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A Note To You
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Important Safety
Instructions
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Parts And Features
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Before Using Your
Refrigerator
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Using Your
Refrigerator
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Caring For Your
Refrigerator
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MODELS
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3VED27DQ
3VED23DQ
A Note To You
Thank
you
folr buying
a Whirlpool*
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience
went into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation,
we developed this tJse and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on 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 will help
us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains, safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these
symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each
symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire
and electrical shock.
Help
when
you
need
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to
your personal property.
it.
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first
see “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 28. If you need further help, feel free to call
an authorized Whirlpool service company. When calling, you will need to know your
appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the
model and serial number label (see diagram on page 4). For your convenience, we have
included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the
sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip
together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number ~
Serial Number
Purchase
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Date ~
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Dealer Name
Dealer Phone
Important
Safety
Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when
using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:
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Read all instructions before using the
refrigerator.
Child 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 old refrigerator, do it safely.
Never allow children to operate, play
with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
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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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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
13°C (55°F).
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.
l Do not load the refrigerator
with food
before it has time to get properly cold.
l Use the refrigerator
only for the uses
described in this manual.
l Properly
maintain the refrigerator.
l Be sure the refrigerator
is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations. Use them to become familiar with where all parts
and features are located and what they look like. Your refrigerator may have some or all of
the features shown, and they may not look like the illustrations. This manual covers many
models.
Automatic ice
maker with
cubed and
crushed ice
Light
(on some models)
Model and serial
number label
(on side wall)
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Slide-out
freezer
basketst
- Crisper
Temperaturecontrolled
Meat drawer
temperature
control N
(on side wall)
Leveling rollers
(behind base grille)
Control
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Base grille
varies with model
panel
FREDER
Freezer control
REFRIGERATOR
Refrigerator
control
light
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Humiditycontrolled
crisper
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Deep
adjustable
door bins
with bin
glidest
door bins (on
some models)
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Utility
Model 3VED29DQ
shown
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
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In This
Section
Page
Page
Cleaning
it ..........................................
.5
Installing
Plugging
it in.. ....................................
.5
Leveling
it properly
.......................... .6
it ............................................
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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
it
packaging
materials
Remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number label) before
using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
l 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.
Plugging
it in
Recommended
Grounding Method
A 220 or 240 Volt, 50 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. 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.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do
not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
Cleaning
it before
use
After removing all packaging materials,
clean your refrigerator before using it, if
necessary. See cleaning instructions on
pages 23-24.
Installing
it properly
1. Allow 1.25 cm (I,$ inch) space on each
side and at the tfop of the refrigerator for
ease of installation.
2. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall,
you might want IO leave extra space on
the hinge side closest to the wall so the
door can be opened wider.
3. The refrigerator can be flush against the
wall.
4. Make sure ice maker water supply has
been connected. Refer to Installation
Instructions.
Leveling
it
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. Remove base grille. (See page 20.)
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 20.)
Using Your Refrigerator
In This
Setting
Section
the controls
Page
............................ 8
settings..
Page
Removing
the snack bin ................. .I4
........ .9
Adjusting
the wine rack .................. .14
Changing
the control
Removing
the door shelf fronts
....... .9
Removing
the freezer baskets.. ...... .I4
Removing
the door trim .................. .10
Removing
the freezer shelf.. ........... .14
Adjusting
the door bins .................. .10
Adjusting
the door bin glides.. ....... .ll
Using the THIRSTCRUSHER*
dispensing
system ...........................
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
. .l 1
Using the automatic
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ice maker.. ..... .17
Using the egg bin ............................
.12
Removing the ice maker
storage bin ........................................
Removing the crisper and
crisper cover ....................................
.12
Solving common ice maker/
dispenser
problems ....................... .19
Adjusting the crisper humidity
control ..............................................
.13
Removing the meat drawer and
cover .................................................
Adjusting the meat drawer
temperature ......................................
.13
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Removing
the base grille ................ .20
Changing
the light bulbs
................ .20
Understanding
the sounds you
may hear ...........................................
Saving energy ...................................
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To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it
properly. This section tells you how to set the controls, remove and adjust some of the
features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy.
Setting
the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in
the refrigerator. When you plug in the refrigerator
for the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 3.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range from
1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest).
