Whirlpool EL11SC User's Manual

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MANUAL
DEFROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Models EL11SC
and
EL13SC
~~r-freezers.
Ice Makers. Dishwashers.
Builbln
Ovens and Surlace Units. Ranges. Microwave
Ovens. Trash Compactors.
Room Air Condllioners.
Oehumiddiers,
Aulomallc
Washers
Clothes Oryers
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Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your
refrigerator,
clean it, move shelves and adjust
controls.
It even tells you what new sounds to
expect from your refrigerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
with care. Use it
only to do what home refrigerators
are designed
to do.
Parts and features
FREEZER
COMPARTMENT
FREEZER
TRAY ’
MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
PLATE
EXTRA COLD
--
STATIONARY
RUN SWITCH
SHELVES
CRISPER/
COVER
CRISPER
LEVELING LEG
tNSX
FOR
MODEL ELtlSC
FOR
MODEL ELl3SC
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...
When you need service or call with a question,
have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (from
the plate located as shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces. Keep
this bobk, your warranty and sales.slip together
in a handy place.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card furnished with this product.
2
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
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IceCubeTrays
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Sounds You May Hear
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Energy Saving Tips
DEFROSTING AND CLEANING YOUR
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REFRIGERATOR
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Defrosting the Freezer Compartment
Cleaning
the Refrigerator
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Cleaning
Chart . .
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
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Storing Fresh Food
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Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
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VACATION AND MOVING CARE..
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE.
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
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WARRANTY.
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PARTS AND FEATURES. ..............
SAFETY FIRST .......................
BEFORE YOU PLUG IT IN .............
Install Properly ...................
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
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Remove Sales Labels .............
Clean It ..........................
Plug It In .........................
TurnttOn..
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ........
Setting the Controls. ..............
The Freezer Tray ..................
Changing
the Light Bulb ..........
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves
Removing Crisper and Crisper
Cover ..........................
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Before you plug it in
Important
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible
for making sure that it...
l is installed
and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
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only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply
and grounding.
(Refer to your “Electrical
Requirements
and
Grounding
Instructions:‘)
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only for jobs expected
of home
refrigerators.
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is not near an oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
is properly
maintained.
is out of the weather.
is used in an area where the room temperature
will not fall below 55°F (13°C).
is not used by those who may not understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
Install properly...
Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer
Buy Guide label, tape
and any inside
labels
before
using the refrigerator. To remove any remaining
glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
2. Soak area with liquid
hand dishwashing
detergent
before removing glue as described
in step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable
or
toxic solvents, such as acetone,
gasoline,
carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage
the
material.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTIONS
LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened
under
the refrigerator
at the front.
Clean it...
1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead
cabinets and the refrigerator
top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm] between the refrigerator condenser
on the back and the wall
3. Allow li2 inch (1.25 cm) on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
4. If the refrigerator
is to be against c wall, you
might want to leave extra space on the hinge
side so the door can be opened wider.
Level refrigerator-freezer.
Clean your refrigerator
before
using it. See cleaning
instructions
3-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
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RECOMMENDED
LEVE
LEG
LOWER
1. Keep the 4 bolts that held refrigerator
in shipping crate. They are the levelling legs.
2. Screw these bolts all the way into bolts holes at
the bottom corners of refrigerator.
3. Adjust each leg until the refrigerator won’t rock.
Slide refrigerator
into place.
4. Adjust front legs to level the refrigerator.
-To raise corners, turn legs in direction shown.
-To lower corners, turn legs in direction shown.
5. Check with level.
3-PRC
GROUNDING PLUG
GROUNDING
METHOD
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere tused
and properly
grounded
electrical
supply
is
required. It is recommended
that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance
be provided.
Do not use an extension
cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or
pull chain. See Individual
electrical
requirements
and grounding
instruction sheet in your literature
package
Move Run Switch to RUN.
NOTE: The refrigerator
motor will not operate
until the Run Switch is on RUN.
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it in or
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Plug it in...
REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
RAISE
plugging
on page
Using your refrigerator
TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
LIGHT SWITCH
Setting the control...
The control for the refrigerator temperature
is in
the refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged
in
and the Run Switch is moved to RUN.
