MANUAL DEFROST REFRIGERATOR- FREEZER

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MANUAL
DEFROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model EL13PC
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erS. Freezers, Refrigerator-Freezers.
Ice Makers, Dishwashers. BullI-In Ovens and Surface IJ~IIS, Ranges, MIcrowave Ovens. Trash Compactors, Room Air Condllloners. Oehumldll
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
Freezer
Compartment
/
Ice Cube
Trays
(not shown)
Shelves
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Compartment
Adjustable
Shelves
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Switch
Serial Number
Plate
Crisper
Cover
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...
When you need service or call with a question,
have this tnformation ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
plute located as shown).
Model Number
[from the
Serial Number
2. Purchase date from sales slip,
Purchase Date
Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this
book, your warranty and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Service Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
Sounds You May Hear,
Energy Saving Tips
DEFROSTING AND CLEANING YOUR
REFRIGERATOR
Defrosting the Freezer Compartment
Cleaning the Refrigerator
Cleaning Chart
K)OD STORAGE GUIDE
VACATION AND MOVING CARE
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
1. Before You Call for Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If Vou Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
BEFORE YOU PLUG IT IN
Install Properly
Level Refrigerator
Remove Sales Labels
Clean It
Plug It In
TurnItOn
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Setting the Control
The Freezer Tray
Changing the Light Bulb
Adjusting the Shelves
Removing Crisper and Crisper Cover
Ice Cube Trays
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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 sultable for its size and use.
l is connected
only to the right kind of outlet, with the
right electric supplv and grounding. [See page 4 )
l is used only for jobs expected
of home refrigerators.
l is not near an oven, radiator
or other heat source
l is properly
marntained
l is out of the weather
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is used in an area where the room temperature will
not fall below 55°F (13°C). or rise above 110°F
(43.3”C).
IS not run where there are explosive fumes
is not used by children or others who may not understand how it should be used without proper
instruction
is not loaded wrth food before tt has time to get
properly cold.
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Install properly.. .
Remove sales labels..
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label and other
InsIde labels before using the refrigerator Any glue
left can be taken off with rubbing alcohol.
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 plugging
it See cleaning InstructIons on page 7
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It in or using
Plug it in...
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3.prong
grounding
type
wall receptacle
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1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cabinets and the refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5cm) between the refrigerator condenser and the wall.
3. Allow ‘/z inch (1.25 cm) on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
4. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might
want to leave enough space so the door can be
opened wider.
Refrigerator
Power Cord
Level refrigerator.. .
RECOMMENDED
GROUNDING
METHOD
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15 or 20 ampere fused
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
instruction sheet in your literature
package
Raise
Lower
1. Keep the 4 bolts that held refrigerator in shipplng
crate. They are the levelling legs.
2. Screw these bolts all the way into bolt holes at the
bottom corners of refrigerator.
3. Adjust each leg until the refrigerator won’t rock.
Slide refrigerator into place
4 Adjust front legs to level the refrigerator.
~ To raise corners, turn legs clockwise.
-To lower corners, turn legs counterclockwlse.
5. Check with level.
Turn it on...
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Move rup switch to RUN
NOTE; The refrigerator
motor will not operate
til the run switch is on RUN.
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Using your refrigerator
Setting the control . . .
The control for the refrigerator temperature
IS In
the refrigerator When the refrigerator
IS plugged
In
and the run swatch IS moved to RUN
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Set ‘he THERMOSTAT CONTriOL
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Give the refrigerator
time to cool down completely before adding
food. (This may take sev~
era1 hours )
This setting should be about right for normal
household
refrigerator
usage.
The control WIII be set about right when milk or juice
is as cold as you like. In hot weather or rf the door is
opened often, turn the control to a hrgher number to
keep the temperature you like. If the mrlk or jurce is too
cold or refrigerator Items start to freeze, turn the con
trol to a lower number or adjust the freezer tray
damper Wart 24 hours after an adjustment IS made
before further change IS made to the controls
to Ii
The freezer tray..
The freezer tray is located under the freezer compartment
The damper at the rear of the freezer tray helps
control the refrigerator temperature for warm weather
operation The damper can be adjusted for proper
cooling and defrosting of the refrrgerator.
