NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ET20GK
&
Model ET20GM
Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your
refrigerator,
clean it, move shelves and adjust
controls.
It even tells you what new sounds to
expect from your refrigerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
with care. Use it
only to do what home refrigerators
are designed
to do.
Parts and features
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FREEZER SHELF
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COMPARTMENT
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SHELVES
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LEVELING
ROLLERS
(not shown)
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 and your sales slip together
in a handy
place.
Thank you for purchasing
a Whirlpool
product. Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration card furnished
with this product.
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Mode’ Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone
Number
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Contents
Page
SAFETY FIRST . . .
BEFORE YOU PLUG IT IN.
Install Properly
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 Controls.
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Changing
the Control Settings . .
Power Saving Control . . . . .
Adjusting Refrigerator Shelves
Removing and Adjusting
the Freezer Shelf
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Removing Crispers and
Crisper Cover
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Moving the Meat Drawer and Cover
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Changing
the Light Bulbs ............
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Removing the Base Grille ............
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IceCubeTrays..
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Optional Automatic
Ice Maker ......
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Sound You May Hear ................
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Energy Saving Tips ..................
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CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR .......
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Cleaning
Chart .....................
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................
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Storing Fresh Food ..................
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
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VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE,
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
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WARRANTY ............................
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Corporation
01988 Whirlpool
Before you plug it in
Important
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible
for making sure that it...
l is installed
and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
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only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply
and grounding.
[Refer to your “Electrical
Requirements
and
Grounding
Instructions:‘)
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only for jobs expected
of home
refrigerators.
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is not near an oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
is properly
maintained.
is out of the weather.
is used in an area where the room temperature
will not fall below 55°F (13°C).
is not used by those who may not understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
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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,
gasoline,
carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage
the
material.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTIONS
LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened
under
the refrigerator
at the front.
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Clean it...
Clean your refrigerator before using it.
See cleaning
instruc
1. Allow Y2 inch (1.25 cm] space on each side and
at the top of the refrigerator
for ease of
installation.
2. If the refrigerator
is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space so the door
can be opened wider.
3. The refrigerator
back can be flush against the
wall.
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Level refrigerator-freezer...
Plug it in...
SCREWDRIVER
TO ADJUST
3-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
ELLING SCREW
REFRlGERAibR
POWER CORD
RECOMMENDED
LEFTTO LOWER
1. Remove base grille
2. To raise front, turn
shown.
3. To lower front, turn
shown.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille
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(see page 7).
the screw in the direction
the screw
(see page
in the direction
7).
I-PRONG
GROUNDING
GROUNDING
PLUG
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.
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
POWER SAVING CONTROL
REFRIGERATOR-CONTROL
LIGHT SWITCH FREEZER~CONTROL
Setting the controls...
Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator, When the refrigerator
is plugged
in for
the first time...
1. Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL TO 4.
2. Set the FREEZER
Give the refrigerator
pletely
before adding
time to cool down comfood. (This may take sev-
These settings should be about right for normal household
refrigerator
usage.
The controls will be set about right when milk or
ice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is
Refrigerator Control adjustments
range from 1 to
8. Freezer Control adjustments
range from A to D.
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Changing the control settings...
If you need to adjust temperatures
in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
QUESTIONS?
...call your
COOL-LINE”
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 151.
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Adjust the Refrigerator
Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
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Refrigerator
Freezer
6
D
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
A
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough]
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
Door obened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold
room temperatures
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Refrigerator
Freezer
6
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REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature
too warm
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door
Large
Very
(can’t
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
If ICE isn,;- “’ “.--MADE FAST ENOUGH
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If BOTH SECTIONS.
are TOO WARM
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CONDITION:
opened often
amount of food added
cold room temperature
cycle often enough)
Thn DA-~- Caving Control on the Control Console
electric
heaters around the door
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the outside of the refrigerator.
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1. Use the “CONSUMES LESS ENERGY” setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” setting i
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves...
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough
to hold bottles, milk and other heavy food items.
GLASS SHELVES ARE
HEAVY. BE CAREFUL.
To remove
1. Tilt up at
2. Lift up at
3. Pull shelf
glass shelves:
front.
back.
straight out.
To replace
glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots in the shelf
supports.
2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot
Lower front of shelf to level position.
Removing and adjusting the freezer shelf...
To remove the shelf:
1. Lift front slightly.
2. Lift back off supports.
3. Replace in reverse order.
To adjust the shelf:
1. Remove shelf.
2. Remove supports by sliding upwards.
3. Replace supports on desired level.
4. Replace shelf.
SHELF SUPPORT
Removing crispers and crisper cover...
