Whirlpool ET14JM User's Manual

A Note To You
2
Parts And Features
4
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
5
Using Your
Refrigerator
7
Caring For Your
Refrigerator
13
Food Storage Guide 15
If You Need
Assistance Or
senfice
18
Warranty
20
1-800-253-1301
Cell us with q~estion-3 of comments.
NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
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MODELS
ETl4JK
ET14JM
ET14UK
ETl4ZK
4-573
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, worldclass home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone
into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have
developed this Use 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.
This symbol will help you avoid actions which
could cause product damage (scratches, dents,
etc.) and damage to your personal property.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
l-800-253-1301.
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 18. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer
Assistance Center. 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
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
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Date
Important
Safety
Instructions
1
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your
refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:
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. Please read the enclosed safety
booklet from the Association of Home
Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent
accidents.
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Help
Never allow children to operate, play with, or
crawl inside the refrigerator.
l Never clean refrigerator
parts with flammable
fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS
IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN CREATE A
FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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you
Please:
l Install and level the refrigerator
on a floor that
will hold the weight and in an area suitable for
its size and use.
l Do not install the refrigerator
near an oven,
radiator or other heat source.
l Do not use the refrigerator
in an area where the
room temperature will fall below 55°F (13%).
l Keep the refrigerator
out of the weather.
l Connect the refrigerator
only to the proper kind
of outlet, with the correct electrical supply and
grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet.)
l Do not I,oad 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.
Also, 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” above.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction
labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the
front.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar with where
all parts and features are located and what they look like. The model you have purchased may have all
or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the illustration exactly. This manual is
designed to cover several models.
Automatic
ice maker
(ET14JM only not shown)
Ice cube
trays
Partial
freezer
lJ!!!%i
ohelf
II=
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Butter
compartment
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Meat drawer
(ETl4ZK only not ohown)
Glass crisper
Model ETl4JK
Control
panel
Temperature
4
control
Light switch
shown
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
In This
Section
Page
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Cleaning
it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
In8talling
Plugging
it in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Leveling
it properly
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It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section will tell you how to clean it, connect it to
a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
it
Clean your refrigerator before using it, if necessary. See cleaning instructions on page 13.
Plugging
Recommended
it in
Grounding
Method
A 115 Volt AC, 60 Hz., 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly grounded electrical supply is
required. It is recommended that a separate
circuit sewing 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.
Installing
it properly
1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between
2.
3.
4.
5.
overhead
cabinets and refrigerator top.
Allow at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the
refrigerator condenser on the back and the
wall.
Allow % inch (1.25 cm) on each side of the
refrigerator for ease of installation.
If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be
against a wall, you might want to leave extra
space so the door can be opened wider.
Level your refrigerator.
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Leveling
it
Your refrigerator is equipped with 2 front,
adjustable rollers to prevent rocking on uneven
floors.
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Use a screwdriver
to adjust
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Roller
To adjust rollers:
1. Roll refrigerator
into position.
2. Adjust rollers by turning the leveling screws,
located at the front of the base.
l Turn clockwise
to raise.
l Turn counterclockwise
to lower.
NOTE: Rollers are adjusted correctly when the
refrigerator no longer rocks when the doors
are opened or closed.
3. Repeat this procedure whenever the refrigerator is moved.
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LeGeling screw
NOTE: If you want the doors to close easier, use
the rollers to raise the front of the refrigerator
slightly.
Wow of roller with hinge in place
Lekling
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screw
Using Your Refrigerator
In This
9ettfng
Section
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the temperaWe
conuol
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Using the automatic
ice maker .................... .10
the refrigerator
shetves
.................... 9
Changing
the light bulb .................................
Removing
the crisper(s)
and cover
................. .9
Reversing
the door swing
Removing
the meat draww and cover.. ........... .9
Adjusting
Removing
shelf.. .............................
.9
Using the ice cube trays ....................................
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the freezer
saving
energy
Undsrstanding
In order to obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator,
properly. This section will tell you how to do just that.
Setting
the temperature
The Temperature Control is in the refrigerator. It
controls the temperature in both the refrigerator
and freezer compartments. When the refrigerator
is plugged in for the first time:
1. Set the Temperature Control to 3 (normal).
Temperature Control adjustments range from
1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest).
NOTE: Turning the Temperature Control to
OFF stops cooling in both the refrigerator and
freezer compartments, but it does not disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply.
2. Give the refrigerator time to cool down
completely before adding food. This could
take several hours.