To adjust the damper:
I. Pull out the freezer tray
2. Lift out the damper from the rear of the tray
3 Slide damper into the desired position.
B WV’
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D
E ~ [FULL Open]
position for normal
cooling and defrosting.
NOTE: “B, C, D” positions
provide
fine cooling
adjustments
to best meet your cooling needs in
warm weather.
weather
Changing the light bulb.. .
Unplug the refrigerator
the light bulb.
before
changing
I. Reach behind control console to find bulb
2 Remove bulb
3. Replace with a 40.watt (maximum]
appliance
bulb.
setting.
Adjusting
1
2
3
4
the shelves...
Frrst. remove food from shelf
Slrde shelf strarght out to stop
Lrft front
Slrde the rest of the way out
Replaclng
Shelf:
1 Frt back of shelf on top of gurdes wrth wrre stops
on the bottom of gurdes
2 Lrft front, slide shelf In untrl It clears gurde stops
Removing crisper and crisper
Lift the Front. Then the
cover.. .
Bock.
Removlng
Crisper:
Slide crisper straight out.
Remove Cover:
I, Lift back, then slide to the rear
until the front can be lifted.
2. Lift cover up and out.
Replacing
Cover:
I. Slide the front cover tabs into
the back of the front supports on
the refrigerator wall.
2. Lower back into place.
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Icecubetravs...
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To remove ice:
1 Hold tray at both ends
2 Slightly twist.
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The longer
cubes are stofed, the smaller they get.
Sounds you may hear.. .
Your new refrrgerator may make sounds that your old one drdn I
Because the sounds are new to you, you mrght be concerned about
them Don’t be Most of the new sounds are normal Hard surfaces IIke
the floor. walls and cabrnets can make the sounds seem louder
The followrng chart describes the krnds of sounds that mrght be new
to you and what may be making them
Possible
Sounds:
Probable
Causes:
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Water Sounds:
When the refrigerator stops running. you may hear gurgling
few minutes after it stops
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Running
Your refrigerator has a high-eflrcrency compressor and motor It watt run longer
than older designs It may even seem to run most of the time
Sounds:
In the tubing for a
Energy saving tips.. .
You can help your refrigerator use less electrrcrty.
Check door gaskets for a tight seal Level the cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean
the condenser coil regularly
l Open
the door as few times as possrble. Think
about what you need before you open the door
Get everythlng out at one time Keep focds organrzed so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close door as scan as food IS removed.
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and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
overcrowd It so arr movement is blocked.
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It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and
freezer temperatures colder than they need to be If
ice cream is firm in the freezer and drunks are as
cold as your family likes them, that’s cold enough.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace. radiator, or in direct sunlight.
Defrosting and cleaning your refrigerator
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The freezer compartment
in your refrigerator should
be defrosted
whenever
frost builds up to Yd-inch
(6 mm).
The entire refrigerator should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from building up.
Of course, spills should be wiped up right away
Defrosting the freezer
compartment.. .
1. Move the Run Switch to “OFF”
2 Remove food and ice cube trays. Wrap food in
newspaper and put In a cooler to keep frozen,
3 Make sure the freezer tray damper IS in the ‘A”
position.
4. Place a pan of hot water in the freezer compartment to speed defrosting. Leave door open.
5 CAUTION: Do not use any type of electric defroster or sharp utensils (ice pick, knife, etc.)
to speed defrosting These can cause damage.
Scrape with plastic window scraper
6 Replace hot water every 10 to 15 minutes.
7 Soak up defrost water with a cloth or sponge.
A” position for normal
cooling and defrosting.
Cleaning the refrigerator...
To clean your refrigerator, move the Run Switch to
OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts, and
clean it according to the followrng directions.
When cleanrng is complete, replace all refrigerator
parts, plug it In, and move the Run Switch to RUN
8 Empty defrost water from freezer tray. [Pull out to
stops; lifi front slrghtly; pull out the rest of the way.)
9. Clean compartment
and freezer tray with a solution of two tablespoons (26 g] of baking soda and
one quart (.95 I] of warm water Rinse well and dry
10. Replace food and ice cube trays
11. Move the Run Switch to RUN
Cleaning chart.. .