PULL OUT TO THE STOP, LIFT THE FRONT
AND PULL AGAIN.
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop, lift front, then
slide the rest of the way out.
2. Replace in the reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide out
with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Lift out cover frame by pulling up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
To replace
the cover:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall supports
in front section of cabinet.
2. Fit back of corner into notch supports on walls of
refrigerator, then lower into place.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then lower
front.
REMOVE THE
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THEN THE BACK.
GLASS IS HEAVY.
BE CAREFUL.
Moving the meat drawer and cover...
PULL OUT TO THE STOP. LIFT THE
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To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide the meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the drawer the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up, lift at back, and pull straight
out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
Changing the light bulbs...
2. Remove
3. Replace
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the grille:
1. Open the door.
2. Pull grille outwards as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech sheet fastened
grille.
appliance
bulb.
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Removing the base grille...
To remove
bulb.
with a 40.watt
METAL CLIPS
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SUPPORT TABS
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the door.
behind
clips.
Ice cube trays...
(Model
ETPOGK)
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Slightly twist.
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.
Automatic
ice maker...
If you have Model ET20GM and have the automatic ice maker accessory, or if you have Model
ET20GK and plan to add one later (Part No.
ECKMF-831, there are a few things you will want to
know:
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lever is a wire signal arm.
Downfor
making ice automatically.
Up...to shut off the ice maker.
DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY.
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or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes.
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to keep cubes separated, and to obtain increased storage capacity.
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for ice crescents to be attached
by a
corner. Thev will break abart easilv.
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You will hear water running when ice maker is
working. You’ll hear ice fall into the bin. Don’t let
these sounds bother you.
RAISE
SIGNAL
ARM TO
STOP ICE
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The ice maker will not operate until the freezer
is cold enough
to make ice. This can take
overnight.
Because of new plumbing
connections,
the first
ice may be discolored
or off-flavored.
Discard
the first few batches of ice.
It ice is not being made fast enough and more
ice is needed, turn the Refrigerator
Control toward a higher number. Wait a day and, if necessary, turn the Freezer Control toward A.
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It you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push it all the way in and lower the arm to the ON
position.
If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor...like
stale water. Throw them away.
They will be replaced.
Cubes in the ice bin can
also become smaller by evaporation.
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Good water quality
is important
for good ice
quality It is not recommended
that the ice maker
be connected
to a softened water supply. Water
softener chemicals
such as salt from a malfunctioning softener can damage
the ice maker
mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened
water supply cannot be avoided, then it is important that the water softener be well maintained
and operating
properly.
Sounds you may hear...
Your new refrigerator
may make sounds that your old one didn’t.
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
about them.
Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.
The following chart describes
the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
Possible
Sounds:
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or Snapping
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Sounds:
Ice Maker Sounds:.
- trickling
water
- thud (clatter
of ice)
Running
Sounds:
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Causes:
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You-may hear the refrigerator’s
fan motor and moving air.
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The thermostat makes a definite ciick when The r&g&ator
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stops running. It also makes a sound when the refrigerator starts.
The defrost timer will click when the defrost cycle starts and stops.
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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.
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If your refrigerator
has an ice maker, you may hear buzzing ffrom
the water valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped
into the bin.
Your refrigerator
It will run longer
of the time.
has a high-efficiency
than older designs.
compressor
and motor.
It may even seem to run most
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator
use less electricity.
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean
the condenser
coil regularly.
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the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything
out at one time. Keep foods organized so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
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and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
overcrowd
it so air movement
is blocked.
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Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator
and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator
turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF unplug it, take out all removable
parts and clean it according
to the following
directions.
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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 CONSUMES
LESSENERGY unless moisture forms on 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 chart...
Part
Removable
parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, ice cube trays
or ice bin, 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).
Waxing
painted
metal
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
Sponge,
soft cloth or
paper
towel,
baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
Door liners and gaskets
Sponge,
soft cloth or
paper
towel;
mild
detergent, warm water.
How to clean
; Wash removable-parts
and a mild detergent.
l Rinse and
dry.
with warm
Wash with warm
water
and a mild
detergent. Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
l Rinse and
dry.
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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.
surfaces provides
rust protection.
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Wash with warm water and
- mild detergent
or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
quart (.95 I] warm water.
Rinse and dry.
Wash with mild detergent
water.
