Whirlpool ET18GK Specifications

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REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ET18HK
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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
ICE CUBE
TRAYS
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ADJUSTABLE
FREEZER SHELF \
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JUICECAN
RACK
REFRIGERATOR\
CONTROL
MODEL AND,
SERIAL
NUMBER
LABEL
UTILITY
COMPARTMENT
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BUTTER
COMPARTMENT
ADJUSTABLE
SHELVES
(ETIBHK-wire)
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SAVING
CONTROL
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FREEZER /
CONTROL
MEAT PAN
STATIONARY
DOOR SHELVES
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LEVELLING
ROLLER H
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete
the form below. Have this Infxrna+lcl;? ready
if you need service or call with a question.
Copy Model and Serial Numbers from label
[see diagram
above]
and purchase
date
from sales slip.
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in a
handy place
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Contents
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SAFETY FIRST
Important Safety Instructions
BEFORE USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Remove Sales Labels..
Clean It
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Plug It In
Install Properly : : : 1’ :
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR,
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Setting the Controls,
Changing
the Control Settings
Power Saving Control
Changing
the Light Bulb
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves
Moving the Meat Pan and Cover
Removing Crispers and Crisper
Cover
Reversing the Door Swing
Removing and Adjusting
the Freezer Shelf
Ice Cube Trays
Optional Automatic
Ice Maker
Sounds you May Hear
Energy Saving Tips
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR..
Cleaning
Chart
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Storing Fresh Food
Storing Frozen Food
VACATION AND MOVING CARE..
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE.
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY............................
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COpOratiOn
Safety Instructions
You are personally
responsible
that your refrigerator...
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Important
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for making
sure
is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size and
use.
is connected
only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply and grounding. [Refer
to your “Electrical Requirements
and Grounding
Instructions:‘)
is used only to do what home refrigerators
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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 r13”Cl.
is not used by anyone
unable
to operate
it
properly.
is not loadec t with food before it has time to get
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4. Install properly...
Before using your
refrigerator
1. 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
remove.
with thumb
to make
a ball
then
OR
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 dumage
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.
2. Clean it...
Clean
cleaning
your refrigerator
before
instructions on page 8.
using
it. See
3. Plug it in...
J-PRONG GROUNDING
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1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm] between overhead cabinets and refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) between the refrigerator condenser
on the back and the wall.
3. Allow ‘/2 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 extra space on the hinge
side so the door can be opened wider.
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
5. Level refrigerator-freezer...
USE SCREWDRIVER
TO ADJUST
RAISE
REFRlGERAiOR
POWER CORD
RECOMMENDED
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
and grounding
instruction sheet in your literature
package.
RIGHT TO RAISE;
LEFT TO LOWER
1. To raise front, turn each screw to the right
2. To lower front, turn each screw to the left.
3. Check with level.
Using your refrigerator
REFRIGERATOR
CONTROL
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POWER SAVING CONTROL
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LIGHT SWITCH
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FREEZER CONTROL
Setting the controls...
Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator
is plugged
in for
the first time...
REFRIGERATOR
1. Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3..
Give the refrigerator
time to cool down completely before adding
food. [This may take several hours.)
These settings should be about right for normal household
refrigerator
usage.
The controls will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you like when ice cream is firm.
2. Set the FREEZER
CONTROL to B.
Changing the control settings...
If you need to adjust temperatures
in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
QUE$TIONS?
...call your
COOL-LINE ’
service
assistance
telephone
number
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Adjust the Refrigerator
Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL 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 of 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 moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator.
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.
Changing the light bulb...
1. Reach behind the control console
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
Adjusting the refrigerator
to find bulb.
bulb.
shelves...
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you
use your refrigerator.
Model ET18GK has glass
shelves. Glass shelves are heavy. Be careful.
To remove
the shelves:
1. Tilt up at front.
2. Loft up at back.
3. Pull shelf straight
To replace
out.
the 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.
Moving the meat pan and cover...
To remove
The meat pan can be taken out and moved the
same way as the shelves. Remove the meat pan
first
1. Slide meat pan out to the stop.
2. Lift the front of meat pan.
3. Slide pan the rest of the way out.
4. Tilt cover up at front.
5. Lift up at back.
6. Pull straight out.
To replace the meat pan and cover:
1. Guide the rear hooks of cover into the slots in the
shelf supports.
2. Tilt up front of cover until rear hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of cover to level position.
3. Replace meat pan in reverse order of removal.
Removing crispers and crisper cover...
PULL OUT TO THE STOP. LIFT THE
PULL AGAIN.
To remove
the meat
pan and cover:
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 the bottom, then slide
out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame and remove
cover
support.
3. Lift out cover frame by pulling up and out.
To replace
LIFT THE FRAME FRONT,
the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls of
refrigerator, then lower front into place.
2. Replace cover support with the long tab toward
the front. NOTE: If the support
needs adjustment, turn base right to raise, or left to lower.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then lower
front
Reversing the door swing...
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator
so the doors open the other way. You will need a
#20 Torx head screwdriver. Refer to the instruction
sheet included with your refrigerator.
