Instructions for use
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Instructions for use
Description of the appliance
Before using the refrigerator
Installation
How to operate the refrigerator/freezer
Freezing
Use of the ice and water dispenser (on
some models)
Use of the dispenser light and dispenser
lock (on some models)
Automatic ice maker
Common ice maker problems
Maintenance and cleaning
Vacation
Troubleshooting guide/after-sales service
Water Filtration and Monitoring System
(on some models)
Disposal of your old refrigerator
Electrical connection
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Description of the appliance
Freezer Compartment
S. Automatic ice maker
T. Grids
U. Bottom basket
V. Top basket
W. Ice cube bucket
X. Freezer inner door insert
Y. Freezer inner door door
tray
Z. Inside light
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Refrigerator Compartment
A. Inside light
B. Intermediate light
C. Adjustable shelf
D. Drawer lid
E. Drawer
F. Crisper drawer
G. Crisper drawer
adjustment
H. Meat drawer
I. Meat drawer adjustment
L. Compartment
M. Door tray with bottle
holder
N. 2 litre door tray with
bottle holder
O. 0.75 litre door tray
P. Shelf divider
Q. Egg tray
R. Water filter (on some
models)
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Before using the refrigerator
• After unpacking, make sure
that the appliance is
undamaged and that the door
closes properly. Any damage
must be reported to your
dealer within 24 hours after
delivery of the appliance.
• The packaging box is
recyclable and is marked with
the recycling symbol
.
• The appliance is manufactured
using recyclable material.
When scrapping, follow the
local disposal regulations for
safeguarding the
environment. To avoid the risk
of children being trapped and
therefore suffocating, do not
allow them to play or hide
inside the refrigerator.
Before scrapping, make the
refrigerator unusable by
removing the doors and
cutting the power cable off.
The appliance must be
delivered to an authorized
collection centre for the
recovery of refrigerant gas.
• Make sure that the installation
and the electrical connection
are carried out by a qualified
technician according to the
manufacturer’s instructions
and local safety regulations.
Declaration of conformity
This appliance is designed to
store food and is manufactured
in conformity with European
directive No. 89/109/EEC.
This appliance is designed,
manufactured, and retailed in
compliance with:
- the safety objectives of the Low
Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC;
- the protection requirements of
the “EMC”;
- Directive 89/336/EEC amended
by Directive 93/68/EEC.
This appliance is CFC-free (the
refrigerant circuit contains
R134a). For more details, please
refer to the rating plate on the
appliance.
Precautions and general
recommendations
• Use the refrigerator
compartment only for storing
fresh food and beverages and
use the freezer compartment
only for storing frozen food,
freezing fresh food and
making ice cubes.
• After installation, make sure
that the refrigerator does not
stand on the power cable.
• Do not store glass containers
with liquids in the freezer since
they may burst.
• Do not eat ice cubes or ice
lollies immediately after
taking them out of the freezer
since they may cause cold
burns.
• Before carrying out any
maintenance or cleaning,
always unplug the appliance
or disconnect the power
supply.
• Do not store or use gasoline or
other flammable vapours and
liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance. The
fumes can create a fire hazard
or explosion.
Installation
• Make sure that your
refrigerator is not near a
heat source.
• Install it in a dry and well
ventilated room.
• To ensure proper
ventilation leave a 1 cm
space on both sides and
above the refrigerator.
• Clean the inside of the
refrigerator before using it.
• Let the refrigerator stand
(don’t move it) for at least
one hour before
connecting it to the power
supply.
• The appliance should be
connected to a water
supply that delivers
drinkable or chemically
purified water.
• Install and level the
refrigerator on a floor
strong enough to take its
weight and in an area
suitable for its size and use.
• Do not use the refrigerator
in an area where the room
temperature may fall below
13°C.
• Be careful not to damage
the floors when you move
the appliance
(e.g. parquet flooring).
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How to operate the refrigerator/freezer
• Connect the appliance to
the water supply and power
supply
(see Installation manual).