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dry.
DO NOT USE Cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petroleum
on plastic parts.
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and
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Mild
detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
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dry.
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable
or toxic solvents like acetone,
gasoline,
carbon
tetrachloride,
etc. These can scratch or damage
the material.
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
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Coil
Vacuum cleaner; using
the extended
narrow
attachment.
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Floor under
refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners.
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warm
bleaches
Dark plastics
(covers and panels]
Condenser
water
Remove base grille. (See page 7.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any].
Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
Rinse and dry.
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it all the way in.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month.
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
Clean the floor.
Roll refrigerator
back.
Check to see if the refrigerator
is level.
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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 PouHry...Wrap
in plastic wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CURED MEAT’
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
with Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store
in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Fruit...Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator
in
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in
their store container
in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator
shelf.
Meat*...Meat
is perishable
and expensive...you
won’t wantto waste an ounce of it through careless
handling.
The following
list and chart give you
packaging
hints and time limits. Store meat in the
meat drawer.
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
marketwrapping
paperand
re-wrap in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.
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Variety Meats .......................
1 to 2
Chicken
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1 to 2
Ground Beef ........................
3 to 5
Steaks and Roasts ..................
7 to 10
Cured Meats ........................
5to7
Bacon
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3 to 5
Cold Cuts ...........................
‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
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NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
same day as purchased.
Approximate
should
be used the
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton or use the egg containers in the Utility Compartment in the door of your refrigerator.
Milk...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,
Butter...Keep
opened butter in covered dish or
in the Utility Compartment.
When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese...Store
in the original
wrapping
until
you are ready to use it. Once opened,
re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condiments...Store
small jars and bottles
(catsup, mustard, jelly, olives] on the door shelves
where they are in easy 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 section is designed
for storage of
commercrally
frozen foods and for freezing foods
at home.
Packaging
- The secret of successful freezing is
in the packaging.
The wrap you use must be air.
moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and
seal the package
must not allow air, moisture or
vapor in or out. Packaging
done in any other way
could cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator
and drying of frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic]
containers
with
tightfitting
lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper and nonpermeable
plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film) are recommended.
NOTE: Heatsealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves
or as carton liners.
Sealing-When
sealing foods in bags squeeze
out the air (liquids need headspace
to allow for
expansion).
Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten tie
securely
around the doubled-over
tail. Put the
label inside transparent
bags; use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque
ones.
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DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
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plastic containers
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without tight lids
0 Waxed paper
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freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrappings
could
cause food odor and taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
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Air-tightwrapping
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 packclge
and tape
closed. NOTE: With unboned
meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stockinette
to protect the wrap from punctures.
Freezing Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free
fruits.
Be sure they toste 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 w/de-mouthed
containers or other
recommended
material
Leave head space to
allow liquids to expand during freezing.
Freezing Vegetables
- Freeze only fresh highquality vegetables
picked when barely mature.
For best results, freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours
after picking. Wash in cold water, sort and cut into
appropriate
sizes. Blanch or scald. Puck in recommended container and freeze.
Do not freeze
lettuce,
celery,
carrot
sticks,
potatoes or fresh tomatoes. All will become limp or
mushy Tomatoes will collapse
when thawed.
Freezing Cooked Food -Prepare
cooked foods
as you would for the table; shorten cooking time 10
to 15 minutes to allow for additional
cooking during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liquid. Plan to add them at reheating
time. Potatoes
should also be added to soup and stew at heating
time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating
time.
Cool as rapidly US possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid
dishes may be frozen in recommended
containers
with head-spuce.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
in the baking container. If you don’t want to leave
your casserole
dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package,
bug it
and return to freezer.
Freezing Meats - The meat you thaw can only
be as good as the meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
wrap in meal-size packages.
Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped
individually
or in layers separated by a double thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings
are moisture and
vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended
under “Packaging:’
Freezing Baked Goods-Wrap
baked breads in
recommended
material.
Thaw in wrapping.
Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pack in recommended
freezer bugs or cartons. Unbaked cookies may be dropped,
molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bug or
carton; bake without thawing. Refrigerator-type
cookies can be wrapped
and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake 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.
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IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to quickfreeze any large quantity
of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze
within 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
food per cubic foot of freezer space.)
leave
enough space for air to circulate
around packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the
front so the door can close tightly.
FOOD STORAGE CHART
Storage times* will vary according
to the quality of the food, the type of packaging
or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof),
and the storage temperature
which should be 0 ‘F ( -17.8 C].
