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Setting the control ....................
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Power saving control. .................
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Changing the light bulb ................
6
Adjusting the refrigerator shelves .......
6
Removing the crisper and crisper cover. .
6
Ice cube tray. ........................
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Sounds you may hear .................
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Energy saving tips ....................
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Cleaning Your Refrigerator
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8
Defrosting the freezer .................
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Cleaning chart .......................
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Caring For Your Refrigerator.
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Vacation and moving care .............
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Power interruptions ...................
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If You Need Service Or Assistance
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Whirlpool
Refrigerator
Warranty.
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Important
Safety Instructions.
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Before Using Your Refrigerator
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Usfng Your Refrigerator.
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product.
Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial numbers from label
(see diagram on front cover) and purchase date
from sales slip.
l Keep this book and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
01989 Whirlpool Corporation
Service
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide Label, tape
and any inside labels 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 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 instruction
labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the
Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at
the front.
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Company
Phone Number
ImportantSafetyInstructions
Read all instructions
before using the
refrigerator.
l Child
entrapment
and suffocation
are not problems
of the past. Junked
or abandoned
refrigerators
are still
dangerous...even
if they will “just 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.
l 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.
. FOR YOUR SAFETY l
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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It is your responsibility
to be sure your
refrigerator:
l is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
l is connected
only to the right kind of outlet,
with the right electrical supply and grounding.
(Refer to the Electrical Requirements and
Grounding Instructions Sheet.)
l is used only to do what home refrigerators
are designed to do.
l is not near an oven, radiator or other heat
source.
l is properly maintained.
l is out of the weather.
l is used in an area where the room temperature will not fall below 55°F (13°C).
l is not used by anyone unable to operate
it properly.
l is not loaded with food before it has time to
get properly cold.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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BeforeUsingYourRefrigerator
1. Clean It
Clean your refrigerator before using it. See
cleaning instructions on page 8.
2. Plug it in
&prong grounding
type wall receptacle
Recommended
Grounding
Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly grounded electrical supply is
required. It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch
or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
See Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instruction Sheet in your Literature Package.
3. Install
properly
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 % inch (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.
4. Level refrigerator-freezer
1. Keep the 4 bolts that held the refrigerator in the
shipping crate. They are the leveling legs.
2. Screw these bolts all the way into bolt 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.
UsingYourRefrigerator
TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
OFF
.
REDUCES
EXTERIOR
MOISTURE
POWER
SAVING
CONTROL
IFI
SAVES
POWER
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Setting the control
The Temperature Control for the refrigerator and
freezer is in the refrigerator. When the refrigerator
is plugged in for the first time:
1. Set the Temperature Control to 3.
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 and when ice cream
is firm.
Power saving control
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 SAVES POWER setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE
setting if moisture forms on the outside of
the refrigerator.
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Changing
the light bulb
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing the light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the
electricity leading to the refrigerator at the
main power supply. Shock and injury can
occur if electricity remains connected.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
Reach behind the Control Console to find bulb.
Remove bulb.
Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
Reconnect power supply.
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Using Your Refrigerator
Continued
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you
use your refrigerator.
To remove shelf:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop.
3. Lift front and slide shelf the rest of the way out.
To replace shelf:
1. Fit back of shelf on top of guides with wire stops
on the bottom of guides.
2. Lift front and slide shelf in until it clears guide
stops.
Removing
the crisper
and crisper
cover
To remove the crisper:
1. Slide crisper straight out.
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.
Liftthe back,
then slide out to the
rear and lifl out.
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Pull straight wt.
Ice cube tray
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:
I, Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
Soundsyou mayhear
Energysavingtips
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your
old one didn’t. Because the sounds are new to
you, you might be concerned about them. Don’t
be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor, walls and cabinets can make
the sounds seem louder.
The following describes the kinds of sounds
that might be new to you, and what may be
making them.
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.
l Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean the condenser
coils regularly.
l Open the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything out at one time. Keep food organized so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
l Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
l 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.
l Keep the Power Saving Control on SAVES
POWER unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
l Make sure your refrigerator
is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
Water 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.
