Whirlpool ET18XM Specifications

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REFRIGERATORFREEZER
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Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your
refrigerator, clean lt, move shelves and adJust
controls. It even tells you what new sounds to
expect from your refrlgemtor.
Treat your new refrlgemtor
wlth care. Use it
only to do what home refrlgemtors are designed
to do.
Parts and features
AUTOMATIC ICE
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ADJUSTABLE
FREEZER SHELF
REFRIGERATOR
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MEAT DRAWER
CRISPERS
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, your warranty and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Please complete and mall the Owner Reglstmtlqn card turnlshed with this product.
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Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase D,,+e
Service
Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
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SAFETYFIRST.. ........................
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BEFOREYOUPLUGITIN ................
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Install Properly ......................
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Level Refrigerator-Freezer ...........
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Remove Sales Labels ................
Cleanlt .............................
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Plugltln .............................
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ...........
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Setting the Controls ..................
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Changing the Control Settings .......
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Power Saving Control ................
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Changing the Light Bulb .............
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Adjusting the Refrigerator
Shelves ...........................
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Moving the Meat Drawer and Cover . 6
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Removing Crispers and Crisper
Cover.............................
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Removing and Adjusting
the Freezer Shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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Automatic Ice Maker . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sounds You May Hear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Energy Saving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR . . . . . .
Cleaning Chart . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Storing Fresh Food . . . . , . , . . . . , , . . . . . . 10
FreezIng and Storlng Frozen Foods . . . 11
VACATION AND MOVING CARE. . . . . . . . 14
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE . 15
REFRIGERATORWARRANTY. . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Before you plug it in
Important
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible for making sure that it...
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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 rmrn temperature
will not fall below 55°F (13%).
is not used by those who may not understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
Install properly...
Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape
and any lnslde labels before using the refrigerator. To remove any remalnlng 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 tetrachlorlde,
etc. These can damage the
materlal.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTIONS LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened under
the retrlgerator at the tront.
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Clean it...
Clean your refrigerator before using it.
See cleaning
instructions on page8.
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1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm] between overhead cabinets and refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) between the refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall.
3. Allow YZinch (1.25 cm) on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
4. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space on the hinge
side so the door can be opened wider.
Plug it in...
Level refrigerator-freezer.. .
USE SCREWDRIVER
TO ADJUST
LEVELLING SCREW
3-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
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REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
1. To raise front, turn each screw to the right
2. To lower front, turn each screw to the left.
3. Check with level.
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GROUNDING
PLUG
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
A 115Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly
grounded
electrical
supply is
required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned ott wlth a swttch or
pull chain. See individual electrical requirements
and grounding instruction sheet in your literature
package.
Using your refrigerator
REFRIGERATOR
POWER SAVING CONTROL
CONTROL
LIGHT SWITCH
FREEZER CONTROL
Setting the controls...
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for
the first time...
1. Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3.
2. Set the FREEZER
CONTROL to 6.
Changing the control settings...
If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
Glve the refrlgemtor
pletely before addlng
time to cool down comfood. (This may take sev-
The controls will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONDITION:
REASON:
CONTROL SETTINGS:
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Very cold room temperature
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The Power Savlng 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.
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1. Use the “CONSUMES LESSENERGY”setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCESEXTERIORMOISTURE” setting if
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
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Changing
- the light bulb...
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
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Adjusting the refrigerator shelves...
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you use
your refrigerator.
To remove shelves:
1. Tilt up at front.
2. Lift up at back.
3. Pull shelf straight out.
To replace 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.
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Moving the meat drawer and cover... TOmm~~e
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1. Slide the meat drawer out to stop.
2. Lift the front of meat drawer.
3. Slide drawer the rest of the way out.
4. Tilt cover up at front.
5. Lift up at back.
6. Pull straight out.
The meat drawer can beta ken out and moved the
same way as the shelves. Remove the meat
drawer first.
GLASS SHELVES ARE
HEAVY. BE CAREFUL.
Removing crispers and crisper cover...
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To remove the crlspers:
1. Slide crisper straight out to stop, lift front, then
OUT TO STOP, LlFl THE FRONT
slide the rest of the way out.