2. Set the Freezer Control to B.
Freezer Control adjustments range from
A (warmest) to C (coldest).
3. Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. This may take
several hours.
The settings indicated above should be
correct for normal, household refrigerator
usage. The controls are set correctly when
milk or juice is as cold as you like and when
ice cream is firm. If you need to adjust these
settings, see “Changing the control settings”
on page 9.
NOTE: The Automatic Exterior Moisture control
continuously guards against moisture build-up on
the outside of your refrigerator cabinet. This
control does not have to be set or adjusted.
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Changing
the control
settings
If you need to adjust temperatures in
refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed
in the chart below as a guide.
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
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CONDITION:
Refrigerator
section
too warm
Freezer
section
too warm
Refrigerator
section
too cold
Ice not
made fast
enough
Both
sections
too warm
Removing
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RECOMMENDED
REASON:
CONTROL
SElTINGS:
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often
Refrigerator
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l Large amount
of food added
A
Freezer
l Room temoerature
too warm
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Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
C
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
B
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
C
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
B
(on some
models)
the door
shelf
fronts
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Remove the door shelf fronts for easier
cleaning.
To remove shelf fronts:
1. Remove all items from the shelf.
2. Pull out on the inside tab at each end of
the shelf front.
3. Pull shelf front straight out.
To replace shelf fronts:
1. Line up each end of the shelf front with
the button on the door liner wall.
2. Push shelf front straight back until it
snaps securely into place.
3. Replace items on the shelf.
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Removing
(on some
the door
trim
models)
Remove the trim above the dispenser area
for easier cleaning.
To remove trim:
1. Remove all items from the shelf.
2. Pull straight up at each end of the trim.
To replace trim:
1. Line up each end of the trim above the
trim pocket opening in the door liner wall.
2. Push the trim straight down until it stops.
3. Replace items on the shelf.
Adjusting
the door
bins
To remove door bins:
1. Lift bin up.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
2. Push down until it stops.
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(dispenser
area)
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Adjusting
the door
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bin glides
Use the bin/shelf glides to secure oddshaped items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin/track.
NOTE: Shelf glides cannot be removed.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Adjust the shelves to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong
enough to hold bottles, milk and other heavy
food items.
To remove glass shelves:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Slide shelf out with an even, constant
pull.
3. Lift front and slide the rest of the way out.
To move shelf guides to a new position:
1. Lift front of guide. Pull guide forward off
rear support. Repeat for other guide.
2. To replace guide, push guide onto rear
support. Push front of guide down onto
support.
Be careful when
handling glass items.
To replace glass shelves:
1. Guide rear of shelf into shelf guide.
2. Slide shelf into place.
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Usiny
the egg bin
The egg bin has three pieces -the lid, the
egg carrier, and the bin. Use the egg bin to
hold one, two or three dozen eggs.
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Lid
To hold one dozen eggs:
Place a dozen eggs into the egg carrier.
Then place the egg carrier into the bin and
cover with the lid.
To hold two dozen eggs:
Place two dozen eggs loose in the bin and
cover them with the lid. Use the carrier to
transport eggs between bin and your
cooking area.
To hold three dozen eggs:
Place two dozen eggs loose in the bin.
Invert the lid and place it on the bin. Place a
dozen eggs, in the carton, on top of the lid.
Use the carrier to transport eggs between
the bin and your cooking area.
Removing
the crisper
To remove the cri’sper:
1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front slightly.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
and crisper
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To remove the cover:
1. Hold cover firmly with both hands and lift
front of cover off supports.
2. Lift cover out by pulling up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on
walls of refrigerator.
2. Lower front into place.
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Lift the cover
front, then
the back.
cover
Pull out to the
Adjusting
the crisper
humidity
co~ntrol
You can control the amount of humidity in
the moisture-sealed crisper.
l The control can be adjusted
to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
l LOW (open) lets moist air out of the
crisper for best storage of fruits and
vegetables with skins.
l HIGH (closed)
keeps moist air in the
crisper for best storage of fresh, leafy
vegetables.
Removing
the meat
drawer
and cover
Pull out to the stop, lift
the front and pull again.
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide the meat drawer straight out to
the stop.
2. Lift the front slightly.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Remove meat drawer and crisper.
2. Lift front of cover off supports.
3. Lift cover out by pulling up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on
walls of refrigerator.
