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Contents
Page
Important Safety Instructions.. ........................ .3
Before Uslng Your Refrigerator.. ..................... .4
Using Your Refrigerator .................................. 5
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Setting the controls ..........................................
Changing the control settings.. ....................... -5
Exterior moisture control ................................ .6
Adjusting the refrigerator shelves.. ................. .6
Removing and adjusting the freezer shelves ..6
Removing the freezer door shelves ............... .6
Adjusting the refrigerator door bins ................ .6
Adjusting the bin and shelf glides.. ................. .7
Removing the crisper,
meat drawer and covers ............................. .7
Adjusting the crisper humidity control.. ........... .7
Adjusting the meat drawer temperature ......... .7
Removing the snack bin ................................. .8
Removing the freezer basket ......................... .8
Removing the base grille.. .............................. .8
Changing the light bulbs.. ............................... .9
THIRST CRUSHERrY dispensing system.. ... 10
Automatic ice maker.. .................................... 11
Removing ice maker storage bin.. ................ .12
Common dispenser and ice maker problems 13
Sounds you may hear ................................... 13
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Energy saving tips ........................................
Cleaning Your Refrigerator.. .......................... .14
Food Storage Guide ..................................... .15
Storing fresh food .........................................
Storing frozen food .......................................
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Caring For Your Refrigerator.. ....................... .17
Vacation and moving care.. .......................... .17
Power interruptions ...................................... .17
If You Need Servtce Or Assistance ............. .18
Whlrlpool Refrigerator Warranty ................. .20
8 1992 Whirlpool Corporation
Remove the consumer Buy Guide Label, tape
and any inside labels (except the model and
serial number label) before using the refrigerator.
To remove any remalntng glue:
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Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohd. flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners.
These can damage the material. See ‘Important
Safety Instructions’ on page 3.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction
labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the
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Thank you for buylng a Whlrlpool appliance.
Please complete and mall the Owner Reglstratlon Card provided wtth thls product. Then
complete the form below. Have this information
ready if you need service or call with a question.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from label (see
diagram on front cover) and purchase date from
sales slip.
l Keep this book and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Service Company Phone Number
ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or Injury when uslng your
refrigerator, follow basic precautions lncludlng the followlng:
Read all lnstructlons before using the
refrigerator.
l Child entrapment
and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous ...
even If they will “Just slt In the garage a
few daya”
If you are getting rld of your old refrlgerator, do lt safely. Please read the enclosed
safety booklet from the Assoclatlon of
Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help
prevent accidents.
l Never allow children
to operate, play with,
or crawl lnslde the refrigerator.
l Never clean refrigerator
parts wlth
flammable flulds. The fumes can create a
flre hazard or exploslon.
. FOR YOUR SAFETY l
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOUNE 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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It Is your responslblllty
refrigerator:
to be sure your
is installed and leveled on a floor that will
hold the weight, and in an area suitable for its
size and use.
l is connected
only to the proper kind of outlet,
with the correct electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements
and Grounding Instruction Sheet.)
l is used only to do what home refrigerators
are designed to do.
l is not near an oven, radiator or other heat
source.
l is properly
maintained.
l is out of the weather.
. is used in an area where the room temperature will not fall below 55°F (13°C).
l is not used by anyone
unable to operate it
properly.
l is not loaded with food before it has time to
get properly cold.
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BeforeUsingYourRefrigerator
Clean it
Clean your refrigerator before using it. See
cleaning instructions on page 14.
Plug tt In
Recommended Groundlng Method
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
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.
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.
Refrlgersto
power cord
3-prohg
groundlng
plug
Install properly
1. Allow H inch (1.25 cm) space on each side
and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of
installation.
2. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space on the hinge
side so the door can be opened wider.
3. The refrigerator back can be flush against the
wall.
4. Make sure ice maker water supply has been
connected. Refer to instructions on back of
refrigerator cabinet.
Right to rake;
left to lower
Use screwdrlver
to adjust
Leveling
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Level refrigerator-freezer
1. Remove the base grille. (See page 8.)
2.