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Set the Thermostat
Give the refrigerator
time to cool down
completely
before adding
food. (This may take
several hours.)
This setting should be about right for normal
household
refrigerator
usage.
The control will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you like. In hot weather or if the
door is opened often, turn the control to a higher
number to keep the temperature
you like. If the milk
or juice is too cold or refrigerator
items start to
freeze, turn the control to a lower number or adjust
the freezer tray damper.
Wait 24 hours after an
adjustment
is made before further change
is
made to the controls.
Control to 3.
The freezer tray...
The freezer
compartment.
tray
is located
under
the freezer
The damper at the rear of the freezer tray helps
control the refrigerator
temperature
for warm
weather operation. The damper can be adjusted
for proper
cooling
and
defrosting
of the
refrigerator.
To adjust the damper:
1. Pull out the freezer tray.
2. Lift out the damper from the rear of the tray.
3. Slide damper into the desired position.
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“A” POSITION FOR NORMAL
COOLING AND DEFROSTING.
NOTE: “B&D”
positions
provide
fine cooling
adjustments
to best meet your cooling needs in
warm weather.
“E” POSITION FOR WARM
WEATHER SElllNG.
Changing the light bulb...
1. Reach behind the control console
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
Adjusting
the refrigerator
to find bulb
bulb.
shelves...
To remove the shelf:
1. First, remove food from shelf.
GUIDE STOP.
2. Slide shelf straight out to stop.
3. Lift front, slide shelf the rest of the way out. SHELFSTOP
To replace
the shelf:
1. Fit back of shelf on top of guides with wire stops
on the bottom of guides.
2. Lift front, slide shelf in until it clears guide stops.
GUIDE
Removing crisper and crisper cover...
LIFT THE FRONT, THEN THE BACK.
To remove the crisper:
Slide crisper straight out.
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To remove the cover:
1. Lift back, then slide to the rear until the front can
be lifted.
2. Lift cover up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Slide the front cover tabs into the back of the
front supports on the refrigerator walls.
2. Lower back into place.
Ice cube trays...
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For best results when freezing ice cubes, place
ice cube trays side-by-side
in bottom of freezer
compartment.
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The longer
cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
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2. Slightly twist.
ends.
Sounds you may hear...
Your new refrigerator
may make sounds that your old one didn’t
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
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 chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
Possible
Sounds:
Probable
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Wafer
Sounds:
When the refrigerator
stops running, you may hear gurgling
tubing for a few minutes after it stops.
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Running
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Sounds:
Causes:
Your refrigerator
It will run longer
of the time.
has a high-efficiency
than older designs.
in the
compressor
and motor.
It may even seem to run most
Energy saving tips...
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
coil 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 foods organized so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
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and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
overcrowd
it so air movement
is blocked.
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It is a waste of electricity
to set the refrigerator
and freezer to temperatures
colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them,that’s
cold enough.
Make sure your refrigerator
is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace.
radiator or in direct sunlight.
Defrosting and cleaning your refrigerator.
The freezer compartment
in your refrigerator
should be defrosted whenever
frost builds up to
Y4-inch (6 mm].
The entire refrigerator should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away.
Defrosting the freezer
compartment...
1. Move the Run Switch to “OFF.”
2. Remove food and ice cube trays. Wrap food in
newspaper
and put in a cooler to keep frozen.
3. Make sure the freezer tray damper is in the “A”
position.
4. Place a pan of hot water in the freezer compartment
to speed defrosting.
Leave door
open.
5. CAUTION: Do not use any type of electric
defroster
or sharp utensils (ice pick, knife,
etc.) to speed defrosting.
These can cause
damage. Scrape with plastic window scraper.
6. Replace hot water every 10 to 15 minutes.
7. Soak up defrost water with a cloth or sponge.
“‘A” POSITION FOR NORMAL
COOLING AND DEFROSTING.
8. Empty defrost water from freezer tray. (Pull out
to stops; lift front slightly; pull out the rest of
the way)
9. Clean compartment
and freezer tray with a
solution of two tablespoons
(26 g] of baking
soda and one quart (.95 I) of warm water.
Rinse well and dry.
10. Replace food and ice cube trays.
11. Move the Run Switch to “RUN:’
Cleaning the refrigerator...
