Table of Contents ......... 2
(complete)
A Note to You ................ 2
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Refrigerator Safety ....... 3
Parts and Features ....... 4
Before Using Your
Refrigerator.. ................. 5
Using Your
Refrigerator.. ................. 7
Caring for Your
Refrigerator.. ............... 15
Food Storage
Guide ........................... 19
Troubleshooting
......... 21
Requesting
Assistance
or Service.. .................. 22
Index ........................... 23
Warranty ..................... 24
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NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
Part no. 218504800/4343283
MODELS
RT18DK RT18EK
Table of Contents
Using the optional automatic
ice maker ...........................................
10
Changing the light bulb ......................
11
Before Using Your Refrigerator .............. 5
Understanding the sounds
you may hear .....................................
12
Cleaning your refrigerator .................... 5
Saving energy ....................................
12
A Note to You ............................................ 2
Refrigerator Safety ................................... 3
Parts and Features ................................... 4
Plugging it in ........................................
5
Installing it properfy ..............................
8
Caring for Your Refrigerator
................. 15
Leveling it .............................................
6
Cleaning your refrigerator
.................. 15
Reversing the door swing .................. 13
Using Your Refrigerator ........................... 7
Setting the controls ..............................
Vacation and moving care ................. 17
7
Changing the control settings ............. .8
Power interruptions
............................
18
Food Storage Guide .............................. 19
Adjusting the refrigerator shelves.. ...... .8
Storing fresh food ...............................
19
Removing the meat drawer
and cover .............................................
Storing frozen food .............................
20
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Troubleshooting
Removing the crispers and
crisper cover ........................................
9
Using the ice cube trays.. ................... 10
.................................... 21
Requesting Assistance or Servke ...... .22
Index ....................................................... 23
Warranty ................................................. 24
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a Roper@ appliance.
Roper appliances give you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price. To
ensure you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It
contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and
safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration
Card provided with your appliance. This card helps us notify you about any new information
on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service on
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number label (see diagrams on
page 4 for location of label).
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book and the sales
future
reference.
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Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
slip together
in a safe place
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for
OR COMMENTS
Refrigerator
Your
safety
is important
Safety
to us.
This guide contains statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFtXY
Read all instructions before using the
refrigerator.
l Chikf entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous . . . even if they will “just sit in the
garage a few days.”
If you are getting rid of your oki refrigerator, do it safefy. Please read the
enclosed safety booklet from the
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent accidents.
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INSTRUCTIONS
Never allow children to operate, play with,
or crawl inside the refrigerator.
Never clean refrigerator parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR
ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES
CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR
EXPLOSION.
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you
Please:
l Install and level the refrigerator
on a floor
that will hold the weight and in an area
suitable for its size and use.
l Do not install the refrigerator
near an oven,
radiator, or other heat source.
l Do not use the refrigerator
in an area
where the room temperature will fall below
55OF (13°C).
l Keep the refrigerator
out of the weather.
l Connect the refrigerator
only to the proper
kind of outlet, with the correct electrical
supply and grounding. (Refer to the
Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instructions Sheet.)
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load the refrigerator with food
before it has time to get properly cold.
Use the refrigerator only for the uses
described in this manual.
Properly maintain the refrigerator.
Be sure the refrigerator is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Parts and Features
Below are illustrations of your appliance with the parts and features called out. To help you
find information on specific parts or features faster, page references are included.
Model
RT18DK
Freezer control
Juice can
rack
Door shelf
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Maet drawer
Refrigerator
control panel
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mw
compartment
Stationary
door shelvw
(P. 6)
Model
RT18EK
can
rack
F-
-Door
Ref rlgerator
control panel
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Modal and
serial
number label (on side wall)
(Pm2)
Slideout
wire shelves -(P- 8)
utility
ncompartment
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shelf
Stationary
door shelves
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Before Using Your
Refrigerator
It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it,
connect it to a power source, install it, and level it.
Cleaning
Removing
your
packaging
refrigerator
materials
Remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number label) before
using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid hand-dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
above. Do not use sharp instruments,
rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids, or
abrasive cleaners. These can damage the
material. See ‘Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.