2. Lower front into place.
3. Replace meat drawer and crisper.
Adjusting
the meat
drawer
Cold air flows against the meat drawer
through an opening between the freezer and
the refrigerator. This helps keep the meat
drawer colder than the rest of the refrigerator for better storage of meats.
Slide the control to let more or less cold
air through.
temperature
Use control to
adjust meat drawer
temperature.
Remcsvimq
the snack
bin
To remove the snkk bin:
1 Slide snack bin straight out to the stop
with an even, constant motion.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide bin out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
Adjusting
the wine
Pull out to the
stop, lift the front
and pull again.
rack
Step 2
To remove the wze rack:
1. Lift front of wine rack.
2. Pull rack off rear support.
3. Replace in reverse order.
Removing
the freezer
baskets
Pull out to the stop, lift
the front and pull
To remove a basket:
1. Slide basket out to the stop.
2. Lift the front to clear the stop.
3. Slide basket out the rest of the way.
To replace a basket:
1. Place basket on the slides.
2. Make sure the wire stops clear the front
of the slides.
3. Slide basket in all the way.
Removing
the freezer
To remove the shelf:
1. Lift right side of shelf off supports.
2. Slide shelf out of shelf support holes.
3. Replace in reverse order.
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shelf
Using the THIRSTCRUSHER’
system
The
dispensing
ice dispenser
Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage
bin in the freezer. When you press the
dispenser bar, a trapdoor opens in a chute
between the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice
moves from the bin and falls through the
chute. When you release the dispenser bar,
a buzzing sound may be heard for a few
seconds as the trapdoor closes. The dispenser system will not operate when the
freezer door is open.
For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before
being dispensed. This may cause a slight
delay when dispensing crushed ice. Noise
from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of
ice may vary in size.
When changing from CRUSHED to CUBE.
a few ounces of crushed ice will be dispensed along with the first cubes.
To dispense ice:
1. For cubed ice, move Ice Selector Switch
to CUBE position.
For crushed ice, move Ice Selector
Switch to CRUSHED position.
Personal Injury Hazard
Tumbling ice and pressure can break a
1 fragile glass. Use a sturdy glass when
dispensing ice or water.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury or breakage.
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CRUSHED
2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice
dispenser bar. Hold glass close to
dispenser opening so ice does not fall
outside of glass.
3. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: The first few batches of ice may
have an off-flavor from new plumbing and
parts. Throw the ice away. Also, take large
amounts of ice from the ice bin, not through
the dispenser.
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The
water
dispenser
Chilled water comes from a tank behind the
meat drawer. It holds approximately 1.5 L
(1% quarts).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up,
press the water dispenser bar with a glass or
jar until you draw and discard 1.9 to 2.8 L
(2 or 3 quarts). The water you draw and
discard rinses the tank and pipes.
Allow several hours to chill a new tankful.
NOTE: The small tray beneath the dispenser
is designed to evaporate small spills. There is
no drain in this tray. Do not pour water into it.
To dispense water:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the water
dispenser bar.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to
maintain a fresh supply.
The
dispenser
light
To turn on night light, slide dispenser LIGHT
switch to the left. See page 21 for directions for
changing the dispenser light bulb.
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WATER
LIGHT
Using
the automatic
Here are a few things you will want to know
about your automatic ice maker:
l The ON/OFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
DOWN to make ice automatically.
UP to shut off the ice maker.
NOTE: Do not turn ice maker on until it is
connected to the water supply. Instructions for ice maker water supply hook
up are attached to the back of the
refrigerator cabinet.
l It is normal for ice crescents
to be attached by a corner. They break apart
easily.
l The ice maker will not operate
until the
freezer is cold enough to make ice. This
can take overnight.
l 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 C.
l 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 well maintained.
ice maker
upto
stop ice
maker.
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DOWN to
start ice
maker.
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Removing
the
ice maker
Remove, empty and clean the storage bin if:
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has not, or will not, be
used for a week or more.
l a power failure causes
ice in the bin to
melt and freeze together.
l the ice dispenser
is not used regularly.
To remove ice bin:
1. Pull the covering panel out from the
bottom and slide it to the rear.