• When the appliance is
connected to the power
supply, two hyphens will
appear on the freezer
display until the optimal
temperature is reached.
The refrigerator display will
show a temperature of 5°C
(factory set).
• When the appliance is
warm, the red alarm LED
will blink and the acoustic
alarm will sound, indicating
that the appliance has not
yet reached the optimal
temperature for storage of
foodstuffs.
• Press the Reset button
to stop the acoustic
alarm.
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• The red LED
will stop
blinking when the freezer
compartment reaches at
least
-12°C. At this point it is
possible to store food into
the freezer compartment.
• After being switched on,
the refrigerator needs 2/3
hours to reach the correct
temperature to store a
typical volume of food in
the refrigerator
compartment.
IMPORTANT: If food is
placed in the refrigerator
before the appliance has
cooled completely, it may
deteriorate. Turning the
refrigerator and freezer
controls to a cooler than
recommended setting will
not cool the compartments
any faster.
• Do not place food near the
air vents in the refrigerator
compartment.
• A built-in exterior moisture
control continuously guards
against moisture build-up
on the front edges. Do not
be alarmed if these edges
sometimes feel warm to the
touch.
• The inside light switches on
when both doors are
opened.
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Guide to the refrigerator/freezer and ice/water dispenser control panel
Standby
When button
is
pressed, the appliance
switches to standby. This
function deactivates both
the refrigerator and
freezer compartments.
Fast freezing
This function must be
activated before freezing
fresh food. To activate the
function press the specific
button (yellow LED lights
up). The function switches
off automatically after 24
hours or manually by
pressing the button again.
Freezer
compartment
temperature
selection and
control
To change the internal
temperature press buttons
until the desired value is
reached and shown on the
display.
When the standby function is
activated, two green dots will
appear on both of the displays.
To restore the previous setting,
carry out the same procedure
until the previous temperatures
appear on both of the displays.
When the appliance is on
standby the light inside the
refrigerator compartment is off.
Remember that this operation
does not disconnect the
appliance from the power
supply.
Freezer compartment
display
The set T° is stored and will
automatically be restored even
after a power failure or if the
appliance is switched off by
pressing the standby button.
Shows the freezer compartment
temperature setting.
T° selection limit:
from - 18°C, least cold
temperature, to - 24°C coldest
temperature.
Refrigerator
compartment display
Shows the refrigerator
compartment temperature
setting. T° selection limit: from +
2°C coldest temperature to + 6°C,
warmest temperature.
Refrigerator
compartment
temperature
selection and
control
To change the internal
temperature press buttons
until the desired value is
reached and shown on the
display.
Fast cooling
food stored in the refrigerator
compartment rapidly. The
function switches on when the
button (yellow LED) lights up
and switches off automatically
Switches on the Fast Cooling
function and shows its
operating status. Use this
function to chill the fresh
The set T° is stored and will
automatically be restored even
after a power failure or if the
appliance is switched off by
pressing the standby button.
after 6 hours or manually by
pressing the button again.
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Guide to the refrigerator/freezer and ice/water dispenser control panel
Vacation
This function turns off the
refrigerator compartment if
you are going away for some
time. To activate the
function press button
(yellow LED lights up).
Important:
After activating this function
remove perishable food from
the refrigerator compartment
and keep the door closed.
Freezer/
Refrigerator Door
Open Indicator
Light
The refrigerator or freezer door
symbol lights up (green LED)
when one or both of the doors
are opened.
Alarms
Power failure alarm
Note
In the event of an alarm, the
acoustic alarm and indicator
lights are activated.
To switch off the acoustic
alarm press button
.
The maximum T° reached during
a power failure blinks on the
freezer display.
The red alarm LED lights up and
the acoustic alarm sounds at the
same time.
The alarm is activated when:
• A prolonged power failure
takes place, causing the
internal temperature of the
freezer to increase to values
that cannot guarantee safe
storage of food.
To disable the alarm:
• Press the reset button
.
• The display will show the
preset temperature.
Check the state of the food in
both compartments before
refreezing or using it!