Food
Storage Time
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit .....
12 months
Citrus fruit and juices
......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8 to 12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen
..........
8 months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef .............
4 weeks or less
(Salting meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters..
...................
lmonth
Ground beef, lamb, veal ... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6to12months
lamb and veal ..........
6 to 9 months
Pork .....................
4to8months
Sausage,
fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
8to12months
lamb, veal, pork .........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder,
haddock
sole .........................
6months
Blue fish, salmon
...........
2 to 3 months
Mackerel,
perch
...........
2 to 3 months
Breaded
fish (purchased).
.....
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, scallops
.......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan
king crab ............
10 months
Shrimp, uncooked
12 months
............
POULTRY
Chicken
or turkey,
whole or parts ..............
12 months
6months
Duck ..........................
Giblets
2to3months
....................
Cooked
poultry w/gravy
6 months
.......
SliCeS (no gravy) ................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole
2 to 3 months
.......
TV dinners
.................
3 to 6 months
Food
Storage
Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6 to 9 months
Margarine
.....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert,
Mozzarella,
farmer’s
....................
3 months
......
DO NOT FREEZE
Creamed
cottage
Cheddar,
Edam, Gouda,
6 to 8 weeks
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
Freezing can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet .....
2 months
EGGS
Whole (mixed]
.................
12 months
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
Yolks ...........................
:Add sugar or salt to yolks or-whole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......
3 months
Unbaked
breads
................
1 month
Quick breads
..............
2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted
...........
2 to 4 months
............
8 to 12 months
Cakes, frosted
Fruit cakes
... , ................
12 months
Cookie dough ..................
3 months
Baked cookies
............
8 to 12 months
Baked pies .................
1 to 2 months
Pie dough only .............
4 to 6 months
‘Based
on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
Cooperative
Extension Service suggested
storage times.
If electricity
goes off
Cull 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. Thuswill keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage nor dry ice is
available,
use or can perishable
food at
once.
3. A full 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.
Use refrozen foods
quickly. If the condition of the food is poor or
If you feel it IS unsafe, dispose of it.
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. If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic
ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic ice maker, shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead of time. Disconnect the water line.
After the last supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm
to turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen foods in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it thoroughly.
Remove everything
that comes out. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
Screw in the levelling rollers; 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. Don’t forget to reconnect the water
supply line if you have an ice maker.
Long vacations...
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an
automatic
ice maker, turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least a day ahead. When the last
load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it...rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors...keeping
them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building up.
To restart
erator:’
14
refrigerator,
see “Using
Your Refrig-
Questions?
call your
CCCL-LINE ’
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 151.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
2. If you need assistance?..
Performance
problems
often result from little things
You can find and fix Yourself without tools of any kind.
Call Whirlpool
phone number.
It your retrlgerator
will not operate:
. 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 Refrigerator
Control ON?
It there is a rattling
or jingling
noise or unfamiliar
rounds:
l Is something
on top or behind the refrigerator
making
noise when the refrigerator
is running?
l
New features
on Your new refrigerator
make new
sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the fans,.
timer clicks for the defrosting
cycle. or defrost water
draining
in the defrost pan.
If your ice maker will not opemte:
Has the freezer had enough time to get cold? With a
new refrigerator,
this might take overnight.
l Is the signal
arm ON...in the down position?
l
Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to the ice
maker?
l
COOL-LINE@servlce
assistance
teleDial 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.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool
has a nationwide
network
01 7 of franchised
TECH-CARE@ service
companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained to fulfill the
TECH-CARE
FRANCHISED
SERVICE
1 product warranty
and provide afterwarranty
service, anywhere
in the United States. To IOcate TECH-CARE service in Your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance
telephone
number [see Step 2)
or look in yourtelephone
directory
Yellow Pages under.
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2
If there Is water in the defrost pan:
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.
l
If the Ilghts are not working:
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.)
l
If a bulb is burned out:
l See
instructions
for changing
light bulbs on page 8.
Use appliance
bulbs only
If the motor seems to run too much:
l
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.
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.
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 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP@
replacement part&.
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.
I
WHIRLPOOE
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
RF001
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a
franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for electronic
control system if defective
in materials
or workmanship.
(Electronic
models Only.]
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials
or workmanship
in the sealed refrigeration
system.
These parts are:
I. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting
tubing
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE” service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator
is used in 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 warranw.
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. 1114051Rev. A
01988 Whirlpool Corporation
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