3.
4.
5.
To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.
To lower front, turn screw in direction shown.
Check with level.
Replace base grille. (See page 8.)
UsingYourRefrigerator
Setting the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. To adjust a control, turn knob. When
the refrigerator is plugged in for the first time:
1. Set the refrigerator Control to 3.
2. Set the Freezer Control to B.
Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. (This may take
several hours.)
These settings should be right for normal
household refrigerator usage.
The controls will be set about right when milk
or juice is as cold as you like and when ice
cream is firm.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range from
1 to 5. Freezer Control adjustments range from
AtoC.
Changlng the control settlngs
tf you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart
below as a guide. If you have questions, call our
Consumer Assistance Center number. (See
page 18.)
l Adjust the Refrigerator
Control first.
l Wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments.
l Then adjust the Freezer
Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
tf Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Large amount of food added
Door opened often
Room temperature
Refrigerator
Freezer
i
too warm
tf Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
C
tf Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
B
If ICE isn’t
Heavy ice usage
Very a&f room temperature
(can’t cyde 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
MADE FAST
ENOUGH
tf BOTH
SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
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Exterior moisture control
The Exterior Moisture 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 OFF setting when humidity is low.
2. Use the ON setting if moisture forms on the
outside of the refrigerator.
Adjustlng the refrigerator shelves
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you
use your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong
enough to hotd bottles, milk and other heavy food
items.
To remove glass shelves:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Tilt up at front.
3. Lift up at back
4. Pull shelf straight out.
Glass shelves are
heavy. Be careful.
To replace glass 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.
Removlng and adjustlng the freezer shelves
To remove the shelves:
1. Lii right side of shelf off supports.
2. Slide shelf out of shelf support holes.
3. Replace in reverse order.
To adJust the shelves:
1. Remove shelf as above.
2. Remove supports by sliding upward.
3. Relocate supports on desired level.
4. Replace shelf.
NOTE: The cup-shaped supports go in the back
of the freezer.
Removlng the freezer door shelves (ED22PQ)
Shelves can be removed for easier cleaning.
To remove door shelves:
1. Grasp shelf at both ends.
2. Lii up and pull out.
To replace door shelves:
1. Insert hooks into guides on both sides.
2. Push down to lock in place.
Adjustlng the refrigerator door blns
To remove door blns:
1. Liibinup.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace door blns:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
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2. Push down until it stops.
NOTE: Large bins are designed to fit in the top
portion of refrigerator door only.
Adjusting the bln and shelf glides
The bin and shelf glides can be used to secure
odd-shaped items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin or shelf track.
Pull out to the stop,
Ilfl the front
and pull agaln.
Removlng the crisper, meat drawer and
covers
To remove the crisper:
1. Slide straight out to the stop.
2. Lii the front.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the covers:
1. Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide
out with both hands.
2. Lift front of mver frame.
3. Lift out cover frame by pulling up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
llfl the bame front,
then the bade.
To replace the covers:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall supports
in front section of cabinet.
2. Fii back of corners into notch supports on
walls of refrigerator, then lower into place.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then
bwer front.
Pull out to the stop, IR the
front and pull agaln.
Adjustlng the crisper humldlty control
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crisper.
1. The control can be adjusted to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
2. LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper for
best storage of fruits and vegetables with
skins.
3. HIGH (dosed) keeps moist air in the crisper
for best storage of fresh, leafy vegetables.
Adjustlng the meat drawer temperature
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.
Slide the control to let more cold air through.
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Removlng the snack bln
To remove the snack bln:
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.
Pull out to the stop,
Ilfl the front and
pull agaln.
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Removlng the freezer basket
(wire for ED25PQ and plastic for ED22PQ)
For proper air movement, keep the freezer
basket in place when the refrigerator is operating.
To remove the basket:
1. Slide the basket out to the stop.
2. Lii front to dear the stop.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
To replace the basket:
1. Place basket on the slides.
2. Make sure the stops clear the front of the
slides.
3. Slide basket in all the way.
Removlng the base grille
To remove the grille:
1. Open the doors.
2. Pull grille out.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened behind
grille.