AND PULL AGAIN
2. Replace in the reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide out
with both hands.
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2. Lift front of cover frame and remove cover
support.
3. Lift out cover frame by pulling up and out.
To replace ihe cover:
REMOVE THE )
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls of
GLASS INSERT,
refrigerator, then lower front into place.
Lln THE FRAME FRONl
THEN THE BACK.
2. Replace cover support with the long tab
GLASS IS HEAVY.
towards the front. NOTE: If the support needs adBE CAREFUL.
justment, turn base right to raise, or lefl to lower.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then lower
front.
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To replace the meat drawer and cover:
1. Guide the rear hooks of cover into the slots in the
shelf supports.
2. Tilt up front of cover until rear hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of cover to level position.
3. Replace meat drawer in reverse order of
removal.
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.
Automatic ice maker...
There are a few things you will want to know
about your automatic ice maker.
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The ON/OFF 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.
The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes separated,and to obtain increased storage capacity.
It is normal for ice crescents to be attached by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
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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.
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.
If 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.
If 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 lowerthe 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.
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.
Posslble Sounds:
Probable
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Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and moving air.
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The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigerator 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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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.
Ice Maker Sounds:
- trlckllng water
- thud (clatter of Ice)
When the ice maker is running you may hear buzzing (from the water
valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
Runnlng 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.
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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.
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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.Ofcourse, 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
LESSENERGYunless 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...
What to use
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
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Removable parts
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drawer, etc.)
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Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax (or
good auto paste wax).
detergent. Do not use abmslve or harsh
cleansers.
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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.
metal surfaces provides rust protectlon.
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Sponge; sofcloth
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paper
towel;
mild
detergent, warm water.
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DO NOT USE Cleanlng waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches
or cleansers contalnlng petroleum on plastic parts.
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Mild detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
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sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, wlndow sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable or toxic solvents llke acetone, gasollne, carbon
tetmchlorlde,
etc. These can scratch or damage the material.
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Sponge or cloth; mild
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out away from wall
detergent and warm
l Wash defrost
pan with warm water
water.
and mild detergent. Do not remove
defrost pan to clean.
l Rinse and dry
l Roll refrigerator
back into place.
Use vacuum cleaner
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dust and lint from condenser
with brush attachment.
coils behind the refrigerator at least
once every other month.
l Leave an inch (2.54 cm) between
wall
and condenser coils on back of the
refrigerator.
l Roll refrigerator
out away from \;vaii: ~Usual floor cleaners
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l Roll refrigerator
back into place.
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is level.
Soonae. soft cloth or
bapei towel, baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Harr
bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in orig
nal wrappings. Once opened, tightly re-wrap il
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Canned Ham. Store in refrigerator unless the
label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do nc
freeze.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
in plastic wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage
STORAGECHART FOR FRESH AND 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
31plastic container and store in crisper. Cold, moist
Dir helps keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp.
Vegetables wllh Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store
In crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Frult...Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
Jntil 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.
MeatYMeat is perishable and expensive...you
ivon’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless
candling. The following list and chart give you
2ackaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the
neat drawer.
Fresh, prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
he store wrapping. Vacuum packaged meat can
38 frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
Droken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you
;hould wrap it with special freezer wrapping
naterial.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
narketwrapping
paper and re-wrap in aluminum
oil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
Aastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately,
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Variety Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Chlcken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Cured Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7to 10
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 7
Cold Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
‘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.
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should
be used the
Eggs...Store without washing in the original car,
ton or use the Utility Bin that came with you
refrigerator.
Milk...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Beverages...Wipe bottles and cans. Store on c
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Butter...Keep opened butter in covered dish OI
in the Butter Compartment. When storing an extrc
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese...Store in the original wrapping unti
you are ready to use it. Once opened, re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condlments...Store
small jars and bottles
(catsup, mustard, jelly, olives] on the door shelve:
where they are in easy reach.
Leftovers...Cover leftovers with plastic wrap OI
aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tighi
lids are fine. too.
TREEZING & STORING
TROZEN FOODS
The freezer section is designed for storage of
:ommercially frozen foods and for freezing foods
It home.