Removing and adjusting the freezer shelf...
To remove the shelf:
1. Lift front slightly.
2. Lift back off supports
3. Replace in reverse order
To adjust the shelf:
1. Remove shelf
2. Remove supports by sliding upwards
3. Replace supports on desired level
4. Reolace shelf.
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Ice cube trays...
If cubes are not used, they may shrink The mov
rng cold air starts a slow evaporation
The longer
cubes are stored, the smaller they get
Optional
automatic ice maker...
If you have the automatrc
Ice maker accessory,
or If you plan to add one later (Part No ECKMF-86)
there are a few things you will want to know,
The ON/OFF lever IS a wire srgnal arm
Down. .for making Ice automatlcally
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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changes the size of the cubes
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to keep cubes separated.and toobtain
increased storage capacltv
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It is normal for ice crescents to be attached
by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
LOWER
SIGNAL
ARM TO
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You will hear water running when ice maker IS
working. You’ll hear ice fall into the hln Don’t let
these sounds bother you
To remove
ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
The Ice maker will not operate until the freezer
IS cold
enough
to make ice. This can take
overnight
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Because of new plumbing
connectrons,
the first
ice may be discolored
or off-flavored
Discard
the first few batches of ice.
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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
posrtion
. II 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
qualrty It is not recommended
that the ice maker
be connected
to a softened water supply. Water
softener chemicals
such as salt from a malfuncttonrng 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
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Sounds you may hear.. .
Your new refrigerator
may make sounds that your old one didn’t.
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
aboutthem.
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.
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Probable
Causes:
Slight Hum, Sofi Hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s
Clicking
Sounds:
The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigeratorstops
running.
It also makes a sound when the refrigerator
starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts and stops.
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Sounds:
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.
Sounds:
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator
use less electricity
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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.
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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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
LESSENERGY 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 chart...
How to clean
Part
What to use
Removable
parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
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].
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 removable
parts by hand
warm water and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry.
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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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Wash with warm water and
-mild detergent or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
Rinse and dry.
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Door liners and gaskets
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;
mild
detergent, warm water.
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or sponge.
Mild
detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
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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
[behind refrigerator
on top of the motor)
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
Condenser
Use vacuum cleaner
with brush attachment.
Roll refrigerator out away from wall.
Wash defrost pan with warm water
and mild detergent. Do not
remove defrost pan to clean.
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dry.
. Roll refrigerator
back into place.
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Floor under refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners
warm
bleaches
Dark plastics
(covers and panels]
coils
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Clean dust and lint from condenser
coils behind the refrigerator
at
least once every other month.
Leave an inch (2.54 cm] between
wall and condenser
coils on back
of the refrigerator.
Roll refrigerator out away from wall.
Clean the floor.
Roll refrigerator
back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator
is level.
Food storage guide
There IS a right way to package
and store refrigerated
or frozen food. To keep food fresher
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
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
on poultry, as purchased,
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
their store container
in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator
shelf
in plastic wrap. The plastic
may be used for storage.
STORAGE
CHARTFORFRESHAND CUREDMEAT*
Approximate lime
Vpe
(days)
Variety Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
1 to 2
Chicken . . . . ..v.....................
Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Cured Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 to 10
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 7
Cold Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
you
and expensive
Meat* . ..Meatrs perishable
won’t wantto waste an ounce of itthrough 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
marketwrapping
paperand
re-wrap in aluminum
forI for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediate!y
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day as purchased.
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton on interior shelf.
Milk...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Beverages...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator,
Butfer...Keep opened butter in covered dish or
in the Utility Compartment.
When storing an extru
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.
STORING
FROZEN
FOOD
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The freezer section is designed
for storage of
commercially
frozen food and for freezing food 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
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seal the package
must not allow air, moisture or
DO NOT USE:
vapor in or out. Packaging
done in any other way
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could cause food odor and taste transfer throughl Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
out the refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
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without tight lids
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic)
containers
with
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paper
tightfitting
lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum
foil, plastic-coated
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freezer wrap
paper and nonpermeable
plastic wraps (made
* Thin, semi-permeable wrap
from a Saran film] are recommended.
NOTE: HeatNone of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
sealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be
proof. The use of these wrappings
could
used by themselves
or as carton liners.
cause food odor and taste transfer and drySealing - When sealing food in bags, squeeze
ing of frozen food.
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
baas; use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque &es
Air-tightwrapping
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 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.
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 10
to 15 minutes to allow for additional
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.
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 afterthe 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 or
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...rrch
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 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 toot of freezer space.)
leave
enough space tor 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 storagetemperature which should be 0°F ( -17.8°C).
Food
Storage Time
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ..... 12 months
Citrus fruit and juices ......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8 to 12 months
VEGETABLES
CommerciaiiY
frozen ..........
8 months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef .............
4 weeks or less
(Salting meat shortens treezer Ilfe)
Frankfurters .....................
1 month
Ground beef, iamb, veal ... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6 to t2 months
lamb and veal ..........
6 to 9 months
Pork .....................
4to8months
Sausage, fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
8 to 12 months
lamb, veal, pork .........
3 to 4 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 to 4 months
Alaskan king crab ............