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Deffost
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pan
To replace grille:
1. Lie up grille support tabs with metal clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the doors.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 14.
Changlng the light bulbs
ElectrIcal Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator or disconnect the electrlclty leadlng to the refrigerator at the maln
power supply. Failure to do so could result
In elect&al shock or personal InJury.
To change the refrigerator Ilght:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
Refrigerator
light
2. Reach behind the Control Console to find
bulb.
3. Remove bulb.
4. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
5. Reconnect power supply.
To change crisper Ilght:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Pull top of light shield forward until it snaps
free.
3. Lower liiht shield to clear bottom supports.
4. Pull light shield straight out to remove.
5. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
6. Replace light shield in reverse order.
7. Reconnect power supply.
To change upper freezer light (ED25PQ only):
1. Disconnect
refrigerator from power supply.
2. Lii top of liiht shield until if snaps free.
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace light shield over bulb and snap into
place.
5. Reconnect power supply.
To change light below Ice bln:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
Push in sides of light shield until it snaps free.
Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
Replace the light shield.
Reconnect power supply.
To change dispenser Ilght:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach the bulb through the dispenser area.
3. Replace bulb with a heavy-duty 1O-watt bulb.
4. Reconnect power supply.
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fif your
refrigerator. Be sure to replace bulb with one of
the same size and shape.
Usln
Your Refrigerator
Cont 9nued
THIRST CRUSHER”’ dlspenslng
system
Personal Injury Hazard
Tumbllng Ice and pressure on a fragile
glass can break lt. Do not use a fragile
glass when dlspenslng Ice or water. Dolng
so could resutt In personal Injury or
breakaae.
To dispense Ice:
1. For cubed Ice, move Ice Selector Switch to
CUBE position.
For crushed Ice, move Ice Selector Switch to
CRUSHED
position.
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 taste from new plumbing and parts. Throw the
be away.
Ice is dispensed from the ice maker storage bin in
the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed, a
trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser
and the ice bin. ice is moved from the bin and falls
through the chute. When the dispenser bar is
released, a buzzing sound may be heard for a few
seconds as the trapdoor closes.
The dispensing system will not operate when
the freezer door is open.
NOTE: Large amounts of ice should be taken
from the bin, not through the dispenser.
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
Sh.
When changing from CRUSHED to CUBE, a
few ounces of crushed ice will be dispensed along
with the first cubes.
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To dispense water:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the water
dispenser bar.
2. Remove glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to
maintain a fresh supply.
Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat
drawer. It holds about 1 ‘h quarts (1.5 L).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press
the water dispenser bar with a glass or jar until
you have drawn and discarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9
to 2.8 L) of water. The water you draw and
discard will rinse the tank and pipes.
Allow several hours to chill the first 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 turn on nlght Ilght, slide dispenser LIGHT
switch to the left. See page 9 for directions for
changing the dispenser light bulb.
Automatlc ke maker
Here are a few things you will want to know
about your automatic ice maker:
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lever is a wire signal arm.
Down . . . for making ice automatically.
up . . . to shut off the ice maker.
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PJOTF . Do not turn ice maker on until It 1s
aonnected
or Ice mwcllter
SUDDL~ hook-ur, are
Raise
slgnal
arm to
stop Ice.
Lower
slgnal
arm to
start If
attached to the back of the refrlamtor
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lt is normal for ice crescents to be attached by
a corner. They will break apart easily.
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The ice maker will not operate until the freezer
is cold enough to make ice. This can take
overnight.
lf 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.
Good water quality is important for good ice
quality. lt is not recommended that the ice
maker be connected to a softened water
supply. Water softener chemicals such as salt
from a malfunctioning softener can damage the
ice maker mold and lead to poor quality ice. lf a
softened water supply cannot be avoided, then
if is important that the water softener be well
maintained and operating properly.
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Cont 7nued
Removlng ke maker storage bln
Remove, empty and clean the storage bin:
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has not, or will not, be used
for a week or more.
l lf a power failure causes
ice in the bin to melt
and freeze together.
l lf the ice dispenser
is not used regularly.