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Plugging
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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Cleaning
it before
use
After removing all packaging
materials, clean your refrigerator before using it, if necessary.
See cleaning instructions on
pages 15-16.
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Recommended Grounding Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere
fused and properly grounded electrical
supply is required. lt is recommended that a
separate circuit serving only this appliance
be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot
be turned off with a switch or pull chain. Do
not use an extension cord.
See Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet in your Literature
Package.
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
Ref rigerstor
power cord
grounding
Plug
Installing
it properly
1. Allow I% inch (1.25 cm) air space on each
side of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
2. Allow 1 inch (2.5 cm) air space behind
and 3 inches (7.5 cm) air space ahove
the refrigerator for proper circulation.
3. If instalting the refrigerator with the hinge
side against a wall, you might want to
leave extra space so the door can he
opened wider.
4. Make sure the fbor below the refrigerator
is level and strong enough to support a
fully-loaded refrigerator.
Leveling
Model
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RT18DK
Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling
screws - one on the right and one on the
left. To adjust one or both of these, follow
the directions below.
1. Open refrigerator door.
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Close refrigerator door.
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Right to rake;
left to lower
Lower
redrigenatorN
RTlSEK
Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling legs one on the right and one on the left. To
adjust one or both of these, follow the
directions Mow.
1. Cpen the refrigerator door.
2. Tilt refrigerator back slightly.
3. Turn leveling leg to adjust height.
4. Replace refrigerator on floor.
5. Check with level.
6. Close refrigerator door.
wer
rigemtor
refrigerator
Turn leveling
leg to adjuei
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Using Your Refrigerator
To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it
properly. This sections tells you how to set the controls, remove and adjust some of the
features in your refrigerator, how to save energy, and how to reverse the door swing.
Setting
the controls
Refrigerator
control
The Refrigerator Control is in the refrfgerator. When you plug in the refrigerator for the
first time:
l Set the Refrigerator
Control to 0 (mid
setting).
Freezer
control
The Freezer Control is in the freezer. When
you plug in the refrigerator for the first time:
l Set the Freezer Control haffway between
LESS COLD and MORE COLD.
Economy
control
The Economy Control operates electric
heaters around the door openings. These
heaters help keep moisture from forming on
the outside of the refrigerator.
. Use the reduce exterior moisture setting
if moisture forms on cabinet.
l Use the save power
setting when humidity
is low.
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Changing
the control
settings
If you need to adjust the temperature in
either compartment, keep these things in
mind:
l Adjusting
the Refrigerator Control or the
Freezer Control changes the temperature
in BOTH compartments.
l Setting the Refrigerator
Control to OFF
stops cooling in BOTH compartments.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Adjust the shelves to match the way you use
your refrigerator.
Model
RT18DK
To remove shelves:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove items from shelf.
Tilt shelf up at front.
Lii back of shelf.
Pull shelf straight out.
To replace shelves:
1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots
in the shelf supports on cabinet wall.
2. Tilt shelf up at front until hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of shelf to level position.
Model
RTlSEK
To remove the shelves:
1. Remove items from the shelf.
2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop.
3. Lii the front slightly.
4. Slide shelf out the rest of the way.
To replace the shelves:
1. Ffl back of shelf between desired pair of
shelf guides.
2. Lii the front slightly.
3. Slide shelf in until it clears all stops.
4. Lower shelf to level position.
out to the stop, lift the
front, and elide out the rest
of the way.
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Removing
(Model
RTISDK
the meat drawer
and cover
only)
Remove the meat drawer and cover for
easier cleaning.
Lift the front, then
the back.
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lift the front slightly.
3. Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Remove the meat drawer.
2. Tilt front of cover up.
3. Pull cover up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit bottom notches of cover over rear and
center cross bars of shelf.
2. Lower cover into place.
3. Replace the meat drawer.
Removing
(Model
RTl8DK
the crispers
Pull out to the
stop, lift the front,
and pull again.
and crisper
cover
only)
Use your crispers to store fruit and vegetables.