Part
What to use
Removable parts
[shelves, crtsper, etc )
Mild detergent
warm water
How to clean
and
Wash removable parts wrth warm water
and a mild detergent
Rrnse and dry
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Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel, mrld detergent,
appliance
wax (or good
auto paste wax]
Wash wtth warm water and a mild detergent Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
Rrnse and dry
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year wrth applrance wax or a
good auto paste wax Apply wax with
a clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax
on plastic parts.
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Waxing
Inside walls (freezer
compartment
should be
allowed to warm up so
cloth won’t stick )
painted
metal
Sponge. soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water, mrld
detergent
surfaces
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Doa loners and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, mild
detergent, warm water
DO NOT USE Cleanlng
bleaches
or cleansers
Dark Plasttcs
(covers and panels]
Mild detergent and
warm water, soft, clean
sponge and soft, clean
cloth
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provides
rust protection.
Wash wrth warm water and
- mild detergent or
~ bakrng soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart ( 95 I) warm water
Rrnse and dry
Wash wrth mrld detergent
water
Rinse and dry
waxes, concentrated
contalnlng
petroleum
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detergents,
on plastic
126 g) to
and warm
parts.
Wash wrth a soft grrt-free cloth or
sponge
Rinse and dry with a damp grrt-free
cloth or chamois
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.
Condenser
cotls
Floor under refrigerator
Use vacuum cleaner
with brush attachment
Usual Floor attachment
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Clean dust and lint from condenser
coils behind the refrigerator at
least every other month. Be careful, the fins on the coils are
sharp.
Slide refrigerator out away from
wall
Wash floor
Slide refrigerator back into place
Check to see if the refrigerator is
level.
Food storage guide
Leafy
vegetables
(lettuce.
celery
and parslev]
Before storing
‘emove
the store wrap and Vrn off
bruised areas Wash In cool water and dralr slightly
Water should be clinging
to the greens as they go
Into the crisper
This dater provides
the atmosphere
rjf high humldl’y
necessary
for keeping
the leafy
vegetables
fresh and crisp during storage
Vegetables
with rklns
[tomatoes
dry and c+ore lr a crisper
‘Wash
and
wrapplng
until
Cold cuts Store them In theirorlgtnal
you are ready to use. Once the package
IS opened,
tightly rewrap unused cold cuts In piastlc wrap or aluminum f01l
STORAGECHARTFOR FRESHAN0 CUREDMEAT.
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peppers]
Wash. ory and store or a crisper with vege~
tables sdch as tomatoes
Berries keep better if not
tiashea
or nulltld until ready to use Sort. ther! store
:>err!es r a loo4v
: osed paper
bag and store on
refrigerator
she,’
IS perishable
and proper care IS essen
lng its keeping
qualities
Store fresh
int-?rlor refrigerator
sheives Refer to the
p.ige
for recommended
refrigerator
tlr,les
Fresh meat,
prepackaged
Store in refrigerator
the chart
follo:\ting
storage
times
Fresh meat,
by the meat
frozen
meat
Place in the freezer
compartment
C’ freezer tray lmmedlately
after purfor cooking
chase unless it to be defrosted
CooI wlthiri one to two
Cooked meats (leftovers)
hours after cocLlng,
ther cover or wrap tigt3y
with
plastic wrap or 4umlnum
foil to prevent dryjng, and
store tn the refrigerator
Bones may be removed
to
conserve
storage space, but meat should be left ir: as
large a piece c:, possible
Meats cooked
‘1 ;lquld for future serving should be
cooled
clncoveled.
wlthlrl one to two hours, then covered ana storetl In the refrigerator
To speed cooling
when meat IS ccsoled in liquid. the pan containing
the
cooked
meat rr#l~y be set where there ISgood circulatlon of cool air, (” it may be cooled
by setting the pan
IV coid or runnir g water
and smoked
meats
Keep uest
rewrap
tightly
wrapping
After opening,
wrap or a1umlnl.m foil
Cooked
wrap
meat
or alum1nl.m
‘Courtesy
NOTE: Fresh f#sh and
same
da\
Wrap
foil
or cctier
of Not.1 Live Stock
tightly
and Meat
and
shellftsh
should
be
used
irj c,rlginal
in plastic
watt- ~)ICIS:IC
Board
Store wlthout
washing
In the =lglnol
or use the egg nest in the door
Milk Wipe milk cartons
on top Interior shelf
Beverages
door
the
purchased
Eggs
Remove from the
market wrapptrIg
paper
wrap loosely in waxed
pan
per or olumtnury> foil Refer to chart on this page for
recommended
,toroge
totes
Cured
recommended
time, wrap in air tight puckgging
store in freezer compartment.