3. Adjust the Temperature Control to have food
as cold as you like. The settings indicated
above should be correct for normal, household
refrigerator usage.
NOTE: The built-in exterior moisture control
continuously guards against moisture build-up on
the outside of the refrigerator cabinet and mullion
area.
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the sounds
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you
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may beer .. .12
it is important that you operate it
control
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
The refrigerator shelves can be adjusted to
match the way you use your refrigerator.
To remove
1.
2.
3.
4.
the shelves:
Remove items from the shelf.
Slide shelf straight out to the stop.
Lift back of shelf over stop.
Slide shelf out the rest of the way.
To replace
the shelves:
1. Slide back of shelf into shelf track in wall of
cabinet.
2. Guide front of shelf into shelf track.
3. Slide shelf in all the way.
Removing
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
the crisper(s)
remove the crisper(s):
Slide crisper(s) straight out to the stop.
Lii the front.
Slide out the rest of the way.
Replace in reverse order.
and cover
Models
ET14JK, ET14UK and ET14JM
Lift cover fronf
then the back.
To remove the plastic cover:
1. Lift cover front and remove the cover
support.
2. Lift cover up and slide out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit cover tabs into lowest cabinet slots and
push in. Lower the front retainers into place.
2. Insert cover support (with the long tab toward
the front) into the groove on the underside of
the cover.
NOTE: If the support needs adjustment, turn
base clockwise to raise or counterclockwise to
lower.
Model ET14ZK
Lift cover fronS
then the back.
Removing
the meat drawer
and cover
(ET~~ZK)
Remove meat drawer
before cover.
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lift front of meat drawer.
3. Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Remove meat drawer.
2. Push cover back to release rear clips from
shelf.
3. Tilt cover up at front.
4. Pull cover forward and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Pii notches and clips on underside of cover
over rear and center cross bars on shetf.
2. Lower cover into place.
3. Pull cover forward to secure rear clips onto
shelf.
4. Replace meat drawer.
Removing
the freezer
shelf
The freezer shetf can be removed for easier
cleaning.
To
1.
2.
3.
remove the shelf:
Remove items from the shelf.
Lift back of shelf over stop.
Slide shelf straight out.
To replace the shelf:
1. Slide back of shelf into shelf tracks on walls of
cabinet.
2. Slide shelf in all the way.
Using
the ice cube trays
(ETWJK,
ET14UK
AND
ET14ZK)
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The
moving cold air starts a slow evaporation. The
longer cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
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Using
the automatic
(Optional
on ETWJK,
ET14UK
factory-installed
on ET14JM)
ice maker
and ET14ZK.
If you have an automatic ice maker, or if you plan
to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-OO), there are
a few things you will want to know:
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ET14UK and ET14ZK: The
aluminum water inlet tube, supplied with your
refrigerator, is found in the rear, bottom of the
refrigerator on the compressor support plate.
This tube should be used instead of the tube
provided in the accessory kit.
l The ON/OFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
Down . . . to make ice automatically.
up . . . to shut off the ice maker.
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NOTE: PO not turn ice m&er on until
wnnected to the water SUPPLY.htructlQna
er water
hook w
cabinet
The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes.
l Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes
separated and to obtain increased storage
capacity.
l It is normal for ice crescents
to be attached by
a corner. They will break apart easily.
l You will hear water running when ice maker is
working. You’ll hear ice fall into the bin. Don’t
let these sounds bother you.
l The ice maker will not operate
until the freezer
is cold enough to make ice. This can take
overnight.
l Because
of new plumbing connections, the first
ice may be discolored or off-flavored. Discard
the first few batches of ice.
l If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm
to shut off the ice maker. When you return the
bin, push it in all the way and lower the signal
arm to the ON position.
l If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor . . . like stale water. Throw them
away. Ice maker will make new ice. Cubes in
the ice bin can also become smaller by
evaporation.
. Good water quality is important for good ice
quality. It 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 ice quality. If a
softened water supply cannot be avoided, it is
important that the water softener be well
maintained and operating properly.
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Raiss
signal
arm to
stop ke.
Lowr
signal
arm to
start it.
Changing
the light
bulb
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either unplug
the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity
leading to the refrigerator at the main
power supply. Turning the Temperature
Control to the OFF position does not
disconnect the refrigerator from the power
supply.
Failure to do so could resuft in electrical
shock or personal injury.
To change the refrigerator
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Panel to remove
bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
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. wattage and shape.
Reversing
the door swing
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator
so the doors open the other way. Refer to the
instruction sheet included with your refrigerator.