1. Pull the covering panel out from the bottom
and slide it to the rear.
2. Lii the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF
position. Ice can still be dispensed, but no
more will be made.
3. Lii the front of the storage bin. Pull if out.
4. Empty the bin. Use hot or warm water to melt
the ice il necessary. Never use anythlng
sharp to break up ice in the bin. This can
damage the bin and dispenser mechanism.
5. Wash with mild detergent in warm wafer.
Rinse well. Do not use harsh or abrasive
cleanser or solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure if is
pushed in all the way. Push the signal arm
down to the ON position to restart ice
production.
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Common dispenser and ke maker problems
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Dispenser
won’t work.
Freezer door open.
ice bin not properly installed.
Wrong ice in bin.
Dispenser not used for
extended periods, causing
ke cubes to melt together.
Dispenser
stops worklng.
Ice dispenser bar held in too
long.
SOLUTlON
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Use only ice crescents from Ice maker.
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Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes
separated, and to obtain increased storage
capacity.
Dump old .ke and make new supply.
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Off-taste or
odor In Ice.
ke attracts airborne odors;
old ice.
Water quality.
Foods not properly wrapped.
Ice bin and freezer may
need cleaning.
Plumbing to ice maker.
New ice maker.
Close the freezer door.
Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
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Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor to
reset.
Large amounts of ice should be taken from the
bin, not through the dispenser.
Dump old ice and make new supply; store
excess ice in covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur) may
require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly. See page 15.
Clean fraezer and ice bin. See cleaning chart
on page 14.
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
new supply.
Sounds you may hear
Runnlng 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.
Sllght hum, soft hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and
moving air.
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor
and motor. lt will run bnger than older designs. It
may even seem to run most of the time.
Cllcklng or snapplng sounds:
The thermostat makes a definite dii when the
refrigerator stops running. lt also makes a sound
when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts.
Water sounds:
When the refrigerator stops running, you may
hear gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after
if stops. You may also hear defrost water running
into the defrost water pan.
Ice maker sounds:
trlckllng water
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Because your refrigerator has an ice maker, you
may hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling
water and the datter of ice dumped into the bin.
Energy savlng tlps
You can help your refrigerator use less electricify.
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 wont have to search for what
you want. Close door as soon as food is
removed.
l Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
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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.
l Keep the Exterior
Moisture Control in the OFF
position unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exteriir.
l 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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CleaningYourRefrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Spills should be wiped up right away.
PART
WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
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drawer, etc.)
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lnslde walls
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(freezer shoukf be
allowed to warm up so
cloth won’t stick)
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Door liners and
gaskets
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Plastic parts
Defrost pan
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Mild detergent
Warm water
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Mild detergent
Warm water
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Personal Injury Hazard
Refrlgeratlon 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.
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Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
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Floor cleaners
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Wash.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wash
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, wlndow
sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable
flulds. These can scratch or damage
material. See ‘Important Safety Instructlons” on page 3.
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Floor under refrigerator
Wash with mixture of warm wafer and
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to
1 quart [.95 L] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, ooncentrated detergents, bleaches or cleaners
contalnlng petroleum on plastic parts.
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Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice
a year. Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth.
Waxlng palnted metal surfaces provldes rust proteotlon.
Do not wax Dlastlc Darts.
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Condenser tolls
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
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Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel
Sponge or cloth
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Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel
Baking soda or mild
detergent
Warm water
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Sponge, cloth
or paper towel
MiM detergent
Warm water
Appliance wax (or
good auto paste wax)
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HOW TO CLEAN
Sponge or cloth
Mild detergent
Warm water
Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
Mild detergent
Warm water
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(covers and panels)
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.
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Remove base grille. (See page 8.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape, if any).
Wash defrost pan.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push if in all the way.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils (at least every other month).
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as wafer
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
FoodStorageGuide
Butter or margarlns
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.
Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese
Storing fresh food
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready
to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic
wrap or aluminum foil.