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide crisper out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
Lift the front, then
the back.
cover carefully.
To remove the cover:
1. Lift the front, then the back.
2. Pull cover up and out of cabinet.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit rear cover notches into nubs on rear
of refrigerator walls.
2. Lower front of cover into place.
Pull out to the stop, lift the
front, and pull again.
Using
the ice cube trays
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The
moving cob air starts a slow evaporation.
The longer you store cubes, the smaller
they get.
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends,
2. Twist slightly.
Using
the optional
automatic
ice maker
If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker,
or if you plan to add one later (Kit No.
FRKIT94). here are a few things you will want
to know.
l The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
DOWN to make ice automatically
UP to shut off the ice maker
IMPORTANT: Do not turn on the ice maker
until it is connected to the water supply.
UP
to 8top
ke maker.
DOWN
to start
Instructions for Ice maker water supply
hookup are attached to the back of the
refrigerator cabinet.
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ke maker.
The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes.
You may hear water running when the ice
maker is working. You’ll hear ice falling into
the bin. Don’t let these sounds bother you.
If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal
arm to shut off the ice maker. When you
replace the bin, push it in all the way and
lower the ice maker signal arm to the ON
position.
Good water quality is important for good ice
quality. Try to avoid connecting the ice maker
to a softened water supply. Water softener
chemicals (such as salt from a malfunctioning softener) can damage the ice maker
mold and lead to poor ice quality. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided, make
sure the water softener is operating properly
and is well maintained.
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Solving
common
ice maker
PROBLEM
Ice crescents attached
at corners
Ice maker will not
operate or Ice is not
made fast enough
Off-taste
or odor In ke
POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
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Electrkal
problems
This is normal. They break apart easily. Shake bin occasionally to keep cubes separated.
ON/OFF lever is in the OFF (up) position. Lower lever to the
ON (down) position.
Freezer is not cold enough. Adjust temperature controls and
wait 24 hours. (See “Changing the control settings” on
page a.1
New plumbing connections can cause discolored or offflavored ice. Discard the first few batches of ice.
Cubes are stored too long. Throw them away and make a
new supply.
Foods in freezer are not wrapped properly. See “Food
Storage Guide” on pages 19 and 20.
Freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned. See pages 15
and 16.
the light
bulb
Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
1 unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electricity leading to the refrigerator
at the main power supply.
Failure to do so could resuft in electrical shock or personal injury.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind Control Panel to bulb.
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt
appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: All appliance bulbs will not fit in your
refrigerator. Be sure to replace a bulb with
one of the same size and shape.
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Understanding
the sounds
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that
your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are
new to you, you might be concerned about
them. Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are
normal. Hard surfaces like the floor, walls,
and cabinets can make the sounds seem
louder.
The following describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you, and what
may be making them.
Slight
hum,
soft
hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
and moving air.
Clicking
or snapping
fan motor
sounds
The thermostat makes a definite click when
the refrigerator stops running. It also makes
a sound when the refrigerator starts. The
defrost timer will click when the defrost cycle
starts.
Saving
Water
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
l thud (clatter of ice)
You may hear buzzing (from the water
valve), trickling water, and the clatter of ice
dumped into the bin.
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Running
sounds
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.
energy
You can help your refrigerator use less
electricii.
l Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level
the cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean the condenser
coils regularly.
l Open the door as few times as possible.
Think about what you need before you
open the door. Get everything out at one
time. Keep food organized so you won’t
have to search for what you want. Close
door as rx3n as food is removed.
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you may hear
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Go ahead and till up the refrigerator, but
don’t overcrowd it so air movement is
blocked.
It is a waste of electricii to set the refrigerator and freezer to teqeratures
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.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a
heat source such as a range, water heater,
furnace, radiator, or in direct sunlight.
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Reversing
the door swing
If you wish to reverse the swing of the doors,
follow the steps below.
NOTE: lf removing doors to move refrfgerator through a doon,vay, and not reversing the
door swing, it may not be necessary to
remove the bottom hinge.