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF
(up) position. Ice can still be dispensed,
but no more can be made.
3. Lift the front of the storage bin and pull it
out.
4. Empty the ice bin. Use hot or warm water
to melt the ice if necessary. Never use
anything sharp to break up ice in the
bin. This can damage the bin and dispenser mechanism.
5. Wash with mild detergent. Rinse well. Do
not use harsh or abrasive cleaners or
solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is
pushed in all the way. Then push the
signal arm down to the ON position to
restart ice production.
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storage
bin
Solving
problems
common
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Ice dispenser
won’t work
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ice maker/dispe!nser
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Ice dispenser
stops working
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Freezer door open
Ice bin not properly
installed
Wrong ice in bin
Dispenser not used for
extended periods,
causing ice cubes to
melt together
-Ice dispenser bar held
in too long
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Off -taste or
odor in ice
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-Ice attracts airborne
odors; old ice
Water quality
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Foods not properly
wrapped
Ice bin and freezer may
need cleaning
Plumbing to ice maker
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New ice maker
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SOLUTIONS
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Close the freezer door.
Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
Use only crescents from ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes
separated and to increase storage room.
Dump old ice and make a new supply.
Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser
motor to reset.
Large amounts of ice should be taken from
the bin, not through the dispenser.
Dump old ice and make a new supply.
Store excess ice in covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur)
may require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly. See pages 26 and 27.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning
chart on pages 23 and 24.
Follow Installation Instructions for proper
ice maker water supply hook up. (See
back of refrigerator cabinet.)
The first few loads of ice from a new ice
maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice
and make a new supply.
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Removing
the base
grille
To remove the grille:
1. Open both doors.
2. Pull base grille forward to release the
support tabs from the metal clips.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
behind the grille.
Condenser
coils
-_--
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the doors.
grille
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 24.
Changing
the
light
bulbs
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electricity leading to it at the main
power supply.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury.
To change refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Console to
remove bulb.
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change crisper light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Pull top of light shield forward until it snaps
free.
3. Lower light shield to clear bottom supports.
4. Pull light shield straight out to remove.
5. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
6. Replace light shield in reverse order.
7. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
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risper
light
To change light below ice bin:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Push in sides of light shield until it snaps
free.
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace light shield.
5. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change light behind quick freeze
compartment
(on some models):
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply.
2. Lift and secure quick freeze compartment
door.
3. Remove light shield by pulling top forward.
4. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
5. Replace light shield.
6. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
Light
below
ice bin
Light behind
quick freeze
compartment
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To change dispenser area light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply.
2. Reach through dispenser area to remove
bulb.
3. Replace with a heavy-duty IO-watt bulb,
which can be purchased from your
Whirlpool dealer.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs
will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a
bulb with one of the same size and shape.
Dispenser
area light
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Understalnding
the sounds
Your new refrigerator may make sounds thal
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.
you
Water
may
hear
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)
You may hear buzzing (from the water
valve), trickling water and the clatter of ice
dumped into the bin.
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Slight
hum,
soft
hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
and moving air.
Clicking
or snapping
fan motor
sounds
Running
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
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
electricity.
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 soon as food is removed.
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sounds
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Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but
don’t overcrowd it so air movement is
blocked.
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.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a
heat source such as a range, water heater,
furnace, radiator or in direct sunlight.
Caring
For Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
Cleaning
your refrigerator
Vacation
and moving
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Power interruptions
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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. This section tells you how to clean your
refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a power outage.
Cleaning
your
refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections
defrost automatically. However, clean both
about once a month to prevent odors from
building up. Wipe up spills right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all
removable parts and clean the refrigerator
according to the following directions,
PART
WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper,
etc.)
Sponge or cloth with mild
detergent and warm
water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent,
warm water and an
appliance wax (or good
auto paste wax)
Inside
(allow
warm
won’t
walls
freezer to
up so cloth
stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with baking
soda or mild detergent
and warm water
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are located
near the defrost pan and can become
hot. Remove and install defrost pan
carefully.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
HOW TO CLEAN
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Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not
use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Rinse 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.
Wash with mixture of warm water
and:
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (26 g [2 tablespoons]
to .95 L [l quart] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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PART
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.___.Door liners and
gaskets
--.