Saving
energy
You can help your refrigerator use less electriiity.
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 Cpen 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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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
temperature colder than it needs to be. If ice
cream is firm in the freezer and drinks are as
cold as your family likes them, that’s cold
enough.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
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Understanding
the 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 followina describes the kinds of sounds
that might be iew to you, and what may be
making them.
Water
Slight
. trickling water
l thud (clatter
\- ~~~ of ice)I
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, you may
hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling
water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
hum,
soft
hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
moving air.
Clicking
or snapping
fan motor and
sounds
The thermostat makes a definite click when the
refrigerator stops running. lt also makes a sound
when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts.
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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 and sizzle during
defrost cycles.
Ice maker
sounds
Caring
In This
For Your Refrigerator
Section
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Cleming
your refrigerator
Vacation
and moving
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Power interruplions
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care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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 will tell 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. But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts and clean 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 walls
(freezer should be
allowed to warm up
so cloth won’t stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or paper
towel with bakfng soda or
mild detergent and warm
water
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are located near
the defrost pan and can become hot. Clean
defrost pan carefully.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
HOW TO CLEAN
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Door liners and
gaskets
Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
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 (2 tablespoons [26 g]
to 1 quart [.95 L] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Sponge, soft cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent
and warm water
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
UO NOT USE cleaning waxes,
concentrated
detergents,
bleaches
cleaners containing
petroleum on
plastic parts.
Soft, clean sponge or soft,
clean cloth with mild
detergent and warm water
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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PART
WHAT TO USE
Defrost pan
(behind refrigerator
on top of motor)
Sponge or cloth with
mild detergent and
warm water
HOW TO CLEAN
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Condenser
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Vacuum cleaner
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Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Vacation
Long
and moving
vacations
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.
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Roll refrigerator out away from the wall.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may
need to be cleaned as often as every other
month.
Roll refrigerator back into place. Remember to
leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the cabinet back
and the wall.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
Roll refrigerator out away from the wall. If your
refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, roll refrigerator out only as far as the water line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place. Remember to
leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the cabinet back
and the wall.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
care
Short
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. If your refrigerator is equipped with an
automatic ice maker, turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least one day ahead. When the
last load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Make sure all ice is dispensed out of mechanism.
Unplug the refrigerator. Cean it, rinse well and
dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from
building up.
To restart refrigerator,
tor” on page 7.
Roll refrigerator out away from the wall.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not remove
defro8t pan to clean.
Roll refrigerator back into place. Remember to
leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the cabinet back
and the wall.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
see “Using Your Refrigera-
vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables; freeze other items. If you have an automatic ice maker:
1. Turn off your ice maker by raising signal arm.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
Moving
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic
ice maker, shut off the ice maker water supply at
least a day ahead. Disconnect the water line.
After the last load of ice drops, lift the signal arm
to turn off the ice maker.
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’t shift
and rattle. 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 5. Also, if you have
an automatic ice maker, remember to reconnect
the water supply line.
Power
interruptions
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 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.
OR
(b) Place 7% Ibs. (3.4 kg) of dry ice in freezer.
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.
Food Storage
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In This
Section
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. 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.
Questions
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Storing frozen food ..................... ................... 16
There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated
take the time to study these recommended steps.
fresh
or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer,
food
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.
Leafy
Center telephone
Guide
Storing hesh food .................................... ........15
Storing
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Call our Consumer Assistance
number, l-300-253-1 301.
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 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.
Eggs
Store without washing in the original carton on
interior shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk
on interior shelf.
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Butter
or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply,
wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
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.
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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.
Storing
frozen
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used
the same day as purchased.
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 a
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.
Packaging recommended
for use:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
l Straight-sided
canning/freezing jars
l Heavy-duty
aluminum foil
l Plastic-coated
paper
l Non-permeable
plastic wraps (made from a
Saran film)
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Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
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If meat is to be stored longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
l 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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Freezing
Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze any
large quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food
into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours.
(No more than 2 to 3 pounds of food per cubic
foot of freezer space.) Leave enough space for
air to circulate around packages. Be careful to
leave enough room at the front so the door can
close tightly.
.-.-.
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 should be 0°F [-17.8%]).