To clean your refrigerator, move the Run Switch
to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts, and
clean it according
to the following directions.
When cleaning
refrigerator
parts,
Switch to RUN.
is complete,
plug it in, and
replace
all
move the Run
Cleaning chart...
Part
What to use
Removable
parts
(shelves, crisper, etc.)
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
Inside walls (freezer
compartment
should be
allowed to warm up so
cloth won’t stick.)
Door liners and gaskets
Wash removable
parts with warm
and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry.
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Wash with mild detergent
water.
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dry.
DO NOT USE Cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petroleum
on plastic parts.
Sponge,
soft cloth or
paper
towel;
mild
detergent, warm water.
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or sponge.
Mild
detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
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dry
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable
or toxic solvents like acetone,
gasoline,
carbon
tetrachloride,
etc. These can scratch or damage
the material.
Condenser
Use vacuum cleaner
with brush attachment.
Floor under
refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners.
warm
bleaches
Dark plastics
(covers and panels)
coils
Water
Wash with warm
water
and a mild
detergent. Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
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dry.
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painted
metal surfaces
at IeaSt
twice a year with appliance
wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts.
Waxing painted
metal surfaces provides
rust protection.
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Wash
with
warm
water and
Sponge,
soft cloth or
pa per towel,
baking
- mild detergent
or
soda, warm water, mild
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g] to
detergent.
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
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dry.
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax
(or
good auto paste wax).
Outside
How to clean
Clean dust and lint from condenser
coils behind the refrigerator
at least
every other month. Be careful, the fins
on the coils are sharp.
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Slide refrigerator
out away from the
wall.
Clean the floor.
Slide refrigerator
back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator
is level.
Food storage guide
STORING
FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in original wrappings.
Once opened, tightly re-wrap in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Canned
Ham. Store in refrigerator
unless the
label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not
freeze.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
in plastic wrap. The plaStiC
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
STORAGECHART FDR FRESHAND CURED MEAT*
There is a right way to package
and store
refrigerated
or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher,
longer, ta ke the time to study these recommended
steps.
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 containerand
store in crisper. Cold, moist
air helps keep leafy vegetables
fresh and crisp.
Vegetables
with Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store
in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Fruit...Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator
in
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in
their store container
in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator
shelf.
Meat* . ..Meat is perishable
and expensive...you
won’t wantto waste an ounce of it through careless
handling.
The following
list and chart give you
packaging
hints and time limits.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping.
Vacuum packaged
meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you
should wrap it with special
freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
market wrapping
paper and re-wrap in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.
Time
(days)
Varlefy Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : ;f
Chlcken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GroundBeef
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lto2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3to5
SfeaksandRoasfs
CuredMeats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ‘5to;O
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
cold cut, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3to5
WLpe
Approximate
‘If meat Is to be stored longer than the tlmes glven,
follow the dlrectlons for freezlna.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
same day as purchased.
should
be used the
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton
or use the egg nest in the door.
Milk...Wipe
milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on top interior shelf.
Beverages...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on
lower door shelves beneath the egg nest or interior
shelves.
Butter...Store
daily needs on serving dish in butter
compartment.
When storing an extra supply, wrap
in air-tight packaging
and store in freezer compartment or on top door shelves.
Cheese...Store
in original wrapping
until you are
ready to use. Once the package
is opened,
rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum
foil.
Store on interior refrigerator
shelves.
Condiments...Store
catsup, mustard, jelly, olives,
pickles, etc. on door shelves. NOTE: Store bottled
and canned
items on the door shelves beneath
the egg nest.
Leftovers...Always
cover the container with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep food from drying.
Store on refrigerator shelves.
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FREEZING & STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer section is designed
for storage of
commercially
frozen foods and for freezing foods
at home.
Packaging-The
secret of successful freezing is
in the packaging.
The wrap you use must be air,
moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and
seal the package
must not allow air, moisture or
vapor 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
tightfitting
lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper and nonpermeable
plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film) are recommended.
NOTE: Heatsealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves
or as carton liners.
Sealing-When
sealing foods in bags squeeze
out the air (liquids need headspace
to allow for
expansion).
Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten tie
securely
around the doubled-over
tail. Put the
label inside transparent
bags; use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque
ones.
Air-tight wrapping
calls for”drugstore”
wrap. Cut
the sheet about one-third longerthan
the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold
in (toward the food] at least twice to seal out air.
Crease ends close to food, press air from package.
Fold tips over twice. Finish package
and tape
closed. NOTE: With unboned
meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stockinette
to protect the wrap from punctures.
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DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
Non-poiyethylene
plastic containers
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without tight llds
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0 Waxed-coated freezer wmp
l Thin, semi-permeable
wmp
1 None of these are totally moisture, alr or vapor
proof. The use of these wrapplngs
could
~cause food odor and taste fmnster and drying of frozen tood.
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Freezing Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free
fruits.
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to 3
quarts (liters) at a time and drain. Fruitthatstands
in
water may lose food value and become
soggy.
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed
containers or other
recommended
material.
Leave head space to
allow liquids to expand during freezing.
Freezing Vegetables
- Freeze only fresh highquality vegetables
picked when barely mature.
For best results, freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours
after picking. Wash in cold water, sort and cut into
appropriate
sizes. Blanch or scald. Pack in recommended container and freeze.
Do not freeze
lettuce,
celery,
carrot
sticks,
potatoes or fresh tomatoes. All will become limp or
mushy. Tomatoes will collapse
when thawed.
Freezing Cooked Food-Prepare
cooked foods
as you would for the table; shorten cooking time 10
to 15 minutes to allow for additional
cooking during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liquid. Plan to add them at reheating
time. Potatoes
should also be added to soup and stew at heating
time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating
time.
Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid
dishes may be frozen in recommended
containers
with heud-space.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
in the baking container. If you don’t want to leave
your casserole
dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package,
bag it
and return to freezer.
Freezing Meats - The meat you thaw can only
be as good as the meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
wrap in meal-size packages.
Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped
individually
or in layers separated by a double thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings
are moisture and
vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended
under “Packaging:’
Freezing Baked GoodsWrap baked breads in
recommended
material.
Thaw in wrapping.
Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pack in recommended
freezer bags or cartons Unbaked cookies may be dropped,
molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie traysstore
in bag or
carton; bake without thawing.
Refrigerator-type
cookies can be wrapped
and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake withoui
thawing.
Bake pecan
and similar pies before
freezing...rich
fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake.
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IMPORTANT: Do not expect
your freezer compartment
to quick-freeze
any large quantity
of
food. Put no more unfrozen food into the freezer
compartment
than will freeze with 24 hours. (No
more than 2 or 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.
FOOD STORAGECHART
Storage times’ will vary according
to the quality of the food, the type of packaging
or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof),
and the storage temperature
which should be 0°F ( -17.8”C).
Food
Storage
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FRUITS
........
12 months
Frult juice concentrate
Commercially
frozen fruit ......
12 months
Cltrus fruit and juices .......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8tol2months
VEGETABLES
8 months
Commercially
frozen ...........
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef ..............
4 weeks or less
(Salting meat shortens treezer life)
Frankfurters
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1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal .... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6 to 12 months
lamb and veal ...........
6 to 9 months
Pork.. ....................
4to8months
Sausage, fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
8 to 12 months
Beef ....................
lamb, veal, pork .........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
sole ..........................
6months
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Blue fish, salmon
2 to 3 months
Mackerel,
perch ............
2 to 3 months
Breaded
flsh (purchased)
......
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, scallops
.......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan
king crab
............
IO months
Shrlmp, uncooked
.............
12 months
POULTRY
Whole chicken or turkey .......
12 months
Duck ...........................
6 months
Giblets
.....................
2to3months
Cooked poultry w/gravy
.......
6 months
Slices (no gravy]
................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole
........
2 to 3 months
TV dinners ..................
3 to 6 months
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Food
Storage
Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
6toOmonths
Butter ......................
.....................
12 months
Margarine
Cheese:
Camembert,
Mozzarella,
....................
3 months
farmer’s
DO NOT FREEZE
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Creamed
cottage
Cheddar,
Edam, Gouda,
6 to 8 weeks
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
Freezing can change texture of
cheese.
2 months
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet .....