Running sounds
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor
and motor. It will run longer than older designs. It
may even seem to run most of the time.
CleaningYourRefrigerator
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.
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.
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, force warm water
mixed with baking soda through the drain until the
water flows freely
Cold plate
Drain trough I
Force soda/water
solution through
drain cap openings.
Defrostingthe freezer
Defrost drain
l
in freezer to speed
Put pan in refrigerator
to catch defrost
water.
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Electrical Shock and
Product Damage Hazard
Do not place electrical devices in freezer.
Shock and injury can occur.
Do not use an ice pick, knife or other
sharp-pointed
tool to defrost freezer.
Damage can occur.
The freezer section should be defrosted whenever frost builds up to a %-inch (6 mm) thickness.
1. 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 (26 g) of baking soda and one
quart (.95 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.
Cleaningchart
PART
Removable
parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.)
Outside
lnslde walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
Door liners
gaskets
and
Dark plastics
(covers and panels)
Defrost
pan
Condenser
coils
HOW TO CLEAN
Wash removable parts by hand with warm
water and a mild detergent.
l
Rinse and dry.
l Wash with warm water and a mild detergent.
Sponge, cloth or paper
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
towel; mild detergent;
appliance wax (or
l
Rinse and dry.
good auto paste wax).
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.
Waxing painted metal surfaces provides rust protection.
l Wash with warm water and
Sponge, soft cloth or
- mild detergent or
paper towel, baking
- baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to
soda, warm water, mild
1 quart [.95 L] warm water).
detergent.
l
Rinse and dry.
l Wash with mild detergent
and warm water.
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
l
Rinse and dry.
detergent, warm water.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches
or cleansers
containing
petroleum
on plastic parts.
l Wash with a soft cloth or sponge.
Mild detergent and
warm water; soft, clean
l Rinse and dry.
sponge or 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.
l Slide refrigerator
out away from wall.
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
l Wash defrost pan with warm water and
water.
mild detergent. Do not remove defrost
pan to clean.
l Rinse and dry.
l Make sure defrost drain tube points into pan.
l Slide refrigerator
back into place.
WHAT TO USE
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
Vacuum cleaner; using
the brush attachment.
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l
l
Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners.
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l
l
l
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 wall..
Clean the floor.
Slide refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
CaringForYourRefrigerator
Vacationandmovingcare
Powerinterruptions
Short 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 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 food 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
food frozen 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 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.
Long vacations
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it.. rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the top of
both doors.. . keeping them open far enough
for air to get in. This will keep odor and mold from
building up.
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not allow children near the refrigerator
when the doors are blocked open. They
may become injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 5.
Moving
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.
Screw in the leveling legs; tape the doors shut;
and tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you
get to your new home, put everything back and
refer to page 4.
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Questions?
Call your COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number. (See page 11.)
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
Wesuggestyoufollow
thesefive steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance problems oflen result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If your refrigerator
will not operate:
l Is the electric cord plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage? (See page 4.)
l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the Temperature
Control ON?
If there is a rattling or jingling noise or
unfamiliar
sounds:
l Is something
on top of or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator is running?
If there is water in the defrost pan:
l This is normal in hot, muggy weather. The pan
can even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
is level so the pan does not overflow.
If the 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 5. Use appliance bulbs only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser free of 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.
The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or,
if service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service companv in vour area.
3. If you need service’...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of franchised
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trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE
service in your area, call our COOL-LINE service
assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look
in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
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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. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
l
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of the controls.
Your new refrigerator may be larger than your
old one so it has more space to be cooled. It 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
COOL-LINE@ service
assistance
telephone
number. Dial free
from anywhere
in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
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 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.
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Whirlpool”Refrigerator
Warranty
LENGTHOFWARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPa replacement parts and repair labor to cqrrect 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.
6. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than 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 Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited 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 limitation of incidental or consequential damages
so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may 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.
Part No. 1124598
01989 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.