Food placed in the refrigerator should be
wrapped or stored in air and moisture proof
material. This prevents food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator. For dated
products, check code date to ensure freshness.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum
foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can also be
used.
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 wlth sklns (carrots, peppers)
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Frult
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.
Meat
Most meat can be stored in original wrapping as
long as it is air and moisture proof. Rewrap if
necessary. See the following chart for storage
times.
Storage chart for fresh and cured meat*
APPROXIMATE TlME
TYPE
(DAYS)
Chicken .. .. .. ... .. .. ... .. ... .. .. ... .. . . ... .. .. ... . 1 to 2
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
Variety meats .. .. .. ... .. .. ... .. ... .. .. ... .. .. .. 1 to 2
‘If meat is to be stored bnger than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used
the same 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.
Storing frozen food
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercially frozen food and for freezing food at
home. For further information about preparing
food for freezing, contact your local Cooperative
Extension Service or check a freezer guide or
cookbwk
Packaglng
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.
Rigid polyethylene (plastic) containers with
tight fitting lids, straight-sided canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper and nonpermeable plastic wraps (made
from a Saran film) are recommended. Follow
package or container instructions for proper
freezing methods.
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxedcoated
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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Frsezlng
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.
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Food Storage Guide
Contlnued
STORAGE TlME
Freezer food storage chart
Storage times will vary according to the quality of
the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (air
and moisture proof), and the storage temperature
which shoufd be 0°F (-17.8%).
FOOD
STORAGE TlME
months
months
months
months
Vegetables
Commercially frozen.. ........................ .8 months
Home frozen ............................. .8 to 12 months
Meat
Bacon ......................................
.4 weeks or less
Corned beef.. ........................... .4 weeks or less
(Salting meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters .......................................... 1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal ............. .2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef.. ..................................... .6 to 12 months
Lamb and veal ........................ .6 to 9 months
Pork.. .......................................
.4 to 8 months
Sausage, fresh ............................ 1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef.. ..................................... .8 to 12 months
Lamb, veal, pork ..................... .3 to 4 months
Flsh
Cod, flounder, haddock, sole.. ........... .6 months
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 ........................................
.2 to 3 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy ..................... .6 months
Slices (no gravy). .................................. 1 month
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Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole ...................... .2 to 3 months
TV dinners ................................... 3 to 6 months
Dalry products
Frults
Fruit juice concentrate ..................... .12
Commercially frozen fruit.. ............... .12
Citrus fruif and juices .................. .4 to 6
Others.. ..................................... .8 to 12
Maln dlshes
6 to 9 months
Butter ...........................................
12 months
Margarine .........................................
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
3 months
Farmer’s ..........................................
Creamed cottage .............. DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, Brick, etc.. ................. .6 to 8 weeks
(Freezing can change texture of cheese.)
ke cream, ice milk, sherberi.. ............ .2 months
Eggs
12
Whole (mixed) ..................................
12
Whites ...............................................
12
Yolks .................................................
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed
months
months
months
eggs.)
Bakedgoods
Yeast breads and rolls.. ..................... .3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls.. .............. 3 months
1 month
Unbaked breads ...................................
Quick breads .............................. .2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted ........................ .2 to 4 months
Cakes, frosted .......................... .8 to 12 months
.12 months
Fruit cakes .......................................
Cookie dough .................................... .3 months
Baked cookies .......................... .8 to 12 months
Baked pies.. ................................. 1 to 2 months
Pie dough only ............................ .4 to 6 months
Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
CaringForYourRefrigerator
Vacation and moving care
Power interruptions
Short vacations
lf electricity goes off, call the power company.
Ask how long power will be off.
1. tf service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help foods
stay frozen.
2. lf service is to be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables; freeze other items.
1. Turn off your ice maker.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Make sure all ice crescents are dispensed out
of the mechanism.
Long vacations
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker af least one day ahead. When the last
load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker. Make
sure all ice crescents are dispensed out of the
mechanism.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it . . . rinse
well and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the
tops of both doors . . . keeping them open far
enough for air to get in. This will keep odor and
mold from building up.