Freezer T° alarm
The acoustic alarm will
sound and the red LED will
blink, T° disappears from
the display and two
hyphens appear.
The alarm is activated
when:
• The appliance is
connected to the power
supply for the first time
or after prolonged
disuse.
• The freezer
compartment T° is too
high.
• The quantity of foods
loaded into the freezer
exceeds that indicated
on the data plate.
• The freezer door has
been left open for a long
time.
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T° disappears from the display
and a green dot appears. To
turn on the refrigerator
compartment, press button
again.
Operation alarms
If the acoustic alarm sounds and
the display shows letters such as
”CF”, contact the Whirlpool
After-sales Service.
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Guide to the refrigerator/freezer and ice/water dispenser control panel
Freezer/
Refrigerator Door
Open Alarm
The refrigerator or freezer
door symbol (or both) blinks
(green LED), the acoustic
alarm sounds and the red
LED lights up.
Control panel lock
function
This function prevents
anyone from inadvertently
changing settings or
switching off the
appliance.
• To lock the panel, press
the fast freeze button
on the left hand side
of the control panel
The alarm is activated when:
• One or both of the doors are
left open for more than 2
minutes. If the door is not
closed, the acoustic alarm will
sound again after two
minutes.
and the fast cooling button
on the right hand side of
the control panel
simultaneously for about 3"
until the yellow LED lights up
and the acoustic signal
sounds.
To stop the alarm:
Close the door/s or press the
reset button
.
• To unlock the control panel,
carry out the same operation
until the yellow LED turns off.
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Guide to the refrigerator/freezer and ice/water dispenser control panel
Ice maker on/off
This function enables/
disables the production of
ice.
To dispense ice
The function is activated
when the symbol is alight.
Press the button to select the
Light
The dispenser has a night
light. This feature can be
enabled / disabled by
Ice maker control
panel lock
The ice/water dispenser can
be turned off for easy
cleaning or to prevent
accidental dispensing by
children and pets.
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desired type of ice (cubes or
crushed). The symbol will light
up (yellow LED).
pressing the specific button or
one of the two dispenser levers
(water, ice).
To lock the control panel, press
buttons “Icemode”
and
“ simultaneously for 3” until
the symbol
lights up and
the acoustic signal sounds.
If any button is pressed when
the control panel is locked, an
acoustic signal will sound and
the yellow LED
will blink.
To unlock the control panel,
repeat the operation.
Note: The lock feature does not
shut off power to the appliance,
to the ice maker or to the light.
It simply deactivates the
dispenser levers.
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Guide to the refrigerator/freezer and ice/water dispenser control panel
Water filter
indicator light
function
(if present)
The water filter indicator
light indicates when to
change the water filter
cartridge.
When the light changes
from green to yellow, this
means that it is almost time
to change the water filter
cartridge (90% of the filter
life has been used).
The water filter cartridge
should be replaced when the
water filter indicator light
changes to red.
After changing the water
filter cartridge, reset the
water filter indicator light by
pressing the corresponding
switch
for 3 seconds.
The indicator light will
change from red to green
when the system is reset.
Dispensing water
Note:
To dispense water press a glass
against the water dispenser
lever and to stop dispensing
remove the glass; the light
inside the dispenser turns on
simultaneously and turns off
when the lever is released.
Hold the edge of the glass close
to the dispenser opening so
water does not spill out of the
glass. The water tank is located
in the refrigerator compartment
behind the two lower drawers.
Pressing hard will not make the
water dispenser operate faster
or produce greater quantities.
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Removal and
rearrangement of
the refrigerator and
freezer shelves
The shelves may be
positioned to suit your
particular requirements.
The glass shelves are strong
enough to hold bottles, milk
cartons and heavy food;
nonetheless, avoid banging
these down on the shelves.
To remove the shelves:
Slide the shelf out until it
stops, then lift it up and
remove it.