Packaglng - The secret of successful freezing is
n the packaging. The wrap you use must be air,
noisture and vapor proof. The way you close and
‘eal the package must not allow air, moisture or
‘apor in or out. Packaging done in any other way
:ould cause food odor and taste transfer through1u-tthe refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic) containers with
ightfitting lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
36 heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated paEr and nonpermeable plastic wraps (made from
I Saran film] are recommended.
NOTE: Heat#ealed bolllng bags are easy to use and can be
lsed by themselves or as carton Ilners.
Sealing - When sealing foods in bags squeeze
NI?the air (liquids need headspace to allow for
!xpansion). Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten tie
ecurely around the doubled-over
tail. Put the
lbel inside transparent bags; use self-adhesive
Dbel on outside of opaque ones.
Air-tight wrapping calls for “drugstore” wrap. Cut
he sheet about one-third longerthan the distance
Iround the food. Bring the ends together and fold
n (toward the food) at least twice to seal out air.
Zrease ends close to food, press air from package.
:old tips over twice. Finish package and tape
:losed. NOTE: Wlth unboned meats, pad sharp
edges with extm wmp or use stockinette to pro‘ect the wrap tram punctures.
DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
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plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed
paper
0 Waxed-coated treezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrapplngs
could
cause food odor and taste tmnster and dryIna ot frozen food.
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Freezlng Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free fruits
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to :
quarts (liters) at a time and drain. Fruit that stands ir
water may lose food value and become soggy
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed containers or othe
recommended
material. Leave head space tc
allow liquids to expand during freezing.
Freezlng 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. Pack 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.
Freezlng 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 as possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid dishes may be frozen in recommended containers with head-space.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
in the baking container. If you don’t want to leave
your casserole dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package, bag it
and return to freezer.
Freezlng Meats - The meat you thaw can only
3e as good as the meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
Nrap in meal-size packages. Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped individually or in layers sepaoted by a double thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings are moisture and
lapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
Nraps recommended under “Packaging:
Freezlng 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 bags or cartons. Unbaked cookies may be dropped, molded
or rolled and frozen on cookietrays. Store in bag 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.
MPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to qulckreeze any large quanttty of food. Put no more
Introzen food Into the freezer than will freeze
rtthln 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
c+od per cubic foot of freezer space.) leave
lnough space tar air to circulate around packIges. Be careful to leave enough room at the
rorr?so the door can close tlghtty.
FOOD STORAGECHART
Storage times* will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof), and the storagetemperature
which should be 0°F ( -17.B”C).
Food
Storage Tlme
FRUITS
FNR Juloe concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ......
12 months
CltrusfrultandJulces..
..... 4todmonths
Others ....................
B to 12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen ...........
B months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef ..............
4 weeks or less
(Sattlng meat shortens freezer Ilte)
Fmnklurters
.....................
1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal ..... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6tol2months
Lamb and veal ...........
6 to 9 months
Fork ......................
4 to 8 months
Sausage, fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beet ....................
8 to 12 months
lamb, veal, pork .........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
sole ..........................
6 months
Blue fish, salmon ...........
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch ............
2 to 3 months
Breaded flsh (purchased)
......
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
flsh, crab, scallops .......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king crab ............
10 months
Shrimp, uncooked .............
12 months
POULTRY
Whole chlcken or turkey .......
12 months
Duck ...........................
6 months
Giblets .....................
2 to 3 months
Cooked pouMy wlgmvy
.......
6 months
Slices (no gravy) ................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole ........
2 to 3 months
TVdlnners..
................
3to6monthr
hod
Storage Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ...... . ...............
6to9months
Margarine .....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
farmer% ....................
3months
......
DO NOT FREEZE
Creamed cottage
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
6 to 8 weeks
SWISS,brtck, etc. ........
Freezlng can change texture ot
cheese.
Ice cream, Ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
Whole (mlxed) .................
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
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
Cakes, frosted ............
8 to 12 months
Fruit cakes ....................
12 months
Cookle 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 Cooperatlve
Extension Service suggested storage times.
If electricity
goes off
Call the power company.
