Whirlpool ETl2NC User's Manual

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CYCLE DEFROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ETl2NC
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Buill-In Ovens and Surlace Unils. Ranges. Microwave
Ovens. Trash Compactors.
Room Air Conditioners.
Dehumidlllers.
Automallc
Washers
Clothes Dryers. Freezers
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 refrlgerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
with care. Use it
only to do what home refrigerators are designed
to do.
Parts and features
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ICE CUBE
TRAYS
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LIGHT
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MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
LABEL
(not shown)
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JUICE CAN
RACK
EGG NEST
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TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
BUTTER
COMPARTMENT
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POWER SAVING
CONTROL
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 label located as shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this
book, your warranty and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Please complete and mail the Owner Registration card furnished with this product.
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Model
Number
Serial
Number
purchase Date
Service
Company
and Telephone
Number
ADJUSTABLE
SHELVES
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PARTS AND FEATURES . . . . .
SAFETYFIRST . . . . .
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BEFOREYOUPLUGITIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install Properly . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Level Refrigerator-Freezer . . . . . .
Remove Sales Labels . . . . . . . . .
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Clean it . . . . . . . . . .
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Plugltln
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Control . . . . . . . . . .
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Power Saving Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing Crisper and Crisper Cover
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves . .
Changing the Light Bulb . . . . . . . . . . .
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IceCubeTrays
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Sounds You May Hear . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Saving Tips . . . . . . .
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CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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Defrosting the Freezer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning Chart . . . . .
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FOODSTORAGEGUIDE
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Storing Fresh Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods . . .
VACATION AND MOVING CARE . . . . . . .
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE .
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY .
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Before you plug it in
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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.
. is connected 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...
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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, gasollne, 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 refrigemtor 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 YZinch (1.25 cm] on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
4. 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.
ator before using
See cleaning
in
tions on page 7.
Level refrigerator-freezer...
&PRONG GROUNDING
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LUNG
LOWER
3-PRONG
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.
4. Slide refrigerator into place.
5. Adjust front legs to level the refrigerator.
-To raise corners, turn legs in direction shown.
-To lower corners, turn legs in direction shown.
6. Check with level.
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GROUNDING PLUG
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
A 115Volt, 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.
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.
Using your refrigerator
TEMPERAT
CONTROL
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POWER SAVING
CONTROL
SAVES
POWER
The Temperature Control for the refrigerator and
freezer is in the refrigerator in the top right hand
corner. When the refrigerator is plugged in for the
first time:
LIGHT SWITCH
Give the refrigerator
time to cool down
completely before adding food. (This may take
several hours.)
This setting should be about rlght for normal
household refrigerator usage.
The control will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream
is firm.
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Set the Temperature
Control to 3.
The Power Saving 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.
Removing crisper and crisper cover...
To remove the crisper:
1. Slide crisper straight out to stop.
2. Lift the front, then slide the rest of the way out.
3. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:.
1. Lift front, then lift back.
2. Pull up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit notches on back of cover into back wall
supports.
2. Lower front into place.
LIFT THE FRONT AND PULL AGAIN.
Adjusting the refrigerator shelves...
To remove the shelf:
1. First, remove food from shelf.
2. Slide shelf straight out to stop.
lay out.
3. Lift front, slide shelf the rest of the b%
GUIDESTOP
SHELFGU
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.
STOP
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Changing the light bulb...
1. Reach behind the control console to find bulb.
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
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.
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Sounds you may hear...
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To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Slightly twist.
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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.
Probable Causes:
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“Q-w’Whenthe refngerator 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.
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has a high-efficiency compressor and motor.
Running Sounds:
It will run longer than older designs. It may even seem to run most
of the time.
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Possible Sounds:
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Water Sounds:
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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.
l Go ahead
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.
Keep the Power Saving Control on OFF unless
moisture forms on the refrigerator exterior.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
Cleaning your refrigerate
Defrosting the freezer...
The freezer secflon
should be defrosted whenever frost builds up to a Y4-inch (6 mm) thickness.
DO NOT USE ANY TYPE OF ELECTRIC DEFROSTER
OR SHARPUTENSILS(ICE PICK, KNIFE,ETC.]to speed
defrosting. These can cause damage.
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The refrigerator section defrosts automatically.
The freezer section needs defrosting from time to
time. Both sections should be cleaned about once
a month to help prevent odors from building up. Of
course, spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Temperature
Control to “OFF,” unplug it, take out all removable
parts, and clean it according to the following directions and chart.
There is a cold plate on the back wall at the top
of the refrigerator section. When the refrigerator
motor runs, frost collects on the cold plate. When
the motor turns off, the frost melts.
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REMOVE
SOLUTION THROUGH
DRAIN.
Water from this
melted frost drips
into a drain trough
just below the cold
plate. Then it runs
down the back wall
and through the
drain just above
the crisper.
The
drain leads to a defrost water pan on
the top of the refrigerator
motor.
Heat from the motor
evaporates
the
water.
If the drain becomes clogged, remove the drain cap,
Force warm water
mixed with baking
soda through the
drain until the water
flows freely. Replace
the cap. Make sure
it is pushed all the
way down.
