, meal
pan etc.)
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax [or good
auto paste wax].
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Wash removable parts with warm water
and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry
Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers.
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Rinse and dry
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year with appliance
wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with
a clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax
on piastfc parts.
Waxing palnted
Inside walls [Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
metal surfaces provldes rust protection.
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
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Door liners and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent, warm water
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Wash with warm water and
-mild detergent or
~ baking soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart [ .95 I] warm water
Rinse and dry
Wash with mild detergent
water
Rinse and dry.
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and warm
DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum on plastic parts.
Dark plastics
(covers and panels)
Mild detergent and
warm water; soft, clean
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
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Wash with a soft grit-free cloth or
sponge.
Rinse and dry with a damp grit-free
cloth or chamois.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable or toxic solvents ilke acetone, gasoline, carbon
tetrachioride,
etc. These can scratch or damage the material.
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water
Remove base grille. (See page 7 .)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
Rinse and dry
Replace with notched corner to the rear,
Push it all the way in.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
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Condenser
Coil
Vacuum cleaner; using
the extended narrow
attachment,
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Floor under refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners.
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Remove base grille.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month.
Replace base grille.
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Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
Wash floor.
Roll refrigerator back.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level. 11
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. State in refrigerator unless the label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not freeze.
Fresh Pouitry...Wrap
in plastic wrap. The plastic
wrap on poultry, as purchased,
may be used for
storage.
There 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.
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Remove store wrapping and
off bruised and discolored areas, Wash in
3toS
and drain. Place in plastic bag or plastic
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and store in crisper. Cold, moist air helps
follow ftedmcnons for fwBZhQ.
vegetables
fresh and crisp.
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Vegetables with Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store
In crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the
Frults . ..Wash. let dry and store in refrigerator in same day as purchased.
plastic bags OT 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.
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container
deep leafy
Meat*
Meat is perishable and expensive...you
won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling. The following list and chart give you packaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the meat
pan.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping.
Vacuum packaged
meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you
should wrap it with special freezer wrapping material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
market wrapping paper and re-wrap in aluminum foil
for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.
Eggs
.Store without washing in the original carton or use the Utility Bin that came with your
refrigerator.
Mlik...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf or bottom door shelf.
Beverages...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Butter.. .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
?ightly 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.
Leftoven...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
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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 tightfitting lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars,
heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-ccated
paper and
non-permeable
plastic wraps [such as Saran) are
recommended.
Note: Heat-sealed 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-tight wrapping
calls for “drugstore” wrap. Cut
the sheet about one-third longer than the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold in
(toward the food] at least twice to seal out air. Crease
ends close to food, press air from package.
Fold tips
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over twice. Finish package
and tape closed. NOTI
With unboned meats, pad sharp edges with extr
wrap or use stockinette
to protect the wrap fror
punctures.
DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed
paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wmpplngs could
l
cause food odor and taste tmnsfer and
drying of frozen food.
Freezlng Fruits-Select ripe, blemish-free fruit
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 t
3 quarts (liters] at a time and drain. Fruit that stanc
in water may lose food value and become, sags
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed
containers or othc
recommended
material. Leave head space to c
low 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
time10 tol5minutes
toallowforadditional
cooking
during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the
liquid. Plan to add them at reheating time. Potatoes should also be added to soup and stew at
heating time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at
heating time.
Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid dishes may be frozen in recommended
containers with head-space.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen in
the baking container. If you don’t want to leave
your casserole dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package,
bag it
and return to freezer.
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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 and 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
or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag OT
carton: bake without thawing.
Refrigerator-type
cookies can be wrapped
and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without
thawing.
Bake pecan
and similar pies before
freezing...rich
fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake.
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IMPORTANT: Do not expect your
freezer to quick-freeze
any large
quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food into the freezer than will
freeze withln 24 hours. (No more than
2 to 3 pounds of fresh meat or 3 to 4
pounds of vegetables 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).
Food
Storage tlme
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
. . . . . 12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit . . 12 months
Cltrus fruit and juices.. . . 4 to 6 months
Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B to 12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen . . . . . . . 8 months
Home frozen . . . . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks or less
Corned beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 weeks
Cured ham . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
(Salting meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Ground beef, iamb, veal 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 12 months
lamb and veal . . . . . . . 6 to 9 months
Pork.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to8 months
Sausage, fresh . . . . . . , . . . 1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . 8 to 12 months
lamb, veal, pork . . . . . . 3 to4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
Sole.......................