EGGS
.................
12 months
Whole (mixed)
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
Yolks ...........................
[Add sugar orsalt to yolks orwhole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
3 months
Yeast breads and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......
................
1 month
Unbaked
breads
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Quick breads
2 to 3 months
...........
2 to 4 months
Cakes, unfrosted
............
8 to 12 months
Cakes, frosted
....................
Fruit cakes
12 months
3 months
Cookie dough ..................
............
8 to 12 months
Baked cookies
1 to 2 months
Baked pies .................
4 to 6 months
Pie dough only .............
*Based
on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
Cooperative
Extension Service suggested
storage times.
If electricity
goes off
Call the power company.
Ask how long power
will be off.
1. If service IS to be interrupted
24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help frozen
foods to stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted
longer than 24
hours:
(a] Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker. Or...
(b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for
every cu. ft of freezer space. This will keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage nor dry ice is
available,
use or can perishable
food at
once.
3. A full freezerwill stay cold longerthan
a partly
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay 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
Use refrozen foods quickly. If the
condition of the food is poor or you have any
suspicions, it IS wise tb dispose of it.
Vacation
and
Short vacations...
Moving...
No need to shut off the refrigerator
if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables.
Remove all food. Pack frozen foods in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it thoroughly.
Remove everything
that comes out. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
Screw in the levelling legs: tape the doors shut;
tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you
get to your new home, put everything
back and
refer to page 4.
Long vacations...
Remove all food if you are going for a month or
more.
Turn the Temperature
Control to OFF, unplug the
refrigerator
and clean it-rinse well and dry Tape
rubber or wood blocks to the door...keeping
it
open far enough for air to get in. This will keep odor
and mold from building up.
To restart
erator.”
refrigerator,
see “Using
Questions?
...call your
COOL-L1 NE R
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 14 1.
Your Refrig-
13
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
2.. If you need
Performance
problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If your refrigerator
will not operate:
l Is the power
supply cord plugged
info a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the Run Switch
on RUN?
If there is a rattling or jingling noise, or other
unfamiliar
sound:
l Is something
on top or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator is running?
assistance%.
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service
assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from
anywhere
in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of ourtrained
Consultants. The
Consultants
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.
3.
If you need service*.. .
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
If the light does not work:
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the power
supply cord plugged
into a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
If a bulb is burned out:
See instructions for changing
the light bulb on
page 6. Use appliance
bulbs only.
l
If the motor seems to run too much:
l Is the condenser,
behind the refrigerator, free
from dust and lint?
l On hot days;
or if the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
l If the door
has been opened a lot, or if a large
amount of food has been put in, the motor will
run longer to cool down the interior.
l Is frost build-up
more than Y4 inch (6 mm)?
Remember:
Motor running time depends on
different
things: number
of door openings,
amount of food stored,temperature
of the room,
setting of the control and damper position.
service, anywhere
in the United States. To locate
TECH-CARE service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance telephone
number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
ELECTRICAL APPLIANCESMAJOR-REPAIRING
6 PARTS
APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE
h REPAIR
OR
WHIRLPOOLAPPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
SERVICE
XYZSERVICECO
123MAPLE
SERVICE
XYZSERVICECO
123MAPLE
COMPANIES
999.9999
OR
WASHING MACHINES, DRYERS
A IRONERS-SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESEAVICE
SERVICE
XYZSERVICECO
123MAPLE
14
COMPANIES
999.9999
COMPANIES
999.9999
4. If you have a problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of
our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
5.
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 locate FSP replacement
parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above
or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2.
‘If you must call orwrite, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and
a complete
description
of the problem.
This
information
is needed
in order to better respond to your request for assistance.
15
WHIRLPOOL”
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPa replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a
franchised
TECH-CARE@ service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for electronic
control system if defective
in materials or workmanship.
(Electronic
models only.)
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship
in the sealed refrigeration
system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting
tubing
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE@ service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace
light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator
is used in otherthan
normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed
to be repaired
in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator
caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved
by Whlrlpool.
E. Any labor costs during lfmited warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product failure.
. -.---.
------~~WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
do not allow the exclusion
or limftation of incidental
or consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
TLlpool.*
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