DEFROST DRAIN
PUT PAN IN REFRIGERATOR TO CATCH DEFROST
WATER.
Put empty pan in the refrigerator on the top shelf
in the center.
2. Move frozen food and ice to the refrigerator
section.
3. Turn the Temperature Control to “OFF.”
4. Close the refrigerator door. Leave the freezer
door open.
5. Put a pan of hot water in the center of the freezer.
This helps melt the frost. Don’t place pan over
drain hole in center of the freezer.
6. Defrost water will drain through drain hole into
the pan you put in the refrigerator section. You
may have to melt frost from the drain hole by
pouring a little hot water around it.
7. Wash the inside of the freezer with a solution of 2
tablespoons (30 mg) of baking soda and one
quart (1 L) warm water. Rinse well and dry.
8. Remove the pan of defrost water from the
refrigerator; put frozen food and ice back into
freezer.
9. Reset the Temperature Control.
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Cleaning chart...
Part
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper, etc.)
What to use
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax (or
good auto paste wax).
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.]
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liners and gaskets
Dark plastics
(covers and panels)
How to clean
Wash removable parts with warm water
and a mild detergent.
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Wash with warm water and a mild
detergent. Do not use abraslve or harsh
cleansers.
l Rinse and dry.
l Wax painted
metal surfaces at least
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.
Waxlng painted metal surfaces provides rust protection.
l Wash with warm water and
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
- mild detergent or
soda, warm water, mild
- baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to
detergent.
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
l Rinse and dry.
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l Wash with
mild detergent and warm
Sponge, soft cloth or
water.
paper
towel;
mild
detergent, warm water.
l Rinse and dry.
DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches
or cleansers contalnlng petroleum on plastic parts.
l Wash with a soft cloth or sponge.
Mild detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
l Rinse and dry.
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, wlndow sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable or toxic solvents like acetone, gasoline, carbon
tetrachloride,
etc. These can scratch or damage the materlal.
Defrost pan
(behind refrigerator
on top of the motor]
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
Condenser coils --.’
Use vacuum cleaner
with brush attachment.
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Clean dust and lint from condenser
coils behind the refrigerator at least
every other month. Be caretul, the tins
on tfre tolls are sharp.
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Floor under refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners.
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Clean dust and lint from condenser
coils behind the refrigerator at
least once every other month.
Leave an inch (2.54 cm) between
wall and condenser coils on back
of the refrigerator.
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.
There is a right way to package and store
refrigerated or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher,
longer, take 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 container and store in crisper.Cold, moist
air helps keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp.
Vegetables wlth Skins (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*...Meat
is perishable and expensive...you
won’t wantto waste an ounceof itthrough 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.
STORAGE
CHARTFORFRESHAN0 CUREDMEAT’
Approximate Tlme
(days)
VarIetyMeats
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Chlcken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
8teaksandRoasts
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3to5
CuredMeats
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Cold Cub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
*If meat Is to be stored longer than the times glven.
tollow the dlrections for freezlng.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the
same day as purchased.
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton
or use the egg nest in the door.
Mllk...Wipe
milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Beverages...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Bulter...Keep opened butter in covered dish or in
the Butter Compartment. When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese...Store in original wrapping until you are
ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condiments...Store
small jars and bottles (catsup,
mustard, jelly, olives] on door shelves where they
are easy to reach.
Leftovers...Cover
leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight
lids are fine, too.
FREEZING & STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer
commercially
at home.
section is designed
for storage of
frozen foods and for freezing foods
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 transferthroughout 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 foods in bags squeeze
Sealing-When
out the air [liquids need headspace
to allow for
DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
0 Waxed paper
0 Waxed-coated freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrapplngs
could
cause food odor and taste transfer and dryIng of frozen food.
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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 longer than 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
rend tape
closed. NOTE: With unboned meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stockinette
tect me wrap from punctures.
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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. Fruit that stands 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 scold. Pock 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 odd 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 head-space.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
in the baking container. If you don’t wont to leave
your casserole dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package, bog it
and return to freezer.
Freezing Meats - The meat you thaw con 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 ore moisture and
vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended under “Packaging:’
Freezing Baked Goods- Wrap baked breads in
recommended
material. Thaw in wrapping.
Unbaked yeast breads con be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pock in recommended freezer bogs or cartons. Unbaked cookies may be dropped, molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or
carton; bake without thawing. Refrigerator-type
cookies con be wrapped and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pies ore best frozen unbaked. Bake without
thawing. Bake pecan and similar pies before
freezing...rich fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake.
Food
IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to quickfreeze any large quantity of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze
wlthln 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.
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6to9months
Maqarlne
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12 months
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
farmer% .....................
3 months
Creamedcottage
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cheddar, warn, Goaldq
Swlss,htck,ek.
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6toOweeks
Fr9ezlng can change texiure of
chees9.
Ice Cream, ke milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
whdyned)
if zz
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Yolkr ...........................
l2montfts
(Add sugarorsafffoyolksorwholemixed
eggs]
BARED GODDS
Yeastbrwdsandrolls..