6months
Blue fish, salmon . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch . . . . , . . . 2 to 3 months
Breaded fish (purchased)
. . . 3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish. crab, scallops , . . . 3 to4 months
Alaskan king crab . . . . . . . . . 10 months
. . . . . . . . . 12 months
Shrimp, uncooked
POULTRY
Whole chicken or turkey.. . . 12 months
Duck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6months
Giblets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy
. . . 6 months
Slices (no gravy) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Food
Storage time
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole . . . . 2 to 3 months
TV dinners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 6 months
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 9 months
Margarine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 9 months
Cheese:
Camembert, brick,
Mozzarella, farmer’s . . . . 3 months
Creamed cottage . . DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 8 weeks
,
Freezlng can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, ice milk
sherbet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks
EGGS
Whole (mixed) . . . . . . . . . 9 to 12 months
Whites . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . 9 to 12 months
Yolks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 to 12 months
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed
eggs)
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads and roils . . . . . . 3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve
roils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months
Unbaked breads.. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Quick breads . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted . . . . . . ., 2 to 4 months
Cakes, frosted . . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
Fruit cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 months
Cookie dough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months
Baked cookies . . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
Baked pies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
Pie dough only . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 6 months
‘Based on US DA and Mlchlgon
suggested
storage times
If electricity
Cooperailve
Extensvzr
Sarvlce
goes off
Call the power
company.
Ask how long power
will be off
1. If servrce IS to be Interrupted
24 hours or less
keep both doors closed
Thts will help frozer
fo&s
to stay frozen.
2. If service
is to be interrupted
longer than 2z
hours,
(a] Remove
all frozen food and store In c
frozen food locker. Or.
(b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer fo
every cu. ft. of freezer space. This WIII keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves tc
protect
your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage
nor dry ICE
IS available,
use or can perrshable
foot
3. A fulaf%~~
will stay cold longer than a partI\
filled one. A freezer full of meat WIII stay COIC
longer than a freezer full of baked
goods
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food contains
Ice crystals,
it may be safe11
refrozen,
although
the qualrty and flavor ma\
be affected.
Use refrozen foods qurckly. If the
conditron
of the food IS poor or you have an!
suspicions,
it is wise to dispose of It.
Vacation
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.
Also, remove the water supply tank behind the
meat pan by:
1. Disconnecting water inlet and outjet tubes at the
top of the tank.
2. Removing three mounting screws from the tank.
3. Draining the tank.
Re-install the empty tank, and remember to
check for tight water connections
when the refrigerator is hooked up at your new location.
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 fcrget to reconnect the water supply
line if you have an icemaker.
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 both doors
...keeping them open far enough for air to get in.
This will keep odor and mold from building up.
WARNING: Tape blocks
out
reach...do not allow
the refrigerator when
blocked open. They
InJured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator,
16
of a child’s
children near
the doors are
may become
see “Using Your Refrigerator.”
QUESTIONS?
...call your
COOL-LINE@’
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 181.
If you need service or
assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1, Before calling for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
if your refrigerator
l
will not operate:
if your ice maker will not operate:
l
l
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?
Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit
with the proper voltage? [See page 4.)
if there is water in the defrost pan:
l
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 circuit
with the proper voltage? [See page 4.)
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l
l
l
Have you checked
breaker box?
Is the Temperature
your home’s main fuses or circuit
Control turned ON?
if there is a rattiing or jingling
familiar sounds:
l
l
if a-bulb is burned out:
l
noise, or other un-
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.
See instructions for changing
Use appliance
bulbs only,
light bulbs on page
7.
if the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser, behind the base grille, 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,
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.
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2. If you need assistance*...
4. If you have a problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number. Dial free from:
Continental U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121
and talk with one of our trained
sultant can instruct you in how
operation from your appliance
sary, recommend
a qualified
your area.
3.
Consultants. The Conto obtain satisfactory
or, if service is necesservice company
in
If you need setice*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network
of
franchised TECH-CARE @
Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians are trained
to fulfill the product
warranty and provide
after-warranty
service,
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