Plastic parts
(covers and
panels)
-------_-Defrost pan
WHAT TO USE
---Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel with
mild detergent and
warm water
Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
Sponge or cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
HOW TO CLEAN
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleaners
containing
petroleum on plastic parts.
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Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable fluids. These can scratch or
damage material. See “Important
Safety
Instructions”
on page 3.
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Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner
with extended
narrow
attachment
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Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Vacation
Short
and moving
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. Raise signal arm to OFF (up) position.
4. Shut off water supply to ice maker.
5. Empty the ice bin.
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Remove base grille. (See page 20.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it in all the way.
Make sure defrost pan drain tube is
pointing into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils
may need to be cleaned as often as
every other month.
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as the
water supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
care
Long
vacations
If you will be gone a month or more:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Turn off the water supply to the ice maker
at least one day ahead of time.
3. When the last load of ice drops, turn off
the ice maker. Make sure all ice is
dispensed out of the ice maker mechanism.
4. Unplug the refrigerator.
5. Clean it, rinse well and dry.
6. Tape rubber or wood 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.
Moving
When you are moving the refrigerator to a
new home:
1. Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time.
2. Disconnect the water line.
3. After the last load of ice drops, lift the
signal arm to the OFF (up) position.
4. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
5. Pack all frozen food in dry ice.
6. Unplug the refrigerator.
7. Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry.
8. Take out all removable parts, wrap them
well, and tape them together so they
don’t shift and rattle.
9. Screw in the leveling rollers.
10. 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,
remember to reconnect the water supply
line.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 7.
Power
interruptions
If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or
less, keep both doors closed. This
helps food stay frozen.
2. If service will be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 32 grams of dry ice in freezer
for every liter (2 Ibs. for every cubic foot)
of freezer space. This will keep food
frozen for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
OR
(c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is
available, use or can perishable food
at once.
3. A full freezer stays cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat
stays cold longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. If food contains ice crystals,
it may be safely refrozen, although the
quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, or if you feel
it is unsafe, dispose of it.
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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 placed 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 cold
water and drain. Place in plastic bag or
plastic container and store in crisper.
Vegetables
with
(carrots,
peppers)
skins
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 be 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.
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic
container.
TYPE
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 original container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Eggs
Store without washing in egg bin provided,
or in the original carton on an interior shelf.
Chicken
1 to 2
Ground beef
1 to2
Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon
5 to 7
Cold cuts
3 to 5
t Variety meats
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APPROXIMATE
(DAYS)+
TIME
1 to2
Milk
+lf storing meat longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage. place
milk on interior shelf.
NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same
day as purchased.
Butter
or margarine
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,
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 32 to
48 grams of food per liter [2 to 3 Ibs. 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
-17.8% (0°F).
Packaging recommended
for use:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
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canning/freezing jars
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aluminum foil
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paper
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plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film)
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
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Do not use:
Bread wrappers
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plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
The use of these wrappings could cause
food odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen
food.
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If You Need Assistance
Service
Or
Performance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read the
chart below before calling for service on your appliance.
1.
Before
calling
for
assistance
...
Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers
Please read through this and see if it can solve your problem.
run into with their appliances.
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Your refrigerator
will not
operate
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?
The lights do
not work
Is the power supply 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 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 17.)
Is the water valve turned on?
Does the water line have a clog or leak?
You hear unfamiliar sounds or a
rattling/jingling
noise
Some new sounds are normal. See “Understanding
may hear” on page 22.
There is water in
the defrost pan
This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator is level
so the pan does not overflow.
The motor seems
to run too much
Are the condenser coils dirty?
Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator?
the sounds you
Has the door been opened often? Has a lame amount of food been
added at one time? The motor naturally ru& 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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2. If the problem
is not due to
one of the items
listed
in
Step I+ . . .
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the unit or an authorized Whirlpool*
service company.
3. If you need
ment parts+
FSP’
...
replace-
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right
and work right because they are made to the
same exacting specifications used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
+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. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your
request.
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WHIRLPOOL*
Refrigerator
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be
provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company.
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:
4. Drier
1. Compressor
5. Connecting tubing
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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. Any food loss due to product failure.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
QUENTIAL DAMAGES.
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL
OR CONSE-
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
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Corporation
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Trademark
of Whrlpool
Corporation
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