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not allow children to climb on, play
near or climb lnslde the refrigerator when
the doors are blocked open. They may
become Injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator,
tor’ on page 5.
see “Using Your Refrigera-
Movlng
Shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead
of time. Disconnect the water line. After the last
supply of ice drops, lii the signal arm to turn off
the ice maker. Make sure all ice crescents are
dispensed out of the mechanism.
Remove all food. Pack frozen food in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all parts
well and tape them together so they don’f shift
and rattle. Screw in the leveling rollers; tape the
doors shut; and 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 to the ice maker.
OR
(b) Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer 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.
(c) lf neither a food locker or dry ice is available, use or can perishable food at once.
(d) Ice bin may need to be emptied if ice has
thawed into a solid mass.
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a partly
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay cold
longer than a freezer full of baked goods. lf
food contains ice crystals, if may be safely
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may
be affected. If the condition of the food is poor
or if you feel if is unsafe, dispose of it.
Questlons 3
Call our Consumer Assistance
number. (See page 18.)
Center telephone
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggestyou follow these
steps:
1. Before calling for assistance . . .
Performance problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If your refrigerator will not operate:
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ls the
circuit
Have
circuit
ls the
power supply cord plugged into a live
with proper voltage? (See page 4.)
you checked your home’s main fuses or
breaker box?
Refrigerator Control ON?
If there Is a rattling or Jlngllng noise or
unfamlllar sounds:
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ls something on top of or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator is running?
New features on your new refrigerator make
new sounds. You may be hearing air flowing
from the fans, timer clicks for the defrost cycle,
or defrost water draining in the defrost pan.
If your ke maker will not operate:
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Has the freezer had enough time to get cold?
With a new refrigerator, this might take
overnight.
ll the signal arm ON . . . in the down position?
ls the water valve turned on? Is water getting to
the ice maker?
If there Is water ln the defrost pan:
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This is normal in hot, muggy weather. The pan
can even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
is level so the pan does not overflow.
If the lights do not work:
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Have
circuit
Is the
circuit
you checked your home’s main fuses or
breaker box?
power supply cord plugged in to a live
with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
If a bulb Is burned out:
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See instructions for changing light bulbs on
page 9. Use appliance bulbe only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
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ls the condenser free of dust and lint?
On hot days, or il the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
If the door has been opened a bt, or if a large
amount of food has been put in, the motor will
run bnger to cool down the interior.
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Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of the controls.
Your new refrigerator may be larger than your
old one so it has more space to be cooled. lt also
has a regular freezer instead of a frozen food
compartment. All this means better refrigeration
and may require more running time than your old
one.
2. If you need assistance’ . . .
Call Whlrlpool Consumer Asslstanw Center
telephone number. Dlal free from anywhere In
the U.S.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if
service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service company in your area.
fl you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need service* . . .
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
lWhirlpoolSY service compasERvIcE nies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to
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fulfill the product warranty
and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in
the United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area, call our
Consumer Assistance Center telephone number
(see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCES-HOUSEWLDYUOR
-SERVICE
I REPAIR
ElJxTmcAL
APPUANCESMUOR
- REPAIMNG
L PARTS
OR
“RS
.wmxMW
XVZSERVlCEW
123 MYaD*.
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4. If you need FSP replacement parts’ . . .
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.
To located FSP replacement parts in your area
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satlsfled wlth how the problem was sohred’ . . .
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices 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 Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
When requesting assistance, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of pur
chase, and a complete description of the
problem. This information is needed to better
respond to your request.
WHIRLPOOL@
Refrigerator
Warranty
RF006
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
FSPO replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpooP”’ service company.
From Date of Purchase
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
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 an authorized Whirlpools’” service
company.
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL WlLL 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 plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product faifure.
G. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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 have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
H you need service, first see “Service and Assistance’section
of this book. After checking “Service and
Assistance,’ additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-600-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S
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Trademark
Part No. 2160662
0 1992 Whirlpool Corporation
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I SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.