Removal of the fruit
and vegetable
drawer or the meat
drawer:
• Slide the drawer out until it
stops;
• With one hand underneath
the drawer, lift it and pull it
out;
• The drawer will come out
of its runners and can be
pulled out further;
• To remove completely, the
drawer will need to be
rotated: front end up, back
end down.
To remove the glass
cover of the drawer
• Lift the front of the frame
10 cm, then with your other
hand, lift the back of the
frame and pull it out.
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To replace the glass
cover of the drawer
• Insert the back of the frame
in the supports on the
refrigerator walls and
lower it back into place.
Meat drawer
temperature control
• The cold air flows into the
meat drawer through an
opening between the
refrigerator and the freezer
compartment. In this way
the temperature inside the
meat drawer is lower than
in other parts of the
refrigerator. Set the slider
for higher or lower airflow.
• If you wish to store
vegetables in the meat
drawer, move the control
all the way to the left to the
vegetables setting. This
avoids possible frost
damage to the vegetables.
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Fruit and vegetables
drawer moisture
control
Removal of the
freezer compartment
drawers
• The control may be set to
any position between LOW
and HIGH .
•
excludes damp air from
the drawer for better
preservation of fruit and
vegetables with peel.
•
keeps damp air inside
the drawer for better
preservation of leafy
vegetables.
• Slide the drawer outwards
until it stops.
• Lift the front to release the
drawer from the retainer.
• Pull out the drawer
completely.
Removal of the ice
storage bucket
• Press the button located on
the bottom side of the ice
storage bucket.
• Lift the bucket up, remove
from the base and empty it.
• Replace the bucket in its
seat in the freezer
compartment inner door.
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Freezing
The freezer compartment,
marked with the symbol
, is used for storing
frozen food and freezing
fresh or cooked food. It can
also be used for making ice
cubes. The inner door of the
freezer, marked with the
symbol **, is especially
suitable for storing ice cream
or frozen food with short
storage time.
The maximum quantity of
food which can be frozen in a
24 hour period, at an ambient
temperature of 25°C, is stated
on the rating plate, inside the
refrigerator.
For more efficient freezing,
pre-freeze by pressing the
fast freeze button
. After
24 hours place the food to be
frozen on the top shelf of the
freezer compartment.
Freezing of fresh food and
automatic ice making cannot
be carried out at the same
time.
Therefore do not forget to
stop the automatic ice maker
by pressing the On/Off
button, located on the front
panel of the water and ice
dispenser.
• See the operating
instructions in chapter
“Automatic ice maker”.
Use of the ice and water dispenser (on some models)
Your freezer dispenses both
cubed and crushed ice. When
the appliance is switched on,
the ice maker is activated and
set to the “Ice cube”
function. Its symbol lights up
(yellow LED). For crushed ice,
press the crushed ice button
until the symbol lights up.
The button controls are
designed for easy use and
cleaning.
To dispense ice:
1. Press the button for the
desired type of ice.
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2. Press a sturdy glass
against the ice dispenser
lever. Hold the glass close
to the dispenser opening
so ice does not fall outside
of the glass.
3. You do not need to apply
a lot of pressure to the
lever in order to activate
the ice dispenser. Pressing
hard will not make the ice
dispenser operate faster
or produce greater
quantities of ice.
4. To stop dispensing,
remove the glass slowly so
ice does not fall outside of
the glass.
5. Do not use a fine, fragile
glass to collect ice.
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Note:
The first few batches of ice
cubes may have an off-taste;
Throw this ice away.
Ice is dispensed from the
automatic ice maker bucket in
the freezer compartment.
When the outside dispenser
bar is pressed, a trapdoor
opens between the ice bucket
and the dispenser. When the
glass is taken away from the
dispenser bar, the trapdoor
closes.
The dispenser will not
operate when the freezer
compartment door is open.
Large amounts of ice cubes
should be taken directly from
the bucket, not through the
dispenser.
For crushed ice, cubes are
crushed before being
dispensed. This may cause a
slight delay in dispensing
crushed ice. Noise from the
ice crusher is normal, and
pieces of ice may vary in size.