To reverse the door swing:
1. Remove the top hinge assembly as
shown. Keep all parts together.
After removing top hinge assembly, lift
freezer door up off center hinge.
TOOLS REQUIRED:
PhillipsTM head screwdriver
l Socket wrench set or adjustable
wrench
l Putty knife
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3. Remove the bottom hinge assembly as
shown. Remove door stop from bottom of
door. Keep all parts together.
Door stop
Washer
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Bottom hinge pin
Bottom hinge
Bolts
2. Remove the center hinge assembly as
shown. Outer most screw is left in place.
Remove door stop from bottom of door.
Keep all parts together.
After removing the center hinge
assembly, lift refrigerator door up off
bottom hinge.
screw-
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Door stop
Washer
Hinge pin
Center hinge
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4. Remove cabinet screws from the center
hinge holes and reinstall in opposite
side holes.
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5. Remove both handle assemblies as
shown. Keep all parts together.
Remove hole plugs from opposite side
of doors. Reinstall handles on new side.
Seal all original holes with hole plugs
from new side.
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10. Remove screws (or plugs) from the
hinge holes in the top of the cabinet and
reinstall them in the opposite side.
Freezer
handle
Refrigerator
handle II
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freezer door and reinstall on opposite
side.
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6. Using a putty knife, remove the black
plug from the front of the cabinet base
(new hinge side) and reinstall it in the old
set of lower hinge holes.
7. Reinstall the bottom hinge assembly in
the new side. Do not tighten the screws.
The hinge must remain loose against the
cabinet for easier alignment.
6. Lii the refrigerator door up onto the
bottom hinge assembly. Hold door in
place while reinstalling center hinge
assembly.
9. Level refrigerator door while holding door
against front of cabinet. After leveling,
tighten bottom and center hinge screws.
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12. Lii freezer door up onto the center
hinge assembly. Reinstall top hinge
assembly while holding door in place.
Do not tighten the screws.
13. Align the doors so they are parallel to
each other. Adjust doors to cabinet so
the gasket seals but does not bind.
14. Tighten all hinge screws.
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OR COMMENTS
Caring for Your Refrigerator
Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a
few things you can do to help extend its product life. Thii section tells you how to clean your
refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving, or during a power outage.
Cleaning
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your
refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer
sections defrost automatically.
However, clean both about once
a month to help prevent odors
from building up. Wipe up spills
right away.
To clean your refrigerator, unplug it, take out
all removable parts, and clean the refrigerator
according to the following directions.
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are near the
defrost pan and can hecome hot. Clean
defrost pan carefully.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Removable parts
Sponge or cloth with mike
detergent and warm
water
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Sponge, cloth, or paper
towel with mib detergent,
warm water, and an
appliance wax (or good
auto paste wax)
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(shelves, crisper,
etc.)
outside
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Hand wash, &se, and dry
thoroughly.
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not
use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Wipe and dry thoroughly.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Waxing painted
metal surfaces provides rust
protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
Inside walls
(allow freezer to
warm up so cloth
won’t stick)
Sponge, soft cloth, or
paper towel with baking
soda or mild detergent
and warm water
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Wash with mixture of warm water
and
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g] to 1 quart [.95 L] of water).
Wipe and dry thoroughly.
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PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Door liners
and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth,
or paper towel with
mib detergent and
warm water
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Plastic parts
Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
with miki detergent
and warm water
(covers and
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Defrost pan
(behind refrigerator on top of
compressor)
Sponge or cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
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(on hack of
cabinet)
Vacuum cleaner
with extended
narrow
attachment
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Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Roll refrigerator out away from the wall.
Wash defrost pan. Do not remove defrost
pan to clean.
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Condenser coils
Wash, rinse or wipe, and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers, or flsmmable
fluids. These can scratch or damage
material. See ‘Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.
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DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches, or cleaners
containing petroleum on plastic parts.
Wipe and dry thoroughly.
Roll refrigerator hack into place.
Level refriaerator.
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Roll refrigerator out away from the wall.