........
3months
BakedBrown’NServerolls..
.... 3months
Unbakedbmads
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1 month
Qukkhads
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2to3months
Cawtinfmhd
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2to4monlhs
Cakes,fmsted
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8to12months
hult oakes ....................
12 months
Cookle dough ..................
3 monlffs
8akedooolrles..
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8to 12months
8akedples..
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1 to2monlhs
Pledoughonly
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4to6months
*Based on U.S.D.A.and Mlchlgan Cooperative
Exfenslon Service suggested sfomge times.
FOODSTORAGECHART
Storage times’ will vary according to the qualIHyof the food, the fype of packaging or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof), and fhe sforage temperature which should be 0°F ( -17.8”C).
Food
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FRUITS
hull Juice oonoentrate
........
12 months
12 months
Commercially
frozen fnrtt ......
CRrustnBtandJulces..
..... 4todmonths
Others ....................
8tol2months
VEGETABLES
Commerolally
trozen ...........
8 months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef ..............
4 weeks or less
(Samng meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters .....................
1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal .... 2 to 3 months
Roads:
Beef ....................
6tol2months
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
.........
3to4months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
sole ..........................
6 months
Blue ftsh, salmon ...........
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch ............
2 to 3 months
Breaded flsh (purchased)
......
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
ftsh, cmb, scallops .......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king omb ............
10 months
Shrtmp, uncooked .............
12 months
POULTRY
Whole chloken or turkey .......
12 months
Duck ...........................
6 months
Giblets .....................
2 to 3 months
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6 months
Cooked poultry w/gtivy
Slices (no gmvy) ................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole ........
2 to 3 months
TV dlnners ..................
3 to 6 months
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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 con perishable
food at
once.
3. A full freezerwill stay cold longerthan
a portly
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 hove any
suspicions, it is wise to dispose of it.
Vacation
Short vacations...
Moving...
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables;
freeze other items.
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’i
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 the food if you are going for a month
or more.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean itrinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to both
doors-keeping
them open far enough for air to
get in. This will keep odor and mold from building
up.
assistance
telephone
number
(ww 14 I.A
To restart refrigerator,
erator:’
see “Using Your Refrig-
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
2. If you need
Performance oroblems 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 into a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
. Is the Temperature Control turned ON?
It there is a rattling or jingling noise, or other
unfamiliar sounds:
l Is something
on top or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator is running?
If there is water in the defrost pan:
l In hot, muggy
weather, this is normal. The pan
can even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator is level so the pan doesn’t overflow.
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:
l See instructions for changing
the light bulb on
page 6. Use appliance bulbs only.
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.
Remember: Motor running time depends on
different things: number of door openings,
amount of food stored, temperature of the room,
setting of the controls.
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assistance:..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE’ service assistance telephone
number. Dial free from
anywhere in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained 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.
5
If you need service*...
0
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
franchised
TECHCARE” service Companies. TECH-CARE
service
technicians are trained to
fulfill the product
1 FRANCHISED
SERVICE
] warranty
and
provide after-warranty
service, anywhere in the United States. To locate
TECH-CAREservice in your area, call our CCCLLINEservice assistance telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
1
ELECTRICAL APPLIANCESMAJOR - REPAIRING 6 PARTS
APPUANCES-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE
6 REPAIR
OR
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
WHIALPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISE0 TECH-CARESERVICE
SERVICE
XV2 SERVICECO
123MAPLE
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICECO
123 MAPLE
COMPANIES
999.9999
COMPANIES
999-9933
OR
WASHING MACHINES, DRYERS
6 IRONERS- SERVlClNG
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISE0 TECH-CARESERVICE
SERVICE
XY2 SERVICECO
123MAPLE
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, Ml 49022
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 FSPreplacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
CCCL-LINE service assistance number in Step2.
*If you must call or write, 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.
WHIRLPOOIF
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
1
LENOTH OF WARRANlY
WHIRlPOOl
WILL MY FOR
From Date of Purchase
FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
In materlals or workmanshlp. Service must be provlded by a
franchlsed TECH-CARE@’service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
FSPreplacement parts for electronic control system If deMctlve
in materlals or workmanshlp. (Electronic models only.)
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
RlU
FSPreplacement parts and repair labor to correct defects In
materlals or workmanshlp In the sealed refrlgemtton system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drler
5. Connecting tublng
Servlce must be provlded by a fmnchlsed TECH-CARE@service
company.
FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
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 wlrlng or plumblng.
4. Replace light bulbs.
6. Repalrs when refrlgerator is used In other than normal, slngle-family household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. Thls product is designed to be repalred In the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator caused by accident, misuse. Bre, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whlrlpool.
E. Any labor costs durlng limited warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product fallure.
WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION SHALL NOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or llmltatlon of lncldental or consequential damages so thls IImItatIon or exclusion
may not apply to you. Thls warranty gives you speclflc legal rights, and you may also have other rlghts which
vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranly may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whlrlpoal
dlstrlbutor or mllltary exchange.
Part No. 1114005
01987 Whirlpool Corporation
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