When changing from crushed
ice to ice cubes, a small
quantity of crushed ice will be
dispensed along with the first
cubes.
After starting the appliance,
it generally takes overnight
before the first ice cubes are
ready.
To dispense water:
You do not need to apply a
lot of pressure to the lever in
order to activate the
dispenser. Hold the edge of
the glass close to the
dispenser opening. Remove
the glass slowly so water does
not spill out of the glass.
Pressing hard will not make
the water dispenser operate
faster or produce greater
quantities.
After the water dispenser has
been switched on, throw the
first glasses of water away,
then the water can be used.
Repeat this operation
whenever water has not been
dispensed for a long time.
• If the dispenser does not
dispense ice when you press
the bar, change the ice
selection from ice cubes to
crushed ice or vice versa,
(see figure) so as to remove
any ice blocks.
• If the dispenser still does
not dispense ice, wait two
minutes and repeat this
operation.
• If there is condensation in
the ice/water dispenser
area, press the
corresponding button
(marked A in the figure) to
activate the anticondensation device.
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Use of the dispenser light and dispenser lock (on some
models)
The dispenser area has a
night light.
It can be turned on and off by
pressing the button
located at the centre of the
panel.
Your dispenser can be turned
off for easy cleaning or to
prevent accidental dispensing
by small children and pets.
To switch the dispenser off,
press button
until
symbols
turn off.
To switch the dispenser on
again, repeat the operation.
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The ice maker will
automatically switch off
when it finishes making ice.
To turn off the water/ice
dispenser, press the light
button
and the ice
selection button
simultaneously.
The light will automatically
switch off when the control
panel Lock function is
activated.
Note:
The lock feature does not
shut off power to the
appliance, to the ice maker or
to the light. It simply
deactivates the dispenser
levers.
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Automatic ice maker
Useful hints on the
automatic ice maker
To turn the ice maker on/off,
press the On/Off button
.
If the freezer compartment
door is open, make sure the
inside flap is not blocked as it
serves as lock sensor that
shuts off the transfer of ice
from the automatic ice maker
into the bucket installed in
the door.
To remove and
replace the ice
bucket:
1. Place four fingers in
bucket base opening and
rest thumb on the release
button.
2. Holding the base of the
bucket with both hands,
press the release button
and lift the bucket up and
out. It is not necessary to
turn the ice maker control
to the OFF position. The
ice maker will not
produce ice without the
bucket installed in the
door.
Ice bucket care:
1. Empty the bucket. Use
warm water to melt the
ice if necessary. Never
use anything sharp to
break up the ice in the
bouchet. This can cause
damage to the ice bucket
and the dispenser
mechanism.
2. Wash the ice bucket with
a mild detergent, rinse
well and dry thoroughly.
Do not use harsh or
abrasive cleaners or
solvents.
Note: Do not turn the ice
maker on until it is connected
to the water supply.
• It is normal for ice cubes to
be stick together at the
corners. They can be
separated easily.
• The ice maker will not
operate until the freezer
compartment is cold
enough to make ice.
This can take overnight.
• Good water quality is
important for good ice
quality. Water softener
chemicals such as salt can
damage the ice maker and
lead to poor quality ice.
• Normal Ice Production
should produce
approximately 7 to 9
batches of ice in a 24-hour
period.
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Common ice maker problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
THE DISPENSER DOES
NOT WORK.
The freezer compartment door
is open.
Close the freezer compartment
door.
The ice bucket is not properly
installed.
Make sure that the bucket is
pushed all the way in.
The dispenser has not been
used for extended periods,
causing the ice cubes to melt
together.
Shake the bucket occasionally
to keep cubes separate and to
increase storage capacity.
Throw old ice cubes away and
make a new supply.
THE ICE DISPENSER
STOPS WORKING.
The ice dispenser lever has been
held in for too long.
OFF-TASTE OR ODOUR
TO ICE.
Ice absorbs airborne odours.
Water quality.
New ice should be made. Throw
old ice away and make a new
supply.