Vacuum coils at least once every other
month.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Level refrigerator.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as the water
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator hack into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
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OR COYYENTS
Vacation
Long
and moving
vacations
If you will be gone a month or more:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
l Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time.
l When the last load of ice drops, turn off
the ice maker. Make sure all ice is
dispensed out of the ice maker mechanism.
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean it, rinse well, and dry.
5. Tape rubber or wcod blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough
for air to get in. This stops odor and mold
from building up.
Personal InJury Hazard
Do not allow children to climb on, play
near, or climb inside the refrigerator
when the doors are blocked open.
They may become injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator, see ‘Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 7.
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Short
vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will
be away for less than four weeks.
1. Use up any perishables.
2. Freeze other items.
3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
l Raise the signal arm to the OFF (up)
position.
l Shut off the water supply to the ice
maker.
l Empty the ice bin.
Moving
When you are moving the refrigerator to a
new home:
1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
l Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time.
l Disconnect
the water line.
l After the last load of ice drops, lift the
signal arm to the OFF (up) position.
2. Remove all focd from the refrigerator.
3. Pack all frozen food in dry ice.
4. Unplug the refrigerator.
5. Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry.
6. Take out all removable parts, wrap them
well, and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
7. Screw in the leveling rollers.
6. Tape the doors shut and tape the power
supply cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put
everything back and refer to page 5. Also, if
your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker, remember to reconnect the water
supply line.
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Power
interruptions
If ebctricii
goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will he off.
1. If service will he interrupted 24 hours or
less, keep both doors closed. This
helps foods stay frozen.
2. If service will he interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 2 Ihs. (0.9 kg) of dry be in
freezer for every cubic foot of freezer
space. Thii will keep food frozen for 2
to 4 days. Wear gloves to protect your
hands from dry be bums.
OR
(c) If neither a food locker or dry be is
available, use or can perishable
food at once.
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3. A full freezer stays cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat
stays cob longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. lf food contains be crystals,
it may he safely refrozen, although the
quality and flavor may he affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, or if you feel
it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Questions
?
Call our toll-free number, 1-80944-ROPER.
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QUESTIONS
OR COMMENTS
Food Storage
Guide
There is a correct 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
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer
throughout the refrigerator. For dated
products, check code date to ensure freshness.
Leafy
vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off
bruised and discolored areas. Wash in cob
water and drain. Place in plastic hag or
plastic container and store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots.
peppers)
Store in crisper, plastic hags, or plastic
container.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are
ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly
in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can
also he used.
Meat
Store most meat in original wrapping as long
as it is airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if
necessary. See the following chart for
storage times.
APPROXIMATE
(DAYS)
Fruit
Wash, let dry, and store in refrigerator in
plastic hags or crisper. Do not wash or hull
berries until they are ready to use. Sort and
keep berries in their original container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely cbsed paper
hag on a refrigerator shelf.
IChicken
TIME
I
1 to2
Ground beef
1 to2
Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to10
I
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E119s
Store without washing in the original carton
on interior shelf.
Milk
wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Butter
or margarine
+ When storing meat longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same
day as purchased.
Keep opened butter in covered dish or
closed compartment.. When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and
freeze.
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Storing
frozen
food
The freezer section is designed for storage
of commercially frozen food and for freezing
food at home.
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for freezing or food storage times,
contact your local Cooperative Extension
Service or check a freezer guide or reliable
cookbook.
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in the
packaging. The way you close and seal the
package must not allow air or moisture in or
out. Packaging done in any other way could
cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and drying of frozen
food.
Freezing
Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze
any large quantity of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the freezer than will
freeze within 24 hours (no more than 2 to
3 pounds of food per cubic foot of freezer
space). Leave enough space for air to
circulate around packages. Be careful to
leave enough room at the front so the door
can close tightly.
Storage times will vary according to the
quality of the food, the type of packaging or
wrap used (airtight and moisture-proof), and
the storage temperature, which should be
0°F (-1 7B°C).