10 months
Shrimp, uncooked
............
12 months
POULTRY
Chicken or turkey,
whole or parts ..............
12 months
Duck ..........................
6 months
Giblets ....................
2to3months
Cooked poultry w/gravy .......
6 months
Silces (no gravy) ................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and flsh casserole .......
2 to 3 months
TV dinners .................
3 to 6 months
Food
storage Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6 to 9 months
Margarine .....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembelt, Mozzarella,
farmer’, ....................
3 months
Creamed cottage ......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
6 to 8 weeks
Freezing can change texture of
cheese.
ice cream, ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
Whole [mixed) .................
12 months
Whiles .........................
12 months
Yolks ...........................
12 months
:Add sugarorsaltto yolks orwhole mixed eggs)
BAKED GOODS
Yeasf breads and roils ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve roils ......
3 months
Unbaked breads ................
1 month
Quick breads ..............
2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfroded ...........
2 to 4 months
B to 12 months
Cakes, frosfed ............
Fruif cakes ....................
12 months
Cookie dough ..................
3 months
Baked cookies ............
8 to 12 months
Baked pies .................
1 to 2 monfhs
Piedoughoniy
.............
4to6monfhs
‘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 powe
will be off.
I. If service is to be interrupted
24 hours or les!
keep both doors closed. This will help froze!
foods to stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted
longer than 2d
hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in (
frozen food locker. Or...
(b] Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg] of dry ice in freezer fc
every cu. ft. of freezer space. This will keel
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 i
available,
use or can perishable
food c
once.
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than c
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat will stab
cold longer than a freezer full of bakec
goods. If food contains ice crystals, it ma)
be safely refrozen, although the quality ant
flavor f-nay be affected.
Use refrozen food:
quickly If the condition of the food is poor OI
if YOU feel it is unsafe, dispose of it,
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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.
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...nnse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the top of
both doors...keeping
them open far enough for arr
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building UP
‘I’o restart
erator.”
refrigerator,
see “Using
Your Refrig-
Questions?
call your
COOL-LINE y
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 151.
f you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
.
2.
Before calling for assistance...
Performance
problems
often result from little things
: “1: can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind
Call Whirlpool
phone number.
!t your refrigerator
will not operate:
s ts the electric
cord plugged
into a live circuit with
proper voltage?
(See page 4.)
* Halve you checked
your home’s maln fuses or clrcult
tjrea ker box?
= IF rhe Retrigerator
Control ON?
It there is a rattling
or jingling
noise or unfamiliar
sounds:
* Is something
on top or behind the retrlgerator
making
raise when the refrigerator
IS running?
* New features
on your new refrigerator
make new
s..iunds. You may be hearing air flowing from the fans,
tlrner clicks tor the defrosting
cycle, or defrost water
srornlng
in the defrost pan.
rf your ice maker will not operate:
a Fias the freezer had enough time to get cold? With a
xw refrigerator,
this might take overnight.
a 1: the signal arm ON.. in the down position?
3 !5 t?e water valve turned on3 Is water getting to the Ice
maker?
ri there is water in the defrost pan:
The pan can
b T!?I~ !s normal in hot, muggy weather
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
IS level
so
+he pan does not overblow.
It the light does not work:
* tiuve you checked
your home’s main fuses or clrculi
area ker box?
* is the power supply cord plugged
into a live clrcult
with the proper voltage3
(See page 4.)
if a bulb is burned out:
= See instructions
for changing
.ise appliance
bulbs only
light bulbs
on page
If you need assistance?..
COOL-LINE’
service assistance
teleDial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
I-000-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained Consultants.
The Consultants can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, it service is necessary, recommend
a qualified
service company
in your
area
3.
If you need service:..
Whirlpool
has a’nationwide
network
of franchised
TECH-CARE’
service
companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained to fulfill the
TefTCARE
FRANCHISED
SERYICE product warranty
and provide afterwarranty
service, anywhere
in the United States. To IOcate TECH-CARE service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2)
or look in yourtelephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
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OR
WASHING
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SERVICE
4. If you have a problem?..
6
if the motor seems to run too much:
% ,s the condenser
free of dust and lint?
c :Jn hot days, or if the room IS warm, the motor naturally
iuns longer.
l
f the door has been opened a lot, or if a large amount
31 rood has been put In, the motor will run longer to
zooI down the interior
Remember:
Motor running time depends
on different
things. number
of door openings,
amount
of food
stored. temperature
of the room, setfing 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
AI1 this means better refrigeration
and may require
more running time than your old one.
Call our COOL-LINE service
asslstance
telephone
number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or it you prefer, write to,
Mr Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool
Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
5.
If you need FSP’
replacement parts?. .
FSP’ is a registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporatlon 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 2 above or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service
assistance
number in Step 3
*It
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 tOr
assistance.
15
WHIRLPOOL’
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
aenn
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” replacement
parts and repair laborto
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 Rservice
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 plumbrng.
4. Replace
light bulbs.
6. 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,
mrsuse, 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.
Part No. 1120605
c 1988 Whirlpool
Corporatton
Printed
in U.S.A.