retailer
In the original ;Yrapptng
Refer fc
for recommended
refrigerator
not prepackaged
Prepackaged
Time
Variety Meats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Chlcken
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to2
Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 to 5
Cured Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 to 10
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5to7
Cold Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to5
- If meat is stored a day or two longer than the above
Frults
Meat’
Meat
tial to mantair
Teat on the
chart or8 this
food storage
ALpproxlmdo
Wawr)
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For best storage,
carton
place
milk
Wipe bottles and cans Store on lower
beneath
the egg nest or interior shelves
shelves
Butter
Store dally needs on serving dish in butter
compartment
When storing an extra supply, wrap in
air-tight
packaging
and store in freezer
compartment or on top door shelves
Cheese
Yore ir> original
wrapping
until you are
ready to use Once the package
IS opened, rewrap
+ightly in plastic wrap or aluminum
foil Store on interior
refrigerator
shelves
Condiments
pickles.
canned
Store catsup,
mustard,
)elly. olives.
etc on door shelves NOTE: Store bottled and
Items on door shelves beneath
the egg nest
leftovers
Always cover the container
with waxed
paper, plastic
wrap or aluminum
foil to keep food
from drying
Store (on refrigerator
shelves
Ice cream
Store on the bottom of the freezer compartment
Once package
IS opened,
place a piece
of aluminum
foil or waxed
paper snugly against the
scirface of the Ice cream
This WIII prevent ice crystals
from forming
Frozen soups, juices
Packaged
frozen
Store In freezer compartment
food
ment or In the full-width
Store In freezer
freezer tray
Frozen meats
and
Wrap In freezer
store In freezer compartment
Ice
trays
Place
on the
packaging
or freezer
bottom
of the
compartmaterial
tray
freezer
compartment
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Short vacations...
Moving...
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables.
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
ratHe.
Screw in the levelling legs; tape the door shut; tape
the electric cord to the cabinet. When you get to your
new home, put everything back and refer to page 4.
Long vacations...
Remove all food if you are going for a month or
more.
Turn the Temperature Control to OFF, unplug the refrigerator and clean it...rinse well and dry Tape rubber or wood blocks to the door..keeping
it open far
enough for air to get in. This will keep odor and mold
from building up.
Tape the blocks out of a child’s reach...do
allow children
near the refrigerator
when
door is blocked
open.
To restart refrigerator, see instructions on page
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not
the
4
QUESTIONS?
...call your
COOL-LINE‘@
service
assistance
telephone
number (page
11).
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If you need service or
assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before calling for assistance.. .
3. If you need service”...
Performance problems often result from little things
you can find and frx yourself without tools of any kind
Whirlpool has a natronwrde
network
of
franchised TECH-CARE *
Service
Companres.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians are trained
to fulfill the product
warranty and provide
after-warrantv
service,
FRANCHISED
SERVICE
anywhere IQ the Unrted
To locate
States
TECH-CARE servrce In your area, call our COOL-LINE
service assistance telephone number [see Step 2) or
look In your telephone drrectory Yellow Pages under.
If your refrigerator
will not operate:
Is the electrrc cord plugged in7
l Is a fuse blown
or a circuit breaker tripped’
?
l Is the Run Switch on RUN7
If there Is a rattllng
or jingling
noise, or other
unfamlliar
sounds:
l Is something
on top or behind the refrigerator making noise when the refrigerator IS running7
If the light doesn’t work:
l Check
fuses and circuit breakers. Make sure It’s
plugged In.
If a bulb is burned out:
l See Instructions
for changing
light bulbs on page
5 Use applrance
bulbs only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
l Is the condenser,
behind the refrigerator, free from
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.
l Is frost build-up
more than ‘/4 Inch (6 mm)?
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Remember:
Motor running time depends on dif~
ferent things number of door openings. amount of
food stored, temperature
of the room setting of the
control and damper posItIon
2. If you need assistance”. . .
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE p service
assistance telephone
number. Dial free from:
Contlnental
U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Mlchlgan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
. . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121
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.
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