Store excess ice in a covered
container.
Water containing minerals may
require a filter.
Food not properly wrapped.
Wrap food properly.
The ice bucket and the freezer
compartment may need
cleaning.
Clean the ice bucket and the
freezer.
Follow instructions for a proper
water supply to ice maker.
Plumbing connections to ice
maker.
NOTE: Only use cubes from the ice maker.
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Wait about 3 minutes for the
dispenser motor to reset.
Large amounts of ice should be
taken from the bucket, not
through the dispenser.
The first few batches of ice
from a new ice maker may have
an off-taste. Throw the first few
batches away and make a new
supply.
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Maintenance and cleaning
Before any cleaning or
maintenance operation,
unplug the appliance from
the mains or disconnect the
electrical power supply.
Periodically clean the
refrigerator and freezer
compartments with a sponge
dampened in a solution of
lukewarm water and vinegar.
Rinse and dry. Never use
detergents or abrasives.
Never clean refrigerator parts
with flammable fluids. The
fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
Clean the outside with a
sponge dampened in
lukewarm water.
Dry with a soft cloth.
• Do not use steam cleaners.
• Clean the condenser and
seal.
Note: The refrigeration
system pipes are located near
the defrost pan and can
become hot. Periodically
clean them with a vacuum
cleaner.
Always disconnect the
refrigerator from the
power supply before
replacing any light bulbs.
Removal of the
refrigerator light
cover:
• Loosen the screw that
secures the light cover.
• Pull downwards and slide
the cover towards the rear
of the refrigerator.
• Replace the bulb with one
of the same type available
only from our After-sales
Service Centre.
• Put the light cover back
into place, repeat the
above steps in reverse
order.
How to replace the
freezer upper
compartment bulb:
• Remove the light shield by
pressing the side sections;
• Remove the bulb and
replace it with one of the
same type available only
from our After-sales Service
Centres or authorized
dealers;
• Put the light shield back
into place, repeat the
above steps in reverse
order.
How to replace the
lower bulb in the
refrigerator and
freezer
compartments (on
some models):
• Remove the light shield by
grasping its upper central
part;
• Pull the front and, at the
same time, slightly turn the
shield to one side;
• Remove the bulb and
replace it with one of the
same type available only
from our After-sales Service
Centres or authorized
dealers.
To replace the light shield:
• Grasp the upper central
part of the light shield;
• Insert the tabs of one side
of the shield into the
grooves;
• Gently bend the light shield
in the centre to insert the
tabs on the other side.
How to replace the
dispenser bulb (on
some models):
• Grasp the bulb in the
dispenser recess;
• Remove the bulb and
replace it with one of the
same type available only
from our After-sales Service
Centres or authorized
dealers.
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Vacation
Short vacation
Moving
There is no need to
disconnect the refrigerator
from the power supply if you
will be away for less than
three weeks. Use up
perishable food, freeze other
food. If your appliance has an
automatic ice maker:
1. Turn it off;
2. Shut off the water supply
to the ice maker;
3. Empty the ice bucket.
• Take out all removable
parts, wrap them well, and
fix them together with
adhesive tape so that they
do not bang together or
get lost.
• Tighten the front levelling
screws.
• Close and fix both doors
with adhesive tape and,
again using adhesive tape,
fix the power cable to the
appliance.
Long vacation
Remove all the food if you
are going away for three
weeks or more. If your
appliance has an automatic
ice maker, turn off the water
supply to the ice maker at
least a day before and as
soon as the last batch of ice
cubes is produced, turn off
the ice maker AND EMPTY
THE ICE BUCKET. Unplug the
refrigerator and clean it, rinse
and dry. Fix some wooden or
plastic wedges to the upper
part of both doors with
adhesive tape and leave the
doors open enough for air to
circulate inside both
compartments. This will
prevent odour and mould
from setting in.
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Power failure
In the event of a power
failure, call the local office of
your Electricity Company and
ask how long it is going to
last.