Packaglng recommended for use:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
l Straight-sided
canning/freezing jars
l Heavy-duty
aluminum foil
l Plasticcoated
paper
l Non-permeable
plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film)
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
l
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxpaper
l Wax-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
The use of these wrappings couM cause
food odor, taste transfer, and drying of
frozen food.
l
l
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WITH
OUESTIONS
OR COMMENTS
Troubleshooting
Listed in the chart below are the most common problems consumers run into with their
refrigerator. Please read through this chart before calling for service. It could save you the
cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
Your refrigerator will not
operate
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?
Is the Refrigerator Control set to the OFF position?
l-he lights do
not work
Is the power suppfy cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?
Is a bulb burned out?
The optional ice
maker does not
work
Is the freezer cold enough to make ice? It could take overnight for
the freezer to reach the proper temperature.
Is the ON/OFF lever in the ON (down) position? (See page 10.)
Is the water valve turned on?
Does the water line have a cba or leak?
You hear unfamiliar sounds or
mrattllng(
llngling noise
Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator?
Some new sounds are normal. See “Understanding
may hear” on page 12.
the sounds you
There Is water In
the defrost Pan
This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator
so the pan does not overflow.
The motor
seems to run
too much
Are the condenser coils dirty?
is level
Has the door been opened often? Has a large amount of food been
added at one time? The motor naturally runs longer if these things
happen.
Is the room hot? If the room is too warm, the motor runs longer to
keep the unit cool.
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Assistance
Requesting
Service
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on page 21. lt may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. lf you need
w
Ea
kssistance’
...
Call our tolCfree telephone
number. Dial free from
anywhere In the U.S.A.:
1-8004440PER
(1-800-447~737)
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consuttant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 N State Route 63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need
service*
3. tf you need FSP
ment parts . . .
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for thii
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Roper’ appliance.
FSP replacement parts will fii right and work
right, because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to buiki every
new Roper appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
arw, refer to Step 2 or call our toll-free
telephone number in Step 1.
4. lf you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
l
...
Contact the dealer from whom
you purchased the appliance or
SERVKE the authorized servicer in your
area. For help finding an
El
authorized servicer in your
area, call our toll-free number in Step 1.
replace-
l
with
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group
of independent consumer experts that
vo’kzes consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Driie
Chicago, IL 60606
l
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
‘When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (SW page 2.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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Index
This index is alphabetical.
page number. -
Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
PAGE
TOPIC
CARE
Moving ..................................................
Power interruptions ...............................
Vacation ................................................
CLEANING
......................................
17
18
17
5, 15-16
8
7
CRISPERS
Cover ................... . ..................................
Removing ................................................
9
9
NEEDS ................................
5
...................................
4
FEATURES/PARTS
LIGHT BULB
Changing . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . . . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . 11
. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. . 4
PARTS/FEATURES
RESPONSIBILITIES
Owner . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . . . .. 3
SAFETY . .. . ... . .. ... .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . . . .. ... .. .. 3
CONTROLS
Changing settings ...................................
Setting .....................................................
ELECTRICAL
PAGE
TOPIC
SERVICE
Parts . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 22
Requesting . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . 22
SHELVES
Refrigerator,
removing
SOUNDS
Normal . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . . 12
TROUBLESHOOTING
FOOD STORAGE
Fresh .....................................................
Frozen ...................................................
19
20
ICE MAKER
Common problems ................................
Using .....................................................
11
10
. . .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . 8
. .. .. .. . .. .. . . . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 21
WARRANTY . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . . 24
23
ROPER”
Refrigerator
r LENGTH OF WARRANTY
Warranty
WE WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Roper service company.
(from date of purchase)
FULL FIVE-Y EAR
WARRANTV
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the sealed
refrigeration system (compressor, evaporator, condenser,
drier, or connecting tubing) which we find to be defective in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Roper service company.
(from date of purchase)
WE WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use your refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your refrigerator is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use
of products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliince.
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This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. Under no circumstances shall it
be liable under this warranty for incidental or consequential damages and all implied warranties are limited to the same time perii stated in the express warranties for Roper Brand
Appliances. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitation of implied warranties, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Roper distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book. After
checking ‘Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our tollfree telephone number, l-80044-ROPER (1-600-447~737), from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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