STORAGE
TIME
Fruits
l
Citrus
l
Commercially frozen
l
Juice concentrates
l
Others
4 to 6
12
12
8 to 12
months
months
months
months
Vegetables
l
Commercially
l
Home frozen
8 months
8 to 12 months
FOOD
frozen
Meats
l
Bacon’
l
Corned beef
l
Frankfurters
l
Ground beef, veal and
lamb
l
Roasts:
-Beef
-Lamb 8 veal
-Pork
l Sausage
(fresh)
l Steaks CLchops:
-Beef
-Lamb, veal 8 pork
4 weeks or less
4 weeks or less
1 month
2 to 3 months
6 to 12
6 to 9
4 to 8
1 to 2
months
months
months
months
8 to 12 months
3 to 4 months
Fish
Alaskan king crab
Blue fish 8 salmon
l
Breaded fish
(purchased)
. Clams, oysters,
cooked fish, crab i%
scallops
l
Cod, flounder, sole 8
haddock
l
Mackerel & perch
l
Shrimp (uncooked)
l
l
Poultry
l
Chicken or turkey
(whole or parts)
l
Cooked (w/ gravy)
. Duck
l
Giblets
l
Slices (no gravy)
10 months
2 to 3 months
3 months
3 to 4 months
6 months
2 to 3 months
12 months
12
6
6
2 to 3
months
months
months
months
1 month
FOOD
Main dishes
l
Casseroles (meat,
poultry 8 fish)
l
Stews
l
TV dinners
Dairy products
l
Butter
l
Margarine
l
Cheese?
-Camembert,
Farmer’s &
Mozzarella
-Creamed cottage
-Cheddar, Edam,
Gouda, Swiss,
Brick, etc.
l
Ice cream, ice milk &
sherbet
Eggs
l
Whole (mixed)
l Whites
l
Yolks
NOTE: Add sugar or salt
to yolks or whole mixed
eggs.
Baked goods
l
Brown ‘N Serve rolls
(baked)
l
Cakes (frosted)
l
Cakes (unfrosted)
l
Cookies (baked)
l
Cookie dough
l
Fruit cakes
l
Pies (baked)
l
Pies dough
l Quick breads
l
Unbaked breads
l
Yeast breads 8 rolls
STORAGE
TIME
2 to 3 months
2 to 3 months
3 to 6 months
6 to 9 months
12 months
3 months
do not freeze
6 to 8 weeks
2 months
12 months
12 months
12 months
3 months
8 to 12 months
2 to 4 months
8 to 12 months
3 months
12 months
1 to 2 months
4 to 6 months
2 to 3 months
1 months
3 months
*Salting meat shortens freezer life.
“Freezing can change texture of cheese.
Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
17
If You Need Assistance
Or Service
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines
possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you
what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help
or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers and the purchase or installation date. (See page 2.) This information will help
us respond properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fbc without tools of any kind. Please
check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
Your refrigerator
will not operate
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker tripped.
The Temperature Control is not
set correctly.
SOLUTION
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See page 5.)
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Set Temperature Control to a numbered
setting. (See page 7.)
Unfamiliar
sounds or a
rattlin~ingling
noise
There is something on top of or
behind the refrigerator.
The sounds are normal.
Remove item from on top of or behind
the refrigerator.
New features on your new refrigerator
make new sounds. (See “Understanding
the sounds you may hear” on page 12.)
There is water in
the defrost pan
This is normal in hot, muggy
weather. The pan may even be
hatf full.
Make sure the refrigerator
pan does not overflow.
The lights do
not work
A household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker tripped.
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
The bulb is burned out.
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voftage. (See page 5.)
The optional ice
maker will not
operate
The freezer has not had
enough time to get cold.
The signal arm is in the OFF
(up) position.
The water valve is turned off.
Water is not getting to the ice
maker.
Allow the freezer time to get cold-this
could take overnight.
Push signal arm down to the ON
position. (See page 10.)
Turn the water valve on.
Check the water line for clogs or leaks.
The motor
seems to run
too much
The condenser coils are dirty.
It is hot outside or in the room.
Clean the coils (See page 14.)
On hot days, or if the room is too warm,
the motor naturally runs longer.
Open the door as few times as possible.
Thedoorhasbeenopened
frequently.
A large amount of food has
been put in at one time,
is level so the
Replace bulb. (See page 11.)
The motor will run longer in order to cool
down the interior when food is added.
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of controls, etc.
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 Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center
telephone number. Diil free from anywhere in
the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
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.
If 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
4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
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.
To locate 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 satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
l
l
l
with
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.
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
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technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty 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
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WHIRLPOOL@
Refrigerator
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPQ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
FULL FlVE-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 an authorized WhirlpoolSM service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WlLL PAY FOR
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 food loss due to product failure.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
e/e2
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
. . .
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequentlal 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 also apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, i-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
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