1. In the event of a power
cut for maximum 24
hours, both doors of the
appliance must be kept
closed. This will allow the
stored food to stay cold as
long as possible.
2. Should the power failure
last more than 24 hours,
remove all frozen food
and put it in a portable
freezer with a key lock. If
this type of freezer is not
available and, likewise, no
artificial ice packs are
available, try to use up the
food which is more easily
perishable.
3. Bear in mind that a full
freezer compartment will
stay cold longer than a
partially filled one.
Empty the ice bucket.
Furthermore, a freezer
full of frozen meat will
stay cold longer than a
freezer filled with precooked food.
If ice crystals are still
visible on the food, it may
be frozen again without
running any risk,
although flavour and
aroma are likely to be
affected. If the condition
of the food has
deteriorated to the point
that refreezing it may be
it risky, throw it away.
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Troubleshooting guide/after-sales service
Before calling After-sales
Service....
Performance problems often result
from simple things you can find
and solve yourself without tools of
any kind.
If your refrigerator does not
work
• Is the power plug plugged into
a live socket with the proper
voltage?
• Have you checked your home’s
fuses?
If there are noises or
vibrations
Most of the noises are normal.
Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls, and cabinets can make the
noises seem louder. The
following describes the most
common types of noises and
what may be making them.
• Slight hum
You may be hearing the
refrigerator's fan motor and
moving air.
• Clicking noises
The thermostat clicks when the
refrigerator stops running and
when it starts. The defrost timer
clicks when the defrost cycle
starts and stops.
• Water noises
When the refrigerator stops
running, you may hear a
gurgling noise in the pipes for a
few minutes. You may also hear
the defrost water running into
the defrost water pan.
• Ice maker noises
Since your appliance has an ice
maker, you may hear buzzing
(from the water valve), trickling
water and the clatter of the ice
falling into the bucket.
If your ice maker does not
work
• Has the freezer had enough
time to become cold? With a
new refrigerator this may take
overnight.
• Is the ice maker ON/OFF button
set to ON ?
• Is the water turned on? Is
water getting to the ice
maker?
• Is there a water filter installed
on the refrigerator?
This filter may be clogged or
installed incorrectly. First,
check the filter installation
instructions to ensure that the
filter was installed correctly
and is not clogged. If
installation or clogging is not a
problem, call a qualified
technician.
If there is water in the
defrost pan
• This is normal in hot, damp
weather. The pan can even be
half full. Make sure the
refrigerator is level so that the
water does not overflow.
If the edges of the
refrigerator cabinet, which
come in contact with the
door seal, are warm to the
touch
• This is normal in hot weather
when the compressor is running.
If the light does not work
• Have you checked your home’s
fuses?
• Is the power plug plugged into
a live socket with the proper
voltage?
• Has the light bulb burnt out?
In the case of burned out
bulbs
1. Always remove the power
plug from the socket.
2. See chapter “Maintenance
and Cleaning”.
If the motor seems to run too
much
• Is the condenser free of dust
and fluff?
• Are the doors properly closed?
• Are the door seals properly
fitted?
• On hot days or if the room is
warm, the motor naturally runs
longer.
If the door has been opened a
lot or if a large amount of food
has been stored, 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
temperature controls.
If you have followed the above
checks and your appliance still
does not work properly, get in
touch with the After-sales
Service, explaining the problem
and specifying the model and
appliance service number (given
on the data plate).
If the refrigerator
temperature is too high
• Are the refrigerator controls
correctly set?
• Has a large amount of food been
added to the refrigerator or
freezer?
• Check that the doors are not
opened too often.
• Check that the doors close
properly.
• Make sure that air flow vents
inside the compartment are
not blocked, as this prevents
the circulation of cold air.
If there is moisture build-up
• Make sure that air flow vents
inside the compartment are
not blocked, as this prevents
the circulation of air.
• Make sure that the food is
properly packaged. Dry any
dampness on food containers
before placing them in the
refrigerator.
• Check that the doors are not
opened too often. When the
door is opened, humidity from
the room air enters the
refrigerator. The more often
the door is opened, the faster
humidity builds up, especially
when the room itself is very
humid.