Ask how long powe
will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or les!
keep both doors closed. This will help froze1
foods to stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted
longer than 2<
hours:
[a) Remove all frozen food and store in (
frozen food locker. Or...
[b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg] of dry ice in freezer fo
every cu. ft. of freezer space. This will keel:
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves tc
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage nor dry ice i
available,
use or can perishable
food a
once.
3. A full freezerwill stay cold longerthan
a partl!
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay colt
longer than a freezer full of baked goods. I
food contains ice crystals, it may be safel!
refrozen, although the quality and flavor ma!
be affected. Use refrozen foods quickly. If the
condition of the food is poor or you have an\
suspicions, it is wise to dispose of it.
Vacatioti
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.
1. Turn off your ice maker.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
Shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead
of time. Disconnect the water line. Atter the last sup
ply 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, level
the refrigerator, reconnect the water supply and
refer to page 4.
Long vacations...
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. At least a day ahead, turn off the water
supply to the ice maker. 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 both
doors...keeping them open far enough for air to
get in. This will keep odor and mold from building
up.
To restart refrigerator,
erator:’
14
see “Using Your Refrig-
Questions?
...call your
CCC&LINE8
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 Whlrlpool
phone number.
If your refrlgemtor
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?
l
If there Is a mttllng
or jlngllng
nolse or unfamlllar
sounds:
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
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.
light bulbs
on page
3.
If you need service%.
Whirlpool
has a nationwide
network
of franchised
TECH-CARE@ service
companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained to fulfill the
product warrarItY and provide afterwarranty
service, anywhere
in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2)
or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
ELECTRICAL APPUANCESMAJOR - REMRING
h PIRTS
APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE
6 REP*IR
01
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERYICE
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 MAPLE
SERVICE
XYI SERVICE CO
123 MAPLE
COMPANIES
999.9999
COMPANIES
93w999
OR
WASHING MKHNES.
DRYERS
6 IRONERS- SERVlClNC
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERYICE
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
Only use appliance
bulbs.
CCCL-LINE@ servloe assistance
teleDial free from anywhere
In the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
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 qualifled
service company
in your
area.
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 MAPLE
COMPANIES
999493
4. If you have a problem?..
6.
It the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser,
behind the refrigerator,
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 lnterlor.
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.
And, 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 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
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 lbcate PSP 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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WHIRLPOOI?
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
-TN
OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement park and repalr labor to correct defects
In materlals or WorkmanshlD. Servlce must be Drovlded bv a
fronchlsed TECH-CARE” sewlce company.
IMITBD FM-YBAR WARRANW
From Date of Purchase
FSPreplacement pork for electronic control system If defective
In moterlals or workmanshla lElectronlc models onlv.1
Wl.l PIVB-YEAR WARRAINY
FSPreplacement parts and repalr labor to correct defects In
materlals or workmanshlp In the sealed refrlgemtion system.
These pals are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting fublng
Setvlce must be provided by ti fmnchlsed TECH-CAREa setvlce
company.
RllmL WE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WNlRlPCCLWlLlNCYFAYPCR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the lnstollatlon of fhe refrigerator.
2. lnstmct you how to use the rehlgemtor.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wlrlng or plumblng.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repaln when refrlgemtor Is used In other than normal. single-family household use.
C. Pick up and dellvery. Thls product Is deslgned to be repaired In me home.
D. Damage to refrlgerotor caused by accident, misuse. fire. flood, acts of God or use of
produckj not approved by WhIrlpool.
E. Any labor costs during llmlted warranfy.
F. Anv food loss due to Droduct failure.
WHIRLPOOLCORFQRATION SHALLNOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or llmitatlon of IncIdental or consequentlal damages so fhls IImItatIon or exclusion
may not apply to you. Thls warmnty gives you specific legal rlghk, and you may also have other rlghk which
vary fmnl sfate to state.
Ouklde the Unlted States, a dImrent warranty may apply. For details. please contact yourfmnchlsed
Whlrlpool
dlstrlbutor or mllltary exchange.
Tzirlpool
-i
Part No. 1111980
01987 Whirlpool Corporation
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