• If the room is very humid, it is
normal for moisture to build
up inside the refrigerator.
• It is normal for droplets of
water to form on the back wall
after the automatic defrost
cycle.
If the doors do not open and
close properly
• Check that food packages are
not blocking the door.
• Check that the pans, shelves,
drawers and ice maker are all
positioned correctly.
• Check that the door seals are
not dirty or sticky.
• Make sure that the
refrigerator is level.
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Water Filtration and Monitoring System (on some models)
The water filter
indicator light
The water filter indicator
light indicates when to
change the water filter
cartridge. The light is located
on the control panel. When
the light changes from green
to yellow, this means that it is
almost time to change the
water filter cartridge (90% of
the filter life has been used).
The water filter cartridge
should be replaced when the
water filter indicator light
changes to red. Or when
water flow to your water
dispenser or ice maker
decreases noticeably (See
“Changing a water filter
cartridge” later in this
section).
Note: Do not use with
water that is
microbiologically unsafe
or of unknown quality
without adequate
disinfection before or
after the system.
After changing the water
filter cartridge, reset the
water filter indicator light by
pressing the corresponding
switch for
3 seconds.
The indicator light will
change from red to green
when the system is reset.
2. Remove the cartridge cap
by sliding it off the end of
the old cartridge. The cap
will slide to the left or
right. DO NOT DISCARD
THE CAP.
3. Take the new cartridge
out of its packaging and
remove the protective
cover from the o-rings.
4. Slide the cartridge cap
onto the new cartridge as
shown.
5. With cartridge cap in the
vertical position, push the
new filter cartridge into
the base grille until it
stops. Rotate the cartridge
cap clockwise to a
horizontal position.
6. RUN WATER THROUGH
THE DISPENSER UNTIL THE
WATER RUNS CLEAR
(about 9-14 litres or 6-7
minutes). This will clean
the system and clear air
from the lines.
Note: As air is cleared from
the system, water may spurt
out of the dispenser.
Ordering
replacement filters
To order more water filter
cartridges, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool
dealer.
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2
3
Changing a water
filter cartridge
The water filter is located
below the freezer
compartment door.
1. Locate the water filter
cartridge cap in the front
base grille below the
freezer compartment
door. Rotate the cap
counterclockwise to a
vertical position and pull
the cap and filter
cartridge out through the
base grille.
Note: Since the cartridge
contains water, some spilling
may occur.
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Disposal of your old refrigerator
Entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past.
To a child, a scrapped or
abandoned refrigerator can be
dangerous -- even if only left
unattended for a few days.
Before you dispose of your
refrigerator or freezer:
• Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so
that children may not easily
climb inside.
Electrical connection
1) For Great Britain
only
2) For the Republic of
Ireland only
Warning - this
appliance must be
earthed
The information given in
respect of Great Britain will
frequently apply, but a third
type of plug and socket is also
used, the 2-pin, side earth
type.
Fuse replacement
If the mains lead of this
appliance is fitted with a
BS 1363A 13amp fused
plug, to change a fuse in
this type of plug use an
A.S.T.A. approved fuse to
BS 1362 type and proceed
as follows:
(
1. Remove the fuse coverA)
and fuse (B).
2. Fit replacement 13A fuse
into fuse cover.
3. Refit both into plug.
Important:
The fuse cover must be
refitted when changing a
fuse and if the fuse cover is
lost the plug must not be
used until a correct
replacement is fitted.
Correct replacement are
identified by the colour
insert or the colour
embossed in words on the
base of the plug.
3) Socket outlet / plug
(valid for both
countries)
If the fitted plug is not
suitable for your socket
outlet, Please contact
Whirlpool Service for further
instruction. Please do not
attempt to change plug
yourself. This procedure
needs to be carried out by a
qualified Whirlpool
technician in compliance with
the manufactures instructions
and current standard safety
regulations.
Replacement fuse covers
are available from your
local electrical store.
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